When I signed up to go on-line, I vowed I would never buy anything through the Internet. After reading the excerpts from Rushin's book Road Swing, though, I couldn't log on fast enough to order a copy. Thanks for a wonderful article.
Ron D'Avis, Glendora, Calif.
What a trip! Rushin would make Jack Kerouac proud.
Raymond M. Brown, Baldwin, Md.
One More Big Hitter
I believe one very big hitter was overlooked on your "Top 10 Heavy Hitters" list in the Oct. 19 issue (INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL). He's David Stroshine the 6'2", 225-pound outside linebacker with 4.5 speed for Division 1-AA Weber State. Stroshine is known as the Silent Assassin because of his quiet nature and bone-crunching hits. I have never witnessed a player who plays each down with such tenacity.
P. Hazel, Ogden, Utah
Over the Top
Rick Reilly's criticism of Kerry Collins goes beyond the pale (SCORECARD, Oct. 19). Giving up a job as a starting quarterback in the NFL raises questions, but to equate it with cowardice at Omaha Beach is inappropriate and misguided.
Dean W. Cramer, Fort Dodge, Iowa
Hey, Kerry, you get to do what millions of people have dreamed about, play in the NFL. Now that you've made it, how can you say your heart isn't in it anymore? With that attitude, I hope to see you someday standing in an unemployment line, because that's what you deserve.
Greg Russell, South Burlington, Vt.
Let's Get This Straight
The item titled " O'Donnell's Revenge" told of Neil O'Donnell's leading the Bengals to victory over the Steelers three years after Pittsburgh had chosen Kordell Stewart, instead of O'Donnell, to play quarterback (INSIDE THE NFL, Oct. 19). How soon we forget. O'Donnell, then a free agent, rejected the Steelers after his bizarre performance in Super Bowl XXX against the Dallas Cowboys. Pittsburgh offered him a reported $18.75 million over five years to stay. O'Donnell turned down the deal and went to the Jets for more money.
Bob Marchinetti, Owings Mill, Md.