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John Elway, the greatest Bronco ever, is also the John Elway of NFL general managers

John Elway, the greatest Bronco ever, is also the John Elway of NFL general managers

John Elway loved that pool table. Shame it couldn’t stay.

Elway unveiled it at a party to cut the ribbon on his renovated basement near the end of his legendary career as quarterback of the Denver Broncos. The man cave had everything — a screening room for movies, an elaborate bar to watch games, a poker table, a place where you hit golf balls into a video screen to simulate a round … and that big, beautiful pool table.

“He had challenged me to a pool game, I came downstairs and he was waiting,” recalled Bubby Brister, who backed up Elway from 1997-99. “He was just one of those guys who won everything he played. Well, he was talking mess,...

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