But most people who ask and get our support have cancer that's very real, as we were reminded this week when we learned that Nuggets coach George Karl is facing the disease -- again.
Yes, you're right: Cancer is the shmuck of every week. But what better time to single it out than when it starts messing with the Nugs' title chances, and attacking someone who -- between himself and his son -- has already run the gauntlet and deserves to be left alone.
Cancer could have picked on someone who faked it, or someone super old, or it could have just taken the week off. But it burrowed itself in Coach Karl's neck instead. And for that, cancer is our shmuck of the week. May it one day get its ass kicked by the V Foundation.
Meet more shmucks in our Shmuck of the Week archive.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.