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Some Reflections on Superest Bowl

Bill Plaschke’s column “Holmgren Just Surrendered the Game Away” [Jan. 27] has to rank near the top of the stupidity scale. Plaschke argues that Mike Holmgren “gave up” by allowing the Denver Broncos to score unchallenged from the one-yard line with 1:47 left in the game.

I agree with Holmgren that having the most time on the clock and the most timeouts possible gave the Packers the best chance to tie the game.

While other scenarios may be plausible, what absolutely galls me is Plaschke saying that this violated some type of moral code in sports. This was the Super Bowl, Bill, not a Pop Warner football game. The object is to win. You may disagree with Mike Holmgren’s strategy, but to accuse a Super Bowl coach of “giving up” when he was actually doing just the opposite makes you look extremely foolish.

RANDY HERMAN

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Irvine

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I found Bill Plaschke’s Jan. 25 column on black quarterbacks interesting. I am looking forward to his views on white defensive backs and black kickers.

C. ESHELBY

Monterey Park

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Too bad Denver fans rioted after the game last weekend, not believing their team had won. The victory was incomprehensible, its magnitude tremendous.

No, not the Broncos winning the Super Bowl--the Nuggets beating the Clippers.

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PAUL ECKER

Diamond Bar


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