Trophy Presentation Quotes

Lamar Hunt Trophy Presentation:                 JIM NANTZ:  Alright, James Brown.  Thank you very much and hello Circle City, you're going to the Super Bowl.  I am here with two time Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl 15 MVP, Jim Plunkett with the presentation of the Lamar Hunt trophy.

Lamar Hunt Trophy Presentation:

            JIM NANTZ:  Alright, James Brown.  Thank you very much and hello Circle City, you're going to the Super Bowl.  I am here with two time Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl 15 MVP, Jim Plunkett with the presentation of the Lamar Hunt trophy.

            JIM PLUNKETT:  I'm very honored to present this trophy to Mr. Irsay, not only for the victory today, but for the coaching staff you put together, your front office, the players played their heart out too. They've been denied so many times in the past, and today they came through.  I'm honored on behalf of Lamar Hunt to present you and the Indianapolis Colts and Indianapolis with the AFC Championship trophy today.  You well deserved it.

            JIM NANTZ:  Jim, I just saw Bill Polian.  He said it was the most exciting playoff game in history.  I know there are a lot of people here who would agree about that.  How about this win by your team today?

            JAMES IRSAY:  It's an incredible day for us, and, you know, there's a lot of glory up here, Jim, with this trophy, a lot of shine to it, but as the humble leader of this organization, we're giving all the glory to God right now.  And I'd like to -- I'd like to congratulate the Patriots who are an outstanding organization.  They did a great job.  They've been great competitors for us.  Also being the Lamar Hunt Trophy, it's extra special for us and me because Lamar Hunt was a key figure in my life, and, to the whole Hunt family, it means a great deal.  And I just couldn't be happier for our team and for all our fans, and we have one more mission, one more mission, Miami.  We're not done yet.

            JIM NANTZ:  Tony Dungy, your team today completed the largest comeback in AFC or NFC Championship game history.  How did you guys do this?

            COACH TONY DUNGY:  Well, we got a great group of guys, and I'm very proud of them.  We talked in the locker room at halftime, said we had to keep our poise and continue to play and we would have a chance in the fourth quarter, but they've been that way all year.  They fought back and gave so much effort and such a unified group, but I just have to thank the Lord.  He did it in such a way that nobody would believe it, and we got to give the Lord a lot of credit for giving us the strength to do it.

            JIM NANTZ:  And Tony, on this historic day where you and your friend Lovie Smith become the first African-American coaches to take teams to the Super Bowl, how much does that and this moment mean to you?

            COACH TONY DUNGY:  It means a lot.  I'm very proud to represent African-American coaches.  I'm so proud of Lovie, tremendous job they did.  More than that today, this is about Indianapolis and the Colts and our team and we're excited about that.

            JIM NANTZ:  Quick thought about Chicago, the Bears.

            COACH TONY DUNGY:  The Bears are a great team.  They play hard, they create turnovers, they're diverse on offense, they've got great

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