Just thought I'd share some thoughts about one of the more notable victims of the Caste system in recent times. While Steve Tasker was recognized as a special teams dynamo, and voted to the Pro Bowl several times in that capacity, he was never really given a chance to be a contributing WR. I remember very clearly one season, in the early '90s, when virtually every Buffalo Bill WR was injured during the final 4 weeks or so of the regular season, and so Tasker was forced into duty as a starting WR. He went nuts, putting up great numbers every week he played. QB Jim Kelly was quoted as saying how Tasker's performance didn't surprise him at all, because the team had never had a defensive back who could cover him in practice. This amazing statement went over the heads of the sports "journalists," but it provides a glaring example of the discrimination that exists in the NFL. Think about this; Tasker could not be covered in pracice by any Bill DB the team had during his years he played there, and during his one stint as a regular WR, he performed like a real star. Yet despite this, the team never thought to put a WR on the field whom none of its defensive backs could cover in practice? And even after that great 4 week performance at WR, Tasker was sent right back to his "place" as a special teams leader, without anyone questioning it? We all know the reason behind this, and it had nothing to do with Tasker's ability or lack thereof. Finally, and few of you will remember this, but during Tasker's last home game in Buffalo before he retired, the team honored him with a Steve Tasker Day celebration. Nice gesture, huh? Well, yes, but what happened in the early part of the game was absolutely unbelievable and was not commented upon at all by anyone in the media, to my knowledge. During the opening kickoff (I think it was the opening, might have been another kickoff, but very early in the game), Tasker protested, in a very mild way, to the officials about something. HE WAS EJECTED FROM THE GAME! That's right- on Steve Tasker Day, when he was supposed to be honored by the organization and the fans, this hapless white player was thrown out of the game during its very early stages. I was watching the game, and neither of the idiotic announcers protested one bit. There was no mention of how rare it is for any NFL player to be ejected from any game, let alone the player being honored during his final home game. I have seen many players do a whole lot more than Tasker did in mouthing off very briefly, and in a very non-threatening manner, without even being penalized, let alone ejected. Anyhow, I found it incredible, and wondered if anyone else remembers it.