What an awesome cover—I'm still trying to figure out Where's Waldo, but I did find Dickie V (March 24). The cover shows that the Big Dance is not about the four or five powerhouse teams or the superstar players. Instead it's about all 65 teams, each with a chance to win the ultimate prize.
MARV WITTIG, La Crosse, Wis.
What's wrong with this picture? It's that you couldn't find even one photograph of a female basketball player for your March Madness cover, especially considering you did include cheerleaders and mascots.
CINDY OTTE, Valley Center, Kans.
Now 64 teams can scream cover jinx, and one can say it's all a myth.
TRACY K. LORENZ, Grand Haven, Mich.
Note to self: Don't rely on SI's bracket picks for the office pool in 2004 (Net Results, March 24).
ANDREW KNOWLTON, Sparta, Mich.
Your tournament picks were almost as ugly as Gene Keady's comb-over...almost.
DAVID GERIG LITTLETON, Colo.
There's a men's bracket to fill out, but where is the women's chart? The women of UConn, Duke, LSU, Tennessee, etc. play exciting games, and many sports fans do follow them. Please be fair. This is why we still need Title IX.
BEVERLY DEFOE, Saint Simons Island, Ga.
Sports in Iraq
Hats off to a well-written article by Don Yaeger (Son of Saddam, March 24). Uday Hussein represents the very ugly underbelly of Iraqi athletics. like the United Nations, the IOC has looked the other way and is now irrelevant.
J.D. MACKEY, Lexington, Ky.
I am concerned about the timing of the publication of Son of Saddam. The implication that Uday's actions, however atrocious, in any way help justify a U.S.-led invasion of Iraq is dangerous and wrong. The failure of the IOC to deal diplomatically with the problem of Iraq is mirrored by the Bush Administration.
THOMAS VAN DER KLOOT, Falmouth, Maim
Thanks to Don Van Natta Jr. for his enlightening report on a day spent golfing with former President Bill Clinton (The Rights of Bill, March 24). I've heard it said that the best place to reveal the true character of a man is on a golf course. Sometimes, however, the golf course merely confirms what is widely known but perhaps not widely acknowledged. Can our nation have a mulligan on your presidency, Bill?
MIKE SPROUSE, Edmonds, Wash.
Now I know why I was such a solid Clinton supporter. He plays my kind of golf.
LAURON LINDSTROM, La Conner, Wash.