FOR NOV. 24, 2014
It's one thing to say that Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban is the most valuable player on the current roster. But to put him alongside greats like Maurice Richard, Jean Béliveau and Guy Lafleur before he wins his first Stanley Cup is lunacy.
Mike Perricone, Copiague, N.Y.
Elisha Cooper's Three Days in Wisconsin portraits (LEADING OFF) were both wonderful and captivating, like something out of a Civil War sketchbook.
Mike Kalibabky, Chisholm, Minn.
To describe Thomas Lake's article on the 2013 Iron Bowl as poignant and memorable is an understatement. He captured every rivet and seam of the passions and often misguided emotions that fans have for college football.
Chris Hegele, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
While Sandy Koufax did have a great World Series in 1965, Madison Bumgarner's 2014 performance can also be compared with the Tigers' Mickey Lolich, who in the 1968 Series had three complete-game wins with a 1.67 ERA against the Cardinals and was named MVP.
When I opened my mailbox and saw Patriots running back Jonas Gray on your cover I thought, well deserved. But then less than a week later, he is benched because he was late for practice? Prime example of how to go from hero to goat in one week.
Patrick R. Lynch
I liked Jason Collins's farewell and the way he eloquently stated how far we have come in treating each other with respect. Let's hope we continue along this path.
Clinton Township, Mich.
I enjoyed Lee Jenkins's story on UCLA's Etiquette Dinner. But between scooping soup away from oneself and passing salt and pepper from left to right, sugar packets seem out of place and more suitable for the local diner.
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MINAS PANAGIOTAKIS/ICON SPORTSWIRE (SUBBAN)
DAVID E. KLUTHO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (COVER)
KATHY KMONICEK/AP (COLLINS)
ANN JOHANSSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (JENKINS)
JED JACOBSOHN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BUMGARNER)