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Thursday, July 31, 2003

Lions Update

The Detroit Lions are angry over being fined by the NFL for not interviewing any black coaching candidates, and I back them. Still, I can't find much in the national sports press criticizing the NFL's decision.

Fox Sports, which has TV rights to the NFC, has a roundtable audio discussion on the Lions' page at foxsports.com. SI.com takes a similarly conciliatory approach, with B. Duane Cross suggesting black candidates should always take the opportunity to interview, a suggestion unlikely to ruffle any feathers. MSNBC probably goes the furthest in criticizing the NFL, though Dave Goldberg remains thoughtful and even-handed. CBS makes no mention of the fine on their Lions' page (they also need to keep in the good graces of the league for TV's sake). And no mention on Detroit's NFL.com page either.