Super Bowl XLV: 10 Players Who We Would Look at Differently If Not For One Game

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Super Bowl XLV: 10 Players Who We Would Look at Differently If Not For One Game
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Super Bowl Sunday. There is no day bigger in American sports. Legacies are made and sometimes changed forever. A big Super Sunday and you can land a cushy gig with Fox or CBS for the next ten years, maybe end up in Canton Ohio. You become football royalty.

Lose and you become an also ran. Years later you can become a frustrated, bitter old football player. That's how big this game is. If Aaron Rodgers and the Packers win it, he is well on his way to being a legend. If they lose, he could end up being the "just wasn't as good as Favre" guy.

Here are ten players who turned Super Bowl success into stardom or perhaps turned Super Bowl failure into a tarnished resume.

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