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In your college basketball preview how can Texas Tech not be on your list of the 65�teams that will make the NCAA tournament (Filling the Brackets, Nov.�19)? May Bobby Knight verbally draw and quarter your so-called experts!
Tom Mac Donald, Eustis, Maine
Untidy Bowl System
The phrase "that's why they play the game" has come to mind after each of the many upsets of title-game contenders this season. Yet the NCAA stubbornly stands by the BCS (Bowl Chaos Season, Nov.�19), preferring to select the teams that will play for the national championship by using polls and computer rankings. The NCAA needs to wake up and give college football fans what they want--a real national champion that earns the title on the field, not in the CPU of a computer.
Austin Murphy's story implies that teams in conferences without championship games will be punished by comparison with teams whose conferences do have a playoff. How ironic that a system that won't allow a playoff rewards conferences that do.
Miami's Pro Bowlers
In your story about the recent and obvious shortcomings of the Miami Dolphins (A Season in Hell, Nov.�19), you say that the only Dolphin to make the Pro Bowl since '99 is Chris Chambers. Actually, many Dolphins have made the Pro Bowl since then, and Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas have made 12 Pro Bowls combined in that span.