Last year on the morning after the Super Bowl, I blogged about all the media attention that was being given to the faith of the winning Saints.
Reggie Bush was widely quoted saying that God had brought notorious partier Jeremy Shockey to the Saints.
At the same time, the faith of the losing Colts was ignored — even though Head Coach Jim Caldwell was a devout Christian.
So far today, I haven’t seen many references to the faith of the Packers — even though the Baptist Press wrote during the week about QB Aaron Rodgers being a serious Christian and many of the Packers attending Bible Study on a regular basis.
The only faith-filled quote I’ve seen is from receiver Greg Jennings: “To God be the glory. We’ve been a team that has overcome adversity all year, and now our head captain goes down. “(It was) emotional in the locker room. Our No. 1 receiver goes down. More emotions are flying in the locker room, but we find a way to bottle it up and exert it all out here on the field. To God be the glory.”
Maybe media people were more tuned into religious storylines last year because of all the spiritual vibes in New Orleans.
I’ll keep looking for religion-themed stories on the winners AND the losers.
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)