OarChambo wrote:Mike Zimmer promoting his son is...
The best potential correct Jeapordy answer is "What is nepotism Alex"
Right, I'm genuinely curious about an analysis of hiring practices but this...
...must be accounted for.
I'll never forget the primary message from one of my first sports management courses before I abandoned it as a potential major - 'it is not what you know, it is who you know.' This is true in any business, but it sure seems like another level in sports admin. Is the NFL even more egregious than others in the industry? I don't know enough information to objectively answer.
Reading through the last few pages and seeing the names Shanahan, Schottenheimer, and Zimmer being brought up in this context...them having the path cleared for them has nothing to do with their skin color. That path comes with a healthy dose of inherent bias, but the root of that problem is in nepotism and buddy-hires. Is that a bigger issue than systemic racism for all other hires? I don't know, but it's two separate issues.