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Lovie Smith Believes in Joel Osteen

Mike Burzawa

Die hard Bears fan and lead blogger at Bear Goggles On

I saw this piece on NBC 5's Sports Sunday and was able to pull some of the interview with Lovie Smith off their website.  Check out an excerpt from Peggy Kusinski's interview with the Bears head coach:

"I know you're optimistic," one reporter began on the eve of 2010 training camp.

"Yes I am," Smith cut him off.

It sounds like a page out of W. Clement Stone's "Positive Mental Attitude," but for the coach out of Big Sandy, Texas, it's more like taking a front row seat at the old Houston Astrodome to hear the teachings of Joel Osteen.

"I am a believer and a supporter of Joel Osteen," Smith revealed in a sit down conversation with NBC Chicago.  "But that's the way I've been brought up, try to see the good in people."

Smith doesn't know the Texas preacher personally, although he did see him in person.  Smith likes the positive message Osteen preaches. It hits home.

"I'm from a small community, when you say there's another way, I don't know anything about it.  I am being the only way I know how to be.  It's not just a belief, but what you're doing to back that up," Smith said.

Smith knows where he stands with his job in Chicago -- "a win or else" directive given by Team President Ted Phillips after the Bears finished the 2009 season without a trip to the playoffs for a third time.

The man who still keeps George Halas' blazer hanging in the head coaches office appreciates the faith the McCaskey family has in him and wants to pay them back. Big.

"God's got a plan for me," Smith said.  "I'm going along with that plan and just believe a part of that plan is to bring a championship here to Chicago."

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Lovie Smith is a believer in Joel Osteen.

Check out a video clip of the interview after the jump.

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When you hear Lovie, it sounds like he's been reading The Secret or some crap like that.  You know what I believe in, Lovie?  Hit the guy with the ball and stop them from scoring.  Is it wrong that my head football coach follows a televangelist? 

When you go home to Big Sandy, TX you can go to whatever church you want, but on autumn Sundays in Chicago, this is your church:

Soldier Field.

Soldier Field




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IrishSweetness said:


That's almost as frightening in Osteen's fake teeth. It is worrying that our coach is that dumb. How can a plum like that win us a superbowl?

Mike Burzawa said:


We have ourselves to blame. When the Bears went to SB XLI we were all worshiping at the altar of Lovie. His head got big, told us to trust him and we've gone nowhere since. That's why he's got to go.

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