Post by Riggo Drill on Dec 1, 2019 12:34:52 GMT -5
I didn’t know this history, nor the fact that our own Tony McGee was one of the banished players, and only one of two that went on to NFL careers.
Fifty years after the ‘Black 14’ were banished, Wyoming football reckons with the past
Then Tony McGee, a star defensive lineman, interjected.
When the team had traveled to Provo the year prior, BYU players spit on him and took cheap shots at his knees, McGee said. Referees, and even his own coach, had ignored his complaints about racist taunts. When Wyoming’s black players walked back to the locker room after the game, someone turned on the field sprinklers, drenching them.
“I don’t have a problem with Mormons,” he told his teammates. “I have a problem with my treatment on the field.”
Ultimately, the players decided not to join the Black Student Alliance’s protest, but rather to stage their own, with each of them wearing a black armband with a white “14” on the side. It was meant as a warning: if you mess with one of us, you’ve messed with all 14 of us.
But first, they decided, they would talk to Coach Eaton.
Scotskin: Man, this 49ers game has been amazing
Dec 8, 2019 16:21:27 GMT -5
Carnack: see..welcome that elephant that is the Redskins..be sure to hjave a thick skin
Dec 8, 2019 16:21:41 GMT -5
SkinsFan67: We didn't need great though. He was good enough. If he had stayed healthy and had a 2nd year in the offense, I think he would have been a lot better.
Dec 8, 2019 16:21:48 GMT -5
RUsknFan: Yeah 67 it would have been interesting to see. I'm glad it resulted in us getting rid of Gruden though. Looking back, there were way too many games we just came out unready to play, and got mopped up.
Dec 8, 2019 16:22:46 GMT -5
Scotskin: Wow, Kittle was a beast there
Dec 8, 2019 16:22:59 GMT -5
RUsknFan: Alright gentlemen until next week.
Dec 8, 2019 16:27:16 GMT -5
Scotskin: I’ll probably support them through the playoffs just to keep hammering it into the FO that we had a great HC on the staff
Dec 8, 2019 16:27:37 GMT -5
Scotskin: Laters buddy
Dec 8, 2019 16:27:44 GMT -5
Scotskin: Breeland flagged in the KC gmae
Dec 8, 2019 16:28:27 GMT -5
Indianaskinsfan: I am back ... sort of ... had open heart surgery back in July (5th) ... had a stroke during the operation ... which has left me partially blind ... but I soldier on ... so, what have I missed?
Dec 9, 2019 5:43:16 GMT -5