Icing the Controversy
David Epstein's article (SCORECARD, April 26) gives yet another black eye to the NHL. Even if the steroid allegations are proved and involve one of the league's stars, I don't believe commissioner Gary Bettman will take appropriate action. I'm beginning to ask myself why I continue to care about a league that doesn't care about itself.
I hope that every educator and administrator in Division I reads Phil Taylor's column on the problem with one-and-done athletes in college sports (POINT AFTER, April 26), but I'm not sure they'd get the satire. When Taylor mentions the Domino's Pizza Regional, he may be giving these officials an idea.
Ron Flanders, Coronado, Calif.
As a former intramural athlete at Dartmouth, I too would have preferred to be one-and-done before becoming a doctor. Instead I was forced to attend classes to complete my chemistry major, sit for the MCAT, go through a rigorous interview schedule and spend four years in medical school, then undergo a prolonged internship and residency. I am gratified that, as Phil Taylor describes the situation in 2210, we will have successfully eliminated the need to get educated before beginning a career.