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09-05-2011, 01:30 AM
09-04-2011 10:03 PM

I knew who Bob Flanders was long before he was appointed the state receiver for Central Falls, long before he became a assistant justice of the R.I. Supreme Court.

It was back roughly 40 years ago, back when he was a very good running back on a struggling Brown football team, a 6-foot, 205-pound kid from Long Island who still holds the all-time Brown record for the longest touchdown run from scrimmage — 94 yards.

The Ivy League was full of kids like Flanders back then, middle-class kids who used football to get into school, kids who probably never would have gotten through the campus gates without sports, kids who used sports to open up the world for them, sports as life-changer.

You don’t think sports has the potential to change a family’s history?

Talk to Bob Flanders.

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