I am not a huge sports person--and I have little traction with any American sports--Baseball and American football just don't do it for me. But I do have a soft spot for Manchester United. Since I was a kid they have been my team and that hasn't diminished living here. At one time I barely saw soccer on the telly (the US was a soccer wasteland for many years), so I couldn't enjoy it unless I was home in the UK, but now it's on all the time and I spend a bit of time with friends enjoying the beautiful game. United lost on Saturday in the FA Cup to Portsmouth, who seem to be their stumbling block this season, there goes any dream of a Treble this season, but that's the way it is with football, you never know how it will turn out.
Craig and I touched on sports in our book on theology and pop culture, but given the fact that the book was principally directed at US audiences, I left the bulk of it to Craig and focused on other topics, but increasingly sports keeps coming up in conversations and conferences I am involved in and it might be time to revisit the relationship between sport and religion once again.