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Catholic church marquee in Auburn takes subtle jab at Saban-backed 10-second rule

Saint Michael The Archangel Catholic Church, located on N. College Street in Auburn, puts a new humorous quip or quote up on its marquee pretty much every day. God tells you He’s serious about that love they neighbor thing, Methuselah asks you to be kind to old people, etc.

The offering on Wednesday (which is hard to photograph because the sign was doing that wacky digital wave thing you see when you cameras are on TV screens)?

“Support the ban on slingshots.” — Goliath

Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 2.33.39 PMScreen Shot 2014-03-06 at 7.56.05 AMSo was the joke, which happened to be selected the day before the NCAA’s football Playing Rules Oversight Panel was scheduled to vote on the ludicrous, T-shirt inspiring, John Heisman-blaspheming 10-Second Rule proposal supported by Alabama coach Nick Saban (and Alabama fans) a subtle jab at the great Philistine of football?

Monsignor William Skoneki, priest at Saint Michael’s, smiles.

“I gave our secretary a bunch (of quotes) and that’s the one she happened to pick today, so I can’t take credit,” Skoneki said. “But it certainly fits today’s situation.”

“Coach Saban is a good Catholic, actually, a daily mass Catholic. But on the field, he’s more of a Goliath.”

The Football Rules Committee voted to withdraw the proposal early Wednesday afternoon, praise God.

Related: John Heisman: Auburn ‘the first to show what could be done’ with the hurry-up offense.

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