Liberty Township, Ohio
Chris Mannix's sidebar on Bourré (SCORECARD, Jan. 17) was both interesting and surprising. I did not know the game was so popular in the NBA. As someone who has played Bourré for more than 55 years, I can attest to the game's volatility and ever-changing rules. The rules are so fickle, in fact, that they change depending on what city you live in. That's why it's always best to know whom you're playing with and to get every detail straight before the first card is dealt.
Mart J. Black, Houma, La.
Thanks to Austin Murphy for his great article on the Auburn-Oregon game (National Championship, Jan. 17). While I didn't get to see the actual game, reading Murphy's words gave me a vivid picture of its atmosphere and of all the high points that I missed on the field.
Andrew Raju, Stony Point, N.Y.
Congratulations to Auburn, the 2011 BCS champions. However, I refuse to call them national champions. As fans, we should be encouraging the formation of a true national championship to be played by all eligible teams from all conferences. Until then, teams like Auburn are simply champions representing the BCS organization, not college football as a whole.
John Schirack, Sandy, Utah