Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Monday, January 22, 2007
I've been seething about this for days. It goes right along with the previous post.

The media is jumping all over the fact that both teams in the Superbowl have "black" coaches for the first time. Why in the world can't they leave it alone?

I contend that everytime we make a big deal about such issues we set back the movement of color-blindness (or gender blindness). Doesn't it speak for itself? Two quite talented PEOPLE got plumb jobs, worked hard, were well paid, and have been successful at motivating their skillful players to achieve the top of their profession. Do we really need to know any more?

I think the highlighting of the issue, primarily for ratings, does nothing but reinforce everyone's tendencies towards race, good and bad. But trust me on this. During the pre-game, there will be an extensive segment on the subject of these coaches blackness although it has zero to do with the whole situation.