It's not unreasonable to think that Boston deserved even more players than the 12 it has on the list. For example, how can Dennis Johnson and K.C. Jones not make the top 50 when a certain fifth-year center who makes a habit of being swept from the playoffs does? Why can't people accept the fact that the Celtics have had more great players than any other team?
CURTIS SMITH, Fort Wayne, Ind.
I enjoyed Tim Layden's article about Charles Woodson of Michigan and other two-way players in college football (Double Threat, Nov. 18), and I want to point out that probably the best two-way, single-game performance was that of the "original" Woodson—that's Rod, Pro Bowl cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In his last game at Purdue, a 17-15 victory over archrival Indiana on Nov. 22, 1986, Rod (above) racked up the following stats: 93 yards rushing on 15 carries, 67 yards receiving on three receptions, 10 tackles, one fumble caused, one pass broken up, 46 yards gained on two kick returns and 30 yards gained on three punt returns. He was on the field for more than 80% of all plays.
MIKE ADAMS, Bloomington, Ill.