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February 02, 2015

FOR JAN. 19, 2015

Many Giants fans endured the franchise's terrible records in the 1970s without resorting to becoming Cowboys fans. The reward has been four Super Bowl championships. Such lack of loyalty by New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaks volumes.

Jack Richard Vivona, Damascus, Md.

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The real answer to Oregon's loss lies in the lack of any green or yellow on its uniforms. The Ducks' only other loss this season was to Arizona on Oct. 2 when they wore pink, black and silver.

Elayne Golden, Venice, Fla.

Urban Meyer did one heck of a coaching job in beating Alabama and then walloping Oregon in the championship. However, he failed to show any type of sportsmanship by allowing the Buckeyes to score another touchdown when they were already up by 15 points with 30 seconds left against the Ducks.

Macy Brown, Madison, Ala.

COVER

Congratulations, Ohio State! For a while it seemed as if the playoff selection committee was determined to keep the Buckeyes out of the championship game. But in the end, look who was wearing the glass slipper.

Stephen A. Silver

San Francisco

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So Nick Young, the Lakers' second leading scorer, is shooting less than 40% and averaging just 14.1 points? No wonder L.A. is in the toilet.

Terry Griner

Spokane

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POINT AFTER

Steve Rushin's column looking back on champions of 2015 left out one: A thoroughbred appropriately named Unbelievable, who became the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

Jack W. Walker

Aledo, Texas

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