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The Colt’s Coronation

Posted by Ryan on February 5, 2007

Last night, Super Bowl XLI witnessed the Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 in the wettest Super Bowl ever!  I had a feeling that the rain might be a factor being that Indy is a dome team.  I still gave them the edge in my mind, but the wetness and the opening kick-off returned for a Chicago touchdown did not bode well.  The game was close until the fourth quarter, though the Bears really did not look like the better team through most of the game.  I had a few bucks on numbers not teams, so while I wanted the Colts to win, I was OK with any team that could give me my numbers.  None did.  This is why I generally don’t gamble.

A huge surprise to me was Tony Dungy’s remarks after the game.  He has had some recent drama in the last few years (his son’s suicide and his parent’s failing health).  When Jim Nantz gave him the mic last night, holding the trophy he unabashedly thanked God numerous times and in numerous ways.  He was sincere and truly proud for his team, his effort and Lovie Smith, his friend and Bears coach.  Manning’s MVP title was a fitting tribute to his career at this point, finally moving him away from comparisons to Dan Marino– a great player who never won the Great Game.  Truly a class act in a class organization.

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