Sunday, July 27, 2008

It's Bawlmer Hon

The coach put together the perfect team for the Baltimore Ravens. The only thing missing was a good quarterback. He scouted all the colleges and even the Canadian and European Leagues, but he couldn't find a satisfactory QB to ensure a Super Bowl victory.

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 window from 80 yards away. Then he threw another grenade from 50 yards down a chimney, and then hit a passing car going 80 miles per hour.

'I've got to get this guy!' coach said to himself. 'He has the perfect arm!' So, he brings the young Afghan to the States and teaches him the great game of football and sure enough the Ravens go on to win the Super Bowl.

The young Afghan is hailed as a hero of football, and when the Coach asks him what he wants, 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 Afghan woman says. 'You have disappointed 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 world!

'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! I can never forgive you for making us move to Baltimore!'

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