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Boldin's Bold Step a Life-Changer

Audra Melton/Oxfam America

Third-and-8 is hard. Anquan Boldin can tell you all about the defensive backs who will tug and pull as a receiver tries to find space in the traffic.

Catching the ball over the middle is hard. Boldin knows about that, too, the way safeties will attempt to separate a receiver and a football by the force of a collision.

Enduring a big loss is hard. The championship that got away, back when his Cardinals lost to Pittsburgh in Tampa's last Super Bowl, still gnaws at Boldin.

And so we complain. About this. About that. About everything. It is our nature, a sport unto itself.

But not Boldin.

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