One in four Americans think God helps decide the outcome of football games
Jan 31, 2013, 9:00 AM EST
......according to the poll, 27 percent of Americans believe that God actually plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event. Yes, God is waving that ball fair or foul, like an omnipotent Carlton Fisk. Or to put it another way, God spends all day playing Madden NFL 12 with real players.
Which means that David Akers must have really done something wrong in his life recently. God seems to be steamed at him.
The poll, conducted on Jan. 16, consisted of random telephone interviews with 1,033 subjects.
The percentage jumps even higher if youíre a white evangelical Protestant from the South.
Roughly 4-in-10 minority Christians (40%) and white evangelical Protestants (38%) agree that God does play a role in the outcome of a sporting event, compared to less than 3-in-10 (29%) Catholics, less than 1-in-5 (19%) white mainline Protestants, and approximately 1-in-10 (12%) religiously unaffiliated Americans.
More than one-third (36%) of Americans who live in the South agree that God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event, compared to nearly 3-in-10 (28%) Americans who live in the Midwest, 1-in-5 (20%) Americans who live in the Northeast, and 15% of Americans who live in the West.
That low percentage for the West is not surprising: thatís where Chargers and Raiders fans live.
Read more here along with always entertaining Yahoo comments: http://offthebench.nbcsports.com/201...games/related/