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Now Their Hearts Are in the Right Place
Rick Reilly
January 25, 1999
My mom always had a little crush on Dan Reeves. She liked his looks, loved his accent and admired how he always wore a coat and tie on the sideline during Denver Broncos games. "Doesn't he look so nice?" she'd gush. So when they both had quadruple-bypass heart surgery the same day five weeks ago, on Dec. 14, she felt as if they were in it together.
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January 25, 1999

Now Their Hearts Are In The Right Place

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"I think we both feel we got a second chance," Janet said.

Funny, there's a lot of that going around. Last spring Elway ran into Reeves at Augusta National, and they fixed the divots in their relationship. Reeves congratulated Elway on finally winning the Super Bowl that they never could together. Later, after the bypass, Elway sent a warm note and a donation to a Falcons charity.

So here we are at the biggest game of the year, and to two of the principal players it means everything and nothing at the same time. Sounds about right, doesn't it?

Me, I don't care who wins. All I ask is that Reeves wear a nice coat and tie.

You never know who's watching.

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