Chad Safran: You just had two issues in a row with a heavy emphasis on the NFL. What's going to happen when the season actually starts? Is it going to be 99% football and 1% everything else?
Rob Ciambra (@bigrawb21): I really liked the article on Dustin Pedroia (The Muddy Chicken Hits It Big, Aug. 15). I always admired Pedroia's game but never knew how dedicated he is or the struggles he went through.
Dan Pieroni: While I'll admit that the progress modern medical science is making for athletes is good to hear, there were just too many articles on the topic in the Aug. 8 issue. For a second I thought I was reading The New England Journal of Medicine.
Kevin Morales: I enjoyed the article on Matt Kemp (Matt Kemp Is Just Killing It, Aug. 8). Kemp (below) is finally stepping away from being one of baseball's most underrated players to being one of the most feared sluggers.