As a lifelong Jets fan I had become accustomed to their being the "same old Jets" and to the broken heart that comes with that. But due to the play of the offensive line this season, the Jets have been winning games that they would normally lose. Even though the O-line gets the least amount of recognition on the field, I guarantee that it will be the reason the team rolls all the way to the Super Bowl.
Paul Haramis, Roseland, N.J.
So the Jets' offensive line (The Big Difference, Nov. 22) weighs in at more than 1,500 pounds, over 300 pounds per man. Is this what the picture of elite athleticism at the highest level of football competition has become? Men with fat bellies hanging over their belt lines?
Lawrence S. Nagle
Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Your article on the Jets mentions that the offensive linemen work "more than they yap... . They beat you up and walk off the field." Is this something new in sports? People who actually do their jobs and often do them well, without having to brag about it? Stuff like this could really make me want to become a Jets fan.
J. Kevin Egan, Portland
Matters of Opinion
I was bewildered to find that Louisville wasn't among the top 68 teams in your men's college basketball preview (Filling the Brackets, Nov. 22). To exclude a team that has consistently been a leader in the Big East and a strong competitor in the NCAA tournament while including teams from the America East and Patriot conferences is outrageous. I guess the Cardinals exposed your mistake when they dominated your 12th-ranked team, Butler, last month 88--73.