Part II: The ‘Time’ magazine face that launched a thousand Bear Bryant myths

I invite you to visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Part II: Bear's second deception and something missing from 1980 "Time" story Bear Bryant made a second deceptive quote in the Time 1980 article in addition to he wanted to be the Branch Rickey of football during his Kentucky coaching days, 1946-53. "They told me no. So for years, I used to recommend all these great black players to schools up North." There are no names…

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The ‘Time’ magazine face that launched a thousand Bryant myths; ‘The Bear’ may have protested facing Michigan State’s Horace Smith

I invite you to visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report First in a series. The links to parts II, III and IV are found at the end of Part I. By TOM SHANAHAN The famed Time photographer, positioned behind a clear glass writing board, snapped frames as Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant drew X’s and O’s. The southern football god, wearing his iconic houndstooth hat, captured on film. Neil Leifer’s photo graced the cover of Time magazine’s Sept. 29,…

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