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Bruce Sage, Troy, Mich.
Why should a team, or school, suffer because of one or two "illegal" players? Punishment should be exacted on the real culprits. Agents should be fined and lose their access to players. Athletes should also be punished financially (perhaps by taking a percentage of any pro contract they sign). These situations will continue to happen until a real solution to the problem is found.
Stanley L. Dec Ellwood City, Pa.
Peyton Manning deserves praise for his meticulous preparation, accurate arm and leadership skills. But his most admirable quality is his refusal to lay blame or gloat (Oh, Brother..., Sept. 27). After the Colts' Super Bowl loss to the Saints he didn't point his finger at his special teams players, receivers or defenders who truly cost Indy the game, and after he beat Eli for the second time, he declined to be interviewed so that he could go talk to his brother.
Peter Anderson Willow Park, Texas
As a Giants fan I wish Damon Hack were correct that the gap between Peyton and Eli Manning is closing. The best comparison might be to the DiMaggios—Peyton, like Joe, is a certain Hall of Famer while Eli, like Dom, is a solid player, but not in his brother's class.
Richard L. Pacelle Jr. Statesboro, Ga.