The offseason for Philadelphia Eagles fans has been one where they’ve seen recognizable names depart at the hands of head coach Chip Kelly. But with offseason addition of oft-injured Sam Bradford, Eagles fans are thinking ahead by creating a petition to get the Pope to bless the knees of their starting quarterback ahead of his September visit.

That’s right. Eagles fans are asking the Pope to bless Sam Bradford’s knees.

From the petition:

The Pope is coming to Philly! Our city! With this Eagles season coming up, a lot of our Super Bowl hopes rely on Sam Bradford’s knees staying healthy. So, with one of the most religious representatives in the world visiting our wonderful place we call home, how about we get him to bless Bradford’s knees during his visit to Philly! This town deserves a Super Bowl, and a healthy Bradford is the only way we will have a parade down Broad Street! Please sign this petition and Go Eagles and Welcome to Philly, Pope Francis!!!!

Let me tell you why this is a bad idea, Philly fans. (Well, other than the obvious.)

Back in 2010, I took a trip to NYC where I visited the beautiful Catholic churches. After walking in and taking some pictures of the architecture, I thought it would be a good idea to say a prayer.

Now, I’m not a particularly religious person so I couldn’t think of anything to ask God for outside of the normal stuff: health and happiness for my family and friends. Oh, and I mentioned a little favor for my football team as they faced off against the Eagles in the coming weekend.

That’s right, I prayed for the Jacksonville Jaguars to beat the Philadelphia Eagles.

But instead of giving me a win, God acted like I had prayed for Sodom and Gomorrah and left me with a Jaguars loss of 28-3.

So if experience tells me anything, this petition by Philly fans will only result in Sam Bradford getting his legs amputated at some point this season.

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