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  • (POLL) Did You Think Tony Dungy’s Comments on Michael Sam Were Out of Line???

    07/23/2014 3:37:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 21, 2014
    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Tony Dungy told the Tampa Tribune that he would NOT have drafted Michael Sam if he were still coaching. “I wouldn’t have taken him,’’ said former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. “It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.’ What are your thoughts on Coach Dungy’s statements???
  • Why Tony Dungy’s comments about Michael Sam aren’t really a surprise

    07/22/2014 10:19:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/22/14 | Cindy Boren
    Michael Sam may not be a distraction this week at the St. Louis Rams training camp, but the same cannot be said about Tony Dungy. The former coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts found himself drawing criticism for telling the Tampa Tribune that, if he were still coaching today, he wouldn’t have drafted Sam “(n)ot because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.
  • Why Tony Dungy wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam

    07/21/2014 2:27:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    SI ^ | July 21, 2014 | Doug Farrar
    "I wouldn’t have taken him. Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. “It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.’’ That's what former NFL defensive back and head coach Tony Dungy told Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune when asked about the prospects for rookie defensive end Michael Sam. Of course, Sam is the league's first openly gay player, and though many league executives and players may feel exactly that way, Dungy may feel the courage to speak to his own...
  • Michael Vick Changed Man? Shares Faith in Jesus Christ

    02/09/2010 7:20:41 PM PST · by cakid1 · 26 replies · 727+ views
    CBS47 ^ | 2-9-10 | CAKID1
    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is a changed man... At least that was part of his theme at the annual Super Bowl Breakfast this past Saturday. He spoke publicly about his faith in Jesus Christ. (Former Colts coach Tony Dungy was with him) Vick told the group that God was again the first priority in his life. "I feel I'm in the back seat now and God is in the front."
  • Rush Limbaugh Talks to Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy Part 1

    10/15/2009 7:55:38 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 14 replies · 1,024+ views
    You Tube ^ | Rush Limbaugh
    You Tube clip of Rush Limbaugh's interview with Tony Dungy talking about Dungy's second book, Uncommon.
  • Dungy: Limbaugh had right to go through NFL process

    10/15/2009 1:24:28 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 18 replies · 1,356+ views
    Dan Patrick Show ^ | Ocotber 15, 2009
    Dungy thought Rush Limbaugh should have had the opportunity to go through the whole process of applying to buy an NFL team. Dungy said that the owners of the teams should have been able to vote on Limbaugh's bid. Not the general public. Dungy said judging potential owners on external things can be very dangerous. It takes a more thorough process. "We don't have any minority ownership in the NFL right now, Dungy said. "It's the same thing."
  • Tony Dungy to meet with suspended QB Vick

    04/26/2009 11:09:43 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 38 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | 04.25.09
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Tony Dungy will meet with suspended QB Michael Vick in early May. Dungy is expected to be a kind of sponsor for Vick as he attempts to achieve reinstatement. Mortensen also said that Vick is very likely to be let back in the league this season.
  • Dungy doesn't make Obama's list (too Christian for the 0)

    04/06/2009 1:57:17 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 33 replies · 1,459+ views
    Politico ^ | 4-6-09 | Josh Gerstein
    President Barack Obama is filling out his advisory council on faith-based groups without appointing a well-known football coach, who was reportedly invited to the join the panel but drew fire from liberal groups for his opposition to gay marriage. On Monday, the White House said Obama named a diverse group of nine Americans to join the 16 designated when the board to advise his Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Initiative was announced two months ago. However, former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy is not on the list the White House distributed Monday. Dungy’s potential appointment drew flak from liberal groups such...
  • Exclusive: Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy Invited to Join White House Faith Council

    03/31/2009 8:24:04 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 649+ views
    USNews ^ | 3-31-09 | Dan Gilgoff
    The White House has invited recently retired NFL Coach Tony Dungy, whose outspoken Christian faith fueled his 2007 support for a gay marriage ban and has won accolades from evangelical leaders, to join its Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. News has learned. The invitation is likely to draw praise from conservative evangelical groups and criticism from liberals and gay rights activists. Dungy has long been active with evangelical Christian charities like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Prison Crusade Ministry, along with other nonprofit groups, including Big Brothers Big Sisters and the United Way. Leading the...
  • BREAKING: Tony Dungy expected to announce retirement this afternoon

    01/12/2009 10:20:22 AM PST · by Military family member · 27 replies · 909+ views
    Tribune-Star ^ | 1/12/2009 | Tom James
    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 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...
  • Dungy Stepping Down As Colts Coach

    01/12/2009 10:13:57 AM PST · by Abathar · 16 replies · 631+ views
    Theindychannel,com ^ | 01/12/08 | Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy has told the Colts organization that he will step down. 6Sports' Dave Furst confirmed an earlier report that Dungy told the organization he plans to retire. Dungy was saying goodbye to players and employees at the Colts complex late Monday morning, Fox Sports said. Dungy has been considering his future with the team for more than a week. The Colts scheduled a 5 p.m. news conference to announce the decision officially. ESPN had previously reported that Dungy met with Colts owner Jim Irsay on Sunday and gave Irsay his decision on Monday...
  • Dungy Shares Message With Students

    05/09/2008 8:05:40 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 5 replies · 111+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | May 8, 2008 | Jose Patino Girona
    They invested 24 days and an estimated 98,000 words to complete Tony Dungy's memoir, "Quiet Strength." Jefferson High School teachers read the book to their students from January to March as part of the One Book, One School project. Today, the 1,800 students heard from the Super Bowl-winning coach himself. A goal of Dungy's 2007 book is to motivate people to live productive lives even when facing adversity. Based on the reaction at Jefferson High, it achieved its mission.
  • Dungy's life work begins after football but NFL lucky to have him

    02/09/2008 3:04:18 AM PST · by rhema · 8 replies · 199+ views ^ | January 22, 2008 | Len Pasquarelli
    In the penultimate paragraph of his best-selling book, "Quiet Strength," a work whose subject matter certainly transcends the folly and fleeting stardom of sport, Tony Dungy wrote this: "I coach football. But the good I can do to glorify God along the way is my real purpose." For one more year at least, perhaps even a little longer than that, Dungy will continue to moonlight in those pursuits, to address with great purpose the duality of his life, and to chase both his ultimate vocation and his higher-profile avocation. And for at least one more season we're all the richer...
  • Super Bowl- Video of the Declaration of Independence reading - (Wonderful!)

    02/04/2008 8:58:05 AM PST · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 459+ views
    FoxSports/YouTube ^ | 2-3-08 | Fox Sports
    This was presented just before the beginning of the Super Bowl yesterday, a Fox Sports Super Bowl tradition. Speakers include: Jim Brown, Don Shula, Roger Staubach, Marie Tillman (widow of Pat), Ronnie Lott, Ozzie Newsome, Teddy Bruschi, Paul Tagliabue, Lovie Smith, Steve Largent, Peyton Manning, Tony Dungy and more. Well done and moving.
  • "Clinton Calls out Bleeding Heart Cheapskates"

    09/04/2007 2:41:03 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 54 replies · 1,619+ views
    Publishers Weekly ^ | September 4, 2007 | Lynn Andriani
    Sporting a suit, a tie and a slight sunburn, Clinton spoke to an audience that included former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Harvard intellectual Cornel West, Food Network star Rachael Ray and a host of philanthropists. Smiley introduced Clinton, saying, "I make a prediction that in a few hours this book will be at the top of the New York Times bestseller list."
  • InVALUEable [Colts' Coach Tony Dungy]

    08/24/2007 4:29:49 AM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies · 667+ views
    Sharing the Victory (FCA) ^ | August 2007 | Jill Ewert
    It was a testament to the reputation of Tony Dungy. When STV approached athletes, coaches and members of the media—both Christian and not—about lessons they’d learned from the Indianapolis Colts’ head coach, the average rate of return on the quote request was less than a day. That never happens. But when it comes to Tony Dungy, it seems that people are more than willing, even eager, to express their awe and admiration for him—a man who has been through so much in so little time. Perhaps the words of ESPN’s Chris Berman expressed it most clearly: “Tony Dungy is probably...
  • President Bush Appoints Dungy

    08/15/2007 6:18:53 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 15 replies · 1,378+ views ^ | August 14, 2007 | John Oehser
    President Bush Announces Intention to Appoint Dungy to Council TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Tony Dungy took his own advice. When the President of the United States calls, the Colts' Head Coach once told Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, you pretty much have to answer. Now, Dungy has done just that. Dungy, who in February coached the Colts to their first Super Bowl title in 36 years and who this summer became a New York Times best-selling author, will serve in the Bush Administration, the White House announced Tuesday. President George W. Bush on Tuesday announced his intention to appoint Dungy to...
  • Dungy Memoir No.1 on NY Times

    08/02/2007 6:56:22 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 4 replies · 216+ views
    Associated Press/ ^ | August 1, 2007 | Associated Press
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Already best on the field, Tony Dungy is now tops in the bookstore. Six months after becoming the first black coach to win a Super Bowl, he's about to grab the No. 1 spot on The New York Times' bestseller list. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Tony Dungy was on a whirlwind tour this summer. He was at the ESPYs, on "The Late Show" with David Letterman and stopped by "The Tonight Show" as well to promote his best-selling book. His memoir, "Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life," on Sunday will claim...
  • WashPost Blogger: Tony Dungy's Religious, Just Like 9/11 Aggressors And Racists

    03/28/2007 1:47:27 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 24 replies · 994+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/28/2007 | Tim Graham
    Those who remember how quickly the leftists drove conservative blogger Ben Domenech out of the Washington Post blogging corps after three days (with no conservative replacement) should know that the liberal cast of bloggers remain untouched (and perhaps, in some cases, unread). I've been tipped to one Emil Steiner today, taking off after Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy for supporting a marriage-protection bill in Illinois. This, to Steiner, makes him akin to the religious folks who brought 9/11, not to mention foolish religious advocates of "racial purity, ethnic cleansing, and drinking the Kool Aid." Most importantly, Steiner thought Dungy's position...
  • Sports, religion strange bedfellows (CHICAGO SPORTS "JOURNALIST" LAYS INTO INDY COACH TONY DUNGY)

    02/11/2007 7:48:24 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 86 replies · 2,335+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 11, 2007 | RICK TELANDER Sun-Times Columnist
    Everybody thinks Indianapolis Colts coach and Super Bowl XLI champion Tony Dungy is a great guy. Including me. His calm, considerate approach to the violent game of football is a refreshing departure from the manic, brutal skill set of so many other coaches. Yet there is a part of Dungy's philosophy that troubles me -- and, I believe, many others -- and that is his insistence upon making proper coaching not just a matter of good heart but of religious zeal, even dogma. God, he said, was responsible for the Colts' 29-17 victory against the Bears. Indeed, in the relatively...