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Slotted to win

Updated: June 1, 2010, 11:54 AM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

After college, I went to New York to learn how to become a stock broker for Merrill-Lynch and lived in a residence hotel that was on the west side.

The residence hotel had a fancy name but was like the royale burger with cheese in Pulp Fiction, it was noble in name only. Expressionless big men rode wordlessly to the top floor of this place, to do whatever they wished. When sharing an elevator with these local pillars, stockbroker trainees took to a corner. This residence hotel was around ...

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