"The Angry Black Athlete"
High in the LA Coliseum stands, Tommie Smith stood in a huddle of friends. Smith, the sprinter who holds ten world records, had just won a 200-meter dash that was one of the most important of his life. A radioman thrust a long microphone toward him and began, “Tommy, you ran with real power out there…” Call it black power” said Smith. End of interview.
Newsweek July 15, 1968
"When i went to bed Thursday night I had made up my mind to accept the offer. So at least my wife got to sleep with a millionaire for the night, anyway."
Joe Paterno on turning down a $1 million contract to become head coach and general manager of the New England Patriots.
Newsweek January 22, 1973
Frazier insists he’s ready to tackle anyone. What about Clay [Ali]? ‘If Muhammad comes back,’ Frazier says reverently, ‘I’ll be here waiting for him.’
Newsweek July 31, 1967
And so he did on March 8, 1971 at Madison Square Garden, winning a unanimous decision over his great nemesis Muhammad Ali after 15 rounds of devastating, patented left hooks. Joe William Frazier 1944-2011