Report: Hiring Cowher Would Be A Racist MoveDecember 31st, 2009
In short, a column written by Desi Cortez of the Black Athlete Sports Networks lays out a case that firing Raheem the Dream for Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Cowher would be nothing less than a racist move by Bryan and Joel.
Cortez claims — if one is to believe the rumors that the Bucs have reached out to Cowher — the Bucs would not even consider firing Raheem the Dream if he were white and the lone reason many Bucs fans have their torches lit is because Raheem the Dream doesn’t look like Chucky.
I ask the Glazer family, and the hanging-court of public opinion to pretend Morris is White . . . If they do that, then this kid gets a second season to lead the ship Tony Dungy built with his own hands, before the Glazers “gave” the ship to a young shoe-elf coach, a highly regarded Negro Whisperer, Jon Gruden.
Please Mr. Glazer, before you give the helm to Bill Cowher, consider he was afforded years, as in multiple, plural, plenty of expensive precious time to build a championship team in the Steele Town. Allow Morris the same decency, or at least make a token gesture of it, and allow him one more season.
The first time head coaches in St. Louis, K.C., and the Motorless City will all be back for another chance, another opportunity . . . please Mr. Glazer, just for a moment, pretend, make believe Morris is a young blond haired boy-wonder, anointed with the rare ability to talk to the animals, converse with the cannibals, transform and compact a brilliantly conceived complicated game-plan down to a level where Black players can execute it . . . without thinking.
Cortez makes one valid point: With the exception of Cleveland, there is no groundswell to fire other first-year coaches who are doing, arguably, worse jobs than Raheem the Dream. Yet here in the Tampa Bay area, the pitchforks have been out of the toolshed for weeks.
Personally, Joe believes this column to be outrageous. Among many hairbrained notions is, once again, someone regurgitates this nonsense that Chucky won with Father Dungy’s team. (Anyone, feel free to explain to Joe why Father Dungy couldn’t win with Father Dungy’s team. Go on!).
Cortez also strangely refers to both Bill Parcells and Barry Switzer as — these are not Joe’s words, these are Cortez’s exact words — a “Negro Whisper.”