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October 08, 2012
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.
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October 08, 2012

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I just read your package on speed in sports, and while I thought it was excellent, one thing about it left me scratching my head. How could you overlook a sport like hockey, which is based on continuous foot speed? In fact, hockey is so reliant on the players' agility and how fast they skate that most shifts on the ice last only about 45 seconds.

Larry Ringel, Metairie, La.

Hurry It Up a Little

I can't believe Phil Taylor is lamenting the emphasis on speed in sports, specifically in baseball (POINT AFTER). Has he watched a game lately? MLB games lasted an average of 2 hours and 30 minutes 40 years ago. In the decade from 2000 through 2009 the average game time was 2 hours and 57 minutes. The last thing we need is a slower game.

Kerry Carpenter, Florissant, Mo.




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