• So much of Terry McDonell's piece on Sport in America reminded me of my life as a kid. It brought me back to the days when I used to take my transistor radio to the backyard, relax on the hammock and listen to my beloved Red Sox under the stars. Thanks for the wonderful memories.
Len Apter, West Hartford, Conn.
I had a hard time appreciating and reflecting on what's great about Sport in America (In My Tribe, Nov 28). The hurt inflicted by the alleged events and responses at Penn State are still too upsetting. The words I've always connected to the core value of sports such as courage and integrity now appear to ring hollow.
Donald R. Tone
As the great Nelson Mandela once said, "Sport has the power to change the world."
Upper Montclair, N.J.
I think it was David E. Klutho's photo of a weeping Jawann McClellan that best epitomized the spirit of sport in this package. As McClellan is seen mourning a heartbreaking loss, Luther Head, who should be celebrating with his teammates, instead pauses and offers a telling glance in McClellan's direction. "I understand," his eyes seem to say, "how truly important a game like this can be."
Khalid Shakhshir, Jersey City