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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Archbishops Wager on NBA Finals...

Archbishops Wenski and Coakley
Despite being down one game to none in the series, and the Miami Heat looking a bit sluggish against the younger and more athletic Oklahoma City Thunder, Archbishop of Miami Thomas Wenski is not giving up hope.

In fact, he’s putting his money where his mouth is and announced having made a friendly wager with Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul Coakley on the NBA Finals.

An Archdiocese of Miami press release Thursday states:

Archbishop Wenski has thrown the ecclesiastic gauntlet by offering Miami hand-made cigars and stone crabs if Miami loses. Archbishop Coakley has accepted the challenge and is offering organically-grown Oklahoma beef, courtesy of the Oklahoma Beef Council, if Oklahoma loses. The losing bishop will receive a t-shirt from the opposing team, in which he agrees to be photographed.

"The Miami Heat is resilient if anything. We relish being the underdog, but the Thunder will not stand up to the Heat," said Archbishop Wenski.

“The Thunder have proven time and time again that they have what it takes to become the NBA Champions. It is a great time to be an Oklahoman,” said Archbishop Coakley.
The friendly wager was made during a break at the Spring General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Atlanta, where both archbishops are in attendance.

Cigars, stone crabs, and steaks? Throw in a bottle of single malt scotch and it’s a party! Who says the descendants of the Apostles can’t have a little fun?

Hey, as the good book says, “So faith, love and hope remain, but the greatest of these is love.” And, what better way to show love between friends than sharing good conversation over steaks and stone crabs and topping it off with cigars, while rooting for their favorite team?...

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