To the Editors of the Crimson:
I am eternally infuriated by Sports Illustrated. Who gave their editorial board the right to foist their ideals of perfection into a mass-circulated weekly that eventually ends up on the coffee tables of America's impressionable populace? Are we all supposed to look and act like that? I am appalled by their narrow-minded and restrictive vision and perception.
It is truly unbelievable. Pete Rose, Julius Irving, Wayne Gretzky...the list of magnificent athletes is endless. Weekly, I am presented with the myopic American ideal of excellence: sweaty, scantily clad individuals, almost exclusively men, in various stages of exertion. Thank God for the swimsuit issue. For those of us who were consistently chosen last in grade-school kickball and who crawled through the Presidential Physical Fitness test, it is a welcome, yet brief, respite from fifty-one weeks of pornography. Michael A. Snyder '87