Cheers for Dad
I just finished reading Steve Rushin's tribute to his father (AIR AND SPACE, June 7) and found it fitting that it not only arrived on his dad's birthday but so close to Father's Day. It made me think of how important my father is to me. My father is also a tank of a man who taught me the respect you show with a handshake, how to tie a tie correctly, and how to be a great father to my son. So I'd like to say to my dad, in his favorite magazine, a belated Happy Father's Day, I love you, and thank you for everything.
TOM WOJCIKOWSKI, Carthage, N.Y.
If I purchase every issue of SI at a newsstand, I'll spend $175 this year. If the only article I read is Rushin's message to his father, I'll have gotten my money's worth.
PAUL GEOGHEGAN, Whitestone, N.Y.
Enough of Barnett
Much has been said and written about what Gary Barnett knew or didn't know and did or didn't do concerning the University of Colorado football recruiting scandal (SCORECARD, June 7). What has been overlooked is that he should have been fired long ago for simply being a lousy coach.
JACK D. RODREICK, Colorado Springs
C'mon, Reilly, give us a break (THE LIFE OF REILLY, June 7)! The last time we Greeks had anything to cheer about—except for a guy named Sampras—Alex Karras was playing in the NFL. So what if a few U.S. baseball players are using their ancestral links to claim spots on the Greek Olympic team. Reilly needs to down a shot of ouzo and relax!
JOHN PAPANIKOLAS, Salt Lake City