House O' Prayer
House that Coach K built
I am pondering the idea of writing an article for a friends indy rag and need some input from die hard college basketball fans. In no way am I trying to be judgemental or flipant about the importance of religion in peoples' lives. It just seems to me that sports fanaticism has replaced religion as the elixir of the masses and I am trying to gather information that either proves or dismisses this idea.
So what do you say, which do you do more religiously, watch Duke or go to your house of worship?
If being a fan were logical, we'd all be Duke fans but some of us were born to a different blue.
I believe in God, Coach K, and long, slow wet kisses.
Ozzie, your paradigm of optimism!
Go To Hell carolina, Go To Hell!
9F 9F 9F
4 hours a week of Duke games just doesn't compare. However if we count the amount of time perusuing DBR I'd say we break just about even.
By the way, if Jesus played ball for Duke, what position do you think he'd play? I see him more as a relief pitcher in baseball, with all the saves and all. But if he hooped it up, I don't know. Maybe a coach? I mean, that speech he gave on the Mount before ascending rivals anything Knute Rockne could have done. **And to that point (ascension), maybe a slashing small forward?
**EarlJam is a Christian and believes God has a sense of humor. In no way...NO WAY...am I meaning to be sacreligious here. Jesus and me; we talk.
The return of Christ, who averaged 18.2 points and 7.3 assists per game during his 10-year NBA career, has excited success-hungry Hawks fans, who are calling Him the team's "Savior."
Church or viewing sports?
Why choose? With VCast and earbuds, multitask! I have heard of this during weddings (who gets married during the NCAAs anyway?! - or during the NBA Finals?!)
What if Cameron is your House of Worship? God is everywhere!
My outlook: You will be successful if you can focus on three things, and three things only: Your family, your religion, and the Green Bay Packers.
Since I don't have ESPN, I go to church. (Not the only reason...)
If I did have ESPN, and Duke was playing Sunday evening, I'd stay home and watch. (I'm only vice-chair of the Deacon Board.) God hears my prayers at home as well, and I have a better idea of what to pray for when watching the game.
Which raises the question, who actually prays for Duke to win?
"Eruditio et Sportasphaera"
. . . or perhaps just "Eruditio et Basketballio"[/edit]
Last edited by Johnboy; 02-26-2008 at 03:28 PM. Reason: see above
Jeff Mullins' grandmother (I got this story second hand; I think it was Jeff's) thought it inappropriate to pray for victory in a basketball game. So instead she would pray for the boys to be happy after the game.