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OTL: Game in the Shadows

Originally Published: January 8, 2009
By Robert Weintraub
It was the squishy chicken dinners that brought them together.

They were local football heroes -- one collegiate and one professional -- and therefore in high demand on the Texas banquet circuit. They turned up on the same dais more than once, and it was while receiving hosannas from civic leaders and businessmen that they became friendly. Despite his rep as a goody-goody, the Cowboy was a good sport with a puckish sense of humor. And the Longhorn? Well, there weren't many who met him who didn't like him right off.

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