Upon hearing of Bo Jackson's choice of baseball over football
(Bo's Not One To Go With The Flow, July 14), there are many who had
this reaction: What a waste.
LANNY R. MIDDINGS
San Ramon, Calif.
After reading about Bo Jackson's decision, I thought to myself,
Why don't they leave the poor guy alone? His decision to play 5 to
10 years of baseball rather than football doesn't surprise me. I
think the main reason people are outraged at his decision has to do
with media coverage. Let's face it. How many times have we seen Bo
stroke a double or lift one out of the stadium for a home run,
compared with the times we've seen him run through the line for a
touchdown? Let's all settle down and wish the best for Bo.
Sioux City, Iowa
As a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I'm beginning to think the
more I know of Bo Jackson the happier I am he chose baseball.
Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Bo Jackson, shame on you! How could you do this to us football
fans? I wish you luck with your baseball career, but you would have
had a very successful one in the NFL. As a fan, Bo, I say come back
to football. That's where you belong.
I feel Douglas Looney's story was too negative. It almost seemed
as though Bo was under investigation for something. With drugs and
gambling running rampant in sports, Bo Jackson's story is refreshing.
Maybe, just maybe, Bo likes baseball more than he likes football.
DAVID M. GOUGER
Regarding the picture caption on page 37: Which Auburn vs.
Tennessee game did you attend last September? At the one I saw, the
only speed and the only power that Bo demonstrated was the speed with
which he removed himself from the game when Auburn rapidly fell
behind and the power over the coaching staff he showed by staying out
of the losing cause for the remainder of the game.
This is an article from the July 28, 1986 issue