No…. this is not about Hillary. But on the same day that Senator Clinton made her “I’m in to Win” presidential campaign announcement, two individuals made history by being “In to Win” in a professional field not wholly unlike the rough and tumble of politics: professional football.
Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith and Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy are both In to Win the Super Bowl as a result of their victories last Sunday. And in the Arena of American Life, both have already scored a huge victory as the first African American coaches ever to reach the Super Bowl. In a professional world notoriously difficult for Blacks to achieve top management positions on the field and in the front office, Coach Dungy and his protege Coach Smith shattered barriers with hard work, persistence, grace under pressure, and excellence in pursuit of their goals.
When the Colts and Bears meet on February 4 in Miami for the Super Bowl, sentiment will give way to cold competitive instincts. Smith and Dungy will be In to Win the biggest professional sports prize of all. Only one team can prevail to take home the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy, but both coaches will be victorious in the proud light of history.
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