I see Jesse Jackson has been rather successful at attacking my favorite past-time- and now the NFL is fining people for their hiring choices:
The NFL served notice Friday that it is taking its commitment to diversity seriously, fining Detroit Lions president Matt Millen $200,000 for not interviewing any minority candidates before hiring coach Steve Mariucci.
Commissioner Paul Tagliabue sent a letter to Millen informing him of the fine, the first under the league’s diversity program.
After coach Marty Mornhinweg was fired by the Lions in January, Mariucci was the only person interviewed for the job. The team said five minority candidates turned down interviews because it appeared inevitable Mariucci would be hired.
Team spokesman Bill Keenist said the Lions “respectfully disagree” with the ruling but support initiatives to promote diversity on coaching staffs and in front offices.
I doubt Jesse Jackson will be working to increase the number of slow white people in the Defensive backfield. At any rate, this bullshit (sorry for the language, but that is what this is, pure bullshit) is now proving to be a serious distraction as my BELOVED STEELERS head to training camp:
The Lions’ position, as stated by vice chairman William Clay Ford Jr. and Millen in a March 4 session with Tagliabue and Rooney’s diversity committee, was that the Lions have a long-standing record of minority hiring and had made an honest effort to comply with the initiative.
“If you look at the Lions’ organization vis-a-vis the Pittsburgh Steelers — and it was Dan Rooney’s committee that made the recommendation to Paul — and look at the personnel in the league office. … I mean, talk about pointing fingers,” Ford said.
“I think we’ve got an excellent record. We’ve got a record not because we’re trying to satisfy anything [but] because we pick good people. And the Steelers and the league office have a terrible record. They’re great ones to be picking us out.”
Under Millen, the Lions have 12 black employees in positions of authority, including senior vice president Martin Mayhew, offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis, director of pro personnel Sheldon White and head athletic trainer Al Bellamy.
The exact number of black executives in the NFL administration could not be immediately determined, according to Greg Aiello, league vice president of public relations, but at least six have the rank of director.
The Steelers have a total of nine black employees on their coaching, personnel or training staff staffs.
One of my former students is an intern for the Steelers (he is black), and I am going to training camp sometime this week. I am thoroughly excited and can not wait. At any rate, let me make one thing clear:
You race-baiters and race-pimps can do what you want to the DNC and the GOP- the DNC gets what they deserve for stoking these fires, the GOP gets what they deserve for not standing up to you clowns. Big business gets the shakedown because they probably don’t hire enough minorities, and if they do, they deserve to get screwed because they don’t have the nerve to hire a bunch of lawyers to beat down Jesse and his crew.
I can handle you messing with all of those groups. But when you start pissing around with the Steelers and the NFL, you are now pushing into sacred territory. There is a reason I call February through July the ‘dark months.’ I do not need you clowns ruining football for me. Period. Take your little race games somewhere else. Demon, be gone!