By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus “Marlin Briscoe was a true trailblazer with the talent to back it up. His contributions to our sport will not be forgotten and all who play the game today continue to benefit from his legacy.” — Archie Manning, President of the National Football Federation (NFF). When I first […]
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By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter This weekend, America celebrated the birthday of Black Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. America continues to celebrate the struggles of African Americans on January 17, 2022. The NFL might have been left in a time warp with the events on the field and in the front […]
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MEDIOCRITY AND HYPOCRISY Gary Norris Gray-BASN Staff Reporter The National Football League turned the corner of game seven of the 2021 season and very little has changed. There has been a slight movement from 9 Black starting quarterbacks to 11. This number will fluctuate from week to week as these young men continue proving that […]
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THE CIRCUS RETURNS TO JACKSONVILLE Gary Norris Gray-BASN Staff Reporter Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow will now be forever linked in professional football history and the circus has just begun in Florida. Meyer, new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars wants to change the lingering losing culture of the Jaguar locker-room. Meyer wants his former […]
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BLACK FIELD GENERALS – PART II THE END OF POCKET PASSERS Gary Norris Gray-Staff Reporter The wheels of progress turn very slowly when it moves against the norm. African American quarterbacks are forcing professional football teams to change their offenses, slowly. The National Football continues to promote pocket passers, like Jared Goff-Los Angeles Rams-Detroit, Matthew […]
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BLACK FIELD GENERALS- Gary Norris Gray-Staff Reporter Even with Black quarterbacks Doug Williams (1988), Russell Wilson (2014), and Patrick Mahomes (2019) already having won three Super Bowls, and others playing in eight, as the National Football League approaches its 100th anniversary with Black quarterbacks still having to prove they belong on the field. From Fritz […]
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By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND– When we were young we were told that the best man plays and would get to start each game in middle school, high school, and college. Somehow and somewhere the rules and goals changed in professional sports i.e. the National Football League. The League is currently trying to sell […]
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