Where, when, for whom are you willing to bleed?


Allison ByerleyNow that NFL fans are thinking about the playoffs and, ultimately, the Super Bowl, I thought a football story would be in order.
Darryl Hill was the first African-American to play football for the University of Maryland in the early 1960s. He received a great deal of abuse from fans throughout the South, but he was especially shocked by the shouts and taunts of the crowd at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C. Wake Forest has deep Baptist ties, and its team was known as the “Deacons...

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