Spreading Good News (Post 505 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Doug Williams)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our good, short books and our online store.

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IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.  ~ Joyce Fields

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PRESENCE IS BETTER THAN PRESENTS.  ~ Unknown

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TODAY’S BLOG

We all should know more about the contributions that African-Americans have made in the fields of science and medicine, as well as art, music, the written word, sports, and just-everyday life.

In honor of “Black History Month,” I will be Spreading Good News with daily posts of informative, educational, entertaining pieces about Black History.

Football fans are gearing up for the Super Bowl, so here’s a bit of Super Bowl history.

I hope you enjoy this piece!

Black History Month:  Doug Williams

~ Evan Britton

Many people still talk about Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams.  He stepped up in the biggest game of his life and played an outstanding football game.

It was on January 31, 1988, that Doug Williams and the Washington Redskins defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.  The Broncos jumped out to a 10 point lead early in the game, but then the Redskins scored the final 42 points of the game to win 42 – 10.

Doug Williams became the first African-American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl.  He was named Super Bowl MVP after throwing for 340 yards and 4 touchdown passes in the game.  It was a great day to be a Redskins’ fans, as the team set a ton of offensive records in route to the convincing victory.

On the day before Super Bowl XXII, Williams had a six-hour root canal surgery (performed under full anesthetic) to repair an abscess under a dental bridge; he played the Super Bowl with his jaw wired shut. The pain of this condition caused him to lose sleep for several days, as reported in the book “Hit and Tell: War Stories from the NFL’s Wildest Players” by Joseph Hession and Kevin Lynch, Foghorn Press.

 

Doug Williams

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If you’re interested in reading all about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334.

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~ Joyce Fields

 

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS FROM JOYCE FIELDS

Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

BE INSPIRED!  You can read about and order their books AND order merchandise from their online store at this link (or click the “BE INSPIRED!” button above):

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Thanks for your interest AND support!!

Contact Joyce at goodshortbooks@yahoo.com.

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SOME OF JOYCE’S FAVORITE BLOGS

I visit these blogs and leave comments regularly.  I think you will enjoy them all!

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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5 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 505 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Doug Williams)

  1. living4bliss says:

    Ouch!!!
    I live in Denver so of course I remember that Super Bowl (I lived in Pittsburgh at the time – this is my second time living in Denver.)

    Thank you for sharing Africian-American history this month. It is so important for all Americans to learn about this. A people who does not know history is doomed to repeat it.

  2. I can’t believe it took that long to have an African American quarterback in the Superbowl. Thanks for sharing this insightful information.

  3. Execelent info my friend, encuestas remuneradas I just did not know what you published, wonderful share. responder encuestas remuneradas

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