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February 02, 2004
Thorns in His SideAs a lifelong Reds fan, I have always been a fan of Pete Rose (Pete Rose's Confession, Jan. 12). However, I found one of the statements in his book excerpt to be particularly telling. Rose writes, "[Paul] Janszen turned stool pigeon---the worst kind of scum," for cooperating with "the Feds." I think most of us would consider cooperating with law enforcement to be our civic duty. Only a thug would condemn someone for being truthful with the police.KYLE E. HANRAHAN New Orleans
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Missing Persons
Are you kidding? How could you forget Erik Coleman from Washington State at safety (SI's All-Bowl Team, Jan. 12)? Coleman blocked a punt, broke up three passes, had eight tackles (seven solo), one sack and forced the game-winning fumble returned for a touchdown by Jason David. I'm sure Dave Revill from Utah and T.J. Stancil of Boston College had fine performances, but they did not have great games against the No. 5 team in the nation.
KAILAN C. ELDER, Yakima, Wash.

For the second consecutive bowl season you have snubbed Oklahoma State star wide receiver Rashaun Woods. Anyone who saw his performance in the Cotton Bowl—11 catches, 223 yards, one touchdown—watched him almost rally the Cowboys to victory against Ole Miss. Perhaps when he becomes an All-Pro receiver, you will acknowledge him.
JIM PERRY, Claremore, Okla.

Joan Joyce should be on top of your list of Connecticut athletes (Sports in America, Jan. 12). She was the greatest softball pitcher ever, a three-time AAU All-America in basketball, a state bowling champion, a professional volleyball player and coach, a longtime LPGA member and one of only two Americans inducted into the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame.
JEFF KINGSBURY, Kensington, Conn.

Scott Burrell of Hamden was an all-state selection in baseball, football and basketball, and was a key part of one of the greatest NCAA tournament games ever (UConn's buzzer-beating, third-round win over Clemson in 1990). He is also the only person ever drafted in the first round in baseball and basketball, and he won an NBA championship in 1998, with the Chicago Bulls.

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