I've been a sports fan my entire life, but lately I'm finding it harder and harder to enjoy watching games or matches due to how much it irritates me to see the inane religious displays at nearly every event. Is it just me? I mean, a guy gets a measly, meaningless base hit in the 9th inning of a blowout loss and he crosses himself and points to the sky. Really? Or they interview the coach of a football team after a win and he says that first and foremost, he wants to thank God. Players gather before and after games to put on a big show of having a group prayer. Pitchers say a little prayer behind the mound before the game. I can't even count how many times a player on the winning side first wants to thank his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Even boxers that have just finished pummeling someone into a bloody pulp are getting in on the act; it's making me crazy. Do they really think God gives a shit, or that He helped them win; or that He prefers their team over the other? How arrogant and narcissistic is that?!? As hard as I try to ignore it, it makes me want to throw things at the TV and not attend games in person, not to mention lose respect for, and dislike, the players and coaches that do this. Do I need to just lighten up and try to ignore it? Please help me put this in perspective and be able to get back to enjoying the games!
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