Russell Wilson Blames God

This is not new news, but the Super Bowl is over and I’ve had a chance to think about Russell Wilson’s comments a couple of weeks ago.  For those unfamiliar with Russell Wilson, he’s an up and coming quarterback in the NFL playing for the Seattle Seahawks.  He helped Seattle win the Super Bowl last year, but they lost the Super Bowl this year.

In the NFC Championship game two weeks before the Super Bowl he led Seattle back from a big deficit in the 4th quarter to win the game.  He played a horrible game in the first 3 quarters throwing 4 interceptions.  For those non-football fans out there, a quarterback throwing 4 interceptions is considered a horrible game!  It’s somewhat rare to throw that many interceptions in a single game.

Russell Wilson had every right to be excited after the game as his team did complete a very remarkable comeback, albeit with a bit of help from horrible decision making by the Green Bay Packers.  In the press conference after the game, Wilson said, when asked about his 4 interceptions:

“That’s God setting it up, to make it so dramatic, so rewarding, so special.”

Wow!  That’s Wilson taking no blame whatsoever for his own mistakes.  Instead of taking responsibility, he blamed God.  Yes, the game worked out in Wilson’s favor in the end, but do you seriously think God made you throw 4 interceptions just so you can win in a remarkable comeback.  You’ve got to be kidding me!  Children are dying of horrible diseases and warfare across the world, but God took a moment out of His time to make you throw 4 interceptions but then come back and win the game.  What an arrogant attitude?!?!?  As you might guess, I was rooting for the Patriots in the Super Bowl.  I’m an AFC person.  Always have been since a kid, so I always root for the AFC team in the Super Bowl.  Seattle losing was just icing on the cake.

For those who watched the Super Bowl, you know Wilson throw an interception at the 1 yard line with less than a minute remaining.  Seattle was about to win the Super Bowl until Wilson screwed it up.

The moral of this story?  I guess Wilson didn’t pray hard enough before/during the Super Bowl.  🙂