We’re going to make sure they understand that Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle, that that’s something that is important,” [said a University of Connecticut football coach]. “If you want to be successful and you want to win, get championships[,] then you better understand that this didn’t happen because of you. This happened of our Lord and Savior.”

(I’ve taken the quotation from an article that expresses indignation over U Conn’s, uh, reservations about the coach.)

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7 Responses to “As ever: You CANNOT make this stuff up.”

  1. Alan Allport Says:

    What is this curious thing, the ‘Judeo-Christian Faith,’ that Yahoos use to gussy up their sectarianism? Where are its houses of worship? What is its credo?

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Credo: Win football games at any cost.

  3. janet gool Says:

    Hello Margaret!
    Hard to figure out what the Judeo aspect of the Judeo-Christian creed has to do with “putting Jesus at the center of the huddle”.
    This little ditty came to mind:
    Hymie, Joey, Herb and Sam!
    We’re the boys who eat no ham!
    We play football, we play soccer,
    We keep matzas in our locker!
    Regards from the Holy Land,
    Janet

  4. MattF Says:

    I suppose the coach (excuse me, The Coach) goes to church on Sunday, since he knows that the Guy Upstairs takes attendance. And the sermon is an opportunity to zone out… Unless that mischievous all-star wide receiver got into a little trouble the night before…

  5. Margaret Soltan Says:

    MattF: Theologians are being brought in to grapple with the outcome of this godly group:

    http://deadspin.com/southern-wins-basketball-game-by-104-points-ncaa-remai-1492035274

  6. JND Says:

    “this didn’t happen because of you” “You didn’t build that”?

  7. charlie Says:

    So it’s come to this. Unis not only build up their football teams as marketing tools, but because god wants him some good football. Keep in mind this ain’t some SEC team, ensconced in the Deep South. This is from the flagship of a supposedly progressive state….

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