FOR AUG. 28, 2017
I rolled my eyes at the suggestion that this season's Dodgers could be the best team ever (Blue Blazes). Can we wait until they win a championship—or at least make the World Series—before we enter them into a discussion with the 1927 Yankees or the '76 Reds?
Marc Nicols, DEER PARK, N.Y.
I couldn't believe I was seeing an article on proper training for e-sports (SCORECARD). As a physical educator and coach for more than 27 years, I was disappointed that this item seemed to promote what fitness instructors battle daily: the sedentary lifestyles of our students.
Don Schaplow TOLEDO, WASH.
I wonder if the solution to the increasing violence of NFL collisions, as a result of players like Washington tight end Jordan Reed bulking up (Bigger, Stronger, Faster, Brokener), might be introducing weight limits. It would result in a safer game with no loss in quality of play—much like what we saw in the 1960s and '70s, only with better rules to prevent egregious, injury-causing hits.
Al Foster, CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J.
Oscar De La Hoya may be feeling slighted by the fact that Mayweather-McGregor was scheduled so close to Golden Boy's Canelo-GGG bout (Shadow Boxing). But that's not what will lower interest in the fight he's promoting. De La Hoya (below, center) screwed up by scheduling the event just when football is shifting into full gallop. Oscar should have made the fight for late February or early March.
LAKE WORTH, FLA.
While happy to see Roger Federer on the cover, I was disappointed that the article (Artist in Residence) didn't capture his singular genius on the court but was instead full of corporate buzzspeak. It was like going to the bookstore to buy a great novel and finding there are only business management books by CEOs.
While I agree with the notion that NFL preseason games are not worthy of regular-season ticket prices, I found Michael Rosenberg's commentary on the young men vying to make a roster—"players who were signed off the checkout line at Home Depot"—needlessly disrespectful. Most of these athletes show dedication and drive that few can match.
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