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    2. In general, a "gridiron great" would refer to a successful, famous football (American) player. The "gridiron" is a slang term used to refer to a football field (the white painted lines on the field look like a grid). In this case, it's being used to describe people who may have at one time had some expertise (how they earned their pedigrees), but who are no longer experts, because of the passage of time, the quick pace of change, and probably that they have not needed to keep up to date due to their stature. In other words, people who no longer have any valuable insight to offer, but who are in a position of power and decision making because of their former accomplishments.

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