Eagles’ fans start petition to have Pope Francis bless Sam Bradford’s knees

Aug 11, 2015, 4:09 PM

A few years ago, there was a string of Bud Light commercials highlighting superstitious acts among sports fans. The campaign’s slogan was, ‘It’s only weird if it doesn’t work”.

There is a group of Philadelphia Eagles fans that have taken “weird superstitions” to a whole new level of extreme.

A Philadelphia Eagles fan took that to heart when he or she launched a petition to have Pope Francis bless the knees of quarterback Sam Bradford when he visits the city of Brotherly Love on Sept. 26th.

Bradford has torn the same ACL twice in as many years and has not played in a NFL game since Week 7 of the 2013 season as a quarterback for the St. Louis Rams.

The Pope is coming to Philly! Our city! With this Eagles season coming up, a lot of our Super Bowl hopes rely on Sam Bradford’s knees staying healthy. So, with one of the most religious representatives in the world visiting our wonderful place we call home, how about we get him to bless Bradford’s knees during his visit to Philly! This town deserves a Super Bowl, and a healthy Bradford is the only way we will have a parade down Broad Street! Please sign this petition and Go Eagles and Welcome to Philly, Pope Francis!!!!

The Eagles have never won a Super Bowl, so we get the urgency of fans wanting to see their beloved team bringing home a Lombardi trophy in the near future.

Fortunately for Eagles fans, if Pope Francis can’t make time to bless Bradford’s knees they can always turn to fourth-string quarterback Tim Tebow as an option to bring good karma for the knees of Bradford.

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