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Updated: September 23, 2009, 3:22 PM ET
By Matthew Berry | ESPN.com

"These are the times that try men's souls."

In 1776, when the great Revolutionary War author Thomas Paine wrote those words, it was clear he was talking about owning Steve Slaton. He probably had Green Bay or Tennessee in his Eliminator Challenge game, too.

From 1776 to 1783, Paine wrote a series of pamphlets about the Revolutionary War called "The Crisis," which was, it should be noted, insanely popular. The series, not the war. In it, he discussed the challenges ...

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