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October 05, 2009
Given Oklahoma State's loss to Houston after publication of your Sept. 14 issue, do you regret not putting sports' greatest flop (Dick Fosbury) on the cover instead of just the latest one?
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October 05, 2009

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Given Oklahoma State's loss to Houston after publication of your Sept. 14 issue, do you regret not putting sports' greatest flop (Dick Fosbury) on the cover instead of just the latest one?

Tom Remes, St. Louis

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The subhead on Uprising in Stillwater (Sept. 14) states that "Oklahoma State is the team to beat in the Sooner State." How can this be when Oklahoma State has not beaten Oklahoma since 2002? Yes, Sooners quarterback Sam Bradford is injured, but he'll be back in time for the Oklahoma State game in Norman on Nov. 28. To be the best team in the state, the Cowboys must first beat the Sooners head-to-head.

Steve Anthony, Dallas

Nothing like a good SI cover jinx to kick off the college football season. Congrats to Oklahoma State for falling right in line.

Gareth Stearns, Greensboro, N.C.

Flop Artist

I had no idea that the quirky Fosbury Flop technique had been invented by such a quirky guy (The Revolutionary, Sept. 14). Richard Hoffer's account of the exploits of U.S. athletes Dick Fosbury and Gary Stenlund during the 1968 Mexico City Olympics read like a scene from Jack Kerouac's On the Road. Outstanding.

Mike Brunsman, Greensboro

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