Congratulations to the Indianapolis Colts

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  1. ncsugrad

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    What a classy organization with the most humble head coach out there. That just goes to prove that a Christian run organization can reach the pinnacle of it's sport. It was wonderful to hear the owner of the Colts express his thanks to glorify God, and of course Tony Dungy saying how it was great to see 2 black coaches in the Superbowl, but even more important to have 2 Christian head coaches represented.

    The Colts aren't my favorite team, but they have certainly earned my respect. It's hard not to root for those guys. Thank the Lord for Tony Dungy and the Colts, as they were messengers representing the Christian faith last night. We need more sports professionals like Dungy that wear their faith on their sleeve. :applause:

    Also, congratulations to the Bears and Lovie Smith, who is also a wonderful Christian coach and friend of Tony Dungy. Smith showed and lot of class by congratulating the Colts, saying if he couldn't win then there was no better team to lose to than the Colts.
     
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  2. Dale-c

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    Wait, if they are such wonderful Christians, why are they competing with CHurch every sunday?
    I for one get tired of athletes who talk like they are christians in front of the camera but never show it.

    Wow.
    Anyway, the colts are actually my favorite team since I am from Central Indiana.
    However, some of the treachery that has surrounded the building of their new stadium has me disgusted with the entire league.

    Anyway, I was glad to see an Indy team finally win but....Christian? I doubt it.
     
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    It was indeed wonderful to hear him say this (and I quote)

    "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."

    I was able to watch quite a few games this year and not miss morning, evening, OR choir practice.

    Glorify God in your employment. Coach Dungy did just that. :applause:

    Debbie Mc
     
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    I'm not saying the league or the entire Colts organization is perfect, but a fact of the matter is the team's owner and coach are professing Christians. If they're gonna play the game... I'd like a humble professing Christian to win it.
     
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    Yes, that's the quote I was looking. Thanks!
     
  6. Jimmy C

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    My favorite post superbowl quote so far

    1st Quarter - Good Rex
    2nd Quarter - Bad Rex
    2nd half Train Rex

    Laughed for about ten min over that one!
     
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    By the way, did you hear the announcers talking about how Dungy addresses his team - always in a conversational voice, he never yells. He also never cusses. the one time one of his people heard him cuss was when he said he was going on the best @@@@ sports show on fox. His friend said tony you just cussed, Dungy replied that yes he had and that was the last time he was going to say the title of that program

    I dont know if Dungy is a Christian, but from my perspective 2000 miles away, he walks the walk better than most. If he says that he is a Christian I for one will believe him and leave it between him and God
     
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    I quite agree, Dale, It is hypocritical Christianity at best. They tell the world of unbelief that it is ok to desecrate the Lord's Day.

    I well remember the Scottish athlete who refused to run his favoured race because it was on a Sunday. He ran a race he had never run before and won. It was not on Sunday. That is God honouring to be sure. He had a testimony worth hearing.

    There was a Wesleyan Church in Ottawa that showed the game on their big screen in violation of copyright laws, held a party in the church, all on a Sunday. What does that tell the world? You can not only desecrate the Lord's Day, but you can also break the law. Just what does being a Christian mean?

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Regarding, the faith of the Colts organization, I could not find evidence for the owner's faith, other than he's known for quoting secular rock and roll lyrics. I did find that they have a Catholic priest for the team chaplain (presumably chosen by the owner?) and Tony Dungy went to a Catholic high school. Thus, on the surface, it would seem that the Colts are a Catholic organization rather than a Christian one.
     
  10. ncsugrad

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    Look, I can't see into the hearts of the owner and Coach Dungy and know for sure where their faith lies. All I'm saying is it was good to see both of them giving thanks and praise to God. From all accounts of the words those two men spoke last night, and what I've read in the past, I feel as though they are brothers in Christ. I'm not out to judge them.

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    Yes, Eric Liddel if I know who you are thinking of.

    A Christian example for us all.
    The movie they made about him was a little dramatized but the principle was true.

    I thought it was quite interesting that he won his untrained race and not only that, but set a world record for the time.

    Truly done in a Christian way.
     
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    Some people are just never satisifed. They will find a way to throw stones no matter what happens.

    Christians today should be happy and rejoicing that such fine Christian men were in the spotlight for all the world to see, yet instead many decide to throw stones.

    People never cease to amaze me.
     
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    Agreed! The game is going to be played whether there are Christian men involved or not. No one knows how the words and actions of Coach Dungy or Coach Smith might affect someone who was sitting there watching the game, or how their influence has affected all the men on their teams. Someone may be sitting on the fence trying to come to a decision about Christ, and the words of one of those men may touch their heart to come to Jesus. You just never know.

    We are to be the reflection of Christ in all we do. Dungy and Smith just happen to be football coaches, and their reflection of Christ shone brightly last night for everyone to see.
     
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    Agreed as well.


    Rufus wrote:

    Wait a minute. This is your criticism of Dungy? That he went to a Catholic high school? What does this have to do with anything? Dungy is one of the classiest guys in all of football, publicly praises God, does all the right things, is known for never raising his voice, never cussing, never doing the things that we can't stand to see athletes do, but gets criticized for going to a Catholic high school.

    Unbelieveable. :tonofbricks:


    No doubt about that.
     
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    Dale what day do you suggest that football games be played on?? How will people accept this change???
    Faithgirl
     
  16. Dale-c

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    Well, lets see:

    I really don't care which day, there are 6 to choose from.
    God demands one.

    As for how people accept the change...what difference does that make?
    Are we worried the NFL might lose money???
     
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    Not a criticism so much as a delineation that, since he went to a private Catholic school and since he sent his son to a Catholic school then I'm speculating that he's Catholic. This combined with the fact that the Colts have a Catholic chaplain, suggests that the organization is more Catholic than Christian. I'm a Baptist, and in my worldview, I do not serve the same god as the Roman Catholic Church does and I believe Catholics should be evangelized to, not praised as being model Christians.

    "I'm fortunate to have been asked to be a part of this organization and what I'm doing to promote our Catholic faith," he [father Gallagher] said about his volunteer ministry [Colts Chaplain].​
     
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    I'm not saying that Dungy is Baptist, but he does attend Northside New Era Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis. Before that when he was Tampa's coach he attended Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa.

    www.biblicalrecorder.com/content/news/2007/02_02_2007/ne020207super.shtml
     
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    I guess since God rested on the 7th day, and NFL games are played on the first day - the NFL is ok - now those college boys are in trouble playing those games on the sabbath!!
     
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    First off, what was said during the Super Bowl about Dungy was amazing - these guys were acting amazed that Godly behavior can be done in the NFL! Then Dungy and the owner of the Colts (sorry, not into football much but watched the game yesterday) totally give praise to God in the ceremony and interviews - what a wonderful thing to watch.

    As for the Catholic school, I went to Catholic school - AFTER I was saved!! I went to Catholic school from 7th through 12th grades - because I didn't want to go to the public school and the only Christian school in the area wouldn't let us go because my parents went to different churches (my dad was not yet saved). So, the Catholic school it was. I hope no one looks at that and says that I'm not a Christian!! I never thought that going to Catholic school could ruin my testimony.

    Well, some of these posts are just one more proof that the Christian army is the only one who aims it's guns at it's own. :rolleyes:

    You DO know these football players have chapel, right? So they DON'T miss church. And many of them are involved in regular churches off-season. We had a few in our old church from the Jets. :D
     

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