Readers, thrown for a loss

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Okay, William and Mary beat New Hampshire on Nov. 14, giving the Tribe a 9-1 record, just like Richmond's but meriting only two paragraphs in a Sports section roundup the next day. Your coverage of William and Mary football has been a crime all year.

When the Tribe upset the University of Virginia, you instead wrote extensively about the Cavaliers' bad play [Sports, Sept. 5]. You should base your coverage on teams' records.

Reid Williamson,



What world record did the Washington Deadskins set in winning their third game this year to merit four pages of coverage in your Nov. 16 Sports section when Manny Pacquiao convincingly won his seventh boxing title in as many weight divisions and got no mention? This was not even counting the fact that you devoted nine of the 14 pages to football. Why not change the section title to "Football"?

Ron Diokno, Falls Church

It's hard to believe that you think "Redskins" is the "nickname" of the Washington football team ["Court won't hear Redskins case; Justices decline to review ruling on team's nickname," news story, Nov. 17].

It makes the term seem less offensive than it is.

Redskins isn't a nickname. It's the team's name.

Robert F. Dorr, Oakton


Buried in the story about George Washington University's squash program ["GW finds squash to be quite the racket," Sports, Nov. 17] was a mention of the extraordinary record of 11 consecutive national championships posted by the men's team at Trinity College of Hartford, Conn. But just how extraordinary it is deserves some note.

The Trinity men's team has won 202 consecutive matches. It is the longest winning streak in the history of collegiate varsity sports.

Conor Bernstein,


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