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  • Blog Post: Early Marriage and Fatherhood an 'Alternative Lifestyle'?

    Like Ashley, I've been enjoying the Olympics . Yesterday a few headlines about one of the U.S.A.'s gold-medalists caught my eye: from Yahoo, “ The wildly uncool life of gold medal half pipe skier David Wise ” and from NBC, “ David Wise’s alternative lifestyle leads to...
  • Blog Post: These Olympic Games

    It’s my favorite every-two-years tradition: these Olympic games! Have you been watching? I love everything about this crazy celebration of all things winter and sports: the inspirational stories of athletes overcoming the odds, the look of pure joy when the underdog comes from behind to win gold...
  • Blog Post: Five Ways to Get in the Gym and Stay There

    I vividly remember the day I decided I needed to get into the gym. I was a 23-year-old law student, and I had just come back from lunch at Taco Bell, where I had woofed down three soft tacos, a Nachos Supreme, and a bean burrito. I felt bloated, gross and out of shape — and well, I was. I...
  • Blog Post: A Girl Ruined My Golf Game

    Relationships can really mess you up. Take professional golfer Sergio Garcia for example. In a USA Today article featuring Garcia and his return to the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black after nearly winning there in 2002, he talks about how his break-up with Greg Norman's daughter, Morgan-Leigh, has affected...
  • Blog Post: Olympic Sports I'd Like to Add

    I'm really enjoying the Winter Olympics. Especially with my new DVR. Race. Skip the blah, blah. Race. Skip the blah, blah. Nice! However, as I was watching the other night, I started thinking about some new events that might add some, shall we say, zip to the festivities. Full Pipe . Enough...
  • Blog Post: Dancing Stars and Wandering Eyes

    In a column nominating retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner for Sportsman of the Year, Peter King of Sports Illustrated takes up Warner's recent appearance on Dancing with the Stars (HT: Getreligion ): It was an interesting personal choice. Warner is a devout Christian and he had to dance very...
  • Blog Post: America Loves a Repentant Sinner

    Yesterday Tiger Woods announced that he will return to golf and play in The Masters tournament beginning April 8th, 2010. The golf world is no doubt celebrating despite Woods' sex scandal, which includes many adulterous affairs. It's just better to have the world's best golfer competing again...
  • Blog Post: But That Is Me

    "That drives me crazy," my husband commented on Sunday afternoon. It was halftime of the football game we were watching. I, being not too interested in the halftime show, had retired to reading my paper. But hubbie's comments focused my attention to what the sports broadcasters were...
  • Blog Post: Hoping for Hypocrisy

    The other day the sleazy website AshleyMadison.com (motto: "Life is short. Have an affair") made headlines by offering $1 million for proof that Tim Tebow isn't a virgin after all. They're hardly the first to think along those lines. Various bars and strip clubs have tried to capitalize...
  • Blog Post: I Know Someone You Don't Know

    I know a member of the Super Bowl champs! Well, maybe not know -- not if your definition includes picky little details like him having a clue who I am. But I once sat next to Saints running back Pierre Thomas and his mother at a dinner back when he was at the University of Illinois, and we chatted...
  • Blog Post: Who Needs a Pick-Me-Up?

    I just got back from a luncheon with our local college football booster's club. We had two speakers, and they were a real study in contrasts. First up was the football coach himself, who's mired in a nightmarish losing streak (nine straight games against Division 1 opponents): The calls...
  • Blog Post: Kurt Warner: Turn Around Specialist

    It was quite a miracle when Kurt Warner, who had only recently been stocking shelves at a grocery store, took the St. Louis Rams from a season of only winning four games to their first Super Bowl win (and their first National Championship since 1951). Nine years later, Warner has the potential to...
  • Blog Post: That Nagging, Eternal, and Sometimes Glorious Question

    I didn't know current British Open Champion Stewart Cink was a Christian. Though according to this blog from WORLD , the ABC announcers gave us clues last weekend during the telecast when they called him a "gentleman" and a "kind man" and a "good guy," which blogger...
  • Blog Post: Keeping the Super Bowl Pure?

    If you're losing sleep and growing anxious about how the possibility of a certain Super Bowl ad might ruin the big game for you, you'll be encouraged to know that there are groups "protecting your blind side ." Hearing that Focus on the Family was planning to run a Super Bowl ad...
  • Blog Post: There's No Substitute for Experience

    There's a saying in college sports: "The best thing about freshmen is that they become sophomores." Impatient fans don't always remember that. The young quarterback has trouble picking up his receivers? "He can't pass." Smart fans, and coaches, know better. He may well...
  • Blog Post: Golf vs. Motherhood

    That's the subject of a New York Times article from yesterday titled, " Golf and Motherhood on Conflicting Courses ." (Courses ... clever.) The article profiled three prominent women golfers. The first two, Annika Sorenstam (38 years old) and Lorena Ochoa (28 years old), have both left...
  • Blog Post: Pujols, Money and Faith

    I'm in mourning. How could it be otherwise? Albert Pujols, arguably the best baseball player in the game, is leaving my St. Louis Cardinals for the Los Angeles Angels. After 11 wonderful years together. And hardly a month after I wrote such nice things about him . How could he do this to me? I'll...
  • Blog Post: More Tebow Ad Talk

    I have to say I'm a little surprised at how much controversy the ad is causing. (See Steve and Tom's blog posts if you're one of the few Americans blissfully unaware.) When I first heard about it, I anticipated a mild buzz. Maybe a few outrages. But, as naive as I can be, I did not expect...
  • Blog Post: Women Who Fight (and the Men Who Watch Them)

    Sports history was made this past weekend. I'm not sure it's the kind we should be celebrating. The brutal and booming sport of mixed martial arts , Saturday saw the first-ever pay-per-view headlined by a women's title bout . MMA's two top female fighters went at it in a beauty-and...
  • Blog Post: Do Athletics Matter?

    "I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure." — Olympic runner Eric Liddell, Chariots of Fire I thought of that line during a discussion of the Olympics yesterday. A friend had been wondering, "What’s the point of training your...
  • Blog Post: Sportswriters Against Christianity

    I don't know. Maybe it's me. But the list of people boldly speaking out against Christians (and Christianity in general) seems to be growing. I guess it's to be expected. But c'mon, sportswriters complaining about the Tim Tebows of the world expressing their faith? Lame. From Tom Krattenmaker in...
  • Blog Post: Dreams and Running the Race

    On Saturday I completed the Country Music Half-Marathon in Nashville, Tenn. Did any of you run it? I figure there's a good chance, considering there were some 35,000 runners between the marathon and half-marathon. I got almost exactly the same time as on my last half-marathon (2:36 if you must know...
  • Blog Post: Boundless Goes Bowling

    We had lots of fun recording this Boundless promo video at a bowling alley here in Colorado Springs. Who knew a two-minute video would nearly take all day to complete? But it was worth it. Check it out and share the video with a friend!
  • Blog Post: Dungy Goes Out on Top

    He won't get the chance to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy this year, but Tony Dungy is still going out on top following his retirement from NFL coaching this week. I was moved by how effusive journalists have been in praising Dungy during this departure, both in commentaries and even straight up...
  • Blog Post: Super Bowl Thoughts III

    I guess I'm going to turn this into an annual tradition , writing about the Super Bowl. I'm even getting all pretentious about it and marking them with Roman numerals, just as the NFL does. So sue me. First off, it was a terrific game. Congrats to the New Orleans Saints, a true Cinderella...