Goodbye, 2008 ... You Were Delicious

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I'm not sure what team's jersey this is but does it really matter? This man worships only one hero, and unlike his son's idol, Paul Kariya, it comes in a very tall can.

And now below please witness one of my favorite photos of the past year, which I think serves as the perfect metaphor for the dawning of 2009.

Goodbye, 2008 ... You Were Delicious

Our problems may seem insurmountable, our challenges daunting. But it's our cockeyed optimism that makes us great. Damn it, we're gonna try.

Easy on the 40-ouncers and the red witches tonight, people.

Seacrest out.

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