Reilly, you forgot a stud...yourself.
—CHERI SCHNITKER, Tempe, Ariz.
They Want a Recount
When selecting your all-bowl team, how could you overlook Minnesota's Tellis Redmon ( SI's All-Bowl Team, Jan. 8)? He had 42 carries for 246 yards and two touchdowns. The other two backs you selected had 193 and 109 yards. You can't say you left Redmon off because he didn't help his team win: Texas A&M, which Ja'Mar Toombs plays for, also lost, yet Toombs was chosen for your list.
A.J. EARLEYWINE, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
How could you leave off Freddie Mitchell of UCLA? He caught nine passes, setting a Sun Bowl record of 180 receiving yards. Mitchell was up against Wisconsin cornerback Jamar Fletcher, who won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back.
BILLY BALLAS, Torrance, Calif.
Still a Doubter
Oklahoma stepped all over Florida State (No Doubt about It, Jan. 8)? While the Sooners deserved to win and played well on defense, anyone could see that they got a lot of help from dropped balls and bad passes. This was either team's game until well into the fourth quarter.
FRANK TAVERNA, Lexington, Ky.
Old, Familiar Look
At the start of the Notre Dame-Oregon State game I was rooting for the Beavers (Fiesta Feast, Jan. 8). By the end I was thoroughly disgusted. Dennis Erickson's Oregon State team looked just like his old Miami teams—cocky and undisciplined. The Beavers seemed unable to restrain themselves from taunting their opponents. Too bad.
STEVE RANKIN, Winfield, Kans.
More Hot Bods
Rick Reilly's list of male sportscasters in his Jan. 8 column left out the best looking one of all, Kirk Herbstreit (THE LIFE OF REILLY). Herbstreit does college football on ESPN. Put him in the field, and I think you'd have a unanimous winner.
MELISSA KERR, Middletown, Ohio
a) I was flattered to be included in Rick's wonderful column of Jan. 8.
b) I was horrified to be included in his disturbing column of Jan. 8.
c) I have mixed feelings about his interesting column of Jan. 8. However, I was disappointed to see that not all qualified candidates were mentioned. Apparently Rick has never seen my colleague, golf commentator David Feherty in his festive, red Speedo. Perhaps next year Rick will be fortunate enough to receive Feherty's Christmas card.
CBS/ USA Network Sports
New York City
As a high school senior with an admitted penchant for sportscasters, I was thrilled with (and highly amused by) Reilly's column, especially the inclusion of Dennis Miller and �berbabe Keith Olbermann. But Rick, how could you overlook the equally cerebral and studly Bob Costas?
QUINN COLLARD, Friendswood, Texas