It was sad to hear of football great Bubba Smith's death at 66. Today's obit in the Times makes it clear that Bubba never abandoned his down-to-earth,Texas upbringing. He kept football and show biz success in perspective: "Inside I've got to feel I'm the best, but if I tell you I'm the best, then I'm a fool." Refreshing. It brought to mind Bubba's self-effacing, golf-themed contribution to the Miller Lite "Tastes Great, Less Filling" commercials, when he teamed up with Dick Butkus to talk about birdies.