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.
Ted Makowski, Jacksonville
Student-athletes deserve the opportunity to transfer without penalty should their coach abruptly depart. The pitfalls Joe Posnanski cites (SCORECARD, Jan. 25) can largely be avoided by having students indicate at the time of enrollment two alternate schools (in order of preference) they would elect to attend if the opportunity arose. The student would be bound to honor those preferences to maintain eligibility, choosing the latter if the first alternate school had a coaching change of its own. If the athlete's departing coach ends up at one of the alternates, so be it. Let's give these kids a break.
Vincent R. Suarez, Madison, Wisc.
I enjoyed catching up with Kevin Durant (Kicking It Up a Notch, Jan. 25). Despite the loss of the Sonics to Oklahoma City, it is heartwarming to know he is thriving with the Thunder.
Valerie Paganelli, Seattle
The Durant story was great, but the representation of Oklahoma City was not. There is a Purina plant close to the practice facility, but you failed to mention the sellout crowds, the renovated Ford Center and the new practice facility that is being built. Perhaps you need a second visit for the city to grow on you—book a room for the playoffs!
Brett Purvis, Edmond, Okla.