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I thoroughly enjoyed Michael Silver's article on Ronnie Brown and Cadillac Williams (From Auburn to the NFL, May 2), two talented, humble, team-oriented stars. My only concern, after following their careers at Auburn, is that they do not have enough tattoos or the proper end-zone antics to succeed in the NFL.
John E. Baum
After reading your appraisal of the Broncos' draft (Winners and Losers, May 2), I had mixed feelings. I agree that Denver made poor selections, especially Maurice Clarett, but if the Broncos want to address their running back situation, they should take their usual approach: 1) Put in a no-name back; 2) Have him rush for 1,000 yards; 3) Let him go after two seasons; 4) Repeat.
Dan Smilowitz, Katonah, N.Y.
I'm glad that the Miami Heat read The Questions with Richard Jefferson (SI Players, May 2). Jefferson complained that the first round of the NBA playoffs was too long and should last only five games. The Heat did one better for him--they made the first round four games.
Thank you, Austin Murphy, for your fine coverage of the Tour de Georgia (Get on My Wheel, May 2). Although we will lose Lance Armstrong, cycling's greatest competitor, at the close of this year's Tour de France, it was wonderful to read about his heir apparent. I hope Team Discovery's Tom Danielson can help keep America's interest in cycling alive.