The racism for the most part was when he travelled to the South to play.Where segregation was still law. Accross the US things were improving. Umpteen colleges accross the country were beating on his door with scholarships.
Yes...once again you are absolutely RIGHT! However...it was the early 60's then and Johnny Bright, Cookie Gilchrist and Bernie Custis ...AND MANY OTHERS had already made inroads!
Bright was drafted by Phil. but came to Calgary for more money. Gilchrist also came north for the money. So, yes, Davis wouldnt have come here if the money was still good in the NFL.
Mr. zontar...I get your drift...trying to get another thread locked? Perhaps you should go back to "ticatfans" where you can talk to yourself 2 or 3 times a day and at the same time make fun of this website.
This movie is more about "the times" than football and perhaps it would be wise before anybody else makes statements about why people did what they did, what did or didn't happen, it would be wise to talk to those that WERE THERE and lived it.
google "the Johnny Bright Incident" I doubt the Americans would make a movie about it.
It's true that "Hollywood" distorts facts...happens all the time.
I'm looking forward to seeing "The Gridiron Underground"...a Canadian documentary on the subject of black football players who came to Canada to play...for yes...more money...more respect and most importantly to actually play the game and be appreciated not only on game day but all week long.