I don't know if the following story is true, but I'll let you decide. Kenya's star soccer player used to offer a prayer for victory before every game. When facing Israel in the World Cup elimination matches, however, he didn't offer his usual prayer. When asked why not, he replied, "Well, I don't suppose it would help much seeing as He's on their team."
There's another famous story about a Jewish West Point student who was taking a course on international military victories, in which a focus was on the weaker force overcoming the more powerful force and emerging victorious. The student was shocked, at the end of the course, that his instructor had not made any mention of Israel's Six Day War. When he asked his instructor to explain why that war did not come up in the course, the instructor replied that the course was focused on military strategy, not miracles.
Does anyone know if either of the above is a true story (or based on a true story)?