Rooney Rule: An Insult to Minority Coaches and Fair Competition

January 4, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On November 9, the Dallas Cowboys mercifully fired Wade Phillips after an embarrassing 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, and named Jason Garrett the interim head coach.
On November 22, the Minnesota Vikings fired Brad Childress after an embarrassing 31-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers, and named Leslie Frazier the interim head coach.
Both Jason Garrett and Leslie Frazier instantly changed the culture of their teams and ended their respective seasons on positive notes. 
A last-minute victory by the Cowboys over the Philadelphia Eagles in the final game of the season gave Jason Garrett a 5-3 record during his interim coaching tenure.  The week before, in a controversial snow-delayed game, Leslie Frazier’s underdog Vikings handed the Eagles a crushing defeat.  Both games took place in the unfriendly confines of Lincoln Financial Field.
Yesterday, the Minnesota Vikings removed the interim tag and named Leslie Frazier head c...

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