TITLE

A different breed, praying for the same result

AUTHOR(S)
Kindred, Dave
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Sporting News;2/10/2006, Vol. 230 Issue 6, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article shares the author's views on devotion shown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, towards football and its football team, Pittsburgh Steelers. A couple Sundays ago, at Beloved Disciple Church an hour north of Pittsburgh, the Grove City College professor Paul Kengor added one prayer to his regular list. He made a petition on behalf of his Steelers, who later that day would play the mighty Indianapolis Colts. Even as he prayed, Kengor felt a tinge of foolishness, impropriety, even guilt. But then he saw his priest. As he passed among the faithful bidding them God's blessing, he waved a Terrible Towel, which has been the symbol of Steelers' devotion, instead of holy water.
ACCESSION #
19715075

 

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