After reading your piece on Auburn's dramatic win, I kept thinking about how there is absolutely no chance of the BCS creating a college football playoff any time soon. With record television ratings and the intense media hoopla, the BCS really has no reason to change the current format.
Eric Larson, Brooklyn
Second Time Around
Phil Taylor's column on the Baseball Hall of Fame (POINT AFTER, Jan. 17) was spot-on. I think the first thing the Hall should do is eliminate the Veterans Committee. If a player can't get voted in during his initial 15 years of eligibility, why should he then get a second chance with the Veterans Committee?
Rocky Mount, N.C.
The misguided tendency to relax the standards of excellence in sports is an inevitable consequence of our society's habit of taking the same approach in life. People need to realize that when everybody is deemed special, nobody is special.
Jeff Baka, Sioux Falls, S.D.