Once again SPORTS ILLUSTRATED reveals its bias against West Coast teams! The Lakers are the two-time defending NBA champions, yet you put the Thunder on the cover of your NBA Preview issue??? Give me a break!!! I am curious to see how L.A. is treated after it three-peats!
Kelvin D. Filer
Long Beach, Calif.
Damon Hack's story on the NFL's tight ends (The New Go-to Guys, Oct. 25) was right on. I've long believed that tight ends were underrated and underused in football. Good tight ends should be like good catchers in baseball: tough as nails but with hands soft enough to drag in anything that comes their way.
Jared W. Ellis
Port Hueneme, Calif.
SI runs a story about "the golden age of the tight end" without mentioning the Cowboys' Jason Witten, a six-time Pro Bowler, who is now fourth all time among tight ends in receptions? Really?
Frank Murtaugh, Memphis
To put Mike Ditka No. 1 on the tight end list is equally as surprising as not even mentioning Hall of Famer Jackie Smith.