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Essay (for the kids)

Your assignment for today is as follows.  Successful completion of this exercise will better prepare you for a career in politics.  Form a convincing argument that the NBA's Chicago Bulls will be a serious threat in the Eastern Conference this year.  Here are some tips.

1. Display box scores from games that the Bulls won last season.

2. Show that Lonny Baxter shoots 55% from the field (evidence that he's a solid offensive threat).

3. Show past statistics from 1990-1998.

4. Make unsubstantiated claims about the quality of their draft picks.

5. Display quotes from optimistic team coaches.

6. Above all, make sure to not cite anything indicating that the Bulls are not a threat in the Eastern Conference.