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Mobile turns into the 'loitering capital of football'

When the college and professional football worlds collide at the Senior Bowl, Mobile is transformed into a whole other world, writes Ivan Maisel.

Updated: January 24, 2006, 3:07 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

MOBILE, Ala. -- For the first three days of this week, the first two floors of the Riverview Plaza Hotel are somewhere between the bar in "Casablanca" and the bar in "Star Wars." Everyone in the world is there -- everyone in that whole other world. Every year, everyone in professional football returns to Mobile for the Senior Bowl.

They ogle the best college football players in the nation, and they ogle each other.

"The loitering capital of football," said Senior Bowl executive Vic ...

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