My sunset image for today's Spiritual Sunday includes a statue located on Poseidonos Avenue in Palaio Faliro in Athens. The torch and five rings--arranged in their original configuration--commemorate the Olympics, which I had the honor of attending in Athens in 2004. Organized sports have certainly evolved since the first Olympic Games in 776 B.C. The Olympic creed was developed thousands of years later, and can certainly apply to all athletic events, including today's big game:
The most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the fight;
the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well.
An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. (New American Bible, 2 Timothy 2:5) There will only be one winner today. May the game be a fair one, and may all fans show good sportsmanship as well..