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    Stephen A. Smith Doesn't Know The Rules Of A Major Professional Sport

    The NHL hasn't had ties since 2004.

    During SportsCenter today, noted yeller and NBA analyst Stephen A. Smith was asked which streak is more impressive: The Miami Heat's 14-game win streak or the Chicago Blackhawks' 22-game point streak.

    Okay, but the Blackhawks haven't lost a single game this season! (They have 19 wins and three shootout losses, which still count as a point in the system the NHL adopted in 2004.)

    Huh, what ties?

    But Stephen, the last time there was a tie in the NHL was April 4, 2004!

    Barack Obama was still a Senator.

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    In fact, this picture was the earliest picture of Obama in Getty Images. The photo was taken on April 4, 2004.

    The Montreal Expos still existed.

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    The cast of Harry Potter looked like this:

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    Phil Mickelson had yet to win a major tournament.

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    He won his first Masters seven days later.

    The first iPhone was still three years away.

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    The Curse of the Bambino was still totally real!

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    And Nomar was still the Red Sox shortstop.

    Check out his entire, confused rant:

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    H/T Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing