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Tom Vandergriff in a class by himself

Resolute former Arlington mayor, who died Thursday, paved way for Rangers, Cowboys

Updated: December 30, 2010, 11:26 PM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

I have been privileged to know a number of great men in my life, some famous, others whose names you wouldn't recognize. Among the former have been a couple of presidents, a governor or two and more than a handful of Hall of Famers.

None could measure up to Tom Vandergriff.

That's not meant as a slight to anyone, it's just how I felt about Vandergriff. He was simply in a league of his own.

Vandergriff died Thursday at 84 and honestly, there shouldn't be a flag above ...

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