Let it be known first and foremost that I am of the utmost belief that anything ESPN and Grantland’s Wright Thompson puts on paper or a computer screen is pure gold. That said, I have to admit that I first experienced the compelling story of the racial history within the Ole Miss football program and the state of Mississippi during extraordinary times, by watching the magnificently produced “30 for 30” ESPN film. After doing more research into the topic, I was able to find the full three chapter written version done by Thompson for ESPN’s Outside the Lines. It’s incredible how far we have come as a society, and sports fans, within the last fifty years. It is also appalling to even attempt imagining what was acceptable by many not too long ago. This story is full of enraging facts, and uplifting resolutions. All brought together by sports.