Agostini's Super Bowl blog: Of God, Kaepernick, media frenzy and dogs

01/29/2013 8:17 AM

02/05/2013 2:25 PM

Super Bowl blog, 7:15 p.m.

NEW ORLEANS — My hand quits scribbling and I shut down my tape recorder nearly every time my interviewee refers to God.

It's not that I doubt the person's sincerity — how do I know and why should I judge? — but it's none of my business. And I know my audience spans the entire spectrum.

In my view, faith is an intensely personal and intimate thing. It should be reflected by how one leads his or her life, not by what he or she says in the public forum.

The subject jumped to the surface during Tuesday's Media Day in New Orleans. The Baltimore Ravens' Ray Lewis, drawing down a fabulous 17-year career, again discussed his faith as he told talked about his grandmother who reportedly is on life support.

Similar references have been a staple of his during the Ravens' dramatic run to the Super Bowl.

"I am always emotional anytime when I talk to God," Lewis said. "Just having that conversation with him is so much different than having a conversation with anyone else."

About 90 minutes before, 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick voiced his thoughts and even quoted Psalm 18:39: "You arm me with strength for battle. You make my adversaries bow at my feet."

Indeed, many of his tattoos are faith-based.

Again, that such stars proclaim their belief in a higher being is admirable to many. I lean hard on my faith, too. I just choose not to write about it.

Super Bowl blog, 3 p.m.

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