On Super Bowl Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles upset the New England Patriots 41-33 to take home their first Vince Lombardi trophy ever. (The city celebrated in the true Philly fashion.)
During a post-game celebratory interview, Coach Doug Pederson, who was coaching high school football nine years ago, gave thanks to his "Lord and savior Jesus Christ."
"How do you explain this, that nine years ago you’re coaching in high school and here you are with this trophy?" asked Dan Patrick.
"I can only give the praise to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ for giving me this opportunity," said Pederson.
"And I’m going to tell you something. I’ve got the best players in the world, and it’s a resilient group. I love this coaching staff. Mr. Lurie, the owner. And not only do we have the best fans in the world, we now have the best team in the world. Thank you guys," he added.
The open Christianity is not constrained to just Coach Pederson. On Thursday, Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles told the press that he wants to be a pastor at a high school.
"I want to be a pastor in a high school," said Foles. "It's on my heart. I took a leap of faith last year and signed up to take classes at seminary. I wanted to continue to learn and challenge my faith. It's a challenge because you are writing papers that are biblically correct. You want to impact people's hearts."