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Memories of 50 Super Bowls and how the game was named

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Norma Hunt was buying some gifts for her young children in a Dallas toy store when she came across some balls that bounced so high they could go over a small house. Her husband, the late Lamar Hunt, noticed what fun the kids were having with the Super Balls, shortly before the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs went to a league meeting. The rest, as they say, is history. “It just popped into his head,” Norma Hunt said. “He…

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‘Strong Inside’ a compelling look at race and college sports in the South

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Many Americans are familiar with the famed pioneers of racial integration in sports — Jackie Robinson with the Dodgers, or Althea Gibson at Wimbledon. But after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, many lesser-known African-American athletes also became firsts in their sport, and faced a lonely and sometimes terrifying road. One of them was Perry Wallace. Wallace, who began playing basketball for Vanderbilt in 1967, was the first black player in the Southeast Conference. Even before he accepted…

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