A League of Their Own
Thank you for L. Jon Wertheim's excellent piece on the WNBA (Fast Times in the WNBA, Aug. 5). I have season tickets to the Redskins' games and occasionally attend Wizards games, but the best show in town is a Washington Mystics game. It is pure fun and entertainment. Hail to the WNBA.
FRAN TOMLINSON, Washington, D.C.
Minnesota Lynx consultant Mary Jo Kane and the lesbians in the WNBA must realize that most fans are not suffering from homophobia. Homophobia implies that fans are afraid of homosexuals. I am not afraid of homosexuals. They have the right to live their lives as they see fit, but I have the right not to take my children to events at which behavior I find objectionable is openly promoted. If the WNBA wants my money, it will have to create an environment that I feel is suitable for my children.
CHUCK NOBLE, Casselberry, Fla.
SI should do the world's trees a favor and forget that the WNBA exists—just as the rest of the world has done. You devoted 11% of your issue to covering a sport that barely draws enough fan support to fill a YWCA gymnasium, yet there was not a single article covering NASCAR, today's fastest growing, best attended sport. What a monumental waste of paper. Wake up and smell the gasoline fumes.
ED TOEBES, Earlham, Iowa
Kudos on your insightful, substantive article on the WNBA. I wasn't sure SI—or most of the magazines and newspapers I pick up—gave a damn about women's sports that don't involve bikinis. Now if some folks who complain about how greedy and unsportsmanlike the NBA has become would just put their money where their mouth is and go support their local WNBA team.
KATE JACKMAN, Ypsilanti, Mich.