2/05/2007

'I have a dream'

I might have been the only person on the planet to wake up this morning wondering who won this year's Super Bowl. The hype and big money of organized sports leaves me cold. About the last time I loved the game of football was in the late 60s when Archie Manning quarterbacked at “Ole Miss” – the University of Mississippi at Oxford. Manning, whose lustre wore away after 15 years of losing seasons with the New Orleans Saints, is reliving the game through his sons Peyton and Eli. Peyton Manning led the Indianapolis Colts to victory and received the “Most Valuable Player” (MVP) award, coached by one of the first two black coaches in the big game's history, Tony Dungy. I cannot help but reflect how far things have come when the father played at a school which had first refused, then was forced to admit its first black student, James Meredith, and the son is coached to victory by a black man, distinguished by another first.

1 comment:

Frodo said...

Archie Who?