Posted: 1/8/2003 9:59:49 AM EDT
A highly recruited high school football player was visiting schools to try and find the best college for him.
His first stop was at Florida State. When he got there, Bobby Bowden immediately picked up a golden telephone. After talking several minutes, he said, "Thank you, God" and hung up.
This shocked the young man. He asked the coach what was so special about the golden phone. "Well, this phone is a direct line to God. And God tells us whether or not new recruits would be stars at our university."
The athlete asked if he could use the phone to ask God what college he should pick "Sure, you can! But it's going to cost you $1,000. Calling Heaven ain't cheap."
The fellow didn't have that kind of money, so he moved along.
His next stop was Michigan. Upon entering Lloyd Carr's office, Coach Carr immediately picked up a golden telephone. After talking several minutes, he said, "Thank you, God" and hung up.
The boy said, "Hey, I've seen those phones before. Can I use yours to call God and ask what college I should pick?" Lloyd said, "Sure, but it's going to cost you $750. Calling Heaven isn't cheap.."
Again, not having that kind of money, the lad left.
His last stop was in Columbus, Ohio. Upon arrival at the office, Coach Tressel picked up a golden telephone, talked to God, and said, "Thanks," and hung up.
The boy just had to use that phone, so he said, "Coach, I really need to use that golden telephone so I can call God and ask him which college I should choose. From Florida it was going to cost me $1000. From Michigan they wanted $750. So how much will it cost me to call Heaven from here in Columbus?"
The coach smiled and said, "Nothing, son. It's a local call."