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No assistance from Bucs

Of course Jon Gruden wants to win another Super Bowl, perhaps at any cost by not wanting other teams (called the competition) to steal his valued assistants. What's worse is Times writer Rick Stroud trying to create controversy by forgetting that a contract is a contract. Does Stroud think that the Bucs are running a training school here for coordinators? I didn't hear him complaining when the Bucs won their first Super Bowl under Gruden. Does he think that can be done without good assistants?

Jim Greene

St. Pete Beach

NASCAR a bit off track

I agree with John Romano about NASCAR getting aggressive in changing its championship formula (Change just might kick drivers into higher gear, Wednesday), except for the part about a team outside the top 10 and more than 400 points behind. If a team outside the top 10 had strong results in the final races and moved up in the standings, that is a big deal, because there is a huge difference between winning $250,000 for 11th place and winning $1-million for just 10th place. That is the problem with the new system.

Kenny Stagg

Raleigh, N.C.

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