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I can't believe you people. Just three weeks after you praise a still great UNLV team (Could Anybody Beat UNLV?, March 18), you rip apart the same amazing and classy athletes and their wizard of a coach. Kirkpatrick is a terrific writer, but he is an example of the countless UNLV fans who jumped on the bandwagon during the glory days and jumped off as soon as the Rebels lost. UNLV still reigns supreme.
Kirkpatrick's article casts a shadow on what was the best game of the Final Four. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski recognized the class act of his opponent. Maybe Kirkpatrick should have dug a little deeper to reveal that same class in coach Jerry Tarkanian and his Runnin' Rebels.
Having coached high school athletics for many years, I'm glad—maybe fortunate—that my postgame locker room comments following a tough loss have never turned up in a national publication.
I empathize with Nick Faldo's initial uncertainty about the prospect of having a child with Down's syndrome. But as the father of a determined, capable boy with Down's, I can attest that Faldo would find in many Special Olympians the same resolve that he displays on the PGA Tour.
The Son Also Rises
?No, two other fathers and sons have appeared separately on our cover. Bobby Hull has been on our cover five times, including that of Feb. 12, 1968, shown at right; his son Brett was on the March 18, 1991, cover. Maury Wills has appeared three times (shown: July 12, 1965); his son Bump made our March 28, 1977, cover. (Cal Ripkin Sr. shared our June 6, 1988, cover with five other coaches and managers; his son Billy was on the May 2, 1988, cover. Cal Sr. and Billy also appeared with Cal Jr., on March 9, 1987.)—ED.