If I were the "whip-smart, well-read" Costas, surely I could come up with more of a TV sports outrage than someone proclaiming his faith.
—MIKE RENFRO, Dallas
Meet Me in St. Louis
The story on Rams quarterback Kurt Warner was timely, but I get the feeling that everyone has forgotten about Trent Green (Holy Smokes, Oct. 18). He was 11 for 11 before getting injured in St. Louis's exhibition game against San Diego. That proves the Rams' receivers can make any quarterback look great. With Isaac Bruce, Marshall Faulk, Az-Zahir Hakim and Tony Holt, all you have to do is run the plays and throw a catchable ball.
JESSE DANIELS, East Alton, Ill.
Not only must Warner be thankful to God, but he is also in debt to the Chargers' Rodney Harrison for taking out former starting quarterback Green that August night.
JORGE ELIAS, Calexico, Calif.
Once again, St. Louis sports fans are privileged because they have a special human being playing at the top of his game. Only this time it's not Mark McGwire. Warner is a man who wasn't supposed to make it in the NFL but did so because of his undying faith. Thank you for not making light of that fact in the article and also for answering the question: Where are all the role models in sports? They're playing in St. Louis.
JORGE TUMIALAN, St. Louis
I'm fed up with these holier-than-thou, born-again athletes. If the Lord has something special in mind for the Rams, what does He have in mind for the rest of the teams competing in the NFC West?
JEFF JACKSON, Tucson
What Public Interest?
Regarding the future of NFL football in Los Angeles, the key is getting the American people to understand that there is no public benefit from the investment of tax dollars in professional sports facilities (SCORECARD, Oct. 18). Our tax dollars should be used for the good of all citizens, not just to benefit a very wealthy few. If NFL owners want to have a team based in Los Angeles, they can use the $700 million Houston franchise fee to buy the land and build a new stadium.
MIKE WEINBERG, Napa, Calif.
Shocking as this may be to the people in Houston, Cleveland, Buffalo, San Francisco and Washington, the Los Angeles public does not believe the city to be deprived without NFL football. More specifically, the public doesn't feel compelled to subsidize an organization featuring overpaid players and laughingstocks like the last two Los Angeles NFL franchise owners, Georgia Frontiere and Al Davis.
DAVID PEREL, Los Angeles
Barbs for Bob
So what if Mark Brunell thinks the prayers of his teammates are being affirmed (AIR AND SPACE, Oct. 18). Someone stuck a microphone in his face and he gave a heartfelt response. Bob Costas should lighten up.
WES SMITH, Tulsa
I find it ironic that Steve Rushin praises Costas for refusing "to speak of other people with contempt or disgust" in the same article in which Costas mocks Christian athletes like Brunell.
ALLEN TELGENHOF, Charlevoix, Mich.
Sure Hands People
Your list of the top 10 receiving tandems (INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL, Oct. 25) did not include one of the best pairs. Kwame Cavil and Ryan Nunez lead the potent Texas passing attack, which ranked No. 13 in the nation after the Longhorns' first 11 games. With 85 catches and six touchdowns, Cavil is among the country's best at his position, and Nunez is a strong second with 53 catches and three touchdowns.
KEVIN POLI, Austin