I really have no time for anything not connected to the job today (and it's my day off, so explain THAT).
But I wanted to get the unpleasantness on the sidebar out of the way.
For the first time ever, a vote for the greatest '70s card has ended in a tie.
Here are the vote totals for my man, Vida Blue:
1971 Topps: 23 votes
1973 Topps: 23 votes
1974 Topps: 8 votes
1975 Topps: 6 votes
1976 Topps: 1 vote
1977 Topps: 1 vote
1978 Topps: 1 vote
1979 Topps: 1 vote
1972 Topps: 0 votes
Good gracious I hate ties. Ties are the reason we have annoying gimmicks like penalty kicks and shootouts. And why college football suddenly turns into a "25 yards out" travesty that hardly resembles the previous four quarters. (I nearly alerted someone the first time I watched an extra-inning high school softball game and saw a player magically appear on second base. I thought they were cheating).
The '73 Topps Vida jumped out to an early lead, which I thought might happen, but then the '71 Vida slowly crept up in votes until we're in the situation we're in now.
I won't say I don't know what to do, because I do know what to do:
Break the tie and pick the Vida I like best.
I like this one best.
Besides, I don't even own this one.
And that can't happen.
It looks like I finally got to vote in one of my polls after all.