Trygve Gaalaas, Fairfax, Va.
Although religion too often defines the differences between people, the passion for sports is universal. You have underscored that message beautifully. Bravo!
Stan Friedland, Syosset, N.Y.
I teach kindergarten--12th grade art in rural western Montana, and I was delighted to see the appropriation of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes on your cover. Jeff Wong's illustration was a great teaching tool to spur my students' interest in Renaissance art via user-friendly sports analogies from the 20th century. I appreciate the humor and seriousness with which it was executed. What a score for cultural literacy!
Jennifer Ogden, Victor, Mont.
Of all the things I could have imagined being on the cover of SI, Al Davis without pants was definitely not one of them.
Scot Robison, Charlotte
Your 50th Anniversary Issue pulled me through the darkest hours of Hurricane Jeanne. Reading by flashlight--alone in a two-foot-by-four-foot safe room--kept my mind off the screaming wind and pounding rain for more than eight hours in the dark.
Tom Cummings, West Palm Beach, Fla.