I think your readers would be more impressed with a competition on who gives the most away, not on who throws the most away.
MAUREEN GANLEY, Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Two days before I received the issue featuring the 50 richest American athletes, my employer announced plans to lay off 500 people—more than a third of the local workforce. After I read your article, it occurred to me that Peyton Manning's annual compensation is more than the combined yearly salaries of all 500 people being fired. I think Manning is one of the classiest, most talented individuals ever to play in the NFL, but as my coworkers and I contemplate uncertain futures, wondering how we'll feed our families, the compensation these 50 athletes receive for playing games seems ludicrous. What the heck have we sports fans created?
STEVE KLEINPETER, Baton Rouge