Three Crosses in the NFL

 

I caught the end of the Monday Night Football game, in which the New Orleans Saints beat the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. As the camera panned over the players greeting and hugging each other across teams on the field immediately after the game, one big Saints player (a saint?) seemed to have stitches on his right cheekbone. Then we got another, much closer shot.

The stitches were actually an eyeblack patch applied below the eye. It was a black sticker with three thin gold crosses, the center cross elevated. Yes, in the season where the NFL has officially embraced the Marxist BLM ideology, a black player has chosen to display his Christian faith instead. The three crosses, the central cross prominent, represent Christ crucified between the two thieves.

I take that as a good sign, along with the apparent scarcity of official “Stop Hate” slogans across the back of Saints’ helmets. This was the same team, with the normal annual roster churn, that intimidated the former (white) quarterback Drew Brees and his wife into abasing themselves and their Christian faith before the alter of BLM. If more players choose to proclaim Christ over BLM, that is a good thing.

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  1. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Clearly a lovely October surprise!

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  2. Mexican freedom fighter Jack Coolidge
    Mexican freedom fighter Jack
    @dnewlander

    The Saints’ kicker also crossed himself and pointed to Heaven after making a field goal. The Seahawks’ kicker missed two FGs.

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  3. cdor Member
    cdor
    @cdor

    Nothing sings God’s blessings like surviving three hours of crushing into some of the world’s biggest and strongest human beings. Even with all of the knee bending and PC baloney constantly getting press coverage, there has always been a quiet but dedicated, and sizable, group of players who pray together after every game. There is also a large group of kneelers who have a very different purpose than the anthem protesters. They are kneeling around a fellow player who is injured and praying that the injury is not serious. These kneelers don’t desire attention from the press. They just want to thank God for being so blessed.

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  4. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    Mexican freedom fighter Jack (View Comment):

    The Saints’ kicker also crossed himself and pointed to Heaven after making a field goal. The Seahawks’ kicker missed two FGs.

    The Seahawks’ kicker was clearly trying out for the Cowboys.

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  5. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    cdor (View Comment):

    Nothing sings God’s blessings like surviving three hours of crushing into some of the world’s biggest and strongest human beings. Even with all of the knee bending and PC baloney constantly getting press coverage, there has always been a quiet but dedicated, and sizable, group of players who pray together after every game. There is also a large group of kneelers who have a very different purpose than the anthem protesters. They are kneeling around a fellow player who is injured and praying that the injury is not serious. These kneelers don’t desire attention from the press. They just want to thank God for being so blessed.

    The midfield post game prayers are a long term tradition, mostly avoided by the network cameras.

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