A “Super” Super Bowl

Over the years I have had the opportunity to watch a number of Super Bowls.  Often they are less than super.  However the game last night was an excellent game.  Both teams played well and the lead changed twice in the final minutes.  It was truly an exciting game with a great ending.  Of course, not the ending that you desired if you were a Cardinal’s fan, but a great game non the less.  

Even though it was a great game,  I wonder how many people’s lives were adversely affected by it’s outcome?  How many people placed bets of money that they could not afford to lose?  How many people said, or did things during, or after the game, that this morning they regret?  How many people made a great game into something that has negative effects?

I  think that some of us need to re evaluate our attitude towards sports, and indeed life in general.  Our priorities and decisions should be examined regularly, so that we are keeping the proper focus in life.

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9 Responses to “A “Super” Super Bowl”

  1. Gloria Says:

    I managed to see the ‘amazing” 100 yard touch down but that was enough for me. 😛
    as for the re examining – yup that is a grand idea.

  2. Pastor Curt Says:

    That was a heart breaker if you were a Cardinals fan!

  3. LisaB Says:

    I do hope trying the pickle-sickle during the game wasn’t on the list of things done during the game that was regretted later!

  4. Ruthie Oberg Says:

    Just got the news about your dad and don’t have your email address so I thought I’d just leave a note here. We’ll be praying for you and your family as you deal with all of the details and emotions of the coming days and weeks.

    Love you guys!


  5. Pastor Curt Says:

    LisaB, I don’t mind trying new things, but next time I will decline the offer of a “pickle-sickle.

    Ruthie, thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

  6. Dave Says:

    Connecting a few points here…

    Alot of the time, people like to cite sports as “important team building” exercises. While I think this is true, too often it’s used as an excuse for the sometimes excess and shallow sports entertainment industry.

    Pastor C, as we’ve talked about before on Deb’s blog…the nature of morals from my point of view is that we shouldn’t do things that hurt people, both other people and ourselves. It’s possible to be passionate about sports and still remember this.

    Unfortunately, it’s not always common.

  7. Pastor Curt Says:

    Dave, I enjoy sports both as a participant and as a spectator. It has a variety of benefits. It is when people cross a line and allow their actions to be hurtful to themselves or others that it is no longer fun or entertaining. Unfortunately, this can happen at all levels of sports.

  8. Dave Says:

    And not just in sports either…. Buddhism teaches that things “in excess” are often not good for people. I think there is a lot of truth in the idea of moderation being generally pretty healthy. =)

  9. Pastor Curt Says:

    The basis of Aristotle’s ethics, as well, is the concept of moderation. It is apparently recommended in several cultures

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