Re: For the Dungy Lovers @ BDC
posted at 8/27/2009 11:11 AM EDT
In Response to Re: For the Dungy Lovers @ BDC
[QUOTE]And now for the infinite NEP fan whine - (with sniffles please) "How come Dungy is revered but Belichick isn't?"
Posted by underdogg[/QUOTE]
This is your post, dogg.
Can you see it?
Now remind me again how you weren't the one who brought Belichick into it?
See . . . this is why a lot of the mean kids around here don't like you.
Because you're full of sh!t.
I like to keep an open mind, and you actually make a good point when you say that Belichick would rather be left alone. All he wants to do is coach the team. He's not a salesman. He doesn't have a product (unless maybe it's Tom Brady), and if the media went away tomorrow I think Belichick might actually smile (although this is mere speculation, as I believe no such thing has ever been recorded). The only reason Dungy and Belichick are grilled on the same barbecue here is because the Colts are the only team that has consistently given Belichick's Pats' fits (I would throw Mike Shanahan in here, and if you think about it, his team has effectively eliminated the Pats from Super Bowl contention in the playoffs exactly as many times as Dungy's has), and rivalry is a good thing.
I think many Pats' fans are correct in assuming that all Belichick wants to be is a football coach (above and beyond his private life), and our (okay . . . "my") biggest criticism of Dungy is that he aspires to heights that reading X's and O's may not entitle him.
Now, it's all well and good if Jesus has decreed that Tony Dungy must, above all else, save Michael Vick from the evils of the NFL . . . or save the NFL from the evils of Bill Belichick . . . or save evil from the Michaels of guardian . . .
Well . . . obviously I'm getting confused. But I think my point was that in any comparison between the two, you want to present Dungy as an "activist" and Belichick as a "football coach," which is fine, so long as you admit that one of them is better at the one thing they both did and has no interest in the other thing.