BACK IN THE SWIM
Congratulations on bringing back to the cover of your swimsuit issue (Feb. 14) the eternal nymph whose charms defy time, Cheryl Tiegs. The entire portfolio of photographs ("The Fairest Island That Eyes Have Beheld") was presented with taste, style and �lan, but Tiegs reigns supreme. Let's face it, Cheryl is to modeling what the Yankees have been to baseball, Notre Dame to football and Joe Louis to boxing. There never has been a substitute for the best.
FRANK R. WYNNE
Los Alamitos, Calif.
Thank you for covering—or, in this case, uncovering—one of the greatest comebacks in sports. Four years without Cheryl Tiegs was just too long.
Well, you people have done it again! Having Cheryl back is like getting a breath of fresh air on a smoggy morning. And where you found Kim Alexis and Paulina Porizkova I don't know, but it couldn't have been on earth. Absolutely heavenly!
Bravo! SPORTS ILLUSTRATED strikes again. In the middle of a cold winter we readers are delightfully warmed by the appearance of some of the prettiest faces—and bodies—SI has ever displayed. In addition to being gorgeous, Cheryl Tiegs is a sophisticated, intelligent woman who adds nothing but class to SI's annual assault on the hearts of men—I've already taken up tree climbing. And Paulina Porizkova and Carol Alt are visions of beauty in a world that can sometimes be anything but beautiful.
PAUL R. FRANKLIN
I know you usually receive rave reviews of your annual swimsuit edition from those readers who are snowbound in the Northeast and Midwest, but believe me, we Southern Californians look forward to it just as much as our cold-weather friends do. Thanks for another terrific issue.
ROBERT T. KNIGHT
A perfect "10" for your Jamaica journey.
Jamaica me very happy.
Christie Brinkley, where are you when we need you?
North Providence, R.I.
Don't pay any attention to my son Jim [above]. Your more mature readers need someone like Cheryl, an All-American woman. Right on!
We were appalled when the Feb. 14 issue arrived in the mail this week. How dare you invade our home with that trash? We do not approve of pornography in any form. Our SI subscription was purchased for intelligent, informative and enjoyable articles about sports and the talented people involved in them. It seems you forgot what you were all about.