Ron Glover’s Preview and Prediction for 9/13/12: Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

Posted in Blogroll on September 13th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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Cutler does his share of talking while Rodgers walks the walk.

Tonight marks the 185th meeting between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. It’s one of the most bitter rivalries in sports with names that echo in the annals of  NFL history. Butkus, Nitschke, Starr, Taylor, Sayers, Payton, McMahon and Favre.

The rivalry is now in the hands of Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler who have already met in the NFC Championship in 2010. The Packers swept the series last season outscoring the Bears 62-38. The Bears are looking to win at Lambeau Field for the first time in five years.

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Speeches from the locker room

Posted in Blogroll on September 13th, 2012 by Martin Sumners

Last night as I was flipping through the hundreds of television channels at my disposal via the whim of a fingertip tap, I was thanking God for the dexterity of opposable thumbs.  Then, I almost began to somehow curse him as my options seemed unusually limited.  Even my new best favorite show, seen on the Spike cable channel, Bar Rescue,  was an episode I had seen before.

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Tip-Off for 9/13/12 (featuring Grover Washington Jr./Pieces of a Dream): Philly’s real-life Rocky: Smokin’ Joe Frazier to receive an overdue honor

Posted in Blogroll on September 13th, 2012 by Ron Glover

Philly’s Champion!

Sometimes in life those most deserving of recognition never receive it until they’re gone. For boxing great Joe Frazier the story is no different. Despite running on a parallel with Muhammad Ali early in his career, Frazier will be remembered as a sometimes disgraced accessory to the success of Ali. As America’s view of Ali began to shift, Frazier always seemed to be trailing on the scorecards of public opinion. The bitter rivalry with Ali left the otherwise passive Frazier in role of antagonist for the duration.

Since his passing ten months ago there has been a public movement in the city of Philadelphia to honor one of its sons. Yesterday it was announced that a statue will be erected to honor Frazier.

Better late than never.

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