No, not really, not about the NFL’s version of Affirmative Action. But wrong or not, he’s gone, forced out of his position on ESPN as a result of stating the obvious: the NFL wants to have more blacks at the top of its marquee.
How dare I? Anyone who reads the sports page knows that the NFL central command has actively campaigned for teams to hire black coaches. In fact, earlier this year, the Detroit Lions were actually fined by the NFL for failing to interview their quota of minority coaching candidates before hiring Steve Mariucci, the very successful former coach of the 49ers.
The fact is that many people don’t like Rush Limbaugh. On his radio show, he has made himself a target of certain categories of people, people who were literally salivating for the opportunity to “cut him down to size”. Simply by stating the truth about the NFL’s practices, he gave them the opportunity to do just that.
The irony of it all is that Rush was quite wrong about Mr. McNabb’s playing ability.