I really think the media are having trouble framing this properly.
They trip all over themselves hyping the fact; I actually heard a commentator say this morning that the honor goes to Lovie Smith over Tony Dungy because the Bears won "first".
Dumb, really dumb.
They both merit acclaim, but where does it end?
In two weeks time, we will have the first black coach to win a Super Bowl.
Conversely, we will also have the first black coach to lose a Super Bowl, and though I'd think the fact should be of little note, I'm sure some putz will mention it.
I've always thought it a shame that anyone would think a black coach couldn't win a Super Bowl because of his skin color; ironic, now, that the media can't manage to account for the achievements of these two men more gracefully than they have...
Bears win, BTW; I still can't stand the Colts because of that prick Irsay.