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U.S. aerial skier Jeret (Speedy) Peterson was the feel-good story of the Olympics (Hurricane Force, March 8). For a man to fight his demons and still win a silver medal speaks to the power of the human spirit. I hope he uses his newfound fame to help kids suffering from depression. If so, I feel that Peterson will become a hero not just for his aerial prowess but for his empathy and kindness as well.
Chris Cantone, Midlothian, Va.
I was surprised to see the new Team USA soccer jersey in the "Who's Not" section (SCORECARD, March 8). While I agree that most people won't understand the "beauty-pageant" sash dominating the front, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED missed the connection between the 2010 World Cup jersey and the one worn by Joe Gaetjens (The Hero Who Vanished, March 8) during the 1950 upset of England. Sixty years later, as the U.S. faces another first-round World Cup draw against England, I can see nothing more beautiful than a tribute to our miraculous past.
Philip Camp, New York City
Lee Jenkins's description of Mets bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello's bike trip from Newark to Port St. Lucie, Fla., in the story about David Wright (The Trials of Mr. Met, March 8) brought back fun memories. I rode across the country in 1996 and entertained myself by doing play-by-play and color commentary of past Mets games. I wonder how many Wright homers Rac recalled as he pedaled toward the Mets' spring training home.
Alan J. Horwitz, Montclair, N.J.
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