In your Go Figure
section you mention that FIFA received 4.2 million e-mails in response to South
Korea's World Cup loss "to Sweden." (Scorecard, July 3--10). In fact,
the Koreans lost to Switzerland. Hopefully you won't get quite that many
e-mails pointing this out.
Nicholas Murray, Tampa
A River Runs
It was bad enough
when my husband showed me the Stadium Pal he had purchased so he could sit
through a Mets game without getting up to go to the bathroom. Now, thanks to
Rick Reilly's Ice Cold Beer Comes Out Here? (Life of Reilly, July 3--10), I
expect a beer-storage device called the Beerbelly to become part of the family.
My sympathies to the woman Reilly mentions whose husband wears the Stadium Pal
at home. At least my guy's not that bad--yet.Gretchen Lomker, Lake Hiawatha,
I enjoyed Where
Will They Be? (July 3--10), especially the story about 15-year-old John Tavares
of Oakville, Ont. Perhaps it's in the genes for Tavares, who is already being
hailed as hockey's next big thing. His uncle, also named John Tavares (right),
has been the big thing in the world of professional indoor lacrosse for as long
as his nephew has been alive. The older Tavares, 37, last winter became the
career scoring leader in the National Lacrosse League, surpassing former
Syracuse University All-America Gary Gait, perhaps the greatest lacrosse player
in history. Tavares has 549 goals, 587 assists and 1,136 points to go along
with three championships, three MVP awards and seven seasonal scoring titles,
all with the Buffalo Bandits.
Tom Borrelli, Tonawanda, N.Y.
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