I believe that having a commitment to one another on the staff at Malnati’s is critical to our success. People who care about one another and who are constantly considering ways that they can make things better for others around them is a unique trait that so many in our company possess. So when I hear about people mattering to other people, I take notice. That’s why I am impressed with Tony Dungy.
Tony Dungy is now the ex-coach of the Indianapolis Colts, the same Colts that beat our Bears in the Super Bowl a few years ago. Dungy became the first African American Head Coach in the NFL to claim that title. I heard that in the eight years that Dungy coached in Indy, he never once raised his voice to anyone on the team, yet molded them into one of the league’s elite units.
When it came time for the Championship Ring Presentaion, Dungy made sure to award a special ring to Edgerrin James, a halfback who had played for Dungy for seven seasons, but who had left to join another team via free-agency the very season before his Colts became Super Bowl Heroes!! The fact that Dungy was so committed to an ex-player blows me away! Tony Dungy is my Super Bowl MVP.