Rob Long, you have said what most of us have thought but didn’t say so as not to offend or disrespect your African Americans heritage.
What we know about Smith and Dungy is that they share a common and inspiring work ethic as Long suggests. They represent their organizations well, they are trusted and admired by their players and that they are outstanding coaches in addition to being classic gentlemen. They embody the expression "role model" regardless of their color.
These men should be as proud to represent their heritage as any other man regardless of race. But to overemphasize race, takes from their individual achievements. I'm simply proud that they represent the NFL and America.
Hey Rob, can you send your column over to Shannon Sharpe?