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  • Praying For The Superbowl Outcome?

    Would you? Have you?

    Bronco Mania is in full deployment out here right now. This question was posed by a radio host this morning.

    I have never personally prayed for a sporting outcome (even a sports betting outcome) but obviously a lot of people do. Players do, no doubt. Will you be tacking on a little something extra in your prayers this week?
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

  • #2
    Any time sports enters any of my prayers, it's generally for stuff like nobody getting hurt, etc. I don't pray for a specific outcome. Waste of time anyway, since God is a Saints fan.
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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    • #3
      I hope it's a good game to watch with no injuries or bad calls. But praying for the team to win? Uh, no.
      May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
      Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
      And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
      may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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      • #4
        You don't pray for your team to win. That's gauche. You pray for the other team to lose.
        Enjoy.

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        • #5
          My priest used to always pray for the Eagles to win and St. Joe's basketball to win (the coach was a member of our parish). I always took his call to prayer on that as somewhat tongue in cheek. He was a huge sports fan and I think that he just used it as a community gesture, not as something that we should really be bothering God about in terms of serious prayer.
          Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
          Robert Southwell, S.J.

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          • #6
            I am praying for an exciting and fun game in which no one gets hurt, the waitresses, bartenders, and legal strippers make lots of money, and the sex traffikers of unwilling victims get caught.

            ~Dallas

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            • #7
              I have to admit that I really could not give two shits about either of the teams. There is a minor allegiance to Manning because of his Tennessee ties, but it's never been much of one for me because he played at UT and I grew up an often-disappointed Vandy fan.

              I will also admit that while I don't actually pray for it, I quietly hope for good commercials. To that end, I will note that seldom a day has gone by in the past year that I have not at least thought about what I consider one of the best Super Bowl commercials ever, which appeared in last year's game.





              Chances are slim that I'll ever be in the market for a Dodge (or any other) pickup in the foreseeable future, but I have to say that if nothing else, the ad was incredibly effective. How many other Super Bowl commercials have you actively thought about for more than a year after the fact? They're funny, cute, or moving (as this one is) for a week or so, and then they're forgotten, for the most part. But this one has really stuck with me all the way through the year. A big part of it probably is that I literally grew up with Paul Harvey: from my very youngest days, even going to kindergarten, I listened to Paul Harvey every weekday morning at 7:30 on the radio, and most afternoons at 5:30 for "The Rest of the Story." It became a routine part of my life, such that even when I wouldn't have otherwise listened to whatever station he was on, I would tune to that station just so that I could listen to Paul Harvey's somewhat mesmerizing voice. I remember literally pulling over the car and crying one morning when he announced that Angel's health was rapidly deteriorating. And just a few months later, she was gone, and when I heard the news, I said "he won't wait long to follow her," and he didn't.

              But all of that is somewhat beside the point. This commercial absolutely made me stop in my tracks when they showed it last year. And the somewhat amazing thing is that with 30-second spots selling for multiple millions of dollars, and the cost of production for commercials to go in those slots also running into the millions, this whole thing was probably put together for less than $10,000, a rounding error in Chrysler's advertising budget.
              It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
              In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
              Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
              Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Adam View Post
                I have to admit that I really could not give two shits about either of the teams. There is a minor allegiance to Manning because of his Tennessee ties, but it's never been much of one for me because he played at UT and I grew up an often-disappointed Vandy fan.

                I will also admit that while I don't actually pray for it, I quietly hope for good commercials. To that end, I will note that seldom a day has gone by in the past year that I have not at least thought about what I consider one of the best Super Bowl commercials ever, which appeared in last year's game.





                Chances are slim that I'll ever be in the market for a Dodge (or any other) pickup in the foreseeable future, but I have to say that if nothing else, the ad was incredibly effective. How many other Super Bowl commercials have you actively thought about for more than a year after the fact? They're funny, cute, or moving (as this one is) for a week or so, and then they're forgotten, for the most part. But this one has really stuck with me all the way through the year. A big part of it probably is that I literally grew up with Paul Harvey: from my very youngest days, even going to kindergarten, I listened to Paul Harvey every weekday morning at 7:30 on the radio, and most afternoons at 5:30 for "The Rest of the Story." It became a routine part of my life, such that even when I wouldn't have otherwise listened to whatever station he was on, I would tune to that station just so that I could listen to Paul Harvey's somewhat mesmerizing voice. I remember literally pulling over the car and crying one morning when he announced that Angel's health was rapidly deteriorating. And just a few months later, she was gone, and when I heard the news, I said "he won't wait long to follow her," and he didn't.

                But all of that is somewhat beside the point. This commercial absolutely made me stop in my tracks when they showed it last year. And the somewhat amazing thing is that with 30-second spots selling for multiple millions of dollars, and the cost of production for commercials to go in those slots also running into the millions, this whole thing was probably put together for less than $10,000, a rounding error in Chrysler's advertising budget.
                Well this gets a little META

                I'm the grandson and nephew of farmers. Dad left the farm when he was 18 and didn't look back. He took us back, often, to show us how hard life actually could be. My uncle (Dad's youngest brother) has the family farm now and he took it over after a business degree and a career at Honeywell. Dad and I think that the tractor business he started on the farm is what has made being a farmer economically possible for him, but farming was his dream so we applaud that.

                This ad did nothing for me because real farmers drive Fords. Maybe the Texans drive Chevys, but almost nobody drives Dodges unless they got a really good deal. So when I saw the brand I wondered if the recording was in the public domain because Paul Harvey would have never agreed to have his voice used for a Dodge in this way (and he wasn't a farmer either).

                This ad did nothing for any of the farmers I know either.
                "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                -John Locke

                "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                -Newman

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                • #9
                  May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
                  Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
                  And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
                  may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by scott View Post
                    Well this gets a little META

                    I'm the grandson and nephew of farmers. Dad left the farm when he was 18 and didn't look back. He took us back, often, to show us how hard life actually could be. My uncle (Dad's youngest brother) has the family farm now and he took it over after a business degree and a career at Honeywell. Dad and I think that the tractor business he started on the farm is what has made being a farmer economically possible for him, but farming was his dream so we applaud that.

                    This ad did nothing for me because real farmers drive Fords. Maybe the Texans drive Chevys, but almost nobody drives Dodges unless they got a really good deal. So when I saw the brand I wondered if the recording was in the public domain because Paul Harvey would have never agreed to have his voice used for a Dodge in this way (and he wasn't a farmer either).

                    This ad did nothing for any of the farmers I know either.
                    Dude!! You probably pick the shit out of movie inaccuracies while you're watching them too don't you? You and Joyce in the same room at a movie would raise the suicide rate (or in Florida the homocide rate. )
                    If it pays, it stays

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Frostbit View Post
                      Dude!! You probably pick the shit out of movie inaccuracies while you're watching them too don't you? You and Joyce in the same room at a movie would raise the suicide rate (or in Florida the homocide rate. )
                      HA!

                      It depends on my mood and how well the story is told. If a key part of the plot is that a certain inaccurate thing happens then I lose interest fast.
                      "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                      -John Locke

                      "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                      -Newman

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by scott View Post
                        HA!

                        It depends on my mood and how well the story is told. If a key part of the plot is that a certain inaccurate thing happens then I lose interest fast.
                        Watching any movie or TV show with Joyce that includes medical scenes or shooting is like pulling duct tape off a hairy groin slowly. Extremely painful.
                        If it pays, it stays

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by scott View Post
                          Well this gets a little META

                          I'm the grandson and nephew of farmers. Dad left the farm when he was 18 and didn't look back. He took us back, often, to show us how hard life actually could be. My uncle (Dad's youngest brother) has the family farm now and he took it over after a business degree and a career at Honeywell. Dad and I think that the tractor business he started on the farm is what has made being a farmer economically possible for him, but farming was his dream so we applaud that.

                          This ad did nothing for me because real farmers drive Fords. Maybe the Texans drive Chevys, but almost nobody drives Dodges unless they got a really good deal. So when I saw the brand I wondered if the recording was in the public domain because Paul Harvey would have never agreed to have his voice used for a Dodge in this way (and he wasn't a farmer either).

                          This ad did nothing for any of the farmers I know either.
                          AMEN! Preach it, Scotty! I didn't know there was any other brand of truck until I moved out of farming country.
                          "Since the historic ruling, the Lovings have become icons for equality. Mildred released a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in 2007: 'I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, Black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.'." - Mildred Loving (Loving v. Virginia)

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                          • #14
                            I bet they weren't praying for a safety!
                            It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                            In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                            Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                            Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Adam View Post
                              I bet they weren't praying for a safety!
                              Is it over?

                              OK no, I see it isn't. Man, Denver has ugly uniforms! Orange? Really???????? I guess I'll root (half-heartedly) for Seattle. Still pretty much the Who-Cares Bowl. No SF, no 'Skins. But any game that includes a Peyton Manning interception can't be all bad.
                              Last edited by Celeste Chalfonte; Sunday, February 2, 2014, 6:15 PM.
                              "Since the historic ruling, the Lovings have become icons for equality. Mildred released a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in 2007: 'I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, Black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.'." - Mildred Loving (Loving v. Virginia)

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