Skip to comments."How does it feel being an African American Coach going to the Super Bowl?" (Vanity)
Posted on 01/25/2010 11:48:03 AM PST by Mind Freed
That was the question posed to Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Jim Caldwell. After hearing this question I started wondering if African American (I hate that title) Coaches were somehow inferior. I mean why else would a reporter feel the need to ask this question? Is it not the same to a Caucasian coach if he gets to the super bowl? Is it not the same level of coaching involved? Coach Caldwell did a fantastic job with his Football team this season, and not because he happens to be black. Your ethnicity does not give you an advantage in coaching football. The more that these types of questions are asked, the longer this country is going to be divided.
When the Colts and the Bears were in the super bowl in 2006, the big story wasn't the game that was about to be played... it was two black head coaches in the super bowl for the first time. I don't think that either coach stayed up the night before thinking about being black and coaching a super bowl game, I think they were thinking about strategy and how good it felt to get to that point... like every other coach in any sport would have been thinking.
Tony Dungy and Mike Tomlin are two recent African American coaches that won SuperBowls. I think it’s time to retire this tripe.
Maybe for kicker or defensive corner but not coaching.
What we have here is a little social concern. The media is highly desirous of seeing a black coach succeed.
Hold on, the phone is ringing. Hello, pepsi here. what? Are you serious? Oh. I see. [click]
ESPN just fired me.
From an objective standpoint it’s a racist question, the left has turned everything upside down.
A reporters desperate attempt to seem meaningful. Absolutely disgusting.
I really wish he’d have said, “Probably the same as a white coach feels going to the Super Bowl. Why do you ask?”
I thought Peyton Manning was white? ;)
Why do people use African American and Caucasian?
If they use African American they should use Europian American.
If they want to use Caucasion they should use Negroid and Mongoloid.
Shhhhhh!!!! Dude, you wanna wreck Affirmative Action?
My guess would be “Roughly the same as it feels to be a Caucasian-American coach going to the Super Bowl”. But that’s just me.
The rest of us see coach. Period.
When Dungy faced Lovie Smith he was asked this or a similiar question and he replied to the effect that it was more important he and Lovie were Christians than African-Americans.
Peyton Manning got the team to the Super Bowl.
Call me a racist if you will.
I didn’t see the interview. Can someone who did see it share with us some information about the interviewer who asked this question?
Oops, posted before I saw your comment. Are you a fellow racist?
This wasn’t really an interview. It was the post game press conference aired on ESPN. Not sure who the reporter worked for, it wasn’t shown who the question actually came from.
I consider myself 'well-informed' yet, I didn't read/hear/see this comment. One wonders why?
I wonder what part of Africa this coach was born in......