Feb 8, 2007

The Colts and Coach Dungy's Faith

I have to say I was pretty pumped that the Colts won the Super Bowl. Not because I don’t like the Bears, I do, and I was really pulling for Rex Grossman to do well, although he was arguably the Colts MVP. I just thought it was time for Peyton Manning and Tony Dungy to win the big game.

I highly respect Coach Dungy for not only vocalizing his faith so many times during his acceptance speech, but because he hasn’t wavered from that faith over the years. It's easy for athletes, movie stars, and music moguls to thank God in their speeches, it's an entirely different thing to live it day to day and be known for your faith.

Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn said this of his former coach, "He never gives you room to question his faith."
Through the loss of his son James in 2005 to the biggest win of his career, Tony Dungy has remained consistent.

"You may not win the Super Bowl. Your kids may not go on to be doctors and lawyers and everything may not go perfectly. That doesn't mean it was a bad plan or the wrong thing. It's just like a football season. Everything's not going to go perfect. You're going to have some losses that you're going to have to bounce back from and some things that are a little unforeseen that you're going to have to deal with. It's how you work your way through things.
The Lord has a plan. We always think the plans are A, B, C and D, and everything is going to be perfect for us and it may not be that way, but it's still his plan."
Coach Tony Dungy, Indianapolis Colts

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Quotes and photos in this blog adapted from espn.com