Please tell Rushin that Magic, Larry and Mike are no longer playing in the NBA. You can't read an article without some sportswriter lamenting the days of yore. Get over it. Times have changed, and this is the NBA you've got. Try doing what great athletes do: Put what's in your past behind you and move on.
JESSE PAVONY, Toronto
I promise not to feel sorry for Jack Buck (THE LIFE OF REILLY, May 7), but I can't help but feel sorry for myself. Like Rick Reilly, I spent my childhood falling asleep to Buck on KMOX. Because I grew up in St. Louis, I was lucky enough to hear him during day games, too. We Cardinals fans are exceptionally lucky. Jack is leaving an amazing legacy: his son Joe, who seems to have inherited his dad's talent.
KATHY HOLLEMAN, St. Louis
Not to offend Mark Twain, but reports of my demise and my unwillingness to be interviewed by SI have been greatly exaggerated (SI VIEW, May 28). I would have spoken with Chris Ballard had his request to Fox, my former employer, been forwarded to me. I didn't, as Ballard put it, "resign." Fox decided to continue to pay me without using me on its baseball pregame show or on cable. Also, in the first eight business days after Fox's decision, I received 10 serious inquiries about broadcasting positions. Most warming to me, three came from previous employers. To steal another quotation: I shall return.
Finally, I think when Mr. Ballard described Dan Patrick as my "muse" he meant to write that Dan had once borrowed my mousse.
KEITH OLBERMANN, New York City