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Saints' win stirs seminary's heart for city
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--It was a Super Bowl parade 43 years in the making. The unbelievable had happened. The once-hapless, underdog Saints won the big game.
With confetti and a Mardi Gras flair, the Saints and their fans basked in a victory parade the evening of Feb. 9 that was epic even by New Orleans standards.
Described by many as a "sea of humanity," an estimated 500,000 to 800,000 fans lined downtown streets to celebrate the 31-17 Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts two days... Read More
Michael Oher talks football, 'Blind Side'
POSTED Saturday, Feb. 6.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (BP)--Michael Oher, offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, missed out on earning the NFL's top honor for a rookie, but he made a pitch that Sandra Bullock should win the Oscar for playing the part of his adoptive mother, Leigh Ann Tuohy, in "The Blind Side."
Days before Super Bowl XLIV in South Florida, Oher fielded reporters' questions in an informal press conference after a presentation for NFL Rookie of the Year Percy Harvin, wi... Read More
Michael Vick shares first-ever testimony
POSTED Saturday, Feb. 6.
MIAMI (BP)--God's redemptive power in his once-troubled life was Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick's theme at the annual Super Bowl Breakfast Saturday morning.
Speaking publicly for the first time as an adult about his faith in Jesus Christ, Vick said God was again the first priority in his life. He also shared for the first time about the role former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy played in his restoration with God.
"I feel I'm in... Read More
Lauren Dungy says children supportive of 'Coach,' but grateful for 'full-time dad'
POSTED Sunday, Feb. 7.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (BP)--When NFL Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy announced his retirement in 2009, two years after leading his team to the Super Bowl XLI Championship in Miami, Lauren Dungy was ready to welcome him home in Tampa.
And so were the children.
"The first couple of weeks, they would come home from school and say, 'Dad -- is he still here?'" Dungy said. "I mean they didn't believe that he actually wasn't going anywhere."
And ... Read More
Saints ready for Super Bowl platform
MIAMI (BP)--New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Mark Brunell has been in the NFL long enough to see plenty of highs, such as three Pro Bowl appearances as a starter for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
And the 16-year NFL veteran has had his share of lows, in being benched and cut at Jacksonville and then Washington.
But Brunell never lost his faith in Jesus Christ's plan for his life, and now he has earned a new title, Super Bowl champion.
While his New Orleans teammates skipped aroun... Read More
Players sing & testify in Miami
MIAMI (BP)--Newly elected NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith spent most of the week of Super Bowl XLIV making the rounds with the players and the media, talking about his new league-wide responsibilities and the possibilities for labor unrest.
But when it came time for Friday night's 11th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, he was among the thousands who crowded into the downtown James L. Knight Center for an evening of inspiration as well as proclamation of their ... Read More
Super Bowl organizer reflects on his role
MIAMI (BP)--Ken Elder now has logged his fourth Super Bowl.
Elder, vice president of the South Florida Super Bowl Organizing Committee for Sunday's NFL title game, previously worked on organizing committees for Super Bowls in 2001 in Tampa; 2007 in South Florida; and 2009 in Tampa.
In a video, Elder recapped the responsibilities he has shouldered and his intent that even Super Bowl duties not come at the sacrifice of his faith or his family.
To view the video, go to [URL=http://ww... Read More
'89 Giants pro-life video a courageous legacy for Tebow's Super Bowl adNASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The video features a star quarterback and a strong pro-life message. But it's not the ad by Tim Tebow and his mother. Read More
Pastor proud of Garçon's relief effortsFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (BP)--There is pride in Pastor Moralas St. Hilaire's voice when he talks about Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Pierre Garçon.
"He is one of my sons from our church," he told Baptist Press.
Just days before Super Bowl XLIV in South Florida, Garçon ... Read More
It's no ordinary Saints helmet
WHITE CASTLE, La. (BP)--As Super Bowl week dawned in New Orleans, Greg Wilton's face and a tarnished replica Saints helmet graced the front page of the city's newspaper, The Times-Picayune.
Wilton, 27, tried to quell the buzz from family and friends, but this is no ordinary football helmet.
And Wilton, bivocational pastor of First Baptist Church in White Castle, La., a town of 1,946 where bayous and sugarcane fields likely outnumber people, is more than, as he puts it, "a guy with a he... Read More