INDIANAPOLIS – Today’s news looks at Tony Dungy’s Hall of Fame resume and Jim Irsay lending a hand to the Super Bowl host city’s mayor.
Take a look below at the top pieces from Friday, January 31st.
Dungy’s trail-blazing career makes him perfect Hall of Fame candidate
By: Phil Richards, Indy Star
On Saturday evening, Tony Dungy will find out his fate in terms of a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
Tom Moore knew better. Moore was Minnesota's quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. He recruited Dungy. He coached him. He mentored him. He studied him.
"I knew he'd be a coach," said Moore, who would work with Dungy for 22 seasons as coach, assistant coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Minnesota and with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Minnesota Vikings and the Indianapolis Colts. "Tony was a 1975-76 Peyton Manning in terms of preparation, in terms of work, detail, dedication, in terms of doing everything right.
"I used to get to the office at 6:30 (a.m.) or so. Tony would be outside the door waiting for me so he could watch a couple tapes before he went to class. When the pro scouts came in to watch tape of the college guys, Tony would come over after class and sit with them."
East Rutherford Mayor Gets Super Bowl Invite From Indianapolis Colts Owner
By: CBS New York
The mayor of East Rutherford, N.J., the host city of the Super Bowl, has finally received a ticket to the big game.
All thanks to Colts Owner Jim Irsay.
“When I received this invitation my first thought was, ‘Wow, the Indianapolis Colts, Mr. Irsay — the owner, he recognizes the town more so than the teams that play here,’” Cassella said. “I was quite surprised, but also quite honored that he thought that way.”
Now, the mayor is trying to work out the details.
“Figuring that I wasn’t going to be going to the game, I made a number of commitments and now I’m going to have to do some rearranging,” Cassella told 1010 WINS.
Cassella also has to figure out how to get to the stadium because he doesn’t have a parking pass, 1010 WINS’ John Montone reported.
“I would look forward to going and certainly thanking the people who are with the Colts,” Cassella said. “They probably have found a new fan.”