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October 01, 2007
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As a Miami alumnus, I applaud Shannon's ascent from a tragic and traumatic childhood, but what I find troubling is that he has four children from three women, and those children are not an everyday part of his "compartmentalized" life. I would gladly accept a mediocre football team coached by someone who could teach a generation of Miami players that the most important mission in life is to be a constant, daily, in-house presence in the lives of your children.
Chandler Dora, Tampa

I don't know whether to be in awe of Shannon for all that he has dealt with or to pity him for a life that seems devoid of emotion.
Lonnie Burstein, Studio City, Calif.

Tim Dandy

Rick Reilly's enjoyable column on Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield (LIFE OF REILLY, Sept. 10) left me feeling that SI could easily do a follow-up on what a class act Wakefield is. When he was left off the Red Sox' 1999 playoff roster, he didn't engage in the crying or whining you would have heard from most players. Start, middle relief, close—as the ultimate team player he's done it all without complaint. He is heavily involved, with little fanfare, in charities in Boston and in his home state of Florida. only a guy as respected as Wakefield could give up a home run to Aaron Boone to end the 2003 ALCS and not be run out of town by the usually unforgiving Boston fans.
Greg Colwell, East Bridgewater, Mass.


A PLAYERS story in the Aug. 27 issue on couples in pro volleyball showed a photo of Priscilla Lima instead of Angela Lewis. Here is Lewis, with fianc� Anthony Medel.

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