Lost in all the Terrell Owens madness yesterday was the strange, theologically earth-shattering news that Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander proclaimed he would play next week, despite his broken foot, because of the power of prayer.
The NFL's reigning most valuable player is crediting the power of prayer for possibly healing the cracked bone in his left foot. The foot stopped hurting Tuesday and word spread as Alexander began alerting friends and family. Alexander's brother, Durran, confirmed this today and said his famous brother plans to undergo additional tests today. These stories are rare but not without precedent. Reggie White credited prayer for healing his injured hamstring, allowing him to play for the Green Bay Packers in 1995.
Unfortunately, Jesus isn't in charge of the depth chart: Mike Holmgren is, and he reminded Alexander that, uh, dude, your foot is freaking broken. So Alexander might have Jesus as his co-pilot, but Maurice Morris is still going to be driving.
See, Shaun: It's obviously that you just didn't pray hard enough. What a lousy Christian you are.
Alexander Feels Like Dancing, But Tests, And Holmgren, Say No [Seattle Times]
Jesus Heals Seahawks Running Back [Seattlest]