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Colts 38, Patriots 34 (2 African American Coaches in Super Bowl)
CBS Sports Broadcast of AFC Championship ^

Posted on 01/21/2007 7:33:23 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -A comeback, a drive, a legacy. And yes - finally - Peyton Manning gets his Super Bowl trip, too.

Football's most prolific quarterback put on a show for the ages Sunday, rallying the Indianapolis Colts from 18 points down and driving them 80 yards for the winning score in a wildly entertaining 38-34 victory over the New England Patriots.

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Almost as soon as the Colts secured the championship for the AFC, we heard sportscasters bringing RACE into the game...frankly, I had never thought about the RACE of the head coaches!

Rather, I thought about the hard work Tony Dungy had put into getting to this point in his career, after being let go by Tampa Bay, etc.

And when I thought about Lovie Smith, I never thought "Gee, that black guy is going to the Super Bowl...how great." No, I thought about how awesome it was that this defensive genius dealt with a so-so quarterback problem (Rex Grossman) and led his team to the biggest game of the year.

But apparently See B.S. and the LameStream Media think the color of the men's skin is the important factor.

How ridiculous.

1 posted on 01/21/2007 7:33:24 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

It was the lead story on Yahoo yesterday.


2 posted on 01/21/2007 7:34:14 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

GO BEARS!!


3 posted on 01/21/2007 7:35:00 PM PST by ChiTownBearFan ("To see the world is to love America all the more"-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

The owner and head coach both gave all credit to God!

Congratulations Colts!


4 posted on 01/21/2007 7:35:25 PM PST by airborne (Elect an Airborne Ranger,Vietnam Veteran for President ! Duncan Hunter 2008!!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I am just happy to see the pats lose after their poor sportsmanship at San Deigo.


5 posted on 01/21/2007 7:35:28 PM PST by BoBToMatoE
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To: ChiTownBearFan

Politics aside, Chicago is a favorite city of mine to visit (summer time of course).


6 posted on 01/21/2007 7:36:23 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I think the Colts would have made it last year if it hadn't been for Dungy's son offing himself. I couldn't imagine even being able to show up for the rest of the games after that. And, of course, he built the Tampa Bay team that Chuckie won with.


7 posted on 01/21/2007 7:37:06 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: Recovering_Democrat
If they keep pushing this African business the sponsors paying two million dollars for a 10 second spot can rest assured that I won't see a single one of their spots because my TV will be off on that particular Sunday.
8 posted on 01/21/2007 7:38:23 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: BoBToMatoE

Does this mean more TV time for Obama?


9 posted on 01/21/2007 7:38:45 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: Recovering_Democrat

The team with the most affirmative action deserves to win.


10 posted on 01/21/2007 7:38:50 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Hadn't noticed


11 posted on 01/21/2007 7:39:10 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Of course they'd bring race into it. If you're surprised, then you really don't know the NFL.

That said, GO COLTS!!!!!!!

12 posted on 01/21/2007 7:40:11 PM PST by rintense (Just say no to McCain in 2008!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Who was the horrid creature that "sang" the National Anthem?


13 posted on 01/21/2007 7:40:11 PM PST by RabidBartender
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To: airborne
The owner and head coach both gave all credit to God!

Peyton was praying during the whole last drive.

14 posted on 01/21/2007 7:40:24 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Recovering_Democrat

my mother told me that as soon as the game was over my dad said now they'll be talking about two black coaches going to the super bowl...man did he call that right! frankly, who gives a rat's a55....i was rooting my guts out for the saints but both winners played like champions and with class...of course, i'm a huge manning fan (even if Payton did play for TN) so I'll be rooting for the Colts....


15 posted on 01/21/2007 7:41:40 PM PST by BamaDi (Thank goodness American Idol is back - life is good!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Agreed.

These coaches are happy to about going to the Super Bowl. Not about being black and going to the Super Bowl.

16 posted on 01/21/2007 7:42:48 PM PST by labette (Love many. Trust few. Always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Congrats to the Colts.

Colts 21 Bears 17.


17 posted on 01/21/2007 7:42:57 PM PST by eric_da_grate
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To: RabidBartender

christ daughtry (AI) sang it for the NFC championship game and he sucked....


18 posted on 01/21/2007 7:43:01 PM PST by BamaDi (Thank goodness American Idol is back - life is good!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Good news for Manning and Dungy who are both class acts and a credit to football. Nice that Peyton has also finally overcome the Patriot playoff curse. Also a relief that we won't have to see Bellichick's miserable mug on our screens in 2 weeks time.


19 posted on 01/21/2007 7:44:41 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: BamaDi
Good to see a Big Orange alumnus in the superbowl
20 posted on 01/21/2007 7:45:23 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Recovering_Democrat
we heard sportscasters bringing RACE into the game...frankly, I had never thought about the RACE of the head coaches!

Same here. I was more happy that it's Chicago, my hometown, and Indianapolis, another Upper Midwest town, playing for the NFL championship.

And really, I was more interested in the exciting FOOTBALL games that were played today than in the race angle.

But I suppose it is an historical footnote worth mentioning at least. I just hope it doesn't dominate the coverage. But it probably will--in spite of the coaches themselves wanting to downplay that angle and keep the focus on FOOTBALL and the players.

21 posted on 01/21/2007 7:46:27 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Chicago native and Upper Midwest guy)
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To: HangnJudge

hey there's been plenty of TIDERS in the super bowl....starting with Bart Starr...on to Joe Namath....Kenny Stabler....man more in between....and last year, Sean Alexander......etc etc etc....I'll be at the Senior Bowl next week and will see if any of those guys have it in them to make it to the NFL and the Super Bowl....


22 posted on 01/21/2007 7:50:12 PM PST by BamaDi (Thank goodness American Idol is back - life is good!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I thought Dungy did a great job of taking the focus off race and putting it back on track. Same with Lovey Smith.

The fact that Lovey was Dungy's assistant coach should make the Super Bowl really interesting because they each know how the other thinks/plays.


23 posted on 01/21/2007 7:51:04 PM PST by dawn53
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To: BoBToMatoE
" I am just happy to see the pats lose after their poor sportsmanship at San Deigo."

I am shocked and awed that my Patriots lost tonight, but the nonsense about the Pats being guilty of over celebrating in San Diego last week is indicative of an immature mindset. The Patriots did no such thing, and too bad it is "lights out" on that notion among most thinking persons.

I'll be rooting for the Colts in the Super Bowl despite the fact that the former 2 LT will likely disown me for that.
24 posted on 01/21/2007 7:52:06 PM PST by Radix (My Tag Line has a first name....its O S C A R.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

GO BEARS! And both coaches are great coaches and men, and I don't care about their color. Get over it, MSM.


25 posted on 01/21/2007 7:52:53 PM PST by elhombrelibre (After 9/11, Bush went to war with terrorists and their supporters. Democrats war against him.)
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To: marshmallow

What a sourpuss/poor sport Bellichek was in the post game interview. Like he doesn't have enough Super Bowl rings already.


26 posted on 01/21/2007 7:53:19 PM PST by dawn53
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To: BamaDi

It is healthy I believe to have pride in one's own school

Even if it is in Alabama


27 posted on 01/21/2007 7:53:22 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I'll repeat what I said on the playoff thread:

Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith should issue a joint press release telling the press to shut up already about their ethnicity.


28 posted on 01/21/2007 7:55:35 PM PST by Vision Thing
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To: Radix
the nonsense about the Pats being guilty of over celebrating in San Diego last week is indicative of an immature mindset. The Patriots did no such thing, and too bad it is "lights out" on that notion among most thinking persons

YOU are right.

29 posted on 01/21/2007 7:55:40 PM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: Charles Henrickson

That's my sentiments too. It's worth mentioning. It's another milestone, but not a huge one. And both men want to talk about football, not act as if they're trailblazers who have done some amazing thing despite adversity. Their adversity was real, but it's not the same as 40 years ago. There are quite a few black NFL coaches. Some are good. Some are not so good. These two are good. But for them, it's about the game.


30 posted on 01/21/2007 7:56:35 PM PST by elhombrelibre (After 9/11, Bush went to war with terrorists and their supporters. Democrats war against him.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I see a conspiracy where the black players on the Saints and Patriots throw the game to guarantee a black coach wins the Super Bowl. ... Na!
31 posted on 01/21/2007 7:56:36 PM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: HangnJudge

yeah buddy....roll tide roll....and now i'm rooting for the colts.....of course, i was on pins and needles all afternoon rooting for the saints - but maybe next year!


32 posted on 01/21/2007 7:56:59 PM PST by BamaDi (Thank goodness American Idol is back - life is good!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Great post. I am sick and tired of the race baiting.


33 posted on 01/21/2007 7:57:03 PM PST by don-o (Proudly posting without reading the thread since 1998. (Stolen from one cool dude))
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To: dawn53
What a sourpuss/poor sport Bellichek was in the post game interview. Like he doesn't have enough Super Bowl rings already.

If I just witnessed my team completely blow an easy win....by making stupid mistakes....I'd be pretty PO'd myself.

34 posted on 01/21/2007 7:57:22 PM PST by Keeper of the Turf (Fore!!!)
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To: dawn53

Well geez. The man wears a cut off sweatshirt to ALL of his games? Does he ever wash the darn thing?


35 posted on 01/21/2007 7:57:48 PM PST by rintense (Just say no to McCain in 2008!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Two black coaches in SB XLI will not satisfy the raceniks. They are wedded to the idolatry of worshiping the black man, or more precisely, the liberal man.


36 posted on 01/21/2007 7:58:41 PM PST by KStorm (They're waiting for a show of weakness. And I'm not talkin' about terrorists.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Just wait until they bring up something about a "black president".

And I must be racist, 'cuz this "first" black, and "first" women stuff seems so 1990's.


37 posted on 01/21/2007 7:59:15 PM PST by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: rintense

http://www.colts.com/

Colts website is temporarily down. Probably too much traffic.

Sorry, server is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again shortly.


38 posted on 01/21/2007 7:59:29 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I'm happy for Tony Dungy.


39 posted on 01/21/2007 7:59:31 PM PST by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Very well done.


40 posted on 01/21/2007 7:59:41 PM PST by Big Horn (Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal . Author unknown)
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To: rdl6989

I ordered my jersey from another site. ;)


41 posted on 01/21/2007 7:59:53 PM PST by rintense (Just say no to McCain in 2008!)
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To: rintense

Maybe he is superstitious and thinks it's his lucky sweatshirt.

If so, it was completely useless for him tonight.


42 posted on 01/21/2007 8:00:01 PM PST by Vision Thing
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To: Recovering_Democrat

In my mind, they are still the Baltimore Colts.


43 posted on 01/21/2007 8:00:13 PM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: BamaDi

Just playful baiting...


44 posted on 01/21/2007 8:01:03 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: geopyg

Eventually, they'll bring up the black senator from Illinois who'll be rooting for Da Bears. And let's not forget that Prince will be the black artist who'll perform during the halftime show.


45 posted on 01/21/2007 8:01:32 PM PST by Vision Thing
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Excellent!

GO BEARS!!


46 posted on 01/21/2007 8:01:48 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (You'll shoot your eye out, kid)
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To: Vision Thing

I have nothing against the Pats, honestly. They're a great team and franchise. But every time I see their coach in that same sweatshirt, I cringe.


47 posted on 01/21/2007 8:03:23 PM PST by rintense (Just say no to McCain in 2008!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

It was awesome how the Colts contributed the victory to God. I was wondering if the ACLU was in the stands, ready to handcuff them and take them away for speaking God's Name in public.

When the comment was made about this being the first two black coaches in SB history, both my husband and I said, Hmmmm, that's interesting. We just took it as anectdotal information. If it really is true, then it is true... that this is the first time that two black coaches meet at the SB. So what?

GO COLTS!!!!!!!!!!


48 posted on 01/21/2007 8:04:18 PM PST by Reddy
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Dungy kinda down played the African American thing during the trophy presentation.


49 posted on 01/21/2007 8:05:00 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: Vision Thing

And also James Brown in the CBS studios. He's the first black network halftime show anchor to ever do a halftime show at a super bowl with two black head coaches. MLK is smiling!


50 posted on 01/21/2007 8:06:31 PM PST by mikemc282002 (Blood, toil, sweat, and tears.....Not Schumer, Clinton, Kerry and Kennedy.)
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