This AP report of the Mariucci hire (which, incidentally, is timestamped at least an hour after I noticed Pasquerelli’s piece) buries its lede, the idiotic comments of Johnnie Cochran (yes, I realize that may be redundant): “Prior to conducting a single interview, general manager Matt Millen essentially crowned Steve Mariucci as the Lions’ new head coach. He might well have put up a sign at Lions’ headquarters reading, ‘Head Coaching Vacancy: Minorities Need Not Apply.”” Not to mention the 218 million or so white Americans not named Steve Mariucci. . . .

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