The coach had put together the perfect team for the New Orleans Saints to give the people of New Orleans something to be proud of and to raise their spirits.
The only thing missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the
colleges and even the Canadian and European Leagues, but he couldn't
find a quarterback who could ensure a Super Bowl victory.
Then one night, while watching CNN, he saw a war-zone scene in
In one corner of the background, he spotted a young Afghan warrior with
a truly incredible arm. He threw a hand-grenade straight into a window
from 80 yards away. Then he threw another from 50 yards down a chimney,
and then hit a passing car going 70 miles per hour.
I've got to get this guy!" the coach declared. So, he brings the young
Afghan to the States and teaches him the great game of football ......
and sure enough the Saints go on to win the Super Bowl. The young
Afghan is hailed as a hero of football, but, all the young man wants to do
is call his mother. "Mom," he says into the phone, "I just won the
Super Bowl!" "I don't want to talk to you," the old Muslim woman says. "You
deserted us. You are not my son!" "Mother, I don't think you
understand," pleads the son, "I've just won the greatest sporting event in the
"No! Let me tell you," his mother retorts. "at this very moment there
are gunshots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your
two brothers were beaten within an inch of their lives last week, and I
have to keep your sister in the house so she doesn't get assaulted!"
The old lady pauses then tearfully continues, "I will never forgive you
for making us move to New Orleans!!!"
Thanks to James for this joke!!