This being Black History Month, I would like to ask people to celebrate the similarities and not focus on the differences between people of color and not of color.
We talk about freedoms for African-Americans but unless you have more than one option politically, how free are you?
I was not a very good football player when I started out.
I took several years of dance lessons that included ballet, tap and jazz. They helped a great deal with body control, balance, a sense of rhythm, and timing.
Sports and entertainment have always been windows of opportunity for African Americans, when other doors were closed.
I believe that today's players who are Christians feel that it's important and their responsibility to acknowledge their faith.
Take the time to discover how African-Americans have had a great impact on this country. In science, education, literature, art, and politics.
Players today are concerned about the money, but the large dollars only go to those players who are the best.
And historically the owners have used loyalty to a team or a city to hold players as opposed to always paying their worth.
Professional sports is a business.
I feel like there should be more black head coaches.
Distance running to a professional athlete in my day was five laps around the field. And you stopped each lap to take your pulse.
If a player demonstrated that he is the best, and a team decides, even so, we don't want to pay him, as in any other business, he should be able to play elsewhere.
When I was in college there was a girls' flag football league. The girls were extremely aggressive.
Some people play very, very well just so they won't get embarrassed.
I think that most minorities have experienced some form of racial abuse.
Very often we see coaches who have not been successful being recycled, instead of looking to a new face or a new name who has demonstrated the ability to handle the job.
I enjoy playing the game. It's hard for me to just watch it, even while broadcasting.
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