I had been anticipating the arrival of your annual special issue. The Year in Sports, and now that I have read it, I find only one word to describe it: unbelievable! I have never before seen such an array of sports photographs in one magazine. My congratulations to Don Delliquanti and the entire crew at SI for making a great year in sports even better.
Simi Valley, Calif.
I couldn't pick out the best picture because all were so outstanding. It was a fantastic year in sports and your special issue topped it off.
North Miami Beach, Fla.
I couldn't resist writing to let SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and Kenny Moore know how much I enjoyed his story on the Golden Mile (The Golden Mile: the Torch Is Passed).
Moore is as talented with his pen as Sebastian Coe is with his spikes. The story was incredibly moving and told it like it really is. It almost made me wish I were a miler...almost.
Kenny Moore's informative view of the runners—before, during and after the Oslo Mile—is the sweetest piece of writing on the sport I've ever read.
South Berwick, Maine
Well, we should be used to it by now. In your section on college football you have a two-page picture with splashy headlines about how USC "boosted 'Bama" to No. 1 and only a two-thirds-page picture at the end of the section on the national champs. Come on!
The minute I saw your special issue I sat down and devoured it. What a case of indigestion! One picture of the NASL's Trevor Whymark at the back of the magazine is not how a professional soccer league should be covered.
One lousy picture on the NHL season? That's disgusting!
Don't you people know what lacrosse is?
Again this year I failed to find any mention of harness racing.