While watching this year's American League Championship Series, I was enthralled by the Boston Red Sox' amazing comeback. They were terrific. In the 1985-86 NFL season, the Patriots were awesome, second only to the Bears; the Bruins made the 1986 Stanley Cup playoffs; and the Celtics were kings of the NBA. For Sportsmen of the Year 1986, I suggest Boston's teams.
LAKER FAN (CONT.)
As an avid Laker and Jack Nicholson fan, I thoroughly enjoyed Rick Reilly's article (Wild In The Seats, Nov. 3). Nicholson is an absolute nut when it comes to the Lakers, and he's just as much a part of the game as a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar skyhook or a Magic Johnson pass. I go crazy every time I see him whoop it up at the Forum, and I consider myself definite "Nicholson Youth" material. Heck, I like to watch Jack cheer on the Lakers and taunt the Celtics more than I like watching the Laker Girls—well, not quite. Still, Jack is one of a kind and both the movie industry and the game of basketball would be lost without him.
San Leandro, Calif.
While reading Reilly's story about an incredibly cool Jack Nicholson, I found myself laughing aloud on the subway, which made people ask, "What's so funny?" The article was your most amusing to date.
New York City
What a vicarious thrill to see Jack Nicholson's efforts in movies and in life further elucidated by Rick Reilly. And thanks for letting us see this hero once again put life in proper perspective—with a grin.
ROBERT G. HEARTSILL
After reading about Nicholson, I now know why I never liked him. How about sticking to interesting people, like Larry Bird or the Celtics? They are worth reading about. (Never mind that I wear green underwear.)
Wouldn't 10 pages of a prominent national sports publication have been better spent on NBA royalty than on the court jester?
I always thought the name of your magazine was SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, not JERKS ILLUSTRATED. What a waste of space.