Interesting for this Top 8, and an interesting lead-in as we move towards the end of 2011, is the non-presence of format stalwarts Solar Flare and Green-Red Wolf Run.
Did the author of this article even watch the video for the first decklist? Notice how Jansen says at about 8:10 that most people think there is more control in this deck but really it's a black red deck splashing blue.Then, in the authors explaination. "For one, this is a blue-black deck splashing red, not a black-red deck splashing blue."Come on. . .
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But if your hand is already strong, you can save Desperate Ravings for another time; you don't have to cast it, just because you have the mana.