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The Rooney Rule....

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If this Rooney rule promotes a fair shake for everyone then it is a good thing, but we should be to a point now in our society were there is no need for rules to make sure everyone gets a fair chance. If the owners refuse to have someone other than white interviewed for a job then they are racist. It should be an open position that goes to the best candidate regardless of race.

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If you had no Rooney Rule in place there would be no black head coaches in the NFL. Just like if you had no civil rights legislation passed in the 60s, segregation would still be rampant all over this country. The owners obviously feel they need something to police to themselves. For those saying its racist, has there ever been a time where you had more black coaches than white ones? Are there any black owners in the NFL?

The Rooney Rule works. Ask the Rooney family and Mike Tomlin.

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If you had no Rooney Rule in place there would be no black head coaches in the NFL. Just like if you had no civil rights legislation passed in the 60s, segregation would still be rampant all over this country. The owners obviously feel they need something to police to themselves. For those saying its racist, has there ever been a time where you had more black coaches than white ones? Are there any black owners in the NFL?

The Rooney Rule works. Ask the Rooney family and Mike Tomlin.

I'm normally down with most of your posts, but this first statement is total bullsh*t man. And who is keeping a black person from buying an NFL team? I'm sure Wayne H. would have sold the Dolphins to a black guy had a black guy outbid Stephen Ross.

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I'm normally down with most of your posts, but this statement is total bullsh*t man. And who is keeping a black person from buying an NFL team? I'm sure Wayne H. would have sold the Dolphins to a black guy had a black guy outbid Stephen Ross.

TRUE... but it still may be needed, how are we to know what goes on inside billionaire minds...but on the other hand with Obama in as the prez thats pretty much sayin everybodys down with the brown nowadays... jus sayin...:)

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Before the Rooney Rule you had what? 2 black head coaches in a league that is 70% black? Its the truth. Look at NCAA football, their track record of hiring black head coaches is HORRIBLE. 119 schools, thousands of black athletes, but only 4 black head coaches. Its a joke. The NBA doesnt have a Rooney Rule. You know why? Because there's a plethora of black NBA head coaches hired and given opportunities every year. The owners dont need to police themselves because they dont have a problem finding black head coaches. NFL owners did, thats why they all (yes all 30 teams) agreed this needed to be put in place.

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I'd like to see the number of black assistant coaches who actually submit resumes and show interest in head coaching jobs. In the NBA, black guys actually show interest in coaching positions. Are there an equal number of black guys and white guys interested in open NFL and college jobs? Or do black coaches not submit resumes because they feel there is no chance? If there are 10 open college coaching jobs in a given year, how many black coaches express an interest vs. how many white coaches express an interest? Wonder if those types of figures are available. Because if 10 black coaches interviewed and one white coach interviewed and the white guy got the job, perhaps there are grounds for a case if the 10 black coaches were qualified (i.e. experience, winning records, etc.). For instance, Auburn University is one that I question because the guy from Buffalo had much higher qualifications IMO.

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Having two black head coaches in the superbowl should have done more for the cause than the rooney rule can offer

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Why aren't there any mexican head coaches you rascist pigs

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Why aren't there any mexican head coaches you rascist pigs

Mexican is not a race

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Why do we not have female coaches? They're as much a minority, you know.

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Before the Rooney Rule you had what? 2 black head coaches in a league that is 70% black? Its the truth. Look at NCAA football, their track record of hiring black head coaches is HORRIBLE. 119 schools, thousands of black athletes, but only 4 black head coaches. Its a joke. The NBA doesnt have a Rooney Rule. You know why? Because there's a plethora of black NBA head coaches hired and given opportunities every year. The owners dont need to police themselves because they dont have a problem finding black head coaches. NFL owners did, thats why they all (yes all 30 teams) agreed this needed to be put in place.

You make some good points here. But my thing is, if an owner already has some predisposed bias against black coaches, do you really think an interview is going to change his opinion?

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Why do we not have female coaches? They're as much a minority, you know.

Is the league 70% female?

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