Tough cookies: Coaches pay tribute to tough athletes

Lupin AmstutzAthletes are celebrated not only for their abilities, but for their grit, or their toughness.
Whether it’s physical toughness, such as battling through injury, or mental toughness, such as simply not giving up when the going gets tough — those kind of mindsets, qualities and makeups of athletes are what fans love to see.
When it comes to professional sports, “Iron Men” such as Lou Gehrig, Brett Favre and Cal Ripken, Jr. have been honored throughout the years for their toughness.

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