FOR SEPT. 7--14, 2015
This is an article from the Sept. 21, 2015 issue
In LEADING OFF: Trading Places, it was noteworthy to see that four of the seven players featured—DeAndre Levy (54), Joe Thomas (73), J.J. Watt (99) and Russell Wilson (3)—are former Badgers. What a testament to the quality of Wisconsin football.
Robert L. Hunt, Madison, Wis.
While reading Love Handles, I could not help but wonder if Steve Rushin would be a tailback or a defensive lineman if he played in the NFL. I really got a (Jim) Kiick out of his piece.
Lee Lambers, Jenison, Mich.
I greatly enjoyed your NFL preview issue, but in predicting the standings, you forecasted 255 wins and 257 losses across the league. That, of course, is mathematically impossible.
Jed Miller, Lakewood, N.J.
In the NFL preview you have the Giants and the Redskins losing to each other on Nov. 29. I realize that both teams may stink, but I don't think they'll both lose the same game.
Everett D. Thomas, Hammond, N.Y.
Alexander Wolff captured the palpable energy, enthusiasm and joy Darryl Dawkins brought to the game of life. The NBA legend's highlights are etched in my brain. Thank you for an obituary worthy of the great Dr. Dunkenstein.
Daniel Feigin, New York City
I'm only 13 years old, but even my hands can tell the difference between a ball that's inflated properly and one that's underinflated and easier to grab. I think judge Richard Berman's decision to overturn Tom Brady's suspension sends the wrong message to young football players like me. Shame on you, Mr. Brady, and shame on you, judge.
Reading your article about how the Patriots treat visiting teams reminded me of another infamous Boston host, storied Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Legend has it he used to turn up the thermostat in the visitors' locker room but shut off the hot water to their showers. Is it something in the water in Beantown?
The Patriots may as well change their team name to the Politicians.
David J. Gross
St. Augustine, Fla.
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