The headline for Matt Gagne's feature on Michael Vick asks, DOES MICHAEL VICK DESERVE THIS? I believe he deserves all of it. When apologies and excuses for Vick's performance speak louder than his poor stats and evidence that he has problems reading defenses, then the answer becomes an unqualified yes.
Gerard F. Keogh, Jr., Fayetteville, N.C.
I really enjoyed L. Jon Wertheim's article on Stan Kroenke (The Most Powerful Man in Sports ...). It is good to see that there are still team owners out there who let their coaches coach and don't try to steal the spotlight away from the players. I just wish that Wertheim had discussed the Colorado Mammoth, also owned by Kroenke, a bit more. Since 2004 the Mammoth has had one of the highest attendance records in the National Lacrosse League, and in 2006 it won the NLL Champion's Cup.
Eric Hejmanowski, Hanover, Pa.
I regained a lot of respect for Mark McGwire after reading his recent interview with Dan Patrick (SCORECARD). McGwire's candor regarding his past steroid use is much appreciated. I believe he has finally found inner peace, and I applaud the fact that he is not making excuses or asking for passes for himself or others who broke the rules.
Dewey Oster, Washburn, N.D.
Every time McGwire used a banned substance to enhance his recovery, he was cheating. He cheated his teammates, his opponents, the fans and the game. I don't understand how Pete Rose is banned for life from baseball for gambling while McGwire is welcomed back with open arms as a hitting coach. Where is the justice?
Jack M. Rode, Whitefield, N.H.