In light of this Sunday’s Super Bowl match-up, the Public Religion Research Institute polled over 1,000 Americans on their feelings on the entanglement of sports and religion. (Note: The survey is limited to sects of Christianity and a broad “unaffiliated” group. I wish they had included other groups, but so it goes.)
As it turns out, 27% of those surveyed think that God plays a role in determining which team will win a sporting event. A majority of those surveyed (53%) also think that God rewards faithful athletes with “good health and success.” [Read more…]
In this week’s issue of the New Yorker, James Surowiecki digs into the frustrating problem now confronting the New York Jets: They owe less-than-stellar quarterback Mark Sanchez $8,250,000 next year whether or not he plays… but he’s not playing well at all. What should they do? Stick with him and hope he improves or go with a different quarterback (Tim Tebow?) altogether? [Read more…]
World Net Daily is continuing on down the path to journalistic excellence with this one.
The Super Bowl will be shown on CBS next month, so obviously they are promoting the crap out of it. (Why? Because… um… I don’t know, otherwise people wouldn’t watch the Super Bowl?)
Anyway, CBS started advertising for the Big Game during the Colts/Ravens game on January 6th, and here is one of the images they used: