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I hope to see Ian Johnson's name on the active roster of the Vikings or another NFL team. If not, he will succeed at anything else he does because he's blessed with a level head and a good heart.
Laura Parham Herrick, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Joe Posnanski's story on Ian and Chrissy Johnson's fairy-tale journey (The Running Back and the Cheerleader, Dec. 28) resonates with me because my wife, Verna Wefald, and I share an anniversary date, July 28, with the Johnsons—though we were married in 1991. My wife has metastatic breast cancer that is highly aggressive, so even the near future is unclear for us and our two children. But as I read about the strong bonds between Ian and Chrissy, I realized that I can hope and pray and believe that our happily-ever-afters will continue for a long time.
San Rafael, Calif.
You listed the Colts' Peyton Manning as the best quarterback since the turn of the century (An Imperfect 10, Dec. 28). I believe you meant Tom Brady of the Patriots. He went to the Super Bowl four times and won three of them; Manning took Indianapolis to the Super Bowl just once. Winning the NFL's top prize, not a family name, should drive your selection for the best QB.
James R. Morrison, Cincinnati
I wish your all-decade baseball choices had been divided into two teams: one for clean players who earned their way onto the list and a second for performance-enhancing-drug users who once again are glorified despite cheating the game and the fans.
Mike Sazama, Cincinnati