Mickelson is even more exciting and rewarding to watch than Tiger—or any other player in the world. Phil takes all sorts of risks, frequently screws up, doesn't have the personal-trainer body that so many of the other top guys do and says what he's feeling (for better or worse) rather than hide behind bland, impersonal corporate-speak. Mickelson's my kind of guy.
MARK D. JOHNSON, Tahoe City, Calif.
The Frozen Four (The Wait Is Over, April 15) featured some excellent hockey games. It's too bad that Michael Farber's preoccupation with Grant Potulny's hometown clouded his writing. This is one Minnesota hockey "snob" who will not let Farber's comments dull the shine of the Gophers' national championship.
TAMARA ROOT, Oakdale, Minn.
Thanks for the honest evaluation of the officiating in the NCAA championship game. I was there and could see early on that the officials had it in for Maine. It became especially evident in the overtime. Too bad that the NCAA didn't do a better job of making sure that the game would be called fairly. Fortunately for unbiased fans, the Black Bears still made a game out of it.
RICK SCHURMAN, Mosinee, Wis.
Was this one of those find-the-hidden-meaning articles? People from Minnesota are snobs? I was left wondering what the article was even about. Mr. Farber, let me get this straight, was it a good thing or bad thing that the Gophers won the NCAA championship?
BILL COMBS, Lino Lakes, Minn.
While I appreciate your attempt to make fun of the long-standing Red Sox-Yankees rivalry and am aware of your excellent response to the tragedies of Sept. 11, I was still quite saddened by your poor joke about Bosox fans' wanting to "blow up Yankee Stadium" in this week's SCORECARD (April 15). We shouldn't lose our ability to laugh at sports, but the thought of New York City landmarks' being destroyed, no matter how tongue in cheek, just isn't that funny anymore.
John Saroff, New York City