As Seen on TV. Again!

The Saintly Scorecard getting some live TV love from NECN reporter Josh Brogadir

The Saintly Scorecard getting some live TV love from NECN reporter Josh Brogadir

The Lent Madness quest for world domination ran through the northeast yesterday as NECN (New England Cable News) did a terrific story about our little online devotion. We encourage you to watch the video and share it with all your friends, relatives, and lukewarm acquaintances. In fact, why not go on and send it to all your long-lost kin?

While the interview took place at Tim’s church, St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, Massachusetts, Scott’s happy because his smiling face was shown on camera for a few seconds. This means the next time he shows up at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Southie and orders a “lodge regulah,” he’s sure to be recognized.

Why do we care about getting media attention for Lent Madness? In all seriousness, it’s a way to share our love of God with those beyond the walls of our churches and show the world that we take our faith, but not ourselves, seriously. In a word, it all points to Jesus.

So make some popcorn, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! Well, enjoy the show after the obligatory ad.

25 Comments to "As Seen on TV. Again!"

  1. Barbara Mays-Stock's Gravatar Barbara Mays-Stock
    March 19, 2014 - 3:19 pm | Permalink

    You guys are too much! Scott, now I can officially say, “I knew you when…”! Such notoriety seems unbecoming of the purple passion of Lent……NOT!

  2. john's Gravatar john
    March 19, 2014 - 3:23 pm | Permalink

    The thing about this March Madness is that there is not really any competition in it. “Competition” from the perspective of the Saints is like no competition. The saints are in eternity. (Or will be depending on your theology of the resurrection.) That means that over eternity there will be an infinity of Golden Halos awarded. Thus it means that each Saint will win the Golden Halo an infinity number of times over eternity. Thus they will all win the same number of times. How is that kind of competition different to no competition, right? Or look at it from this point of view, the Saints, being saintly, are humble. Thus for them to win is no different to losing because they rejoice in the winning of their brother or sister so much it is the same as winning. Thus if you are a loser you are a winner. Again, where is any competition in this? Just saying.

    • Susan's Gravatar Susan
      March 19, 2014 - 6:49 pm | Permalink

      Exactly! This is for US not for them. I think they would be curious and hopefully interested in the evolution of basketball and the Final Four. Step back, take a breath, and enjoy the absurdity of it all. Absurdity is fun, playful, and this mixes in education. Whoohoo! 🙂

  3. sue's Gravatar sue
    March 19, 2014 - 3:37 pm | Permalink

    I don’t understand how to watch the video.

    • linda's Gravatar linda
      March 19, 2014 - 4:46 pm | Permalink

      i am still having trouble with it. nothing to click on-just a blank screen

    • sue's Gravatar sue
      March 19, 2014 - 4:58 pm | Permalink

      oops was looking for it in all the wrong places, it’s not on the 1st pic of Hingham church but on the pic of the lent madness scorecard. The arrow doesn’t show up very good against the shades of gray of the scorecard. Anyway found it and it’s great press coverage! Thanks!

  4. Suz's Gravatar Suz
    March 19, 2014 - 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Link to video???

  5. Katrina Soto's Gravatar Katrina Soto
    March 19, 2014 - 3:58 pm | Permalink

    To watch the video, just click the white arrow in the center. If you’re having trouble, it’s likely the device on which you are attempting to view it. For example, I can watch very few videos on my Kindle, but have no problem on my desktop computer. So, try another machine. It just might work. Good luck.

  6. Richard's Gravatar Richard
    March 19, 2014 - 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Great video once I found the white arrow.

  7. joan partridge's Gravatar joan partridge
    March 19, 2014 - 4:55 pm | Permalink

    A really wonderful TV interview. So well explained to those not familiar with Lenten Madness. Glad our church is participating!!

  8. Susan Brooks's Gravatar Susan Brooks
    March 19, 2014 - 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Love the publicity Lent Madness is getting!

  9. Patty's Gravatar Patty
    March 19, 2014 - 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Way to go. Lent Madness is all about education of the Saintly people. I think i t is cool that the press is helping make it popular. Thanks for the opportunity to learn.

  10. aleathia (dolores)nicholson's Gravatar aleathia (dolores)nicholson
    March 19, 2014 - 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Well, who woulda thunk it ! All these TV notices about LentMadness Too much! I love it and I will love it even more when you realize that South of the Mason-Dixon line is where many faithful devotees of LentMadness live and vote.

  11. Jo Deaton's Gravatar Jo Deaton
    March 19, 2014 - 6:25 pm | Permalink

    U r so fun…we r loving this education.

  12. Irene's Gravatar Irene
    March 19, 2014 - 6:43 pm | Permalink

    How do you watch the video? I clicked on every link I could find including F B and TW. Never found the video.

  13. March 19, 2014 - 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Love the video Tim!!! As I was explaining to our priest-in-charge this morning, I may be old and moldy (and a cradle) but I don’t have to be morose in Lent!! God laughs — he has to, He made us!!!

  14. VT Patty's Gravatar VT Patty
    March 19, 2014 - 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Great clip! Thank you, SEC, for adding fun to faith.

  15. linda's Gravatar linda
    March 19, 2014 - 8:59 pm | Permalink

    still a blank screen. no video.

  16. linda's Gravatar linda
    March 20, 2014 - 7:41 am | Permalink

    thanks Fr. Tim. but no go….blank screen w/ necn? on the bottom. i clicked all over but nothing although adobe recognizes it when i right click on the screen. i can see all the other videos so i dunno…

  17. Leroy's Gravatar Leroy
    March 20, 2014 - 11:13 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful church!

  18. Victor of Sturbridge's Gravatar Victor of Sturbridge
    March 20, 2014 - 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Not on TV, but in the Wall Street Journal, 20 March, pages D4-D5 — THEY parody OUR Lent Madness with “The Alumni Bracket”! I can’t find it on the online edition, but you might catch it in the print edition. Good ideas are contagious?

  19. Miss Jan's Gravatar Miss Jan
    March 21, 2014 - 1:40 am | Permalink

    Excellent video.

  20. Jeanne Stevens's Gravatar Jeanne Stevens
    March 21, 2014 - 2:03 pm | Permalink

    This is so great. Thanks for dreaming this up. I really love all the learning.

  21. Mary Jane Cherry's Gravatar Mary Jane Cherry
    March 21, 2014 - 2:10 pm | Permalink

    That TV spot was shown last night in Louisville on WAVE TV-3, and I was thrilled to see “Lent Madness” paired with that other form of madness that consumes the people of my city and Kentucky! At least some people here will know that there are some “Crazy Christians” (to use to Bishop Curry’s term) out there dedicated to learning about our saints who were crazy in love of God.

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