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Super Bowl XLIII February 1, 2009

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Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Coach Mike Tomlin.  Tomlin becomes the second African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl two years after his mentor Tony Dungy won.  He is also the youngest to win the big game.  The Steelers set a NFL record with six Super Bowls victories.

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By the way, President Obama made it know he was cheering for the Steelers to win.  The Rooney family and Hall of Famer Franco Harris were big supporters during the campaign.

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Goodbye Coach Dungy January 13, 2009

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“Don’t shed any tears for me. I got to live a dream most people don’t get to live.”

Tony Dungy, coach of the Indianpolis Colts, retired after 31 years with the NFL.  Dungy won a Super Bowl ring as a player with the Pittsburgh Steelers and became the first black coach to win the Super Bowl.  Dungy helped opened the door for other black coaches in the NFL.  Current coaches who worked under Dungy include Herm Edwards (Kansas City), Lubbie Smith (Chicago), and Mike Thomlin (Pittsburgh).  Dungy leaves with the highest average of regular season victories of any coach in league history.