Jeff Saturday (Calm amid the Chaos) never got the credit he deserved for helping the Colts win Super Bowl XLI. Because of his ability to keep Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher at bay, Indianapolis was able to make key running plays on third downs and eventually beat Chicago 29--17. It was probably the first Super Bowl in which I thought a center, if not the entire offensive line, should have been selected Most Valuable Player.
Jeff M. Sellers, Aliso Viejo, Calif.
I had mixed feelings after reading Alexander Wolff's essay on retiring UConn coach Jim Calhoun (INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL). I bristled a bit when Wolff declared Storrs, "the only unlovely college town in New England." That couldn't be further from the truth. I did, however, agree with his assessment of Calhoun. The guy is complex in nature. Not only is he brutally profane, biting and sarcastic, but he is also dedicated and endearing, to the point that he generates an unbelievable amount of loyalty.
Eric Ferreri, Durham, N.C.
Playing Both Sides
It seems ironic that your opening photographs of football players being hit so hard that their helmets are coming off (LEADING OFF) are followed by letters responding to your article on concussion-related dementia in the NFL. It's difficult to determine whether you understand the toll that football can take on players or you celebrate it.
Mark Milroy, Springfield, Va.