Yes, but Are Old Rivalries Always the Best Rivalries?

Apparently, Bill Plaschke [Dec. 2] seems to be preoccupied with the AFL rivalries of years past. The Detroit Lions have several authentic rivalries that make his picks pale by comparison. Detroit has been playing Chicago and Green Bay since 1930, twice a year. These are certainly better than Atlanta vs. New Orleans. Next time, look in the record book to find out a little about NFL history.

DOUG S. PRIESTAP

Anaheim

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You must have awfully young writers. Here are the authentic great NFL rivalries:

1. Green Bay vs. Chicago.

2. Chicago vs. Detroit.

3. Detroit vs. Green Bay.

4. New York Giants vs. Philadelphia.

5. Rams vs. San Francisco.

PETE FREEMAN

La Habra

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