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Buzz Bissinger, Albert Pujols Probably Didn't Carpool To Rally

Cardinals problems that skate precariously along the public/private line are nothing new, but thanks to The Twitter Age we don't have to wait for Buzz Bissinger's overwrought book to hear Buzz Bissinger's overwrought thoughts on the subject. Over the last few days he's been Twitter-crazy on the Cardinals, with whom he once spent three nights in August. Albert Pujols's religious sincerity? Count it!

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Don't think God cares about athletes who will sign a $300 million contract. But maybe that's all God cares about given state of world.
about 6 hours ago via Osfoora HD
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News flash to Albert: God doesn't care about your home runs or your race for the Triple Crown. He has a lot on the plate right now.
about 6 hours ago via Osfoora HD

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The Glenn Beck rally was far from the first time Albert Pujols has mentioned his religious beliefs, but what surprises me most about the line of reasoning here (besides the username attached to it) is that Pujols has never seemed to belong to that football-heavy fraternity of players who thank God reflexively before talking about how awesome they played upon winning the Super Bowl.

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He's got far more in common with fellow St. Louis icon Kurt Warner, whose perceived sins were never of opportunism but of oversincerity. If you ask Albert Pujols about the Triple Crown, it's true that he'll probably say something about God. He'll probably also say something about God if you ask him about the great parking spot he got the other day, or A.J.'s report card. That's who he is.

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Later Pujols is sent up for accepting an award, something that is beneath the author of Friday Night Lights, which I think I saw part of on an airplane:

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I am lucky to have gotten the reaction to FNL. Unlike Pujols, I don't need to sit at Emmys and get another award to be reminded of it.

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I'll say this much about Twitter: It allows celebrities to talk behind each other's backs, in front of everyone's backs. Which is exciting, if you like to have your expectations lowered!

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