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Random Hash

It’s been a busy week, with the Super Bowl last week and the new Pro Football Hall of Fame class being announced.  Throw in the fact that it’s Black History Month, and it’s a busy time in the world of sports.  And on that note, with a nod as always to Gus Schrader, here’s another edition of Random Hash! Super Bowl Reaction First of all, congratulations to Marshal Yanda and Sean Considine on winning Super Bowl rings with the Baltimore Ravens!!  I’m very, very happy for both former Hawks.  I spent a lot of time writing about Marshal Yanda and…

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Random Hash

I’ve been writing a lot about Duke Slater on this site the last week or two…there’s a reason for that.  I’ll explain why – and touch on a few other Slater-related topics – in today’s special Duke Slater edition of Random Hash. The New Home of Duke Slater As you may have noticed, there have been a few changes to this site over the past week.  I’m in the process of closing down DukeSlater.com, my site dedicated to Duke Slater which is the first link under my blogroll on the right.  You can read more about my reasons for doing so over there, but…

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Duke Slater

On August 15, 2012, Duke Slater was released by McFarland & Company.  Duke Slater is the first full-length biography of legendary African-American pioneer Fred “Duke” Slater. About Duke Slater Duke Slater was the greatest African-American football player of the first half of the twentieth century.  He earned seven letters at Iowa in football and track and was one of the key members of Iowa’s undefeated 1921 Big Ten championship team.  Slater made several all-time All-American teams after his retirement – in other words, multiple organizations selected him as one of the top two or three dozen athletes to ever play the game…

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