Jeter is a wonderful person, a super player, but he isn't even close to Joe D.
GAVRIEL RALBAG, Brooklyn
This Guy Can Coach
All my life I've been a Pacers fan, so naturally I've hated the Knicks (The Last Laugh, Oct. 30). After S.L. Price's article about Jeff Van Gundy, I can't help but like the guy. But let it be known, I still hate the Knicks.
DAVE TELLMANN, Springboro, Ohio
I was pleased to see the prediction in your basketball preview issue that the Milwaukee Bucks will make it to the Eastern Conference finals (Scouting Reports, Oct. 30). However, saying that Glenn Robinson could be dealt if he continues to nap on defense is insane. Robinson is the game's best midrange shooter, able to create and can shots in spaces smaller than phone booths. He's no Gary Payton on defense, but he's gotten better, and he hustles.
ERIK SCHMUDLACH, Cross Plains, Wis.
Not So Fast, Dr. Z
Paul Zimmerman's list of the 10 greatest fullbacks (Dr. Z's Top 10 Fullbacks, Oct. 30) should have included Rick Casares (above) of the 1955 to '64 Bears. Casares's desire, determination and versatility made him the equal of the best. He and Alan Ameche of the Baltimore Colts should have been on the list in place of Cookie Gilchrist, who didn't play long enough, and Daryl Johnston, who did little except block.
WILLIAM H. IBE, Wilmette, Ill.