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SuperfansIf you’ve read us for more than a day, you know that we’re Chicago sports fans and that we’re completely in the tank for the Cubs.  However, we’re also big time Hawkeye fans (our alma mater).  Every sports fan has a game or maybe even two that defined what it meant to be a fan of a specific team.  We’ll go through our favorite teams and give you the games that made us fans of the team for life.  During many of these games, we were already fans of the team, but these put us over the top.

Chicago Bulls – Game 1, 1992 NBA Finals: This is the one moment of Michael Jordan’s career that we simply will never forget.  Even more than the lay-up against the Lakers in the 1991 NBA Finals.  Those 1991 Finals we admit to not fully watching because we were still in the driveway playing pick up ball.  But in 1992, we watched the entire playoffs.  In this game, Jordan hit 6 three pointers in the first half, and gave a famous move that we’ll never forget after that sixth one.  The move is a little before the 4:30 mark, but trust us, if you’ve got time, watch the whole thing.  Marv should still be calling the Finals:

Honorable mention for the Bulls must go to Paxson’s three pointer in game 6 of the 1993 Finals.  After the jump, we’ll have our 4 more.  Be sure to include yours in the comments.

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Kelly Carlson in Bikini on Nip/TuckPoints of Interest is the daily link dump for your morning or afternoon commute in and out of Souvenir City.  We’ll be throwing together some other stops from out there in blogdome and the interwebs to peak your interest.  Some of them will actually be what some might consider educational.  Most of them, are going to everything but that.

What a day!  Lots of stuff being talked about in the blogosphere.  Is Roger the G.O.A.T?  What about Tiger?  We think that we’ve got enough links here to cover you for all those arguments.  No NHL and no NBA tonight, just baseball.  We’re thinking about finally finishing the season of 24 (“There’s not enough time!”) or watching some Netflix.  Kelly Carlson is on Nip/Tuck and she was on the beach in a bikini recently filming a few scenes.  We’ll show you how we found out after the jump.

What will happen first, Favre makes his retirement final or the economy recovers?…..Oh crap, she broke her ankle?  We are really pulling for this approval to go smooth and quick…..And now the GOP is ready to talk healthcare, wait, I’m sorry, debate healthcare….Al Gore back in the news, always been a fan……Which economic stats to pay attention to and which ones are misleading

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roger federer winnerAnd…away we go.  Now, we’re not going to profess ourselves as the premiere tennis analyst of our generation.  We live blogged the French Open.  We do watch Wimbledon and the U.S. Open once they reach the semi-finals.  So, we know a little bit about the sport with serves and volleys.

What we’d like to do, is put Roger Federer’s 14 career majors and his career slam into perspective.  We listen to Jason Smith on ESPN Radio at night because he’s boring and easy to fall asleep to the only thing on.  What we heard last night made us frustrated and gave us something to write about.  It went a little something like this…

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CarlosZambrano2Cubs 2 – Reds 1:  Carlos Zambrano hit a solo homerun that turned out to be the difference in this close contest.  He also pitched 6.2 solid innings striking out seven in picking up his 100th career victory.  The Cubs bullpen actually pitched pretty well after that as Guzman, Marmol and Gregg combined for 2.1 giving up just the one run.  Kevin Gregg, after blowing his last save opportunity, picked up number ten on the season.  The Cubs sat Geovany Soto in favor of Koyie Hill and are still waiting for Milton Bradley to return from a calf strain.

Angels 2 – Tigers 1: In another great pitching performance, Ervin Santana almost went the distance but Brian Fuentes came in to get the final out of the game and steal a save.  Justin Verlander actually went 8 scoreless innings as Francisco Rodney gave up both runs in the ninth inning.  Santana needed this to bounce back from two consecutive bad starts.  The Angels are starting to wake up but still stand 3.5 GB of the Rangers.

Indians 6 – White Sox 0 : The White Sox were shutout for the second day in a row and have been outscored 13-0 in those two games.  Carl Pavano pitched a complete game, 3 hit shutout.  He also struck out six while only walking two.  Mark DeRosa continues to build his trade value as he hit his ninth homer of the year, a three-run blast.  Travis Hafner and Ryan Garko also dished out a few souvenirs of their own.

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In a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals, Randy Johnson has joined the 300 win club.

Big Unit gets 300th Win on First Attempt (MLB.com)

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nats parkPictured to the right is currently what Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. looks like.  We’d bet that Randy Johnson’s current win total is higher than the attendance at the park right now.

Perhaps since LeBron isn’t doing anything, he can help Randy in the promotion of this historic event…that we may never see again.

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randy_johnsonRandy Johnson will go for his 300th career victory tonight in Washington D.C.  The Nationals are the offspring of the Montreal Expos which is the team that drafted Johnson way back in 1988.  Randy is 45-years-old, likely in the final season of his career and will probably be the last pitcher to ever hit the 300-win milestone.

Johnson could be said to be the best left-handed pitcher of all time.  There’s even a chance he hits the 5,000 strikeout mark which is something that only Nolan Ryan has passed.  Warren Spahn, Steve Carlton and Tom Glavine are the only other lefties to win more game than Johnson.  Sandy Koufax is probably the only other lefty that can be mentioned in the conversation. (more…)

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