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Dear Marvin,

I have been a subscriber for many years. This is really a man’s man cigar cover. Kudos to you.

Barry Stein
Boca Raton, Florida

Dear Marvin,

A great magazine and cover with Michael Strahan!  Well done.

Kenneth Shouler’s article, “Perennial Rivals” was a fun article to rekindle memories of those great rivals. 

I wanted to add that Mr. Shouler’s article would have been better to include far more legendary NFL and NHL rivalries such as the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins, and Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings. Knowing that he focused on professional sports, the North Carolina-Duke basketball rivalry is also one for the ages.

Brad Parcells
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Marvin,

I read with great interest the feature on the greatest sports rivalries of all time in the November/December 2014
issue and I agreed with all of them. There is, however, one glaring omission that I can’t understand: Packers-Bears. How can a rivalry that extends over 90 years and includes names like Lambeau, Halas, Lombardi, Payton, Nitschke, Ditka and Favre not make the list?

George Ott
Franklin, Wisconsin

Editor’s Reply: No article in our December issue drew more letters than “Perennial Rivals.” The topic is one that evokes fond memories and strong opinions. Which rivalry burns hottest is a question that can be debated for hours, preferably (in our opinion) over fine cigars and adult libations.

Dear Marvin,

I spent a quarter of my flight from Chicago to Honolulu reading this issue cover to cover. I loved the Strahan, LPGA, sports rivalry and cigar diplomacy articles the best. The latter infuriates me that we still are far from a Cuban relationship. But—lose the poker and gambling. It’s out of place. I love your magazine.

Dr. Ed Marut
Winnetka, Illinios

Editor’s Reply: We’re glad that you are fond of our other sections, but gambling is a part of the cigar aficionado’s world. Cigar Aficionado has been covering gambling since our inception in 1992, and it’s one of the topics that we believe sets us apart from other magazines. Our mission has always been to bring you the best of the good life.