Category Archives: Sports

Reaching an Unlikely Goal

On November 8, 1970, there was a hard-fought NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions. The game was close, and it came down to the final seconds to see who would win. The crowd gasped as … Continue reading

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Questioning the Umpire

In 1991, major league baseball player Andre Dawson was called out looking by umpire Joe West. Dawson strongly disagreed with the call and was ejected from the game. The National League fined him $500 for this. Dawson paid the fine … Continue reading

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Assessing Your Talent

When I attended the University of Kentucky in the mid-1980s, the men’s basketball program had an interesting tradition. Every year they would schedule an open tryout for any students who wanted to try to earn a spot on the team’s … Continue reading

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Let’s Go, Christians!

This past October 2, Brandon Brown had just won a NASCAR race at Talladega and was being interviewed by NBC Sports reporter, Kelli Stavast. The crowd was chanting a vulgar, anti-Joe Biden phrase, which Stavast mistakenly took to be a … Continue reading

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C6 H0

October 29, 2021 will mark the 100th anniversary of what is considered one of the greatest upsets in the history of college football. On that date in 1921, Centre College defeated Harvard University by a score of 6-0. Harvard was … Continue reading

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Improvement

In the early 1960s the University of Florida football team was running wind sprints for conditioning. One of the large linemen, Jack Katz, who played tackle, had proven himself to be the fastest lineman on the team. Katz walked up … Continue reading

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The Race of Your Life

As I write this, the 2020 Olympic Games—held in 2021 because of the pandemic—are winding down. Soon all the athletes will be home and either contemplating retirement or thinking ahead to their next big competition. The Bible often describes the … Continue reading

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Feeling the Pressure

One of the biggest sports news stories in some time is that Simone Biles withdrew from the gymnastic team competition in the Tokyo Olympics. This decision came just as the USA team was to compete for the gold medal. This … Continue reading

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How to Live a Powerful Life

An energetic and somewhat ornery little boy once tried to get his mother to give him some money in exchange for his good behavior. His mother answered, “Why can’t you be like your father and be good for nothing?” Nobody … Continue reading

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Need Friends?

Years ago Pepper Rodgers was the head football coach at UCLA. One year he was in the middle of a terrible season. You know how it is in sports. If the team isn’t doing well, no one is happy. Players, … Continue reading

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