The players know it. God is big into football. He's always got a cashflow
problem, as we all know, and he covers a lot of it at caesars in Vegas, mostly
on football bets. I saw him there, in the back row of the sports book. He
won't share his tips. I think he has inside information.
Praying together after the game was something I saw first hand at the college
level in the mid 70's. If I remember correctly it was started by the
Fellowship of Christian Athletes.Some of the players from that era
eventually became coaches and I've watched old teammates, now coaching in
the PAC, kneel at midfield after a game with players from both teams and pray
I like seeing it. Notice that players from both teams, shortly after one of
them has lost, kneel down in prayer together. That is not an easy thing to do
after having just lost a game. A lot of emotion still present. Shows a lot of
faith in players who can do that with their opponents. Great example of the
best kind of sportsmanship. I hope the youth notice it too. A much better
example than some Seahawk cornerback ranting into Erin Andrews microphone after
having won against the 49ers on the last play.
I seem to recall something about this in the Constitution. I believe it's
in the very First Amendment guaranteeing us freedom of religion. That should be
all the NFL owners need to remember. This should be very much a non-issue.
I often wonder about the many who feel threatened but such things. If a lunatic
were to run wild around field after a game spouting off all sorts of gibberish -
you wouldn't find nearly the contentious reactions to it as you do with a
group of guys kneeling down - across team lines after a serious game.Imagine the effect it might have if the opposing sides of a battle or war
could kneel down together prior to commencing. I know, completely ludicrous,
but imagine how many issues could be solved before the bloodshed.Atheists and even some 'believers' might object for what ever
reason, but if such a practice curtailed the violence that sometimes results
after a tense game, wouldn't it be worth it?