The Vince Lombardi Trophy is back where it truly belongs.
JOE NORCIO, SEATTLE
Thanks for the terrific coverage of Super Bowl XXXI (Return to Glory, Feb. 3). The Packers had to overcome numerous obstacles in their pursuit of a 12th NFL title, including the league's toughest schedule and several devastating injuries to offensive stars.
MATT AMODEO, Burtonsville, Md.
How about a little respect for those "cocky" Patriots who you picked to finish fourth in their division yet made it to the Super Bowl?
SCOTT C. DAY, Grantham, N.H.
You describe the Packers' triumph as a victory over the cocky Patriots, but it was the Packers that I saw duckwalking into the end zone, doing extravagant end zone dances and talking trash.
MIKE DWYER, Freedom, Pa.
Where's Reggie? I can't believe you had photos of Desmond Howard, Brett Favre, Antonio Freeman, Andre Rison, even LeRoy Butler making a sack, and no picture of Reggie White, who established a Super Bowl record of three sacks.
LOLA P. ROBINSON-FORD, Glen Burnie, Md.
I was glad that Desmond Howard received the MVP award. It was good to see it given to a special teams player who truly deserved it.
DEAN OSTERINK, Eugene, Ore.
Desmond Howard's classless acts after his returns turned me into a Patriots fan. To add insult to injury, he gets the MVP award. I hope Vince Lombardi wasn't watching, or he'd be turning in his grave.
ART CATTANO, Basking Ridge, N.J.
Bill Parcells's behavior during the week before the Super Bowl was out of line. I am sorry that he took attention away from his team, but it was not the Patriots who were blathering or cocky. They are hardworking players who deserved respect for reaching the big game.
LOUIS G. LEONARD III, Brookline, Mass.
Parcells may be an egomaniac, but he gave full credit to the Packers players and coaches for their victory.
ROGER F. ASSAD, Medfield, Mass.
As soon as I finished reading about the newly discovered primate in the Amazon jungle (You Looking for Me?, Feb. 3), I could imagine the anguished screams from various sports nuts: "This isn't sports!" they'll holler in their barrage of letters to SI. Well, here's one sports nut saying, "Well done." So what if the article didn't have a score or a speed or a world record. The topic was far more significant than Dennis Rodman's latest dustup.
RICH GOTSHALL, Franklin, Ind.