‘s 73rd birthday, the Rooney Rule was conceived. On that day, football fans across the country opened their morning papers to see that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had fired their head coach, Tony Dungy. And the honest among them knew the dismissal was unjust. By any measure, the Dungy Bucs were pathetic. Quickly transformed them. In Dungys season, the Bucs made the playoffs. In his fourth season, they went into the NFC Championship and won it. After two more playoff seasons, Dungy was fired, leaving just one head coach of colour to the NFL. Dungy had toiled for 16 years as an assistant coach before climbing into the Bucs head training position, and afterwards making success in Tampa Bay an expectation as opposed to an aberration, he obtained the axe.

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