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Dink passes and the occasional run by the feature back may win in today's NFL, but nothing is more breathtaking than when a back runs to daylight and leaves a defense grasping at air. Thanks for this special report on rushers (Crash Course, Aug. 23), as well as the tribute to the Kansas Comet, Gale Sayers (The Icon, Aug. 23).
Jim Wilken, Marion, N.C.
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Sayers was the most exciting halfback in NFL history, period. His extraordinary combination of balance, speed and elusiveness is unmatched by any current running back. He deserves enshrinement in the Hall of Fame just for his six-touchdown performance against the 49ers in '65.
Michael W. Peregrine, Chicago
The potential for excitement every time he touched the ball made football my favorite sport and Sayers my favorite player. He packed more excitement into his 68 NFL games than any other player has in twice that many.
Paul McGill, West Milford, N.J.
What Sayers did on Sundays wasn't just football, it was art.
Flower Mound, Texas