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Four NFL lessons and a Sooperbowl

Jay Cutler can't be forgiven; Ben Roethlisberger can. And Rex Ryan doesn't understand.

Originally Published: January 24, 2011
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Having lasted through the seven-hour catechism of Sunday's conference championships …

Q: "What is the chief end of Jay Cutler?"

A: "To disappoint."

Q: "And the Jets of New Jersey?"

A: "Likewise. And to not cover, also."

… some thoughts today on success and failure and the limits of inspiration, on epiphany and ecstasy and the icy arc of celebrity, on fairy tales and reputation and the happy magic of transubstantiation. Then on to Super Bowl ...

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