ALL THE WAY
WE WISH TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR FINE ARTICLE ABOUT THE LATE NCAA NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS ( Ohio State All the Way, March 27). WE ALL FEEL THAT THE ARTICLE WAS WELL WRITTEN, WELL COMPOSED, WELL THOUGHT-OUT AND COMPLETELY INCORRECT.
ED HALL, JIM GOEPPINGER, STU GRAFF, BILL KUEPER, RON MUELLER, JACK KREIMER, BILL NELSON, GEORGE WENDT, DON ORLECK, JERRY FITZGERALD, BILL O'KEEFE, MIKE KEMNER, DON FISCHER, BOB HICKMAN, CHUCK LEVINE
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
Once upon a time a sportswriter named Ray Cave wrote a fairy tale in which he made the same supposedly safe statement as that old Kentucky colonel, Adolph Rupp. But, alas, the tale had an unhappy ending; Ohio State didn't go "all the way" (A Real Barn-burner in Kansas City, April 3).
TED R. LANDIS
Thackeray subtitled his great masterpiece, Vanity Fair, the "Novel Without a Hero." The Cincinnati Bearcats are apparently the basketball champions without an All-America.
J. C. MAISH
As a hockey fan since pro hockey has been in the Garden, I am very interested in your comments on "The Sinkable Admiral John" Bergen (SCORECARD, April 3).
The real trouble with the Rangers is not on the bench; it is at the top. And what the Garden corporation ought to do is to trade the Admiral for a Jack Adams or a Connie Smythe.
Until you get some real hockey brains at the top, you are never going to have a winning hockey team.
DRAKE H. SPARKMAN
New York City
?As president of a firm of naval architects responsible for thousands of championship yachts (Sparkman & Stephens, Inc.), Hockey Fan Sparkman should know something about both winners and admirals.—ED.
The issue of Titanic Thompson's nickname, raised by Hal Speer (19TH HOLE, March 27), was settled some years back by the late John Lardner. And an issue settled by Lardner deserves to stay settled.