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February 15, 2010
Brett Favre's boyish enthusiasm is what football is all about (Pretty Awesome, Jan. 25). When I was coaching peewees, the one thing I tried to get across to my kids was, Just have fun. If I were still coaching, I would stop talking and show highlights of Favre.
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February 15, 2010


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Rocking in Indy

I have harbored a deep resentment since Robert Irsay's infamous Mayflower armada shanghaied the Colts out of Baltimore. After reading about the life values and business ethics of his son Jim (A Jam Session with Jim Irsay, Jan. 25), that resentment has been replaced with respect and admiration.

Ian Henderson, Bryn Athyn, Pa.

For those of us who left Indiana but still romanticize the legends of Oscar Robertson, Slick Leonard, Larry Bird and Bobby Knight, we now need to add Jim Irsay to our list. He's a fascinating soul and an inspiration.

Jefferson Hammond, Keller, Texas

While winning continues to be important, Jim Irsay's classy organization is a source of pride to the people of Indianapolis.

Linda Bates Coombs, Greenwood, Ind.

True Confessions

In Coming Clean: It's Complicated (POINT AFTER, Jan. 25), Selena Roberts was dead-on. How Biblical are the words "True atonement is a private reckoning." As someone who loved Hank Aaron and respected his dedication and humility throughout his career, I find it almost laughable that someone such as Mark McGwire can smear the pureness of the sport of baseball and just hope to find forgiveness after the fact.

Tim Spangler, Manchester, Pa.

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