2013 endings: Columnist Patt Morrison on what she won't miss
This list should be a lot longer. There are so many people and practices we should be able to bid "good riddance" to, but they're still with us, still haunting us. They know who they are. And we know what they are. But until they depart the scene, here are a few others we bid a happy "adieu" to in 2013, people and things I know I won't miss. -- Patt Morrison
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Lance Armstrong( George Burns / AFP / Getty Images )
Give him credit -- he was magnificent in his brazen deception. The cyclist was a cottage industry of cliche turned real -- the epitome of triumph over adversity who invited all of us to share the dream. How many of those Livestrong bracelets went into the trash after his ways were unmasked in what the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said was "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport [cq] has ever seen"? He trashed people who talked about his doping, then complained about his mistreatment. Speaking of brazen: He was ordered to return his Olympic bronze medal.
Runner-up: Dwight Howard, who, having left the Lakers, is now welcome to sit in the Rockets' fancy new locker room and down all the Skittles and Reese's Pieces he likes.
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