Michael Smith of ESPN.com says we ought to Judge Smith, Dungy by character, not color
While it is important that these are the first African-American coaches to make it to the SuperBowl he asks,
So, then, why are we wasting so much (air) time talking about the colors of these men’s skin?
I’ve been guilty of it for six paragraphs, but no more. It distracts us from what’s really important: what’s inside these men. And, trust me, it would do people good to see more of that.
Dungy and Smith are role models, not just for coaches who look like them or men who look like them, but for all coaches and all men. They live their lives the right way, and as a result they do their jobs the same way. Their priorities are, in order: faith, their families and football. The outcome of the Super Bowl or any game does not define them. They personify words such as class, grace, dignity, honor and integrity. We all can draw inspiration from men such as these.
Get Religion has a further breakdown of the coaches, their faith, and the media coverage here.