Many of us have been been writing and talking about black head coaches making the Super Bowl, and we will continue to up to and even after the game.
The media likes to celebrate the new, and since this is the first time a black coach has led his team to the Super Bowl, the issue is new.
I remember attending an NFL game in the 1980s in which both quarterbacks were black, and I talked to the quarterbacks about it afterward. It struck them as a big deal and it also struck me. It wasn't so long ago, after all, that great black college quarterbacks became NFL defensive backs and receivers.
Rush Limbaugh had every right to rip Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb during his brief stint as a football commentator. If he believes McNabb is overrated, he ought to say so.
But when he said the media was "desirous" that a black quarterback succeed, he was wrong. Black quarterbacks had by then become entrenched, and we had stopped thinking about the color of a quarterback at least a decade earlier.
The more success black head football coaches attain, the less we will think and talk and write about them, too.