From The Rooney Rule to the Looney Rule

by: the Common Constitutionalist

In 2003 the National Football League instituted a hiring practice called the Rooney Rule. The rule was named for Dan Rooney, the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and chairman of the NFL diversity committee and a big liberal. The rule mandates that every NFL team interview at least one minority candidate for a head coaching and executive positions. By minority, they actually only mean black applicants.

The reason for this mandate is that about 70% of all NFL players are black whereas virtually all head coaches and G.M.s are white. To Rooney and the diversity committee, this would not do. It was like black players doing their white masters bidding all over again. This new rule was a perfect solution for the guilty white liberal owners.

After its institution, the rule was immediately criticized by activists and academia that it was mere window dressing as it only applied to head coaching positions, not to assistants. At no time has anyone on the committee pondered the merit based system of hiring that has worked for so many years and produced some of sports greatest head coaches. read more

PCFL: Politically Correct Football League

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

The NFL playoffs are upon us. Wildcard weekend has wrapped up. For many it is an exciting time. For us Patriots fans, it is both old hat and expected.


Yet for most, the close of the regular season just means, you had better be a hockey or basketball fan.


The players head off to the golf course and coaches get unceremoniously fired. Then comes the unenviable task of owners and management to find a new coach – that rare discovery of the golden wheat amongst the chaff.


Enter the racist “Rooney Rule”. The “Rooney Rule” was named for the Pittsburgh Steelers owners, the Rooney family – namely Dan Rooney, who is also chairman of the leagues “Diversity Committee”. Ugh!


The rule stipulates that a team must, at minimum, interview at least one “minority” candidate for a head coaching job or general manager position. It does not apply to any other team positions.


Why only these positions, you ask? Although other staff and position coaches are quite important, they are not the “face of the team”. It’s symbolism over substance. Every assistant coach on the team could be black but that still wouldn’t be good enough. read more