January 17, 2007 12:05 AM
As coaches are being hired around the country and with the passing of MLK day I wonder if we have really come that far. It seems that once again great coaching candidates are being passed over merely because of the color of their skin. Isn't it time that every coach in this country is given real consideration for a head coaching job based on qualifications and ability ?
This idea surfaced yesterday even though it wasn't even on the original list of topics I was mulling through. I had a good half dozen of topics written down but this just seemed to rise to the top after talking with News columnist Sam Adams (his cubicle is right next to mine) about coaches who were getting hired. We were talking about Schottenheimer and the jobs still left open in the NFL and how so few African-Americans were even being given interviews. That and MLK day just seemed like a good time to go with this cartoon.