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To Ron Dayne: For your poem alone, you deserve the Heisman.
Six Pack of Poise
Matter of Opinion
Are you kidding me? Honoring the women's World Cup champion soccer team this way is preposterous. To suggest that the team further ignited a movement in women's sports or soccer is dubious. To claim that the World Cup final "took your breath away" is ridiculous. A goal wasn't even scored!
As both a Phish Head and an enthusiastic fan of the U.S. women, I appreciated your short feature on how guitar wizard Trey Anastasio showed his support for the soccer team. My brother and I were in the audience at the July 3 Phish concert in Atlanta, and we noticed that Trey was sporting a Mia Hamm jersey onstage, which was one of the coolest things we had ever seen at a Phish show.
Not to take anything away from the accomplishments of the U.S. women's soccer team, but I must disagree with your choice. Lance Armstrong came back from near death to win arguably the most difficult sporting event in the world, the Tour de France. His courage is an inspiration not only for all athletes and cancer patients, but for everyone.
All the candidates listed for consideration for Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year were exemplary. My list would also have included the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Poetry in Motion
It was nice to see the verse Dayne wrote to his uncle, but is that all the coverage he is to receive from SI for winning the Heisman?
Better Than We Thought