An Essential Skill For Those Facing Adversity

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Several weeks ago, I watched Survive and Advance on ESPN. It’s a documentary about how the North Carolina State Wolfpack defied the the odds to beat the University of Houston Cougars (Phi Slamma Jamma) for the 1983 NCAA National Championship in basketball. Even if you’re not a huge college basketball fan, you likely recognize the […]

What A Wretched Fan I Am!

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This morning I took my pain from last night’s loss to Scripture. Here is my paraphrase of Romans 7:14-25. **** We know that rooting for a winning football team is spiritual, but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to the Dallas Cowboys. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to […]

30 For 30: Time and Chance

I’ve watched about one third of ESPN’s 30 For 30 series of documentaries.  I plan on watching most of the rest as long as they remain On Demand via Time Warner. I’ve enjoyed every one I’ve seen so far. Several have made me cry. I was especially moved by “The Guru of Go,” about Paul […]

What Should I Do?

I’m fascinated by LeBron James’ latest Nike commercial. “The Decision” was a mistake. I take the very existence of this commercial as an admission of such, even if James never explicitly says so in the ad. I hated that ESPN aired “The Decision” and I hate that I watched it. Where an athlete like LeBron […]

Unacceptable Email Drop-In

As the Cowboy game was finishing up on Sunday, I got an email from a friend I haven’t heard from in a while. The subject line said: Ouch. In the body he wrote, “Reality hurts. Go Vikes.” I immediately responded with, “This is an unacceptable email drop in. We haven’t been communicating regularly enough for […]

I Love This Speech!!!

Happy Anniversary Larry Bird

On this day in 1985, Bird scored 60 against the Hawks. Even the Hawks were cheering for him.

A Great Story from Reilly

Check out this great story from Rick Reilly.

Olympic Highlights

Here are my top three most entertaining Olympic moments so far: 1. The Phelpsian Feat2. Usain Bolt’s 9.693. Watching Bob Costas trying to figure out what Bela Karolyi is saying.

I Love the Olympics

The men’s relay last night was one of the best races I’ve ever seen. I’m sitting in my living room in Catoosa, Oklahoma screaming as if I’m there in China. That is why we watch the Olympics. Speaking of the Olympics, I’d like to qualify for the 2012 games, but I’m not sure which sport […]