Monday, January 22, 2007
Undude's Greatest Moments
In an effort to lift up the Undude's spirits the morning after the Pats' loss, the Dude Committee Blog proudly looks back on one of the most memorable sports stories published during the Undude era at the Chronicle. This story is particular apt material today, as the football world stands on the brink of witnessing, for the very first time, 2 black head coaches facing off against one another on the sport's grandest stage - the Super Bowl. However, before there was a Lovie Smith or a Tony Dungy, there were several black college coaches blazing a trail for success in virtual anonimity. But there was someone there who felt obligated to shine a light on their toils - that someone was one young Neal Morgan. The industrious New Englander, who was then the Sports Editor of the Chronicle, sent his best reporter to spread the story of black head coaches, and the result was the journalistic masterpiece that you will read here. Thanks to Neal Morgan, both Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy stand one victory away from hoisting the sports world's ultimate prize - the Vince Lombardi Trophy.