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NFL : Colts head coach Tony Dungy announces retirement

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#1 OFFLINE   Steve615


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Posted 12 January 2009 - 04:10 PM

FOX Sports reported this a little while ago.


NFL Network is carrying the press conference live at this time.
Colts owner/CEO Jim Irsay has confirmed that Dungy is indeed retiring.

Edited by Steve615, 12 January 2009 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2009 - 04:15 PM


A sad sad day for the NFL!!:nono2:

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 04:20 PM

I must agree that this is a sad day for the NFL, but I fully understand his reasons. I couldn't bear to be away from my family as he has over this past year. He is one class act gentleman and will be missed greatly I'm sure.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:00 PM

He will be missed... but going out on your own terms means something AND this is a guy who has plans to do a lot more post-football stuff that is important to him also so hard to blame him for going out on a high note.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:54 PM

Good move for Tony, too bad for the NFL. They are losing a class act. I remember Tony from way back in his University of Minnesnowta days. He's always been a leader that could be counted on throwing everything into his efforts. I wish him success in his future efforts also.
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:32 PM

WOW!!!!:eek2: I didn't see that coming!! He is truly a class act and he will definately be missed by the players as well as the rest of the Colts organization!!!

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:38 PM

Since Dungy and Peyton came together in Indy, I've become somewhat of a bandwagon Colts fan, so there's a part of me that was sad to hear that Tony had chosen to retire.

On the other hand, he gets to be with his family now. Even though he spent alot of hours at the office, and he had a private jet available to fly home to see his son's football games on the weekend, it had to be horrible being halfway across the country from his family.

I've found it particularly interesting today.... in the world of professional sports, we all know that coaches and players alike are judged on wins and losses. And yet, so many of the articles today are focusing on Tony Dungy 'the man', not Tony Dungy 'the coach'. I can't recall another coach retiring and having the focus be so much on the off the field stuff.

One of my favorite articles I've read today:

The NFL definitely lost a good man today.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 11:10 AM

On another Colts related note,Jim Caldwell is being introduced as the team's new head coach live on NFL Network at this time.


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Posted 13 January 2009 - 12:10 PM

WOW!!!!:eek2: I didn't see that coming!! He is truly a class act and he will definately be missed by the players as well as the rest of the Colts organization!!!

Tony's been hinting at this for a couple of years now. He's got some faith based things going on in his life & retiring will now give him the opportunity to expand those. As you stated, he's been "ALL" class & the N.F.L. was made better by his presence.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 06:20 PM

I hope it goes well for him. he's an excellent coach and even a better person.
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