Saturday, December 24, 2005

Tony Dungy's Son

it's always sad to hear about the death of someone's child. i don't know the man personally, but i do wish mr. dungy and his family well and pray that they'll be able to cope with this tragedy.

however... at the risk of seeming insensitive... and i've been waffling back and forth on whether or not to post this... i think it's a little ridiculous to read all the stories about what a good father and family man tony dungy was/is.

football coaches are notorious workaholics, and given tony's track record of success, i highly doubt mr. dungy was any different. i'm sure he's as good a person as they say and i'm sure in his mind he does put faith, family, and football in that order and perspective, but when you're putting in the hours in the office and on the road that anyone involved in professional sports does you are *not* putting family above your job. good intentions and being a good person do not raise your kids. being an active and constant part of their lives does. i'm not saying that tony is at fault for this tragic event and i'm certainly not saying that it could have been avoided if tony had not been a football coach, but i am saying that to some degree tony picked his career over his family. maybe he didn't in terms of intent, but he certainly did in terms of time.

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