What a great Super Bowl this year. 2 Coaches who Love Jesus Christ.
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MIAMI (BP) — Super Bowl XLI will feature two teams making their firstIf you watched the interviews in the end you heard more about our Lord Jesus Christ than you did about winnning the super bowl. It was done with class and excellence.
game appearance in two-plus decades, two Midwestern teams separated by
couple hundred miles, but most importantly two coaches who are strong
in Jesus Christ.
Head coaches Tony Dungy of Indianapolis
friend and fellow Christian Lovie Smith of Chicago gave credit to
their respective teams’ victories in the conference
championships Jan. 21.
“The Lord set this up in a way that no one would
believe it,” Dungy said
following the Colts’ win over New England. “The Lord
tested us a lot this year,
but he set this up to get all the glory.”
The news that two witnesses
for their personal faith in Jesus Christ
would have a two-week international
spotlight for their beliefs thrilled
Christian leader William Pugh, executive
director of sports ministry’s
Athletes in Action (AIA), a branch of Campus
Crusade for Christ.
are so excited to see the Bears and Colts in the
Super Bowl,” said Pugh, a
close friend of both head coaches. “We could not have
picked two better
coaches to represent all that is good about sports.”
AIA organizes and
runs the annual Super Bowl breakfast the day before
the game. Last year,
Dungy was the keynote speaker just weeks after his son’s
giving an inspirational message about God’s love in the best and
Smith is in his first tenure as a head coach and hasn’t
the public opportunities to share his faith like Dungy, but he has told the
Chicago media he believes in Christ, listens to Christian music when driving
car, and does not smoke, drink, or curse.
“I’m so happy for
does things the right way, without cursing and shows things can be
differently,” Dungy said of Smith. “We give God all the credit.”
has served as the cover spokesman for a special Super Bowl
witnessing video and
tract. Several of his players, including star tight end
Dallas Clark, put out a
special faith-based DVD entitled Power to Win about
their faith in Christ and
their need to honor him in all that they do.
While the media will
concentrate on the game itself, the men in
charge of leading their teams to the
big game plan on sharing the most
important things in their life, something that
has nothing to do with runs
or passes or even the final score.