Superbowl 2007 Observations
Dr. Michael L. Ford
6 February 2007
“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.”
1Corinthians 9: 24-25
For me this Superbowl is the event that keeps on giving. We had the astounding revelation “Condi” Rice correctly predicted the winner to be the Indianapolis Colts. Of course, far from being able to claim the gift of prophecy based on one correct prediction, which had a fifty-fifty chance of being right; I had forgotten that her dream job was to head the National Football League. It is my wish that she would get on with achieving her dream because she has done enough damage to Israel as the Secretary of State. It seems to me the Roadmap for Peace, which she has continued to support and push her own version of has brought the anger of God down on the United States.
Then there was the news that some t-shirts proclaiming the Chicago Bears as winners would not go to waste but would wind up clothing some people off the beaten track in Africa. One person observed that the Bears would be winners in one part of the world at least. You can bet some sports collectors will be trying to get some of the t-s for future speculation in violation of the agreement. Maybe they will be willing to pay enough to the right people to help some poor people out. Wouldn’t that be okay too?
Racism had to get into the game. Some had to notice that for the first time both teams’ head coaches were black. I remember when the first black coach was hired. But the problem with noticing it and making a big deal about the issue goes to prove we do not have a colorblind society. One writer presented the coach as saying he was proud of his color. This infuriated me. It was not what he said. And, after all, he had nothing to do with the amount of melanin in his genetic heritage. But what the man said was he was proud to be representing other black coaches but prouder that both he and the competing coach were Christians. I am pleased that both of them were willing to make such a profession.
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