"I would be lying if I didn't say it's a little disappointing and frustrating. But I'm not going to get too discouraged about it. I'm a man of faith and I know God's in control. I don't know what's going to happen. I don't know what the next few weeks, few months hold. We'll see how everything plays out. But I'm working on a lot of things during practice and trying to get better as a quarterback. I'm enjoying it, being out here with the guys. Who knows how it's going to play out." –Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, via Fox Sports, October 10, 2013.
One of my pet peeves is invoking God or Jesus for just about anything related to sports. Thank God we won the game. Thank you Jesus for letting me score that touchdown. I feel blessed I didn’t get hurt.
When someone like Christian Ponder says “I know God’s in control”, we all know he’s not talking about Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier. At least we hope not. You know what The Bible says about worshipping false deities!
If I were a Vikings fan, I wouldn’t be praying to God for anything other than to have the inner strength to restrain myself from giving Ponder a kick in the butt for that comment.
God’s in control? Hello, Christian. I have news for you. God doesn’t care whether you win or lose a game. God doesn’t care whether or not you throw a touchdown or a pick six. And I’m sure God doesn’t care if you sit at the end of the bench and let your NFL career go by the wayside while Josh Freeman comes in and takes your job.
But a lot of Vikings fans do and that’s what matters. Grow a set and take control of the situation. Dedicate yourself to becoming the quarterback everyone in the Vikings organization thinks you are. Stop making stupid mistakes. Throw with more accuracy.
God can’t help you get your job back. You’re on your own there. Don’t believe me? Ask Tim Tebow if it’s still God’s will for him to be an NFL quarterback.