George Vecsey's NY Times column today shows he didn't want to hear Tony Dungy's words
- (The NY Times in particular, puts 2 issues above all others from the first to the last page--gender issues and race, and they gave much space over the captive weeks to the race of the coaches).
- NOW THAT THE DAMN GAME IS FINALLY OVER why not report the distinction that Tony Dungy himself made in his modest, low key championship acceptance:
- He said he did it the 'Lord's way,' that both he and Lovie Smith did it the way the Lord (or God) would've wanted. The coach when prompted about the 'social' significance of the occasion by the post-game tv interviewer agreed and said he was very proud of that. BUT WITHOUT PROMPTING, COACH DUNGY SAID THE DISTINCTION FOR THE 2 COACHES WAS A CONNECTION WITH GOD. THAT'S WHAT HE SAID, MR. VECSEY.
- Because he is close-minded, narrow minded, and prejudiced. He has inaccurately portrayed an outstanding social moment, cheating the coach, cheating the readers.
- Mr. Vecsey, I loved your column last year summing up how the Yankee clubhouse power structure had evolved throughout the season, thought you were dead-on correct. On top of that, I still get laughs when I read that column--it was great.
- To make matters worse, you even dragged in Jackie Robinson's daughter to try and build your case--she tried to get you off your point. Mr. Vecsey, the world has passed you by and your mind is closed like a steel trap.
"Racial Gains on the Sidelines, a Message for the Polls"(says the NY Times and George Vecsey, grasping, reaching for something that isn't there).
- P.S. Even George's younger brother, Peter Vecsey, asks in today's NY Post, "OK, while everyone associated with the NFL was rejoicing over the last two weeks the fact Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith are the first African-Americans to coach against each other in the Super Bowl, I'm trying to figure out what's the fuss.
This is 2007!" From his 2/7/07 NY Post column.Tweet Stumbleupon StumbleUpon