Colts coach Tony Dungy, on being the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl:
“I’m proud to be the first African-American coach to win this,” Dungy said during the trophy ceremony. “But again, more than anything, Lovie Smith and I are not only African-American but also Christian coaches, showing you can do it the Lord’s way. We’re more proud of that.”
Runner up – Colts owner Jim Irsay:
“Now there’s an awful lot of shining glory, even more than last time up here,” Irsay said. “But we’re giving it all to God again because that’s what got us here … sticking together and believing that we could, and I know God has looked after us on this journey and bonded us into such a tight family.”
Certain folks aren’t too happy about this public display of love, affection, and appreciation for God. Natch.
What did you think of last night’s ads? In case you missed ’em, Allah has video of some the ads run during the Bowl.
And of the subject of ads, a columnist at the NYT appears to have some issues with one of them – the Prudential ad (which Allah has on the linked page) – because he thinks it might have been designed to subtly mention Iraq (!?!?).
Speaking of Iraq, let’s here three cheers for the Baghdad Bowl!
Congrats, Colts fans
Caption: Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (18) hugs head coach Tony Dungy after the Colts beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. (AP Photo/David Duprey)