Found January 30, 2013 on Fox Sports:
If people were not idiots, we would not need the Rooney Rule. This is 2013, after all. We have elected and re-elected a black president for no reason other than a majority of Americans believed he was most qualified to lead them. So the idea that the National Football League would have to mandate that every team consider a minority when choosing a head coach or general manager to lead them feels like some sort of joke. This is a copycat league, where every good idea is stolen and where next year we probably will have 10 teams running a variation of The Pistol and searching for Colin Kaepernick 2.0 on draft day simply because San Francisco is in the Super Bowl. Yet as I talked to Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, arguably the best GM in the league at the moment, what struck me was how little copycat-ing he has provoked. "When I first became a GM, I was on a radio show with John Thompson, and he made the statement, 'Now that you have become a GM, other young African Am...

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