I was surprised
when you did not feature Florida on one of your college football preview's six
regional covers: We all know the success that Urban Meyer has had in his second
seasons at previous jobs. After Florida's win (Urban Renewal, Jan. 15),
however, I realized the SI jinx is still alive and kicking. Thanks for leaving
off the Gators!
Eric Fabian, Ocala, Fla.
So if Florida
beat "The Best. Period," as you called Ohio State on your Nov. 27
cover, does that mean the Gators are now "The Best. Exclamation
Daniel Stallsmith, Huntersville, N.C.
I have one regret
about Florida's victory: Afterward I didn't get to see the looks on the faces
of everyone who said the Gators didn't deserve to be in the title game.
Pat Leonard, Bronx, N.Y.
Am I the only one
to appreciate the wonderful irony of the Ohio State marching band's depiction
of the sinking Titanic during their halftime show?
Al Anderson, Columbia, S.C.
correctly observed that instead of blitzing, "the Gators were helped by
Ohio State's bullheaded determination to stay in its base defense." You
could have also stated that despite early success on the ground, the Buckeyes
abandoned the run with plenty of time left in the game. With coaching like this
anyone could have defeated Ohio State, and anyone did.
Paul Szymanowski, Curtice, Ohio
weapon was its color scheme—at University of Phoenix Stadium, blue and orange
always trumps red. Witness Boise State's victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta
Bowl, a week before Florida beat Ohio State in the BCS Championship Game. And
in the previous game played at that stadium, two weeks before the Fiesta Bowl,
the Denver Broncos won their game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Ted Hansen, Gilbert, Ariz.
commissioner Tim Finchem, in his foolish crusade to create the hype garnered by
other sports and their playoff chases with his FedEx Cup (The New Rules, Jan.
15), has forgotten the true essence of professional golf. Unlike other sports,
golf isn't primarily about a season; it is about the event at hand. His
predecessors capitalized on the major tournaments, which were neither created
for—or became great because—they were part of a season.
Marc Svendsen, Littleton, Colo.