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God and Sports

Praying for your team? You’d be in the minority. According to a recent ESPN Magazine poll, most people think God stays out of sports. When asked if he affected the outcome of games or matches, 65 percent said no.



  • hooktoe

    It is surprising to me that a solid 35% think God cares if Kurt Warner wins the Super Bowl or determines the order of finish in a Nascar race. Thank God that you (or your team) performed well, but don’t be so ridiculous as to say “I’d like to thank God for letting us win today”….