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BREAKING: Tony Dungy expected to announce retirement this afternoon
Tribune-Star ^ | 1/12/2009 | Tom James

Posted on 01/12/2009 10:20:22 AM PST by Military family member

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts have scheduled a press conference for 5 p.m. today, presumably to announce the future of head coach Tony Dungy with the team. But FOXSports.com is reporting today that Dungy has already decided to step down.

According to the Internet report by NFL writer Jay Glazier, Dungy is "walking around the team's complex saying good bye to players and team employees and informing them that the transition should be a smooth one for new coach Jim Caldwell."

A source told Glazier that Dungy explained that he has talked it over with his family and they believed this was the proper time to step down, while the Colts nucleus was still in tact.

(Excerpt) Read more at tribstar.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: christians; coach; colts; dungy; nfl; retirement

1 posted on 01/12/2009 10:20:23 AM PST by Military family member
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To: Military family member; Perdogg

Ping!..............


2 posted on 01/12/2009 10:21:23 AM PST by Red Badger (I was sad because I had no shoes to throw, until I met a reporter who had no feet.....)
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To: Military family member

Breaking news for ESPN.com maybe.

Chat for FR.


3 posted on 01/12/2009 10:21:34 AM PST by library user (Rod Blagojevich should have been TIME MAGAZINE'S "Person of the Year.")
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To: Military family member
Tony Dungy is a great example of how success in professional sports doesn't have to come with the 5,000-ton ego.

Every professional athlete should take their cue from Dungy.

4 posted on 01/12/2009 10:23:04 AM PST by Military family member (GO Colts!!)
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To: Military family member

Tony Dungy seems like a genuinely good guy. So few of them in professional sports so ya, that sucks.


5 posted on 01/12/2009 10:23:43 AM PST by exist
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To: library user
Breaking news for ESPN.com maybe.....Chat for FR...

THIS IS A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH!!!!!.........FOOTBALL SEASON IS ALMOST OVER!!!..........

6 posted on 01/12/2009 10:24:04 AM PST by Red Badger (I was sad because I had no shoes to throw, until I met a reporter who had no feet.....)
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To: Military family member

A couple of weeks ago he signalled that he wanted to parent more and work with disadvantaged youth.

Blessings to the man.


7 posted on 01/12/2009 10:24:59 AM PST by Carley
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To: Military family member

Dungy’s always been a class act, all right.


8 posted on 01/12/2009 10:25:21 AM PST by xJones
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To: scott says

ping


9 posted on 01/12/2009 10:28:44 AM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Military family member

Google “Class Act.” There is a picture of him there.


10 posted on 01/12/2009 10:29:14 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: library user
After nearly half a million chats on three threads about Anna Nicole Smith, I believe this is worthy of the attention.

Besides, the world desperately needs more Tony Dungys in it.

11 posted on 01/12/2009 10:29:36 AM PST by Military family member (GO Colts!!)
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To: Military family member
Rats. Tony was the only reason I rooted for Tampa Bay, then Indianapolis.

I've lost most reasons to root for any pro team. Go Boise State!

12 posted on 01/12/2009 10:29:45 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Hey Obama, why lawyer up when you can pony up? Show us your vault copy BC)
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To: Military family member

That’s a fact.


13 posted on 01/12/2009 10:32:26 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Military family member

A terrific guy, by all accounts.


14 posted on 01/12/2009 10:32:38 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.)
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To: Military family member

How’s Peyton going to manage going one and done in the playoffs with Dungy gone? Now he probably won’t even make it back to the playoffs to get tossed out in his first game anymore.


15 posted on 01/12/2009 10:37:06 AM PST by ksen (Don't steal. The government hates the competition. - sign on Ron Paul's desk)
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To: Red Badger; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; akorahil; albee; ...

NFL PING



FReepmail scott says to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...


This is a fairly high volume ping list

16 posted on 01/12/2009 11:14:23 AM PST by scott says
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To: Military family member

Tony Dungy.
One of the best Gopher Quarterbacks ever.


17 posted on 01/12/2009 11:16:19 AM PST by akorahil (Thank You and God bless all Veterans. Truly, the real heroes.)
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To: Military family member

Born and raised in Michigan...it would be great for Dungy to go home and resurrect the Detroit Lions. He’s probably the only guy that can do it...maybe as the General Manager, which they desperately need.


18 posted on 01/12/2009 11:16:26 AM PST by Azzurri
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To: scott says

Dungy was a great guy - he showed that men of conviction can win.


19 posted on 01/12/2009 11:18:17 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Military family member
Other NFL news ... the Denver Broncos hire Josh McDaniels from the NE Patriots to replace Shanahan has head coach. McDaniels is 32 years old.
20 posted on 01/12/2009 11:22:54 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: Military family member

Dungy is a great person and man of faith. Some of the local Indy hack writers (notably Kravitz) got on him as an “underachiever.”

Hey, after coaches like Kush, Infante, Meyer and some other lovable and not so lovable losers, as a Colts fan I’ll take Dungy’s style of “underachieving” any day.

I hope his successor can be as successful. I doubt it; the Colts need some serious upgrades, mainly on the O-Line. But we still have a Hall of Fame QB who is still in his prime.


21 posted on 01/12/2009 11:33:43 AM PST by henkster (When I was young I was told anyone could be President. Now I believe it.)
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To: BluH2o

And the rumor is he’s named Mike Nolen as his defensive coordinator.


22 posted on 01/12/2009 11:40:02 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: scott says

I am going to miss Tony Dungy : ( However, I am glad also because I know he’ll have more time to do good work for youth and spread his faith. I am still sad, he’s a class act and I will miss seeing him out there on the sidelines. God bless Tony Dungy!


23 posted on 01/12/2009 11:58:21 AM PST by Laura722
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To: Hoffer Rand
he’s named Mike Nolen as his defensive coordinator.

The Niner's have had their share of problems under Nolan, but their defense has not been their biggest one, if anything their defense has been one of their few bright spots (Frank Gore and Joe Staley being others).

Nolan was in over his head at SF and probably will do well as a defensive coordinator.

24 posted on 01/12/2009 12:02:57 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: Laura722

Is it official yet? I ‘ve been pretty busy at work and didn’t hear anything yet.

And in an absolutely unrelated matter. On his 15th and final try, Rickey Henderson is going into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Talk about the difference between night and day?
Here you have a selfish, arrogant athlete who played way past his prime just to break a record. Then you have selfless, God fearing Tony Dungy, who thouroughly understands his role in life.

I guess anyone that has a SB ring is considered an underachiever because of all the quick playoff exits. I can’t think of a statement as full of crap as that.

Football and sport needs more Tony Dungy’s, that’s for sure!!!


25 posted on 01/12/2009 12:51:11 PM PST by cleveland gop (Jack Bauer is back!!! Are you in a FLANK 2 position???)
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To: Military family member

I remember the superbowl win and how when Tony Dungy started the interview, one of the first things out of his mouth was his priase for god and his faith.
The reporters got all upset and then they kept trying to spin it about race and Tony being a “black coach who won the superbowl”, but he kept shutting them down and refusing to promote EPSN and the MSM agenda of 24/7 black victimization. Bravo Tony. Total class act.


26 posted on 01/12/2009 1:32:13 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: stainlessbanner

convictions? How can a pro-life pro-christian person vote for, let alone endorse, Obama?


27 posted on 01/12/2009 3:08:50 PM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: Perdogg

That’s my one gripe with him. Race trumps all - Cosby, Colon Powell....


28 posted on 01/12/2009 9:30:31 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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