Your article on ESPN (SCORECARD, May 23) brought back fond memories of what once was. ESPN used to be my favorite channel. Back in the 1980s and '90s, when it provided just sports news, scores and great plays, it was a gift to all sports fans. However, once it decided dunks, touchdown dances and home runs were the only thing that mattered, it lost me.
I think Tiger Woods's best shot at getting his game back (INSIDE GOLF, May 23) would be for him to get his left knee replaced. The recurring problems he's having with the knee, even after four surgeries, suggest he has scar tissue, bone bruising and possibly arthritic issues that cannot be repaired with rehab alone.
I had a blast reading Phil Taylor's Tough Love column (POINT AFTER, May 23) on the NBA. Taylor hit the nail on the head when he said that players should focus more on just playing their games rather than pouring their hearts out and whining about everything. It's the playoffs, guys. Play like it, no excuses.
Luke Bond New Freedom, Pa.