Admit It, Goodell: Rooney Rule Is a Sham
But something very wrong and troubling has happened of late. The Rooney Rule has been twisted into a hokey euphemism for the token interview, a sign that those same good-old-boys are alive and not well. I'm not saying that Leslie Frazier (pictured), defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, is more worthy of the Seattle Seahaws' coaching position than Pete Carroll, who twice has been an NFL head coach and is coming off a rousingly successful reign at USC. Nor am I saying that Jerry Gray, an assistant coach with the Washington Redskins, should have been offered the head-coaching position in D.C. over Mike Shanahan, a two-time Super Bowl champion who might make the Hall of Fame if he revives a dog franchise.