Oh, God…

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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.

http://publicreligion.org/research/2013/01/january-2013-tracking-poll-2/#.VgFTo33LB2A

 

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About JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
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One Response to Oh, God…

  1. kingmidget says:

    Well, if he is, I wish he’d make up his mind about who he wants to win!!

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