The 2011 NFL season has had great storylines.
The Philadelphia Eagles were the offseason Super Bowl champions and lost four of their first five games. We went from talking about Peyton Manning's record-setting contract extension to whether he would ever play again, and his Indianapolis Colts are winless without him. There are two other winless teams.
There are good stories, too. The Detroit Lions have gotten off to a start hotter than any of their optimists could have reasonably counted on. They could meet the Packers on Thanksgiving for a chance to take the division lead by handing an unbeaten team their first loss.
Wait, both Bay Area teams are contenders? No wonder Bay Area prophet Harold Camping has maintained, even in lieu of his promised rapture May 21, that the end of the world will indeed come today. Yesterday's three earthquakes were God's last warning.
In fact, what other conclusion for this event could there be but the end of the world? I am disappointed that while covering his message for SF Christian Examiner, I overlooked the obvious.
That is too bad, because this was really brewing up to be a special season. In fact, while God has given Camping the vision for what will happen, I have the gift of seeing what would have happened had God decided that the destruction we bring upon ourselves will bring Judgment Day, not some predictable date.
Since I like writing, I have decided to pen what can only be my last article given the inevitable. If I have to read but not respond to a bunch of negative comments I know I am in Hell for the blasphemy of not believing Camping. If I start getting job offers from this piece, I will know that I have accepted into heaven...