Throwback Thursday: K.C. Jones

Posted in blog roll, Blogroll, blogrolll, Boston Celtics, Kevin McHale, Larry Bird, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Finals, Race and Sports, race relations, Racism in Sports, racist on February 14th, 2008 by Ron Glover

(Getty Images Photo / Chip Somodevilla)

The sudden revival of basketball in the city of Boston has taken many of it’s fans back to the glory days -when their beloved Celtics were the class of the NBA. Personally, it takes me back to a time where I hated to see the Sixers’ arch rivals from the north coming, whether it was in mid-season or the playoffs. As my knowledge of sports has grown, so has my respect for the adversaries of my youth; Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parrish.  Respect for the Dallas Cowboys? That day is still afar off.

Celtics coach K.C. Jones was the driving force behind the Celtics last two title teams. In researching Jones’ career, I discovered that he was a groundbreaking player in college, and played an intergral role on eight Celtics’ title teams before winning two more as a coach. To my embarrassment I also discovered that I should have been more focused on the color and not the colors.

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Throwback Thursday: Doug Williams, Soul Survivor

Posted in Blogroll, quarterback controversy, race, race and quarterbacks, Race and Sports, race relations, Racial Divide, Racism in Sports, Washington Redskins on January 31st, 2008 by Ron Glover

The position of quarterback has been a microcosm of the Black struggle in America – a door supposedly “open to all” – except for us of a darker hue who continuously knock, kick and scream until an answer comes.

For eighty years, the Black man has fought tooth and nail to be in a position to lead a professional football franchise to glory. Many came before Doug Williams some may have even been better skilled. But looking back on the life of Douglas Lee Williams -none were better prepared.

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