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Y’all crazy with this vegan thing!

As Coach Amos Stagg walked out onto the University of Chicago’s Marshall Field for the first day of fall football training in 1907, he had no shortage of strategies to carry his Maroons to the championship. Fans across the nation, having watched in awe as the Maroons clinched a perfect record Western Conference victory in 1905, expected nothing less of the renowned coach. But one of Stagg’s strategies took everyone by surprise: For the 1907 season, he was putting his team on an a vegetarian diet, the same one he himself had been following for nearly two years. Read more

Ricky Williams – a Vegan NFL Star

Add Errick Lynne “Ricky” Williams, Jr., running back for the Baltimore Ravens, to the growing veg-line-up in the NFL. Ricky, initially motivated out of a deepening spirituality, combined with a need to maintain his athletic trim and competitive edge, and later by compassion, has become a confirmed and somewhat outspoken vegan. When asked if he would even consider eating chicken, he responded. “I wouldn’t eat a chicken if it dropped dead in front of me holding up a sign that said, ‘Eat Me.’”