I enjoyed your article on Chris Kluwe (The Vikings' Punter Is a Troll Rogue Named Loate), one of the most original players in the NFL. However, I feel as though one small correction needs to be made. As a troll in World of Warcraft, Kluwe would not be fighting many orcs as stated in your story's subhead. The trolls and the largest orc tribe in Warcraft are politically aligned, so they are not enemies.
Bryant Brookover, Sagamore Hills, Ohio
Chris Ballard's heart-wrenching story about the Williamsport (Md.) High baseball team (Mourning Glory) is a perfect example of how sports can be about so much more than a game. In the hands of the right coach and players, it can often be cathartic to an entire community and provide much-needed healing for those who are suffering tremendous grief.
November 5, 2012
Dave Hook, Bakersfield
While I understood the baseball angle of your Williamsport story, I thought more should have been written about the impact Samantha Kelly's death had on her athletic teams at Williamsport High. Like Brendon Colliflower and Nick Adenhart, Samantha was a star athlete. She was captain of the girls' varsity tennis team and was first-team all-county in 2010 and '11 in volleyball. While the baseball team's championship run was surely fantastic and a great source of inspiration, the legacy Samantha left was also worth a mention.
Steve Tosh, Cincinnati
A Great Disappointment
In the aftermath of the fall of Lance Armstrong (A Massive Fraud Now More Fully Exposed), the past few weeks have been devastating to every fan and every believer who considered him to be one of the greatest athletes and survivors of all time. Rather than basking in USADA's euphoria because Armstrong was finally exposed and brought down, many of us who for so long looked to Armstrong for hope and inspiration are just plain sad and confused.
Laura Dadagian-O'Rourke, Marion, Mass.
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THE HONEY BADGER
Of these remaining unbeatens, which team has impressed you the most—Alabama, Kansas State, Notre Dame or Oregon?
Don Perkins Jr: Collin Klein and Kansas State. Bill Snyder is an excellent coach, and he has these guys playing to their maximum potential.
Teddy Burke: No question it's Oregon. The Ducks' offense is unstoppable, and De'Anthony Thomas is running like a Boss. Although, I have to admit, Klein has impressed me a lot.
Nathan Williams: Oregon is overrated. They haven't played anyone, and they'll be exposed when they play USC.
Jamison Edward: K-State. Three years ago they were an easy win for a lot of schools in the Big 12. Now they're in the championship hunt, and Klein may be up for the Heisman.
Charlie Walker: Definitely Oregon. They are simply unreal. You can be home watching their game, get up to go to the fridge, come back, and they've scored 14 more points. That team can put up 50 on most teams.
Darryl Smith: Notre Dame. No one thought the Fighting Irish would be as good as they've been so far this season.
Bubba O'Neal: K-State has definitely been the most impressive. Notre Dame's offense just isn't good enough to win a championship.
Evan Foster: Hands down K-State. That being said, I think Alabama is the best team in the nation.
Calvin Chesler: I expected Alabama and Oregon to do as well as they have so far. But K-State coming from the Big 12 is a surprise and desperately needed for that conference.
John Kincade (@JohnKincade): Put the teams 'Bama has beaten up against the teams that Notre Dame and Kansas State have beaten. Then explain how 'Bama is supposed to have a better résumé.
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