2007 — Lovie Smith becomes the first Black head coach to make it to the Super Bowl when his Chicago Bears win the NFC championship. Tony Dungy joins him when his Indianapolis Colts take the AFC title.
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, left, and head coach Lovie Smith wait for the trophy ceremony after the NFC championship football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, in Chicago. The Bears defeated the Saints, 39-14, to win the NFC title. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)