Rick Carpiniello, Stamford, Conn.
While it is true that Real Madrid soccer star Ronaldo is underpaid, it's unfair to compare the number of goals he scores with that of David Beckham. As a wing Beckham's primary job is to set up Ronaldo, a striker, for all those goals, not score on his own.
Tim Sayler, West Chester, Pa.
The most shocking fact in the 50-highest-paid-athletes story was not their vast wealth but their embarrassingly small charitable contributions. Andre Agassi and Lance Armstrong stand out as examples of athletes who give of their hearts and their wallets. But what about the others? It makes one think that many of the charitable endeavors that these stars are involved in are more for image than a true desire to help those in need.
Brad Kearns, Auburn, Calif.
46 Percent of pro athletes from the NBA in the Fortunate 50.
8 Professional sports covered in the Fortunate 50.
1 NBA player in the top 10 in giving back.
0 Chance of my watching an NBA game next year.
Bob St. Mane, Minneapolis