Re: For the Dungy Lovers @ BDC
posted at 8/27/2009 6:44 PM EDT
In Response to Re: For the Dungy Lovers @ BDC
Mike - For clarification The only reason you were dragged into this to begin with is because you responded to me and you like to bash Dungy. My initial comments about the pats whine were directed at Oscar, who - whether you think in passing or not - was questioning why Dungy gets a media hall pass but BB (as he supposes) would not. First, the death of a son and cheating at the profession in which you work are very different things. Andy Reid did not get raked over the coals for his son's drug convictions. And given the way the media is hitting Pitino for his indescretion, I'd say Belichick pretty much got a pass for doing the same thing. Now I did use the word revered and you replied with the bill of goods comment and nothing else (until, of course you elaborated at a later time). Because of the flippant bill of goods comment I replied that it was offered up by the very pats fans, like you, who like to bash dungy partially because of his media friendliness that (imo) many here (don't know if it includes you) think Belichick should get. That Dungy and Belichick are grilled on the same barbeque should have everything to do with what was done on the football field and nothing that was done off it. As I said, Belichick would prefer to be left to alone. That Dungy responds to NFL and Media inquiry (IMO) should not diminish him in the eyes of anyone. I admitted that Belichick is a better coach - a flawed coach - who will always have to answer to penchant for Hollywood, but brilliant nonetheless. The truth be told, none of this ever really had anything to do with you, except that you reside in the Dungy bashing crowd and wanted to challenge my comments as if they were directed specifically and exclusively at you. My feelings and thoughts still stand. The pats lovers on BDC bash Dungy in part because he is publicly revered in a way that they think Belichick should.
Posted by underdogg
You say that Bill B got a pass for doing the same thing as Pitino, what I would say is that unlike Pitino and Dungy, Bill B does not advertise himself as a moralist, he is a great football coach, period. That is his job, he is good at it, that's all there is to it.
Andy Reid has never campaigned to be known as a new-age moralist. He coaches football, also very well. The same can't be said for Dungy, hence the incomparability of the two situations.
It is not my perception that Bill Belichek is looking for your, or anyone elses, adulation. He is trying to win football games.
Why post a thread on this site extolling the virtue of Dungy as a humanitarian, then compare him to Belicheck?
PS - I am not bashing Dungy because I think he is getting the media popularity vote over Belichek. I am calling Dungy a hypocrite for his self serving humanitarianism, and suggesting that he first get his own house in order, privately.