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The Omelette Monday January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. is Honored With a Day of Service

Today marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day - a day of service honoring the civil rights leader. For millions of Americans, it marks a day where one of the greatest leaders in history is honored.

A federal holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was first observed in 1986. In 1994, Congress also designated it a national day of service. Dr. King was assassinated in April 1968.

President Barack Obama will celebrate Dr. King's birthday with a service project at the Browne Education Campus in Washington this morning. Then, the first couple will attend the Let Freedom Ring Celebration at the Kennedy Center tonight.

Finally, The Philadelphia 76ers will play today. It's a yearly tradition for the Sixers to play on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Today they will take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 2:00 P.M.

2012 Golden Globe Awards

The 2012 Golden Globe Awards took place last night. Comedian Ricky Gervais hosted for the third straight year and once again brought his a-game.  George Clooney took the best actor award for his role in "The Descendants", while Meryl Streep took the best actress award for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher. "The Artist" took home the award for best picture.

For a full rundown of the winners, they can be found right on the Golden Globes site.

New York Giants Upset the Green Bay Packers

The New York Giants once again went up to Lambeau Field and upended the Green Bay Packers. The 15-1 Packers, who were a favorite to go to the Super Bowl, completely choked against a 9-7 Giants team. This marked the second time that the Giants upset the Packers on their home turf in the past four years. They knocked them off in 2008 and went on to win the Super Bowl.

Aaron Rodgers came up small in a huge game, while Eli Manning threw for 330 yards and had three 3 touchdowns.

The Giants dominated the Packers the entire game and won 37-20. Now, Eagles fans will have to root for the 49ers next week and hope they continue their magic. Something tells me the Giants will somehow sneak their way into the Super Bowl once again. It would be fitting that the Giants would win two Super Bowls, while the Eagles still have zero Lombardi trophies.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com

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