What a dilemma. The Denver Broncos’ thrilling overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers this evening has upped the moral stakes for this NFL football fan.
I’ve been rooting for the Broncos all season, or ever since the ridiculously clutch Born-Again quarterback Tim Tebow started starting for them. Now, next weekend, the Broncos visit Foxboro, Massachusetts, to play the New England Patriots in the next round of the playoffs, and I am torn between NE Patriotism and QB Christianity—Caesar and God.
I don’t like to have to do this, but I’ll have to play the Catholic card.
There are two starting quarterbacks in this game, and only one of them is Catholic: Patriots’ future Hall-of-Famer Tom Brady. God may trump Caesar, but Rome has it all over the Bible Belt.
Some say that Tom Brady isn’t a “good” Catholic—you know, that child out of wedlock a few years back and now the glam lifestyle with wife and supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Some go so far as to say that retired (?) quarterback Bret Favre is a “better” Catholic than Tom Brady.
I’ll take Tom the Winner over Bret the Faker any day. If you’ve lived in greater Boston for more than a season, you know that
Blessed Tom, while no saint, is a pretty good citizen and one very
smart, cool, handsome, successful, guy. Lucky too.
A Catholic role model.