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Spokane took home second place in the "Best American Riverfront" competition in USA Today Spokane took home second place in the "Best American Riverfront" competition in USA Today
SPOKANE, Wash. - For the past few weeks, we've been pushing you to vote for Spokane as USA Today's "Best American Riverfront City." And the voting certainly helped. Thanks to you, Spokane raced out to a lead over the likes of Pittsburgh, Detroit, Louisville and Richmond. As the close of voting drew nearer, we were neck and neck with Wilmington, N.C. The voting closed on Monday and Spokane placed... second. 

But hey, second place isn't such a bad place to be. The Buffalo Bills once came in second place four seasons in a row! That means they went to the Super Bowl four years in a row! That's pretty impressive! We'll be looking for another fight next year Wilmington.

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus came in second place 19 times at major PGA events. Still more than Tiger. He's still an icon. So are we.

Al Gore actually won the popular vote in the 2000 Presidential election, but lost the electoral college! That's a tough second place victory. But nice to know you were the most popular. This "Best American Riverfront" must've been done based on some sort of electoral college, because had it been solely on popularity, we certainly would've won. Right?

Clay Aiken not only came in second place on American Idol, but also was the runner-up to Arsenio Hall on The Apprentice. Okay, ignore that one. Bad example. 

How about the greatest runner-up of all-time? Buzz Aldrin. Sure he was the second man on the moon, but he was still on the moon! We're you ever on the moon Pittsburgh? I didn't think so. We were. 

So as we might feel a little bit bad we didn't take home the coveted "Best American Riverfront City" title from USA Today's readers, we can gracefully wish nothing but the best to Neil Armstrong... err... Wilmington, N.C., and chant the obligatory second place hymn: "There's always next year." 

Thanks for voting Spokane! You're #1 in my heart!

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