Before seeing Eddie perform at Calgary, I had, like many other people, been laboring under the misconception that if you didn't start Nordic ski jumping by the age of five, forget it. Anyone who thinks for a second that what Eddie does is anything less than hair city is crazier than both of us, I once flew all of 11 meters off a 15-meter hill. That was enough for me.
Squaw Valley, Calif.
BIRD VS. MAGIC
My friends and I argue over who the best player in the NBA is, but we agree it is either Larry Bird (A Player for the Ages, March 21) or Magic Johnson (The Dread R Word, April 18). Magic leads 4-3 in NBA championships. Bird has the MVP lead at 3-1. We were wondering: Which one holds the edge in gracing your cover—and may we have another look at those covers?
MARK E. RUSSELL
Bird has been featured on 12 covers, Magic on 11.—ED.