2024-07-16 11:35 AM

Picking Splinters: Diminishing Dungy

The list appears endless. Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith have proven that black coaches can win on football’s biggest stage. Dungy and Smith have proven “Christian coaches” can win on football’s biggest stage. Dungy and Smith have proven that “nice guy” coaches can win on football’s biggest stage.

Picking Splinters: For Race Relations, Superbowl XLI Just a Minor Mark

There are two black head football coaches in this year’s Super Bowl, thereby insuring that, for the first time ever, a team with an African American head coach will win the Super Bowl. Forgive me if I think that by applauding that achievement we’re missing the point of advancing race relations altogether.