NFL General

The Men Are Black

Lovie & Dungy Make NFL and Black History

There was an old proverb that I once saw on a wall at one of my local bakeries that read, “If it ain’t white, it ain’t right.”  Now of course they were referring to bread, but that really struck a nerve with me.  One, because I was there to buy a loaf of rye, and two, it made me think about the number of African-American coaches in the NFL.  I have been watching NFL football for a substantial amount of years and that statement really hit home and made me rethink my views about the coaching position in the NFL.  Now with the success of Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts and Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears, both Black men and head coaches, leading their teams to the Super Bowl; maybe its time to say “If it ain’t white, that’s alright.”