Dear Rivalry Fan
Many know its the day before the big game. Yes, the one that you really hope your team wins no matter what. It doesn’t matter how the season has gone so far. If you could pick just one game to win this would be it. Since you were a young child you’ve been clearly on one side or the other.
Now, about this time emotions start to rise. You hate that other team so much you’re bound to say something you will soon regret. What starts out as simple joking becomes personal attacks. Next thing you know tempers are flying, words are flying, and in some crazy cases fists are flying. Before you know it your love of football has trumped your love of others.
Let me remind you that it’s just a game. It’s not worth losing a friendship or jeopardizing a family relationship over. In fact, a win or loss will not pay your bills, help or hurt you, or improve your future. It’s obvious we’ve let a game in many ways become our God. Especially when we have a win at all costs mentality. So, before you let human emotions mislead you. Think about what really matters most in life. If you’re thinking wisely then football will not even make your top ten list of priorities.
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” (James 1:19)