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NFL will sorely miss Mara

The NFL will miss Wellington Mara, but it will miss the things he stood for even more, writes Greg Garber.

Originally Published: October 25, 2005
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Through the tears, amid the deep sadness, came the same steady stream of words -- values from an age we seem to have lost.

Humility. Modesty. Stability. Dignity. Goodness. Respect.

Wellington T. "Duke" Mara, the New York Giants' owner who died Tuesday at his home in Rye, N.Y., at the age of 89, represented everything that today's sport is not.

"It's a different world today," said former Giants quarterback Phil Simms (1979-93) from his home in Bergen County, N.J. ...

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