Though I'm a Cubs
fan, I am nominating the Rockies (Rocktoberfest, Oct. 15) for Sportsmen of the
Year—not because of their winning streak but because the team voted to give a
full share of their postseason money to the family of Mike Coolbaugh, the minor
league coach who was killed when struck by a foul ball (SI, Sept. 24). That is
Jonathan Davis, Oklahoma City
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I can appreciate
James Carville's love for LSU football (PLAYERS, Oct. 15), but his constant
need to bash Michigan is beyond laughable. When you compare the football
programs in regard to national championships ( Michigan 11, LSU 2), conference
championships ( Michigan 42, LSU 13), alltime wins ( Michigan 867, LSU 687) and
consecutive bowl seasons ( Michigan 32, LSU 7), it becomes obvious that Carville
is a wee bit of a homer.
Matt Velthouse, Byron Center, Mich.
After all the time
Carville spent trashing Michigan, wouldn't it be ironic if the talk about LSU
coach Les Miles returning to his alma mater after this season to coach the
Wolverines actually came true?
Michael F. McCarthy, Atlanta
his dream BCS scenario of LSU losing a game by one point and being left out of
the BCS title game, thus sparking justifiable outrage among LSU fans. Maybe
someone should remind Carville that almost that exact scenario happened just
last year—to Michigan, which lost by three points to top-ranked Ohio State.
Brian Soble, Highland Park, Ill.
A Hard Turn
Tim Layden's story
on Marion Jones's admission of using steroids (PLAYERS, Oct. 15) was entitled
Disgrace Jones. Let's try to keep things in perspective. It is hard to believe
that Jones was alone among her competitors in using steroids. While her past
drug use deserves condemnation, her decision to confess, which she knew would
have personal and financial consequences, deserves at least some praise. It is
a difficult thing for someone in her position to do, and not many others
Simon Lester, Wellington, Fla.