Redondo Beach, Calif.
I can't believe there were so many suicides among athletes. It is sad to think that for some, life was never as good as when they were young and playing the sport they loved.
Bill Perry, Tallahassee, Fla.
Who's to Blame?
While I agree with Chris Ballard's take on the events leading up to the Vancouver riots (The Kiss, Dec. 26), he failed to mention measures the city could have taken. During the 2010 Olympics the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought in extra officers from across Canada to help manage the crowds, and that proved to be a huge success. Unfortunately, the Vancouver police department was heavily undermanned for the riots that ensued after the Stanley Cup finals.
Shane Lamb, Surrey, B.C.
The Game Must Go On
Peter King overlooked the most obvious reason the NFL emerged unscathed from the lockout (SCORECARD, Dec. 26). The only two things fans really care about went on as scheduled: the draft and the games. As long as Roger Goodell is calling names at Radio City in April and the players are on the field in September, none of the other junk matters.
Don Richardson, Norway, Mich.