The BCS is far from perfect, but it is not based just on computers. It combines the judgment of knowledgeable humans with some objective facts. We started the season with the BCS and must end with it.
RUSS MARTIN, Norman, Okla.
If whining were factored into the BCS, USC would unquestionably be No. 1.
GENE ARNOT, Albuquerque
Anyone who thinks that the human polls are not as flawed as the computer polls probably still believes that professional athletes do not use steroids.
STEVE SHEA, Chicago
BCS? One letter too many.
KEN ALLAN, Diamond Bar, Calif.
Put BCS in big letters on your cover. Use the jinx for a good purpose.
KEVIN COLBURN, Bethesda, Md.
Is it true that Saddam was wearing a BCS T-shirt when he was captured?
SCOTT KEENEY, Albany, Ore.
A Plug for Mario
Someday the world outside Pittsburgh will learn that no hockey player who skates with Mario Lemieux can maintain his high level of play once he leaves Pittsburgh. What's the Deal with Jaromir Jagr? (Dec. 15) reminded me that Jaromir's stats—like those of Rob Brown, Alexei Kovalev and Kevin Stevens-declined when he no longer had Lemieux to feed him. As Luc Robitaille once said of Mario's teammates: "A fire hydrant could score 40 goals playing on Lemieux's line."
BEEJ GEFSKY, Los Angeles