Heisman Trophy

Frank Harris III: Remember When Everybody Loved O.J.?

Frank Harris III: Remember When Everybody Loved O.J.?

I still remember the love that America had for O.J.

America meaning whites, as well as blacks and everybody else.

Yes, just about everybody loved O.J. Simpson when he was "The Juice" running past people on football fields and through airports in rental car ads. I can still see and hear the old white lady in one particular Hertz commercial yelling, "Go, O.J, go!"

He defied reality in those commercials with the idea that a black man, even a famous one, could run through an airport or any place in America where most of the people were white and not have someone stop him with the thought that he had done something wrong.

But that was O.J. He had...

74°