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By Glenn Stout

Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos, Roy Reigels within the 1929 Rose Bowl, Frank Reich and the Buffalo money owed throughout the 1993 NFL playoffs, Tracy McGrady and the Houston Rockets in 2004, the whole St. Louis Cardinals workforce within the 2011 global sequence . . . What do those gamers have in universal? each one of them was once close to a humiliating defeat. yet in the interim after they may have referred to as it quits, they did not. those 5 real-life tales, illustrated with black-and-white pictures, will motivate readers old and young.

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He knew that if he remained patient and didn’t play “bombs away,” the Bills could still come back. There was no reason to give up yet. The Bills took the kickoff to start the second half and started marching down the field. Then a bad situation got worse. Reich fired a pass to tight end Keith McKeller down the right sideline, but as McKeller reached for the ball, it bounced off his hands. Oilers safety Bubba McDowell plucked the ball from the air, tucked it under his arm, and started running down the sideline.

During baseball season he imagined getting the big hit to win the World Series. When basketball season began he pictured himself making the last-second shot. Most of the time, however, Frank dreamed of playing football. His father, also Frank, had been a star linebacker and center in nearby Steelton, Pennsylvania, where he led his high school team to two Central Pennsylvania League titles. Frank’s father then attended Penn State University, where he won three varsity letters and was named to Penn State’s all-decade team for the 1950s.

The game entered overtime. Captains of both teams gathered at midfield for the coin toss. The Steelers called tails, but the coin landed heads up and the Broncos elected to receive the kick. After the Pittsburgh kicker booted the ball deep into the end zone, the Broncos took over on the twenty-yard line. Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy had already told Tim and Demaryius Thomas that they would use the new play if they won the toss. The two players entered the huddle knowing what would happen next as Tim called the play.

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