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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Sans Tiger, British Open is Bulls with no Jordan

To the sports editor:

So this is British Open weekend.

There has been an uncomfortable feeling around golfers that I know. Instead of prioritizing their time around watching the Open, they’ve been content glancing at it.

That’s because no Tiger Woods equals no drama. No Tiger equals no excitement. No Tiger equals low TV viewership. No Tiger equals less money for the networks.

Who can bring the drama, excitement and brilliant golf shots to the British Open? The Open without Tiger is like Chicago Bulls basketball without Michael Jordan.

SCOTT MICHAELS

Favre, Berman, Miller need to be muzzled

To the sports editor:

I miss Joe Hawk’s weekly “Rants & Raves” columns, so in that spirit I respectfully submit the following:

• I am sick of Brett Favre, the Green Bay Packers and the rest of the National Felons League. I’m also fed up with ESPN running a show on this outlaw organization every day of every week.

• Always-jabbering ESPN sportscaster Chris “Bummer” Berman should have concrete blocks tied to both feet and then be dumped in the Atlantic Ocean, never to be heard from again.

• ESPN play-by-play announcer Jon “Motormouth” Miller should be made to listen to Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully to learn how to broadcast a baseball game, specifically when it’s OK to shut the heck up.

• Someone needs to tell those who broadcast sporting events that it is unnecessary to read verbatim every single thing that is written on the TV screen. Most of us can read, and those who are too young to read usually are watching with an older person.

JACK KIRKEY

Busch, top athlete of ’08? On what planet?

To the sports editor:

Questions: What sport has every competitor’s son also competing? In what sport can women compete equally with men?

Answers: NASCAR and NASCAR.

Dallas Morning News columnist Tim Cowlishaw recently espoused that Las Vegas native Kyle Busch should be the athlete of the year for 2008.

I think Cowlishaw should be writing science fiction.

KIPP ALTEMARA

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