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State Your Case: Duke Slater

One of my favorite new radio shows to listen to lately is the Talk of Fame show, hosted by Clark Judge, Ron Borges, and Rick Gosselin. These three voters for the Pro Football Hall of Fame discuss pro football history as well as the current NFL, with a focus on potential and future Hall of Fame players. It’s certainly an interesting concept for a show, and the discussions are often very enlightening. One of the best segments of the show, to me, is the “State Your Case” segment, where one member of the show makes the Hall of Fame case…

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Duke Slater for the Pro Football Hall of Fame

(This is the sixth and final installment in a special series on getting “Justice for the Judge.”) In this Justice for the Judge series, we have explored several ways that Duke Slater can be given the proper respect he deserves for his unique role in American sports history. But quite possibly the greatest honor that Slater has been unfairly denied is induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Duke Slater for the Pro Football Hall of Fame I spend a lot of time making Slater’s Hall of Fame case in the book Duke Slater, so I won’t…

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Duke Slater Review – Gary Dolphin

On September 13, 2012, I appeared on Gary Dolphin‘s radio show, The Dolph Report.  We had a terrific time talking about my new book, Duke Slater. Dolphin started the interview by mentioning my motivations for writing the book.  We talked briefly about my feeling that Duke Slater has not received the recognition he deserves as a great player and racial pioneer in sports. Dolph confessed that at the time of the interview, he was only halfway through the book.  Honestly, I was pretty impressed, because I can only imagine how busy the Voice of the Hawkeyes is during the fall…

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