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Mens air max sneakers cheap mens nike air max ripping through a surprisingly lackadaisical Manchester City side, tiny Wigan, the soccer team from a rugby town, won their firstever FA Cup 10 in one of the competition biggestever upsets.

Not since Wimbledon toppled Liverpool by the same scoreline in 1988 has the competition seen a result like this. cheap mens nike air max Arguably, this upset is greater: City, until two weeks ago, were the reigning Premier League champs and are widely considered one of the top clubs in the world. Until Saturday, Wigan greatest trick had been survival in the topflight, their greatest honor the collection of something called the Johnstone Paint Trophy. Wigan entire player budget is less than the average cost of a single one for Manchester City. As mismatches go, they don get more lopsided.

And yet, the score does not lie. Wigan are this year FA Cup winners. They earned a berth in next year Europa League, and will march out at the start of next season to face Manchester United in the Community Shield. This is Wigan greatest moment and perhaps one of Manchester City lowest.

City players were magnanimous in defeat. Vincent Kompany gamely offered that City would be back next year, and for many years afterwards. Roberto Mancini simply said that Wigan were good and that City were not. But there was no mistaking the deep disappointment from this team as they trudged up the 107 steps to collect the runner medal. There was also a sense that no one on the City touchline had any idea why things had gone so wrong.

Those into either psychology or metaphor might have seen in this game City entire season. City this season have been a team that is less than the sum of its parts. They seem either unmanageable or unmanaged. And perhaps cheap mens nike air max some of the lethargy was due to a pregame report about its future management: several papers reported on Friday night that Malaga Manuel Pellegrini had agreed to take over the team next season.

Mancini tried to put a game face on the result mens air max sneakers and the news, and after the game, bluntly called the reports But if he was auditioning for survival at the Etihad with this trophy game, it was a poor show indeed.

City were frankly pathetic, a team that looked like it didn care if it won or lost. For all their expense and glamor, it was Wigan who sparkled instead. Man of the match Callum McManaman kept driving down the right side and forcing an uncharacteristically clumsy City to collect three yellows and a red in an attempt to stop him.

City lacked any sort of extra step, and looked vastly unmotivated in midfield. Samir Nasri and Yaya Toure were largely invisible, and neither Sergio Aguero nor Carlos Tevez made much of an impact. When Pablo Zabaleta was sent off for a foolish tackle on a breaking McManaman, what little gas City had in the tank evaporated. When Wigan went forward, City lagged back. When Watson leapt to head home Shaun Maloney corner kick, he was unmarked. City played like ghosts of a great team. They were dispelled like mist in the morning sun.

The win is vindication for chairman Dave Whelan long and sometimes quixotic support of this club. He been criticized for sinking money into the mens air max sneakers club and for standing by his mercurial manager Roberto Martinez. Whelan, who broke his leg playing for Blackburn in the 1960 FA Cup final, has always placed special importance on this competition for this club. On Saturday, eyes red and barely able to speak, he spoke of waiting to get cheap mens nike air max his hands on the trophy, and how much it meant to his players and his city.

thought, secretly, before the game that we would lose, admitted Whelan afterwards. this is repayment for breaking my leg in 1960. still have a greater challenge yet to come. The Latics must win their final two league games, against Arsenal and Aston Villa, to have a shot at Premiership survival. This result will surely be a shot in the arm cheap mens nike air max.

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Mens air max sneakers cheap mens nike air max i was saddened to learn of the passing of William DuBay, who died on April 15th after a battle with cancer. DuBay was one of the more mercurial and interesting figures in comic book history. I got to know Bill during a threepart interview conducted with him for Mania last year. During his over forty years in the business DuBay cheap mens nike air max wore many hats artist, editor, art director. He worked along side legends like Will Eisner and Stan Lee.

Early in his career he worked for Charlton and Marvel Comics before going to work for Warren Publications. cheap mens nike air max For those who drew mens air max sneakers up in the 1970s and early 1980s, there was no company like Warren who published magazines like Eerie, Creepy, Vampirella, and Famous Monsters of Filmland. While Warren was known most for its horror magazines, Bill, along with his creative partner Budd Lewis, created the timetraveling SciFi Hero, The Rook in 1977. The Rook appeared in several issues of Eerie before getting his own title in 1979. The pair created Time Castle Books, which reprinted all of the Rook stories into a series of beautiful, leatherbound graphic novels.

In 1984, Stan Lee hired cheap mens nike air max Bill to help run Marvel fledgling animation studio, Marvel Productions. With Bill leadership, the studio became a huge success and paved the way for their future success in film projects. Later, Bill joined 20th Century Fox and helped run the Kids programming block.

In speaking about his good friend, Budd Lewis would say:

describe the life of Bill DuBay in word one became easy for me last night. “Passion, From his family, which always came first, to his career, which was the energy that powered him, to his dreams, which called to him, asking for more from him. It was his passion that was his magic and made him into the incredible wizard that he was, mens air max sneakers the one who entertained people around the world, with his thoughts and aspirations, and the lessons his work taught everyone who experienced it. He lived and breathed his art, his words and his love for this world and everyone in it. He fought the establishment just to provide us with a flat place to stand and let us bring our own levers. Together, we moved the world. Comic books stopped being just “funny books, as we used to call them, when Bill DuBay reconstructed the craft of illustrated storytelling. He brought about the second Golden Age at Warren Publishing and is remembered around the world for his accomplishments nearly forty years later. Wiler became fast friends with Bill during the last few years of his life. Wiler production company is working to develop a film based on The Rook. Wiler would say this about Bill:

(left) with friend, producer Eric Wiler (right)

had the pleasure to get to know William in the last years of his life. What brought us together was a love of comics, animation and life long love of the entertainment business. We had a few similarities going in our favor, Bill work with Jim Henson on “The Muppet Babies” animated series, and I worked with Jim’s son Brian on two Muppet features “Christmas Carol” and “Treasure Island,

We would get together and have coffee or lunch at least 3 times a month, one day I asked him who his mentor was. he didn’t skip a beat “Will Eisner” he said. We continued to meet and talk about each others experiences and I soon started digging up more and more of his stories, “funny pages” he would say. The more I learned about Williams journey the more I appreciated his willingness to share it with me. It seemed like we were going down memory lane and that day came, the day he told me he had cancer, the just air lifted right out of the room. He said he was going to fight it, beat it on his own terms. his superhero persona Restin Dane would travel back in time and right this wrong. The conviction of a comic book creator. I loved it and I loved him. I probably visited with William more than any other friend during his last days. For that, I was blessed with love and friendship from a true comic book superhero. A toast, “Here’s to working in the funny papers, long live the memory of William DuBay, cheap mens nike air max.