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As a Rams fan I was very excited that St. Louis had the first pick and drafted Sam Bradford (A Shoulder to Lean On, April 26). Now I'm just hoping Bradford will survive the curse of the cover. Why did you do that? With just six wins in the last three years, haven't the Rams suffered enough?
Jim Mielziner, Saint Charles, Mo.
While the list of the five greatest quarterback drafts was excellent (Class Acts, April 26), SI overlooked a more recent—and quite possibly a superior—crop of QBs: the rookies of 2004. Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Schaub have a combined five Pro Bowl appearances and three Super Bowl championships. And that's after only playing for six years.
Jason R. Shippy
Austin Murphy doubted the Sharks during the series against Colorado (That Sinking Feeling, April 26), but San Jose seems to have shaken off some of its playoff demons. Joe Pavelski, Ryane Clowe and Devin Setoguchi are carrying the team now, so let's allow the 2010 Stanley Cup postseason to play out before we write off the Sharks.
Ramsey Barker, Sacramento
No Big Deal
Jermaine Dye's refusal to play for $3 million a year (INSIDE BASEBALL, April 26) goes to show that he's only in it for the money. What happened to playing for the love of the game? I still hold fond memories of running out an infield single and of stealing second. I hope no one offers Dye a contract and that he has to "suffer" on the mere $75 million he's made during his 14-year career.