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Our next LP has begun! It’s Watch Dogs. Please watch if you want to hear Ironicus go into full Chicago tour guide mode and/or if you want to see a terrible uncle wish he was Batman.

The Sears Tower during construction, c. 1972. Upon completion, it was the world’s tallest building, a title it held until 1997. It was renamed the Willis Tower in 2009. Hedrich-Blessing Collection.

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The top of the Sears Tower, c. 1972. Construction was completed on May 3, 1973, and the skydeck officially opened to the public the following year. Hedrich-Blessing Collection.

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I love the Spurs (as much as a rival can), but there’s something to be said about defending a title, something Duncan-Pop’s Spurs have never done.

The 7 Back-to-Back teams in NBA History (pictures above):

  • 1949-50 Lakers
  • 1968-69 Celtics
  • 1987-88 Lakers
  • 1989-90 Pistons
  • 1994-95 Rockets
  • 2009-10 Lakers
  • 2012-13 Heat

Not to mention the far more exclusive club of 5 Threepeating teams (pictures below):

  • 1952-54 Lakers
  • 1959-66 Celtics (eight in a row)
  • 1991-93 Bulls
  • 1996-98 Bulls
  • 2000-02 Lakers