Sunday, February 4, 2007

News Flash

God doesn't care who won the Superbowl.

Why do you think he/she/it would care?

6 comments:

Tim said...

You forget, Alice - to many, the Superbowl is a holy rite, a passage of supernatural blessings. It's church, and for some strange and inexplicable reason, folks feel the need to praise a higher intelligence for something they themselves created. Now, if there's a football god we're not aware of, that's different . . .

gid said...

Why would God not care? I would think that if we were indeed formed by the loving hand of our creator that he would be interested in every aspect of our lives. As far as being an eternally significant event, the superbowl is not or would not appear to be, but to say that God does not have an interest in how we use the talent given us would be incorrect. And considering that the superbowl is an arena where talent determines 90% of the outcome, I would say that God takes great pleasure in seeing people use those talents he has given.

fletch said...

In the time of Jesus football teams had 12 players, and his disciples made almost won it all if Judas hadn't fumbled in the 4th quarter. Ever since God has been a baseball fan.

alice said...

OK, so let's say for the sake of argument that God does appreciate seeing people use the talents he has given them. Why would he root for one team over another? Does God think the Chicago players are assholes? Or did the Colts just pray harder than the Bears?

alice said...

Well, Tim, there's always Walter Payton -- he comes pretty close to being a football God (remember this playbook? 1. Payton left, 2. Payton right, 3. Payton up the middle, 4. punt!).

alice said...

Fletch, who knew? I guess the Buffalo Bills' Scott Norwood was my Judas. Not that I hold anything against Norwood -- if his team had done a better job when they had the ball, it wouldn't have come down to that one kick. But that was the beginning of the end for me. Then Marv Levy left the game and between free agency and the huge, freakish benches that the teams all maintain, I started to realize that football just wasn't the same game that I enjoyed during my childhood in Western New York State...