As for the "men in short pants," whether in frigid weather, or tepid, I used to wear short pants in the Philippines, as a kid, when I became a man I put away childish things (short pants on grass) and graduated to "feetball," the American variety, that is. Now I watch grown men in two opposing rows fighting over field position, all motivated by a rather oblong bladder of bloated pigskin. On certain Sundays, I DO get a bit discomfited by my team's less than stalwart effort, whereupon I DO also require some of the Biblical comfort and consolation you commended above.
So, thanks again for the eSword / mySword counsel. DW