I hope Kareem finds that teaching the game to eager students is more rewarding than having a highly paid babysitting position in the NBA.
—Matthew May, Birmingham, Mich.
How can you exclude Louisiana State senior running back Kevin Faulk from your list of Top 10 Record Breakers (INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL, Dec. 7)? He's the alltime leader in rushing for the Tigers, with 4,557 yards, and the Southeastern Conference's career leader in touchdowns (53) and all-purpose yards (6,833).
Joseph Auzenne, Carencro, La.
Dry-eyed in Connecticut
Please spare me Leigh Montville's tears (SCORECARD, Nov. 30). I lived in Boston for seven years and watched the Boston Patriots play at Fenway Park, Boston College Alumni Stadium and Harvard Stadium. They were forced to move to Foxboro and change their name to the New England Patriots because Boston and Massachusetts political and business leaders would not facilitate construction of a stadium in Boston, where we all knew it should have been. Don't blame owner Bob Kraft for moving. Give Connecticut the credit it is due for stepping up and making a new stadium a reality after 38 years of Massachusetts futility.
Daniel E. Kleinman, Farmington, Conn.
So what else is new when greed rules? Bob Kraft couldn't care less about long-suffering fans. He wanted a deal that puts big dollars in his pocket—and got it from Connecticut.
Lyle Cazel, Glenview, Ill.
I was impressed by your article on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's first coaching job (Buffalo Soldier, Nov. 30). People can say what they want about Kareem's having a bad attitude, but what he is doing for those high school players in Whiteriver is incredible. He has set out to do what few NBA superstars have done: sacrifice glamour and money for the love of basketball.
Joshua Ramsey, Chandler, Ariz.
Although Kareem was aloof as a player, he is showing that he will be a friendly and motivating coach to his players. I hope NBA general managers and college athletic directors will change their opinion of him and give him the chance to coach at a higher level.
Terry Trumbull, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Some Consistency, Please
Randy Moss is an exceptionally talented individual and is proving that fact week by week (SCORECARD, Nov. 30). But, please, enough of the snide references to teams that passed on him in the draft. This is a guy who had a well-publicized record as a thug and a drug user. Dick Vermeil has been lambasted for tolerating Lawrence Phillips's behavior after the Rams took him, but the Vikings and Denny Green are geniuses for taking Moss?
Kevin Lund, Los Angeles
Bernie's the Boss
While Bernie Williams may never hit 40 home runs and may never get elected to start an All-Star Game because he plays the same position as Ken Griffey Jr., I find it harsh to compare him with Joey Cora (Market Swing, Nov. 30). The last time I checked, the goal of every baseball season is to win a World Series ring. Williams has won two in three years. Despite the great year McGwire and Sosa had, I'm willing to guess that each of them would trade his home run record for a chance at a ring.
Brian Lange, Charlottesville, Va.
In implying that the Yankees did fine when Williams wasn't in the lineup, you wrote that New York was 21-10 (.677) without him. That means it was 104-40 (.722) with him.
Jon D. Rimmer, Butler, N.J.
Sacramento State's Charles Roberts ran for 2,260 yards this season to break the Division I-AA single-season rushing record previously held by Butler's Arnold Mickens (INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL, Dec. 7). In fact, only two Division I running backs have rushed for more yards in a season than Roberts has: Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders (2,628 in 1988) and USC's Marcus Allen (2,342 in 1981).
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