Like anyone who watched yesterday's heartwrenching press conference held by Colts coach Tony Dungy after his son James' funeral, we were touched, saddened and overall deflated by Dungy's straightforwardness and obvious devastatation. We continue to find the speculation about when Dungy will return to the Colts confounding and unnecessary; in a similar position, we wouldn't be able to imagine coaching ever again, or typing, or going to the grocery store, brushing our teeth — much of anything, really. (For an example of the ways losing a child can devastate a person, look at the Jeff Reardon story yesterday.) But we are much weaker men than Tony Dungy.
Of course, seeing Dungy's pain in the flesh brought up, to many people, our own conflicted decision yesterday to link to James Dungy's MySpace profile. This was obviously a heavily debated decision, not just on our message boards, but also in private emails. We still aren't sure of the right decision on this, so, after the jump, we present the two most compelling emails (with permission granted but anonymity requested), pro and con, for pointing out the profile. And then we'll drop it.