McCartney: Embree’s Firing Racist

ESPN, November 28, 2012

Former Colorado coach Bill McCartney said racism was a factor in Jon Embree’s firing from the Buffaloes head position after only two years on the job in Boulder.

In a radio appearance, McCartney said the school did not give Embree, who is black, the same opportunity to build up his program as his white predecessors had at Colorado and that race motivated the administration’s failure to stick with Embree.

Bill McCartney

He added he personally was given more than two years to assemble the talent he needed playing for Colorado because he’s white.

“Honestly, I believe it’s because I’m Caucasian. I believe black men have less opportunity, shorter time if you will,” McCartney told ESPN 102.3 FM listeners in a prepared letter, as quoted by the Denver Post. “It’s just like, (former coach) Dan Hawkins got five full years. Why not give Jon Embree five years? You signed him to a five-year contract.

“Men of color have a more difficult road to tread. It didn’t happen to me. Why should it happen to a black man?”


In his letter, McCartney urged Colorado fans to protest Embree’s firing and demand that the administration immediately reinstate the ousted coach.

Jon Embree

“I heard the chancellor (Phil DiStefano) said it didn’t matter what color Jon was,” McCartney said. “I think that offends every person of color out there. This guy can match wits with any white guy out there. He’s the real deal.”

Embree, a star tight end for the Buffs in the 1980s, was fired Sunday night, 48 hours after a 42-35 loss to Utah left them without a home win for the first time since 1920.


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  • i am

    Look at the nose and the grin on Bill McCartney’s face. That tells me everything I want to know about him.

    • Bernie

      Yes, he looks a devious one. Would not want to pry too deeply into his personal life if you know what I mean.

      • RisingReich

        His white daughter had kids with one of his black QBs back in the 80’s. How’s that for dirt?

      • MikeofAges

        McCartney has the look of a corrupt man. Where else did I see that kind of face recently? Somewhere in the northeast, I think. Wasn’t it?

  • I was very very briefly involved in the Promise Keepers movement, but quickly exited when I became perfectly aware of its obnoxious multiracialism, and that Bill McCartney was a big time “lover,” if you know what I mean.

    • bubo

      I heard there was some homo-erotic stuff about washing black men’s feet in their program as some sort of white guilt fantasy along with a healthy dose of multicult BS.

      Yeah, the whole thing struck me as weird when I first heard about them back in the 90’s.

    • Old Right

      Didn’t McCartney’s daughter have a baby or two out of wedlock with a black athlete there? Seems to me that McCartney has some problems of his own to sort out.

      • I have heard about the foot washing (never saw it myself much less did it), and I have heard about his daughter (but can’t confirm it). But it seems to me now that the Promise Keepers and McCartney could have become a “conservative” cult equivalent of the People’s Temple and Jim Jones.

        If McCartney’s daughter did do that, McCartney wouldn’t have considered it a problem at all. He would call it a virtue, except he probably would have wished that she and the black would have been married.

      • AutomaticSlim

        I used to be follow college football when I was younger. I was a Nebraska fan (even though I am a native New Yorker) because they had a lot of White players back then, so I remember this guy McCartney from Colorado. His daughter has a long and sordid history of fornicating and getting pregnant from blacks as well as samoans. Very loose morals to say the least. Easy to see where she gets it from.

      • No, it was a Samoan, the starting quarterback, Sal Aunese. He wound up dying of a brain tumor.

        Bill McCartney is a perfect example of a race-traitor. He along with other coaches like Bo Schembechler, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer and Woody Hayes would recruit Bantus that didn’t have the intelligence of a siamang, and didn’t belong in college on academic grounds.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          Nobody really knows who the father was. They did blood tests (not DNA tests) and could only narrow paternity down to six guys. Sal Aunese was chosen as “baby daddy” because he was conveniently dying of cancer and wouldn’t have to pony up any child support.

  • Tim

    Reminds me of the `ol Stalin to Kruschev and “Prepare Two Envelopes” story…

    • i am

      What story?

  • Bernie

    So the same people that hired him and gave him two years to prove himself are now racist because they fired him?

    The white Auburn coach won the national championship two years ago and was fired for having a sub-par year this year.

    • So CAL Snowman

      And the school had to eat north of $10 million to do so!

      • i am

        Between bad teachers and bad coaches, it is no wonder why tuitions are so high.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          CU has been raising tuition, and the regents gave themselves a nice pay raise this year. Nice, huh?

  • Eagle_Eyed

    Blacks who continue to b*tch about being paid millions a year to win football games at big time programs and then fail only make it worse for themselves. Why would any program hire a black coach when it knows that they can’t fire the coach for poor performance lest they be accused of racism?

    Also, I think we all agree that McCartney should never get a chance at coaching again, either.

  • Grey

    Maybe he just sucked. Anyone ever think of that possibility?

    • i am

      He must have sucked REAL bad. JaMarcus Russell bad.

      • RisingReich

        You have NO idea. The worst college team I have ever had the displeasure of watching. No one knows the level of mental damage that was exacted on the kids who ‘played’ this year.

        Even ‘played’ is a stretch. More like ‘attended’.

    • MikeofAges

      More likely, Colorado athletics just sucks. They’ve had their moments over the course of their history, but they are not up to major conference standards in athletics. But that may not be quite the point. People forget that the Pac 12 and the Big Ten particularly are de facto academic association as well as athletic conferences. Why do you think Colorado wanted into the Pac 12? And why did Maryland and Rutgers want into the Big Ten? Colorado was already on the map as an a major research university. Rutgers and Maryland get on the map and in line for more corporate, government and foundation money. By joining the Big Ten they put themselves in the same league as Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Northwestern, Iowa and the others. And I don’t mean athletically. Don’t be naive people. Athletics means big money. They puts an institution on the map and shake dollars out state legislatures and wealthy alums You know, the old grads come back for the big game and get all rheumy eyed about their college days and full of rum and surrounded by hot coeds, and the checkbooks open. What do you think? Do you think anyone gives a damn about the darkies running around with the ball or even the middle class white kids on the team? If any of them make good, fine. They do have that chance and can grab it if they’re motivated. But that is not the institution’s primary concern. The coach is hired and fired based on the extent he advances or hinders the larger aims of the institution, which are not primarily athletic.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        “They’ve had their moments…”

        Like that absurd fifth down in 1989 that got them into the Rose Bowl?

        We had a Nobel Prize awarded in the chemistry department the same year, which got less coverage than the trip to Rose Bowl CU didn’t earn.

  • byron

    Was he black when they hired him?

  • A Person of Color

    How does one know the reason is about skin color rather than their performance record? And why are blacks “people of color? Isn’t white a color too?

    • i am

      White is all colors. The sun is white and has every color in the rainbow ROYGBIV.

      Black is the absence of color. Turn off your TV and you get a black screen.

      P.S. I am surprised blacks have not complained about black TV screens.

      • A Person of Color

        You haven’t given them enough time yet. Remember how long it took for them to realize how “racist” black holes are? Do you remember that? The blacks wanted science to change the name of black holes. I reckon one day they’ll achieve that just as soon as they’re able to diversify that field too.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Yes black is the absence of color. It’s also the absence of intelligence.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      I don’t know about white. The color of my skin is a light pinkish tan.

  • This college sports is nuts anyway. Once a man leaves high school, he should be aiming at things men do. not continuing to play a boys game.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Any time you lose to the powerhouse known as the Sacramento State Hornets (at home no less), it’s time to reconsider your career.

  • dd121

    Just another example of the left making everything about race. The guy won three games the first year and one the second. His flip remark was “we can’t get any worse”, [chuckle]. I live in Colorado and all the fans I know aren’t too broken up by his dismissal. Once McCartney and Embree played the race card, I tuned them out. I couldn’t be happier to see him gone.

  • Joker Phillips, who is black was fired from Kentucky but no one complained that his firing was racist. If you do not win, the coach is replaced. It is as simple as it gets.

  • RisingReich

    I and my family have held season tickets for over 30 years. This year was by far, the WORST team CU has EVER fielded. The CU team this year wouldn’t have even been a middle ground D2 team.

    Worse yet, the team regressed all year. Two weeks ago at home, the offensive coordinator (also black) called a quarterback seek on 1st and 10 – obviously didn’t realize they got a 1st down the previous play. On a punt, one of our return team didn’t know where the ball was – came out of the air and literally hit him on the shoulder pad. I know high school teams that have more on the ball.

    Five weeks in a row losing by more than FOUR touchdowns. A couple of shutouts.

    Three quarterbacks, all completely out classed and incapable. I’ve been embarrassed most of the year to be a fan. Didn’t attend the last home game because I didn’t want to waste a Saturday. It is also widely known that they tried THREE different offenses (no wonder they were so clueless on the field), and Embree was planning on going shopping at Oklahoma State this off-season for another one.

    In my mind, there is no question that the real reason CU fired Embree was the abysmal attendance at the last game this year. All of 15k in a stadium that sits 52k. It is NOT widely known that CU lost $2M in ticket revenue this year over last.

    McCartney has revealed himself to be a Christard-in-chief. His grandkids are all half-black, by the way. Up until this week, I had lots of respect for him, since he lead us to a NC in 1990. No longer, he’s an idiot of epic proportions now in my opinion.

    Let me be clear – CU’s team finished 120 out of 120 teams in every category minus punting this year. If CU didn’t can this loser, they wouldn’t have a program at all by the time his contract was up. Even MY family was considering not buying next year. At some point, failures have to be recognized and corrected.

    Embree was welcomed with open arms when he was hired, and the primary reason WAS THAT HE WAS BLACK! Figured he might be better equipped to recruit thugs and hoods from S. Cal if they shared the same uniform. EPIC FAIL..

    • Michael_C_Scott

      The problem is guys like you buying the tickets.

      • RisingReich

        Yup. You’re so much better than me, hypocrite, as you sit at home and watch the games on TV. Unless you only watch the games on over-the-air TV – you are still supporting them, too.
        You know what that ‘N’ stands for on your team’s helmet?

  • Ulick

    This is what I hate most about PC people. They believe that racism is one of the greatest sins that one can commit, perhaps even worse than rape or murder. Then they go around and call people racist with little-to-know proof.

    The fact is that Embree was a horrible coach. He averaged two wins per year for a major Division 1 program. The coach of Auburn, a white man, won the national championship two years ago and was fired this week because he didn’t win this year. It’s a what have you done for me profession, and Embree hasn’t done much to warrant keeping his job. Not only has he lost, but he has lost in embarrassing fashion. He lost to programs like Fresno that Colorado should not lose to, and the margin of loss for his teams was staggering. Here’s their margin of loss this season…

    Point Margin in losses:
    CSU – 5
    Sac St – 2
    Fresno – 55
    UCLA – 28
    ASU – 34
    USC – 44
    Oregon – 56
    Stanford – 48
    Arizona – 25
    Washington – 35
    Utah – 7

    • Katherine McChesney

      Sports panders to thugs. Why do you white guys support these black thugs?

      • Ulick

        Support? I don’t even watch college football. I read that argument regarding Embree’s teams getting trampled on another site discussing whether his firing was racist. I thought poster did such a good job showing how vastly Embree’s team failed, that I thought I’d share the argument here.

  • MS

    Mc Cartney’s daughter had 2 children out of wedlock to CU football players. One father was Samoan. The other father was black.

    • Who was the Bantu? I only know about the Samoan, Sal Aunese.

  • Maybe the word racist actually means ‘firing a black man for his own incompetence’.

  • MAJ

    That’s like saying the black surgeon can’t operate very well and all but two of his patients died but hey, it’s harder for him, so let him keep practicing another three years and see if it works out. Blacks have a more difficult road to tread, what with an average IQ of 80 and no ability to to think rationally, so if you don’t let him keep cutting open White people, that’s racist.

  • MAJ

    That’s like saying the black surgeon can’t operate very well and all but two of his patients died but hey, it’s harder for him, so let him keep practicing another three years and see if it works out. Blacks have a more difficult road to tread, what with an average IQ of 80 and no ability to to think rationally, so if you don’t let him keep cutting open White people, that’s racist.

  • Thomas Katt

    I’ve lived in Boulder; it’s a fever swamp of trendy anti-fascism. Case in point: Ward Churchill, the fake “Indian” professor, teaches at CU.

    If he weren’t black, they never would have hired him.

  • Thomas Katt

    I’ve lived in Boulder; it’s a fever swamp of trendy anti-fascism. Case in point: Ward Churchill, the fake “Indian” professor, teaches at CU.

    If he weren’t black, they never would have hired him.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Ward Churchill used to teach there. He doesn’t anymore.

      • Probably at some North American aborigine reservation, now.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          Actually, Churchill’s attacks on tribes over their blood quantum rules have made him lots of enemies among genuine Amerinds. He might be 1/16 Cherokee, but he can’t prove it. Churchill plans to appeal to the US Supreme Court. He thinks doesn’t really have much choice, since the academic misconduct charge would keep him from teaching at another university, like Berkley. If I were him, I’d bag the appeals and save my money; he could probably get a job writing for hippy-dippy fruitcake magazines if he could learn to keep quiet about how he thinks a bunch of office workers and airline passengers “deserved” to die on 9/11.

  • Eurobeing

    Here is a Freudian supposition: McCartney’s daughter is screwing negroes out of contempt for her father’s weakness. That is his glowing multi culti world view is secretly held in contempt by his daughter. So to rub his nose in it she keeps f___ing around with blacks.
    Most women want men they can respect and feel safe with when a woman can’t get this from her pandering father she looks elsewhere. This is why the left constantly demoralizes the male counterpart in marriage and fatherhood because they know it is directly related to the behavior of the female and male.
    As Gloria Richards would say in Coffee Talk…”Discuss”

    • i am

      I think McCartney is a sociopath. He looks like one. His daughters actions also confirms that she has at least one parent/guardian that is a psychopath. Children are “The Picture of Dorian Gray” of their parents. All the parents faults are seen in the child. I think McCartney is a closet homo that likes black men.

      • Katherine McChesney

        You can tell what kind of father he is by looking at his daughters taste in inferior men.

  • empire state

    Had Obama been fired for a 2nd term who doubts the major loss of white life and property with screams of racism and major choas with rioting and destruction all over? Are you kidding? You are dealing with the worst bunch of spoiled rotten pampered sorry lazy useless arrogant brats on the planet and who made them that way the guy in your mirror? Did they ever thank the north and Lincolnites for liberating them?

    • Katherine McChesney

      ‘ Did they ever thank the north and Lincolnites for liberating them?’

      What kind of ill-informed statement is that? After the war, the North hadn’t freed THEIR
      blacks from slavery.

      You need to read better accountings. And, btw, the war wasn’t fought to end slavery. I’ll leave it to you to research for the truth.

    • i am

      Wasn’t the guy in my mirror; I can assure you of that.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    The only extent I like football is watching CU lose, especially to Nebraska.

    My favorite team sport was armed conflict.

  • anmpr1

    You know, you hate to bring a man’s family into the mix, but in this case how one runs one’s family tells a lot. From a 2007 article in the Denver Post about Bill and his daughter:

    “In 1994, [daughter] Kristy gave birth to Derek, now a 6-foot, 170-pound eighth-grade defensive end and the son of former Colorado defensive tackle Shannon Clavelle. Kristy said Clavelle gave money to her for support while he was in the NFL, but he has not been in contact since 2000. Kristy’s … is the single mother of two, working as an office administrator at Arvada’s Faith Bible Chapel school after a stint with the Campus Crusade for Christ.”

    The article then goes on to tell how the father of Kristy’s first illegitimate kid, Sal Aunese, didn’t talk to her after he found out she was pregnant. Another article from SI claims that Sal denied paternity, and it was only after a DNA test was performed that he was forced to admit that the kid was his.

    Typical black behavior. The first black didn’t talk to Bill’s daughter after he impregnated her, and the second black abandoned them altogether. But Bill continues to be anti-racist in spite of what has happened to his daughter. This family is a microcosm of what is wrong with too many white people, today, and what is wrong with a large part of Christianity, today.

    • i am

      “Kristy … is the single mother of two, working as an office
      administrator at Arvada’s Faith Bible Chapel school after a stint with
      the Campus Crusade for Christ.””

      ” This family is a microcosm of what is wrong with too many white people,
      today, and what is wrong with a large part of Christianity, today.”

      This type of behavior is why people hate Christians. They always try to tell others about morality, but have none themselves.

  • 5n4k33y35

    This guy Bill McCartney hates white society.

  • Dave4088

    This charge of “racism” is coming from a guy whose daughter had sexual relations with several black football players during his tenure and gave birth to at least one mulatto child by quarterback Sal Aunese who died before the 1989 season. While Bill McCartney is a white Christian he is also an aggressive promoter of the black race and black racial causes. In this regard he’s not so different from a lot of contemporary American Christians.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    McCartney’s flushed complexion and watery eyes make it a near certainty that he is developing carcinoid syndrome. Not a very nice way to go.

  • Although I appreciate Freud as a wisdom writer & essayist, I’ve never considered his theories-apart from the dynamic unconscious- to be true. Just, reading about this man’s daughter, I might reconsider old Viennese quack …

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Let’s see; Embree won 1 game and lost 11 this season, but instead of being fired for being an incompetent coach who lost every single home game and all but one of the away games, he was fired because the CU regents are “racists”.

    On the other hand, if they’re such racists, why did they hire a black coach in the first place? Some of these things really do make one go “Hmmmmmm”.

  • xbox361

    wonder if risk of being called racist for firing a failure will increase or decrease chances of black hires at the head coach level?
    thanks McCartney, for screwing the black guy

  • Michael_C_Scott

    McCartney hasn’t thought this one through. If organizations will be intimidated into retaining utterly incompetent black employees and prevented from firing them by self-appointed activists, fewer organizations will be willing to take the risk of hiring blacks in the first place, especially not for important, high-paying positions.

    For someone who claims to like blacks a whole lot, McCartney is certainly going out of his way to hurt them.