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It’s 2004 All Over Again

AC Milan are alone in first place in Serie A. Barcelona are alone in first place in La Liga. Chelsea are alone in first place (well, on goal difference) in the Premiership.

George W. Bush has a small lead on John Kerry heading into the—no, sorry, forget it.

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It’s 2004 All Over Again

by Brian Phillips · November 2, 2008

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