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I had a feeling of d�j� vu reading this article, because it reminded me of your story about Billy Martin's return to the Yankees (Oh No, Not Again, May 6). When writing about managers in the future, please emphasize the ones who are getting the job done now, not returnees who got the job done once and are trying to do it again.
Many critics claim the USFL is a bad influence on the game. But I believe it has given the NFL competition and thereby improved the game. It has also given players a choice of where they want to play.
Furthermore, the new league has given many players an alternative to the NFL. Bobby Hebert, Richard Johnson and Derrick Crawford are just a few of those who have improved their football stock. The league has also prolonged the careers of Brian Sipe, Toni Fritsch, John Reaves, Don Reese, Jim Le-Clair, Dave Lapham and James Harrell and many others.
However, as a graduate of Memphis State I take great offense at the statement that the university has "relatively modest academic aspirations." In an otherwise objective article, this statement insults all MSU graduates, students and faculty.