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Should You Read This Column?
Rick Reilly
December 16, 2002
We have no Warsaw, Krakow or Gdansk, yet nowhere are there more polls than in America.
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December 16, 2002

Should You Read This Column?

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Are we orthopedic surgeons? Professional trainers? Experts in the rehabilitation of medial collateral ligaments? No, but we stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Ask yourself this: How blinklessly bored do you have to be to sit there watching SportsCenter, hear that Stuart Scott needs you, leave your La-Z-Boy, run to your computer, log on, find the poll site and vote? I mean, have you even heard of the opposite sex?

In fact, scientists agree that the moment you vote in an ESPN instant poll is when you have officially bottomed out and have a life that is so tiny as to be "statistically insignificant."

Somebody needs to conduct a poll that asks, What effect do you think filling out this poll will have on the subject it concerns?

[Check Box] None
[Check Box] Zippo
[Check Box] Bubkes

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