The networks pay the NCAA to broadcast games from which they, the networks, hope to derive advertising revenue. Bloggers receive that same opportunity for profit but without any monetary investment. Thus, by asking bloggers to leave the press box at its baseball championships (PLAYERS, June 25), the NCAA was merely protecting the interests of itself and its clients. Bravo to the NCAA for doing the right thing.
Ben Goodrich, Ruxton, Md.
What is the NCAA going to do when technological advances allow fans to transmit live video with their cellphones? Every ticket-paying customer will have the ability to broadcast the game.
Jim Cain, Nashville
Error in Judgment?
For the last 21 years I have endured countless vitriolic and vituperative comments regarding my husband, Bill Buckner, and his career. I have held my tongue. Now you have crossed the line. My son Bobby's first SPORTS ILLUSTRATED article (PLAYERS, June 25), and you refer to him as the "kid" of a "goat"? Your headline was not only yesterday's news, it was mean-spirited and in poor taste.
Jody Buckner, Boise
I have been a single-digit handicap for 50 years and a high school coach, and I am a golf addict. Rick, I enjoyed The Wrath of the Golf Gods (LIFE OF REILLY, June 25), but when you shook your club at the heavens, you were pointing in the wrong direction if you were looking for the guy who controls the golf action.
Lee Megginson, San Jose
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