It hasn’t been the best autumn for me, as a football fan. In the opening rounds of the season, all of my favorite teams–Pitt, Oregon, IUP, the Steelers, and our local high school team are a combined 4-7, with 3 of those losses coming from the hometown boys, a bunch of great young men, many of whom I’ve known since they were in kindergarten. A presumed contender for the league championship, it has been one thing after another for them, despite playing well, culminating in the catastrophic loss of our highly touted, college-bound senior quarterback in what looks to be a career-ending injury.
It seemed like they were cursed. Now, as it turns out, it looks like the blame goes to me for not praying enough. Or, to be honest, not praying at all. Or believing in any of that superstitious “Great Sky Bully” nonsense. Apparently, God is a petty sports fan, and He keeps score. At least, that’s what about 33% or Americans believe.