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November 10, 2008
Talking Trash
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November 10, 2008


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The reasons that the Saints' Reggie Bush will continue to be seen as a bust (INSIDE THE NFL, Oct. 20) are his inopportune fumbles and also his lack of maturity. He is a showboater who needs to grow up. Coach Sean Payton should realize that Bush is a receiver, not a running back.
Chuck Crawford, Folsom, La.

Reggie will never be a bulldozer back, but he leaves defenders grasping at air and scores a few touchdowns in the process. I'll take that kind of bust any day.
Tony Miranda, Pearl River, La.

Buffalo Soldier

Raising my 17-year-old son to be a Bills fan in New England hasn't been easy. Since he hasn't seen Buffalo make the playoffs this decade, he's had to faithfully accept my tales of Buffalo greatness. But when we read Dr. Z's reference to the "shot heard round the world" in the 1964 AFL Championship Game (INSIDE THE NFL, Oct. 20), he looked over at me and said, "Huh, so maybe you aren't totally crazy." Thanks, with the appreciation that only the father of a teenage son can give.
David Balsom, Lexington, Mass.

Making the Cut

I was saddened to read Chris Ballard's Digital Revolution, not because Mesa State lineman Trevor Wikre decided to have his pinkie finger removed (POINT AFTER, Oct. 20) so he could continue with his football season, but because so many people were upset that he did. I was fortunate enough to have played college sports. I wouldn't have hesitated for a moment to make the same decision Wikre did. Furthermore, I would have expected the same from any of my teammates. It's through caring about silly things like sports that we learn to care about what's really important. Hint: It isn't the pinkie finger.
Ben Strutt, Brooklyn

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