The $100 Phone Call
John Madden was in Dallas in October to announce a football game
one weekend when he noticed a special phone near the Cowboys’ bench.
He asked the coach what it was for & was told it was a hotline to God.
John asked if he could use it.
Coach told him, “Sure, but it’ll cost you $100.”
Madden scratched his head, then thought, what the heck I need a
break picking the games. He pulled out his wallet and paid the $100.
Madden was perfect that week.
The next weekend Madden was in Minnesota in December when he
noticed the same kind of phone on the Viking bench. He asked the coach
what the phone was for and was told, “It’s the hotline to God, and if you
want to use it, it’ll cost $100.”
Recalling last week, Madden pulled out his wallet, paid the money
& made the call. Madden was perfect that week.
The next weekend Madden was in the Atlanta Georgia
Dome when he noticed the same kind of phone by the Falcon’s
bench. He asked Dan Reeves, “Is that phone the hotline to God?”
Dan said, “Yes, and if you want to use it, it’ll cost 35 cents.”
Madden looked incredulously at the coach and said, “Wait a second,
I just paid $100 at Dallas & $100 at Minnesota to use the same phone
to God. Why does Atlanta only charge 35 cents?”
Dan looked at Madden & replied, “In Atlanta, it’s a local call.”