Wednesday HausGuest Announcement: Former NFL Star Burgess Owens

This is a VERY fun announcement (although I’ll have set aside my San Diego Charger-based traditional loathing of anything Raider-related) — Burgess Owens will be Wednesday’s HausGuest.

Here’s Burgess’ bio:

Burgess Owens is a former University of Miami and NFL star who travels the country delivering a message of optimism and hope.

He spent his childhood growing up in the Deep South during a time when the barriers of segregation were being torn down. As one of the first three Black Americans to play football at the University of Miami, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry and simultaneously gained recognition as a football powerhouse. During his college career, Burgess was named to Who’s Who among College Students in American Universities and Colleges. As an All-America defensive back, he was selected as Most Valuable Defensive Player in the North/ South Senior Bowl and earned MVP honors in the Coaches All-American Game. He was inducted to the Hall of Fame of Outstanding College Athletes of America and later to the University of Miami’s Hall of Fame and the Orange Bowl Ring of Honor.

Following college, Burgess was the 13th player, first defensive back drafted in the 1st round by the NY Jets. Later that year he was selected as the Jets Rookie of the Year and to the NFL’s All- Rookie team. He led the Jets defense in interceptions 5 of 7 years and was selected as the team Defensive Captain for three seasons.
After being traded to the Oakland Raiders, Burgess lead the Raiders defensive squad in tackles on their way to a Super Bowl Championship in 1980. In his last year with the Raiders, in 1982, he led the team in interceptions and was selected as 1st Alternate to the NFL All Pro-Bowl. He was, on two occasions, the NFL commercial spokesman for the United Way. Burgess has for many years been an out spoken advocate for self-empowerment through entrepreneurship.
Since retiring from the NFL in 1983, Burgess has been involved in both corporate and entrepreneurial endeavors.

He has just written a book:owens

Best title in the history of ever? “Liberalism OR How to Turn Good Men Into Whiners, Weenies, and Wimps”

Here’s the summary of the book:

Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps documents the role of the 21 white, self-avowed socialist, atheist and Marxist founders of the NAACP and their impact on the Black community’s present status at the top of our nations misery index. It highlights the decades of anti-Black legislation supported by liberal black leaders who prioritized class over race in their zeal for the promises of socialism. Their anti-Black legislation, dating back with the 1932 Davis-Bacon Act, continues today to suppress inter-community Black capitalism, federal construction related Black employment, work and job experience for Black teenagers, quality education access for urban black children, and the role of black men as leaders within the family unit.

Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps highlights the strategy, used in 1910, to inject the atheist ideology of socialism into a once enterprising, self-sufficient, competitive and proud Christian black community. A portion of that community, the conservative Black middle class, is positioned to pull our nation back from this abyss.

Americans can ensure that the century-long sacrifice of lost hopes, dreams and lives made by the proud, courageous, patriotic, capitalist, Christianbased, self-sufficient, education-seeking Black community of the early 1900s was not in vain—but only if we choose to learn lessons from those past Black generations.

Major topic: How black conservatives are going to help change our nation.

Sounds good to me.

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