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April 14, 2008
Glad to Be Mad Your NCAA tournament preview included an enumeration of 65 reasons why March is the best basketball month of the year (Mad About March, March 24), mentioning many classic moments from tournaments past. I'd like to add this favorite, from 1990: Loyola Marymount's Bo Kimble shooting lefthanded free throws in honor of his fallen teammate Hank Gathers. Marc Incerpi, Northridge, Calif.
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April 14, 2008

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Glad to Be Mad
Your NCAA tournament preview included an enumeration of 65 reasons why March is the best basketball month of the year (Mad About March, March 24), mentioning many classic moments from tournaments past. I'd like to add this favorite, from 1990: Loyola Marymount's Bo Kimble shooting lefthanded free throws in honor of his fallen teammate Hank Gathers.
Marc Incerpi, Northridge, Calif.

We get the chance to hear Dan Bonner, one of the best color commentators, instead of Dick Vitale.
Sam Clarke, North Garden, Va.

As a Chicago Sun-Times sportswriter and former high school band member, I have to respectfully disagree with the idea of Rocky Top being the most infectious fight song. I defy anyone to get that I'm a Tar Heel Born ditty out of his or her head. My alltime nightmare game would be North Carolina-- Oklahoma. That Boomer Sooner thing doesn't go away easily either.
Herb Gould, Chicago

Michigan State center Drew Naymick could also have made your men's All-Brainiac team. Naymick earned his bachelor's degree in finance last May with a 3.61 GPA and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in the same field. Meanwhile, he anchored the Spartans' frontcourt this season and set the school record for career blocks.
Alex Frankfort, Okemos, Mich.

Murray State's Guffey twins—guards Amber and Paige, who both have GPAs in excess of 3.95—could have made your women's All-Brainiac team, and also your list of sister acts.
Dave Powell, Prospect, Ky.

Your story stated that the normally football-obsessed state of Tennessee had six men's and women's teams in their respective basketball tournaments. In fact, the state had nine teams, including the women's squads from Vanderbilt, Chattanooga and East Tennessee State.
Nathan Henderson, Sunbright, Tenn.

Right Turn

Senator John McCain squeaked out a win in your presidential poll of players in MLB, the NHL and the NBA (PLAYERS, March 24). But if you had included athletes from NASCAR and the PGA Tour, it would have been a blowout of historic proportions.
Gary Duff, Granite City, Ill.

There are only two reasons people ever vote Republican: They are millionaires or they are naive. Professional athletes are both.
Andrew B. Williams, San Francisco

A Soldier's Choice

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