Browsing articles from "November, 2007"
Nov 30, 2007

South Park: Jesus wins!

You can make it true. Just use your A S D and arrow keys and Jesus wins.
Comedy Central features a funny beat’em up South Park style.
Besides having Jesus win the tournament, you can as well choose to show up as Satan and perform special moves more evil than resurrection, holy fist, slight healing or Santa’s gift.

One religious sign of the game is so small, but don’t miss it:
Kyle throws a David Star shuriken, if you like.

Hardly sports, but surely religion.

Nov 29, 2007

Kaka planning future as evangelical minister

AC Milan playmaker Kaka sees himself becoming an evangelical minister when he quits playing soccer.
“I would like that a lot,” Kaka said in interview in the December issue of the Italian version of GQ, which was posted on the magazine’s Web site on Wednesday. “It’s a difficult road – you have to study theology and deepen your study of the Bible.”


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Nov 24, 2007

Jon Kitna doesn’t have to go to hell

It was a difficult day for the Detroit Lions as they fell to the Green Bay Packers in the 68th Annual Thanksgiving Day Classic. At least Lions quarterback Jon Kitna had something to be thankful for:

“That I don’t have to go to hell.”

Isaac asks: “If God is on Jon Kitna’s side, who could be against him?” and delivers some background.

Nov 20, 2007

Answers to a Pool Player’s Prayers

Don’t be misled by the great title of this book. The only prayer the player says goes like this: “Oh Lord, please reveal to me the magical aiming secret.”

Nov 20, 2007


There is a myspace profile around that list the following hero:


The Official Ferocious Fernando Vargas’s Details are not as suprising:
Status: Married
Here for: Networking
Orientation: Straight
Hometown: Oxnard
Body type: 5′ 10″ / Athletic
Ethnicity: Latino / Hispanic
Religion: Catholic
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Occupation: Boxer/Businessman

Two-time world champion “El Feroz” Fernando Vargas (26-4, 22 KOs) and three-time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (27-6-1, 22 KOs) clash in what will be a street-style brawl at Staples Center the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 23. Check out some Quotes at KO Corner.

Nov 19, 2007

Thanksgiving Day Prayers and Football

Mary Fairchild compiled Thanksgiving Traditions and Trivia. The most tasteful ingredients are:
Bible Verses for Thanksgiving to assist you in giving thanks and praise
Thanksgiving Football as an important part of many Thanksgiving Day celebrations in the United States

It was announced that the Goo Goo Dolls will hit the field for United Way, the Detroit Lions and National Football League during the Thanksgiving Day Halftime Show as part of the Lions vs. Green Bay Packers game at Ford Field November 22 at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX. The Goo Goo Dolls will perform “Better Days” and “Stay With You” from their recently released new album The Goo Goo Dolls Greatest Hits Vol. 1 – The Singles.
“Better Days” is merely a Christmas song,

Cuz everyone is forgiven now
Cuz tonight’s the night the world begins again
Cuz tonight’s the night the world begins again

Nov 14, 2007

Fast forward to the 5th Stage of Grief

It did not come totally unexpected, yet the Death of NFL Europa shocked numerous people. “Death” is true as the sudden good-bye caused real processes of grief:
A first spontaneous reaction was gathering signatures. The message of this was: “It can’t be happening.” A typical sign of the initial stage.
I now propose a jump forward to the 5th Stage of Grief, Acceptance: “Life after NFL Europa is going to be okay.”
Let’s take a look at football’s situation in Europe:
– There are tens of thousands of fans.
– Numerous Sponsors have supported NFLE for years and would surely do it again.
So there is just one alternative:
A real NFL franchise in Europe!
It should be located in Frankfurt because it offers good flight connections and the greatest fan base.
Is that supposed to be realistic?
This question has been asked twice on Yahoo! Answers. The first answer was a sneer. But there is a more precise result as well: You would have to pay $800,000,000 to own an NFL franchise. So,
Stop gatherings signatures, start collecting $800,000,000!
Don’t tell me this can’t be achieved: 50,000 Fans Acquired an English Football Club
About 50,000 myfootballclub members paid £35 (US$72.42), creating a fund of about £1,375,000 (US$3.621.000)

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Nov 13, 2007

Sibling rivalry

According to “The New Science of Siblings” first-borns are tougher than their younger siblings. TIME put together a gallery of famous Brothers and Sisters, featuring a lot of professional athletes:
The DiMaggios
The Ripkens
The Williams Sisters
The Mannings

Today’s Christian published a Bible Quiz on Biblical Siblings. The Bible records some bitter sibling rivalries, such as the one that led Cain to murder his brother Abel. And yes: Cain was the first-born.

Nov 12, 2007

Infield Pontiff

A sporting summary of Benedict XVI’s itinerary:

The pope’s visit will begin with an April 16 reception with President Bush at the White House, followed the next day by Mass at the new baseball stadium in Washington and separate meetings with Catholic educators and leaders of other faiths.

On April 18, the pope will address the United Nations, then meet with priests and members of religious orders the next day. On April 20, he will visit ground zero and lead the Yankee Stadium Mass before leaving the country.

Two questions remain:
1. Will they install a commemorative plaque in the Yankee stadium, too?
2. Will the new Nationals Park be completed on time?