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McMahon was a rebel without pause

Updated: December 27, 2005, 9:16 AM ET
By Bob Carter | Special to ESPN.com

"The one thing about Jim McMahon, which was his curse and also maybe the one thing that made him tolerable was, as obnoxious as he was, he was unrepentant. He knows he's a jerk and he doesn't care that you know he's a jerk and he's not going to say, 'Whoops, I made a mistake,' " says journalist Rick Telander on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

He knew only one speed -- hell-bent -- a zealous pace that brought him athletic records, fame, injury and fast criticism. Jim McMahon ...

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