"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Congress Finally Doing Something to Help Out Black Americans

Of all the problems afflicting black America, it's clear that high on the list is making sure that there are plenty of black football coaches. Yep, that's right. Our ol' Congress - or at least some part thereof - seems to think that the dearth of black football coaches is a national crisis and that legislation might be needed. Now, I do think there is something not-so-nice in why black men don't get hired - I suspect that there's more than a little reluctance because administrators fear that they won't connect with boosters. But legislation? Could it even be done legally?

The best part here is that Myles Brand, the busybody head of the NCAA, is really exercised because:

Part of my personal frustration with this issue is the lack of direct control the NCAA has over the matter,” Brand responded. “The colleges and universities will not cede to the NCAA the authority to dictate who to interview or hire in athletics.”


Did he really say that? If you've ever had any doubts about the arrogance of the NCAA, that should erase them. Golly, you mean universities don't want to give up control over who they're going to hire for their multi-million dollar programs? What arrogance! What impertinence! We should ban their mascots! That'll show 'em...sheesh.

2 comments:

Hunter Baker said...

I love Myles Brand the Indian mascot banner from Indianapolis, Indiana.

Jay D. Homnick said...

Liberals, as ever, prove impervious to irony.

Imagine proposing such an act in the wake of two swarthy worthies leading Super Bowl teams. Oops, no need to imagine; they have gone and done it.