I have a great deal of respect for the Oklahoma City Thunder now. Oklahoma city
is in a Bible Belt and religion there is huge. I would love to see the Utah Jazz
do this but, in Utah, I am afraid this would be perceived as the Millers trying
to force their religion on others.
@waterrocket Although I agree with you, the same could be said of BYU in years
past. Prayer for peace in the locker room before the game, go out and be thugs
on the field. I personally don't take any offense by it. Just guys
competing their hearts out and sometimes getting a little too emotional. Church
ball is where I saw some of the most violence on the court actually, yes, fists
flying and even chairs thrown. And those are some of the best memories!
Praying and hoping for good sportsmanship and an injury free contest is
admirable.What annoys me is when people confuse victory with divine
favor. God has fans on both sides wanting and praying for their side to be
Apparently it doesn't work.
@ countryvoice3, I'll come pick you up for church this Sunday at 10:30.
You're gonna have a great time.
“For our fans it’s an opportunity to pray if they want to, to have a
moment of silent reflection if they want to or it’s really for them to use
that time however they want to.”Sure a moment to use how you
want to while I inflict my fantasy on you that by the way is the same fantasy
that fights against many of my freedoms as a human.
I like this. Way to go OKC. Please keep this tradition alive. I would petition
the Utah Jazz to implement the same tradition. We could all use more of this in
Strange that they would invoke divine providence, then play like monsters. I
suppose that there is still hope for them, at least off the court. As far as
their play on the court, they need to stop acting like thugs and just play the
Had no idea that they did that, very cool!
Amen, amen, and amen!
So Cool So Cool!!!!! Wow why not the Jazz? SLC and no prayer. Utah and no
prayer! Hmmm!!! But SO COOL!Mark
Every time I start to lose faith in mankind, a story like this leaks out to
remind me not to give up on our species just yet. The greatest strength of man
is the faith he places in God.