I'm a lot sicker of Jordan and the Bulls than Rick Reilly is. I'm megasick.
—JANICE C. JEFFERY, Nordland, Wash.
And The Winner Is...
I was looking forward to your article on the French Open and was astounded to find no photos of the men's champion, Carlos Moya (above). It's no wonder that the majority of people, with the exception of the most avid tennis fans, cannot name or recognize the world's top tennis players. While I agree that Seles's run was a more compelling story, how about giving the champions their due?
LESLEY MORRISSEY, Ossining. N.Y.
It's about time that someone said what everybody else has been thinking (LIFE OF REILLY, June 15). There's no way that the current Chicago Bulls could have competed with the better teams of the 1980s.
LARRY HEIR, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
This overhyped, overrated team owes its success to mediocre competition in today's NBA. It seems as if it's an automatic foul on a defensive player who sweats within four feet of Jordan when he has the ball.
TOM LEGGE, Chicago
Has anyone ever heard of Wilt Chamberlain? He's the guy who averaged 50 points per game for an entire season. Jordan is great, but Wilt was above the game.
JOSHUA RHETT MILLER, Philadelphia
Larry Bird was the greatest player of all time. Jordan is fortunate to have played in an era when he didn't have to go up against the Philadelphia, Boston and Los Angeles teams of the '80s each year.
J. WRIGHT, Halifax, Mass.
It's about time someone finally stood up against the millions of Michael Jordan fans. I'm glad Jordan won the sixth championship for his team. Maybe now he really will retire, and we can all get on with our lives.
N. SCHWARTZ, Farmington Hills, Mich.
It is refreshing to read that every member of the media is not positioning himself for the presidency of the Michael Jordan fan club.
RICK LAFAVE, Escanaba, Mich.
The next time Reilly sets out to insult an entire metropolitan area, he should do his homework. The people of the Rockford area are not fat, balding dry cleaners. We are fat, chain-smoking bowlers who have no particular allegiance to one brand of beer.
STEVE LINDSTROM, Belvidere, Ill.
I didn't think it could be done, but Reilly whined more than both my children put together.
COLLEEN LARSON, Chicago