Please tell me it was a horrific mistake. Tell me that the layout was complete and that it was somehow misplaced. Or even tell me that managing editor Mark Mulvoy's dog ate it. But please don't tell me that the only mention you planned to give the retirement of the greatest player ever to set foot on a football field was a photo caption in a one-page article (NFL Playoffs, Jan. 24). Lawrence Taylor made football what it is today. His unparalleled excellence forced offenses to utilize the double team, which in turn reformed the game.
THOMAS GRACE JR., Worcester, Mass.