Radical Leftist publication The Nation features my favorite sports scold, David Zirin, who does his usual great job of sucking any fun and life out of ordinary sports related events and turning them into preachy Leftism. I haven’t written about him in a while, and when I saw his headline The NFL Has Fired Almost All of Its Black Coaches I figured there would be his usual libtarditude but that would make some good points and challenge my thinking. Damn, was I wrong! Even by his lofty standards this may have been the dumbest thing I’ve read from him, and that is saying something!
To start from the beginning, at the end of every National Football League (NFL) season, the morning after leads to a number of underperforming coaches getting fired. This year was no exception. But this year’s is apparently racially tinged. As Zirin leads:
Of the seven NFL head coaches fired earlier this week, five are African American. That leaves the league with only two black head coaches, Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin and Los Angeles Charges coach Mike Lynn. In a league that is 70 percent African American, the number of black head coaches has never even hit 30 percent.
Let’s start with the obvious – if you are an NFL head coach who gets fired it means you’ve had at least two failed seasons, probably three or four. In other words, if you consistently underperform at your job, you lose your job. For some reason, Zirin seems to think that not being white holds one to a lower standard of competence, because apparently being nonwhite equates being intellectually inferior? I’m not sure, as I don’t spend a lot of time trying to get into the mind of a racist. But let’s not move on just yet – let’s go back and pick a little bit more at Zirin’s racism:
In a league that is 70 percent African American, the number of black head coaches has never even hit 30 percent.
Well this is horrible! In a country whose racial makeup is roughly 16% black, black Americans make up over 70% of the league? How is this racial discrimination against those who are white, hispanic, or asian so overlooked? Good question, but because he is a horrible racist Zirin ignores this obvious bigotry as well.
I could pull this post apart on so many levels, and so can you, but I’ll go straight to the biggest problem with Zirin’s arguments. To go back to his own words:
Of the seven NFL head coaches fired earlier this week, five are African American. That leaves the league with only two black head coaches, Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin and Los Angeles Charges coach Mike Lynn.
This is where I was expecting some numbers showing some disparity between in race among the coaches who were fired, showing how white coaches with similar bad records were given more leeway. He didn’t. And those two black coaches who kept their jobs? As of their writing one is pushing the San Diego Chargers hard into the playoffs, while the other barely missed the postseason, while having a Super Bowl victory under his belt during his current tenure with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Amazingly, the racists NFL did not fire either of them.
Sprinkled in this rambling are grousing about President Trump and the inexplicable case of the talentless Quarterback who will create an instant PR nightmare for any team hiring him that remains mysteriously unemployed. As I pointed out some time ago, said quarterback isn’t playing in the NFL because he doesn’t want to.
But back to the main point, the NFL obviously has a significant racism problem, and only when The Radical Left is willing to take a hard look at its bigotry can we hope for things to improve.
And just because I can’t fid a better tweet to close with let’s roll with this dedicated Philadelphia Eagles fan!
I’m convinced this is the “GOOOO BUUUURDS” kid from last year sent back in time to complete a mission on some Back to the Future shit. And now he’s locked up. smh. pic.twitter.com/b4JPThuPNH
— EROCK (@TheMightyEROCK) January 4, 2019
Cross posted from Brother Bob’s Blog