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Be like Mike (Purcell): Colorado kids have a new role model with the Broncos | Paul Klee | Premium

DENVER — For Colorado kids, there’s a new idol in town.

Mike Purcell was cut 10 times, by six NFL teams. He toiled on practice squads in New England, Chicago, San Francisco, Kansas City and North Carolina. He began 2019 in a league that no longer exists — the Alliance of American Football. When the AAF folded into oblivion, Purcell said, he briefly considered “a (real) job.”

“I probably would have (become a firefighter), if this didn’t work out,” Purcell said Tuesday.

It worked out — bigly. Once undrafted, unknown and unwanted, Big Mike signed a three-year extension with the Broncos, his hometown team, worth a reported $14.8 million — $8 million guaranteed. To honor the man, I drove from his old school, Highlands Ranch High, to UCHealth Training Center, where Purcell, a defensive lineman, became Colorado’s newest millionaire. The commute took 13 minutes. His wild journey took a decade

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Surface Laptop Go is a cheaper, smaller Microsoft laptop with a premium style

A truly great budget laptop is a PC holy grail, but also about as hard to find. Laptops around the $500 mark tend to compromise on design, materials, performance or features, doing well in one area, but poorly in others. In 2020, it’s been even more difficult, as remote workers and students quickly snatch up any half-decent budget laptops, leaving many out of stock. 



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Microsoft has introduced a new Surface PC that, on paper at least, looks like a budget laptop that hits a lot of the marks. The Surface Laptop Go starts at $549 (£549, AU$999) and has a 12.4-inch touchscreen display, with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 CPU. RAM and storage go up to 8GB and 256GB, but the entry-level model will have just 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, which is a bit Chromebook-y. 



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