Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sound Off

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sound Off

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This is your chance to sound off on sports events and issues in the St. Louis area and across the nation. And don't be afraid to face off with our columnists.

Please keep your letters brief and include your name, address and daytime phone number. You can write us or fax us. Send your opinions to: SOUND OFF Post-Dispatch Sports 900 North Tucker Boulevard St. Louis, Mo. 63101 or fax us: (314) 340-3070. Anger Over Browns

Isn't it obvious why Art Modell wants to move the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore? As with most NFL owners, he was blessed with one of the largest egos known to mankind. Just like Bill Bidwill, he feels he just hasn't been getting the respect he "deserves" from his longtime hometown. After trying desperately to stop the Rams from moving to St. Louis to preserve the "integrity" of the game, Mr. Modell saw Georgia Frontiere gain the love and admiration of St. Louis. And the ego of Art Modell wants the same thing from football-starved Baltimore. Steve Mabry, Ballwin

I was disgusted by the behavior of the governor of Maryland and his group, along with Mr. Modell and his group, at the televised announcement of their formal agreement. Here were grown men laughing . . . over the success of their "secret" deal. Their insensitive gloating over their "stealing" another city's team was appalling.

I will never forget the sight of Lou Groza, a great former Cleveland Browns player, so choked with emotion and close to tears that he was unable to continue his remarks on this sad state of affairs for the Cleveland Browns. Mary Jeanne Wilson, Eastlake, Ohio Turn On Big Eight Football

How can your journalists or the TV journalists justify the pathetic, insulting and abysmal coverage of Big Eight football and then turn around and seek support for the Big 12 title game? St. Louis chose air the Northwestern-Purdue (game) on ABC instead of . . . Colorado vs. Kansas State, who happen to be in the Big Eight and will be contenders in the Big 12. Bill Dreiling, St. Louis Get Real, Mizzou Fans

Numerous readers have expressed support for the Missouri University football program - saying the University is committed to winning, give Coach Smith more time. The reporting is biased, this is a young team, the coach has taken teams to the Rose Bowl. The only way this football program will go to a bowl game is with a paid admission. Mel Heinkel, St. Louis Let's Keep Blues Tradition

As a Blues season-ticket holder, I have been going to games for a few years, and I have one question: When did we become Dallas? I'm referring to the music after the Blues score, which is now the "Hey" song. "When the Blues Go Marchin' In" is almost an afterthought. I realize that to please fans you have to stay current, but there is also something to be said for traditions, which "marchin' in" most certainly is. …

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