by Becca London | RNN
Todd Bowles, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, spoke to the press about the his team’s upcoming game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday.
Bowles has an extensive football career, both as a player and coach. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent player in 1986 and played in the league for seven years, including Washington’s Super Bowl XXII winning team.
He has been coaching for over 25 years, including 7 NFL teams, earning another Super Bowl ring with the Bucs as Defensive Coordinator. His record is impeccable.
So what did woke liberal reporters want to ask him about? RACE.
Bowles was asked about his relationship with Steelers coach Tomlin and being one of four Black head coaches in the NFL, “You and Mike Tomlin are two of the few Black head coaches in the league. I wonder what your relationship is like with him.”
Bowles responded to the woke question perfectly. “I have a very good relationship with Tomlin. We don’t look at what color we are when we coach against each other. We just know each other. I have a lot of very good white friends that coach in this league as well. I don’t think it’s a big deal as far as us coaching against each other. I think it’s normal.”
Bowles added, “We coach ball. We don’t look at color.”
But a white female reporter would not quit, and Bowles unleashed a brutal takedown for the ages.
Helpful white ESPN reporter Jenna Laine race-splained to Bowles about the significance of his race saying, “But you also understand that representation matters too, right? And that when aspiring coaches or even football players they see you guys, you know they see someone who looks like them, that grew up like them, that has to mean something.”
The exasperation on Bowles face during the lecture on race said everything and Bowles’ response was fire. “Well, when you say ‘see you guys’ and look like them and grew up like them, means that we are oddballs to begin with. And I think the minute you guys stop making a big deal about it, everybody else will.”
Clay Travis nailed it on Twitter:
A white woman at ESPN telling a black NFL head coach why his race matters is a perfect distillation of the broken sports media culture ESPN has created. It’s all left wing identity politics and cancel culture there. Good for Todd Bowles for his answer.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 13, 2022
Others weighed in on Twitter praising the coach for his responses.
Kudos to Bowles for his brutal dose of truth for this smug reporter.