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NFL Analyst Dungy Mocked for Faith-Based Super Bowl Pick

NFL Analyst Dungy Mocked for Faith-Based Super Bowl Pick
Nick Foles, who once considered retirement to become a pastor, led the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl title, winning the game's MVP award. (Kevin Terrell/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 06 February 2018 10:15 PM

NBC analyst Tony Dungy is catching Twitter flak for predicting the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback — and Super Bowl LII MVP — Nick Foles would "play well because his Christian faith would allow him to play with confidence," the New York Post reported.

The Hall of Famer and former Bucs and Colts head coach spoke during the Super Bown about Foles' faith — and Tuesday refused to be bowed by social media critics.

Dungy also tweeted Foles told him last week God had "a special moment" coming for him and his Eagles — which only led to further Twitter scorn, including from posters who argued God has bigger things to focus on than football.

"This was much bigger than the score of a football game," Dungy retorted.

Critics also pounded Dungy for indirectly dissing Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who is also a Christian.

Wrong, Dungy replied.

Foles' belief in God first came up when he took over the quarterback position for the Eagles; he admitted he was considering retiring after the Rams cut him following the 2013 season, but he said prayer turned him back to football.

"It's on my heart," Foles told the Associated Press, the Post reported. "I took a leap of faith last year and signed up to take classes at seminary. I wanted to continue to learn and challenge my faith. It's a challenge because you are writing papers that are biblically correct. You want to impact people's hearts."

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Twitter trolls attacked NBC analyst Tony Dungy for predicting Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback, and Super Bowl LII MVP, Nick Foles would "play well because his Christian faith would allow him to play with confidence," the New York Post reported.
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