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Opening Arguments

God only knows

I have made merciless fun of people who invoke God's name to win football games, and Sunday would have been a good day to have at them again. The winning coaches of the Bears and Colts both thanked God profusely during post-game interviews. Even Colts owner Jim Irsay got into the act:

“It's an incredible day for us,” said Irsay, who began his career with the Colts as a bellboy in the early 1970s, ascending to full ownership following the death of his father, Robert Irsay, in 1997.

“There's a lot of glory up here with this trophy. As the humble leader of this organization, we're giving all the glory to God.”

But I'm wondering if they all mean the statements literally. I suspect some of them at least are merely giving thanks for having God in their lives and making them the type of people they are (or something like that), not actually suggesting that God gives a rip about who wins football games.

Posted in: Sports


Thu, 01/25/2007 - 5:05am

It would be a better world if more journalists asked God for guidance in their work.