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- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
In describing Fosbury's motivation for coming up with the Fosbury Flop as a tall, gangly-to-the-extreme 15-year-old, Hoffer penned one of the best lines I've ever read in SI: "There is no swifter, more terrible saber-toothed tiger than the ritual humiliation of adolescence."
Lee E. Lott, Seattle
The best part of Fosbury's story is toward the end, when he quits track and rededicates himself to his engineering studies—something that contributed to the betterment of society.
C.D. Gray, Kerrville, Texas
Don't Pull the Plug
I really liked Peter King's speaking out against the possibility of local television blackouts in the NFL this season (SI.COM, Sept. 14). In this economic climate the league needs to ease up on its blackout policy. Commissioner Roger Goodell drops the hammer on players who make the NFL look bad; he should also drop the hammer on a rule that makes the league look greedy and out of touch.
Adam Foster, Saginaw, Mich.
I held back tears on the bus while reading Lee Jenkins's story about how the Angels have made Jon Wilhite a part of their family in order to carry the memory of Nick Adenhart (Touched by an Angel, Sept. 14). Originally from Pittsburgh, I am a transplant to L.A. and have been searching for a team to get behind since my move west (and also because of the Pirates' 17 consecutive losing seasons). I am heading out to buy my rally monkey this weekend!
Matthew Krause, Los Angeles