Tracy Johnson, Joplin, Mo.
No sooner had I arrived home to see Price on the cover than I turned on the TV and saw him getting pasted by the Rangers in Game 1 of the AL Division Series. Looks like that bubble didn't last too long!
Eric Rosen, Great Neck, N.Y.
SI stated that it was a Sign of the Apocalypse that the town of Foxborough rescheduled trick-or-treating this year because the Patriots' home game against the Vikings is on Halloween (Scorecard, Oct. 11). This sounds more like common sense to me. As a father and police officer I ask you, Would you want your children walking around with 70,000 people, many of them impaired by alcohol after leaving the stadium that evening? I think not.
Jumping the Gun
Time for a reality check. Yes, Oregon looked unstoppable against Stanford (The Green Machine, Oct. 11). The Ducks did many times last season, too, playing in the Pac-10, where defense often seems an afterthought. But before we give them the mantle of "the best team this side of Tuscaloosa," let's remember this is mostly the same team, using the same scheme, that was shellacked in the 2009 season opener by essentially the same Boise State squad that Oregon jumped in the polls after the Stanford game.