Monday February 02nd 2009, 2:55 pm
Filed under: Patristics

I hope everyone enjoyed the game last night — and those of you who wear pacemakers have had the contraptions recalibrated.

Ich bin ein Pittsburgher, having moved here in 1986. But even when I was growing up on the east side of the state (Eagles territory), I was a Steelers fan. Since I never grew, my Franco Harris jersey fit me till it was threadbare.

I considered concocting an ironic post gleaned from Tertullian’s polemic on The Games. But I concluded that it would be unfair, today, to restart our conversation over whether the guy was a heretic.

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Was there a football game last night or something?

Comment by Karen Edmisten 02.02.09 @ 9:23 pm

I wanted the Cardinals to win yesterday–I love Kurt Warner from his time here in St. Louis–but what a fantastic game! And yes, football has some similarities to Roman forms of entertainment, with the notable difference that usually no one dies.

Comment by Carl Sommer 02.02.09 @ 9:52 pm

I’m still laughing over the short joke. ahhhh, so funny!

Comment by Christina 02.03.09 @ 12:06 am

Thank GOD they didn’t use Tertullian in writing the sections of the catechism that address sports, especially 1882 and 2187. I can’t even imagine what Pittsburgh would be like without sports.

Comment by ambrose 02.03.09 @ 9:59 am

Was there a FOOTBALL game yesterday? Ohhhhhh my.

Comment by Bob Pegritz 02.03.09 @ 4:26 pm

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