VICE Visits The Church of Maradona
For years I've had this idea in my head for a "Welcome to the Church of MLS" campaign. There would be a TV promo with a wild, Pentecostal-esque service going on with a supporters group for a choir, The Don seated in a bishops throne, stained glass windows with Brian McBride, Ariel Graziani & Cobi Jones on them and maybe even Arsenio Hall reprising his preacher role to extol the virtues of a life of soccer piety. It'll never happen but I think it would be funny and visually arresting.
But to have a quasi-real church with a soccer player, let alone Diego Maradona, as your deity is just sorta creepy. I'd never crack on anyone's religion --how & who you worship is your business so long as you aren't sacrificing virgins and taking child brides-- but this is just one of the most nerdtastic things ever. Angentina, you have so much to answer for.