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Michigan Lawmakers Propose Tony Dungy Day
ClickonDetroit ^ | February 5, 2007 | AP

Posted on 02/05/2007 4:37:50 PM PST by ShadowDancer

Michigan Lawmakers Propose Tony Dungy Day

POSTED: 5:29 pm EST February 5, 2007

LANSING, Mich. -- State lawmakers on Monday proposed a day honoring Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, who was born and raised in Michigan.

Dungy, whose Colts won the Super Bowl, is from Jackson, where he excelled in football at Parkside High School. He is the first black coach to win a Super Bowl.

"Because of the strength of his character, as well as his success on the field, Tony Dungy is an inspiration to all of us," said Senate Minority Leader Mark Schauer, D-Battle Creek, whose district includes Jackson.

Schauer plans to sponsor a legislative resolution proposing "Tony Dungy Day" along with Democratic Reps. Marty Griffin of Jackson and Mike Simpson of Jackson County's Liberty Township. They had not yet determined which day to honor Dungy.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: colts; michigan; superbowl

1 posted on 02/05/2007 4:37:51 PM PST by ShadowDancer
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To: ShadowDancer

For once words fail me!!


2 posted on 02/05/2007 4:39:31 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: ShadowDancer

I should think there were more deserving individuals from that state to honor.


3 posted on 02/05/2007 4:45:23 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: kinoxi

There's always John Conyers.


4 posted on 02/05/2007 4:47:31 PM PST by ShadowDancer (Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire.)
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To: kinoxi

You would think but the politicians cant resist the opportunity to trumpet this historical day in Black history. /s It's too good of a thing to pass up for them.

I just wonder if Dungy and Smith are sick of hearing about the whole black thing. If it were me, I'd want to be remembered as a great coach first and foremost - not as a black coach.


5 posted on 02/05/2007 4:49:32 PM PST by Radio_Silence
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To: Radio_Silence

I agree. I like to think I succeed on my own merits. It takes away from the person to imply that he is somehow inherently 'handicapped' IMO.


6 posted on 02/05/2007 4:51:32 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: ShadowDancer
Minnesota loves Tony, too!


7 posted on 02/05/2007 4:51:39 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: kinoxi

From Wikipedia:

Dungy's tenure in Tampa Bay as the head coach of the Buccaneers brought greater attention to his personal accomplishments outside of sports. Tony Dungy has earned widespread respect both on and off the field due to what many see as strong convictions and high personal standards of ethics and behavior, which affect his behavior as both a coach and as a member of his community. He has been active in many community service organizations in the cities in which he has coached. While in Tampa Bay, Dungy worked as a public speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Athletes in Action.

He began a mentoring program for young people called Mentors for Life, and provided Buccaneers' tickets for the participants. He also supported other charitable programs in the area such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, the Prison Crusade Ministry, foster parenting organizations, and Family First. His community involvement and care continues in Indianapolis where Tony helped launch the Basket of Hope program which aids children at Riley Hospital for Children. He continues to assist Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club in Indianapolis. He also supports the Black Coaches Association National Convention and Indiana Black Expo.

Dungy is a devout Christian and at one point in his coaching career considered leaving football for the prison ministry.[1] Throughout his career, he has remained involved with community service organizations.


8 posted on 02/05/2007 4:54:01 PM PST by flashbunny (<---------- Hate RINOs? Click my name for 2008 GOP RINO collector cards.)
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To: flashbunny

I never implied negative remarks against the individual. I don't think the Super Bowl win should be a precedent for this. I heard nothing of this last week so I assume it is publicity related.


9 posted on 02/05/2007 4:59:01 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: flashbunny

Sounds like a good enough guy. It's a little hard to believe considering what Jackson seems to be producing these days. I may be wrong but I think FOX news white house corespondent Wendell Goler is also from Jackson.


10 posted on 02/05/2007 5:04:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: ShadowDancer

They need to come up with a proposal for him to take over the Lions.


11 posted on 02/05/2007 6:58:43 PM PST by NoCurrentFreeperByThatName (You lie, cheat and steal.)
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To: NoCurrentFreeperByThatName

Well look what the cat dragged in.


12 posted on 02/05/2007 7:00:01 PM PST by ShadowDancer (Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire.)
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To: kinoxi
I should think there were more deserving individuals from that state to honor.

Dungy is a Christian who thanked Christ for his victory.

13 posted on 02/05/2007 7:00:57 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Forgot your tagline? Click here to have it resent!)
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To: flashbunny

Thanks for that post. Dungy also should get a Super Bowl ring from the 2002 Buccaneers. He's the one that built that team.


14 posted on 02/05/2007 7:02:24 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Forgot your tagline? Click here to have it resent!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It was a football game.


15 posted on 02/05/2007 7:03:00 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: kinoxi

You've got to understand, we have the Lions, this is as close as it gets for us.


16 posted on 02/05/2007 7:06:43 PM PST by ShadowDancer (Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire.)
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To: ShadowDancer
My sympathies :)

Enjoy your Super Bowl. :)
17 posted on 02/05/2007 7:07:51 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: ShadowDancer

Ain't it past your bed time?


18 posted on 02/05/2007 7:10:06 PM PST by NoCurrentFreeperByThatName (You lie, cheat and steal.)
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To: NoCurrentFreeperByThatName

No, Grandpa, it's not.


19 posted on 02/05/2007 7:11:25 PM PST by ShadowDancer (Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire.)
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To: kinoxi

LOL. Thanks.


20 posted on 02/05/2007 7:11:52 PM PST by ShadowDancer (Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire.)
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To: ShadowDancer
TONIGHT - Mostly cloudy until about 10 pm - then becoming partly cloudy. A chance of light snow showers. Lows 5 below to 1 above zero. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent. Wind chill readings down to around 15 below.

TUESDAY - Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Highs 10 to 14. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent. Wind chill readings down to around 15 below.

You might want to bundle up when you ugo out to smoke. Hahahaha!

21 posted on 02/05/2007 7:28:04 PM PST by NoCurrentFreeperByThatName (You lie, cheat and steal.)
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To: ShadowDancer

Michigan state lawmakers have much more important things to worry about. Like the state dying due to liberalism, the upcoming tax increases to further stifle the state.


22 posted on 02/05/2007 8:11:28 PM PST by FreedomGuru
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To: Radio_Silence

My sentiments exactly. Do you remember when Doug Williams was in the Super Bowl. He was asked what was the most stupid question he's ever been asked. He said that someone asked him, "How long have you been a black quarterback?" At that time, I believe he was the first black qb to win a SB. I feel this will be an issue with some until a black HC beats a white HC in the Super Bowl. Until then, we are stuck having this non-issue shoved down our collective throats.


23 posted on 02/06/2007 7:24:13 AM PST by NCC-1701 (Put an end to organized crime. Abolish the IRS.)
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