My wife, who likes cats, no longer likes your organization, so please cancel her subscription to TIME as well.
? SPORTS ILLUSTRATED can accept responsibility only for cat-loving wives on its own subscription list.—ED.
I wouldn't use the pages of your ailurophobic rag to line the bottom of my kitty's bathroom box.
New York City
We've done it again. We sent the "Ugly American" to Rome. Only this time we sent a group of them to represent us in the Olympics where everybody in the world could watch.
I mean the officials and sportswriters who acted like a group of spoiled cry-babies.
So one of our swimmers lost the decision in a photo finish and the judges turned our appeal down. Is this any reason to drag out the crying towel and throw a public tantrum?
Are we so satiated with victory that we've forgotten how to lose gracefully? Or do we picture ourselves as a master race with athletes who shouldn't lose?
Santa Monica, Calif.
It is a sorry day indeed when the wire services have to conspire to make the U.S. win the Olympics on paper alone. By a fixed scoring system favoring American track victories over Russian victories in gymnastics this will be accomplished, but who is going to be fooled? A medal is a medal, and who is to say that one is more valuable than another? Maybe to the U.S. track and field is the most important of all sports, but to many other countries other events are more important.
FRANK H. STUCKERT
Canoga Park, Calif.
Stop! Stop! Stop! Quick, somebody—anybody—stop TV Olympic coverage of soccer. Do you want to kill American football?
WILLIAM J. DUEMO
The Happy as a Clam picture of the four Roman Catholic nuns was a jarring note (Sept. 5). Why don't you leave religious pictures out? Are you going to show four Protestant clergymen, then four rabbis? Why this Catholic plug?