THE ARGUMENT made in John Brain's column (Other Voices, Nov. 15), questioning the worthiness of jousting as the state sport certainly adds fuel to the controversy about which sport represents Maryland's interests. Many Marylanders have never seen or participated in jousting and probably never will.
Duckpin bowling is apparently enjoyed by many. To my knowledge, bowling alleys permit smoking. Is it really proper to even consider bowling for the state sport, when many of the "athletes" smoke while actually performing the sport?
Field lacrosse has been played in Maryland since 1878. Recognized as America's first sport, lacrosse has brought much national recognition to the Free State. In 110 years, Maryland colleges and universities -- the Naval Academy, St. John's, the University of Maryland College Park and Johns Hopkins -- have won or shared the national intercollegiate lacrosse championship over 70 times. Hopkins even sent its 1928 and 1932 teams to the Olympics.