Oh, Good. Philadelphia Is BackS

Vice-President Joe Biden takes in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals, along with a plastic mold of what appears to be his own head, as Philadelphia claws its way back to a 2-2 series tie. Never surrender.

As someone who loves hockey, but does not care for either of the teams/cities competing for its championship, this Finals series has been a tough one to figure out. Should it be over with quickly or is good hockey all that matters? Aren't the Phillies enough for that town? But weren't the Bulls and Ozzie Guillen too much for the rest of us? One the one hand ... this guy in the photo. (Who I'm now being told is not Joe Biden. Could've sworn....) On the other hand ... it's Chicago. Choices.

I suppose, in the end, that more playoff hockey is always worth it. And this looks like a seven-gamer, so hooray. The last six months might have been worth something.

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I have no idea how we're going to get through this day—it's the heat AND the humidity—but if you lead I will follow. What? Why do I always have to lead? Fine. Stay tuned later today for the first attempted live blog of a horse race.