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Thanks to Leo for sending this one!

The coach put together the perfect team for the Detroit Lions.  The only thing missing was a good quarterback.  He had scouted all the colleges, even the Canadian and European Leagues, but he couldn't find a ringer that would ensure a Super Bowl win.

Then one night while watching CNN, the coach 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.  The soldier threw a hand-grenade straight into a 15th story window, 100 yards away.
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!" the Coach said to himself.  "He has the perfect arm!"

He brought the soldier to the States and taught him the great game of football and the Lions went on to win the Super Bowl.

The young Afghan was hailed as a great football hero andwhen the coach asked him what he wanted, the young man answered that he wanted to call his mother.

"Mom," he said into the phone, "I just won the Super Bowl!"

"I don't want to talk to you," the old Muslim woman said.  "You are not my son!"

"I don't think you understand, Mother," the young man pleaded.  "I've won the greatest sporting
event in the world.  I'm here among thousands of my adoring fans."

"No!  Let me tell you," his mother retorted.  "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 paused, and then tearfully said, "I will never forgive you for making us move to Detroit !!”


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