I am the athletic director at Elmhurst High in Fort Wayne, Ind., and we are currently in the throes of a 63-game football losing streak. I loved the comment that winning and losing are "stuff the adults worry about." Our kids always bounce back and play hard every game.
JULIE HOLLINGSWORTH, Fort Wayne, Ind.
I think Reilly took a cheap shot at De La Salle and its winning streak. Just because the kids at De La Salle are winning every week does not mean they have lost perspective on life, football or being high school lads. Winning is not the only thing at De La Salle. Working together as a team, treating your opponent with respect and having fun are the main ingredients that have created a remarkable legacy. Spend a week or even just a couple of days with the team, and you will see that the streak is merely a by-product of what Coach Bob Ladouceur and his staff teach their kids.
JOE WASHINGTON, San Lorenzo, Calif.
Maybe MLS is "winning America's hearts and minds" as reported in the Oct. 28 SCORECARD, but it has yet to earn legitimacy in SI. The title game was a dramatic sudden-death overtime contest, yet your half-page coverage focused on the finances of the league and had only one sentence about the game. Doesn't a championship game like that warrant more coverage?
MARK FIDLER, Waltham, Mass.