>John Madden was in New England to announce a football game one weekend
>when he noticed a special telephone near the Patriots' bench. He asked
>QB Brady what it was used for and was told it was a hotline to God.
>John asked if he could use it. Brady replied, 'Sure, but it will cost you $200.
>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
>Manning told him, 'It's a hotline to God if you want to use it, it will cost
>you $500.' Recalling the previous week, John pulled out his wallet and
>made the call. John's picks were perfect again that week.
>Last week! end, John was in Pittsburgh , when he noticed the same kind of
>telephone by the Steelers' bench. He asked Ben Roethlisberger, 'Is that the hotline to God?' Roethlisberger said, 'Yes, and if you want to use it, it will cost you
>50 cents.' John looked incredulously at Roethlisberger and said, 'Wait a second,
>I just paid $200 in New England and $500 in Indianapolis to use the
>same phone to God! Why do the Steelers only charge 50 cents?'
>Roethlisberger replied, 'Because in Pittsburgh, it's a local call...
>Welcome to God's Country.'