BACK me up on this Eagles fans! We should TOTALLY get the Pope to bless the team this year. The last time a pope (John Paul II in 1980) blessed the Eagles, we went to the Super Bowl. Since he’s already going to be in Philly this September, maybe he could give the Eagles a holy fist-bump before he leaves.
Think of how much pull that would give the Eagles with Catholic referees and league officials when it came to judgement calls on things like late hits, illegal hits, and whether or not there’s enough evidence to reverse a call in instant replay. Even if we don’t get any divine intervention, it helps as far as politicking.
I know, I know. The Catholic Church does not believe in using its position to influence things. So fine. We’ll just ask for a quick blessing, have a cracker, kneel-stand-kneel-stand-kneel-stand, have some wine, and see what it gets us. Perhaps we should ask Arian Foster for suggestions.