father, Earl, gave his son plenty of sage advice, but he could not have been
more prescient than when he said to his boy, "Tiger, I promise you that
you'll never meet another person as mentally tough as you." In the end Earl
gave Tiger the greatest gift a father can give: the belief in self.
Troy Nelson, Woodruff, S.C.
Tiger Woods takes
money from the less fortunate, sinks his competition and hops around on one leg
(Hurts So Good, June 23). Forget golfer, the man's a pirate.
Daniel Gold, Los Angeles
Tell me something:
If major league players believe that Derek Jeter is the most overrated player
in baseball (PLAYERS, June 23), as your poll indicates, why did they also give
him the second highest number of votes in the previous issue for the player
they would most like to build a team around?
Andrew Berger, North Hollywood, Calif.
about these new, faster swimsuits (The War of the Swimsuits, June 23), I am
glad I don't hold any swimming records. I would hate to work so hard at
something, only to have my record beaten by technology.
Paul T. Cyr, Escondido, Calif.
"technological doping" is ludicrous. Advances in sports science happen
all the time. Was it unfair when basketball players switched from Converse
All-Stars to Nike? For swimmers who argue that their sponsors aren't letting
them wear the suits, either renegotiate your contracts or get ready to dry off
in fourth place.
Celso Garcia, Philadelphia
should go back to its roots and have its athletes compete in the nude. While it
would make certain events more difficult (or at least awkward), it would also
eliminate the competitive advantages of different swimsuits. Plus, I guarantee
ratings would be higher.
Jonathan Brent, Oak Ridge, Tenn.