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NFL Players Stand Up to Texas Tyrant Owner

Moron seems to have forgotten it takes player to have a team.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Grambling University Football Players Strike Cancels Game

Not sure of the details here – but this is an expensive one for Grambling and Jackson State. They fired Doug WIlliams? Geez!

The team is 0-7 this year, after a 48-0 loss to Alcorn State last week. The team had a 1-11 record in 2012.

Former Coach Doug Williams and Team Mates.

Grambling Football Players Refuse To Travel To Jackson State After Practice Boycott

A Jackson State spokesman has announced that Saturday’s game against Grambling has been canceled.

JSU spokesman Wesley Peterson told The Associated Press Friday that Grambling officials contacted Jackson State to inform the university of the decision.

Disgruntled Grambling players had refused to travel to Mississippi for the game. Grambling spokesman Will Sutton had said earlier in a text to the AP that there would be “no forfeit” and that Grambling officials were trying to determine the next step to take.

Apparently, nothing could be worked out so that the game could be played.

Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Duer Sharp had said before the decision was made not to play that if Grambling does not show for Saturday’s game, it will be forced to forfeit and the school will be fined.

“It’s very disappointing,” Sharp said. “But without knowing all the facts it’s hard for me to make a judgment.”

Friday’s apparent player boycott was the latest in three days of upheaval for Grambling’s proud program. Several media outlets have reported that players did not attend practice on Wednesday and Thursday because of issues with program and school leadership.

Grambling (0-7) has changed coaches twice in about two months. Doug Williams was fired two games into the season and replaced by George Ragsdale, who was reassigned Thursday and replaced by Dennis “Dirt” Winston.

The game is Jackson State’s homecoming and could hurt the school financially. The Grambling-Jackson State matchup usually draws very well — an announced crowd of more than 21,000 attended the game in Jackson in 2011.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2013 in Black History, The Post-Racial Life

 

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Philly Team Wins National Polo Championship

These young men from West Philly became the first African American Team to win the National Polo Championship. Under the heading – Young folks can do anything they set their mind to…

West Philly team wins national crown in sport of kings

Philadelphia’s own “Cowtown Work to Ride” polo team made history this weekend, becoming the first all African American polo team to win the U.S. Polo Association Interscholastic Championship.  The Work to Ride program is a non-profit based in Fairmount Park that serves inner city youth .  The team beat one from Baltimore 24 to 17 to take the national title.

The win caps a year of firsts for the Work to Ride polo team.  Several weeks ago, the West Philadelphia teens became the first all African American team to win a regional championship.  Now, they’re number one in the nation.

“Emotionally, I didn’t know how to react,” said team captain Kareem Rosser.

Rosser says he promised his two teammates, younger brother Daymar, and Brandon Rease, that he wouldn’t let them down.  They said the same.

“You know, not only did we do it for each other, but we did it for the polo community, and we did it for every other African American young boy who comes from where we come from,” said Rosser.  “You know we wanted to let everyone know that it was possible, and that whatever you put your mind to, you can actually do.”

Rosser earned top honors, becoming the number one all-star at the tournament.

 

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2011 in Black History

 

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