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Jesse Owens: One of the Greatest Athletes of All Time

By Blaine Spence On August - 10 - 2009

Writer's note: Since joining Bleacher Report a few months back, I have come to the realization that not all of us are going to see eye to eye, and that is a good thing.  A little bit of butting heads is going to occur in the comment section at times, which is something I have come to accept, although I am not always crazy about some people’s tact...or lack thereof.

My friend Leroy Watson has had his share of tussles, but before you think that this is an ALWT (Another Leroy Watson Tribute), I can ensure you it is not, nor is it a B/R chatter piece on the dissension (at times) in our community.

It is simply my next article that I am dedicating to my friend.


Back on July 25, Leroy was the victim of a hate crime. The assailant first attacked him on a comment thread on an article written by Southern Man, and then proceeded to leave vulgarities on Leroy’s bulletin board.  I will not repeat what this person said, but suffice it to say, it was some of the most crude, vulgar, and hateful things a person can say to another.

The perpetrator has sinced b...

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