The Hardest Working Deity in Show Business

February 5, 2008

So God, creator of the universe and master of all things, took time off from his busy schedule of making hurricanes and hunchbacked babies to guide that football right into David Tyree’s hands. And why not? It only makes sense that God would be watching the Superbowl. After all, the Lord of Hosts has the best skybox of them all, doesn’t he?

In honor of Tyree, I’m starting a new category: Age of Miracles. Please alert me whenever the Almighty gets name-checked for helping out on things like ball games, stadium concerts and Virgin Mary-shaped oil slicks in Jiffy Lubes.

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3 Responses to “The Hardest Working Deity in Show Business”

  1. rix Says:

    As with “miracles” that have happened to the Mets, I’m inclined to credit a lower order of petty deities.

  2. Chucky Says:

    It was skill all the way. Divine providence had nothing to do with it.

    The best part of this Super Bowl? Bill Belichick, the Boris Badenov of the NFL, flees the scene in his red hoodie before the clock strikes zero.

    Speaking of David Tyree, aren’t you aware he’s from Montclair?

  3. (((Billy))) Says:

    This may be innapropriate (and if it is, please delete this (I’m still not sure of all the unwritten rules about blog etiquette (and is there any place the unwritten rules are written down?))), but I have a short piece over at my blog (is that called blog-whoring?) calle “A Theist Moment” which, in the eyes of some, may be an example of divine intervention. Or not.

    I have noticed, though, that, based upon current examples of miracles, god has really be slacking off. First, he creates the entire universe. In a week. Wow. Then, the parting of the Red Sea. Impressive. Then, feeding a lot of people with just a few loaves and fishes (Heck, I do that at my house when the kids show up with a couple of friends at dinner time). A lot of healing (but only for a select few). These days, an oil spot, spackle, a potato, even a car starting with an almost dead battery make the grade for ‘miracle.’ Maybe god is tired? Omnipotence, omniscience and Dodge Omni must be tiring.


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