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Old 01-22-2015, 11:12 AM
 
Location: East St. Paul 651 forever (or North St. Paul) .
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Is this just a fraud to say "we won't be happy until we control everything, and own everything, as well"?


Seems that 5 of 32 coaches being black is even more than their population on the public, and their over representation percentage as players indicates they have MORE than they should already.


Yet people like Stephen A. Smith still bellyache about "lack of diversity".


To me it sounds like these people will not be happy until they control everything, and own everything (since there are no black owners).

 
Old 01-22-2015, 11:18 AM
 
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Exactly. I BELIEVE one of the soon to be new coaches is black as well...in the NFL as with all sports its supposed to be who fits what the team wants and who is the best coach to bring home a super bowl win.
 
Old 01-22-2015, 11:18 AM
 
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Hey until there are more Latinos as coaches and owners everyone quit ur bitchen.
 
Old 01-22-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Hey until there are more Latinos as coaches and owners everyone quit ur bitchen.
What about Asians? They appear to know about hard work, success and achievement. And are seriously underrepresended in the NFL.

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Old 01-22-2015, 11:32 AM
 
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Hey until there are more Latinos as coaches and owners everyone quit ur bitchen.
There have been as many Latino coaches as African American ones.
 
Old 01-22-2015, 11:32 AM
 
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i think the counter argument would be that the majority of the players are black, and therefore the majority of the people in the industry itslef are black. Yet when it comes to hiring coaches, the jobs to to whites, and the higher up the coaching chain one goes, the more whites are advanced and the fewer black coaches advance.
 
Old 01-22-2015, 11:34 AM
 
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What about Asians? They appear to know about hard work, success and achievement.
Aren't many Asian coaches on the assistant level, but two guys who'd make great head coaches are Eugene Chung of Kansas City and Dat Nguyen, formerly of Dallas.
 
Old 01-22-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: East St. Paul 651 forever (or North St. Paul) .
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i think the counter argument would be that the majority of the players are black, and therefore the majority of the people in the industry itslef are black. Yet when it comes to hiring coaches, the jobs to to whites, and the higher up the coaching chain one goes, the more whites are advanced and the fewer black coaches advance.
That argument is an oxymoron. Blacks are already over represented in the industry as players, probably tenfold.
 
Old 01-22-2015, 11:42 AM
 
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Dat Nguyen? While basketball might make broadcasters and retired players coaches immediately NFL teams rarely moves someone with only four years as a position coach to the big chair.
 
Old 01-22-2015, 11:42 AM
 
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I am loyal, season ticket holding Steelers fan, and I think the Rooney Rule is an affront to minorities, to white people, to the NFL and to common sense in general. It's kabuki theater under the most forgiving lens, and is ham-fisted affirmative action in reality.

Most of the time, the minority candidate is brought in solely for compliance, because the head coaching job was filled before the last one was fired. In those commonly occurring instances, it both insults the minority candidate and wastes their time with the formal process of the insult.

Like all affirmative action frameworks, it also assumes the only reason you don't hire minority coaches is because of racism. It presumes guilt for an offense before one is committed.

I love Tomlin, and maybe he was hired because well, the Rooneys HAD to hire a black head coach, maybe not. But in general, the rule is simply repugnant on every level.
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