Eagles Fans Start Petition Urging Pope to Bless Sam Bradford's Knees

Katie Richcreek@BookstoreKatieFeatured ColumnistAugust 11, 2015

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Serious knee injuries have sidelined Sam Bradford twice over the last two seasons, and Philadelphia Eagles fans aren't taking any chances with their new quarterback.

petition began over the weekend, calling on Pope Francis to bless Bradford's knees when he stops in Philadelphia on Sept. 26 and 27 as part of a weeklong visit to the United States. 

Fans came out in full force, with more than 1,000 signing their names by Monday night.

Here's the transcript from the petition:

The Pope is coming to Philly! Our city! With this Eagles season coming up, a lot of our Super Bowl hopes rely on Sam Bradford's knees staying healthy. So, with one of the most religious representatives in the world visiting our wonderful place we call home, how about we get him to bless Bradford's knees during his visit to Philly! This town deserves a Super Bowl, and a healthy Bradford is the only way we will have a parade down Broad Street! Please sign this petition and Go Eagles and Welcome to Philly, Pope Francis!!!!

[Change.org, h/t Larry Brown Sports]

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