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Sports, and the separation of church and fate

Sports, and the separation of church and fate

Phil Mushnick writes in his New York Post article that he wants football coaches, and other sporting types, to stop trivializing religion:

That brings us to football as religion, and whether we’ve lost sight of the separation of church and fate. Saturday, after Arizona State, at home, defeated Notre Dame, ABC/ESPN reporter Todd McShay had ASU coach Todd Graham for a chat. Didn’t matter what McShay asked, Graham was ready with his “answer.”

“Well, first of all, man, I just wanna thank my lord and savior, Jesus Christ, for allowing me to coach this team. And I’m gonna tell you this: He has had His hands on us.”

With the coach of the Sun Devils having dished a layup, McShay passed on a Golden Dome opportunity to follow with, “Even against Notre Dame?”

That Jesus has his hands on ASU’s football team may explain its eight wins, but leaves its 62-27 home loss to UCLA to spiritual speculation, as do the arrests of ASU players for charges ranging from DUI to domestic assault.


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