... John Cappelletti giving his Heisman acceptance speech in Something for Joey.
Tom Hughes, Grafton, Wis.
... Gary Cooper, as the dying Lou Gehrig, giving his farewell speech in The Pride of the Yankees
Bernard Coppolino, Saginaw, Mich.
Boy Next Door
Dan Patrick (JUST MY TYPE, Jan. 19) praises Tim Tebow's decision to stay at Florida for his senior season by saying, "Leaving Gainesville a year early is like leaving the Playboy Mansion at midnight when you can stay until two o'clock." Actually, considering that Tim asked to be taken off this year's Playboy All-America team because of his moral beliefs, he wouldn't be there in the first place.
Pat Bowdish, Milwaukee
Barack and Basketball
As a baby boomer and lifelong gym rat I take comfort in knowing I voted for a fellow who understands the politics of pickup (The Audacity of Hoops, Jan 19). The fact that Barack Obama realizes the magic that can occur between strangers brought together by the commitment to a common goal, like holding the court, should give us all reason to be (forgive me) hoopful.
Fredrick A. Raiter, Bend, Ore.
I now understand why Obama never quite connected with me: He's a basketball guy. Those of us who spent our winters on the mats, not the courts, know that basketball players are just the athletes who were too tall to wrestle.
Emmett C. Stanton, San Francisco
I've got $100 that says Sarah Palin can take Obama in a game of 21.
Tom Paquin, Lancaster, S.C.
I hope this doesn't mean you are putting Nancy Pelosi in your Swimsuit Issue.
William West, Fairborn, Ohio
Turning Up the Heat