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Eagles Coach After Super Bowl: 'I Can Only Give the Praise to My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christí
CNS News ^ | 02/05/2018 | By Craig Millward

Posted on 02/05/2018 11:00:20 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Following the Philadelphia Eagles’ 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minn. on Sunday night, Eagles Coach Doug Pederson said: “I can only give the praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving me this opportunity.”

Dan Patrick of NBC Sports asked Pederson: “How do you explain this that nine years ago, you’re coaching in high school and here you are with [the Lombardi] trophy?”

Pederson responded: “I can only give the praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving me this opportunity, and I’m going to tell you something: I got the best players in the world and it’s a resilient group, I love this coaching staff-Mr. Lurie, the owner. Not only do we have the best fans in the world, we now have the best team in the world. Thank you guys.”

This marked the first time that the Philadelphia Eagles had won the Super Bowl. The Eagles did win the NFL Championship in 1960, before the Super Bowl was inaugurated.


TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Religion & Culture
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1 posted on 02/05/2018 11:00:20 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Also, here from Superbowl MVP Nick Foles:

https://www.christianheadlines.com/columnists/denison-forum/super-bowl-mvp-nick-foles-gives-all-the-glory-to-god-for-win.html

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Super Bowl LII set all kinds of records. The Eagles and Patriots combined for the most yards ever in an NFL playoff game. Nick Foles was the first quarterback ever to catch a touchdown in a Super Bowl. It was the first Super Bowl title for Philadelphia, a team which was the underdog in all three of its playoff games.

Nick Foles has to be the most famous backup quarterback in the world today. Forced into action when franchise quarterback Carson Wentz went down earlier in the season with a knee injury, he led his team to the world title and was named Super Bowl MVP. His coach, Doug Pederson, was coaching in high school nine years ago and led his team to the world title in only his second season in Philadelphia.

But for me, the most significant part of the game came during the awards ceremony. Coach Pederson said, “I can only give the praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving me this opportunity.” Tight end Zach Ertz, who made the game-winning catch, then told the audience, “Glory to God first and foremost.” Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles followed Ertz to the microphone and said the same.

Foles describes himself on Twitter as a “believer in Jesus Christ, husband, father, son, brother.” Many of his teammates share his faith in Jesus and are willing to make their commitment public.

The issue of athletes glorifying God at the end of victories is an ongoing debate. Some see it as an imposition of personal faith on the public. Others ask whether the players would have praised God if they had lost.

To me, Coach Pederson and his players were simply following the biblical example: “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory” (Psalm 115:1). Scripture teaches, “Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise” (James 5:13). We are commanded to “continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name” (Hebrews 13:15).


2 posted on 02/05/2018 11:01:16 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Alabama Quarterback TUA TAGOVAILOA gives Glory to the Lord after National Title Win!

- Roll Tide -

Best Commercial Ever

3 posted on 02/05/2018 11:04:02 AM PST by blam
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s the real deal. Don’t believe it? Send him a request for an autograph. Great guy.


4 posted on 02/05/2018 11:05:04 AM PST by Luke21
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To: blam

The Year of the Backup Quarterback, first Tua, now Nick Foles.


5 posted on 02/05/2018 11:05:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Nick Foles, and starting quarterback, Carson Wentz, are Christians too.


6 posted on 02/05/2018 11:05:39 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: SeekAndFind

Nick Foles, and starting quarterback, Carson Wentz, are Christians too.


7 posted on 02/05/2018 11:05:42 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: SeekAndFind

After the pride and arrogance displayed during this past season, a measure of humbleness and gratefulness to God is a more brilliant moment than winning the Super Bowl itself.


8 posted on 02/05/2018 11:05:53 AM PST by Ciaphas Cain (Liberalism, as with all else evil, can never create. It can only corrupt.)
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To: blam

The M&M commercial...LMAO


9 posted on 02/05/2018 11:05:58 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Ciaphas Cain
I wrote yesterday.....I'm betting there are a couple Patriots who wish they never took the knee....cuz God sees all.

No Eagle has ever taken a knee.

10 posted on 02/05/2018 11:07:53 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

No Eagle has ever taken a knee.”

...no, but they’ve raised their fists.


11 posted on 02/05/2018 11:10:43 AM PST by albie
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To: Ciaphas Cain

Well said.


12 posted on 02/05/2018 11:10:48 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: Sacajaweau

I believe a few Eagles took a knee in London in September.


13 posted on 02/05/2018 11:11:25 AM PST by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell)
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To: SeekAndFind

And Foles echoed him....glad I rooted for the Eagles as I usually do for “underdogs” .... despite some trashing them because they’re based in evil Philly....


14 posted on 02/05/2018 11:11:56 AM PST by trebb (I stopped picking on the mentally ill hypocrites who pose as conservatives...;-})
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15 posted on 02/05/2018 11:14:25 AM PST by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me - https://www.youtube.cwom/watch?v=wH-pk2vZG2M5)
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To: dfwgator

And when Wentz comes back, he’s going back to the bench.

I’ve taken a liking to this time. Hard to not like them.


16 posted on 02/05/2018 11:17:12 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: Sacajaweau

I apologize.....that was the Jaguars. Sorry. I cannot find where any Eagles took a knee, but some did and still do (just not on Super Sunday) raise the Black Power fist.


17 posted on 02/05/2018 11:17:22 AM PST by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell)
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To: albie
"No Eagle has ever taken a knee.”

...no, but they’ve raised their fists.

Still, they all stood for the Anthem!

18 posted on 02/05/2018 11:22:42 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Thanks SeekAndFind. I found the clip of QB Foles saying the same thing in the postgame. I broke down and watched the action-only edit of the game on YouTube, 27 minutes. The edge was in the defense, the Eagles got better as the game wore on. Nothing much wrong with either team, a great matchup.

19 posted on 02/05/2018 11:23:52 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Ciaphas Cain
It's connected. Look back at the Browns season. This past year's recruits were highly regarded at the beginning. They actually won all of their pre-season games. Then they got involved with antics to insult the fans and exhibit their lack of patriotism, with the coach's blessing. The result....a historically laughable winless season.

Has it occurred that teams which focus on winning and caring about how fans relate to their team are more focused on winning than the in-your-face spoiled jerks and their enablers in ownership and management? If only the NFL would get the message and get rid of players, coaches, and management that spit in the faces of their fan base. They're not focused on the game and the result shows.

20 posted on 02/05/2018 11:24:10 AM PST by grania (Deplorable and Proud of It!)
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