Skip to comments.Colts 38, Patriots 34 (2 African American Coaches in Super Bowl)
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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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.
It was the lead story on Yahoo yesterday.
The owner and head coach both gave all credit to God!
I am just happy to see the pats lose after their poor sportsmanship at San Deigo.
Politics aside, Chicago is a favorite city of mine to visit (summer time of course).
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.
Does this mean more TV time for Obama?
The team with the most affirmative action deserves to win.
That said, GO COLTS!!!!!!!
Who was the horrid creature that "sang" the National Anthem?
Peyton was praying during the whole last drive.
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....
These coaches are happy to about going to the Super Bowl. Not about being black and going to the Super Bowl.
Congrats to the Colts.
Colts 21 Bears 17.
christ daughtry (AI) sang it for the NFC championship game and he sucked....
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.
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.
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....
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.
GO BEARS! And both coaches are great coaches and men, and I don't care about their color. Get over it, MSM.
What a sourpuss/poor sport Bellichek was in the post game interview. Like he doesn't have enough Super Bowl rings already.
It is healthy I believe to have pride in one's own school
Even if it is in Alabama
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.
YOU are right.
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.
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!
Great post. I am sick and tired of the race baiting.
If I just witnessed my team completely blow an easy win....by making stupid mistakes....I'd be pretty PO'd myself.
Well geez. The man wears a cut off sweatshirt to ALL of his games? Does he ever wash the darn thing?
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.
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.
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I'm happy for Tony Dungy.
Very well done.
I ordered my jersey from another site. ;)
Maybe he is superstitious and thinks it's his lucky sweatshirt.
If so, it was completely useless for him tonight.
In my mind, they are still the Baltimore Colts.
Just playful baiting...
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.
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.
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?
Dungy kinda down played the African American thing during the trophy presentation.
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!