Yes, even the Jaguars defeat of the Ravens on Sunday God fixed. With no time on the clock, the Jaguar's beat the Ravens with a 53 yard field goal. This year the Ravens lost several games right at the end. Do you know what? That's right! It's God's fault.
Why do I say this? Am I going nuts? Possibly. Here's the deal. God is sovereign. Yes, even our free will is part of God's sovereign plan. That's why we sing, "He's got the whole world in his hands."
How God's sovereignty and man's free will blend is quite mysterious. How can we understand this? We can't. God planned on the Babylonians defeating the nation of Israel and sending Israel into exile. Yet, he used man's choices and free will to accomplish this. God's ways are so much higher than our ways.
Yes, God is sovereign over the whole world, even sports.
Since I am learning this truth, I am also learning to observe sports differently. I used to cheer on one team. I would be ecstatic if they won and disappointed if they lost. But as my relationship with God grew and my understanding of Scripture grew, I realize I wasted a lot of emotional energy over what God has already decided. If I am a fan of God, why be so upset if God is working out his plan through the win or loss of "my team"?
If I am a fan of God, I need to marvel at how God works out his plans, either way, for my team or the other. In fact, I am learning that if I watch sports, don't really cheer for anybody except for God. I challenge myself to look for God at work in the game. Maybe I will see it in the athletic skills of a person, or the teamwork (chemistry) of a particular team, or the leadership of the coach, and yes, even in the amazing ways certain games end.
Win, lose or draw, I am learning to quietly cheer on God during the game. After all, he has a plan for that game and those players, and he is working that out somehow for his glory and honor. I don't pretend to understand it all. Yet it leaves me in awe of our great God and less emotionally attached to a particular team.