when i see players praying and thanking God i usually see it as they are thanking God for blessing him with the talent he has and his teammates around him. I dont think he is thanking God for the win. Just a thought.
Maybe, but even then it's a selfish fuging thought. Oh, he gave Rae Carruth's psycho ass great athletic ability that allowed him to play in the NFL, yet I am a great guy, and I didn't have the talent to get a single D-I look? Oh, god gave your team more athletic ability and the coaches more knowledge of how to get the win than the other team?
It's annoying to those of us who are non-religious. The religious don't notice what goes on. I remember in high school, I got voted team captain by my teammates. My grandma on my step-dad's side (at the time) said, "Oh praise god! He truly blessed you with talent and leadership qualities!"....no. No the fug he didn't. No god did poo. I busted my ass for 3 and a half years prior to my senior year to prepare for my senior year and EARNED that title. Same thing happened when I made all-conference and all-area (which is a big deal, considering it was the Wilmington Star-News all-area award, and I went to a 1A high school and the players I beat out for the award went to 4A schools in NH county and the surrounding counties).
Now, look at that from an NFL player's perspective. He worked his ass off for MANY years, and sacrificed a LOT of time, money, and body to get to where he is. To have somebody cheapen that by saying, "god blessed you guys, you didn't do poo" is insulting. If The Golden Calf of Bristol or whoever wants to believe god helped them specifically, fine, but keep that poo to yourself, because 1) you look arrogant as fug when you say your god loves you and your team more than the entire roster on the other team and 2) it cheapens the effort of not only yourself, but your teammates and coaches.
In all fairness, ray lewis is pretty much an expert on jesus. hell, he's even set up a few people with face to face meetings with him.
lol. Well played.