Guts? Nah, I think people just figured the question was a dumb question; most people could not care less the ethnic derivation or pigmentation of sports commentators, nor - I think - do most commentators appear to care whether a given player is "black" or "white." Chinese, Mexican, Vietnamese and Persian are somewhat different, though based less on race than on nationality, combined with the fact that they're so rare. It makes sense to back the one man who is bucking the statistical odds to make it in football or any othere sphere of activity. Ngyuen, Doug Williams, your Persian buddy and Yao Ming are sort of underdogs, based just on the fact that they're "alone" when they take to the field. A "black" quarteback in 2004? Not a rarity, not an oddity, not a special case, and definitely not requiring a great deal of "guts" to talk about. All that having been said, I have very little in common with any "black" people on this board, aside from the fact that we're all rabid fans of America's finest football team.