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Illinois secures Mt. Rushmore honors from ESPN

(Credit: Watchdog)

We lost to Pennsylvania again!

New York finished fourth in the final voting for ESPN's "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" feature, which was won by Illinois (Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Ernie Banks, Mike Ditka) with 28.6 percent of the vote.

Pennsylvania (Joe Paterno, Mario Lemieux, Roberto Clemente, Wilt Chamberlain) was next with 25.5, then California (Tiger Woods, John Wooden, Magic Johnson, Jackie Robinson) with 17.4, New York (Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Jim Brown, Joe Namath) with 15.4 and Alabama (Hank Aaron, Bear Bryant, Bo Jackson, Willie Mays), 13.1.

I'm glad this is over. The suspense was almost too much to bear.

Get it? Bear? Never mind.

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