Let's hear it for the Caribbean (Taking It Easy Where It's Breezy, Feb. 4)! Your "Islands in the Sun" issue will reduce our fuel bill and help keep tuition down next year. Oh, how you've warmed a bitter Worcester winter—even the Jesuits are reading it! How about an SI poster of that fantastic cover? Christie Brinkley is definitely a 12.
THE BOYS OF CARLIN HALL III
College of the Holy Cross
To this native Californian getting educated here in the frozen North, your annual swimsuit issue was better than a letter from home!
ALAN R. EAGLE
I had just finished shoveling the results of the Chicago area's largest snowfall of the season when what should I find in my mailbox? Your annual swimsuit issue! SPORT ILLUSTRATED, your timing is impeccable!
Who needs OPEC?
There is only one word I can think of to describe the girls in this year's swimsuit issue: absolutely unbelievably incredibly beautiful.
White Plains, N.Y.
The cover photograph of Christie Brinkley sure beats other cover photos.
Johnson City, Tenn.
Your pictures of Bernadette Swann prove that Lynn Swann does not confine his spectacular catches to the football field. She may be his best ever. Congratulations on another stunning swimsuit issue!
West Middlesex, Pa.
Once again SI has provided a surefire cure for post-pigskin depression. I have only two questions: Who is Irina Gerasimenko, and where has she been all my life? She is the most beautiful woman ever to have graced your pages. What a way to start the '80s!
In an effort to counteract some of the anticipated caustic criticisms from offended church members of various denominations, may I commend you for that bountiful bevy of beauties? I can't imagine Adam's Eve in the Garden of Eden having been any more pleasing to the eye in her scanty fig-leaf bathing suit!
THE REV. LESLIE CONRAD JR.
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Again this year I firmly object to your swimsuit edition. I was so disgusted with the cover that I tore the issue into shreds without reading it and tossed it into the fire where it really belongs with the devil and his imps.