Thanks Pao. I do a good deal of writing in my work and have some publishing credits, but I'm mainly just a verbose jerk that happens to like the Pats
JC, I guess that's where not explaining what you mean comes in handy. Maybe someone should ask him: do you think two Christians haven't coached in this game before? Or are you just saying that any time two Christians coach, it is more worth celebrating than a "first" for a minority group?
Next year, when almost certainly two other Christian coaches (or possibly, one or more of these two return,) will it again be newsworthy from Dungy's point of view?
I don't mind his implications too terribly much, regardless of the case, but I don't see any explanation that isn't a little nasty, once it's fully explored.
(If Marv Levy came back and coached in a SB, for example, shouldn't this by contrast disappoint Dungy? If he is happy when 2 Christian coaches coach, is he less happy if 1 non-Christian does? How can he be "more happy" for it in both instances?
And doesn't it seem that he's defining Christian by his
Christianity, a sort of chauvinism toward mainline Christian churches? Really -- doesn't his statement make it seem as if he thinks Holmgren and Cowher, for examples, were not real Christians, at least not both