Monday, February 05, 2007


The Super Bowl is one of the biggest media events of the year. People around the world watch every part of it from the commercials that have become their own event, to the game itself, which at times can seem anti-climatic. But this years game gave us something refreshing in both of the head coaches. Not that they were the first African America, though they were, but rather that they both were outspoken followers of Jesus Christ. Lovie Smith, the coach of the Bears and Tony Dungy the coach of the Colts are not only great friends but followers of Christ. In the post game interview on national television seen my millions, Dungy, the winning coach was asked about being the first African American to win a Super Bowl, he gave this answer;

Tony Dungy: "I'll tell you what. I'm proud to be representing African-American coaches, to be the first African-American to win this. It means an awful lot to our country. But again, more than anything, I've said it before, Lovie Smith and I, not only the first two African-Americans, but Christian coaches showing that you can win doing it the Lord's way. And we're more proud of that"

Note his words, "more than anything". It is more important to Dungy that he represent Christ in his life than the fact he is a black man. It was a great answer that displayed the humble boldness with which he conducts his life. The Associated Press carried his answer on their wires services, but Bloomberg News shamefully cut the reference to being a Christian, in their reporting. That normally would be troubling, but not in this case, as the Lord has raised up a man who will speak for the next few months all over the world and to be sure he will give witness to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. That is more powerful than the color of his skin!

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pastor tom