See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, June 03, 2011

Wenski and Farrel - betting bishops.


A lot of hot air in the south.
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Miami, Fla., Jun 2, 2011 / 07:36 pm (CNA).- As the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks begin the NBA Championship series, the Catholic bishops of the teams’ hometowns have made a friendly wager on the outcome.
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Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami offered Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas three items from three parts of his archdiocese: a collection of Key Lime pies and stone crabs from Monroe County, a box of cigars handmade in Miami, and a fish bowl containing Ft. Lauderdale sand, shells from the beach, and water from the Atlantic Ocean.
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He will also include some “ocean breezes and oranges” if the Miami Heat lose, the Archdiocese of Miami reports.
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Bishop Farrell has accepted the challenge. He has offered barbeque ribs from Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q in Frisco, tortillas and salsa from Luna Tortilla Factory in Dallas, and a deep dish pecan pie from Colin Street Bakery in Corsicana. He is also offering a “Don’t Mess with Texas” hat.
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If the Heat loses, Bishop Farrell said, he would like to receive a picture of Archbishop Wenski wearing the cap, perhaps while sitting on his Harley motorcycle. - Catholic bishops bet on Heat v. Mavericks NBA Championship
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Who the hell cares?

5 comments:

  1. A Random Friar7:28 AM

    Granted, it's not the issue of greatest import in our times, but it's one of those stories that always finds it way in the papers.

    At worst, silly. But it might also be a rare positive article on the bishops ("Look! They care about sports, just like we do!")

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  2. Ah but you posted it.

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  3. This is a "What?" post so please don't take it too seriously - it's part of my 'late night humor' which isn't always appropriate. I removed 2 posts from late last night because no one 'got' it. Not to worry.

    The bishops made me laugh actually, and the betting seemed so 'church-ladyish' - not to mention their photos. I'm simply being my uncouth self. Let them 'bet the farm' if they want to.

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  4. ...and it's a nice diversion from the
    Casey Anthony trial which is dominating Florida news right now ..

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  5. The bishops made me laugh actually, and the betting seemed so 'church-ladyish'...

    That's exactly the phrase I was looking for.

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