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  • Historic Eatonville struggles to break through small-town pressures

    Historic Eatonville struggles to break through small-town pressures
    Above the locked doors of the Hungerford Memorial Auditorium, closed since 2009, is a sign that proclaims, "Town of Eatonville: Where Dreams Are Made." But the historic town of about 2,000 — a symbolic touchstone for blacks in Central Florida,...
  • NFL sack title, Deacon Jones Award coming down to end for Dumervil, Houston and Watt

    NFL sack title, Deacon Jones Award coming down to end for Dumervil, Houston and Watt
    The NFL sack title race is coming down to the wire. With one game remaining in the regular season, Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil has 17 sacks to tie his previous career-high established in 2009 when he led the league while playing for the...
  • Catching Up With ... Former Colts tackle Sam Ball

    Catching Up With ... Former Colts tackle Sam Ball
    Sam Ball has a Super Bowl ring on his finger from Baltimore's 1970 NFL championship and a plaque on his wall naming him the 1990 Kentucky Soybean Association's Man of the Year. Life has been good to the All-American tackle-turned-farmer, who has reaped...
  • Mark Keys found a calling as a man of letters — 10,000 of them

    Mark Keys found a calling as a man of letters — 10,000 of them
    For Mark Keys, the pen is mightier than the scalpel. Thirty-four surgeries on his back and legs, coupled with a host of other ailments, have left the onetime boat rigger unable to work and largely homebound since 1991. His physical problems have led...
  • David 'Deacon' Jones, an Orlando-area legend, dead at age 74

    David 'Deacon' Jones, an Orlando-area legend, dead at age 74
    Legendary Orlando football player David 'Deacon' Jones died Monday evening at his home in Southern California. He was 74. Reports are that he died of natural causes. Jones, who played at Eatonville's Hungerford High School prior to integration of...
  • David 'Deacon' Jones dies at 74; Fearsome L.A. Rams lineman

    David 'Deacon' Jones dies at 74; Fearsome L.A. Rams lineman
    Hall of Fame football player David "Deacon" Jones, one of the Los Angeles Rams' heralded Fearsome Foursome whose outspoken persona and relentless pursuit of quarterbacks helped turn defensive linemen into stars, died Monday of natural causes at his home...
  • Catching Up With . . . former NFL defensive lineman Roger Brown

    Catching Up With . . . former NFL defensive lineman Roger Brown
    That one of the largest pro football players of his era now owns three restaurants isn't surprising. But how did Roger Brown shed 50 pounds doing it? "My goal now is to sell the food, not eat it," said Brown, 76, who played at Maryland State before...
  • Michael Sam's father says his critical comments of son were 'twisted'

    Michael Sam's father says his critical comments of son were 'twisted'
    Michael Sam Sr. says his comments about his son being gay were taken out of context and don't represent his true beliefs. In a New York Times interview Tuesday, Sam was quoted as saying that “I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind...
  • Michael Sam's father not thrilled that his son is gay

    Michael Sam's father not thrilled that his son is gay
    When NFL prospect Michael Sam came out publicly as gay Sunday, he was largely applauded for his honesty and bravery by everyone from NFL players, coaches and executives to the Obamas. Sam's father had received the news several days earlier. His reaction...
  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix proud to be one of Central Florida's top draft prospects | Video

    Ha Ha Clinton-Dix proud to be one of Central Florida's top draft prospects | Video
    As Ha'sean Clinton-Dix, the man they call Ha Ha, stood underneath the huge, digital billboard along Interstate 4 in Eatonville, he just shook his head. "It's pretty amazing," he said, flashing his big, infectious smile. The prediction is a little...
  • Who belongs on the Eagles Mount Rushmore? How about your high school?

     
    This past Sunday on Groller's Corner, I mentioned the unique concept Pro Football Talk on the NBC Sports Network is using to identify a Mount Rushmore for each NFL team. They're calling it "Faces of the Franchise." I think it's a fascinating topic --...