It is common to hear athletes thank God for delivering them victory. God seems rather partisan when it comes to sports -- or at least many of us hope so. That must mean that the Cub fans are rather poor in their praying (not to mention Lions' fans). The World Cup brought out many pray-ers on behalf of team and nation. Obviously God was on the side of the Germans and not the Argentinians. Could this be a sign that God preferred Benedict to Francis? (I hope not). In any case, Joseph Price offers us interesting reflections on the phenomenon of sporting prayers. I invite you to read and reflect. By the way, I'm praying for a either a repeat of the Bay Bridge Series of 1989 (so the Giants can obtain bragging rights) or a repeat of the 2012 Series (with the Giants winning, of course).