You may have heard Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talking about the active role God played in his team’s NFC Championship Game victory. Wilson saw his terrible four-interception performance before the deciding heroics as the Big Man Upstairs working on his ever-evolving Hollywood script.
“That’s God setting it up, to make it so dramatic, so rewarding, so special,” he said, alone for a moment in the locker room before heading out for the night. “I’ve been through a lot in life, and had some ups and downs. It’s what’s led me to this day.”
You’re probably sitting there thinking, “hey, if there is a god, I’m not entirely sure he has a vested interest in which teams win sporting events.”
You’ll be pleased to know Aaron Rodgers agrees with you.
On his weekly radio show today, the Green Bay Packers quarterback fielded a write-in question from a fan that addressed a supreme being’s involvement in sports.
Jason Wilde: Melissa says: I always find it a little off-putting when athletes, actors, and anybody says, “This is what God wanted” or “I want to thank God for helping us win today” — anything along those lines when a game or award is won. I’m paraphrasing here, but you get the gist. Personally, with all the chaos in the world, I’m not sure God really cares about the outcome of a game or an awards show. What do you think of statements such as these? You’ve obviously got your faith. Does what happens on Sunday impact your relationship with God or your faith at all?
Aaron Rodgers: I agree with her. I don’t think God cares a whole lot about the outcome. He cares about the people involved, but I don’t think he’s a big football fan.
Alright, so Rodgers didn’t bring the topic up nor was he asked specifically about Wilson. As such, the big HOT TAKE button should probably remain untouched.
My take: If there is a God — and he does care about sports — I want to know which side he favors and solely for gambling purposes. That type of inside information would be invaluable.
[H/T: The Big Lead]