Philly didn't know what a bargain they got in Jeff Garcia. But why could he come up big for them (Armed and Dangerous, Jan. 8) but not for the Browns? Who was responsible? One possible answer: the coordinator who trusted his gut and signed an old friend. But I say Garcia was because he not only trusted himself but also put his trust in the offensive unit.
Phil Baer, Westerville, Ohio
I agree with Nunyo Demasio's well-written piece that Marvin Harrison is one of the best receivers in NFL history (The Marvelous and Mysterious Marvin Harrison, Jan. 8). But the best? I believe that distinction belongs to Jerry Rice.
Jonathan Gault, Bedford, Mass.
How refreshing to read about Marvin Harrison. In a constantly in-your-face sport, the Colts' Harrison proves that you are measured by results and conduct, not end zone dances. See you in Canton, Mr. Harrison.
Chris DaRin, Dewitt, N.Y.
I enjoyed Michael Farber's article on Denis Savard and the Chicago Blackhawks ( Chicago Hope, Jan. 8). Having grown up a Blackhawks fan, I think Denis wrongfully criticizes himself for being "too creative." His creativity produced a respectable string of playoff runs in the 1980s and now seems to be injecting some life into a franchise long overdue to hoist hockey's highest honor. We hung his jersey in the rafters because we knew he was something special. He has never disappointed.
Jeff Adam, Munster, Ind.
Everyone seems to be making a huge deal about Bobby Knight's reaching 880 wins (SCORECARD, Jan. 8), but he is not the alltime-winningest coach. Tennessee's Pat Summit has the record (at 932 as of Sunday, and counting).
Lauren Luster, Kingsport, Tenn.
Call to Arms