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September 27, 2004
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September 27, 2004


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I am not at all disappointed in our relay teams' results (Sticks and Groans, Sept. 6). I am disappointed in too many athletes trying to repeat Joe Namath's guarantee of victory yet falling short on delivery. If they would swallow their pride, get out there and just do it, fans would be as proud of them for their victories and less disappointed in their defeats.

Danny Gonzalez, La Quinta, Calif.

What does the ultimate athlete and sportsman have to do to get on the cover of SI? Cael Sanderson was slighted again by receiving only a small mention of his continued remarkable accomplishments as a wrestler (Another Streak Begins, Sept. 6). You not only failed to place him on the cover when he completed his undefeated collegiate career, but now you also missed the opportunity for a makeup call.

Norman Martin, North Canton, Ohio

The Devil You Don't Know

While I agree that John Schuerholz has done a wonderful job as the Atlanta Braves G.M., he is not the longest-tenured general manager in the four major pro sports. That distinction belongs to Lou Lamoriello, who has been the general manager of the NHL's New Jersey Devils since 1987--88. During that time the Devils have won three Stanley Cups.

Mike McDarby, Westfield, N.J.

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