Tags: confidence

Busted Brackets

Anyone who has ever filled out a bracket for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament knows how fickle the Big Dance can be. For most of us, it is impossible to anticipate all of the upsets that inevitably occur—and this year has been no exception. The first warning of another topsy-turvy tourney came on day one…

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The Pressure Mounts

With only a few weeks left in the Major League Baseball season, the battles are still raging as teams fight for playoff spots. Some teams, like the Tigers and the Dodgers, are in the driver’s seat for divisional titles that will give them some time to set their rotations and take a breath before the…

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What’s Next?

As the calendar turned to October, the quality of games in college football ramped up dramatically. This past Saturday, there were numerous matchups of great significance—and with even more significant results. Florida upset #4 LSU, West Virginia beat Texas, and, in the day’s biggest upset, North Carolina State toppled #3 Florida State. It was a…

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Finally!

Tomorrow night, at long last, college football returns. I love the NFL, but college football is just special—and this weekend boasts a great slate of games to kick off the 2012 campaign. On Friday night, Michigan State hosts Boise State in what should be a cracking game. Saturday night, two preseason top 10 teams, Alabama…

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Confidence and Christ

One of the toughest positions in Major League Baseball is that of the closer—the relief pitcher who enters the game in the late innings to try and save the win for the team. One closer said that his was the only role on the team where, if he has a bad day, the whole team…

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Already Settled

I love watching soccer on television and am a fan of Liverpool Football Club. When the Reds are playing, it is an anxiety-filled experience because the outcome of the game could turn at any moment. That emotional buildup is part of what makes the games fun to watch. However, when I recently watched a tape-delayed…

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Needed: Hope

As the NHL and NBA seasons are getting underway, the comments of basketball and hockey fans across North America focus on hope for the new season. Of course, for NBA fans, their first hope is that there will even be a season following this ongoing labor dispute between the players and the owners. Beyond that,…

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Bragging Rights

Tomorrow, the Sports Spectrum radio team will meet to record radio programs—and someone is going to have bragging rights. You see, I am a fan of the LA Angels and my co-host on the program is Bill Houston—a lifelong, died-in-the-wool, never-wavering Baltimore Orioles fan. The kicker is that, this past weekend, my Angels traveled to…

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The End of an Era?

The NBA may have seen the end of an era last Friday night when, in spite of their top-seed status in the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs were felled by the Memphis Grizzlies. Though they won 61 games in the regular season, the Spurs were unable to force a seventh game against Memphis—and experts…

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A Strange Season

Last Thursday night’s NFL Draft was just another strange event in a strange season marked by labor strife, lockouts, lawsuits, and legal maneuverings. The first indication of how surreal the evening was going to be became evident when the commissioner of the most popular sports entity in the USA was nearly booed off the stage…

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