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John Elway's second act

Updated: January 31, 2014, 12:46 PM ET
By Rick Reilly | ESPN.com

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey -- John Elway can be a very hard friend to have.

He can beat you at golf, pingpong, pool, H-O-R-S-E and who-can-soak-the-other on Jet Skis. But he also has to beat you at poker, Scrabble and Pictionary. A political argument ends two ways: He wins, or you quit, exhausted. His competitive addiction is incurable.

That's how you knew Elway would be successful at constructing and running an NFL team: because it's a thing with a winner at the end, and Elway ...

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