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"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

Only A Game

05:31 min | 3 months ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

"Week. One game should week one actually then. I'll go to. Lift every voice syncing. Black, national, anthem what do you make this gesture? I'm this is another example of the NFL giving fed up people stuff they didn't ask for. I mean I. Have No problem with it. It's a lovely song, and it's incredibly important to a lot of people, but the people aren't marching in the streets tab the plague before football games. People want the NFL. To have a more diverse management structure to have a more diverse coaching structure You keep giving me gifts I don't want instead of the stuff I really need. Staging the remainder of the NBA season inside the Disneyworld bubble is reportedly going to cost the league more than one hundred fifty million. Man I knew those Dole whips, and Mickey ears were expensive, but I didn't know they were that expensive. That's a lot of souvenirs that I mean. I I, I have seen the Orlando Airport at the end of school vacation week. I've seen kids with one hundred fifty million dollars worth of souvenirs, but Certainly the NBA can afford the money. I mean going to make it back, but it gives you the notion of how much the world has changed. The Twenty Twenty Minor League season has been canceled Charlie I. knew this was coming, but a summer without the albuquerque isotopes. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, and the Toledo mud hens just doesn't feel like summer to me. Wars Karen the inaugural season of the rocket city trash panders. A year or no, but I'm still wearing my T. shirt for all our friends down there in Huntsville I still believe in the rocket city trash in the league, says that more than half of its teens are endanger fooling permanently if they don't get government assistance or an infusion of private money. What would be lost if that happened Oh you know dozens of happy small places, minor. League. Baseball is one of the few things about baseball does actually as charming as baseball says it is. My in more has won four WNBA championships and an MVP, but last year she walked away from the League to focus on criminal justice reform, and now thanks in part to her efforts Jonathan. Irons has been freed from prison after his nineteen, ninety eight conviction was overturned. What do you make of all this? I think she's a sports woman. Of the year, the sports woman of the decade. Maybe this was a genuine sacrifice that is now produced genuine results and. There's nothing to do except lauder. Early reporting suggested that as many as two million strawberries would go to waste after Wimbledon was canceled for the first time since World War Two, but now the All England Club has announced that it is donating some of those strawberries, two hundred portions per day to frontline and I h workers in London, tasty solution. Don't you think well? Yeah, it's than plowing the back into the earth or something I would like to know how much Jin is going to be. Left unsold without Wimbledon this year because I think that would be also a big blow the British economy. On, the strawberries are usually eaten with cream, but apparently the NIH workers are not being given the cream. Yeah, because the problem with cream always rises to the top and all you get executives. And finally Charlie goalkeeper of Iceland's men's national football team happens to be filmmaker, and that's why the video announcing the team's new logo sounds like this. Giant I wish we had a filmmaker on our team, don't you? This new avengers movie looks great. Every casual soccer fan like me for example as been in love with Iceland ever since five or six years ago when the Great Rajkovic Grapevine newspaper began its history of Iceland smiling people in international play, so yes I think this is a wonderful thing. Dragons dragon slow large staple bulls. Charlie Beers is the guest editor of the best American sports writing two thousand nineteen, and he joins US each week at this time on only game. Thanks Charlie. At only a game we searched far and wide for stories of athletes who've accomplished great things on or off the court recorder Olivia Christian didn't have to look far at all for someone who's done both fifty-nine-year-old Marchetto Washington. My grandmother asked me once My sister could cook. She could do hair she could, so she could crochet. Hands and so my grandmother asked me you know i. know all the things Cherokee do. What can you do? I looked her to play basketball. I heard stories about my Auntie. Marc's basketball greatness, growing up her quick hands and natural talent, but it wasn't until recently that I realized that those stories weren't just family. Folklore unto. Marcy could legit play I was this. basketball-playing skirt wearing kid at the park because my church didn't believe girls should wear pants so I didn't wear pants. But I was GONNA play basketball so I would put a rubber band between. Twin Skirt, so I can play basketball but.

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"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

Only A Game

01:52 min | 3 months ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

"Pollard flourished as a businessman, but in the early thirties he noticed disturbing development in the NFL and motivated him again. Aaron Dodson in Nineteen Thirty Three League enacted this gentleman's agreement that barred African American players from the League, and he took it upon himself to continue those opportunities for those black players who had proven himself that they were able to play in the national football league at the highest level Pollard's response was to barnstorm with a team that included Jackie Robinson's older brother. MAC and Paul Robeson. They call themselves. The Brown bombers named after Joe Louis Dr Charles. Charles Ross is director of African American Studies at the University of Mississippi they play out of Harlem. He was the coach of that team. And ultimately he really wanted for them. Showcase their talents, and potentially apply pressure to NFL owners to have to answer as to why black players were not on these NFL rosters to say hey, you know we're pretty successful. We're very competitive against these proteins. How come the arguing this opportunity to play in the National Football League? Fritz Pollard the third says they were more than competitive. The Brown bombers were twenty nine and oh. Never lost a game. Their talent was just so incredible. It had been sometimes team Steven. Towns agrees they were beating some of the pro teams so badly that they had the whole the score down because they were afraid that they weren't going to play them anymore, so it was a little bit more than an exhibition game when you gotTa white players that point in time playing black players, it meant something. The Brown bombers folded in nineteen, thirty, eight, one of the many casualties of the Great Depression. It's hard to know exactly how much pressure Pollard's barnstorming team put.

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"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

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05:09 min | 3 months ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

"Is the author of Satchel, the life and times of an American legend. Larry thank you for being with US great to be with you I'd like you to. Of course, the name setup as caught my interest and I was listening attentively. And then. Larry Tighe began speaking of a tournament in Denver the Denver Post Tournament. And in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, this was a watershed year for the tournament, because it was the first time that the Negro Leagues were invited to play on a competitive basis, not just as an exhibition team, the first and highest profile interracial faceoff, maybe ever in the world in the baseball world. The Negro Leagues were represented by the Kansas City. Monarchs often remembered as Satchel pages team, but as the listened, he learned that page didn't pitch for the monarchs in that tournament he was coming in with a team from this group called the House of David with all of a sudden then for me everything to. Sprang back into life, because all in a single sentence I had Satchel page, a house of David and Denver. My father was a resident of Georgetown Colorado just up the hill. Phil immediately went out and bought. Larry Ties Book. He hoped it would lead to more details about that game. His father caught for Satchel page. Maybe even the box score. But there's an even bigger mystery here. How did the greatest Negro League pitcher of all time end up on the mound for religious cult from Michigan well, the short answer is that the House of David signed a lot of famous ball players to short term contracts babe, Ruth even played for them in a game or two for the longer answer. We need to go back to Chris Syria. No Chris has spent the past thirty years researching the House of David interviewing, members and collecting. He runs his own museum. The House of David Baseball Museum Chris says team was good enough to play in the major leagues, but part of their belief was. That could never shave or cut their hair. The major leagues wouldn't let them play Major League Baseball, because you had to be clean, shaven so the Negro. Leagues invited them to play with them because they can play in the major leagues because they are black, so they teamed up together, and they traveled the country in the late nineteen twenty s all the way through roughly thousand, nine, hundred forty, and the team that the House of David would most often travel with was the Kansas City monarchs? There's this one story Chris loves to tell about those days he heard it from Lloyd Gallagher, a house of David member who played from nineteen, twenty six through nineteen forty. They would travel into buses. He said when we only pulled into tone with one bus. The other bus Lloyd said would wait while Lloyd, his father, and another house of David Player marched into the baseball manager's office and said Mr Manager were happy to be here in your tone, and we're excited and you're gonNA love us. Here's the deal sir. The men would explain that before they played their game. Game that day the Kansas City. Monarchs were going to take the field never before. Have you even allow them into your stadium? Much less your town and but sir, they're gonNA put on a show, and after that we're gonNA play, and then after the games come to the restaurant with us that we always go to, and we've booked rooms in the hotel that we always stay at and if you can't make all that happen Sir. The next town pastures is on rain. Check so it's fine. If you can't make all this happen, we're just GONNA leave and keep going. The. Room would get silent. Sometimes these managers would throw things. They Punch the wall. They'd scream at us or you know. Leave the room and slam the door and he said we just stand there. As Lloyd told Chris Every time. The baseball manager would come back and say that the monarchs would be allowed to play, but that the house of David should never expect to be invited back again, but he said guess waitress when the Kansas City. Monarchs took the field in started playing baseball. Their fans were. Were amazed and they laughed and they cheered in at the end of the game. There would be a huge standing ovation for how awesome these monarchs were, and he said guess what Chris. Next year they invited US both back so while it might seem strange. That Satchel page was on the mound for the House of David when they beat the Kansas. City monarchs in the championship game of that Nineteen thirty four Denver Post Tournament these two teams had a long history of working together to inspire baseball fans. But that to our other mystery, phillies had spent forty five years wondering when and where his father might have caught for Satchel page. Could this tournament be the answer? Fills research led him to the Microfilm archives at his local library. I.

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Why won't NFL teams hire minority coaches?

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

11:19 min | 10 months ago

Why won't NFL teams hire minority coaches?

"Three head. Coaching spots have been filled this week. But none of those. Three coaches were minorities while the Rooney rule has been followed. Some are beginning to believe that minority forty candidates are not being taken seriously for the open jobs and anonymous African American. NFL Assistant Coach said that the League has quote finally shown. It's not the place as for black men to advance. It's ridiculous it's disgusting. We can sell tickets and make plays but we can't lead Shannon. Why isn't the Rooney rule role working? Well I think until skip this diversity thing yeah. Diversity is a great great to talk about but until you get someone the leadership position that says you know what. I don't just want to talk about it. I want to be about it so until you get older ships that actually wants to put some substance to this and this is what that you're GonNa get now if the general manager there's one general manager that's what minority and that's CR- Chris greer in Miami. There's zero owners that are it shouldn't say minorities. I guess because shot con radically a minority. But when you get the gist of what I what. I'm trying to say until leadership gets more diverse. You're I'm not gonNA have a more diverse hiring background skills. This was puzzling to be. Is that Eric. Enemy has the exact Zac job that Matt Nagy had negative and call plays any recall. Please man they can get the job. Doug Peterson sedinko plays true. Recall to play around Rivera's on but Ron Rivera was not the defensive coordinator in Philly. He he became a D. coordinator what's he got to the D. Coordinator in Chicago. You are you in San Diego. Yeah but he got his getting these enter coaching tree. Eric B enemy has the exact same job. That Matt Nagy Doug Peterson has and he's not getting opportunity is spirit but this. I don't really think that they go into it. Unless you incentivize this. Okay if you how minorities kill we maybe you have an extra three to five five dollars and cap space. That's the only thing that resonates with these owners because I get it skipped if I spent three billion. Let's just say I spent three billion dollars for a restaurant run. You Go tell me what the hell I need to cook. Cook whatever I WanNa Cook it there. And that's how they look at it. Jerry Jones spent money for this. This this mind you oh tell me why should get killed but but this notion that Oh and they brought Muhiba Marvin Marvin Lewis. He brought him in to to do that. Situation wasted the same with the giants the giants they had irebi enemy. They what Joe Judge Chris Rashard Rashard. Excuse me Chris Restoring. Yeah so now. Now we're down to one. Vacant Cleveland Reunion. I'm talking about how good already know. Angle get no frills JAYCO network skill. He already interviewed there. So you would now now the take my name off the leader and solid rubber solid. Take my name off the list. Because he's GonNa get Mad Max two and a half years if you're lucky that seems to instead that's all Jimmy can stomach now if you look at it they keep these. You look at Mike Patton. You look at all the guys they've had and these guys have had I think. Hugh Jackson stayed the longest at two and a half years. But everybody's been two years the list huge only two and a half two and a half long but you get you get these other guys you get pretty kitchens and you look at patent and you look at a I forget. Just give all these one year jazz. WE ACHE AAC CLEVELAND. That in Cleveland of the North this skill ruining rules a joke. I get it. You know minorities Cadillac. An affirmative action thanksgiving. Yeah but in -firmative action. I guess it's federal dollars. You'RE NOT GONNA get the money if you don't do this. The NFL is a is a private entity. So what can you do. What Ki- what can you give? Nfl Do not the so. I have been tracking this for a long time because one of my best friends is John. Wooten who is now the retired leader of the Fritz Pollard. Alliance and he was the driving force behind instituting the Rooney rule as I hiring practice in the national shirow all league and John's point from the start was I just need interviews because if a young assistant coach gets interviewed a couple of times times it gets reported in his name gets out there and if another owner sees that name enough over maybe a couple of years hiring cycles else maybe an owner says chee that guy. He's getting a lot of interviews. Maybe I should bring in. Maybe I should be more open minded to him. But if you're GONNA curse because if I get a a lot of interviews and I'm not getting hired was wrong why here the me getting hired cave liability with that. But John's point in the end was I'd rather have interviews than not have interests. Okay okay so let's go back to the stat that I use last week. The Institute of Diversity and Ethics In sports twenty nine thousand nine racial and gender report card for the National Football Bali. The League got actually an a plus for hiring of color. Assistant coaches right a sit a plot. Oh that's progress right. It got a deep loss for hiring head coach of Color White eight-plus assistance d-plus head head coaches. There's a big disconnect there and it shows you. That owners are fine. Oh hire two or three black assistant fine with that but nope nope. I don't want to head coach to be black. Right gives quite to the restaurant you can cook. You'll be in the bank but Michelle not the bridge. I roll up now okay so when I texted back and forth last we can use this last week of John Wooten just beside himself now. He is devastated by this this development his point was that only one. GM Chris Grin Miami. Point out is use. John's word heartbreaking because it could start with the GM right a black GM of or of color could be more open minded to say to the owner. Hey listen this guy is really bring him in. Let me let me introduce him to you right. The conduit to the owner can be stronger. Iran have I don't know six or eight black. GM right right. We've had them around the league four or but all of a sudden there's a dearth to rape Barma with Barma within Cleveland. He'd Gone Rick Smith who I know very well be in Denver. He interviewed for The Washington. Ashington John Daniel Snyder said head coach could be a head coach. Basically general manager after the Washington like who are the head coaching after the draft. The General Mattis. Okay so sometimes there is group think or shink sheep among the owners because in the end they do want to win right. And if they're looking around the League league and that black head coaches really successful they say well I want one of those. I want to go that direction right well. There was one black head coach who started to have success late in the year ear and he happened to be allied with Chris. Clear in Miami and Brian Floors off the Patriots. Well they started out all time badge for about what seven seven games fifty. Nine seven opening renders and then they basically it felt like they turned the whole roster iside down which they needed to do and then all of a sudden the last nine games they go five and four they upset the eagles and then they went to foxborough and just basically ended the season. I thought for the new New England Patriots playoff teams right. Okay so all the sudden Brian floor floor with the help of Chris greer. They're having big success. It looks like it's headed in the right drug us us but it wasn't enough of a splash to create momentum through the hiring process and right because John Wooden again texted me back with so many names he said we have so many in the pipeline. Who already started with Eric? B Enemy and Chris Rock. I think Chris Shaw Bad Year on defense but when I watch him interviewed when I watch his body language. It's a stunt man he's he's got. CEO Written all over him. He looks like a commanding officer to me. There's not enough black head coaches skip. Because because you look you look at Mike McCarthy guest job he hires the guy that gave him his opportunity coordinator fifteen years ago so you see the circle. We'll skip once you become a head coach. What do you do you go to the combine? You go to say elbow you got your drake. He goes to the coaches meeting and Yada Yada Yada and to connect with the boom boom boom right right. So if I'm not in that Lou. How do I get into loops? Because a rid of staff they said eighty percent of the jobs are never posted so in other worth people get hired somebody a friend or family member is not what you know who you know There in live the roof. It does house so to finish John. Bruton's list of pipeline candidates being AMEE. Chris Rashard Robert Sala. He threw Jim Caldwell on his list. Is Jim Colwell was highly successful zestful. Jim called wheel lost his jaw. Going nine and seven in two years Matt Patricia has nine total win and he's still got a job now he goldwell still doesn't have another job he in four years. He went to the playoffs twice in the last year he went nine and seven and they said well you know we need to move in a different direction. uh-huh and the guy that's replaced has yet to win nine total games in two years. Do you still own a still on the clock. Okay Steve wilks got one shot in time. I'm one year in Arizona and he was gone. He's now the defensive coordinator in Cleveland which probably didn't help his cause this year that much but I don't hear his name no in Cleveland right right on the list. And then there's Terrel Austin who's young stripes potential star coach and John Wootton into his list with Marvin Lewis who he thinks deserves a second shy right. Okay so Jerry. Jones did observe in qualified for the Rooney rule by bringing in. I Marvin Lewis. I think Jerry was shrewd operating waiting there. Because he didn't pick a young like like Chris Rashard type interview him because of Jerry had interviewed a young potential upcoming head. Black coach right. There's more pressure on Jerry. What was wrong with right? What's the problem exactly? He went to Marvin Lewis because he thinks Marvin Lewis is kind of old news right right. He got his longtime time shot in Cincinnati. Listen I still think Marvin did a good job job seriously. Yes okay he went. Oh and seven in the playoffs but still it was Andy Dalton Alton you re you with covering the NFL and you remember what Cincinnati before. Marlene got there was John. Carter number one overall. You Got David Cleland with the fourth. The fourth picket. You got big day to day and Wilkerson purse around the second pick in the draft year after year after a year people. Forget what I know. Marvin didn't win a playoff game. But they weren't even getting close to the playoffs for Marvin got there. No so I was disappointed in Jerry because you know my heart Hartz. I'd love to see Jerry Jones higher black head coach and I think I probably won't live long enough or Jerry will live long enough to know.

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"fritz pollard" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Seven lace for flow thuggery at beginning of the cell rather shout fabius sports radio all right i was going to talk about something else right now but i'm switching gears for second i'll get back to some of the other stuff i want to talk about including the question of the day whether you think there's a better chance the titans beat the patriots today or the eagles win the super bowl of course those the games tonight some about kevin durant has twenty point milestone but anthony who produces the show is told me that people have already called in unsolicited wanting to discuss the possible investigation shen into a rooney rule violation by the oakland raiders this is a difficult subject um for a number of reasons so let's start with the obvious we'll start there and if you don't know let let me set the table real quick the the fritz pollard alliance believes the raiders have violated the room he rule they have pushed for the nfl to investigate and then we will see what happens as a result if an investigation is fully conducted and if there is a punishment nada but here's the obvious the raiders wanted juncker the raiders wanted jon gruden like ghalem wanted the ring and lord of the ring for i think really want to justify precious we need john precious the out there that's how he talks but you know what i'm saying anybody's ever seen one of those noise he they really want to john they wanted them to john grew real bet rabat and for a while they been pursuing on top of the fact that i think the raiders really wanted a name and you don't fire of jack del rio if you don't have a replacement in mind so the.

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"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

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49:48 min | 3 years ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

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02:14 min | 3 years ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

"Are the golden knights inexplicably good or is the nhl specific division very very thin i think the pacific division is a little bit thin but mark andre flurry the goalie they picked up as having a terrific season if you're not following him on twitter please do because the twitter feed is this kind of mock we're just learning about hockey thing us an x it's extremely funny graham bling state guard should kyle a hill recently became the fourth woman in the history of women's college basketball to talia quadrupled double when her team beat alabama state here the numbers fifteen points ten rebounds 10 assists and ten steals it's that last one that cut a sticks out in it yeah i am not exactly sure how good alabama state is what the basketball but it's a heck of an accomplishment and the great thing is that she got her assists on the very last play it again he got the quadruple double right before the bout yasuhiro suzuki japanese kayaker has been banned from his sport for eight years for a drugrelated incident eight years that must have been some infraction yeah he does one of his combat at all the little different from just taking yeah i mean this is this is everybody's excuse when they get caught but this actually happened men's health magazine has been asking various notable males to comment on the mi2 movement and i wonder if they're sorry that one of the guys they chose to interview was boxer floyd mayweather y'all because he doesn't seem to understand what the mi2 movement in though when he was explained to him that the me to movement was women speaking out about sexual assault his answer was when somebody is like i got a rolls royce i'd be like me to now now now now no floyd flight now now no don't do anymore interview slide for the rest of your life and finally charlie pro soccer players like pro athletes and other sports change teams all the time what makes roma lou lukaku his departure from everton for manchester united so noteworthy uh the majority shareholder of the everglades club blamed mr lukaku switch on voodoo oh we instead of like money which is the only really effective manner of like abu do i know instead of like which would you rather play for everton intervention c i don't know anything of i know.

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"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

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01:44 min | 3 years ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

"He was just so amazed at my grandfather's accomplishment frederick douglass fritz pollard died in 1980 six at the age of ninety two he was finally inducted into the pro football hall of fame in two thousand five along with dan marino steve young and benny friedman stephen towns was at the ceremony so as fruits pollard the third he says his grandfather was to positive to allow the halls refusal to induct him in his lifetime to get him down but that was no excuse for the delay he should have been and found the class there's no doubt about it and most of the hall of famer say he should have been in the founding class pollard's influence lives on thanks in part to the efforts of the fritz pollard alliance which promotes equal nfl coaching in front office opportunities for minorities former nfl player and fpa chairman john wooten says pollard was the obvious choice to be that organisations inspiration all american first black to play in the rose bowl are extended coverage from brown so when we started the organization that's why we took the name that we took wanton is perhaps fighting an uphill battle of these days as evidenced by the recent controversy surrounding the oakland raiders recent hiring of john gruden to a 10year head coaching deal without interviewing a single minority candidate as per the nfl's rooney rule dr charles ross worries that the league and a younger generation of fans still doesn't appreciate pollard significance is really a shame eased some one.

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02:00 min | 3 years ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

"Esther as to why flag players were not all these nfl rosters to say hey you know we're pretty successful very competitive against these why some are proteins hachem the argue this opportunity to play a masterful volley fritz pollard the third says they were more than competitive vow robbers were twenty nine an old never lost a game their talent was just so incredible it has been some planet team steven towns agrees they were beating some of the protein so badly that they have the whole the score down because they were afraid that they weren't going to play them anymore so it was a little bit more than an exhibition game and you got white players at that point in time playing black players it mentz up the brown bombers folded in 1930 gave one of the many casualties of the great depression it's hard to know exactly how much pressure pollard's barnstorming team put on the nfl but the league finally reintegrated in nineteen six fritz pollard faded out of the public eye in the decades following the demise of the brown bombers again erin dodson he really didn't talk about his legacy in terms of the league he was a very reserved man in once his football career was over it was over pollard focused on his family and his businesses he watched from a distance has jim thorpe george preston marshall in george halas who would oppose the inclusion of black players in the pros were inducted into the pro football hall of fame inaugural class of 1963 but as time went on pollard's legend grew until some of the league's most powerful men took notice one of them was nfl commissioner paul tagliabue who according to stephen towns would hand out book celebrating his grandfather's life tagliabue's told me that he kept a case of books and he said he would pass those out two people would come into his office is he.

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02:36 min | 3 years ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

"Despite houses hatred or maybe because of it pollard was a major draw some fans showed up to see him run others to see him get pummeled some credit pollard and jim thorpe with saving the league which struggled early on to compete with baseball boxing and horseracing because of his star power pollard was well paid he made fifteen hundred dollars a game by one estimate that's about twenty thousand dollars these days in nineteen 21 pollard became the nfl's first black head coach when he was named acronyms playercoach in nineteen 2003 he became the first black professional quarterback but stephen town says his grandfather didn't receive the respect he should have unfortunately used to have to get dressed in his car can you imagine that your star player having to get dressed in his car and come onto the field in some ways it's hard to quantify just how good fritz pollard was as a player because stats from the 1920s are unreliable and incomplete fritz pollard's pro football playing career ended in 1926 the following year there were no african americans and pro football pollard had already begun a career as an entrepreneur he had established the first blackowned investment firm in the us in nineteen twenty two he would go on to be a newspaper mogul and talent agent for many black entertainers including lena horne and pollard's former akron pros teammate paul roberston a pollard flourished as a businessman but in the early thirties he noticed a disturbing development in the nfl and it motivated him again aaron dodson in 1930 three the league sort of enacted this gentleman's agreement that barred african american players from league and he took it upon himself to continue those opportunities for those black players who had proven like himself that they were able to play in the national football league at the highest level pollard's response was to barnes storm with a team that included jackie robinson's older brother mac and paul robeson they call themselves the brown bombers named after joe louis dr charles ross is director of african american studies at the university of mississippi loop liano golf harlem he was the coach abedi in ultimately for them as yogis their talents to sleep on pressuretube owners to happen ask.

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02:14 min | 3 years ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

"But there was little pollard's teammates could do to protect him from abusive fans they had death threats when they played certain schools in certain areas and and these dr leak schools it still worth racist as anywhere else it went all through the country there were times when he had to be escorted onto the field by the police that's dr stephen towns another of fritz pollard's grandsons the aol fans used to seeing byebye blackbird when he came on the field brown earned an invitation to the 1916 rose bowl the new year's day game against washington state almost didn't happen pollard's grandsons know the story which began at the team's hotel they wouldn't let my grandfather sign it so they said well take us back a train station because you won't let him stay we're going back groundless going back to rhode island if they weren't going to let my grandfather stay hotel the team then refused to stay in the hotel worked it out meaning what exactly mainly they let him stay pollard had become the first black player in rose bowl history and he would go on to break other barriers after a stint in the army at the end of world war one and three years coaching lincoln universities football team fritz pollard signed with the akron pros for the inaugural season of the american professional football association the forerunner of the nfl he was one of a handful of black players in the league and he flourished he rarely came out of the game you play quarterback he was running back he did punt returns kickoff returns he even did plots and the kicks where they used to do to drop kick for the field goal they're worth a thing he didn't touch in the game pollard's accomplishments notwithstanding aaron dodson of espn's the undefeated says not everyone welcomed him into the pros and there is a group of players who just hit really liked the fact that this black man was not only in the league but he was also an elite player in the league.

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"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

Only A Game

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

"And he just keep getting up that was a lesson fritz pollard the elder was well qualified to teach fritz pollard was born in chicago in eighteen ninety four the seventh of eight children his mother was native american his father an african american who boxed professionally during the civil war pollard ran track and played baseball and football at chicago's lane tech high school whereas athleticism was celebrated in 1915 he enrolled at brown university on a rockefeller scholarship and things changed his teammates basically really wouldn't talk to him or anything until they saw what he could do what powered could do was rack up yards sixty seventy in eighty yards at a time once he got the ball the tough 5foot6 halfback flew down field his trademark peggy football parents flapping in the breeze once they saw his talich he won them over at his personality also won them over so from then on they had his back no matter what that would be useful as the only african american on the field pollard was the subject of verbal abuse and worse in the college game of 1915 punching kicking an ideology at the bottom of the pig pile were routine pollard was often a target he learned how to protect himself by rolling over and kicking his feet like a cat semi try to pile on and drag their feet on him to cut him his teammates also protected him they would all we're begi uniforms so that way no one could tell in a game who he was and sometimes they even dark in their faces with shoe polish so they couldn't tell who he was is that true yes during games during games back then you know 1915 in 1960 nets unheard of.

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"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

Only A Game

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

"Super for that five years ago it was decided on high that this year's super bowl would transpire in the one point one billion dollar stadium in minnesota five years ago the vikings were awful they went five ten in one this season they are so good that they may become the first nfl team to play the super bowl in their home stadium if that happens what happens to the odds will the nfl make the vikings stay in a hotel somewhere just like the opposing team rather than allow them to sleep in their own beds during the week before the game how will vikings fans react when they discover that although the super bowl is a home game tickets will not be available 'cause they've all been gobbled up by corporate partners and other onepercenters if you're of bureaucrat in the nfl office one of those mole people perhaps you are really hoping that eight nobody but the vikings wins the nfc championship right cindy ido now on the price of tickets going to go through the roof and i believe we have established that the nfl likes money i have a friend who is a bit of vikings fan his entire life and he is looking at buying tickets he is convinced an keys ready to cash in his 401 k planned yet i was gonna say i hope he has deep pockets of he's looking about looking to buy tickets to the game done you are a vikings fan right so this is good i dunno i don't know if it's good well first of all i been a vikings fans since the age of eight and the last time the vikings were in the super bowl was in nineteen seventy seven i was thirteen years old and the raiders crushed us the team constantly invents new ways to break my heart bill if they don't make the super bowl i'm going to blame you for jing said that this segment i i'm going to be there guys for espn i don't have to pay for my ticket i've got a media past so the pressure.

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"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

Only A Game

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

"And ants when they get to vegas but you know what really matters in the nfl is the quarterback and you know if we're all kind of breathing deeply in looking at the 100milliondollar contract that gruden is to get just waiting to see what happens to the quarterbacks this year guys like kirk cousins jimmy garoppolo i object a lot list to whatever the owner of a pro team wants to pay his head coach than i do to college coaches in basketball and football ginning six seven eight nine million dollars a year to coach a bunch of guys who don't get paid that's a more on castle with that no i agree with you i the thing that's really striking to me is less the money and more the ten years uh i mean that is a eternity when you're looking at coaches tenure the average coaching tenure in the nfl is four point three seasons cindy let's turn to your topic okay now bill this is what i know that going to be really close to your heart because the only thing you love more than football plays our football replace but i think we have to address this topic after a last weekend uh remember when a replay used to be ah instant sure well look real and learn anything from the first weekend of the nfl playoffs it's that what should be the most exciting compelling football of the season is really being dragged down to just an absolute grinding halt by these lengthy reviews by people and you know possibly their mole people who never see the light of day deep in the bowels somewhere the nfl's plush park avenue headquarters it was so bad that you'll recall it nbc's el michaels turned into mr cranky pants resting lille nickname away from your bill.

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"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

Only A Game

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Only A Game

"Does he felt he wanted to take on a new challenge and that's really what it should be about that and whether if peter makes it to south korea whether hill where assured during the opening ceremonies i couldn't help myself i had to ask who knows anything can happen it's the olympics but it's time for three stories you should know in this week we've got a trio of stories coming out of the nfl i'm joined by the washington post cindy boren and espn's don van not a junior welcome back to both of you hate bill thanks bill don i'm gonna ask you to start off well i'm going to talk about a tale of two coaches uh the story begins it was the best of guaranteed contract worst of guaranteed contract jon gruden just signed a one hundred million dollar 10year contract to coach the oakland raiders that's that's a big chunk of change for a guy with a fair amount of rush him gruden hasn't coach since two thousand nine since then he's worked monday nights for espn of course and become a big tv star gruden got paid because mark davis has a record seven hundred and fifty million dollars in nevada taxpayers money defraying the cost of his new vegas football stadium so he's feeling flush i guess to let a mill of free money ride on jon gruden now what's the complete opposite of sin city and celebrities starpower cincinnati and marvin lewis earlier this month the veteran head coach of the bengals was resigned for two years he'll be paid modern or whatever the opposite of gruden money is and in fifteen years says the bengals coach marvin lewis his tantalize fans and since he with seven playoff appearances and lost all seven games this tells us a lot about the nfl's economics of expectations for one thing greunen lewis both benefited from a perceived short bench of strong head coaching candidates blitz look at it this way of marvin lewis manages to win just one wildcard game he'll have improved so i asked you guys who is going to end up getting their money's worth well you know you have to stop and think about on the money mark davis is saving on haircuts igf defined as well but what really matters in the nfl beside to coach you know you need a coach like gruden someone who's a headliner will come out.

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"fritz pollard" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed

Pat Gray Unleashed

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed

"Whoever the fritz pollard alliance is they're coming after the oakland raiders because they just hired john gruden and signed him to a hundred million plus contract over ten years and they right we are deeply concerned by reports that the oakland raiders owner mark davis came to an agreement with john gruden about him becoming the raiders next head coach beef four interviewing any candidates of color so you have to go through a sham even though you know the guy you want yeah whether it's black or white you know the man you want and you just hire him period without wasting time or getting anybody else's hopes upper whatever you can't do that talk about in south on believable we want you to fly out here spend time with us we're going to act like we were like you were an act like a chance at this would you don't time away from your family to come out here for the sham interview interviewing we've already decided who we want all so that we can please the gods of social justice who you they say as soon as we learned of the reports we've formally requested that the nfl thoroughly investigate the matter to conclusively does determined whether the rooney rule was violated it if it was violated imposed it appropriate punishment what what would that be daddy's it would be to make john gruden denounce his whiteness i think probably the fritz pollard alliances dedicated to promoting diversity and equality of job opportunity in the coaching front office in scouting staff sieve nfl teams what a wonderful drew what a wonderful wonderful story in a wonderful group.

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"fritz pollard" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

"Who broke through mmhmm he was on the cover of time magazine so i'm asked this question again because a guy you know very well close friend of mine john wooten fritz pollard alliance head of the fritz paul lines that oversees the rooney rule for the national football league continues to ask me and others in the media why didn't colin speak up some time in training camp may be weak one this year why did he make a public statement because i've tried to scour the internet i'm pretty sure the last time collins spoke publicly was after his final game that he played last year on january first for the san francisco forty nine he played pretty well in that game they lost barely 25 to 2003 to seattle numbers were pretty good net game he went seventeen a 22 for to fifteen ran fivetimes for sixteen yards but but they hung right in it was close game gamed then so that was it that was the end of colin kaepernick as we knew him as an nfl quarterback it's a long time ago yes and he spoke briefly after that game just about the game and i'm pretty sure even though he released a statement i'm losing track when it was three months ago maybe that i will stand for the anthem this year grit but he has not spoken publicly so i ask you do you think that would have helped see john thinks that you you gave the nfl an excuse because all john here's what he makes calls to teams what's wrong collins happening.

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"fritz pollard" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"fritz pollard" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

"That popped out hugh think about the history with the blacks in the police in la and you you you know what have with the ride the king situation in how those guys got off and we still and and you know what people always forget there was videotape evidence and aqap still got off we saw the tape that's why people went to the streets because there's no justice that's why people went to this so sometimes when things don't go yet you have to push back and you have to be willing to take a stand you can't do it all the time can't always give me this football and less practice and let's forget about and everything else would just take care of itself but don't work that way i disqualify myself from this conversation i am not black obviously so i just can't i can't feel which you're feeling i do know hugh a little i like him as the football coach i respect him as a football coach i don't know him off the feel like that i don't know is social conscience but i do know you i do know john wooten who runs the fritz pollard alliance and overseas the rooney rule and i've known him since 1979 i consider him one of my close friends and i communicate with him almost every day in during the offseason during the coach hiring season i'm constantly texting with them about who's next who's next whose next so that i can come on here and use our platform thank you god for our platform to campaign for young black potential head coaches not just in college football but in the national football league on both fronts because they're out there they're in the pipeline and people don't know enough about them and even the other day we're talking about a couple of more i was not aware of so i google look up their background so i'm ready when it's time to hire to say what about him what about him because we don't say that enough so on on this one i.

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