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Jordan Becker, Tarrytown, N.Y.
Brady's business smarts are a breath of fresh air in an era in which we often hear about players holding out for more money. By agreeing to take a pay cut, he not only enables the Patriots to bring in high-caliber players who can help them win, but he also makes himself more appealing to sponsors, allowing him to recoup in endorsements the money he gave up.
John E. Theese, Wantage, N.J.
Sure, Jadeveon Clowney's ferocious hit on Vincent Smith (The Hit) caught everyone's eye. But besides that one play, Clowney was almost invisible in South Carolina's 33--28 victory in the Outback Bowl. He had just three solo tackles, even though Michigan ran 82 offensive plays. He seemed so in awe of himself after the hit that he offered little resistance as the Wolverines marched down the field to score a touchdown that gave them the lead late in the game.
Chris Traczek, Bolingbrook, Ill.
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