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December 21st, 2010
08:21 AM ET

NFL greats tailgate, play ball with troops in Iraq

College football post-season and bowl game season is well underway. Over the next month you will see some of the best college teams match up across the country. Bowl games are usually highly publicized, commercialized and televised events. There is one unofficial bowl game, though, that you probably have never heard of.

That's because this game, the "Connect to Home" Bowl, is being played at an undisclosed location in Iraq with NFL and college football greats of the past and American troops currently stationed there.

This morning on American Morning, AM's Kiran Chetry talks to Hall of Fame quarterback with the Buffalo Bills Jim Kelly and former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, who are helping lead the event. Kelly and Peete will play quarterback on opposing teams. Catch the sneak peak practice video here. And, be sure to watch highlights of the game during halftime at the 2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 1, and at

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