Jesus Playing Football

Submitted by Tacky Julie November 12th, 2009
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Jesus Playing Football

Thanks to, you can buy one of these “Jesus inspirational sports statues” for your favorite young Catholic. Jesus is portrayed as just a regular guy playing twelve different sports, including baseball, hockey, soccer, basketball, karate, ballet, skiing, and so on. I picked the football statue because I was intrigued by the boy on the right trying to tackle Jesus. What’s the penalty for roughing the Savior? Fifteen yards and a couple of years in Purgatory? If Jesus makes a forward pass, is it automatically a Hail Mary?

8 Responses to “Jesus Playing Football”

  1. Allee Willis

    Religious artifacts, even if Kitsch, always freak me out. But I’ve seen this ilk on eBay and even I’m tempted to plop down the coin as it seems to me that someone has taken great liberties in depicting the relationship between Jesus and his human flock when showing him engaged in contact sports. I don’t know enough about Catholicism to be making effective jokes but this just doesn’t seem right! What’s next, Jesus and xtreme wrestling or chucking back beer and od-ing on Cheez Doodles?

  2. Mark Milligan

    Thanks it’s awesome. Having grown up in an area where football is for many a religion, I just can’t enough of this concept! Cheers!