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Re: Art's Porn Theatre

  • redright
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Posted: 2/8/2013 6:42 PM

Re: Art's Porn Theatre 


When Ernie Davis was found to have leukemia, Modell wanted some way, any way, to simply put him out on the field in a cursory way in preseason as a morale booster to him, the players and the fans.  PB would have nothing to do with it.  Whether it was medically wise or not, I don't know.  But I think Modell felt like he wasn't asking for much, and just got dumped on at every turn.  PB really brought his firing upon himself


One side of the story and it was the starting or ending point.  I've read Paul didn't want to have Ernie Davis used.  Ernie was not football ready and Paul bristled at the thought of Art wanting to get some return on his investment in Davis.  Not surprisingly, I am on the good for Paul Brown showing character and standing up to Modell. A lot of coaches would have let the boss have his way without regard for the player, man, Ernie Davis.

Nice report.
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