I would like to offer my congratulations and welcome another Siobhan into the world. I have suffered through many unusual pronunciations of my name, and I have also hung up on telemarketers who call asking for a Mr. SI-O-BAN. I hope she enjoys the many positives to her name.
Siobhan Devlin, Bridgewater, N.J.
Cold Hard Truth
My first thought when I saw that there was a hockey story in the latest issue of SI was, Honestly, how many people care? But then I read Michael Farber's account of the immigration of NHL players to the Russian Superleague ( Tampa Bay to Tatarstan, Jan. 10) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to Farber for a brilliantly written article about a fading sport.
Tim Dwyer, Wichita, Kans.
Maybe the key figures in the NHL debacle should hitch a ride on a Yak-42 to Siberia to see how the other half lives. It might bring some humility to the negotiations and end the lockout. And they shouldn't forget to bring along their own toilet seat.
Susan Lindell Radke, Orinda, Calif.
I was disappointed to see a feature on Body Art (Tale of My Tattoo, Jan. 10). When friends tell me that they are going to get a tattoo, I always ask if they still like '80s music. Usually they say no. Then I ask them why they think they are going to like their tattoo in 20 years.
Carl Wylie, Annandale, Va.