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Hue Jackson was fired as Oakland Raiders head coach after only one season, in which the Raiders nearly made the playoffs.  Photo by Jeff Lewis

The Oakland Raiders have fired head coach Hue Jackson (who led Dorsey High School to the 1982 City championship as a quarterback.) Jackson was the head coach of the Raiders for only one season, in which the Raiders nearly made the playoffs.

J Wendell Davis
WOW and he done better than coaches who jobs are safe... Well the raiders won't win anything but a pre-season game anyway!

Charna Young

Wow!!!

Brian Epps
Just wrong Hue was doing a good job considering what he had to overcome!!

Susie Davis
Al Davis, is still alive.

Ovid Harris
A black coach in any sport is gong to be judge by the number of wins, How fair is that? You know what they will say? It's business

Jason Douglas Lewis
I do believe that black coaches will be held to a higher standard and it is tougher to get a job for them, but in Jackson's case it is hard to use race. He was fired by Reggie McKenzie, who is black. I am assuming that McKenzie is the one who made the decision, since he is the new GM. Jackson did a good job with what he had to work with. But with the hiring of McKenzie (Green Bay Packers) to be the GM, and Jackson isn't McKenzie's guy, it was a natural move. Also, Jackson said that he wanted more say over roster decisions. So McKenzie forced him out and will hire his own guy. It sucks, but that is the nature of the business.


Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is a huge story, extremely positive and extremely negative, partly because of his religious beliefs. What's your opinion?

Charles SoulScribe Maye
If he were a Black QB and believed in Islam - He wouldn't even be starting, much less in the headlines.

Monise Hattley

Love his attitude. God bless him.

Marvin Crenshaw
@ Charles I hear that!!!

Jason Douglas Lewis
As a long time Broncos fan, I'm with Tebow. Kyle Orton led them to the worst period in franchise history. Losing on that level sucked really bad, and I had never seen that out of the Broncos. They put in Tebow and they are winning. Winning>losing. It's as simple as that. If they had stuck with Orton they maybe win 3 to 4 games all year.

Ken Morris
If you can back it up on the field (like Tebow did today) you're a PLAYER!! If you can't back it up, it all becomes hype and you vanish in short time. His religious beliefs don't bother me cause at the end of the day in the NFL, either you can play or you can't play!

Haaziq Muhammad
Sports and Entertainment are for mans amusement, has not to do with Religion or GOD all to do with makin $$$$, besides Brathas have been thanking GOD since they have been playing with maybe a different intent and cause, with Tim Tebow its now good for the sport and ratings!

Steve Gifford
It seems like he turns people off to religion as much as he turns anyone towards religion. If his goal is to be a good messenger for his faith, being divisive doesn't seem like a good way to go about it.

Charles Walker
This man has God on his side and he seems very genuine.

Juliana Jai Bolden

Why do people call him divisive? He seems like a nice guy who's just being himself. If someone has a problem with him being open about praying and such, isn't that their problem? Or is the issue that it would be hard for someone of a different faith to excel in the public eye? That's not right, but still not his problem.

Deuce Lewis
Good stuff happens to good people.

Michael Banner
If religious beliefs provide the opportunity to win football games, I guess owners, coaches, and players best get God on their team!


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