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Simpson's Shearer, ESPN's Simmons show anyone can be replaced. But is it right?

Simpson's Shearer, ESPN's Simmons show anyone can be replaced. But is it right?

Mankind centuries ago reluctantly abandoned the conceit that Earth is the center of the universe. There remain some on this planet who have come to be seen — or see themselves — as the bright, shining star around which all else revolves, but no. The sun will rise and set and time turn with or without that person. No one is irreplaceable. When it comes to even the most talented people and visionary leaders, status and standing are a value proposition, cost weighed against return. "The Simpsons" can replace Harry Shearer, who gives voice to many in and around its fictional town of Springfield, if he doesn't come to terms on the $14 million, two-season deal...

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