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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Otto Graham
Colin Kaepernick stood in a cramped corner of the 49ers' locker room smiling and chatting with Alex Smith late Saturday night when a stranger interrupted the two quarterbacks.
Colin Kaepernick has set an NFL record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a playoff game.
Hyperbole can run amok when an NFL team wins its division for the first time in 13 years, especially if much of the heavy lifting is done by two rookies, one of them a virtual unknown before training camp convened.
Youth and inexperience have taken over the most important position in the NFL.
The current occupant of the White House is a basketball guy. Other recent Leaders of the Free World have been partial to golf, jogging and brush clearing. Not Richard Nixon. Nixon loved football — any kind of football.
Not so long ago, Mike Shanahan and Mike Holmgren were the resident geniuses of their respective conferences.
Quarterbacks watch so much game tape that it makes their eyeballs bleed. They're often the first players on the practice field, the last to leave. They're smart, for the most part, and they're leaders — let's not forget that. Leaders of large men in times of crisis.
A Super Bowl title, four MVP awards and playoff appearances in every season save one during the last decade, speak volumes about how much Peyton Manning means to the Indianapolis Colts.
So, maybe that long lockout didn't hurt the NFL rookies after all _ aside from the big hits they took to their wallets.
The Big Ten's new football trophy names:
The Cleveland Browns are paying homage to their rich past.
The owners' box behind home plate will be empty most nights. Then again, it has been vacant most games for several years.
He was baseball's bombastic Boss. He rebuilt the New York Yankees dynasty, ushering in the era of multimillion-dollar salaries and accepting nothing less in return than World Series championships. He fired managers. Rehired them. And fired them again.
He was baseball's bombastic Boss.
"I've got a great job here with no pressure and no [bothersome] alumni," he told Nixon.