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The Afghan Quarterback

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

Then one night while watching CNN he 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. He
threw a hand-grenade straight into a 15th story window 100
yards away.


He threw another hand-grenade 75 yards away, right into a


Then he threw another at a passing car going 90 mph.


"I've got to get this guy!" Coach said to himself.
"He has the perfect arm!"

So, he brings him to the States and teaches him the great
game of football. And the Bears go on to win the Super Bowl.

The young Afghan is hailed as the great hero of football,
and when the coach asks him what he wants, all the young man
wants is to call his mother.

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

"I don't want to talk to you, the old Muslim woman says."You
are not my son!"
"I don't think you understand, Mother," the young man
pleads. "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 retorts. "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
pauses, and then tearfully says,

"I will never forgive you for making us move to Chicago !!!!
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