Football and religion...

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by Lab Mouse, Jul 31, 2002.

  1. Lab Mouse

    Lab Mouse New Member

    Apr 11, 1999
    Kalamazoo, MI, USA
    I am going to be teaching an American studies course this fall. I am not just doing the USA but also Mexico and Canada as well, and I'm doing components on religion and sports.

    My question is, is there a patron saint of soccer? I'm looking for a sort of a tie-in between religion and sport, especially soccer and hockey. Being one of those rebellious Lutherans, I don't know a whole lot about patron saints, so I'd appreciate any answers either here or by PM. My students would love to know too.

  2. clashcityrocker

    Mar 12, 1999
    In the shadow of RFK
    San Jose Earthquakes
    It changes from day to day. If it's Wednesday, it must be Mathis.
  3. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    Football is a religion.
  4. Jayhawk

    Jayhawk New Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    I believe Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of athletes, but as far as I know no sports have their own saint. May want to check with a more credible source, though.
  5. elainemichelle

    elainemichelle New Member

    Jul 20, 2002
  6. Boro_lad

    Boro_lad New Member

    u could have had a pilgrimage to see the twin towers of wembely....but the $hitty government has arsed up the plans for it...
  7. Nobby

    Nobby New Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Kirkland, WA
    Football is a religion. It teaches about morality according to Camus. It has a sabbath that is celebrated weekly. Its greatest practioners are its saints. Followers make pilgrimages to its sacred temples like the San Siro, the Azteca and while it existed, Wembley.
  8. Slash/ED

    Slash/ED New Member

    Apr 19, 2002
    Let's not forget the holy temple of Lansedown Road, home to the current nine year competitive unbeaten run which is ever continuing, home of saint Niall Quinn and yee holy disco pants (Which are the best) and saint Mick Byrne and his holy magic spounge.

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