Sports

Kordell Stewart: Man in demand

Black Quarterbacks. Black Quarterbacks. Black Quarterbacks sweeping through the NFL. Soorryyyyyyy for the blatant show of pride. But we have decades and decades and still more decades of the most blatant discrimination in sports to make up for. Black Quarterbacks. Black Quarterbacks. Black Quarterbacks sweeping through the NFL. Soorryyyyyyy for the blatant show of pride. But we have decades and decades and still more decades of the most blatant discrimination in sports to make up for. Both written and unwritten rules that prevented talented young African Americans from EVER assuming the ultimate position in American sports. Pro quarterback. Now its pay back time in the best and most humble sense of the word of course. All we're aiming for is parity here in the Box.

The same amount of starting Black quarterbacks in the NFL as there are African Americans starting in every other position on every NFL team. 70-85% African American at every other position. WHY NOT AT QUARTERBACK !! And that leaves aside the century of abuse and countless Black dreams destroyed by the caste system that pervaded the NFL throughout the majority of the 20th century. We're including no reparations at all in this equation. Just the best possible football imaginable here in the 21st century.

Go Kordell. Stupidly released by the Steelers but really to Stewart's advantage he is in demand. And no team wants him as their starting quarterback more than the Chicago Bears. The slam on fast moving, strong throwing and great running Kordell Stewart has been his inconsistency. Great one game mediocre the next. It is an unfair slam in that Stewart has been ON a whole lot more than he was off and brought the Steelers within one game of the SuperBowl in January 2002, before losing his starting role this past season.

What Bears fans and every one is guaranteed next season if as is likely Kordell signs with Chicago is excitement and lots of star performances. The Bears may need to rebuild but with Stewart commanding the team few ticket holders will be heading for the parking lots before the clock runs out. That's right this was meant to be a cheer leading Box for Stewart lots of fluff and little else. Get ready we're going to do it for every Black quarterbacks over and over and for all the new ones that will soon be showing up in this years NFL draft. There is a lot of time to make up for. Black Quarterbacks. Black Quarterbacks. Black Quarterbacks sweeping through the NFL. How very sweet it is. The sound of Black success. Say it LOUD. Say it ….

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March 10, 2003
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