WHEN IT COMES TO THE BEST BATTLES OF ILLINOIS AND ARIZONA, WE'RE GOING WITH THE 2005 ELITE EIGHT
Pretty big one tonight, eh? If Senator Barack Obama wins, he'll be the first President from Illinois since Grant. If Senator John McCain wins, he'll be the first President from Arizona ever, although Barry Goldwater did make an effort or two in there. Got us thinking: there are a few examples in sports (and society) of someone from Illinois going against someone from Arizona. Seemed a relevant day to rank such incidents. Side note: Chicago's losing the nickname battle, right? "Windy City" vs. "The Valley of the Sun?" Where would you rather live?