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September 19, 2005
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September 19, 2005


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Lewis Beale, Secaucus, N.J.

Forgiving Coaches

In the Life of Reilly column about Brandon Jackson (Aug 29.), who is awaiting trial on six counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, Rick Reilly writes about coaches who say they just want to help the student when they allow outstanding athletes who have engaged in criminal behavior to compete. I wonder if the Lancaster ( Texas) and Dallas Skyline high school coaches would feel the same way if they had been the ones shot at or pistol-whipped.

Bill Roll, Northumberland, Pa.

Zoning Out

So Steve Rushin thinks it's really special to watch sports on West Coast time (Air and Space, Aug. 29). But here in Honolulu, fully six hours behind the East Coast and three hours behind the West during daylight saving, our NFL football is strictly breakfast and brunch. It's kickoff at 7 a.m. for the early game and 10 a.m. for the "late" game, so there's plenty of time left to enjoy the sunshine. Unless, that is, you want to watch ESPN's Sunday Night Football, which in Hawaii should be called Sunday Early Afternoon Football. Although Monday Night Football is shown delayed on ABC at 6:30 p.m., sneaking away from the office at about 3 p.m. to a sports bar for satellite coverage of the kickoff has been known to happen. Looking for coverage of the British Open? Learn to set that TiVo.

Daniel Kirley, Honolulu

Rushin's next trip should be to Newfoundland. In the easternmost part of North America, Breakfast at Wimbledon is a late brunch, and the second half of Monday Night Football always starts early Tuesday morning.

Aaron Kennedy Quispamsis, New Brunswick

Battle of the Sexes

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