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Mere hours after I received the Nov. 20 issue with Kansas on the cover as SI's No. 1 team in the nation, that very same team lost, at home, to Oral Roberts. Let me guess: This is the 435,234th letter sent to SI claiming that the cover jinx has struck again.
I thought I was reading the Sign of the Apocalypse when Michael Farber stated that Rutgers coach Greg Schiano was the highest-paid New Jersey state employee (SCORECARD, Nov. 20). I live in a state that is $4.5 billion in the red, and it's certainly not Rutgers red. The university is cutting minor varsity sports, New Jersey is cutting important services, and Greg Schiano will make a million dollars so 10,000 drunk kids can rush the field.
Out, Damned Spots
Rick Reilly speculated on all the things about sports that could be sold to sponsors in the future (LIFE OF REILLY, Nov. 20). But he obviously hasn't listened to any Yankees games in the past couple of years. There are already sponsorships for everything from Hideki Matsui's first at bat ( Benihana) to the 15th out ( GEICO saves you 15% for a 15-minute phone call). Not to mention best fielding play, turning point, starting lineup, call to the bullpen, etc., etc., ad nauseam.
Run to Glory