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Rare dynamic: Elway, Manning form special bond
Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY Sports 2:03 p.m. EDT September 5, 2013
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The dining room at Augusta National Golf Club should be the type of place where even the most recognizable of American sports royalty can blend in, enjoy a steak or some good old-fashioned Southern comfort food and a cocktail after a round of golf.
It's a buttoned-up place, where members and guests aren't typically fazed by the wealth or celebrity of their fellow diners.
In his half-dozen or so previous visits as a guest to Augusta, Denver Broncos coach John Fox has delighted in the golf and the dinner conversation, but he never saw anything like the scene in May, when he sat down to eat with his companions, who happened to be two of the best quarterbacks in NFL history.
As Peyton Manning and John Elway ate and drank and talked and laughed, they were approached, several times, by people wanting to pose for photographs.