Someone is going to win their first Stanley Cup in at least 39 years.   The NHL got lucky ... AGAIN. The Vancouver Canucks are playing the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals beginning Wednesday. This is great for the...
This year's NBA Finals match-up has enough back stories to fill out a season of The Sopranos. It has the potential to be one of the most exciting American professional sports events of the last ten years. Gone from...
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My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair! - Percy Bysshe Shelley Am I the only one that's not crazy here? - Kanye West, November 23rd, Bowery Ballroom In the solipsistic universe that Kanye West...

And the winner is?

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