Smith and Dungy breach colour barrier for historic NFL showpiece

3 Comments » January 23rd, 2007 posted by // Categories: Favorite Articles

After a wait of 41 years for a black coach to reach the Super Bowl, suddenly there are two. With their teams’ victories over the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots, the Chicago Bears’ Lovie Smith and the Indianapolis Colts’ Tony Dungy finally broke through the sport’s last colour barrier.

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3 Responses to “Smith and Dungy breach colour barrier for historic NFL showpiece”

  1. NigerianMuse says:

    Super Bowl XLI

    "In chilly Chicago, the Bears put the explosive Saints offense on ice, winning the NFC Championship Game 39-14. Their opponent in Super Bowl XLI on Feb. 4 [2007] will be Indianapolis, as the Colts edged the Patriots 38-34 in a wild comeback win."



    Lovie Smith, Coach of the Chicago Bears

    Roster of Players:

    Nigerians on the Chicago Bears roster:

    Israel Idonije

    Adewale Ogunleye

    Oladele Brendon Ayanbadejo


    Tony Dungy, Coach of Indianapolis Colts

    Roster of Players:

    Howard University alum:
    Antoine Bethea


  2. Rotimi Ogunsuyi says:

    Now that the former "slave masters" are completing the emancipation of the former slaves, when will the former slaves and slave-sellers realize the slave trade is over?

    What say I, you ask. When will Nigeria realize we need to start using our own people to coach the Nigerian Green Eagles. Every time there is a national coaching vacancy, we are never done until we unearth some oyibo guy, no matter how washed-up.

    I yield the podium to you for further comments.

    Go Bears.

  3. MoAl says:

    Goo Indianapolis Colts! … Peyton Manning, Tony Dungy sorely deserves this one …

    Yes, I agree, we should look within to restore prominence to the national team, however, as long as we WIN, most supporters (myself included) will be hard pressed to complain. If losing becomes more common, that is a different story

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