I read with interest your recent account of Tom Fears' reaction to his NFL playoff record for pass reception yardage being broken by Anthony Carter of Minnesota Vikings.
Quoting Tom: "I might still hold the record if the Viking hadn't been throwing all those long bombs in the second half with a 10-point lead. He didn't get my single-game receptions record, though."
For we graybeards who saw Tom Fears set the record for the number of receptions against the Green Bay Packers, we must chuckle. We remember all those three-feet shovel passes he caught behind the line of scrimmage from his UCLA buddy, Bob Waterfield, to ensure the record-breaking day.
Old records never die, do they Tom? They just fade away.
JORDAN M. REIFEL