Letters: Al Noga, “Unconferencing” NFL


Thank you for placing such a terrific perspective in print for all to ponder!

I wholeheartedly agree with you. Al Noga was an amazing athlete; no question. I can hear the arguments about him serving time for his crimes of domestic violence but that doesn’t erase those crimes. It just means that he served his time for them.

The victims of domestic violence live with those memories every single day. Just because the sentence is served by the perpetrator doesn’t mean the crime never happened. The victims serve a “life sentence”.

So kudos to Al Noga for his athletic accomplishments but we shouldn’t pretend that he exhibits “strong moral character and discipline”.

Thanks for your commentary!
Libby Char


Hi Dave,
Can you guarantee that a San Francisco vs. Seattle Super Bowl would not be a blowout?  Did you predict a blowout?  I live in Las Vegas and I did not see any of the sharps or oddsmakers predicting a blowout.  I enjoy your articles but this one is way off-base unless you can tell the future.
No matter the participants or seedings, there will always be lopsided games once in a while.  To suggest that the NFL change their playoff method makes sense only if you can tell the future.  I’m aware that this is your opinion but it is one that is unfounded and you are judging by the outcome of one game.  Had there have been a seeding process, the 49ers would have possibly have been the 3rd or 4th seed with Seattle begin either 1st or 2nd.  It wouldn’t have guaranteed your matchup.  Until you start predicting the future accurately, stay away from such nonsensical topics.
James Hasegawa


  1. nana February 23, 2014 9:12 pm

    He who not sinned may cast the first stone.

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