"Jesus and Sports
August 23, 2001 12:47 PM   Subscribe

"Jesus and Sports go together like peanut butter and jelly." But remember, once you apply elephant dung it becomes sacreligious. (via Dr. Boom)
posted by black8 (20 comments total)
posted by jpoulos at 12:50 PM on August 23, 2001

I don't get this "doublepost" thing. I'm sure that some people are seeing this link for the first time, and it's not a big deal regardless -- why the tattletaling?
posted by tweebiscuit at 12:53 PM on August 23, 2001

(Especially since you didn't seem to have anything else to contribute -- would you have posted a comment if your "double-post" alert hadn't gone off?)
posted by tweebiscuit at 12:53 PM on August 23, 2001

I was just saying, is all. Two reasons:

a. Sometimes Matt kills double posts. It keeps front-page clutter to a minimum. That's how things work around here.
b. If the link stays, others will be aware that there's already a thread chock full of snarky goodness.

Personally, I don't get this "bitching about pointing out doubleposts" thing.
posted by jpoulos at 1:02 PM on August 23, 2001

twee: I think there's a game some MeFi'ers play where they earn points for being the first to point out a double-post. Score 1 for jpoulos!
posted by msacheson at 1:11 PM on August 23, 2001

I wasn't criticizing you specifically -- it's just that doublepost-spotting seems to be almost a game on MeFi. I've seen quite a few accompanied by "Why don't you check the archives before you post?" (with snarkier language, of course.) Occasionally it seems to degenerate into "Ha ha, look at what the idiot new guy did!"
posted by tweebiscuit at 1:11 PM on August 23, 2001

msacheson -- we had the exact same thought at the exact same moment. Nice!

I also don't like what the double-post craze does to me -- when I first saw the link, my first thought was "Double-post! If I mention it I'll look like a MeFi oldtimer! Awesome!" My second thought was "Why make someone feel stupid unnecessarily? It's a nice link. I don't really mind."
posted by tweebiscuit at 1:13 PM on August 23, 2001

Not to sounds like a snarky old-timer, but this sort of discussion belongs in MetaTalk because it hijacks the thread.
posted by briank at 1:14 PM on August 23, 2001

I understand your point, twee, but you did, in fact, criticize me specifically in your second post. No biggee, though.

Yes, it can be sort of a game for some of us, but there is a value, I think, in establishing and "enforcing" some rules around here. You don't have to be a jerk about it (and I don't think I was), but guidelines are important.

Anyway, this isn't the place for this discussion. Let's take it to MetaTalk.
posted by jpoulos at 1:17 PM on August 23, 2001

Um...what briank said.
posted by jpoulos at 1:17 PM on August 23, 2001

posted by Satapher at 1:33 PM on August 23, 2001

I think the Hockey figurine where Jesus is about to throw a check is pretty amusing myself...

Number 33, the Savior, 2 minutes for cross checking

(sorry, couldn't help it)
posted by tj at 1:38 PM on August 23, 2001

Wow...I post for the first time in weeks, go get some Pho and look what happened!
Sorry...and tj, you rule!
posted by black8 at 2:16 PM on August 23, 2001

hmmm I wonder if Jesus were in the NHL, who he'd play for (probably the Red Wings... he's old enough)
posted by tj at 2:31 PM on August 23, 2001

Do other magical all-powerful invisible mythological superbeings care enough about local sports to take sides? I'm betting on whoever Wotan, Apollo and Ra are for! :D
posted by UncleFes at 2:46 PM on August 23, 2001

I'm going with Kali...possibly Odin with the Huginn and Munnin tag-team combo. And a side order of Jubilex the Faceless Lord.

And you can't go wrong with a good, pissed-off Nyarlathotep vs. Shub Niggurath Cage Match.

uh oh. Got dorky again.

Thru bein cool

posted by Kafkaesque at 2:50 PM on August 23, 2001

tj, nice hockey references. I think he'd play for the Rangers. They like to over-pay for old people, and they'll need a miracle to be better next year.
posted by msacheson at 2:59 PM on August 23, 2001

I don't get it, where's the dung? This certainly does not deserve an NEA grant.
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 3:36 PM on August 23, 2001

thank you msacheson, but being from Detroit, I have a bit of a bias.
Those of us who grew up watching Douggie Weight (I know his godmother) grow up, I have a bit of a bias about who jesus would play for.
posted by tj at 9:35 PM on August 23, 2001

Wouldn't Jesus play on God's Own Hockey Team, the Leafs?

posted by D at 10:02 PM on August 23, 2001

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