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Horatio Alger Rags-to-Riches

Have you ever heard of Horatio Alger? If you are from America, you should know this name. While England had Charles Dickens' wonderful work Great Expectations, America had the dime store novels of Horatio Alger. Known as "rags-to-riches" stories, these dime novels told the stories of boys who succeeded despite the incredible odds stacked against them. Alger is famous because of the way he captured the American spirit to thrive despite adversity.

This would be a great place to write something deep and meaningful, instead we're going to go light and ridiculous. As we left Denver there were many serious changes going on. On top of the list was the concern of how the Broncos could get past the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts without Trevor Pryce? Well, they might just have their very own rags-to-riches story in the making. Although I am quite certain they didn't get this guy for a dime, there always are great deals to be found at Wal-Mart.

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