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It's character, not color, that separates Smith, Dungy

Yes, they made history, but it's time we stopped judging Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith by the color of their skin, and celebrate the content of their character, writes Michael Smith.

Updated: February 16, 2007, 4:31 PM ET
By Michael Smith | ESPN.com

So just how big a deal is it that a brotha (two as it turned out) finally led a team to the Super Bowl? Put it this way: a big enough deal to make black folk in Baltimore root for the hated Colts.

"We're leaving Baltimore," Colts coach Tony Dungy recalled, "and the bus drivers, they were all black guys. They said, 'We were rooting for you today [in the divisional-round game against the Ravens] and we're rooting for you next week. Even though we live in Baltimore, we want you to win and get ...

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