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Playing the Shell Game

Bill Simmons would like to thank Art Shell for making his return to football everything the Sports Guy hoped it would be.

Updated: October 13, 2006, 11:44 AM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

There are three forms of comebacks: The ones when a team or player overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds; the ones when a player recovers from a debilitating injury to regain his previous form; and the ones when a memorable personality retires or fades away, then splashes back onto the scene with "not only am I back, baby, but you're gonna remember this moment for a long freaking time" vigor.

Those aren't even comebacks, actually. They're more like resurrections. And you only need ...

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