Football Thoughts

Well, evil won over good in the Patriot’s victory over the Colts, so Western civilization is doomed, but we already knew that. Meanwhile, the Packers have the same record as the Colts, with Brett Favre enjoying a remarkable second wind in his stellar career. As an Oklahoma Sooner, I am proud of how team-alumnus Adrian Peterson broke the NFL single-gamerushing record by pouring on 296 yards for the Vikings, and this as a mere rookie! Another ex-Sooner distinguishing himself is former offense coach Mark Mangino, the big, big man who is now head coach at the University of Kansas. That team came from nowhere, unranked and unheralded, and is undefeated, with a 9-0 record. The Jayhawks are now ranked #5 nationally, are #4 in the BCS computer rankings, and are #2 in both scoring offense and scoring defense. This reminds me that, just as I attended the University of Oklahoma, I also attended the University of Kansas, and this performance is stirring within me long-dormant loyalties and school spirit.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://lutherama.blogspot.com Dr Luther from Lutherama

    Tell me about it we Aggies have suffered at the hands of both teams :( I hope Mangino takes care of himself, I’d hate to see Kansas lose a good coach. Kansas’ improvement only helps the Big 12, now if only we could stop our downward slide.

  • Joe

    funny how a winning football team can do that to you.

  • S Bauer

    I, as a Nebraska alumni, can only take comfort in the thing that has again been proven to be the one constant of the human condition: “whatever goes up must come down.”

    Sooner (no pun intended) or later, an athletic director will come along in every school who will decide he/she must fix what isn’t broken.

  • http://castingoutnines.wordpress.com Robert Talbert

    The Patriots won this game, but only barely — and the Colts were shorthanded. I still think it will be the Colts vs. the Packers in the Super Bowl.

  • http://www.pagantolutheran.blogspot.com Bruce

    “I still think it will be the Colts vs. the Packers in the Super Bowl.”

    Colts, yes. But as a lifelong Packers fan, I’ll wait and see what sort of craziness Favre commits in the game against Dallas. It IS fun to watch him slyly cavort. However, the way the Boys dismembered a wounded Phillie team Sunday night, I’d have to call them the best of the National Conference.
    And what’s going on in Detroit, anyway?? Is nothing sacred?


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