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Williams' Super Bowl start opened door to dreams

In retrospect, it seems preposterous, but in the first 40 Super Bowls there wasn't a single black head coach, Greg Garber writes. On Sunday, there will be two.

Updated: February 1, 2007, 12:23 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

"What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode?" From "A Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes

MIAMI -- As the drumbeat surrounding Super Bowl XXII escalated over two weeks, the pressure on Doug Williams approached oppressive.

The Washington Redskins quarterback played the most visible and important position in the most scrutinized sporting event of the year, but his historical burden was far heavier. Forty-one years ...

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