Super Bowl XLI was the first epic clash between God and him/her/itself. As impossible as it may seem, you have to remember that this is God we’re talking about and anything is possible… with the exception of world peace, poverty, and a cure for AIDS. But other than that God can do anything. Ok I digress a little.
Every Super Bowl has a behind the scenes story and this one was no different. Both coach Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith are African-Americans aka black. Why the media refers to them as African-Americans is just annoying. That’s like calling me a European-American. Technically it’s true I guess, but how far back do you go? My family has been in the United States for several generations. I’m just a white American. If you go back far enough, we all came from Africa. So aren’t we all African-Americans then? Damnit, I’m digressing again.
The other thing these coaches had in common was their devotion to Jesus Christ and his father (God). The media tried to stay away from that aspect, but the coaches and owners sure didn’t. After the Colts won, their owner, Jim Irsay, credited God with the victory! He said:
Now there’s an awful lot of shining glory, even more than last time up here. But we’re giving it all to God again because that’s what got us here … sticking together and believing that we could, and I know God has looked after us on this journey and bonded us into such a tight family.
How interesting is this! So why did God look after the Colts and not the Bears? Both coaches are Christians. Is God picking favorites or is he from Indianapolis? Or maybe Tony Dungy just prayed more efficiently. But Lovie Smith is no slacker. He claims to have a very good relationship with Jesus:
My relationship, first, is with Jesus Christ, and he is the center of my life. I try to live a Christian life. I would like for players to know my faith based on what they see on a day-to-day basis.
Well said Lovie, but you need to really work on that relationship a bit more. God clearly likes the Colts more. If he didn’t the game would have been a tie :)
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