Skip to comments.Dungy Appearance Draws Protesters
Posted on 05/11/2007 11:37:28 AM PDT by cdga5for4
Nearly two-dozen University of Minnesota students demonstrated at an appearance by University of Minnesota alumnus and longtime NFL coach Tony Dungy at Mariucci Arena on Tuesday afternoon. Dungy played football for the Golden Gophers in the early 1970s and has coached for numerous NFL teams, most notably as head coach for the Indianapolis Colts, champions of Super Bowl XLI. He was honored by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association with an Outstanding Achievement Award presented as part of a celebration of the TCF stadium deal.
Dungy sparked a minor controversy in March when he was honored at the Indiana Family Institute and in a speech said he supported a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and a ban on marriage-like benefits. "We're not trying to downgrade anyone else. But we're trying to promote the family -- family values the Lord's way," Dungy said at the dinner last month. His statements generated criticism among LGBT groups in Indiana and the nation.
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I’m not a Colts fan, nor a Bucs fan, but this makes me mad.........
If you aren’t considered the enemy by these people, then there is something wrong. Dungy is class, a word those protesters can’t even spell.
Mpls/St. Paul protest community at work.
I was in college in Minnesota when Dungy was quarterbacking the Golden Gophers. He is about the best thing that ever happened to the state...and, if these students cannot see that, they should change the U. of Minnesota mascot from the gopher to the state’s bird: The loon!
Diversity of opinion is one thing.......as long as it agrees with us.
It will be interesting to see how much he gets protested when his book comes out this summer. What a bunch of dopes.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.Ye are the salt of the earth...Matthew 5:11-13
Whoever decided to have it in the twin cities needs a brain transplant.
And Dungy is absolutely right in what he is saying.
Family, the man woman family, is why the “special considerations” are there in the first place. Its not just there for the asking amd mean people are refusing to grant them.
Libs can’t stand a man of principle. This world would be a much better place with more Tony Dungys than they would be with those protesting him.
Welcome to Minnesota....land of 10,000 lakes and one damned fish!
A few years ago, my nephew's best friend was an offensive lineman for the Bucs and Tony. He'd played many years up to when Tony left the Bucs for the Colts. The friend was at the end of his career and was cut under the new coaching team.
That left him about a year between a good pension and getting a great pension (NFL's pension).
Tony got wind of this and got him a Colt's contract for one year.
Peter suited up for and played in 5 games giving him enough seniority for that better pension. And retired on his terms.
There’s that famous lefty tolerance for all viewpoints.
Liberals love free speech, as long as you don’t say something they don’t like........
Isn't it interesting that vitually all of our greatest enemies and detractors are reknown for their lack of ability to create or be productive? The entire Middle East, sans oil and Isreal, has the GDP of Belgium. Liberals rail against virtually any and all energy production. Environmentalists oppose construction of almost any kind. Democrats incessantly seek to weaken our military greatness. Urban culture eschews and belittles educational paths to success. Pro-choice folk seek the destroy those "mere cells" that are busy creating a miracle. Unions organize to minimize productivity and profitability. The Brady crowd wants to prevent me from being able to protect myself and others, thus minimizing the protective shield that civil society needs. The media has done an exceptional job of ensuring that no group of productive or helpful people can gain and hold the trust of others.
It is always easier to destroy than create. Creation always takes time and great effort.
... Oh, yeah, we also want to hijack all public forums and shout down anyone whom we perceive as being not completely on our side."
if it makes you feel any better, that’s a whopping .00000796% of the population of the US protesting...
The press conference these rabble-rousers regularly receive is far out of proportion to their numbers. You could have a gathering of 5,000 people for a speech but if five freaks show up with signs and chants, that is all you ready about the next day in the papers.
A wild chimpanzee male will intimidate his fellow rivals for the troop leadership by breaking off tree branches and shaking them at the other males to make it seem like he is bigger and badder than they are. This is no different.........
You mean I caught them all? Never a shortage when gramps took me fishing! Mmmmmm, bullheads... :)
I recently read an article about Dungy in S.I. He’s truly an incredibly classy person. You may need some tissues:
THAT many? Wow, what a crowd! I wonder how many were in the crowd who came expressly because they DID like him? I guess they were not worthy of mention.
This goober can't seem to see the inconsistencey in her own statement. Has the University REFUSED to honor any of Ms. Hays compatriots? I seriesly doubt it, so why fuss when someone with a DIVERSE opinion is honored?
Maybe it looked like this.
It’s apparently been very windy and very low humidity up there. And there was a massive blow-down of trees there seven or eight years ago, and the evnviro-whackos wouldn’t let logging companies go in and clean it up, so there’s assloads of fuel to keep the fire going.
I remember the blow down story. Pity that some enterprising paper mill couldn’t make a few zillion rolls of Brawny Towels for Sheryl Crow.
I seen Coach Dungy last week in Indianapolis. He has a great message to share and does it with great experiences from his past. Yes he is a classy man! He brought the trophy with him, too!!
But the libs don't mind the gov. in our bank accounts!
Maybe ping tomorrow!
They couldn’t even get 24 measly people? Tony should be proud people like that are opposing him. These are the left wing nuts that want to destroy the family by ruining marriage and aborting the children. If only there were more Tony Dungys in the world. Tony is a class act, and I root for the Colts along with the home team every year.
Now, supporting traditional marriage or having certain religious views against homosexual behavior will result in harrassment by homosexuals and their allies, no matter how they are presented.