In Peter King's
story on Steelers coach Mike Tomlin (Third Man In, May 21), he says,
" William & Mary ... not many NFL success stories start there." Marv
Levy, the Bills' general manager and former coach, was head coach at W&M.
Former NFL coach Dan Henning played quarterback at W&M. Bobby Ross and Lou
Holtz coached the Tribe early in their careers—Ross as an assistant, Holtz as
head coach. Last season there were 11 position coaches in the NFL who either
played for or coached at William & Mary.
Dave Gildea, Washington, D.C.
They Said It
three full-page ads featuring Derek Jeter in the May 21 issue, I read Rick
Reilly's The Unspoken Truth (LIFE OF REILLY), about sentences he would bet had
never been spoken. Here's another: "No one knows who the Yankees' shortstop
is or what he looks like."
Jerry Chaplin, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
I am almost
positive that the phrase "Darn, there are no tickets available for
tonight's Atlanta Hawks game" was uttered on March 27, 1998. That night I
saw the Hawks play the Bulls in the Georgia Dome, in what was expected to be
Michael Jordan's final game in Atlanta. The game set the NBA attendance record
Josh Pearson, Bainbridge, Ga.
"Hi, Mr. Amaechi, welcome to Hooters" has been heard by me. I worked in
the Orlando Magic ticket department in 1999 when John was with the team. John,
I and several other players went to a Hooters after a game. It was the only
place serving food that late.
Robb T. Falana II, Vero Beach, Fla.
One and Done
" Shaq, you shoot the technical" has in fact been spoken. During a 2001
playoff game against Portland, when the Lakers were pulling away in the fourth
quarter, Phil Jackson sent Shaq to the line. Shaq made the free throw, and the
Staples Center went nuts.
Charles B. Gassner, Valencia, Calif.
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