Football's Best Man
I had never heard of Tony Richardson before I read Joe Posnanski's article (Made to Last, Aug. 23). Now it will be hard to forget him. Having been a Marine for 22 years, I think I know what a leader should represent, and Tony is the definition of a leader.
John Brown, Woodbridge, Va.
Richardson not only lends a helping hand to his teammates—some of whom are fighting for his job—but he also goes to every charity event he is asked to attend. He paves the way for his teammates to achieve their goals and for regular people to achieve theirs. I am proud to be a Jets fan, and I hope his last season ends with him holding up the Lombardi Trophy.
Everybody in the Pool
I admire Cullen Jones for his quest to reduce drowning rates among children and adults (Giving Kids a Lifeline, Aug. 23). I know your readers appreciate the focus and the training time that is required of Olympic hopefuls. Cullen shows himself to be a selfless champion by giving back to his country at a time when he, too, has dreams of Olympic gold. I hope that all his quests are successful.