Amid all of the allegations of bribery, free cars and epicurean living, my question is, How do I become a member of the IOC?
NATHAN P. WENGER, Indianapolis
The Olympics bidding system is corrupt? What a shock! Next you'll be telling us that professional wrestling's not on the up-and-up.
MURRAY TONKIN, Toronto
Get a Grip
Thank you, Frank Deford, for the fine story on P.J. Carlesimo (Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner? Feb. 1). I was enthralled by the character of Carlesimo and his family almost as much as I was dumbfounded by the inane theory of New York Times columnist William Rhoden, who in a column on Jan. 21 blamed the victim and the victim's father.
DAVE WELSH, Houston
Deford caught the essence of Carlesimo as not just a coach forever linked to the Sprewell incident but also as an honorable and loyal man whose grip on life, family and friends is stronger than Latrell Sprewell's hold could ever be.
MICHAEL SZAJENKO, Warren, Mich.
A Friend Indeed
It may be acceptable for Peter King to go after now deposed Bears president Mike McCaskey for erroneously announcing that Cardinals defensive coordinator Dave McGinnis had been appointed Chicago's new coach (SCORECARD, Feb. 1). But by saying that Chicago had to "settle" for Dick Jauron, King slammed a fine man. I know Jauron from our playing days in college and am proud of what he has done since. Let's give him a reasonable chance to succeed.
D. MICHAEL HINKLEY, Yokosuka, Japan
Who Wouldn't have been impressed by David Duval's 59 at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (59 in the Shades, Feb. 1)? It may indeed have been the greatest final round ever, as Jaime Diaz suggested. While his article chronicled other competitive scores of 59, it left out an important round by Sam Snead. Snead shot a 59 in the Sam Snead Festival—a non- PGA Tour event but a real tournament nonetheless—on May 16, 1959, when he was 46 years old.
LORAN R. SMITH, Brevard, N.C.