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While I am a fan of both Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, I think real-life boxers Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund would have been a better cover choice, since they are the real fighters behind The Fighter.
Greg Easom, Middleton, Idaho
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I was disappointed to see Mark Wahlberg pretending to be a boxer on the cover of your Year in Sports Media package (SCORECARD, Dec. 20). That only added insult to injury after Sylvester Stallone was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame last June for his portrayal of Rocky Balboa. If actors making believe they are athletes pass for the norm in sports these days, then I propose that Mike Tyson be given an Oscar.
Charles Hoskins, Detroit
Kudos to Lee Jenkins for his story on Kevin Love's rebounding prowess (Love Is in the Air, Dec. 20). Anticipating where the ball will come off the rim, establishing position at that place and then boxing out and quick-jumping make up the art of rebounding, which Love has clearly mastered. His technique should be taught to high school, college and professional players.
James A. Johnson