Almighty Referee, God on Side Lines at the Big Game

ABC's Abby Boudreau examines whether turning to religion will give extra edge in 2013 Super Bowl.
1:51 | 02/02/13

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the countdown is on to the super bowl and no matter which side you're on and who you're rooting for, there are many in this country who believe that the only thing left is a little divine intervention. Here's abc's abbie boudreau tonight. Reporter: Even before a hail mary pass is thrown, the fans and the players are praising god on game day. Perhaps ray lewis, from the baltimore ravens, is hoping his praying will give his team an edge on super bowl sunday. A new poll suggests that he may be right. 53% of americans believe, "god rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success." I got to thank the most important person in my life. Thank you, jesus. Reporter: They may be poking fun at tim tebow and his postgame prayers, in this "saturday night live" skit. I'm indeed the reason you won your past six football games. Reporter: But the survey shows 27% of us think that god plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event. For me, it's a great opportunity in a public platform to get on knee and thank you the lord. Reporter: Does god really care about football? It depends on who you ask. No. Reporter: Why? Because he's big. Do you think god kearse about what's happening with the super bowl? Yes. What do you think god cares about? The animals. The fish. Reporter: Do you think that god will be watching the super bowl tomorrow? Probably. It's a pretty big game. Reporter: A big game that will have many people praying that the big guy is on their side. If we're going to keep doing this, you guys got to meet me halfway out there. Reporter: Abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles.

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