Wikimedia Commons / Library of Congress, Toni Frissell
To most people, the mental images associated with “nun” and “sports” don’t necessarily coexist. In fact, they couldn’t be farther from each other. That’s why many were surprised when this photo started making the rounds:
Tough to top this image today ... pic.twitter.com/jOxCO9YQ7X
— Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) June 20, 2016
Yep, that’s exactly what you think it is: a nun, drinking an ice cold Miller Lite, taking a selfie on her iPhone. What is this world coming to? Next thing you know, the Amish will be photographed in Ferraris!
Regardless, it seemed refreshing that two nuns were kicking it back at a ball game like the rest of us. However, things started to get fishy, as things often do when a giant furry green creature is involved, when the pair got up and danced with the Phillie Phanatic.
— The700Level (@The700Level) June 20, 2016
Turns out that these nuns are not real nuns at all; rather, they were performers in “Sister Act,” a musical currently running in Philadelphia, a place better known for cheesesteaks and unfriendliness than sporting success.
They may have crushed our hopes and dreams by not being nuns, but for a moment there, they managed to capture our imagination. Now, if only they weren’t Phillies fans…