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Ex-coaches: Rooney Rule is broken
AP via ESPN.com ^ | January 31, 2013,

Posted on 01/31/2013 4:19:50 PM PST by ConorMacNessa

NEW ORLEANS -- Three black former NFL coaches say the league needs to rethink its Rooney Rule for promoting minority hiring after 15 top vacancies -- eight head coaching jobs and seven general manager positions -- were all filled by white candidates since the regular season ended a month ago.

"I know the concept is good and something we need to do," said Tony Dungy, who was with the Indianapolis Colts during the 2006 season when he became the first black coach to win a Super Bowl. "Obviously, it's not working the way it should."

The Rooney Rule, implemented in 2003, was named for Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, who steadfastly pushed the league to require every team to interview at least one minority candidate every time there is a coaching or general manager opening.

Before the rule went into effect, the NFL had only six minority coaches in more than 80 years. Since it has been in place, 12 have been hired.

But none were hired this year to replace the two black coaches who were fired -- Romeo Crennel in Kansas City and Lovie Smith in Chicago -- and the one fired black GM, Rod Graves in Arizona.

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Over a half-century after Brown v. Board of Education and we still have to contend with affirmative action?

Enough is enough! The playing field has been level for several decades, IMHO.

1 posted on 01/31/2013 4:19:53 PM PST by ConorMacNessa
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To: ConorMacNessa

I think we need a law mandating 50% Caucasians for all NFL and NBA teams.


2 posted on 01/31/2013 4:25:07 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Ex-coaches: Rooney Rule is broken

Only the crummy Steelers, who are big Obambi supporters, would even think of this insane rule. I'm glad the coaches are going for content of character rather than color of skin.

Can't think of any NFL team that wouldn't hire a knock-down tough nosed "colored" coach if available, so the ruling is stupid.

I'm told that the coaches will interview a "black" coach FIRST, then go ahead and hire the best man.

3 posted on 01/31/2013 4:25:52 PM PST by laweeks
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To: ConorMacNessa

Whites are the minority in the NFL and the AFL. Patently obvious if you watch any of the games over a period of time.


4 posted on 01/31/2013 4:25:52 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

^ talking about the players of course.


5 posted on 01/31/2013 4:27:26 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: laweeks
"I'm glad the coaches are going for content of character rather than color of skin."

Amen to that!



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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6 posted on 01/31/2013 4:30:04 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I’m rapidly losing my mind because of all the discussions of race.

It NEVER ends.

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7 posted on 01/31/2013 4:32:12 PM PST by Mears
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To: ConorMacNessa
The Rooney Rule is absolutely insane...and you have to be if you think it's a good idea. It defies logic. LOGIC: NFL teams are in business to MAKE MONEY. The people they put in charge are the ones they think will WIN and thus...make them money. It is a business decision and people don't make the kind of money you have to have made to buy an NFL team by being stupid.

That means if they think a man with pink hair and purple skin will win a super bowl...they will hire a pink haired, purple skinned man. PERIOD. It is a BAD business decision to hire someone based on their skin color...whether it is a white guy...or a black guy.

8 posted on 01/31/2013 4:32:33 PM PST by NELSON111
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To: ConorMacNessa

The playing field is “overrepresented” The front office is properly “represented” Some areas whites and Asians do better, accept it. You can’t have it both way.

If you want to bitch about quotas, take it to the Dems in the US Senate . . .


9 posted on 01/31/2013 4:32:38 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: nascarnation

That’s a good start, but we should do more than that. When white players make a free throw, it should be marked down as two points. When they make a layup, it should be three points. Slow white players have dreams just like everyone else. The NBA would be a fairer and more equal workplace.

It would be like black students getting preferences when applying to law school.


10 posted on 01/31/2013 4:35:03 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: ConorMacNessa

Could it be that Crennel, Smith, and Graves were perceived to be that bad at the end of their jobs?


11 posted on 01/31/2013 4:39:37 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Whites represent 75% of the nation’s population but only 5% of the NBA’s rosters.Do whites deserve “affirmative action” or should they be working harder at their three points shots?


12 posted on 01/31/2013 4:43:01 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: ConorMacNessa
"I know the concept is good and something we need to do," said Tony Dungy, who was with the Indianapolis Colts during the 2006 season when he became the first black coach to win a Super Bowl. "Obviously, it's not working the way it should."
So Tony, please tell us how it should work.

Should we designate that certain teams are mandated to have black head coaches? Should we set a quota that there need to be a minimum of x teams with black head coaches? Is a black offensive coordinator worth half a black head coach for your scoring purposes?

13 posted on 01/31/2013 4:44:27 PM PST by Bob
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‘Could it be that Crennel, Smith, and Graves were perceived to be that bad at the end of their jobs?’

Crennel has sucked everywhere he has coached. Why KC hired him in the first place is a mystery to me.


14 posted on 01/31/2013 4:50:33 PM PST by Delta Dawn (at)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Affirmative action is a government admission that blacks, Hispanics, and women are genetically inferior to white and Asian men; 5,000 years of preferential treatment won’t change that.

Government speaks with forked tongue...


15 posted on 01/31/2013 5:00:09 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: laweeks

It must be great to be a black coach candidate knowing the reason you are being interviewed is to provide cover for management.


16 posted on 01/31/2013 5:12:16 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: jsanders2001

Apply it to QB position-—Oakland should be required to hire back JeMarcus Russell and start him over Carson Palmer.
Its only fair, right? Results be damned its the thought and equalizing choices that matter.


17 posted on 01/31/2013 5:31:41 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: jsanders2001

“Whites are the minority in the NFL and the AFL”

Yup. These liberals and their liberal white guilt. My Filipino bud told me something that made sense when he just said “white liberals are the most racist people” he’s met as they are the ones who don’t hang out with non-white races, and we’re in L.A.


18 posted on 01/31/2013 5:32:06 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: ConorMacNessa

In the NFL if you don’t win you’re butt is gone ... whether a coach or player ... black, white, somewhere in between ... it’s about winning. NFL is short for ‘Not For Long’.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 6:26:43 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: BluH2o
you’re butt is gone ...

You are = your

20 posted on 01/31/2013 6:29:47 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: NELSON111
Dungy said he believes the entire system is broken. He cited 21 coaching jobs changing in a three-year span, which he said indicates owners are making the wrong hires regardless of race.

So, Tony Dungy apparently wants the NFL to get better owners.

21 posted on 01/31/2013 6:34:26 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: BluH2o
With all that's on the line, it must be about winning. Wasn't it Vince Lombardi who said "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing!"

Millions of dollars are won or lost in this game - settling for anyone other than the most competant guy you can find to fill the job is just plain wrong!



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

22 posted on 01/31/2013 8:18:06 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Hell - we have an affirmative action “president”. Proof positive that the program is a disaster and causes more harm than good - one “Black” gets elevated and millions suffer even more than they did under White “taskmasters”.


23 posted on 02/01/2013 3:40:02 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
It must be great to be a black coach candidate knowing the reason you are being interviewed is to provide cover for management.

Thank you "rooney rules." And I hope the "black" coaches are mad at the rooney bunch too.

24 posted on 02/01/2013 6:40:51 AM PST by laweeks
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