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CANTON, Ohio -- Tony Dungy would like to see the NFLs Rooney Rule used in the manner it was intended. Travis Shaw Jersey .The new Pro Football Hall of Fame member said Friday that he doesnt believe teams are following the spirit of the rule now. The rule, designed by and named after Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, requires teams to interview minority candidates for coaching and front-office positions.What it was designed to do is slow the process down and for teams to investigate candidates, said Dungy, the first black coach to win a Super Bowl. Then you can look at the whole sphere of candidates.Teams still want to get a coach [quickly] and fill a staff. People who do their homework will unearth good coaches if they investigate everything.He pointed to Pittsburghs Mike Tomlin and Arizonas Bruce Arians as examples of coaches who got jobs because teams were thorough in their searches.Dungy, whose Indianapolis Colts won Super Bowl XLI in February 2007, has been a mentor to many NFL head coaches, including Tomlin, Lovie Smith and Jim Caldwell.Tomlin has led the Steelers two Super Bowls, winning one in 2008. ?Smith, now the head coach at the University of Illinois, led the Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl appearance, in which they lost to Dungys Colts. Caldwell, now the Detroit Lions head coach, served as an assistant on two different Super Bowl-winning teams.Tomlin, Smith and Caldwell are black. Owners who hired them were willing to look beyond the norms, Dungy said.People cant be afraid to go outside the box, Dungy said. When I came up [through 15 years as an assistant coach], I might not have been a big enough name to sell tickets, or I didnt fit the mold. If someone does not have confidence in themselves, they wont hire those guys. Theyll make the safe hire.Weve got to get past that.Dungy, who turned around perennial loser in Tampa Bay before winning the championship with Indianapolis, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday night. He went 139-69 as a head coach, and had only one losing record -- in 1996, his first year with the Buccaneers.He has words of support for anyone seeking coaching opportunities.Dont ever allow anyone to make you think you cant do something, he said. You cant let history stand in your way. Stay encouraged.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Pablo Sandoval Jersey . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006. Brock Holt Jersey .Y. - Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night. http:///...rice-red-sox-jersey/ . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season.The 2013 NHL season was full of twists and turns and it ended up with big prizes awarded to Jimmy Phaphon and Vernon OQuinn, a couple of guys from opposite sides of the country, who won the grand prizes in the TSN Fantasy Hockey Challenge and Playoff Hockey Challenge, respectively. Phaphon, a 22-year-old from Vancouver, BC, used a combination of statistics and intuition to set his roster, noting, "Stats alone cant do everything and intuition alone will create a lot sub-optimal picks when its not backed by relevant stats. Ideally the stats and intuition align." The Fantasy Hockey Challenge allows players to change their roster every week and Phaphon took advantage of that opportunity from time to time. "I generally did make changes every week," said Phaphon. "Although it really depends on the schedule. There were weeks where I held onto most of my players from the previous week, and there were weeks when I completely blew up my team." When looking for a particular value pick, Phaphon didnt hesitate to give credit to San Joses Brent Burns, who started the year as a defencemen, then moved to forward, playing on Joe Thorntons wing. He was a bargain pick-up for the production he provided, which included 20 points in the last 24 games of the season. Phaphon had several close calls in big fantasy pools during the 2011-2012 season, including a winning month in TSNs Predictor Challenge, so he felt like he was close to earning a big prize. "I told my friends that I was gonna win a car next season!" No word on whether that prediction was also a combination of stats and intuition. That bold prediction paid off as Jimmy received a 2014 Kia Forte Sedan SX for his Fantasy Hockey Challenge win. Phaphon had been planning to buy a used car in July, so his prize couldnt have come at a better time. "The car feels/drives amazing and it has so many features that I still have no clue what 80% of them do." OQuinn, a 40-year-old IT Manager from New Waterford, Nova Scotia, stormed ahead of the competition, but it took some time. "In the first round, I put some thought into what teams would win both their respective series and possibly play 6-7 games," he said. "On top of that I had gone with Bruins and Hawks in another pool, so I went with the two goalies whom I thought had the best chance of advancing into round two (Rask/Crawford). Carl Yastrzemski Jersey. "With the Hawks and Senators taking only five games to dispose of their opposition, it stuck me in approx 3,500th place following the first round." With all of his first-round picks advancing, OQuinn made a choice for the second round. "I simply let my team ride and hoped for deep series." OQuinn acknowledged that part of the reason he let it ride for Round Two was that he didnt necessarily think he was in position to contend after the first round, but that changed as he crept near the Top 100 after the second round. The final opportunity to make changes in the Playoff Challenge came before the Conference Final, at which point OQuinn loaded his team with Bruins and Blackhawks, the two teams he expected to reach the Stanley Cup Final. OQuinn went with a diverse approach at the end. "I also wanted to ensure that I had three forwards from each team in the final segment, selecting two off their top lines and one off the second, in the case that one line went cold." When it came to finding value, OQuinn found that winning goaltenders provided the best bang for the buck. "I put my emphasis on picking who I thought had the best chance to win and who I thought would play every night," he said. "I stayed far away from former Cape Breton Screaming Eagle Marc-Andre Fleury as his display in 2012 was scarier than any movie released in that calendar year and he played his best part to be a Penguin killer this post-season." Asked if his viewing habits changed much due to the Playoff Hockey Challenge, Quinn responded, "For me, Im a self-confessed sport-a-holic and my trends following the playoffs didnt change too much. I would say I did spend quite a bit of time on TSNs site following the Playoff Hockey Challenge leaderboard. A great tool was that the pool updated with live stats within games which made it exciting to follow in real time. As I grew closer to the lead, my wife Amy (who may have watched a combined 10 minutes of the NHL in her life) became enthralled in the stats and results, and watching the Final so, more than anything else,that made the 2013 playoffs the most enjoyable for me." OQuinns prize for his efforts? A 2014 Kia Sorento. 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