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Is there a bigger joke than the Rooney Rule?

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  • cstanley3 Jan 26, 11:11 a.m.
    Towel Boy

    More minority coaches now then there were before the rule. Thinly vailed racism in some comments here.

  • yurnodiffrent Jan 15, 10:01 a.m.
    All Star

    rooney

  • Flooper101 Jan 13, 8:37 p.m.
    Veteran

    the rooney rule is bull,you should be able to hire the best period
    don,t matter what color,you... View More

    — Posted by bluered5858

    You are a my friend

  • tarheelfan41 Jan 11, 6:54 p.m.
    Veteran

    Couple of reasons the "Rooney Rule is good for blacks. #1 reason) Sometimes a black coach may not be considered for the job but because of the rule he is given an interview. His interview may wow the team so much he gets the job. They may have had no idea how good the guy was until he impressed in the interview. Reason #2 is it gives the candidate practice interviewing. That matters. Whether you believe it or not it does. The candidate is able to get feedback from the potential team after the selection process is over and the candidate can be better prepared for his next opportunity. There are other reasons the rule is beneficial some more obvious than others. Truth is it has helped and will continue to benefit aspiring black coaches. If you agree or disagree with the premise they need or deserve this advantage is another discussion altogether but it is beneficial. If not, why would the black coaches tolorate this?

  • BattlingBishop 5 Jan 10, 10:22 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    These owners invest millions and millions sometimes billions of their own money to purchase and... View More

    — Posted by paulusdevil

    +1

  • paulusdevil Jan 10, 10:13 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Actually it's a joke! These owners think they own the teams, they really don't. The teams... View More

    — Posted by ericjimmy1968

    Really, what is your payroll

  • bluered5858 Jan 10, 9:34 p.m.
    Bench Warmer

    the rooney rule is bull,you should be able to hire the best period
    don,t matter what color,you end up disciminating against everybody so it looks like your not discriminating against blacks ,what a crock.why don,t people just get over it and move foward, don,t let the past drag you down.life is to short
    forgive and forget remember what the lord says about forgiveness,if you don,t
    forgive them my father in heaven won,t forgive you.

  • SAC71GOPACK Jan 7, 3:23 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    co-signed.

  • ericjimmy1968 Jan 7, 3:07 p.m.
    Bench Warmer

    While I agree that African-American coaches deserve a chance, I think the point of this thread is that the Rooney Rule doesn't really give them that chance. It actually is rather insulting towards AA candidates in my opinion. Owners "interview" coaches that they know they're not going to hire to satisfy the rule. The NFL looks past the fact that the minority candidate had absolutely no chance of getting the job. Wow! That's deep!

  • tommybrownnc Jan 7, 3:02 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Political Correctness run amuck! Off with their heads!! :)

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