Silly American cultural phenomenon in which athletes give thanks to Jesus for each victory. It is especially common in American football and NASCAR auto racing. It seems to have been co-opted from politicians, who are fond of claiming that their victories are the Will of God. While one could imagine the possibility of divine intervention when the fate of nations is at stake, it seems unlikely that the supreme being would take sides in athletic contests. In football, it can get especially ridiculous, with players praising the Lord for every point scored. Assuming that Jesus exists and is in the habit of fixing games, it would seem wiser to wait until the match is over, to see which side he is on, before giving thanks. It would seem logical that the losing team should then blame Jesus for their misfortune, but, as comedian George Carlin has pointed out, this never happens.