As the Rocky Mountain Revue gets ready to start, Jerry Sloan is already in midseason form — ripping the players. The July 17 sports page begins with Sloan already criticizing Morris Almond. Then on the inside page it's Kyrylo Fesenko's inabilities. Has Sloan ever said a positive word about anybody or anything? There is a lot said these days about players "trying their case in the media." Sloan must indeed get his jollies by the same tactic, because every year we get the same rhetoric, just different names.

Steve T. Nixon