View Full Version : Madden and the Hotline to God...

01-19-2007, 01:16 PM
Apologies if this one has been posted before, but in any case...

I saw this the other day, only it was about the Patriots. A bit of editing, and voila! It's black and gold friendly:

John Madden was in Cincinnati to announce a football game one weekend when he
noticed a special telephone near the Bengals' bench. He asked Carson Palmer
what it was used for and was told it was a hotline to God.

John asked if he could use it. Carson told him, "Sure, but it will cost you

John scratched his head, then thought, what the heck, I could use some help
picking games. He pulled out his wallet and paid $200. John's picks were
perfect that week.

The next week John was in Indianapolis when he noticed that same kind of
phone on the Colts' bench. He asked what the telephone was for and Peyton
Manning told him, "It's a hotline to God. If you want to use it, it will
cost you $500."

Recalling last week, John pulled out his wallet and made the call. John's
picks were perfect again that week.

The next weekend John was in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field when he noticed
the same kind of telephone by the Steelers' bench. He asked Ben Roethlisberger, "Is
that the hotline to God?"

Ben said, "Yes, and if you want to use it, it will cost you 35 cents."

John looked incredulously at Roethlisberger and said, "Wait a second, I just paid
$200 in Cincinnati and $500 in Indianapolis to use the same phone to God! Why
do the Steelers only charge 35 cents?"

Ben looked at John and replied, "Because in Pittsburgh, it's a local call."