INBOX

March 02, 2015

FOR FEB. 9--16, 2015

I don't know who disgusts me more: Patrick Reed and his wife, Justine, for allegedly demanding that his family be ejected from the grounds at Pinehurst during the 2014 U.S. Open, or the USGA official who saw fit to honor such a spiteful request.

Jeff Renk, Greenville, S.C.

If Russell Wilson had completed the pass to Ricardo Lockette on second-and-goal for a touchdown, everyone would be boasting about how Pete Carroll is a genius. Seattle tried a play and it failed. It's what makes football interesting, no matter which team you're rooting for.

Benjamin Fox, Wyckoff, N.J.

The way the Super Bowl ended reminded me of something Ohio State coach Woody Hayes used to say: "Three things can happen when you throw the football, and two of them are bad."

Dan Shenk, Goshen, Ind.

The photo of Richard Sherman soliciting a handshake from Tom Brady after the Seahawks' heartbreaking defeat in Super Bowl XLIX is evidence that good sportsmanship is alive and well.

Jack W. Waller, Fort Worth

COVER

The Patriots are on to immortality? The hyperbole here is way over the top, considering that the losing coach made arguably the dumbest play call in Super Bowl history, while the winning coach will forever be remembered as a serial cheater.

Rick Moore Mooresville, Ind.

In my book, the quarterback who is on his way to immortality is still the one with five NFL MVP awards: Peyton Manning. If you want to go by championships, the most dominant pro QB ever was Otto Graham, who won four AAFC and three NFL titles between 1946 and '55.

Michael Skebe Arvada, Colo.

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POINT AFTER

While Lee Jenkins offered several reasons why hockey players could be enticed to play at Arizona State, I was sad to see he left out one: education.

Tim Bartlett, Vadnais Heights, Minn.

Correction

Due to a production error, SI ran the incorrect version of a Monster.com ad in a special Super Bowl commemorative issue earlier this month. SI regrets the error.

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