Found January 17, 2013 on Football Nation:
The image is etched into my memory.  Even after Alzheimer's sets in and I forget everything else, I will still remember it.  Confetti raining down onto the field, my Broncos back to back World Champions, and John Elway hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.  His last act as quarterback for the Denver Broncos.  Super Bowl Champion.  Super Bowl MVP.  Legend.  Hall of Famer.  In a perfect world, that is how great players should ride off into the sunset.A great career with the same team, never having shopped themselves to the highest bidder.  An entire career spent building a champion, winning, losing, always getting a little better, as a team, until - at last - champions.I grew up watching Bradshaw and the Steel Curtain, Staubach and the Cowboys, the perfect Dolphins, Madden and his Bad Boy Raiders.  These guys played together and fought together, year after year.  If you were a Raider, that's what you were.  The team was bigger than the individual.For Elway, that's the way it was. ...
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