The coach had put together the
perfect team for the New Orleans Saints. The
only thing that was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all
the colleges and even the Canadian and European Leagues, but he
couldn't find a ringer who could ensure a Super Bowl win.
Then one night while
watching CNN he saw a war-zone scene
in Afghanistan . In one corner of the background,
he spotted a young Afghan Muslim soldier with a truly incredible arm.
He threw a hand-grenade straight into a 15th story window 100 yards
He threw another
hand-grenade 75 yards away, right into a chimney.
Then he threw another at
a passing car going 90 mph.
"I've got to get
this guy!" Coach said to himself. "He has the
So, he brings him to the
States and teaches him the great game of football. And the Saints go
on to win the Super Bowl.
The young Afghan is
hailed as the great hero of football, and when the coach
asks him what he wants, all the young man wants is to call his mother.
"Mom," he says
into the phone, "I just won the Super
"I don't want to
talk to you, the old Muslim woman says.” You are not my
"I don't think
you understand, Mother," the young man pleads.
"I've won the greatest sporting event in the world.
I'm here among thousands of my adoring
"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 raped!" The old lady pauses, and then tearfully says,
"I will never
forgive you for making us move to New Orleans …