Jim Wilken, Marion, N.C.
Bulls center Joakim Noah (The Fire Inside, Nov. 8) epitomizes what Generation X is all about. He doesn't play by the rules and he keeps on fighting until he succeeds, regardless of situation. Throw in that snarky tongue of his and you've really got something special.
If the majority of players in the NBA played with Noah's intensity there would not be so many empty seats in the arenas at regular season games.
Taking a Stand
After reading Selena Roberts's story on the controversy at Silsbee High (POINT AFTER, Nov. 8), I really believe that the rest of the cheerleading squad should have supported H.S. in her protest against her alleged attacker. It would have made quite a statement if Rakheem Bolton heard nothing but silence each time he went to the foul line. While the actions of the school's administration aren't surprising to me, the lack of support by the other cheerleaders is. A missed opportunity to support one of their own.