CHICAGO -- The Detroit Lions' latest loss, this time against the Chicago Bears, took me way back last night. My mom thought it would be a great idea to enroll me in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program at 8-years old. She was a single mom raising her child in the Bronx. Her son was slightly nerdy, but every good gang needs a smart accountant. I needed a male role model not named RUN or DMC, and she sought some outside help.
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