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Football as Religion

Football as Religion

Many times over football has been declared America’s religion.  Maybe it is.  When I was saying mass last Sunday, the day that the New York Giants was to play the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC spot in the SuperBowl, there were lots of heavy jackets bearing the Giants’ logo.  There were also plenty of remarks after the mass about where people expected to be when the game started at 6:30 that evening.  The two religions–the one I’m supposed to represent and the one symbolized by those jackets–were meshing very nicely that morning. Read More

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