Hello, my name is Scott and I am a sports junkie. There I said it. I love sports. I love playing sports and watching sports. As I have gotten older and more out of shape, I do a lot more watching of sports than playing of them. As a result, like a lot of other people, I found myself sitting on my couch on Sunday watching parts of the AFC and NFC football championship games. I watched as Peyton Manning picked apart the defense of the New England Patriots, leading his team to the Super Bowl. I also watched the last part of the fourth quarter between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. It was some of the most exciting football I had watched all season long, right up to and including the last real play of the game when a pass thrown to a 49ers player in the end zone was tipped in the air and intercepted by the Seahawks, sealing the victory for the team and sending them to the Super Bowl. What an exciting finish, but unfortunately that was not the end of the evening. Immediately after the game, Richard Sherman, the Seattle player responsible for tipping the pass intended for the 49ers wide receiver, was interviewed, at which time I was absolutely shocked at the interview and response given by this very intelligent man. Instantly, my excitement and happiness for the Seahawks as a team changed by the comments made by one player, who got caught up in the heat of the moment and made the moment all about himself.
Well, I am happy to report that my feelings for the Seahawks have changed again, and it is not because Richard Sherman “apologized” for his rant. Instead, it is because of an interview that Pastor Mark Driscoll, from Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington had with several Christian players from the Seattle Seahawks team, including their starting quarterback Russell Wilson. In light of the big Super Bowl game coming up, I thought I would share with you the two links where you can watch clips of the interview. As you watch, you may notice that these guys make some pretty shocking statements of their own; the biggest being that Jesus is bigger than the Super Bowl. Yet, there has been no coverage given to these guys and their shocking statements for Christ, while the self-absorbed statements of Richard Sherman have dominated the TV and radio waves all week.