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Cleaning out the mailbox

With the Olympics winding down there's no better time for Bill Simmons to answer some mail.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:24 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

And so we reach the final weekend of the 2004 Contrived & Slickly Pre-Packaged Summer Olympics.

Back in the old days, they showed most of the events live, and you barely knew anyone until they accomplished something. Now you watch tape-delayed coverage and find yourself saying things like "Wow, he might be able to get his own Doritos spot if he keeps this up," and "Was that the woman who got naked in Playboy?" It's impossible to trust anyone. Even when Michael Phelps gave up his spot in ...

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