Instead of commercial breaks, the ancient Greeks would pause their athletic games every so often to pray and sacrifice to the gods. This would (a) keep the gods happy long enough so they could continue with the entertainment and (b) encourage the gods to send more strength and prowess their way. We might be beyond spilling goat blood on the field in the name of victory, but the NFL still wants God on its side, because it has sanctioned an official Super Bowl Gospel Celebration to be held at the James L. Knight Center (400 SE Second Ave., Miami) this Friday night. And in addition to performances by some of the biggest names in gospel BeBe and CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin, and Israel & New Breed select NFL players will don robes as part of the NFL Players All-Star Choir.
Fri., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., 2010