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February 11, 2013
The blatant lies told by Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o make me think that Friedrich Nietzsche was right after all with his statement, "The advantages of our time: Nothing is true, everything is permitted."
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February 11, 2013

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Still Strong

I want to thank Steve Rushin for his touching column about his brother Jim's cancer survival (POINT AFTER). I lost my father to cancer five years ago, and I was late coming to the "Lance Armstrong cheated" viewpoint. Like many, I wanted his story of always riding clean to be true, because of what he meant to Livestrong. Given his recent admission, I suspect I will remain conflicted about Armstrong's deeds but still thankful for his dedication to cancer research.

Steve Kopischke Riverview, Fla.

As a survivor of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, I too will always admire Armstrong for his struggle with cancer and his Livestrong organization. Nevertheless, as further punishment for his lies I think it should be mandatory for him to devote more time and effort to Livestrong. Let him bike again, but with cancer research as his focus. That way the purpose of Livestrong will live on.

Scott Magruder, Louisville

One of a Kind

In a day and age when the greatest heroes in sports are continually falling off their pedestals, Stan Musial (SCORECARD) remains a hero. His records were not tainted by steroids, his image was not altered by arrogance, and his devotion to St. Louis was never wavering. Musial rightfully earned respect as a terrific baseball player who lived an exemplary life both on and off the field.

Charles Joel Barchett Benton Harbor, Mich.


An SI Digital Bonus tout in the Feb. 4 issue misidentified PGA of America president Ted Bishop in a photo caption. Sports Illustrated regrets the error.

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