Affirmative action goes the way of the Rooney Rule

PHOTO: Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Holmgren (center, front row) with his 1994 staff. Three of them became head coaches, John Gruden (far left, front row), Steve Mariucci (next to Gruden) and Dick LeBeau (far right, front row), but Sherman Lewis (next to Mariucci) never received the same opportunity. Visit my homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Sherman Lewis celebrated his 81st birthday on June 29 accepting the NFL Awards of Excellence at the Pro Football Hall of…

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Pro Football Hall’s NFL Awards of Excellence pulls Sherman Lewis’ trailblazing career out of shadows

PHOTO (Courtesy Pro Football Hall of Fame): Sherman Lewis with his NFL Awards of Excellence trophy presented on June 29 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio). Duffy is still establishing milestones Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Sherman Lewis established himself as a true 1960s pioneer of college football integration at Michigan State, but a step toward writing his name back into history takes place this week thanks to the Pro Football…

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Emmy Award: The Indelible Legacy of Jimmy Raye

PHOTO: Jimmy Raye (L) and Osahon Tongo backstage at the 44th annual Sports Emmys in New York celebrating the award. Visit TomShanahan.Report homepage. By TOM SHANAHAN NFL 360 producer/director Osahon Tongo was awarded the Emmy for “Outstanding Edited Special” on Monday night at the 44th Sports Emmys in New York. Tongo’s feature, “The Indelible Legacy of Jimmy Raye,” told the story of Raye’s journey from the segregated Fayetteville, N.C., to Michigan State in 1964 and to the NFL.…

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