A few thoughts the SuperBowl brought up

Two quick thoughts that all of today’s hype has brought to mind:

When a team is repeatedly referred to as “destined” to win (or other language that basically means the same thing), does that imply the other team is somehow destined to lose? Why do we never hear announcers talked about the team that is destined to lose? All week I’ve heard “the Cards are destined to win”, but not once did any of those people say “the Steelers are destined to lose”. Doesn’t saying one automatically mean the other as well? If so, why not just come out and say it.

When a team or a player thanks god for the win, or for getting them to the point they are that, do they actually believe it? Do they think that they alone are deserving of an all-powerful deity’s good graces, and that all the other players on all the other teams are somehow lesser then themselves? Do they really believe that god does exist, and is unwilling to stop mass genocide in the world, but is interested in helping some team, or some player in a fucking game?

Or is all of this language about god and destiny just complete bullshit, and the people spewing it know it’s bullshit?

Semi-related update as of the end of the Superbowl:

Everybody knows that Kurt Warner would have thanked god had the Cardinals held on to win the game. Since they ultimately lost and he won’t be interviewed in the heat of the moment now, I’d like to “channel” his post-game interview comments on his behalf.

Screw god. I had this damn game won, and he fucked me over. Well I ain’t taking that shit from him, I’m converting to Hindu in the morning. Jesus is a peice of shit for stealing this victory from me.

*storms off in a huff*


About Rodibidably

Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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