CLICK to watch video: It’s awesome.
Here is an example of Buffalo at it’s finest. I LOVE this clip, for I have had the pleasure of calling one of the great men in this clip my Pops or Papa Evans is what I affectionately refer to him as. Willie Evans still resides in Buffalo and is very involved with the UB Football program. Mom and Pop Evans are the parents of Neal and Alan from one of Buffalo’s favorite bands, Soulive. I remember growing up and being at Al’s house and thinking how cool it was to see my friends dad on his very own collectible Football card from playing a couple of seasons with the Buffalo Bills back in the day.
What I DIDN’T know was the adversity that he had to face being one of only two black players on the UB Bulls in the late 1950’s. You really need to check this out. It really gave me hope in believing that this great city may STILL have some great people of compassion and integrity, after seeing what these guys stood for in the segregated and racist climate in the 60’s. These guys were the only UB team in 102 years of football to win a Bowl Bid. WTF!!?
Thanks to my man Uncle Lee for the heads up. Peace and love to the Evans, MY Fam!!!