February 6, 2010

Saturday Smile

A Super Bowl Double-header Today


Three quarterbacks, Peyton Manning, Tony Romo and Tom Brady go to Heaven to visit God and watch a Celtics game. God decides who will sit next to him by asking the boys a question.

God asks Peyton Manning first: "What do you believe?" Manning thinks long and hard, looks God in the eye, and says "I believe in hard work, and in staying true to family and friends. I believe in giving. I was lucky, but I've always tried to do right by my fans." God can't help but see the essential goodness of Manning, and offers him a seat to his left.

Then God turns to Tony Romo and says "What do you believe?" Tony says "I believe passion, discipline, goodness and honor are the fundamentals of life. I too have been lucky, but win or lose, I have always tried to be a true sportsman, both on and off the playing fields. God is moved by Romo's sincere eloquence, and offers him a seat to his right.

Finally God turns to Tom Brady "And you, Tom, what do you believe?"

Brady replies "I believe you're in my seat."

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A man had 50-yard line tickets for the Super Bowl. As he sits down, another
man comes down and asks if anyone is sitting in the seat next to him. "No,"
he says, "The seat is empty."

"This is incredible," said the man. "Who in their right mind would have a
seat like this for the Super Bowl, the biggest sporting event in the world,
and not use it?"

He says, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come
with my wife, but she passed away. This is the first Super Bowl we haven't
been to together since we got married in 1967."

"Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find someone
else -- a friend or relative, or even a neighbor to take the seat?"

The man shakes his head. "No, they're all at the funeral!