Monday, June 20, 2005

About Last Night . . .

Even though it was the Sabbath yesterday, I was deeply distressed. I’m not even sure how to put my feelings into words.

The last time I felt this way was when I learned that Darth Vader was Luke’s father.

Sure I’ve struggled over the problem of evil, but nothing could compare to the philosophical dilemma I struggled with last night.

When Detroit and San Antonio went into overtime, I wasn’t sure what team I wanted to win. I’ve been cheering on San Antonio throughout this series, but Detroit has proven to be a dangerous team and I do love cheering on the underdogs.

I felt torn and unsure of what team I wanted to win. I said a small prayer to Mary for wisdom and she told me to place my bet on San Antonio.

I made a quick call to my bookie in Las Vegas and put $500 down on San Antonio.

I was greatly relieved with San Antonio won. Don’t worry, I’ll tithe my 10%.


Blogger dAAve said...

Your Holiness

There's some really good basketball in Italy. They don't do drug-testing. Go watch a game in person, if you can get a ticket.

yours in service

6/20/2005 6:05 PM  
Blogger jevanking™ said...

This was an indulgence--right? All for the church.

6/20/2005 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Zaydia said...

Pope Joe! I'm so sad. Detroit's the reigning champions! We needed that win! Can you pray for us to win both in San Antonio? We need a miracle to do that! And, Holy Father, You'll be killing two birds with one stone. You can place another bet, win money -and- perform the miracle you need to become a saint!

6/20/2005 11:03 PM  
Blogger Car Gal said...

Your Holiness could you bless my Blog?

6/20/2005 11:17 PM  
Anonymous Georg said...

You should have played your piano.

6/20/2005 11:22 PM  
Blogger AP3 said...

I would've thought you'd be a Celtics fan.

6/21/2005 2:27 AM  
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

You must have prayed to Mary Kay of the cosmetics world. The Virgin Mary would have advised you not to gamble.

But since you came into all that money, consider asking Mary Kay for skin care products for men. You could use a little lipstick, cheek color, and eye shadow. You know, perk up your look.
Just sayin'

6/21/2005 2:36 AM  
Blogger Words are deadly said...


Hey, now I'm just trying to stay out of trouble here. I mean have you SEEN what a pistons fan does when they're angry? (thats a joke) Well hey, I'm stayin' on their good side.

6/21/2005 4:04 AM  
Blogger A Little Bar of Soap said...

Gambling?!? I am SHOCKED to my core! Devil, get thee out!

6/21/2005 4:15 AM  
Anonymous Christian Brotha said...

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6/21/2005 4:30 AM  
Blogger Kerry said...

i knew pope gambled too! i am going to ask mary for some advice on the daily number now...

thanks for visiting my blog. i am an apostle of yoda...

6/21/2005 5:04 AM  
Blogger Fleur-de-leis said...


6/21/2005 5:16 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

As a Michigander I must

Damn you to Hell, Your Holiness!

6/21/2005 5:37 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

p.s.- fluer de leis there looks like she should either be stoned for sluttiness or granted a special, private audience with Your Holiness.

6/21/2005 5:39 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

How did ya like last night in San Antonio, Mr. Popa?!
Yeah, baby!

6/22/2005 3:10 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

And now we're sad. :(

6/24/2005 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It makes sense to bet on the saint related team.

Damned If I Know

6/27/2005 4:48 AM  
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10/07/2005 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bookie? Gambling? Cockfights? Bull runs? So do I join the Sun Kissed on the beach? I'm starting to think of taking a class in Bingo strategies in this crazed, wonderful world. "The next number is B16." More booze and cocktails? Isn't anyone tired of same old, same old. Wisdom requested.

4/04/2006 7:37 PM  

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