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Fascinating backstory to Kiwanuka's homecoming

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08:03 AM ET 01.30 | Mathias Kiwanuka admits he's been thinking of playing his hometown Super Bowl for years, but there's much more to his story. [Kiwanuka] says he does not remember how old he was when he first found out his grandfather had been assassinated. ... He read about his grandfather Benedicto Kiwanuka's becoming the first prime minister of Uganda and heard about the plight forced upon a man trying to mold freedom out of a society stiffened by chaos. He learned about the pain and suffering Benedicto saw and felt. And so he knows, too, about Benedicto's being killed by the despot Idi Amin, a death foretold by some, dreaded by many and seen by experts as a development that set back progress in East Africa for years.

The New York Times

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January 30, 2012  08:14 AM ET

Morning Mick.

January 30, 2012  08:14 AM ET

That is indeed an amazing story. Well, maybe he can bring chaos to the New England backfield and set back progress in Boston for years.

January 30, 2012  08:15 AM ET

morning Mick

January 30, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Morning Clem.

How is the home state?

January 30, 2012  08:17 AM ET
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Morning Clem.How is the home state?

Snow squall earlier. sun is out now. Relatively mild temps this week.

January 30, 2012  08:22 AM ET
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Snow squall earlier. sun is out now. Relatively mild temps this week.

Mild week upcoming down here. As in 60's-70's. Would LOVE some serious snow down here. (and serious down here would be 6 inches)

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January 30, 2012  08:26 AM ET
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Clem.... Bacon... Who is this guy who calls himself the Baconator???

Not sure, but he's been around for a while.

January 30, 2012  08:26 AM ET
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What's up Mangler?

Well,, the Jets SUCK!!!

January 30, 2012  08:28 AM ET
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That is indeed an amazing story. Well, maybe he can bring chaos to the New England backfield and set back progress in Boston for years.

Very interesting story... an actual article on T-n-R worth reading.

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January 30, 2012  08:29 AM ET

What the hell is this, "Meet and greet"?

January 30, 2012  08:29 AM ET
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Very interesting story... an actual article on T-n-R worth reading.

Whoa! New interns?

January 30, 2012  08:30 AM ET
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Well,, the Jets SUCK!!!

Ah yes... my daily update on the J-E-T-S

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January 30, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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MELMAN....................

Morning, Mick!

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