This is a time tailor made for Prof. Todd Boyd and Bill Rhoden (Forty Million Dollar Slaves). Two black coaches facing each other in the Super Bowl. Two black coaches in a profession that snickers at such a convention. That chortles at the notion of a black quarterback, at that. No brains, all fast twitch muscle fiber, supposedly. Hell, look at that waste of potential named Michael Vick, right? And you have a governing body--The NFL owners--who are scarier and subject to less regulations than the old railroad barons of the 19th century; the NFL's attorneys and corporate image guardians would make Josef Goebbels or the old Pravda aparachniks shudder. But despite all that...two black coaches, squaring off. Two friggin' black coaches, I repeat. Who would have thunk it?
Of course, the hype's all going to surround Peyton Manning and Rex Grossman. Manning has sucked in the post season and let's face it--the Ravens and the Pats choked. They were and are better teams than the Colts. But that's what's fanatastic about post season sports--you only have to be good in one game, or zig instead of zag. Who cares how teams match on paper. As for the Bears, well, the NFC is pretty much high school compared to the AFC, and the Bears are the creme of that bad crop. Then there will be the who's-who in South Beach thing; Diddy's Super Bowl Party. Maybe Ray-Ray will roll down from Baltimore and shiv someone else. Paris Hilton will dress up like a cheerleader. Hey it all makes for better ink...
...all better ink than history being made. That's always boring, or drums up messy ideas. Let us revel anyway before the silly commercials and annoying pre-game shannigans. Lovie, Chuck--I can't stand your teams, but a whole lotta folk got your backs nonetheless.
I wanted it to be a Pats/Bears matchup, same as in '85 but I'll take what I can get. You know there are a bunch of people who only watch football on Superbowl Sunday and are going to think that there are more than two black coaches in the NFL. Well, regardless, I'm still doing the Superbowl Shuffle! Go Bears!
I'm no fan of either team, but like you said, I have the brothers' backs. It is truly historic and maybe it will focus folks on what Boyd, Rhoden and marlin Briscoe have been saying for hell...decades?
On the real--it is sad that the banner of black QBs is being carried by Vick. ;) That dude you got in DC, Jason Campbell, is someone I would watch in the future, and of course there's Steve McNair in Baltimore.
Got mad love for both these guys! I see the doors are slooooowly opening. That Omar Epps look alike just go the job in Pittsburgh. That brotha had better deliver,cause those fans are a little crazy!
Liz, don't forget about Herm Edwards in KC. Aren't there a few others? Doesn't matter, everyone has always known that keeping brothers from the head job is just racist political BS by old white money just trying to hold on to its "status", just like you see in non-entertainment businesses. We shouldn't even acknowledge it in words, they know it can't be denied, but we can celebrate it just the same.
Although, I am proud of Dungy's and Smith's accomplishment, I started the season with high hopes for a McNair-Vick Super Bowl Showdown... well, there's always next year! Keep in mind, that two Black quarterbacks squared off in the BCS Championship Game this year.
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