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Young deserves better

It seems like Steve Young never gets the spotlight he deserves, but he's much better than a backup, says Brian Murphy.

Updated: August 9, 2005, 11:59 AM ET
By Brian Murphy | Special to Page 2

Steve Young -- destined to play Best Supporting Actor for eternity, eh?

Don't get me wrong. Here at The Cooler, we're pro-Steve Young. No anti-Steve Young vibe here. In fact, in 15 years of sportswriting, my three favorite interviews of all time are Steve Young, Jason Giambi and Mr. T, from the time I bumped into the Mohawked One at an A's-Blue Jays game in Toronto in 1999.

It's just that the left-hander spent a career Not Being Joe, and on Sunday in Canton, Ohio, merely because ...

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