In the 1980's The Oakland Raiders won two Super Bowls (XV & XVIII) under the guidance of their head coach Tom Flores and their quarterback Jim Plunkett.
Not much was ever made of the fact that these two men were both Mexican-Americans from California.
And on this Christmas Day, Jeff Garcia from the Philadelphia Eagles and Tony Romo from the Dallas Cowboys (pictured) will battle it out for first place of the NFC East on NBC. Garcia is a Mexican-American from Gilroy, CA and Romo is also Mexican-American but from Burlington, Wisconsin. One is a young hot shot QB who has recently set the NFL on fire, and the other is a hard working veteran quarterback who with a few breaks could have been one of the great ones. Both were bench warmers at the beginning of the season but since moving up in the ranks have led their teams to winning records. So try not to miss this momentous sporting event.
I for one will be rooting for both fellow Latinos; win or lose these two men are positive examples of our community.
Alejandro Diaz isn't much of a sports fan but is a big fan of Latinos with coraje.