From now on please wait until Chris Simms (The Eyes of Texas, Oct. 14)—or any other hotshot quarterback—actually beats a talented team before you start proclaiming him as great.
EVAN LASSITER, Atlanta
As a high school nurse I am delighted with the six pages of strong, healthy, athletic bodies of all shapes and sizes (LEADING OFF, Oct. 14). For all of us who worry about our teenagers' obsession with body image, I applaud your tasteful photos.
KAREN GITELSON, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.
Thank you for helping me discover that a positive body image is more important than how much you weigh. The pictures of athletes' bodies prove that beauty can be found in a wide range of weights and sizes. Being fit and confident are far more important than the number that registers when you step on the scale.
JENNIFER SAFKOW, Alliance, Ohio
Was it trick photography? Seventy-two athletes and only six of them have visible tattoos!
TRACY K. LORENZ, Grand Haven, Mich.