If you want to get really pissed off.. – The 1958 Buffalo football team, the Tangerine Bowl, and the racists in Orlando
Watching this great MAC football game tonight between Western Michigan and Ball State we got to see this great piece that ESPN’s Outside the Lines did on the 1958 University of Buffalo football team and how they were told that the two black football players on their team would not be allowed to play in the ’58 Tangerine Bowl because the Orlando High School Association that had the lease to the stadium and had a policy that:
“….prohibited blacks and whites from playing together.”
What the Hell? If this story does not piss you off then you have never played a team sport and you are certainly not an American, because it is OUTRAGEOUS, even 50 years ago, for Americans to discriminate against someone else because of the color of the skin. ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS…. And, boy we would have loved to have been given 5 minutes with the folks that wrote and enforced this illegal discriminatory policy. These racists needed the “ultimate can of whup ass opened up on them…”
We applaud the 1958 Buffalo football team for standing up to these racists in Orlando by voting unanimously to not go to the Tangerine Bowl. Yes, those were/are real Americans on that Buffalo football team and we thank ESPN’s Outside the Lines for doing this story and bringing it to the attention of the public that would otherwise not have known about these evil racists that treated one group of humans one way and another group of humans as “second-class” citizens. Yes, this kind of racism is pure evil and anyone in America that would dare say that there are “second-class” citizens of any kind in our Republic, are evil. Evil must be defeated wherever it is found…and there are still some institutions in this country that treat some Americans and some college football teams and schools as “second-class” citizens… These folks that are practicing discrimination today are not better than the racists of 50 years ago….and they will be rooted out and exposed for what they really are….
Read this great story and see an accompanying video at the below link: