His father is a great football coach and his mother is a great Catholic. So their gifted boy grew up a true believer in both religions.
Philip Rivers is a man of faith:
The origin of the word “belief” is an old Saxon word, “by-lief”, which means “by life”. So what you truly believe can only be what you live. Addressing a convocation at his alma mater, North Carolina State, Rivers talked about choosing priorities for one’s life:
“My priorities are Faith, family and football, in that order”.
Phil believes in that trinity because he lives it every day. Rivers walks the talk, although he doesn’t talk about it all that much publicly. He doesn’t use his football stage as a platform for preaching, but if asked a direct question, he answers it directly.
Phil wants to win every NFL game. He wants to win every ping-pong game and every card game — and certainly every argument. But he’s strong enough to overcome defeats. He’s not coming to Indy in a defensive posture. He’s coming to win the next Super Bowl, for his team, for the fans, and for his own passion. But Rivers’ vision is bigger than the Super Bowl. Win or lose, he is always trying to be his best self. This century-old motto for sportsmanship, and for life, suits old-school Rivers:
"“When the great scorekeeper comes to write against my name, He’ll ask not whether I won or lost, but how I played the game.”"
Phil the Family Man
With family, like football, Phil is all in. Much fun has been had with Rivers still-growing brood of children, enough for a starting offense. Here’s the scoop: Philip and his wife Tiffany are going for a 53-man roster…
Mr. and Mrs. Rivers have in the past contributed heavily to adoption agencies. If the Pope would give Tiffany Rivers well-deserved time off, maybe they could adopt one for a change. Hey, I’m not judging. I haven’t adopted any kids myself, and the children that I do have, I tried to sell on eBay.