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Dungy Appearance Draws Protesters
Minnesota Monitor ^ | May 9, 2007 | Andy Birkey

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.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: colts; homosexualagenda; tonydungy
These people just don't stop. One of the classiest gentlemen in the world and they are protesting him.
1 posted on 05/11/2007 11:37:31 AM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: cdga5for4

I’m not a Colts fan, nor a Bucs fan, but this makes me mad.........


2 posted on 05/11/2007 11:40:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: cdga5for4

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.


3 posted on 05/11/2007 11:40:50 AM PDT by MovementConservative (Run Fred run.)
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To: cdga5for4

Mpls/St. Paul protest community at work.


4 posted on 05/11/2007 11:42:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: cdga5for4

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!


5 posted on 05/11/2007 11:42:29 AM PDT by meandog (McCain or Thompson, and 2nd Amendment rights...)
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To: Red Badger

Diversity of opinion is one thing.......as long as it agrees with us.


6 posted on 05/11/2007 11:43:46 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: meandog

It will be interesting to see how much he gets protested when his book comes out this summer. What a bunch of dopes.


7 posted on 05/11/2007 11:44:35 AM PDT by cdga5for4 (www.coachdungy.com)
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To: cdga5for4

~grin~

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


8 posted on 05/11/2007 11:45:39 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
You ain't seen nothin' yet. Just wait until the Republican Convention.

Whoever decided to have it in the twin cities needs a brain transplant.

9 posted on 05/11/2007 11:47:43 AM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: cdga5for4

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.


10 posted on 05/11/2007 11:47:53 AM PDT by Adder (Can we bring back stoning again? Please?)
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To: cdga5for4

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.


11 posted on 05/11/2007 11:48:57 AM PDT by MadAnthony1776 ("liberalism" = "do as I say, not as I do")
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To: cdga5for4

Welcome to Minnesota....land of 10,000 lakes and one damned fish!


12 posted on 05/11/2007 11:49:34 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: cdga5for4
Tony is all class

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.

13 posted on 05/11/2007 11:50:31 AM PDT by llevrok (Truth is the enemy of the lie.)
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To: cdga5for4

There’s that famous lefty tolerance for all viewpoints.


14 posted on 05/11/2007 11:50:35 AM PDT by james500
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To: massgopguy

Liberals love free speech, as long as you don’t say something they don’t like........


15 posted on 05/11/2007 11:51:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: cdga5for4
Those who adore destruction abhor those who represent achievements in constructiing things (whether they are championship teams, cohesive families, or civilizations).

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.

16 posted on 05/11/2007 11:54:22 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Red Badger
"We just want to the government to get out of our bedrooms!

... Oh, yeah, we also want to hijack all public forums and shout down anyone whom we perceive as being not completely on our side."

17 posted on 05/11/2007 11:55:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: cdga5for4; Red Badger

if it makes you feel any better, that’s a whopping .00000796% of the population of the US protesting...


18 posted on 05/11/2007 12:00:54 PM PDT by verum ago (The Iranian Space Agency: set phasers to jihad!)
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To: cdga5for4
On a more general note, why does our society allow the tail to wag the dog? These "protesters" invariably come from the same tiny core group of maladjusted discontents that - for lack of better and more productive things to do with their sorry lives - disrupt every public event they can with their ridiculous and petty agendas.

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.

19 posted on 05/11/2007 12:05:40 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 74 days away from outliving Curt Hennig (whoever he is))
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To: verum ago

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.........


20 posted on 05/11/2007 12:09:39 PM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: cdga5for4
Nearly two-dozen

That's even smaller than a competing team!!
21 posted on 05/11/2007 12:13:25 PM PDT by true_blue_texican (...against all enemies, foreign and domestic...)
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To: geezerwheezer

You mean I caught them all? Never a shortage when gramps took me fishing! Mmmmmm, bullheads... :)


22 posted on 05/11/2007 12:13:26 PM PDT by derllak
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To: cdga5for4

I recently read an article about Dungy in S.I. He’s truly an incredibly classy person. You may need some tissues:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/rick_reilly/05/07/dungy0430/


23 posted on 05/11/2007 12:17:17 PM PDT by JZelle
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To: cdga5for4
Hmmmm...protesting a black man. Did the protest look like this?


24 posted on 05/11/2007 12:19:52 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: cdga5for4
By protesting such a classy, stand-up guy like Tony Dungy, they're only hurting their cause.

Would that we had 1,000 Tony Dungys or every 1 GLBQTYABBADABBADOO weirdo in this country
25 posted on 05/11/2007 12:21:25 PM PDT by Antoninus (P!ss off an environmentalist wacko . . . have more kids.)
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To: cdga5for4
Nearly two-dozen University of Minnesota students demonstrated at an appearance by University of Minnesota alumnus and longtime NFL coach Tony Dungy

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.

26 posted on 05/11/2007 12:23:11 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: cdga5for4
Cultural center co-chairwoman Elysa Hays said the point was more to spotlight the university's inconsistencies. "Diversity of opinion is one thing, but the university's stance on these issues is that they affirm GLBT identities and that we are welcome at the university. To honor someone who believes the opposite just seems inconsistent."

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?

27 posted on 05/11/2007 12:26:20 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: MuttTheHoople
Did the protest look like this?

Maybe it looked like this.

the6thfloor.blogspot.com

28 posted on 05/11/2007 12:31:56 PM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: lesser_satan
I was just talking to a pal up in Duluth. He mentioned the Gunflint Trail area is on fire. What happened ? I thought the area had plenty of rain...
29 posted on 05/11/2007 12:43:02 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: cdga5for4

30 posted on 05/11/2007 12:47:22 PM PDT by Corporate Law (<>< - Xavier Basketball - Perennial Slayer Of #1 Ranked Teams)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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.


31 posted on 05/11/2007 1:01:26 PM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: lesser_satan

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.


32 posted on 05/11/2007 1:07:12 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Teacher317

Good post.


33 posted on 05/11/2007 1:17:15 PM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: cdga5for4

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!!


34 posted on 05/11/2007 1:43:58 PM PDT by raisincane (Dims think we're all oblivious to the obvious)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"We just want to the government to get out of our bedrooms!

But the libs don't mind the gov. in our bank accounts!

35 posted on 05/11/2007 2:08:46 PM PDT by llevrok (Truth is the enemy of the lie.)
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Maybe ping tomorrow!


36 posted on 05/11/2007 9:01:42 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Only those who thirst for the truth will know the truth.)
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To: cdga5for4

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.


37 posted on 05/11/2007 10:58:57 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Hunter/Thompson)
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To: cdga5for4
The homosexual agenda isn't nor ever has been about tolerance -- it is about forced acceptance of homosexuality.

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.

38 posted on 05/12/2007 9:23:10 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky
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