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September 28, 2015

FOR SEPT. 14, 2015

While the excerpt from Suzy Favor Hamilton's book inspired a positive message about bipolar disorder diagnosis and acceptance, it missed a key point. When she writes that her self-described "new purpose" in life is to encourage others "to live for yourself," Favor Hamilton fails to acknowledge that living only for herself may have been a major contributor to her extreme difficulties and erratic lifestyle.

Dov Pinchot, Skokie, Ill.

On her supposed road to recovery, Favor Hamilton writes a salacious, tell-all book about her thrilling adventures as a Las Vegas prostitute, bringing further attention and humiliation to her family. And we are to believe this is all just an effort to help other people with bipolar disorder? Spare us.

Roger Booth, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

COVER

Isn't it interesting that in the same week you printed an article questioning the Patriots' tactics, the headsets of the visiting Steelers' coaches malfunction during the game? Coincidence?

Jim Lavold, Wauwatosa, Wis.

SCORECARD P. 20

I found it curious that in the graphic explaining why average attendance is down at college football games, the survey did not include one obvious contributing factor: needing to study.

Dan Treber, Upland, Ind.

SCORECARD P. 25

In making the case for a running back like LSU's Leonard Fournette for Heisman, you [like the record books] failed to include Barry Sanders's 222 rushing yards in the 1988 Holiday Bowl. His true Heisman season total was 2,850 yards.

Del Lemon, Austin, Texas

While looking at the LEADING OFF photo of BYU receiver Mitch Mathews's catching a winning TD pass against Nebraska, I wondered: When a Mormon school throws up a last-play prayer, is it called a Hail Joseph (Smith) instead of a Hail Mary?

John Tidd, Morrisville, Pa.

I was interested to read in the magazine that Scott Boras wants Mets ace Matt Harvey to be shut down after 180 innings. Unless I'm mistaken, I believe he is still agent Scott Boras, not Dr. Scott Boras.

Carl Allamanno, San Leandro, Calif.

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