I laughed when my
Oct. 2 SI arrived just as I was leaving to visit my orthopedic surgeon. In an
ill-advised act of Steelers fanaticism, while watching the game I broke my hand
punching the floor. My subtitle to your headline is, EVEN THE FANS FEEL THE
PAIN. (For others similarly afflicted, drywall is more forgiving than
subflooring—unless, of course, you find a stud.)
Doug Fairchild, Aston, Pa.
Wait, it had been
15 years since the Cincinnati Bengals won a division championship
(Breakthrough, Oct. 2), and in that time the Pittsburgh Steelers have had 11
winning seasons and eight division championships—and a Super Bowl title in the
year that the Bengals again won the division. Rivalry? The bug doesn't have a
rivalry with the windshield.
Stephen Comer, Charlotte
Thank you for
your 2006--07 NHL Preview (Oct. 2). I'm glad to see the best sports publication
was willing to give the NHL the 20-plus pages it rightly deserves.
Stephen Britt, Mission Viejo, Calif.
2) named Padre Trevor Hoffman's backstop in his record-breaking 479th save as
Paul Bako. Who's Paul Bako? Pictured is one of three outstanding San Diego
catchers, Josh Bard. (The other two are Rob Bowen and future Hall of Famer Mike
Kevin Rose, San Diego
EDITOR'S NOTE: SI regrets the error.
In Who's Hot,
Who's Not (PLAYERS, Oct. 2), Seahawks wide receiver Darrell Jackson implied
that the fans in Seattle were the 12th man. I'm sorry, Mr. Jackson, but Texas
A&M University is the Home of the 12th Man and has been since 1922. That's
great if your fans are loud, but really, do they stand the entire game, never
boo, and stay till the end no matter what the score? Please, get your own
Kevin Pesek, College Station, Texas
A Noble Death