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Lovie Smith taking on Tony Dungy marks only the second time in the four major sports that the championship has both teams led by a black head coach/manager. In 1975, Al Attles’ Warriors defeated KC Jones’ Bullets in the NBA Finals. Here’s the list of black coaches in championships: NBAYear Coach Result2006 Avery Johnson, Mavs Lost 4-22003 Byron Scott, Nets Lost 4-22002 Byron Scott, Nets Lost 4-01986 KC Jones, Celtics Won 4-21985 KC Jones, Celtics Lost 4-21984 KC Jones, Celtics Won 4-31979 Lenny Wilkens, Sonics...

I hope this happens, as it would pave the way for major changes in society and for the better. Kids need to see this. They need to know they have a chance. Other kids, not Black, need to see that Blacks can lead on a national stage. Dungy, Smith have chance to be first black coaches in Super BowlDAVE GOLDBERGAssociated Press INDIANAPOLIS – Two weeks ago, Lovie Smith made the three-hour trip from Chicago to watch Tony Dungy’s Colts take on Herman Edwards’ Chiefs in a first-round NFL playoff game. The night before,...

FOR USE AS DESIREDNFL-POST-3 1/16/07FINAL STEP TO SOUTH FLORIDA! SAINTS CONFRONT BEARS,PATRIOTS TAKE ON COLTS IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES “Two wins away from having a ring on my finger for the rest of my life.”That’s what quarterback REX GROSSMAN exulted after leading the Chicago Bears to victory last Sunday. And that’swhere every player on the four teams competing this weekend in the AFC and NFC Championship Games find themselves –one win away from Super Bowl XLI in South Florida on February 4 and another victory away from wearing...