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Ben's Sports Take: So what do you want?

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It's that time of year again. The football season has come and gone all too quickly. Baseball players are running wind sprints in Florida and Arizona. The much-too-long NBA season is creeping along. March Madness doesn't begin until March, duh. And the NHL is, well, still the NHL.

Needless to say, this isn't exactly the most happening time of year for sports fans. But it does serve as an ideal juncture to take a step back and discuss what really matters in the world of sports: The future.

On that note, I wanted to gauge the pulse of Atlanta's sports fans by hearing what hypotheticals you'd most like to see become reality before the end of 2011.

Please rank your preferences in descending order starting with the most desired outcome first all the way down to the result that will have the least effect on your heart rate.



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  • Thrash headed to his final resting place: Winnipeg



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