Well, SBPDL was the first to bring up the interesting idea of the top award for the best college football running back being named for a white guy - when white people rarely play tailback anymore.
We published a piece entitled The Doak Walker Award, the annual trophy given to the best college football running back. We'll quote from it now:
"Sports are the only manner in which many white people come in contact with Black people (largely through their television) and the games help shape people's attitudes toward them in a very positive manner.Well, one of the players profiled in that piece was Stanford's Toby Gerhart, who just won the Doak Walker Award for the 2009 season:
Stuff Black People Don't Like, however, includes the "Doak Walker Award" name, for white people playing tailback is a silly notion, considering that Black people dominate the position and how few white people actually play that position now. Remember, the goal in THE AGE OF OBAMA is to make everything Black - coaches and players a like - and any vestige of Pre-Obama America must be swept into the dustbin of history.
Or, if white guys want to play tailback, they can play for the Air Force Academy. We do need fighter pilots still."
Once again, SBPDL is proving to be prescient in our ever growing list of Stuff Black People Don't Like.
But after he turned in his archeology test Thursday morning, "the day just got 100 times better," said Gerhart, a management science and engineering major.
Gerhart was named the 2009 Doak Walker Award winner, announced by former Cowboys' star Tony Dorsett during the show. The award honoring the nation's top running back will be presented by the SMU Athletic Forum on Feb. 19 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
Gerhart is also a finalist for the Heisman Trophy and will head to New York for Saturday night's Heisman presentation."
Congratulations are in order for Mr. Toby Gerhart from SBPDL. Here's a great article on Gerhart from Sports Illustrated:
"Maybe you're thinking that the racial imbalance is because Caucasian backs just can't keep up. You watch Adrian Peterson and Maurice Jones-Drew and say, "Find me a white runner who can do that." But there's plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest that white backs haven't been competing just against other players; they've also been battling the perception that they're not cut out for the job.
Four years ago Gerhart was a hotshot at Norco (Calif.) High, visiting USC on a recruiting trip with fellow runners C.J. Gable and Stafon Johnson, who are black. The Trojans told Gerhart they would love to have him -- as an outside linebacker or a fullback to block for guys like Johnson and Gable."