It should come as no surprise to anyone…

that the coach of the Mighty Seattle Seahawks is a Catholic.

It’s why he’s able to stay so humble even though your team sucks and deserves the pounding our Seahawks give it.

  • capaxdei

    What would really help your smack talk is if we could be 100% sure you know the Seahawks are a football team.

    • Roki

      Nah, everyone knows that Sounders F.C. is a football team. The Seahawks are an American Football team. Go Hawks!

      • BillyT92679

        The Sounders are a soccer club!

      • capaxdei

        O my heavens. Someone who’s worse at this than Shea.

        • chezami

          Football is a sport, right?

          • Paxton Reis

            It is a big big business on the pro-level and also the college level.

    • http://www.likelierthings.com/ Jon W

      I had to look it up.

  • BillyT92679

    He’s the D Coordinator. I assume Pete Carroll is historically Catholic since he’s Irish and Austrian.

    • BillyT92679

      I believe Belichick is as well, he’s Croatian. Nick Saban, another Croatian-American, is a very devout Catholic who has Mass celebrated every week in Alabama.

      • BillyT92679

        And Urban (great Papal name) Meyer also is a strong Catholic.

      • Bobby

        Belichick may be catholic but he’s no role model. He was named in a divorce lawsuit as the “other man” sleeping with the man’s wife.

  • Dave

    Whew. To most of the rest of the country, Pete Carroll comes across as a jerk (as is the coach of the 49ers for that matter) so it’s a relief you weren’t referring to him.

    • Dan13

      Jim Harbaugh comes across as a jerk on TV, but, according to a Sports Illustrated article, he is a Catholic who spends a week every year going down to Peru to help out people.

      • Paxton Reis

        Read that article too.
        I guess he can come off as a jerk, but I also see it as his intense focus on the job at hand.

    • Mark S. (not for Shea)

      Is there a professional or college football coach who isn’t a jerk? I’m pretty sure the first questions in the job interview are, “Can you scream profanity for 3 hours straight?” followed by, “Can you stalk up and down the sidelines, smacking gum with your mouth open? Did your mama teach you no manners? Who is the better role model: Sergeant Hulka from Stripes or Needermeyer from Animal House?”

      • Dave

        There are a few that seem to rise above the fray. Mike McCarthy of the Packers immediately comes to mind. I believe he attends daily Mass.

  • Patrick Ryan

    You mean “a” coach?

  • Patrick Ryan

    That article is about defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, not Pete Carroll.

  • Patrick Ryan

    Go Niners.

  • Tom

    Jim Harbaugh’s a Catholic, and Peyton Manning is a devout Christian. I believe he’s a member of the First Christ Church of Audible.

    • Dan13

      That particular denomination is headquartered in Omaha.

      • Andy, Bad Person

        You’re getting way too sports-knowledgy for this crowd, Dan.

    • http://www.likelierthings.com/ Jon W

      Tom Brady is *sigh* Catholic.

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    LOL, I wound up picking the Seahawks in the pool I play but I wouldn’t be so confident if I were you. Something tells me San Fran is on the up swing and the Seahawks are not. Anyway, both games on Sunday should be fun to watch.

  • peggy

    Steve Spag…something Italian… was the Rams coach for a couple years. The team was lousy…it still is. Can’t blame him, I guess.

    Catholic Spag and his wife married at a Church at the Vatican.

    • Tom

      Spagnuolo.

      • peggy

        Grazie.
        Merci.
        Thx

  • Michael in ArchDen

    I’m sure his faith will be a great comfort to him after the Broncos win the SuperBowl.

    • Dan F.

      You meant to type “Patriots” right? ;)

      • Dave

        Apparently not.

        • Dan F.

          :( yeah. crow is, not surprisingly, tough this time of year.

  • faithandfamilyfirst

    If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. I will refrain from commenting on Pete Carroll.


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