The Boston Phoenix ran a story this week โ€” complete with Simmons quotes! โ€” about that whole mainstream sports reporters vs. bloggers business that we are extremely looking forward to being over. There has already been a ton of discussion about it, but we're not going to get into that this morning because it's too early and that stuff exhausts us anymore anyway. We just want to talk about that illustration.

Never before has the schism between the traditional grizzled sportswriter and the rad dope hip funky fresh blogger been so beautifully realized. We had no idea we were all Poochie; we are one outrageous dude!

Seriously: We have to mount that on our wall somewhere. With a week left as editor as this here site, we couldn't possibly be more proud to have that illustration as our lasting legacy. It was all worth it.

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