After reading Rick Reilly's terribly cruel and ruthless article about Los Angeles, I couldn't stop laughing for hours. Shame on both of us.
—TERRY HERRINGTON JR., Dallas
Proposed Roster Changes
I was disappointed by the absence of one player from your college football alltime team: Barry Sanders (Team of the Century, Aug. 16). As a junior in 1988 at Oklahoma State, he won the Heisman Trophy playing for a team that seldom appeared on television, and during his career he broke or tied 24 NCAA records.
JOHN BALDWIN, Connellsville, Pa.
You left off two of the greatest college quarterbacks: Jim McMahon and Steve Young from Brigham Young.
STEVE SCHMUTZ, Kaysville, Utah
Not including Archie Manning is ridiculous.
BOB MIMS, Memphis
Tom Harmon, Michigan 1938-40, was a superb two-way, triple-threat back who dominated most games, no matter the opponent.
DAVID W. CARTER
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Not so much as an honorable mention for two of the game's alltime best defensive tackles, Jerome Brown and Russell Maryland of Miami?
DEREK SMITHERS, Bellbrook, Ohio
How in heaven's name does Jim Thorpe, All-America, AP greatest athlete of the first half of the 20th century and single-handed slayer of the likes of Army and Notre Dame, rate second to anyone on defense, let alone Nile Kinnick?
KARL GINTER, Carlisle, Pa.
How could you leave off Texas Christian's Bob Lilly?
CLARENCE E. CANAFAX, San Antonio
To leave Tom Osborne off the coaching staff is laughable. Either you haven't been watching college football for the last 25 years, or a 255-49 record, 13 conference titles won or shared, and three national championships don't mean much to you.
CHRIS SWEARINGEN, Lincoln, Neb.
Legend Before His Time
LaVar Arrington may be one of the most talented players ever to put on pads at Penn State, but being talented and being one of the Nittany Lions' best ever are two different things (Say It's So, Joe, Aug. 16). Let's wait for him to play his junior season before he's mentioned in the same breath with Jack Ham.
BILL KESSLER, Seattle