Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 10/2/12
I was watching Comcast’s 15 anniversary program and realized that three athletes fit the mold of what is Philadelphia, and one athlete who forever will be loved in the city. Brian Dawkins, a nine time Pro Bowl athlete, recorded a sack, an interception, forced fumble and touchdown reception in a single game against Houston in 2002. Dawkins retired after two seasons in Denver and had his number retired on Monday night against the Giants. He thanked the fans for acting like a fool when he wanted to. Dawkins left everything on the field every game. Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers was controversial with his “practice” comments, but gave all he had every night. He scored 60 points in February, 2005. He was tearful and kissed the 76er logo on the floor in 2009 when he returned briefly. Watching the Comcast show I realized that Bernard Hopkins also left everything in the ring as a Philadelphia athlete. He became the oldest boxer to ever win a world title, when at age 46, he defeated...
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