Like virtually everyone in the state, I watched the Alabama Crimson Tide win the BCS National Championship last night. The racial story of the game was the ugly shoulder injury inflicted by Alabama’s Marcell Dareus on Texas quarterback Colt McCoy. It lost Texas the national championship.
The back story came out this morning. Colt McCoy lied to his doctors and tried to return to the game. He acted like a Germanic war chief on the sidelines. The inexperienced Texas backup quarterback, Garrett Gilbert, struggled in the first half but led a stunning comeback in the second, closing the score to 21 to 24, only to lose the game with a disastrous fumble. He broke down and cried.
I saw a celebrating black Alabama player give the “Hook ‘Em Horns” sign to the cameras after a touchdown. By that point, my sympathies were entirely with Texas. There were several other incidents of unsportsmanlike conduct from Alabama players. It just left a bad taste in my mouth.
College football has been degraded by integration. Like basketball, the inclusion of blacks has negrified the sport, especially in the SEC. Were it not for White players like Tim Tebow or Colt McCoy, it really wouldn’t be worth watching.