Sunday, February 04, 2007
The Winners of the Super Bowl
Yeah, I'm posting this 1 1/2 hours before the game, but I already know of winners of today's big event.
Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith are two men who deserve to be coaching in the Super Bowl. They exemplify character and strength. And they are both committed Christians.
"God is the center of my life," Smith told the media during a Super Bowl press conference earlier this week. "It controls all that I do. I hope I don't have to spend my time telling my players I'm a Christian. I hope they see it in my life every day."
I've always been a Dallas Cowboys fan, but I am relieved that we are rid of the Big Tuna, Bill Parcells. He is seen as a coach in control, but it is by intimidating and berating his players. In contrast, Tony Dungy has this to say of his sideline rival for today:
"He does things the right way," Dungy said of Smith after the Colts and Bears each won their conference championship games. "No profanity, no intimidation, just helping his guys the best he can—and that's the way I try to do it. I think it's great that we're able to show the world not only that African-American coaches can do it, but Christian coaches can do it in a way that we can still win."
I don't care who you root for in this game. I really don't have a strong opinion who wins in this one. But I would like people to know about the great type of men that will be coaching their teams this Sunday.
"The Lord set this up in a way that no one would believe it," Dungy said after the Colts and Bears advanced to the Super Bowl. "The Lord tested us a lot this year, but he set this up to get all the glory."
All quotes are from the Christianity Today web article "Christian Coaches Face Off for Super Bowl XLI".