The co-host of “Undefeated” on Fox Sports 1, Skip Bayless was livid about the firing of Houston Texans head David Culley, after the franchise finished with a putrid 4-13 record in the 2021 season.
On January 14, 2021, Bayless criticized the NFL for having one black head coach “as we near yet another Martin Luther King Day on Monday.”
Trent Clark of Breitbart News observed that Culley’s firing came after the Miami Dolphins gave Brian Flores the pink slip after leading his team to a 9-8 record. In his tenure as head coach of the Dolphins, Flores cobbled together a sub-par 24-25 record.
This has left Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin as the only black head coach left in the NFL. r
Bayless was ashamed of the NFL for only having one black coach “as we near yet another Martin Luther King Day on Monday.” He described it as “disgusting” and “inexplicably wrong.”
“Yesterday afternoon, when I saw that David Culley, my Vanderbilt man, former Vanderbilt quarterback, from my school, got fired after one set up to fail year, and it dawned upon me that only Mike Tomlin is the last man standing — the last black head coach in the National Football League on the eve of the playoffs. It rocked me because the gravity of it hit me as we near yet another Martin Luther King Day on Monday. This is impossibly wrong. It’s almost surreally bad. It’s a bad look. It’s a bad feel. It’s a bad taste,” Bayless remarked.
“[W]e both love the NBA, as we love the NFL. And as we speak, there are 14 black head coaches in the NBA out of 30 franchises. There are 14 out of 30. That’s almost 50%,” he added. “I think you would say that is pretty great; that is how it should be, right? Thank you. There is one of 32 in the National Football League. One of 32?”
“[A]t the coaching position, just the head coaching position, it is shameful, it is disgusting, it is embarrassing, and it’s inexplicably wrong,” Bayless continued.
Mainstream American sports commentary has become insufferable lately. It’s laden with overly/politicized commentary that has nothing to do with sports.
Sports are all about performance. When coaches can’t steer the ship, they get the boot. Simple as that.
However, the mainstream sports commentary space is completely filled with woke nonsense that has very little to do with actual sports commentary.
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