The Detroit Shock wins the WNBA championship, and all it merits from your magazine is a paragraph and a small photo (SCORECARD, Sept. 18). After 10 years of women leaping to the fore in a sport too often dominated by egotistical, endorsement-driven characters, they should have gotten more exposure. What a shame that fans of this growing sport—especially young girls—still have to deal with the short shrift the WNBA gets from the media and the countless purists out there who aren't able to appreciate the physical and distinctive differences that women bring to basketball.
Nelson Davis, Rutherford, N.J.
School of Thought
It's very interesting that the Duke lacrosse team has adopted the motto Succisa Virescit (Cut down, it grows again) as they emerge from the turmoil of the events that cost them the 2006 season (SCORECARD, Sept. 18). It is also the motto of Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J., which has provided Duke with accomplished players from its successful program. The virtues and character taught by the Benedictine Monks of Delbarton are embodied in the motto. Yes, graduates of Delbarton have been implicated in the events at Duke, whatever they may truly be, but it is heartening to know that the young men in the Duke program, cut down in their quest for success last season, will rebound and grow again by following this invaluable guiding principle.
Robert E. Farrell, Florham Park, N.J.
Rick Reilly forgot one body part in his Body Parts Hall of Fame and Diner (LIFE OF REILLY, Sept. 18): Greg Ostertag of the Utah Jazz donated one of his kidneys to his sister Amy in 2002. Greg then became the first NBA player to compete after donating an organ.
Will Hadley, Salt Lake City
Great museum, Rick, but you failed to mention the largest room, the one for the Arms and Legs of Pro Sport Fans. That's what we have to pay to get a decent seat at most sporting events.
Michelle W. Larson, Union, Mo.
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