PYRAMID ENVY 

PYRAMID ENVY

In a story headlined "Tyson's Legacy: Quitter," Boston Globe sportswriter Ron Borges went out of his way to take a few potshots at Memphis. Borges wrote, "[Tyson's] immediate future was decided as [the referee] counted him out at The Pyramid, a building that claims to be 'the third largest pyramid in the world.' That is a claim as phony as the one Tyson has long made of being 'the baddest man on the planet.' One isn't much of a pyramid and the other isn't much of a man." To a certain degree, Borges has a point. The Pyramid -- originally called the Great American Pyramid -- is only 321 feet tall, a whopping 29 feet shorter than the pyramidal Luxor hotel in Las Vegas. The Great Pyramid of Cheops, which sets the standard for pyramids worldwide, is 482 feet tall, and the Khafre pyramid is 447 feet tall. So, indeed, when it comes to pyramids, we are, at the very least, number four. Still, the last time we checked, our Pyramid (not much of one) is significantly larger than any situated in Boston (which, the last time we checked, hasnone), and Mr. Borges has yet to challengeTyson (who is not much of a man) to a Texas cage-match.

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