I am about to wander off the HepsTrack path, so be warned.
I wanted to report how pleased I am with the NCAA’s selection of Tony Dungy as the 2013 recipient of the organization’s highest honor — the Teddy Roosevelt Award.
I wrote about him more than two years ago. About the fact that in the middle of the NFL season — when he was coaching the Colts — he took the time to call me about something near and dear to my heart.
There was a reason that he was in the top 2% of a celebrity rating service for advertisers in his coaching days. He was viewed favorably with actors like Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman. There is nothing phony about that perception.
Safe to say the NCAA nailed this one.