I had the pleasure
of playing golf with your July 3--10 Where Are They Now? cover guy, Lawrence
Taylor, in February at the NFL Pro Bowl Golf Classic in Hawaii. He was a
gentleman, a joy to play with--and the man can flat-out putt! But one question:
He played the entire round in flip-flops that day. How did you get him to put
on golf shoes for your cover?
Eddie White, Carmel, Ind.
I look forward to
your annual Where Are They Now? issue and have always held Don Larsen's World
Series perfect game as one of the greatest single-game achievements in any
sport (Pitcher Perfect, July 3--10). In your sidebar about the other men who
have been perfect since then, however, you did not mention Harvey Haddix. While
Major League Baseball deemed it unworthy of even being called a no-hitter, all
true baseball fans hold Haddix's performance on May 26, 1959--when he threw 12
perfect innings only to lose in the 13th--as one of the most spectacular feats
in baseball history.
Steve Evans, Royal Oak, Mich.
That shot of Chris
Evert winning the U.S. Open brought this 50-year-old lug back to his biggest
young-adult crush (My Three Sons, July 3--10). And she's still beautiful.
Michael Maggio, Pleasantville, N.J.
I enjoyed your
focus on Rolf Benirschke's family in Lost & Found (July 3--10), but how
could you not mention the most fascinating part of his post-NFL life? In 1989
Benirschke was briefly the host of the daytime Wheel of Fortune when Pat Sajak
left to do a short-lived nighttime talk show.
Stephen S. Power, Maplewood, N.J.
As I write this,
it has been 20 hours since June 12 cover boy Dwyane Wade won the NBA title and
the Finals MVP award--and less than 20 minutes since June 19's David Ortiz hit
a second-inning grand slam in leading the Red Sox to victory. What cover
John W. Mortimer Jr., South Boston, Mass.
In writing about
taking the best tradition from one sport and applying it to all sports (Air and
Space, July 3--10), I assumed that Steve Rushin was going to mention a unique
rugby custom in which both teams share a postmatch meal and drink. Would you
like to see that in the NFL?
Delman Smith, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Rushin failed to
mention that Ultimate Frisbee is played without officials. Players make
decisions about out-of-bounds plays and dropped catches. It's great to compete
in a sport when you can't blame the refs.
Glenn Van Moffaert, Roxbury, Conn.