By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Black Quarterback Isiah Williams Leads Illinois To Upset Of 07
BLACK QUARTERBACK ISIAH WILLIAMS LEADS ILLINOIS TO OF 2007
ALL HAIL ISIAH WILLIAMS
We don’t know if
Dennis Dixon and
Isiah Williams know
one another but Dennis Dixon
( whose Ducks were off this week )
should be every bit as excited as
Isiah Williams leading Illinois
UPSETTING Ohio 28 – 21
throwing 4 Touchdowns
The Heisman is now
Dixon’s to win
Thank Juice for
doing his Part
We don’t want to take any of the focus away from Illinois and most of all Isiah Williams for one of the Great Upsets in College Football History defeating the ONLY previously undefeated and until now #1 Ohio State – and while the impact of that game has no direct impact on Dennis Dixon’s prospects the fact that the Oregon Ducks will likely rise from #3 to #2 or even #1 in the new BCS and AP Polls is one more big asset in Dixon’s favor as the Final March to the Heisman begins.
and most of all
most of ALL
Isiah Williams and Dennis Dixon
represent the Triumphant of
Black Quarterbacks against
the Odds that are still entrenched
favoring White Quarterbacks
The relentless march of the African American Quarterback fighting for equality in NCAA and NFL football has been a difficult journey and far from a continuously improving trend. There are periods of advancement and others of regression.
While we are praising Williams and Dixon, and while there will be two too rare Black Quarterback match-ups today Sunday in the NFL – just as much an outstanding young African American Quarterback Brad Smith who “plays” for the New Jersey Jets ( as a Wide Receiver ) isn’t even given a chance to replace washed up Chad Pennington. Brad Smith representing only too frequently the reality of the Black Quarterback.
But today we are here
mostly in praise of
QB Isiah Williams
and all the Illinis
Still this Victory was all about Juice Williams and his Career Game. Often referred to as erratic Williams will savor this game for the rest of his life and even if he makes it to 101 he will still be asked about Illinois’ victory over Ohio State in the Fall of 2007.
All of Illinois’ scores came on Williams TD passes. And like his “buddy” Dennis Dixon, Williams is a Threat in the Air and on the Ground. Saturday Williams was 12 for 22 passing for 140 yards and 4 TDs and ran the ball 16 times for 70 yards. There is some “confusion” in the ranks of the Black Quarterbacks.
For a while it was looking like the Black Running Quarterback the Dual Threat Model might overtake and replace the Old Model of the White Pocket Quarterback. Then we entered a period of questioning the viability of the Running Quarterback. That the NFL was too hostile an environment for the Running Quarterback and that their longevity was far less than the Traditional Quarterback. With Michael Vick’s “departure” further eroding the appeal of the Running Quarterback.
Now once again the Running Quarterback model may become in vogue again as the most attractive style of play. Quarterbacks like Vince Young and Dennis Dixon reviving it and other Black Quarterbacks like Isiah Juice Williams on his good days.
One thing we know for sure
as the Sun rises Sunday morning
across America the Two Quarterbacks
who should most be on the minds of
Sports Fans are African Americans
that is Progress but not enough
The Struggle continues …..
Congratulations Isiah Williams
and three more BIG games
Dennis Dixon remember
The Heisman is your
to Win if you are
up to the Task
Finally read all about
Quarterback Juice Williams
he deserves your attention
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KEEP IT UP DIXON