The biggest sports news of the day is that Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib came out as gay as the first active NFL player: The timing for this announcement is very appropriate as the NFL and the world at large are observing pride month. But Carl has professed other personal things on his Instagram in the past. In December 2020 he shared a Christmas greeting:

In June of 2020, Carl confessed to being a God-father, which in the Christian tradition means, he takes charge of the spiritual well-being of a little person.

In April 2020, Carl’s birthday happened to coincide with Easter. The feast of resurrection is so important to the defensive end that he mentions it in his birthday post:

In August 2019, Carl instructed his fans loud and clear: “Don’t let a day go by without thanking God for all that you’re blessed with.”

Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib came out on Instagram big time: as a gay man who cares for the spiritual well-being of a little person, thanks God for his opportunities, and finds meaning in Christian rituals and holidays.

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Being a person of faith helps you leading a focused life. That is why Mark Kriegel thinks God wants Kurt Warner to win another Super Bowl.

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The Christmas Linebacker brings the Christ back to Christmas.

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With the playoffs approaching, and the NFL Network holding a monopoly on Thursday night games you’ll likely find yourself watching more games in public this December. That is why Esquire put together this Sports Bar Etiquette.

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Michelle aka BeachStorm took a risk being late to work just to share this wonderful picture.

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Did you know Tom Brady was a priest of the new responsibility?
Check out this month’s Esquire:

“Look at the attention I get: It’s because I throw a football. But that’s what society values. That’s not what God values. God could give a shit, as far as I’m concerned. He didn’t invent the game. We did. I have some eye-hand coordination, and I can throw the ball. I don’t think that matters to God.”

But, he’s reminded, the guys you play with routinely state that God does care. “Maybe,” Tom Brady says, “but that’s not the way I feel. It’s a game, man. I have a hell of a lot of fun playing it, don’t get me wrong. And it’s very competitive and very stimulating. And that’s why I do it. But we invented this game.”

This is what inspired the guys at epiccarnival to putting together a list of the TOP 10 THINGS THAT GOD VALUES IN TOM BRADY.

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Last November we asked two sporting questions concerning the Pope’s US vist. The answers are: No and no.

But there are good news today as well: The NFL announced their 2008 schedule including the season-long theme of “Believe In Now”.

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EPIC CARNIVAL lists Top 11 signs that the Favre retirement coverage has been overblown. The No. 1 sign is:

“1. Holy Ghost bumped from Christian Trinity, with only a successful mid-season comeback keeping Favre from the second spot”

Let’s restrain to the facts:
– Brett Favre was a Super Bowl winning and a three time MVP
– Brett, his wife Deanna Tynes and their two daughters, Brittany and Breleigh are members of the Roman Catholic Church
A real hero of sport and spirituality has retired.

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This week, the NFL said it would allow big-screen viewings in churches as long as admission is not charged and the showings are on premises that the church uses on a “routine and customary” basis. More…

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Eli Manning led the Giants to an improbable victory in Super Bowl XLII.
Could you predict it? Maybe, because on Twitter there were more pro-Giants prayers than Patriotic ones:

macflauaus : Morning everyone! Today is the day that I pray I hope I’m right: a Super Bowl victory from the Giants!

cottonandsand : What im thinking in church today: pray for the Giants!

CathleenRitt : Hail Mary full of grace the lord is with thee. Please also be with the Giants. Pray for us twitterers now and at the hour of 6pm EST Amen

RobsaysHello123 : I pray the Patriots rise to victory and become forever remembered Good night n good luck.

That was 3:1 in prayers for the NY Giants, but not everyone thinks you should pray for a Super Bowl:

eoosen : thinks football is silly. Sunday is pray-day.

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