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The Washington Post has been on a jag for weeks complaining that blacks are not over-represented in NFL head coaching ranks, but only have about the same share of coaching jobs as of the American population.

Thirteen NFL teams have never had a Black coach. Here’s the story of one.

A flagship franchise in the league, the New York Giants reflect a process in which some say unconscious bias remains unchecked

By Adam Kilgore and Nicole Dungca
Nov. 21 at 3:21 p.m.

That got me thinking about soccer managers in the 2022 World Cup. The World Cup is progressive and globalist and totally not jingoistic, right? Oh, wait, well, never mind that, but let’s look at the coaches. Surely People of Color are well represented.

Well, yes, in the three Sub-Saharan entrants in the 32 team World Cup, all three are coached by home country black men.

Of the two East Asian entrants, Japan has a Japanese manager, but South Korea has a Portuguese manager.

Of the five Middle Eastern entrants, Morocco has a Moroccan coach and Tunisia a Tunisian coach, but Iran has a Portuguese coach, Saudi Arabia a Frenchman, and Qatar a Spaniard.

Mexico’s manager

All the historically white countries have white coaches. The most diverse is that Switzerland has a Switzerland-born coach of Turkish descent, Murat Yakin, who looks a little central Asian.

As far as I can tell from a glance, all the Latin American teams have coaches who’d be considered white walking down the street in America.

For example, Mexico’s coach looks a little like actor John Goodman.

Soccer strikes me as less complicated to coach, especially during games, than American football, but that’s probably an outmoded notion. Most big things in our world keep getting more complicated, and soccer is a really big thing.

Here are links to all 32 managers:

Argentina G. Alfaro (ECU) • Argentina G. Martino (MEX) • Argentina L. Scaloni (ARG) • Australia G. Arnold (AUS) • Brazil Tite (BRA) • Cameroon R. Song (CMR) • Colombia L. Suárez (CRC) • Croatia Z. Dalić (CRO) • Denmark K. Hjulmand (DEN) • England J. Herdman (CAN) • England G. Southgate (ENG) • France D. Deschamps (FRA) • France H. Renard (KSA) • Germany H. Flick (GER) • Germany Ghana O. Addo (GHA) • Japan H. Moriyasu (JPN) • Morocco W. Regragui (MAR) • Netherlands L. van Gaal (NED) • Poland C. Michniewicz (POL) • Portugal P. Bento (KOR) • Portugal C. Queiroz (IRN) • Portugal F. Santos (POR) • Senegal A. Cissé (SEN) • Serbia D. Stojković (SRB) • Spain Luis Enrique (ESP) • Spain R. Martínez (BEL) • Spain F. Sánchez (QAT) • Switzerland M. Yakin (SUI) • Tunisia J. Kadri (TUN) • United States G. Berhalter (USA) • Uruguay D. Alonso (URU) • Wales R. Page (WAL)

 
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  1. Dream says:

  2. Anonymous[343] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m not a soccer fan and generally find it very boring to watch, but I don’t mind checking it out every 4 years or so for the World Cup or Euro Cup as some of the matches or highlights from the matches can be interesting to watch.

    I’ve never felt that there should be any rule changes to make it faster or more exciting. There’s nothing wrong with a slower game with bursts or moments of action. Baseball is similar in this regard.

    The only rule I think probably should be changed is deciding major games with penalty kicks. It’s the most absurd way to decide a championship. It’s ridiculous. If it doesn’t end in double overtime or whatever, they need to play it out sudden death. I’ve heard that they can’t do this because the matches might could go on for hours. I still think they should keep playing. There have been many tennis matches that have gone longer than 6 hours, and one has even gone over 11 hours.

    Teams would adjust and have one or two extreme endurance guys who would be able to outlast the other players and score the sudden death winning goal.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Bill Jones
  3. Cutter says:

    I can see the Mexico manager as John Goodman’s cousin. In his younger photos he looks like Goodman’s half-brother.

  4. The most diverse is that Switzerland has a Switzerland-born coach of Turkish descent, Murat Yakin, who looks a little central Asian.

    He looks like a Central Asian Sylvester Stallone.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
  5. @Anonymous

    You could eliminate the goalies after 120 minutes.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Feryl
    , @Ralph L
    , @Jack P
    , @B36
  6. Anon[130] • Disclaimer says:

    Typo: The Mexican and Ecuadoran coaches have the Argentinian flag.

    • Thanks: ScarletNumber
  7. Anon[130] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    You could eliminate the goalies after 120 minutes.

    Or just eliminate the goalies altogether! At least in some exhibition games. That’d get some good ratings.

    In chess there are a bunch of variations to mix things up and lower the value of “prepping,” of learning the “theory” of openings, e.g., memorizing the first umpteen moves. Bobby Fischer invented one of these chess variants where the back row pieces are rearranged randomly per game.

    I learned of a new one yesterday in a YouTube video where one grandmaster taught it to another during a game of it: “Duck Chess.” In Duck Chess you use a miniature rubber ducky, the size of a chess piece (and you can squeak it) as a 33rd immortal piece jointly owned by the players. It takes up space and can move anywhere. You cannot capture it nor can it capture a piece itself. It blocks the movement of most pieces, but the knight can of course jump over it. Each move requires a normal move and then moving the duck somewhere, for instance, into the spot you think your opponent may be eyeing for his next move. There are a couple of other rule changes/clarifications required in order for the game to make sense, but in essence, that’s it. It’s easy to learn and it looks pretty fun. Winning still depends mostly on smarts like chess, not mostly luck like solitaire.

    https://www.chess.com/terms/duck-chess

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    , @anon
  8. AndrewR says:

    The middle eastern teams are all whiter than the “historically white countries’” teams.

    Given the rainbow flag and BLM redesign of the US logo, I hope the US team loses by record margins.

    • Troll: guest007
  9. I’m so glad I feel no inward connection to this soccer idiocy.

  10. eded says:

    The NBA has a lot of players from Europe but has there been an NBA head coach from Europe? The NHL is even more European, but I can’t recall a European head coach. Seems like a major underrepresentation problem.

    • Replies: @Bugg
    , @ScarletNumber
    , @anon
  11. @Anonymous

    Ignorance will lead to these ideas.

    The Defence of the Realm Act of 1917 (DORA) regulated pub opening hours in an attempt to reduce the amount of drunkenness in the munition factories. The Usual Scolds (can’t we bring back the scolds bridle? Clearly it’s needed now more than ever) latched on to it and even Sunday drinking severely pruned while pubs were open on Saturdays only between 11:30 am and 3 pm then closed for a couple of hours re-opening at 5:30.
    Football matches filled the interregnum.

    Don’t you know nothing?

    • Replies: @David Jones
  12. In some rare good news AP has ditched the dipshit who wanted to start a war with Russia. Looks like the Kagan’s won’t be getting their war.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ap-fires-reporter-who-risked-triggering-wwiii-polish-missile-misinformation

    Among all the article five bullshit over the weekend, I never once saw a full quote of the relevant section

    such action as [the member state] deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.

    Because, of course, that might entail having to describe what the border between Poland and Ukraine has to do with “The North Atlantic Region”.

  13. Altai says:

    This is also just a factor of resources and opportunities for experience. If you’re at a tournament and have to compete with European and South American teams with a much higher standard as an African team you’ll do well to get a European or South American in who has experience at a higher level. Even if there were no other factors this would utterly dominate.

    A historical criticism of Sub-Saharan teams has been that they play with a lot of energy and talent but in a disorganised undisciplined way. (Albeit often a more entertaining way. Coaches ruin any sport by figuring out the best ways to play which are in every sport I can think of, less interesting) Leagues in Sub-Saharan Africa are not very developed yet and the meta-game and experience in Europe is still much more valuable.

    On the other hand if you hire a foreign mercenary he might not be very committed to a long-term project of building up the team.

    Famous former player Patrick Vieira is probably the most prominent black coach I can think of, but despite a lot of support seems to be fairly middling but he is still young and not long into this career.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Vieira

    • Replies: @Feryl
  14. Feryl says:
    @Steve Sailer

    They could try a system where they incrementally have fewer and fewer players (say, every 5 minutes). to increase the number of breakaways and shots. It would be up to each team to decide which player to pull.

    • Agree: houston 1992
  15. Feryl says:
    @Altai

    Before the salary arms race began among both athletes and coaches in the 1990’s, scoring was higher in most sports*. The NHL in particular had more than a few final scores like 9-7 back in the 80’s. As salaries increase that means greater discipline/conservatism in tactics as a means to greater job security. Also note that NHL goalies used to not have as rigorous a training background (since after all the old days of lower salaries meant that fewer people intensely competed to become a player). Nowadays they are practically lab grown.

    *Football being an exception due to advances in analytics but also due to the league promoting fantasy football which encourages rule changes favoring flashy offense.

    • Replies: @njguy73
  16. Rob says:

    Coaches ruin any sport by figuring out the best ways to play which are in every sport I can think of, less interesting

    I saw a good comment on Twitter related to this. Paraphrasing: “if your sport/team is a business, you are a business all the way. No one buys tickets to the Google board meeting.”

    Baseball, a boring sport that might not be able t survive the smartphone era anyway, has been utterly devastated by people doing even more boring things to maximize their chance of winning. Double plays and such are the exciting parts of baseball. Home runs and walks are the boring parts. I guess this is Moloch? Coaches and players kill the sport trying to max winning rather than excitement/interest.

    The people overseeing baseball need to make some anti-Moneyball changes. It’s intolerable watching every batter take a pass on the first pitch! Plus, it’s mean forcing pitchers to pitch more, destroying their arms. Maybe two strikes and you’re out would help counter this? Maybe five balls for a walk would be better?

    Regardless, they desperately need to make baseball more exciting.

    • Disagree: Muggles
  17. tyrone says:
    @AndrewR

    the rainbow flag and BLM redesign of the US logo

    …….not in Qatar……and no Bud piss-water ……..Islam is looking better and better……..thanks globo-homo.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  18. bomag says:
    @Dream

    Cemetery crosses in the shot? Kinda weird; edgy; and LOL.

    Looked like guys in jerseys vs. non-jerseys.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  19. He looks so ordinary. John Goodman is at least recognizable.

    Not this guy.

    • Replies: @slumber_j
    , @Bardon Kaldian
  20. @PiltdownMan

    I’d say he’s a crossbreed between Richard Gere and Alec Baldwin.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Lex
  21. Irrelevant fun: over a third of America’s real-estate agents couldn’t pay their rent last month.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/shocking-37-real-estate-agents-couldnt-afford-october-office-rent

    Even more fun: nationwide, we now have more real-estate agents than we do houses for sale.

    Now, where might this be leading us?

    • Replies: @mc23
  22. Actually, Herrera was your tanned/Mestizo Goodman…

    And who can resist his style?

    • Agree: Cutter
    • Replies: @Ziggy
  23. Joe Joe says:
    @Rob

    my suggestion for improving baseball and speeding it up is to have a maximum of 6 pitches per batter. once the count reaches 3-2 the next pitch decides the at bat with either a strikeout, walk, base hit, hit by pitch or foul out

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    , @Penske_File
  24. slumber_j says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    I’m getting a pretty strong Steinbrenner vibe here.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
  25. Thirteen NFL teams have never had a Black coach. Here’s the story of one.

    A flagship franchise in the league, the New York Giants reflect a process in which some say unconscious bias remains unchecked

    As far as I can tell from a glance, all the Latin American teams have coaches who’d be considered white walking down the street in America.

    I’ve generally gotten along pretty well with black guys I’ve worked with. (It was less crazy back then). But I am really, really, really sick of this blackety, blackety, black.

    Now I can actually see a tiny sliver of “upside” in our Hispanization. Buxom weather gals and a natural “color continuum” with lighter and brighter people on top, beats the hell outta getting these constant tedious beatings from the minoritarians wielding their black club.

    Of course, if we don’t get rid of the club wielders we’ll get all the mediocrity and none of the sanity.

    • Replies: @mc23
  26. @AndrewR

    Given the rainbow flag and BLM redesign of the US logo, I hope the US team loses by record margins.

    Something has gone very wrong in America, the West. Even beyond failing at job #1–keeping invaders out, keeping your turf for yourself.

    What sort of society embraces these queers? I realize they hopped onto minoritarian train where the nations core of normal productive people sit in 3rd class.

    Still what sort of a joint literally celebrates sexual deviance, wraps itself in the flag of these sad pathetic queers and yells this is who we are?

    Normal healthy people do not do this. I want no part in it whatsoever. And I very much doubt I’m alone in that feeling.

  27. Arclight says:

    Interesting that the Post capitalized the W in ‘white’. Do NFL teams go out of their way to hire whites if one is on offer as opposed to a black candidate? Sure looks like it to me, although at any given time there are 5-8 teams you’d have to be crazy to want to coach anyway. There was a lot of huffing about the Colts’ unorthodox interim coach hire, but honestly it’s a bad team and whoever had gotten the job is going to look bad as well by the time it’s all over.

    I also have to laugh whenever Hue Jackson is trotted out to speak on black coaches not getting their due, since he is basically the poster child for worst HCs ever in terms of winning percentage (he lost over 90% of the games he coached). Also unmentioned in the Post piece is Brian Flores was fired by a black GM, since apparently the two of them couldn’t stand each other, and Flores has a reputation for being hard to get along with.

  28. Brutusale says:

    Portugal seems to export a lot of coaches, excuse me, managers. I noticed that the one that they actually kept has a degree in electrical engineering and speaks three languages.

    • Replies: @Truth
  29. Saudis beat #3 seeds Argentina. I don’t know Arabic, but I’m getting a strong “Lord Nelson, Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Anthony Eden, Clement Attlee, Henry Cooper, Lady Diana. Maggie Thatcher, your boys took a hell of a beating” vibe from the commentator., plus plenty of “Allahs” thrown in..

  30. @Joe Joe

    These 3-2 foul-outs would give the pitcher a huge edge

    • Replies: @Joe Joe
  31. One thing about World Cup coaching (as opposed to league soccer or the NFL) is that these national teams are thrown together every four years, with players who are otherwise busy elsewhere. Aside from a few qualifying games, exhibitions and practices, they might still be getting their act together on the fly

    I’d guess that makes the coach more of an immediate factor than in league competition, unless the plaayers just tune him out and do their own thing. And the first round is only three games, so it’s sink or swim if you want to advance

  32. mc23 says:
    @HammerJack

    We need to embrace gentle density, a gentle euphemism, for the road to overcrowded tenemets and ghettos for all.

    No more single family homes, eh… I mean detached one-plexs!

    I love it!! And my BIGGEST hope on this front is that we forever RETIRE the term “single-family home” (which has tons of restrictive connotations) and instead use this:

    “Detached one-plex” 🙂

    Then we could talk about one-plexes, duplexes, triplexes, 4-plexes, apts., etc. 🙂

    • Replies: @Muggles
    , @Renard
    , @Joe Joe
  33. Tiny Duck says:

    Argentina’s white team just got their butts kicked by Saudi Arabia’s Black team.

    That tells you something right there.

    The future is Black

    Better get used to it or off yourself!

  34. @Dream

    To think that some of those people might go back to work on Monday in some Big Pharma pill factory making medicines for export to the West.

  35. Anonymous[416] • Disclaimer says:

    OT —

    Black in Hawaii: revisiting paradise

    BY K. ANOA MONSHO

    KANSAS CITY STAR
    NOVEMBER 22, 2022 8:00 AM

    But, no matter how I felt, I wasn’t Hawai’ian. I was Black in Hawai’i. There’s a difference. In Hawai’i, there are Black people whose roots plunge hundreds of years deep into the volcanic soil and white sands of the islands. The indigenous people were black-skinned Polynesians. Even though they were never enslaved in the same way as mainland African Americans, white supremacy came for them, too.

    https://www.kansascity.com/detour/article269063757.html

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Muggles
  36. @AnotherDad

    And Canadian Norm MacDonald also agrees with you:

  37. Anonymous[416] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Adrian Brody?

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @Moses
  38. @mc23

    One could hit some brothels in TJ and rescue some better looking girls for a lot less money, clean them up and train them for the job.

  39. @Bill Jones

    Saturday afternoon football matches were immensely popular in England long before WW1. In fact, ever since factory workers got a half day off on Saturdays. Even the working classes didn’t want to spend every spare hour drinking.

  40. @Arclight

    Do NFL teams go out of their way to hire whites if one is on offer as opposed to a black candidate?

    There are 3 bLaCk NFL head coaches currently (I’m counting the Dolphins guy as WHiTe) and they have combined for a 9-20 record. There are a combined 163 wins to date, so black coaches are 9.375% of all coaches and have accounted for 5.5% of wins.

    The high point for BlAcK head coaches was likely 2017 when where were 7 (7 of 32 is 22%) and they totaled 43 wins (13 by Tomlin with Pittsburgh), 16.8% of the total. Hue Jackson managed a stellar 0-16 record.

    As bad as that track record is, it seems to be even worse in college football.

    • Replies: @Arclight
  41. Truth says:
    @Brutusale

    He’s from Portugal, they can all get by in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

    • Agree: Peter Akuleyev
    • Replies: @Brutusale
  42. And this is why I roll my eyes at this trash event–it brings out the stupid across the globe. Look at this crazed Welsh woman:

    Of course the Brits attack Americans every 4 years for not showing sufficient interest in the World Cup, which in a more profound sense is a cry for help as their “soft power” has been reduced to a quadrennial kickball tournament which sparks violence across the globe–a fitting tribute to a country now trying to start WW3.

    “Please notice us!” the Brits plead. And if Americans don’t take the hint, Fox brings in English talking heads to “explain” and “interpret” soccer using phrases like “dangerman” and “sixes and sevens.” I wonder if Fox ever considered that maybe English announcers are the reason Americans don’t take to the World Cup? NBC’s disastrous foray into Premier League coverage should have provided a clue.

    Not giving a crap about the World Cup is an act of exemplary defiance against a sick country pushing trans ideology, Monkeypox orgies, Covid lockdowns, Zelensky worship and climate change tyranny–while they themselves abuse Qatar for not bending the knee to these and other British fixations.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  43. @AnotherDad

    What sort of society embraces these queers? …what sort of a joint literally celebrates sexual deviance, wraps itself in the flag of these sad pathetic queers and yells this is who we are?

    Michigan:

    Two states defaulted to their pre-Roe laws when that decision was overturned, Michigan and Wisconsin. Michigan voters just transferred Roe to the state constitution.

    No coincidence here. It’s precisely what you’d expect from a state run by drag queens. Cheeseheads are holding out.

    • Replies: @CCG
    , @Ron Mexico
  44. @Arclight

    Interesting that the Post capitalized the W in ‘white’.

    Jet wins!

  45. @Anonymous

    From her LinkedIn intro:

    “Hey there, I’m Anoa.”

  46. Bugg says:
    @eded

    Blackhawks briefly had a Finnish head coach. There are a lot of Euro assistant coaches. The GM of Columbus is Finnish. The GM of San Jose, Mike Grier, happens to be black. His dad, Bobby Grier, was for a time the GM of the New England Patriots. Kevin Weekes(retired black goalie) has been rumored to have been offered a number of GM jobs, but turned them down, probably because being an announcer pays better and is way less stressful.

    Odd the article starts out attacking the Giants. Their GM for a very long time was Floyd Reese, who happens to be black. If the Mara/Tisch ownership group is racist, why did they hire a black GM? GM is typically a more important position.

    In short,looks like this article had an agenda and worried about supporting it afterward.

  47. Chicago Art Institute and GUNS!


  48. @tyrone

    the rainbow flag and BLM redesign of the US logo

    …….not in Qatar……and no Bud piss-water ……..Islam is looking better and better……..thanks globo-homo.

    World Cup: Qatar won’t allow cooked Kosher food, public Jewish prayer

  49. njguy73 says:
    @Feryl

    The NHL in particular had more than a few final scores like 9-7 back in the 80’s.

    I’d like to know what percentage of games with 15+ combined goals did not involve the Edmonton Oilers.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  50. @slumber_j

    I incorrectly replied to my post.

    I meant to write here: Absolutely.

  51. @njguy73

    By pure luck, I happened to be at perhaps the greatest game in NHL playoff history, the 1982 Miracle on Manchester in which the Los Angeles Kings, down 5-0 to Wayne Gretzky’s Edmonton Oilers with 15 minutes left, rallied to win 6-5.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_on_Manchester

  52. Soccer is a fun game to play.

  53. Ziggy says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    He looks more like the late actor Chris Farley from the movie “Tommy boy”

  54. Lex says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    William Baldwin is more like it.

  55. @Steve Sailer

    Wow, that was one hell of a comeback. Lucky man, it must have been a thrill to see that.

    That’s another way in which soccer sucks – no team ever gets far enough in front that a come from behind victory goes down in history as a memorable come from behind victory.

    (Although I do remember a couple back when I was a regular viewer, Liverpool coming back from 0-3 in the champion’s league final being the most memorable.)

  56. @Anon

    In Duck Chess you use a miniature rubber ducky, the size of a chess piece (and you can squeak it) as a 33rd immortal piece jointly owned by the players. It takes up space and can move anywhere.

    Future historians will pinpoint this development as the beginning of the “tiny duck’ movement which swept away Western civilization.

    • LOL: Rob, PiltdownMan
  57. @Rob

    No one buys tickets to the Google board meeting.”

    I would.

  58. @Rob

    Regardless, they desperately need to make baseball more exciting.

    They are eliminating the defensive shift which is pretty much the locus classicus of what you’re talking about.

  59. “Soccer strikes me as less complicated to coach, especially during games, than American football, but that’s probably an outmoded notion. Most big things in our world keep getting more complicated, and soccer is a really big thing.”

    No, it is less complicated than the NFL to coach. One way it can be demonstrated is that there are no timeouts, where new plays, new strategies are discussed, and then at the scrimage line there’s option to audible. The more things change, the more they remain the same. One could go back to the 1930’s to a soccer match and watch it and then watch this week’s World Cup matches–very little has changed. And you can tell, because the players then and now are basically the same height, weight, etc.

    Can’t say that with the NFL. The NFL has dramatically changed since the 1930’s. One might question if it’s the same sport then as it is now.

    The NFL is perhaps one of the world’s most difficult sports to actually coach. Soccer remains one of the easiest. Run around a lot, and attempt to kick ball toward goal. That basic concept is learned by age 9.

    Mind you, no one is saying that actually PLAYING professional soccer is easy. Any pro sport is difficult. But mastering the actual concepts in soccer are few compared to the NFL. The players in soccer’s brains are on auto pilot. Run fast, kick ball toward goal, kick/assist/pass to teammate.

    From an actual coaching standpoint, there’s not much more to it than that. The kind of strategies, tactics, etc compared to the NFL isn’t even close. NFL is more akin to war, to battle, imposing one’s physical and mental will on the other team. There’s nothing even close to that kind of physicality in soccer. NFL = simultaneously a warfare and chess match. Soccer = adult 9 yr olds running back and forth, kicking real hard toward goal.

  60. Jack P says:

    Was glad Wales tied the pro-BLM, rainbow colors US team. Hopefully US doesn’t get out of the first round.

  61. Jack P says:
    @Steve Sailer

    That’s actually a great idea

  62. Arclight says:
    @William Badwhite

    When Mike McDaniel was announced as a ‘coach of color’ for Miami it was entertaining to see all the commentators melt down – he could probably pass as Cuban or something but if you hadn’t been told he was half black you’d never guess. Meanwhile they keep flogging Eric Bienemy for every open position, who is probably the most interviewed and rejected HC candidate in history. It never seems to occur to his cheerleaders that there is probably a good reason no one will hire him.

    Anyway, it’s a tough job to have sustained success in, and most coaches are pretty middling. If as an owner or GM you know the odds are high you are going to fire your new hire in a few seasons, better deal with the heat of hiring a white guy as opposed to the heat of firing a black one. I suspect this mindset factors into a lot of corporate hiring as well.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  63. Muggles says:
    @Arclight

    Interesting that the Post capitalized the W in ‘white’.

    Yes, that has been noted here before.

    The WaPo started doing this I think earlier this year.

    Bezos is White.

    The odious AP Style Guide still only capitalizes “Black” Black!

    Racist bastards…

  64. Muggles says:
    @mc23

    Coming soon, the Comrade Plex.

    Just like the original Russian Communist ones.

    They crammed a half dozen families into a former single family home; shared kitchen and bathrooms.

    Reading accounts of life in the Moscow suburbs is a wondrous experience.

    Even now many Russian “flats” have shared bathrooms/kitchens.

    Oddly, though murderous hatreds sometimes developed between tenants (you know how Russian men love their vodka) I have also read that sometimes families living like this develop lifelong friendships, particularly among the children. Love them or hate them…

    Of course under Comrade Plex, mandatory POC house holders will be the norm.

    Learn to love Rap and Tejano! Classical music will be outvoted every time.

    Better get used to the fragrant spices of those Subcon dishes too.

  65. Muggles says:
    @Anonymous

    What a K’rock!

    Polynesians aren’t Africans and never were. So their DNA tells us.

    Pretty racist too, from what I read.

    White, Black, Brown, if you don’t like Spam at every meal, you get the stare.

    Abos in Australia are pretty black too (until mixed) but aren’t Africans either.

    I guess if you don’t write one of these ‘Complaining about Being Black’ articles, you’ll never get published.

    • Replies: @silviosilver
  66. Renard says:
    @mc23

    If that’s gentle, I’m not looking forward to rough.

  67. Renard says:
    @Tiny Duck

    The future is Black

    Dude, the present is black. That’s the whole problem.

    Are you saying that there won’t be any change then?

    Or are you saying that since the present is actually jewish, you have some sort of final solution in mind?

    TD is a closet Nazi, who even knew.

  68. @mc23

    No. 5 is non-White and fat. Some of the outfits … yikes! I guess that they are considered eye candy in Mexico.

  69. @Muggles

    Polynesians aren’t Africans and never were. So their DNA tells us.

    Try debating black nationalist types about it though. Be prepared to experience Jewish what-in-the-world-are-these-retards-talking-about levels of bewilderment when “Black Hebrew Israelites” tell them that Jews are only Jewish, but blacks are Real Jew.

  70. Wokechoke says:
    @Bragadocious

    I tend to agree that the Welsh are mysteriously keen on Ukraine. What could they be thinking? Most English are looking nervously around trying to get out of the problem that Johnson Truss and Sunak have provided.

  71. B36 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Or the goalie stays in but has to follow the same restriction put on every other player: he can’t use his hands.

  72. @Arclight

    Meanwhile they keep flogging Eric Bienemy for every open position, who is probably the most interviewed and rejected HC candidate in history. It never seems to occur to his cheerleaders that there is probably a good reason no one will hire him.

    He doesn’t call the plays, which means he’s the Offensive Coordinator in name only. Its basically an affirmative action title.

  73. Wokechoke says:
    @mc23

    4 and 1 were nice looking.

  74. @Reg Cæsar

    The Wicked Witch (Whitmer) and her two flying monkeys (Nessel and Benson). Demons three.

  75. @Steve Sailer

    I recall watching the game on whatever station broadcast it, ch. 5 or 9. Been too long. Bob Miller the announcer. My dad had brought home 4 sticks (from Dave Taylor and Jimmy Fox) he got from some Kings exec who also frequented Santa Anita and Hollywood Park (dad was an accountant for jockeys and trainers). I had a peaked interest in watching that series. Was that against Grant Fuhr? Thanks for the memory Steve.

  76. @AndrewR

    I agree, though it’s too late for them to lose to Wales. Still, the game ended in a tie.

    Plus, the rainbow flag crowd are doing things backwards. Going to another country and demanding that they accept your values sounds like cultural imperialism. What they should be doing instead is demanding that immigrants coming here be required to live in some kind of re-education camp where leftist values would be pounded into them for a few months. That would probably forever solve our border crisis (and by ours, I mean not just America’s, but the entire West’s border crisis).

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @Reg Cæsar
  77. @Tiny Duck

    Give it up. This same thing happened to Argentina back in 1990 when they lost to an even blacker team, Cameroon. The future looked Black! It seemed likely that within twenty years a sub-Saharan team would win the World Cup. But it never happened, and it doesn’t seem very likely for this World Cup, either. Plus, Argentina recovered from their initial loss to make it to the final (and maybe even should have won).

  78. Soccer coaches by race? Who really gives a fucq Steve? Show of hands….

  79. @Rob

    How would it be if the first pitch became a free swing that doesn’t count as a strike if the batter misses?

    • Replies: @Rob
  80. I remember when Bora Milutinović, a Serb, managed the American team to the second round of the 94 World Cup. He also managed Mexico (86QF), Costa Rica (90), and Nigeria (98) to the same stage or better.

    A flagship franchise in the league, the New York Giants reflect a process in which some say unconscious bias remains unchecked

    The Giants and Steelers are owned by the same extended family, so Mike Tomlin has them covered. Also, the Giants had a black general manager for 11 seasons. Why doesn’t that count for anything?

  81. @eded

    has there been an NBA head coach from Europe?

    David Blatt was Israeli by nationality, even though he was born in Boston and went to Princeton. Steve Nash, a Canadian, was born in South Africa. Mike D’Antoni is an Italian who was born in West Virginia. To answer your question literally, you would have to go to Igor Kokoškov, who is a Serb who is an alumnus of the University of Belgrade. He lasted one season with the Phoenix Suns and came in dead last in the Western Conference.

  82. Moses says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Schwartzes never would have got out of Africa if not for the White Man’s boat technology. They never developed ocean-going vessels despite a massive coastline.

    Schwartzes never even made it to Madagascar lol.

  83. Of course, the last time we qualified for the World Cup, our coach was German Jürgen Klinsmann. The 1990 coach was Hungarian Bob Gansler, and I mentioned earlier that the 1994 coach was Bora Milutinović, a Serb.

  84. Moses says:
    @Anonymous

    I look at Brody’s face and huge crooked nose and think a lot of things, but none of them are “movie star.”

  85. @bomag

    A random group fight broke out between Argentina and Brazil fans in Kerala, India

    Cemetery crosses in the shot? Kinda weird; edgy; and LOL.

    The Portuguese were long involved in Kerala and their influence still reverberates. Almost one in five is Christian– they send many priests here. Note the Portuguese flag in one or two jerseys.

    Speaking of India, I want to get one of these.

    But the company was hit by an international triple whammy:

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  86. @AnotherDad

    Still what sort of a joint literally celebrates sexual deviance, wraps itself in the flag of these sad pathetic queers and yells this is who we are?
    Normal healthy people do not do this.

    One of the things I noticed in the Club Q shooting is that several of the victims were heterosexuals there to see a drag show.
    A woman killed there was a mom, married to a man, but was at the club with a friend to see the show.
    The man who disarmed the shooter was at the club with his wife and daughter, to see a drag show.
    I am at a complete loss to understand the appeal of a drag show for adult heterosexuals with families. The culture and character of normal people has really sunk.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  87. @Reg Cæsar

    I don’t know what in the hell that is but I like it.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  88. AndrewR says:
    @John Pepple

    They don’t see it as cultural imperialism. They see it as Being On The Right Side Of History. Of course, 19th century Angloid imperialists felt the same way, only in a much less homosexual and negrophilic manner.

    Qatar should be shamed for its treatment of migrant workers but if Qataris don’t want their own sons to be gay then that’s not really an Angloid’s business.

  89. @rebel yell

    I am at a complete loss to understand the appeal of a drag show for adult heterosexuals with families.

    They were around 60 years ago, and considered a tolerable if louche entertainment– for adults. Jim Bailey started in Vegas and was on prime time variety TV by the 70s, albeit his act was serious and respectful. Milton Berle dressed up in the 50s, but was decidedly unfeminine about it.

    A close friend went with a few female colleagues to Gay 90s in Minneapolis on one of its more open nights, not necessarily a show. Afterwards she remarked that the place reeked of semen. I thought– silently– how the hell would you know? We all were aware at the time she had never had a boyfriend or even gone on a date, and was still virginal.

    Well, duh… she had grown up on a farm. The odor was in the barn. And maybe in their tiny house, with four brothers.

    (Have I grossed everybody out now? Sorry…)

  90. @John Pepple

    What they should be doing instead is demanding that immigrants coming here be required to live in some kind of re-education camp where leftist values would be pounded into them for a few months.

    The Netherlands actually tried something like this. Not camps, mind you, but required watching of nudist beach and pride parade films and the like. Not sure if it was there or in the home countries, though.

    • Replies: @John Pepple
  91. @Moses

    Would tend to agree, though given proper lighting, camera angle, makeup and facial expression, many average looking people can suddenly look attractive:

    Also, he is a fairly good actor. Did you see “The Pianist”? An excellent movie and he was very engrossing in the lead role.

  92. Brutusale says:
    @Truth

    His third language is Greek. He coached there.

  93. Joe Joe says:
    @Known Fact

    yes but it would move the game along and also reduce the need for relief pitchers. to help the baters out let’s switch to aluminum bats 🙂

  94. Joe Joe says:
    @mc23

    personally, i’m looking forward to retiring to a house where I can’t see, hear or smell my nearest neighbors 😉

  95. @Reg Cæsar

    Yes, I remember hearing about it, though I don’t know the details. But I’m guessing it wasn’t for more than a few hours. I’m also guessing that no one was rejected. That is, ideally those running things should be able to reject anyone who they think can’t handle life in the West. But I’ve just never heard of that happening anywhere. There just seems to be no close monitoring of who is coming in, so anyone can come in. I recall that in 2015, there was an ethnic German who pretended to be a Syrian refugee, even though he couldn’t speak Arabic, but he was accepted anyway. Sheesh.

  96. Rob says:
    @John Mansfield

    That works the wrong way. Batters figure that they make the pitcher throw more if they don’t swing at the first pitch. I guess the odds of the pitch being a ball is higher than the chance of a strike? Maybe batters don’t do that anymore? It was really common in the last World Series game I saw a few years ago.

  97. Take heart Steve. Spain just started an ALL Spanish side and won 7-0.

  98. Ric D says:

    Steve, I don’t follow soccer at all, and was wondering when and how Canada’s soccer team got to be so good — best in the North American region recently. Now, I am finally watching them play in the World Cup, and they don’t look all that Canadian! It might be a lot of fodder for you to check this out.

  99. @Tiny Duck

    Argentina’s white team just got their butts kicked by Saudi Arabia’s Black team.

    2-1 isn’t exactly a beating, and I read that Messi disappeared from the game, which is odd against a Saudi-level opponent. Didn’t Messi have some financial trouble a few years back? With all the oil money floating around, I could see some bribery. I see no reason to believe that the Saudi team is all of a sudden not lousy.

    I’d go with bribery over black superiority.

  100. @Joe Joe

    my suggestion for improving baseball and speeding it up is to have a maximum of 6 pitches per batter. once the count reaches 3-2 the next pitch decides the at bat with either a strikeout, walk, base hit, hit by pitch or foul out

    That’s essentially how Mens beer- and church-league softball works. They have to keep on schedule

    • Replies: @Joe Joe
  101. @OilcanFloyd

    I’d go with bribery over black superiority.

    I’d go with, “Who gives a rat’s ass?”.

  102. anon[304] • Disclaimer says:
    @eded

    The problem is in Europe coaches are allowed to coach and have authority, kind of like in NCAA. In the NBA they are more like babysitters to the starts making 10s of millions per year.
    NBA players of a certain hue don’t respect NBA coaches’ authority, especially it they’re European. If you chastise them, you get a towel thrown in your face or worse.
    The only exceptions are coaching legends like Greg Popovich and Phil Jackson (who doesn’t coach anymore), also tough but affable guys like Doc Rivers.

  103. anon[519] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    I guess it’s time for quadrennial “Stupid ideas on how to ‘fix’ soccer by guys who know nothing about soccer” in Steve’s blog. “Eliminate goalies!”. “Make goals as wide as the field!”. “Let them use their hands!”. And so on and so on.

    Why don’t we use soccer balls and giant, springy carbon fiber bats to score more home runs in baseball and make it more “interesting”? Why don’t we ban contact in American football to make it more interesting? We could have games with scores like 500: 400 and games with 150 touchdowns! How interesting!!

    If you think mindless scoring with hardly any tactics or defense is interesting, you should watch the NBA regular season. They are now edging towards combined 300-point games since they’ve basically banned defense.

    Spain beat Costa Rica 7-0 yesterday in the World Cup and CR didn’t have a shot a goal, or even towards it. Total domination and lots of scoring, but was it interesting? Not really.

    • Replies: @silviosilver
  104. whahae says:

    About how complicated soccer is to coach:

    Generally international soccer is regarded as less complex than club soccer. International teams are only together a few times a year so more complicated tactics are out of the window and the game is simpler than at club level.

  105. @anon

    NFL has the perfect amount of scoring, no need to mess with it.

    Most soccer matches are the equivalent of an NFL game that finishes 6-3, with offenses so hopeless they have 5 three-and-outs in a row, so you don’t even get much redzone action to compensate for the shitty score.

  106. The goaltenders are almost always white or of the lighter-skinned variety – except on truly all-black African squads.

  107. @Moses

    I look at Brody’s face and huge crooked nose and think a lot of things, but none of them are “movie star.”

    I’ve recently been exposed to numerous reruns of ‘The Rockford Files’. Very quickly I noticed a detail that never occurred to me when I watched the show as a younger man: There’s a JewFro Fest goin’ on up in here. Almost all of the male extras, even the guy who’s presented as Latino.

    When I look at Adrien Brody, I think “nepotism.”

  108. @OilcanFloyd

    With all the oil money floating around, I could see some bribery. I see no reason to believe that the Saudi team is all of a sudden not lousy.

    Saudi Arabian Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (Yes, that guy) awarded each of them with a Rolls-Royce Phantom.

  109. Danindc says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Did you stay to see it? If so, why?

  110. Joe Joe says:
    @Penske_File

    That is smart! My suggestions for improving tennis are to allow only one serve, play the let, only one ball toss, and no-ad scoring. No more 5 hour matches 🙂

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