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Gerald Ford,the president who was in the trenches of college football18/fev/2013 | Matheus Rocha
Gerald Ford in his official White House photo (Credit: Courtesy)
On Monday,the United States celebrate Presidents Day,where all former rulers of the country are honored.But something few outside the U.S. know is that one of them has been champion in college football.
Gerald Ford was the 38th President of the United States,with a mandate from 1974 to 1977.Before that,he was vice president for a year.Interestingly,it was the only American presidents or vice presidents who assumed the office without having been elected by vote,as assumed office after the Watergate.
Before working with the Navy in World War II and spending nearly 25 years as a congressman,Ford was a football player at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for three years.
In a time when many players worked in two positions,center and linebacker Ford was a team that won titles undefeated in 1932 and 1933.The former president was already showing character and leadership,while not having the status of player last year,was one of the main team athletes.
But it was in his last year of eligibility Ford really stood out,even in a season in which the Wolverines won only one match of the eight who competed. And it was precisely in the victory in which the personality of the future president was more evident.
Michigan receive Georgia Tech in Ann Arbor on October 27,1934,but there were a hindrance to the game.Visitors still followed the laws that did not allow blacks to participate in sports programs and defensive end Willis Ward,one of the stars of the Wolverines,was black.Then the Yellow Jackets said they would not accept the game if Ward came into the field.
Gerald Ford,No. 48,and Willis Ward,No. 61 (Credit: University of Michigan)
Harry Kipke,Michigan coach,and even upheld would play without Ward.But one of his athletes did not accept the decision and was fighting to have Ward Field.Ford was the one who said he did not agree with the imposition of Georgia Tech and the passivity of their university.In the end,Ward did not play.But Ford has only been on the field because his companion almost begged.
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All the blacks at work have started wearing these huge oversized football jerseys every Friday.
They also love having loud animated discussions in the hallway regarding the merits of various teams and players.
My only consolation is that none of these half-wits will ever be promoted or asked to come work here on the top floor where you need a college degree to get a job (unless they're delivering the mail).
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