•It says, "My son, don't worry, don't be frightened."—ED.
I was very glad to see an article on what I believe is the most demanding, affordable motor sport in the world, Supercross (FLYING BIKES AND WEALTHY TYKES, Nov. 12). I am a 28-year-old bank examiner for the state of Texas and have been riding dirt bikes with family and friends for half my life. This widely read article will no doubt contribute to the growth of the sport. However, one apparent misprint could set the sport back many years. The sentence in question read, "In what other sport could you find motorcycles flying beneath the peristyle of the Coliseum and completing a Carl Lewis-style long jump to the stadium floor while 62,699 sudsed-up whackozoids scream for more noise, dirt and pills?" I hope that the intended word was "spills," not "pills."
JOSEPH C. KIRKLIN
•The intended word was "spills."—ED.
STREAM OF GAMES
To illustrate the difficulty in ranking college football teams, consider this string of games pairing common opponents, in which Boston College is the first winner and the last loser. If Boston College is capable of beating itself, as it would seem from the pairings, then playoffs must be the only valid means of establishing a No. 1.
New Vernon, N.J.
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