We've all read the bickering between Mike Ditka and Joe DeLamielleure and NFLPA leader Gene Upshaw. Whitlock wrote a column on it.
While Ditka and DeLamielleure get all the press, sound bites and photo ops; a certain Hall of Famer has been out actually doing something. Without all the hoopla.
Harry Carson, NFL Hall of Famer and proud graduate of HBCU South Carolina State University, has quietly and dignifiedly been doing what Ditka and DeLamielleure have so far been failing to do. Lead an initiative focused on getting real results, not headlines.
While former Bears coach Mike Ditka, NFL Players Association executive director Gene Upshaw and Hall of Fame guard Joe DeLamielleure trade threats and grab headlines about who's to blame for the struggles of many former players, Carson chooses to remain above the fray and address the situation the way he once did as a Hall of Fame linebacker with the Giants: by speaking softly, by working hard, by being a leader.
We commend the wonderful example this proud HBCU graduate is setting for the other men that would be leaders of this movement.
To quote the article: No excuses. No name-calling. No nonsense.
This is an example we can all emulate, no matter the goal. We are proud that we can righteously and truthfully offer our blog as an example of how knowledge can successfully be proliferated by following these very principles.
Thank you, Brother Carson, for furthering the ideals of NOIS as you show former players like Ditka and DeLamielleure the proper way to achievement.