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As much as I like to watch a good football game, the NFL has become a joke. You would think that in a game where black men dominate white men, the topic of race or skin color is not at the top of anyone’s mind.
Like with everything else in the US, it is all about color. Apparently, the NFL has been under scrutiny due to the lack of Black head coaches.
Roughly 70% of the league’s players are Black, but only four head coaches are Black. To be fair, that does come off as strange when calculating the numbers. It may even be one of those rare moments when the left may be on to something.
Logically speaking, more Black people should be head coaches due to the player population. However, becoming the head coach is not as clear-cut. It isn’t even solely based on experience. Some of the coaches never played football or didn’t play in the league. Only a few coaches were players in the league, then moved up the ladder to become the head coach.
The skin color talk has gotten more steam because two head coaches who are black will be facing against each other. Mike Tomlin has been the head coach for the Steelers since 2007, and Todd Bowles, who is the coach for Tampa Bay’s Buccaneers.
A couple of white reporters tried to turn the interview with Todd Bowles into a race discussion. Notice how the white leftists always bring up the level of melatonin in people’s skins?
Bowles was asked about his relationship with Mike Tomlin. Instead of asking about how confident Bowles feels going up against a hall-of-fame coach, they ask about race.
“I have a very good relationship with Tomlin,” Bowles said Wednesday when asked about them being two of the league’s four Black coaches, a group that now includes Steve Wilks, who replaced the fired Matt Rhule on an interim basis this week in Carolina. “We don’t look at what color we are when we coach against each other, we just know each other.
“I have a lot of very good white friends that coach in this league as well, and I don’t think it’s a big deal as far as us coaching against each other, I think it’s normal. Wilks got an opportunity to do a good job, hopefully he does it. And we coach ball, we don’t look at color.”
Bowles then was asked about the impact of representation and what it means for aspiring coaches who are minorities to see NFL coaches who “looks like them” and possibly “grew up like them.”
“Well, when you say, ‘They see you guys,’ and ‘look like them and grew up like them,’ it means that we’re oddballs to begin with,” Bowles said. “I think the minute you guys stop making a big deal about it, everybody else will as well.”
This isn’t the era of “Remember the Titans,” but when you read articles from ESPN, CNN, or any other leftist site, you would think otherwise.