What Larry Bird and Magic Johnson did for the game of basketball was nothing compared to what they did for sports fans. They have their own spots on my favorites list!
JOSH WOLF, New York City
Not only was Joe Montana amazing to watch as he pulled off remarkable comebacks, but he also led the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowls and won them all. He was also a three-time Super Bowl MVP.
JAKE O'LEARY, Boise, Idaho
Pel� was the best and most popular player in the most popular sport in the world.
ADOSH UNNI, Rochester, Minn.
Three words: Robert Gordon Orr, the man who revolutionized hockey.
DOUG ROSE, Brockton, Mass
Obviously you never saw Doak Walker play.
TOM MCKNIGHT, Los Angeles
Who Needs Lists?
I'm disappointed to see that SI has fallen prey to the list-making frenzy that has enveloped sports culture as we near the year 2000. These lists are quick-fix, short-attention-span snippets of meaningless bar arguments that tarnish the quality of the other articles in the magazine Give your readers credit. We can concentrate for more than one paragraph.
TIM MCNAMARA, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.