FOR AUG. 11, 2014
Bravo to Steve Rushin for the amazing back-to-the-future approach he used in his SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 60th anniversary retrospective (There and Back). The entire story had me longing for my original Realtone transistor radio. Thanks for a slice of heaven!
Gina Tedesco, South Bend
While I thoroughly enjoyed your SI Regrets package, I have to point out a mistake. Ray Bourque was listed as a deserving star who somehow never made an SI cover. However, Bourque appeared on your June 18, 2001, cover after winning the Stanley Cup with the Avalanche.
Rick Peterson, Hermantown, Minn.
Jack McCallum's profile of Cavaliers coach, David Blatt (King of Roam) rivaled Homer's Odyssey. Both Blatt and Homer's protagonist, Odysseus, traveled the world, meeting and surpassing every challenge. As a full-time student of life and the game, Blatt is destined to capture the Golden Fleece in Cleveland.
Daniel Feigin, New York City
Using baseball and Vin Scully as the binding thread of the past six decades of American sports was both compelling and powerful. Quite frankly, Rushin's article was simply the finest piece of sports journalism I have ever read.
On Aug. 19, 1954, I celebrated my 14th birthday. Imagine my surprise and joy when my aunt presented me with the first issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED with my boyhood hero, Eddie Mathews, on the cover. Thanks for the memories.
Bill Walker, Louisville
After seeing your pic of Michael Strahan and Tony Siragusa chomping down on a football, isn't it obvious how Strahan acquired the large space between his front teeth?
Ken Cooper's knowledge of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's content over 60 years was impressive. However, can he break down by sport, all 3,069 covers from memory?
Los Altos, Calif.
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