Friday, January 13, 2006

A Coach You'd Hate To Beat

Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy comes off as such a nice guy that it would almost be a shame if the Pittsburgh Steelers beat his team in the upcoming playoff game.

When I was taking confirmation classes at a suburban Lutheran church about 24 years ago, Tony visited the Sunday School to talk to the teenagers about a group called the Brotherhood of Christian Athletes. I was very curious about what he had to say, though it was hard for him to stay focused, as most of the guys in the room wanted to talk about FOOTBALL. Go figure.

An article in this morning's paper tells us that he is even more steadfast in his faith than ever, despite (or perhaps because of) the recent death of his son. If you ever have an opportunity to hear Tony Dungy speak, don't pass it up. It will be worth your while.

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