Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sacred Sunday: Super Bowl Sunday?

Yes. You read correctly. Super Bowl Sunday.

To the secularists, the Superbowl is, indeed, a sacred event.

Think about it:

The Holy Trinity includes the Coach, the Quarterback and the GM.

The only way to the "Big Game" is through the Quarterback.

The "Big Game", the Super Bowl if you will, is the sports fan version of nirvana; heaven.

The stadium is the almighty altar at which teams are worshiped and glorified.

The individual teams are the varying denominations which promise that their path to the Super Bowl is the only  path. All other paths are "flawed". 

The team's Defensive Line are, literally, the Guardian Angels.

What about the Offense? They are the Charismatic Evangelicals proclaiming their team's "gospel" towards the Red Zone. 

The Cheerleaders? The Woman Religious, of course.

How about the Sportscasters? They are the Clergy, announcing the play by play action to the faithful.

The Faithful Fans are, naturally, the Congregation whipped into a frenzy of undying adoration of their chosen team.

The jerseys, t-shirts and caps worn by the fans in addition to the commercials and the half-time show have all become sacramentals.

I apologize if I have inadvertently offended anyone with this irreverent post. This is what happens when a Sacred Sunday post wasn't drafted ahead of time. I hope you enjoyed the irony that was the intent of this post. In the meantime:

Go Colts!

Go Saints!

Hey, I am a big fan of Manning and also a sucker for a good Cinderella story. So I'll be rooting for a great game to be played out. May the best team win!

*All images used in this post were found on Google Images*


Thom said...

Great post. I hope it's a good game as well but I'm rootin' for The Saints :) You are very clever in this being a sacred event :) Have a wonderful Superbowl Sunday :)

Corrie Howe said...

We are very faithful but we also are football fans. We believe we can be both. I love your post and read it to my husband. You are very clever.

Christine said...

HA! Great connections....Oh Happy Day!

blueviolet said...

I think the tie-in is cute!!!

Tracie said...

I think it was funny. But you know it takes a lot to offend me. :)

thrasherswife said...

Love it! So true..

Willoughby said...

Fabulously clever! Especially considering "The Saints" will be playing.

I watch a lot more college football than pro football, but I LOVE the superbowl. We'll be watching!!

Betty said...

Really true!
Hope your day is a good one so far
Betty xx

Unknown Mami said...

Enjoy your Sunday!

Nessa said...

Great take on the Superbowl. No wonder my husband feels so holier than thou today.

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AJ said...

Hey, irreverent, perhaps. But it was true and good. so it's PERFECT!

have a great day!

ChristineM said...

Very clever! Enjoy your day!

Brian Miller said...

ha. loved it...there is a lot of prayer too if your team is close at the hope it is a good game.

Jephy's Mom said...

You know, I've always heard that Americans are very serious about football.

I'm cheering for the Saints. Not because know anything about football but because I've heard they've never won a Superbowl.

Jenny said...

What a cool post! I hope it's OK if I eat hot wings in church.

Ms Bibi said...

We don't do Super Bowl in our house especially when hubs is not I am not a football fan.I will have to wait for the Stanley Cup finals to get into the game.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I have to confess, until I read this I had completely forgotten today is Super Bowl Sunday, and who is playing. I grew up in a house of brothers and none of them were into sports, neither is my husband or any of my close guy friends. Instead of a SB party today I went shopping :)

Mr. Stupid said...

Great post. Loved it. Well, this is really exciting. May the best team win. Though, I don't appreciate sports much, these should be interesting!

Have a nice day...:)

Tracy said...

I loved this! And I love football!


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