The NFL now is running itself like a college campus, BlazeTV’s Jason Whitlock tells Glenn. The football organization recently announced a new diversity quota, which demands every NFL team employ a minority or female assistant offensive coach. But it’s just a ‘publicity stunt,’ Whitlock explains, since nearly every professional AND college coaching staff already has black coaches and staff members on the sidelines anyway. So, not only will this destroy meritocracy in sports, but Whitlock also says a quota like this one is INSULTING to all the black Americans who’ve gotten by just fine without similar assistance: ‘I don’t need CRUTCHES!’
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GLENN: If you listen to this program, you might know that I'm an expert at nothing. But kind of have enough general knowledge to get me into trouble on everything with the exception of sports. That is a no-knowledge zone. But even I once in a while, a story will break through. And I will see, wait a minute. Hang on. You have to have a minority offensive coach? You have to hire one now? That -- they have to be -- including women? I'm -- I'm wondering -- I'm wondering how long before football has to hire people like me. You need a really uncoordinated dork, that can barely run. Cannot throw. And trips over his own feet about every 3 yards. You need at least one of those people on your team. Jason Whitlock is here. He's the host of Blaze TV's Fearless. Hello, Jason.
JASON: How are you, Glenn?
GLENN: Good. How far away are me from being on a team?
JASON: We have a little ways to go. You don't fit the profile.
GLENN: Oh, shoot.
JASON: This rule is crazy, man. Because I would -- I'm pretty confident there is already a black assistant coach on the offensive side, of a football team, on every staff in the NFL. And on pretty much every division one football staff in college football. I -- this rule is a bit of a publicity stunt. But it's also really intended to empower women and give -- make the NFL have to start interviewing women for jobs.
GLENN: Do you think that the -- the Redskins -- we refuse to call them any other name. The Redskins, that seem to have kind of a -- a rebellious bend to them. Do you think they could just hire hookers or strippers?
JASON: It's -- it's comical that you mentioned that. Because I was like, well, some -- the old -- the younger me, years ago, if I was an NFL head coach, I literally said to someone, I would say. I would just go to whatever the best strip club is in my town, and hire some woman there to be an offensive assistant.
JASON: Executive in charge of, you know, the head coach's needs or whatever.
GLENN: Okay. That's a problem.
So wait a minute. So this doesn't make a difference. So I've even misunderstood this story. I couldn't even get this one right.
JASON: No. You haven't misunderstood it, in terms of, look, the NFL is just going further and further woke. And they're trying to make -- they want to run the NFL the way college campuses are run. And so basically, they're going to say --
GLENN: Hold on, just a second. I just want to get my arms around that one. Hang on just a second. Because I don't think that's been said by any business ever. We want to run our business, more like a college campus. Okay.
JASON: No question. And college campuses generally speaking, have just as many, if not more, administrators as they do professors.
GLENN: Oh, that's good.
JASON: And so what they're talking about is hiring administrators, people that can't coach football. And I'm not saying that to be sexist. But coaching football is not really most women's skill set. They haven't played the game. And so -- but they're going to set up all these administrator jobs for women, and say, look how inclusive and diverse we are. And look at all the progress we're making. We have female coaches. And -- and then they're also going to -- you know -- LGBT. Coaches of color. That perhaps are not getting their jobs, based on merit. Will have some type of special title and role on the team. It's just mugging up the system, with a lot of mid-level management people that have no real skill.
STU: Jason, it was my impression, that we were striving for a time which we would not make decisions based on skin color. We seem to be reversing that trend for whatever reason. But in the NFL, they're even going to the point where they're changing the competitive balance of league. Where certain executives of color, get hired away. And they're giving draft picks as compensation. Free draft picks to teams. I mean, this is -- you're disturbing the core product here.
GLENN: Yeah. It's not a meritocracy not to my knowledge. And just look at the example. The Miami Dolphins, hired Mike McDaniel as their head coach. His dad is black. But if you listen to what Mike McDaniel said about himself. He certainly is proud of his black father. Not ashamed of his black heritage. But Mike McDaniel looks white, and has basically lived his life as a white person, the same as Barack Obama who is half white. But looks black, has lived his life as a black person. Mike McDaniel has that right. There's no shame about him being half black. There's no shame about his father. But the San Francisco 49ers the bottom draft picks, because he was on their staff, and now the Dolphins have hired him. But, you know, Mike McDaniel's experience as a black person isn't what the majority of black people's experience has been. He -- he looks and appears to be completely white. And so, it's a foolish, foolish game, that only could be come up with on a college campus. Where they live in theory. They don't live in reality. And so these theories, that they have applied on campuses, are now being forced on corporate America. And the NFL has swallowed it whole. Because, again, the people making the decisions and pushing this agenda, are just creating additional jobs for themselves within the NFL. The NFL will have a diversity and inclusion and equity chief. And someone to oversee all of this managing of racial quotas that they're going to -- and those will be black people or women. Or LGBTQ. And it's no different than -- all of this stuff has happened within corporate America. If you go look at the profile of most people running human resources department, they're minorities. And/or LGBTQ. And -- and they're gatekeepers for who gets jobs in corporate America.
JASON: And -- and the NFL is going to start setting up its gatekeepers, to decide who gets jobs in the NFL. And it will be someone LGBTQ or minority.
GLENN: Now, I don't know much about sports. But if I'm not mistaken, I've only seen somebody hire somebody completely incompetent in sports and have it worked out. And that is, Ted Lasso. I think that's the only time that that has happened.
JASON: I'm going to give you another example right there at home, Glenn. And Barry Switzer was a heck of a college coach. He had no business coaching the Dallas Cowboys. He won a Super Bowl with Jimmy Johnson's Dallas Cowboys. When Jerry Jones ran him out. So you can't get away with it for a short time. If there's enough talent surrounding him.
GLENN: So are we the only you country doing this to our sports teams?
JASON: I can't answer that question. I can't answer it. And to some degree, I don't care. Because all I care about is America.
GLENN: Well, I know. But, you know, if -- you know, we've always led the world. Because we were a meritocracy.
GLENN: And I just would like to see, if we have spread this disease everywhere. I mean, because -- the western culture is so affected by America. And if we're spreading this disease, I mean, I feel -- and I've never said this before. I feel sorry for soccer fans. And I would like to apologize to them.
JASON: Yeah. I would tend to think, we're spreading the disease. Because the disease is really coming -- it's coming from a lab in -- at Harvard. And Yale. And Stanford. And, you know, it's -- we -- we had a lab leak. And it's spreading all over the country, this --
JASON: This diversity, inclusion, and equity. You know, I love to call it DIE. D-I-E. They call it DEI, intentionally. But they're -- they're just out trying to kill the American spirit, the American way of life, all under the pretense, of, you know, empowering, you know, these oppressed minorities. And -- and it's offensive to me, as a black man. And as someone who grew up -- I went to college on a football scholarship. I wouldn't be college educated around football. There's been no challenge, placed in front of black men, that we haven't been able to overcome, and scale those heights. If -- if just the playing field were level. They're not trying to level the playing field anymore. They're trying to tilt the playing field. And it's offensive to me. I don't need crutches. I really don't.
My dad and mom were my crutches. And they pushed me forward. And all of -- and all of -- virtually, all of my friends, that I went to college with, black guys. Their parents were their crutches. And I'm looking at these guys, and where they're at, in their mid-50s. And the American system worked for them. It did not oppress them. It worked for them.
Has everything been perfect? No. But my friends owned businesses, had high level jobs. Have successful marriages. Raising great kids. And, again, most of us did not come from much. You know, my dad didn't graduate high school. My mother was a factory worker. That's kind of the profile of most of my friend's parents. And we've all done really well. And -- and these guys that all have kids and family. They're pushing their generation of kids, further along than they were.
GLENN: I have to tell you, I just -- you made me think of something, that I haven't even thought of. When you said DIE for diversity inclusion and equity, instead of DEI. And you said, they spell it that way for obvious reasons. And I thought, yeah. The "die" thing.
But the way you said it, it made me think, wait a minute. That's DEI. That's Latin. That's Latin for God. That is where, if you look it up, it's, you know, DEI. Or D-E-U-S. But deus is God. And I'm not saying that's a coincidence -- I'm not saying that they did that for that reason, but I just think there are little signs everywhere, that show that these people think they're God. They just think they are God, and they are worshiping Baal, the God of the Old Testament, and it's not the right God to be following.
JASON: I will say this. If they don't think they're God, they think they're smarter than God. And that's just as problematic.
GLENN: True. Jason Whitlock, thank you so much. God bless.
JASON: Thank you. Thank you, Glenn.
GLENN: Yep. If you have not watched Jason, you need to watch his program. You'll find it here on Blaze TV.