January 19th, 2009 11:10 EST
"Jesus Freak" Kurt Warner Headed to Super Bowl 43!
Sports fans who have followed Kurt Warner`s pro football career know that the man is a humble, God fearing player who always gives due credit to HISmain man: Jesus Christ, whom Warner calls his Lord and Savior.
Warner`s religious transparency leaves some feeling squeamish, none of whom are among the 50,000 crazed Arizona Cardinal fans who are still celebrating Warner`s performance in a 32-25 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles this afternoon.
That win advances Warner and the Cardinals to Super Bowl XL111, which will be played in Tampa, Florida two weeks hence.
As reported, in part, at reference 1:
"Kurt Warner is going back to the Super Bowl, a sweet journey for a 37-year-old quarterback considered washed up not so long ago.
"Warner engineered Arizona`s 32-25 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday in theNFC championship game, the culmination of an unlikely playoff run for a Cardinals franchise that had been the joke of the league for years.
"Warner threw four touchdown passes Sunday, three to the phenomenal Larry Fitzgerald. But his biggest was his fourth, an 8-yard middle screen to rookie Tim Hightower, who barreled over the goal line to give the Cardinals back the lead with 2:59 to play.
"It came at the end of a 14-play, 72-yard drive that used up nearly eight minutes of the fourth quarter after the Eagles had rallied from an 18-point deficit to go ahead 25-24.
"Warner completed 21 of 28 passes for 279 yards with no interceptions."
Skeptics will point out that Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and millions of Philadelphia Eagle fans prayed to Jesus fortheir team to win.
Why did He answer Warner and ignore McNabb?
Beats the Hades out of me, mate!
As they say, "The Lord moves in mysterious ways," and on this particular Sunday, He was clearly partial to those who call the Arizona desert home!