Not impressedwith Oprah interview
Lie after lie after lie ... for years.
Saying youre sorry just doesnt cut the mustard for me. Lance, I dont think youre doing this out of sincerity. I think selfishness is your motivation. My opinion, not my judgment. You have to live with yourself. I dont.
SCOTT A. FLOOD, Kuna
Hoping for morehigh school sports
I enjoy reading the Idaho Statesman in print and online, but I really miss your scores/articles of high school sports, especially outside the Treasure Valley.
If you count all the little schools outside of the Treasure Valley, I bet it makes up a pretty big footprint of your readers. It just seems like your coverage of high school sports is getting less and less as the years go on.
I know there are time limits that you have to get the paper published and delivered to rural areas, but after reading your Sunday (Jan. 13) paper, Im sure Im not your only reader who misses your high school sports coverage.
Please bring it back.
ERIC ROSENGRANT, Council
Feeling bad for Oregon players, fans
If it quacks like a Duck ...
All along, Chip Kelly said he was going to stay at Oregon. Even after talks with Jeffrey Lurie, he reaffirmed that he was going to stay at Oregon.
Even for a Bronco fan, I feel sorry for the Oregon fanbase, but most of all, I feel sorry for the kids (his players) that he lied to. For them, they cant just go to the next place with the best offer. They made a commitment to Kelly and Oregon and are held to those commitments.
I know what a liar looks like and I know what a liar sounds like. If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it must be a duck.
VICKI DATRI, Cascade
HALL OF FAME
Voters should never forget the steroid era
I not only agree with Mark Purdy that No Hall of Famers was the right call (Jan. 11), but also express my fervent desire that voters do not abandon their current moral outrage at steroid use and decide at some future date that Bonds, Clemens, Sosa, McGwire and other such cheaters are worthy of induction.
What an injustice it would be to legitimate player members such as Willie Mays, Rod Carew, Ty Cobb, Al Kaline and 200 others who plied their trade without juice, to water down the quality in Cooperstown.
Many sanctimonious observers opine that Pete Rose should never be in the Hall because of his gambling. I get it. However, lets understand that Charlie Hustle, as flawed as he was and here is the key argument became baseballs most prolific hitter and holder of major league records purely on the basis of his own personal physical skills, hard work and dedication to excellence.
The accomplishments of Clemens, Bonds and the others, however, are suspect because of the PEDs they used.
Perhaps they would have been standout players even without juice, but how can we know? They cheated and are not worthy of the Hall of Fame.
STEVEN K. BERG, Boise