If you were to put Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in the ring, you would expect the boistrous Ballmer to be left standing. With Microsoft taking its offer to Yahoo home, it's hard to tell who the real winner is in the long run. Microsoft certainly coveted Yahoo. However, if Yahoo falls on its face in coming months, Microsoft could be back...with a lower offer. Consider this a chapter closing in a longer tale, whose ending we don't precisely know.