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: February 06, 2013, 06:39:05 PM

'n joy


http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos/09000d5d826c9697/NFL-players-salute-Black-History-Month

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#1 : February 06, 2013, 07:19:13 PM

Black ex-coaches say NFL's Rooney Rule is broken

Three black former NFL head coaches say the league needs to rethink its Rooney Rule for promoting minority hiring after 15 top vacancies - eight head coaching jobs and seven general manager positions - were all filled by white candidates since the regular season ended a month ago.

http://seattletimes.com/html/sports/2020260131_apfbnsuperbowlrooneyrule.html

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#2 : February 06, 2013, 07:23:05 PM

'n joy


http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos/09000d5d826c9697/NFL-players-salute-Black-History-Month

Your greatest post ever. Thank for sharing!!

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 I thought Lovie said he wanted quickness & speed, even at the QB position?

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#3 : February 06, 2013, 08:11:52 PM

Hard to believe that there are currently no white cornerbacks in the NFL and there have not been since New York Giants and St. Louis Rams cornerback Jason Sehorn retired in 2003.

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#4 : February 06, 2013, 08:13:36 PM

Need Rooney Rule in officiating like head coaching and NFL execs, imo......

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NFL Referee Jerome Boger Making Black History

When NFL referee Jerome Boger steps onto the playing field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for Super Bowl XLVII, tomorrow, he will be making a little Black history when he does so.

Boger, who has been an NFL official since 2004 and was promoted to referee in 2006, will become only the second African-American to have the honor of being a Super Bowl referee.

Boger is the third African-American to become an NFL referee.  Johnny Grier broke the referee color line in 1988.  Mike Carey became the second Black NFL referee when he was promoted in 1995 in the wake of the additions of the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars to the league creating the need for another officiating crew.

The officials at the Super Bowl are chosen on merit, with the highest ranked at each position on the officiating crew getting the assignment.  The other criteria for their selection is they must have five years of NFL officiating experience and previous playoff assignments.

Boger has officiated four playoff games this postseason and finished the 2012 season as the league's number one ranked referee, but the vanilla ice flavored Hateraid started flowing once the NFL announced the Conyers, GA resident and former Morehouse College starting quarterback got this coveted assignment.


This will be Boger's first time he has done so as the referee in a Super Bowl, but it is only the only the second time an African-American will have become a Super Bowl referee.

Mike Carey was the first to accomplish that feat exactly five years ago at Super Bowl XLII back on February 3, 2008.

Yep, that was the one in which the New England Patriots dream of an undefeated season died in a monumental 17-14 upset loss to the New York Giants.

Congratulations to Jerome Boger for making that history.  To all the vanillacentric privileged haters whose white sheets are showing over his selection, frack y'all.  I didn't hear any of you complaining about the fact there were a total of 15 NFL head coaching and GM openings in this offseason and ALL of them went to white males.

That was especially galling to African-Americans n the wake of former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith being fired despite the team compiling a 10-6 record.

For the fans of the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, they hope that this is the only time the referee gets more press coverage than the teams involved in the NFL title game.


http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2013/02/nfl-referee-jerome-boger-making-black.html

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#5 : February 06, 2013, 08:29:02 PM

Hard to believe that there are currently no white cornerbacks in the NFL and there have not been since New York Giants and St. Louis Rams cornerback Jason Sehorn retired in 2003.

Edleman played corner for the Patriots in spot duty. That counts.


White guys dont play any of the "speed" positions...just the way it is. Hardly any white WRs,RBs,CBs,Safety

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#6 : February 06, 2013, 08:35:04 PM

If anything is racist, Its the Rooney rule.  The league is pretty much trying to strong arm teams to hire people on just the basis of skin color.

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#7 : February 06, 2013, 08:36:11 PM

If anything is racist, Its the Rooney rule.  The league is pretty much trying to strong arm teams to hire people on just the basis of skin color.

Nobody is forcing them to hire. Its a double edged sword. Some guys wouldnt even get an opportunity to get the interview if it werent for the Rooney Rule.

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#8 : February 06, 2013, 09:02:07 PM

Morgan did you make this thread to celebrate it or just to complain?

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#9 : February 06, 2013, 09:10:16 PM

Morgan did you make this thread to celebrate it or just to complain?

Mock tribute? Nawwww...he's not that "clever"

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#10 : February 06, 2013, 09:40:51 PM

Hard to believe that there are currently no white cornerbacks in the NFL and there have not been since New York Giants and St. Louis Rams cornerback Jason Sehorn retired in 2003.

Pure racism.   There can be no other explanation.    They need to implement the Heemy rule to force teams to start playing some white guys at that position.


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#11 : February 06, 2013, 09:49:12 PM

I find it interesting that the video Morgan posted does nothing to talk about contributions blacks have made in history.    All that video does is talk about the rights of black people getting better over the recent years.   Black History month is supposed to enlighten people as to what black people have contributed throughout history.   Like Eli Whitney inventing the cotton gin or George Washington Carver inventing peanut butter.   They don't even mention any guys like that in the video.   


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#12 : February 06, 2013, 10:22:49 PM


A slave, were ya? And here I was thinking you were around twelve.

Illuminator is a good poster. He sticks to his guns and makes good points. Some don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t like that.

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#13 : February 07, 2013, 01:09:47 AM

Black history month. Can't wait (sarcasm).


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#14 : February 07, 2013, 02:39:43 AM

Doug Williams embraces history......He's proud of barrier-breaking role but still shaking his head over that question

There is a direct line of ascent  from Jackie Robinson to Bill Russell, to Jim Brown to Curt Flood to Doug Williams to Barack Obama.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2012/story/_/id/8884695/super-bowl-xlvii-doug-williams-embraces-history
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