1. the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.

2. have the courage of one’s convictions, to act in accordance with one’s beliefs, especially in spite of criticism.
It’s not often that we see pioneers in sports within our lifetimes. Jackie Robinson broke the color  barrier in baseball but none of us were there to see it, to feel it. These two men are breaking a different kind of barrier in a new era. The challenges will be different than that of Mr. Robinson’s but the change they will affect will be monumental. I’m proud to call myself a fan of these guys.