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  • Michael Sam mocks Johnny Manziel

    08/24/2014 5:12:12 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/24/14
    A pair of high-profile NFL rookies crossed paths Saturday night -- a meeting highlighted by Michael Sam mimicking Johnny Manziel. Sam, the first openly gay active player in NFL history, mocked Manziel's "money sign" after sacking the Heisman Trophy winner in the fourth quarter of the St. Louis Rams' preseason victory over the Cleveland Browns.
  • Keith Olbermann Calls on ESPN to Ban 'Redskins'

    08/24/2014 5:21:01 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Breitbart News
    On his Friday program, Keith Olbermann called on ESPN to "officially" ban the use of "Redskins." Citing Greg Gumbel, Tom Jackson, Peter King, Phil Simms, Mike Caray, Tony Dungy and others who have expressed concerns about using the team's name, Olbermann said that ESPN is the "conduit of sports" in the country while also being "loathe to be the news." Olbermann said that list of the words he and his colleagues cannot say on the air is "justifiably long" and "way less offensive than the name of the Washington team." He said he personally felt that "it is time for...
  • The Dungy Dogpile: Revered NFL coach causes media gay hysteria in a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    07/24/2014 2:41:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Tony Dungy is being proven right, and his critics in the media are helping him do it. Dungy, a well-respected coach and revered figure in the NFL community, currently finds himself at the bottom of a media dogpile because he said he would not draft St. Louis Rams rookie linebacker Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay NFL player earlier this year. “I wouldn’t have taken him,” Dungy told the Tampa Tribune in an article published this week. (Reporter Ira Kaufman later revealed that the quotation is from a separate interview he conducted with Dungy in February.) “Not because...
  • Defending Coach Dungy Against The Armies of Intolerance

    07/23/2014 7:56:50 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 23 replies
    Self | 1/23/14 | Me
    This entire Tony Dungy episode is a microcosm of a new slippery slope emerging in America. For the record, I truly don’t care if someone is gay or if they support gay marriage. What does it matter in a nation predicated upon freedom? However, if someone utters even a hint of negativity that can somehow be construed as the most infinitesimal slight against homosexuality, they are immediately barraged with contempt and scorn. I’m sorry, my apologies, I thought this was America where people are allowed to have an opinion without be conditioned? Tolerance and freedom of speech are not mutually...
  • 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.
  • Has Michael Vick Been Saved? God Dogs & Tony Dungy

    08/26/2009 2:02:15 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 19 replies · 1,668+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 8-26-09 | cakid1
    In Texas this week former Colts NFL coach Tony Dungy talked about faith and Michael Vick's return to the NFL. Dungy who visited Vick while he was in prison on the dog fighting conviction asked Vick: "I asked Michael, 'Where was the Lord in all of this?' because I wanted to know about his personal faith in Jesus."
  • 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...
  • President Bush Appoints Dungy

    08/15/2007 6:18:53 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 15 replies · 1,378+ views
    www.colts.com ^ | 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/ESPN.com ^ | 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...
  • Dungy Appearance Draws Protesters

    05/11/2007 11:37:28 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 37 replies · 1,808+ views
    Minnesota Monitor ^ | May 9, 2007 | Andy Birkey
    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...
  • Dungy to Pen Memoir

    04/05/2007 6:24:30 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 3 replies · 140+ views
    The Daily Herald ^ | April 5, 2007 | Jack Komperda
    Bears fans will remember him as the man who orchestrated their team’s Super Bowl demise. But a Carol Stream-based Christian publishing house hopes even disappointed Chicagoans can embrace a book detailing the story and life strategies of Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy. Tyndale House Publishers announced Wednesday it has reached a deal to publish “Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices and Priorities of a Winning Life.” Co-written by Nathan Whitaker, the memoir is to debut July 10.
  • 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...
  • (Jerry Falwell) Coach Dungy: Champion of the family

    03/24/2007 6:09:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 652+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/24/07 | Jerry Falwell
    This week, the Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy, appearing at a pro-traditional family meeting in Indiana, said he supports state legislation defining marriage as the union solely between one man and one woman. Speaking at the Indiana Family Institute, where he received a "Friend of Family" award, Coach Dungy said he embraces the stance of the organization, which works to protect traditional marriage. "We're not trying to downgrade anyone else," he stated. "But we're trying to promote the family – family values the Lord's way." Not surprisingly, his comments have drawn criticism from homosexual-rights organizations that...
  • Dungy's Gay-Marriage Comments Draw Support, Criticism

    03/23/2007 6:21:03 AM PDT · by Abathar · 32 replies · 1,177+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | 03/23/07 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Dungy is a deeply religious man who puts his faith first in his life, even above family and football. So his support of a proposed gay-marriage ban likely surprised few. What was surprising is the Indianapolis Colts' quiet coach shared his position publicly, sparking discussion about the impact of the Super Bowl winner's comments. Dungy caused a stir Tuesday when he accepted the "Friend of Family" award from the conservative Indiana Family Institute. The coach told the audience he supported the group's efforts to amend the Indiana constitution to define marriage as between one man and one...
  • Speaking out -- Dungy supports proposed gay-marriage ban in speech

    03/22/2007 5:47:03 PM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 14 replies · 762+ views
    CNNSI ^ | Thursday March 22, 2007 6:56PM | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Tony Dungy is a deeply religious man who puts his faith first in his life, even above family and football. So his support of a proposed gay-marriage ban likely surprised few. What was surprising is the Indianapolis Colts' quiet coach shared his position publicly, sparking discussion about the impact of the Super Bowl winner's comments.
  • Questions surface about Dungy public appearance

    03/11/2007 9:24:52 PM PDT · by AwesomePossum · 9 replies · 630+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS (March 10, 2007) -- Colts coach Tony Dungy's acceptance of an invitation to speak to a conservative Christian group should not be construed as an endorsement of the group's opposition to same-sex marriage, the head of the Indiana Family Institute said. Some local and national gay rights groups have questioned Dungy's decision to appear at a fundraising banquet this month for the institute, which has been a leading supporter of a proposed state constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between one man and one woman.
  • 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...
  • Dungy Gives the nod to God, not the liberals

    02/05/2007 6:41:29 PM PST · by ensignsj · 1 replies · 345+ views
    Rochester Pundit ^ | 2-5-07 | Rochester Pundit
    The good liberals in the media have been working overtime to pat themselves on the back for making a Super Bowl with two African American head coaches possible.
  • Colts' coach more proud of Christ than 'blackness'

    02/05/2007 9:33:13 AM PST · by Patriot28 · 140 replies · 4,471+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/5/07 | Joe Kovacs
    Super Bowl XLI had been hyped as a major social milestone in U.S. history, since for the time, the head coaches of both teams were black. But when the game was over and the Indianapolis Colts had defeated the Chicago Bears 29-17, the winning coach said Jesus Christ was more important than any racial moment. During the nationally televised post-game show on CBS, coach Tony Dungy was asked specifically about the "social significance." Jim Nantz of CBS Sports: This is one of those moments, Tony, where there is also social significance in this victory, and to have your hands on...
  • Nice Guy Finishes First (Warning to hypersensitive atheists: Biblical references herein.)

    02/05/2007 5:56:58 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 40 replies · 1,527+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Feb 5, 2007 | MARTIN FENNELLY
    MIAMI - OK, it didn't rain 40 days and 40 nights, but the deluge was Biblical enough. Anyway, if someone had built an ark, they would have slapped blinking lights and Hooters girls on it and had Prince sing from the crow's nest. It's the Super Bowl, after all. And then there would have been the problem of finding two of every kind. There's only one Tony Dungy. The morning Bible reading earlier in the week, before a walk on the beach with Indianapolis Colts assistant coach Clyde Christensen - yes, that Clyde - was about Moses leading the Israelites...
  • Winning with Class More Important than Race, Dungy Says

    01/26/2007 6:56:31 AM PST · by Military family member · 32 replies · 977+ views
    Colts.com ^ | January 26, 2007 | By John Oehser
    THE DUNGY WAYWinning with Class More Important than Race, Dungy Says INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Dungy knew what the topic would be this week. The Colts’ head coach said he knows, too, that his status as one of the first African-American head coaches to coach in the Super Bowl likely will be a constant theme from now until kickoff in Miami on February 4. But Dungy said this week something else is true: That while he is proud that he and Chicago Bears Head Coach Lovie Smith have become the first two African-American head coaches to coach in the Super Bowl,...
  • Tony Dungy Returns to Coach Colts

    12/29/2005 8:47:12 PM PST · by Kimmers · 6 replies · 523+ views
    WTHR ^ | 12/29/05 | AP News
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy rejoined his team Thursday, a week after his oldest son's death of an apparent suicide. Dungy is expected to be on the sidelines Sunday when the 13-2 Colts host Arizona in the regular season finale. Dungy met briefly with players and coaches Thursday and thanked them for their support since his 18-year-old son, James, was found unresponsive in his Tampa-area apartment Dec. 22. He was pronounced dead at University Community Hospital. Tony Dungy took the team plane from Indianapolis to Tampa, Fla., where he had coached the Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001....
  • Hundreds pay respect to Colts coach and son

    12/27/2005 1:59:50 PM PST · by indcons · 20 replies · 908+ views
    The Canton Repository ^ | Tuesday, December 27, 2005 | FRED GOODALL
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The steady stream of mourners came from various walks of life. Athletes, coaches, educators, civic leaders, politicians — even well-wishers off the street. With handshakes and hugs, Tony Dungy and his wife greeted them all. The Dungys took more than three hours to individually thank the hundreds of people for standing in line Monday night to pay respect to their eldest son, James, who was found dead in his apartment last week of an apparent suicide. NFL players past and present stopped by the tiny funeral home chapel to offer the couple their condolences. Some grievers...
  • Colts unsure when Dungy will return after son's funeral

    12/26/2005 12:14:38 PM PST · by mainepatsfan · 12 replies · 320+ views
    Colts unsure when Dungy will return after son's funeral Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts still don't know when Tony Dungy will return as coach. They do know they will be grieving with him Tuesday at the funeral of his 18-year-old son, who died in his Tampa, Fla., apartment last week, an apparent suicide. "I think it will be great for coach Dungy and I think it will be great for our team, our coaching staff and those people in the building who work with him day to day," Jim Caldwell, who is running the Colts in Dungy's absence,...
  • Entire team to attend funeral Tuesday in Florida

    12/24/2005 6:58:50 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies · 980+ views
    ESPN ^ | December 24, 2005 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Jim Caldwell is keeping things in perspective now that he's taken over as coach of the Indianapolis Colts while Tony Dungy deals with the death of his son. "This game is secondary to life itself and, obviously, there are a lot more important things than this," the assistant head coach said Friday. "But sometimes life throws you a curveball, and you have to adjust." Colts owner Jim Irsay will charter a plane to take the entire team, including players and staff, to the funeral of James Dungy, 18. Colts players wore "JD" decals on the back of their...
  • What Parents Can Learn from James Dungy's Website (Coach's son)

    12/23/2005 10:55:09 AM PST · by Cedar · 105 replies · 4,400+ views
    WFTS- ABC News ^ | 12/23/05
    What parents can learn from James Dungy's website TAMPA - Just hours after Tony Dungy's son was found dead, Action News learned of a website that James Dungy supposedly designed as his personal profile. Due to its controversial content, we wrestled with whether to publicize the site out of respect to the family. But after talking to a clinical psychologist, we learned there are benefits to discussing the site, such as getting a closer look at signs of trouble that you can watch for in your children. The first thing that popped up on James' site was a menacing picture...
  • For Those Who Knew Him, Apparent Suicide Shocking

    12/24/2005 10:10:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 92 replies · 4,582+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Dec 23, 2005 | BEN MONTGOMERY and HOWARD ALTMAN
    LUTZ - James Dungy wasn't afraid to pray in public, or to carry his Bible to meetings of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, or to ask a mother's permission to date her daughter. He bagged groceries at Publix to earn money, even though his dad was a coach in the National Football League. And even though the boy paced the sidelines in Indianapolis and Tampa in Tony Dungy's shadow, he didn't brag about it in high school hallways. "He was a nice kid, very nice boy, very friendly," said Zenon Andrusyshyn, the West Coast Florida area director for the Fellowship...
  • (Ruled Suicide) Medical examiner: 4-6 weeks to determine cause of Dungy's death

    12/23/2005 4:27:11 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 32 replies · 3,068+ views
    Associated Press (via Yahoo) ^ | December 23, 2005 | AP
    LUTZ, Fla. (AP) -- A medical examiner's preliminary report Friday confirmed that the 18-year-old son of Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy took his own life, although the cause of death will not be determined for four to six weeks. Dr. Jacqueline Lee released the findings and said there was no evidence of foul play. Lee ordered a toxicology study, and until it is finished the cause and manner of James Dungy's death are listed as pending. ADVERTISEMENT His girlfriend found him unresponsive early Thursday, Hillsborough County Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said. Carter said evidence at the scene indicated he had...
  • Tony Dungy's Son Found Dead in Apartment (Colts Coach's Son)

    12/22/2005 6:31:44 AM PST · by Frapster · 143 replies · 8,221+ views
    ESPN Radio | 12-22-06 | ESPN
    Anyone have any further details? This is horrible news for Coach Dungy. What an amazing man he is.
  • James Dungy (18), son of Tony Dungy, found dead [possible suicide]

    12/22/2005 6:48:59 AM PST · by jern · 1,906+ views
    James Dungy, son of Tony Dungy, found dead The Hillsborough County Sheriff's department is confirming the death of 18-year-old James Dungy. Dungy, the son of former Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy, was found dead in his North Tampa apartment by his girlfriend early this morning. A death investigation is going on now. At this time, it appears suicide is the cause of death. The sheriff's office reports an emergency call came in at 1:30 a.m. from Dungy's apartment at Campus Lodge Apartments near USF. Paramedics responded, finding Dungy not breathing. They attempted CPR on Dungy, then transported him to UCH hospital...