Posted: 12:21 pm on January 28, 2013 Be the first to comment on this post
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18)
“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” (Proverbs 11:2)
“A man’s pride brings him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor.” (Proverbs 29:23)
“Before his downfall, a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.” (Proverbs 18:12)
By now you’ve heard the story: Lance Armstrong, one of Americas greatest athletes of all time, did use performance-enhancingRead full post
Posted: 8:19 am on September 18, 2012 Be the first to comment on this post
I’m a big-time fan of the Chicago Bears. In fact, I’m a big-time sports fan. Not only do I find watching and participating in sports activities fun, I often find them instructive for life.
Like this past week.
The Blame-Game Leader
This past Thursday, Da Bears (the Chicago Bears football team) had a horrendous game against their archrivals the Green Bay Packers. In the game, Da Bears’ quarterback, Jay Cutler, threw four interceptions and was sacked seven times.
During the game, JayRead full post
Posted: 7:26 pm on February 11, 2012 1 Comment
The Twitter hash tag is #Linsanity.
Short for the phenomenon that is Jeremy Lin.
Taking the NBA by Storm
Pro basketball player Jeremy Lin was unrecruited out of high school and undrafted out of college. Three weeks ago he was sent to the developmental league (the minor league) of the NBA.
Three days later he returned as a benchwarmer for the New York Knicks.
On February 4, he burst upon the national scene when he scored 25 points, with 5 rebounds and 7 assists. In the week sinceRead full post
Posted: 4:36 pm on December 28, 2011 Be the first to comment on this post
I hadn’t thought about it much lately until I read a recent piece in Sports Illustrated by photographer Walter Iooss, Jr. He tells some great war stories about famous athletes.
Of particular note was his story of doing a photo shoot with LeBron James.
“I first photographed LeBron James inRead full post
Posted: 8:17 am on January 25, 2011 Be the first to comment on this post
Why would someone who typically blogs about biblical counseling and Christian living spend an entire blog post writing about Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears? Because God has hard-wired into my DNA two attributes: empathy and a sense of fairness/justice. Those are two traits that make me who I am as a biblical counselor. I feel bad for how Jay Cutler is being maligned. I think it is unfair. So let’s talk about it.
Full Disclosure: I’m a huge Bears fan. I admit to having been frustrated byRead full post
Posted: 9:30 am on January 20, 2011 1 Comment
I’m a die-hard Chicago Bears fan and have been since 1969 when I was ten years old and the Bears were 1-13. No band-wagon-jumper, I’ve also been a Lovie Smith fan ever since the Bears hired him in 2004. Oft maligned by the media, especially in Chicago, Smith is loved and respected by his players. That, combined with his track record of success at every level of football, both as a player and a coach, leads to today’s post, What Leaders Can Learn from Bears’ Coach Lovie Smith.
1. Build aRead full post
Posted: 10:14 am on December 16, 2010 Be the first to comment on this post
Next week during Christmas Eve worship many of us will sing “Silent Night,” often reverently with candles in hand at the end of the service.
Basketball fans at Taylor University – a Christian college between Fort Wayne, Ind., and Indianapolis – have a different, non-traditional and, quite frankly, really cool take on the hymn.
To fully appreciate it you just need to watch the YouTube video below.
In a nutshell, Taylor plays a home game the Friday before finals week, The packed gym inRead full post
Posted: 10:36 am on December 02, 2010 1 Comment
Most weeks I look forward to getting my issue of Sports Illustrated in the mail. I’ve had a subscription since I received on as a Christmas gift 30 years ago (if memory serves, I believe Pittsburgh sports legends Willie Stargell and Terry Bradshaw were on the cover; the year both the Pirates and the Steelers won titles in 1979).
This week I was looking forward to it more so than usual, not just because SI was handing out its annual Sportsman of the Year award, but because who the magazineRead full post
Posted: 10:27 am on November 18, 2010 Be the first to comment on this post
Many years ago, back in the heyday of college, some friends and I traveled to South Bend, Ind., to see the campus of Notre Dame, and hopefully catch a peek of the Fighting Irish's football stadium. After sweet-talking the groundskeeper, he generously allowed us to run through the hallowed tunnel from the movie “Rudy,” and burst out onto the field.
Squealing and delighted to have accomplished our covert mission, we pretended to throw footballs and run plays until we caught sight of theRead full post
Posted: 10:55 am on November 04, 2010 Be the first to comment on this post
Any sports fan knows trash talking goes on – a lot.
I’ve been on the sidelines at middle school football and basketball games and heard it. While it often comes and goes and the game continues, occasionally things cross so far over any discernable line that make you take a step back.
Such is the case with what veteran Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett may – or may not have said – to the Detroit Pistons’ Charlie Villanueva on Tuesday night.
Villanueva posted on his Twitter page – whichRead full post
Posted: 2:09 pm on October 28, 2010 Be the first to comment on this post
First and foremost, add Declan Sullivan and his family to your prayer list today.
Sullivan, a 20-year-old junior at Notre Dame, died Wednesday when a video tower he was standing in collapsed while filming the Fighting Irish football practice.
A special Mass is being held in South Bend today to remember Sullivan – which is appropriate and necessary.
What wasn’t necessary, though, was for Sullivan to be in the tower in the first place.Read full post
Posted: 8:53 pm on October 24, 2010 Be the first to comment on this post
OK, if there is anyone out there who legitimately had the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants penciled in for the 2010 World Series back in April, please let me and our Everyday Christian readers know.
While video proof isn’t necessary, I suppose, if you did make that pick I’d love an investment tip or two while you’re at it. Also feel free to share who you did think would be in the Fall Classic about to begin. My guess was the Cardinals and the Rays. Um, yeah, that was close.
AtRead full post
Posted: 2:44 pm on October 13, 2010 Be the first to comment on this post
Over the past year or so, we’ve written quite a bit about Colt McCoy.
McCoy was an active Christian while quarterbacking Texas, going on mission trips and making no bones about his faith. The Longhorns’ seemingly inevitable march to January’s BCS Championship Game hit a huge snag when McCoy went down with an injury to his right throwing shoulder in the first quarter. Despite a late comeback, Texas fell to Alabama.
On Sunday, he will likelyRead full post
Posted: 1:45 pm on October 04, 2010 1 Comment
With the Major League Baseball playoffs set to start tomorrow, sports nerds such as myself are giddy with excitement.
With the NFL and college football in full swing and the postseason for the America’s pastime about to start, October is arguably the best month on the annual sports calendar.
And for the first time in 11 years, the Texas Rangers will be a part of it as champions of the American League Western Division. Texas, when they have been in the playoffs, has a history of futilityRead full post
Posted: 7:00 am on October 03, 2010 Be the first to comment on this post
A Sports Talk radio station in Chicago (670 The Score) polled its listeners today. They asked what has been the most compelling story in the young NFL season thus far. Over 67% of responders indicated that Michael Vick’s comeback for the Philadelphia Eagles was their top choice.
For those who have been off-planet or are not football fans, Michael Vick was an incredibly talented young quarterback whose career and life took a horrible turn. His conviction for involvement in the illegal andRead full post