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Another reason that it would have been more fun to live in the early 1900s rather than now — also on the list: speakeasies, jalopies, no Internet — is the fact that they used the word "boner" to describe embarrassing mental missteps. We wish this were still true today; we'd have Buckner's boner, Webber's boner and, after last night, Howard's boner. Though, to be fair to the Mavericks' Josh Howard, his boner wasn't really his fault, as much as anybody's boner can be attributable to someone else, which we suppose happens quite often. But now we're stretching it.

After Miami's thrilling win over the Mavs last night, the story clearly breaks down into three: Dwyane Wade's genius, Howard's apparently phantom (to us, anyway) time out and the (also phantom, to us) foul call on Wade that led to the clinching free throws. We're at 3-2 in the series, and the final events might end up being what we all remember from the series. (Though we hope not.)

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Meanwhile ... right now, this second, Mark Cuban has certainly written a blog entry that's full of a good $200,000 fine worth of bile, and he's sitting there, wondering if it's worth it to post it, whether to push the publish button ...

Heat 101, Mavs 100 [The Basketball Jones]