I thought I would
be writing in to mock Dr. Z's Mock Draft (May 1), but instead I must bow to his
insight. He called six right on the money, six more just one off their draft
order and two more only two positions away. He had 12 of the remaining picks in
the first round and only missed on six selections. That's pretty good
N. John Garcia, Isle of Palms, S.C.
In the 1980s I
was a die-hard, twentysomething Celtics fan who hated everything about the
Lakers, including Pat Riley ( Pat Riley Won't Give In, May 1). Now I think he's
the best coach the NBA has ever seen. He gets the most out of his players, and
he gives everything back to his team.
Stephen D. Boen, Kansas City, Mo.
that Dwight Howard signed a T-shirt with a picture of Kobe Bryant dunking over
him (Players, May 1). No way Kobe ever signs a photo of Howard dunking on
Doug Glick, Royersford, Pa.
Thanks for Grant
Wahl's enlightening article on Bruce Arena (Taking On the World, May 1). I was
delighted when he was named coach of the U.S. national soccer team. For my
college graduation present, a friend and I are going to Germany in hopes of
seeing the Red, White and Blue in action. Even if we can't score tickets, we'll
be happy to put on our Landon Donovan jerseys and head to the bars to celebrate
our Yanks and the man who has guided them so brilliantly for the past eight
Danny Cole, Bethesda, Md.
I commend Rick
Reilly for so clearly defining Africa's malaria problem and what we can do to
solve it: donate money to the United Nations Foundation for mosquito nets that
can save the lives of the 3,000 children who die each day. (Life of Reilly, May
1). As an ex--soccer mom who has coached five-year-olds in youth soccer herd
ball, I was compelled to give part of my net income to such a worthy cause. I
consider Rick Reilly a net prophet.
Linda Sennett, Knoxville, Tenn.