Good Old Days
I enjoyed your feature on Junior Johnson (Junior Johnson Has a Lot to Say, Yes, Sept. 19) and the concept of returning to the old style of stock car racing. NASCAR needs to put racing back into the hands of the drivers by taking away the splitters, which slow cars down. That would let fans see who can actually race and who's just out for a Sunday drive. It would also bring excitement back to the track and expand NASCAR's following.
Jeff Blanch, Birchwood, Wisc.
My oldest son is a huge Jets fan, so when I first saw the image of Mark Sanchez on your Sept. 19 cover, I knew he would be thrilled. However, when I read the cover's headline my heart sank. I couldn't have been more disappointed. With all of the great performances from the NFL's opening weekend, I don't understand why you chose to quote two of the most foul-mouthed coaches in the league. Not only did I get upset for my own children but also for all of the other kids out there who are fans of your magazine.
EDITOR'S NOTE: SI received more than 100 letters objecting to the Sept. 19 cover language. While the intent was to reflect the exuberance of coaches Rex and Rob Ryan, the use of the quote was ill-advised. It was an error in judgment.