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Chicago's finest

The Windy City's 23 most important athletes

Originally Published: September 10, 2009
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

So the editor e-mails and says, "Hey, about a column ranking the 23 most important Chicago athletes of all time -- you know, in honor of Michael Jordan, the Hall of Fame and his No. 23 jersey?"

And I say, "Sure, I'd love to do that -- right after I staple-gun my eyelids shut and chug a Clorox milkshake."

"Great," the editor writes back.

Sigh.

Look, there's no way to rank the top 23 most important Chicago athletes of all time because: (A) ...

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