An important thing to remember about NFL Coaches, and coaches in general here in the US, is that many start out as high school then college coaches before getting a chance to manage or even work for a pro team. Take, for example, Bruce Arena. I would wiki it up to back up my facts, but China (here for the semester) has something against it. So feel free to call bullshit on any of this. If I remember correctly, Arena started out as a NYC highschool coach, moved to coaching at the college level then was hired by DC United before becoming the MNT coach. Looking at the coaches around the MLS, the Americans at least, that seams to be the most common career trajectory. So coaching comparisons with the US are not always helpful when it seems so many European Coaches come from the players ranks. Next point. A while back, on page two or so, someone pointed out that while there may still be some racism in stadiums in some spots in Europe, it had decreased drasticly over the years. They said it in a manner that seemed to imply this fact made everything ok. In responce I would like to put down a conversation I had with some of the students I teach here in China. One girl asked me, "Why do Americans say that China does not have much Civil Rights?" I told her about the high standard that many Americans idealize and enumerated some differences between China and America (ie. in the US you can't get arrested because the government thinks you might protest a government metting taking place next week, whereas in China... you can). Her responce to this was, "Well, its much better than it was twenty years ago." And from the way she said it, I could tell she though that the state of civil rights in China was just fine. It seems to me that the responces are similar in both cases here. Yeah, progress has been made... so what? There is still a problem. A visible one. I know that civil rights in the US are being s*** on. And I know that rcism exists here as well. That does not change the fact that many places in Europe have a serious problem. God I hope all that makes sense. Oh well, proofreading is for the weak.