Sooner or Gator
You state that " Oklahoma looked like an NFL squad against the Red Raiders" (Take That, Texas!, Dec. 1). That is absurd. The Sooners didn't even belong in the Big 12 championship game. I can't wait for the BCS championship game so Florida can put Oklahoma in its place.
Gustavo A. Ruiz de Chavez
It was great to read about Myron Rolle, who earned a Rhodes Scholarship and contributed to a win for Florida State on the same Saturday (PLAYERS, Dec. 1). He breaks the stereotype that college athletes, especially football players, are in college for no other reason than to win games. I hope more athletes show the drive to be like Rolle.
Justin Peledge, Wakefield, Mass.
In your article about Myron Rolle, you wrote that he was flown to the FSU game in a jet provided by Outback cofounder Bob Basham—who happened to be a 1970 graduate of FSU's opponent that night, Maryland. Talk about sportsmanship!
Dan Murphey, North Port, Fla.
Lost in Translation
What a priceless irony in your photo of Yao Ming driving around Robert Swift (LEADING OFF, Dec. 1). Swift is tattooed with at least a half-dozen Chinese characters, but I guess none warn him to watch out for Yao's spin move.
Rich Fong, Seattle
Moose vs. Bert
Tom Verducci argues that the retiring Mike Mussina belongs in the Hall of Fame (PLAYERS, Dec. 1). To vote Mussina in and to continue to keep Bert Blyleven out is just plain wrong. Blyleven, with 287 wins, has 17 more than Mussina, and he won World Series titles in Pittsburgh and Minnesota. (The 1987 Twins would not have won without him.) The Hall for Mussina? Not until Blyleven is in there waiting for him.
Ron Pishtek, Brocket, N.D.
Single Wing and Lovin' It