Tags: faithfulness

Surviving Life’s Trials

Steve Stricker is one of my favorite golfers, partly because he isn’t a bomber, hitting the ball for miles and miles, and partly because of his calm demeanor. I have constantly heard comments from announcers and PGA players alike as to how respected and liked he is on the tour. Some years ago, it appeared…

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Failing to Do Right

In his book Eight Men Out, Eliot Asinof records the events surrounding the notorious “Black Sox” scandal in Major League Baseball. Eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of taking bribes from gamblers in exchange for “throwing” (intentionally losing) the 1919 World Series. All eight players were banned from baseball for life because…

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Every Game Counts

With both the NBA and the NHL playoffs moving toward their respective conclusions, it is a good time to be reminded of how spectacular game sevens can be. The same thing will be true this fall when Major League Baseball hits its own postseason stride. A game seven is one of the best moments in…

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Consistency

In baseball, they are called “innings eaters.” Pitchers who go deep into games and consume 200 or more innings in a year. They often do not have the best stuff, the lowest ERA, or the most strikeouts. They usually don’t have the largest number of wins. But what they do have is consistency. Last season,…

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The Dog Days of Summer

As we are now almost midway through the month of August, Major League Baseball enters what is known as the “dog days” of summer. The long, grueling nature of a 162-game schedule takes its toll on players and teams—and the heat of August makes it tough sometimes to continue performing at a high level. You…

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Practicing Everyday Faithfulness

With the opening of NFL training camps just days away, preparation for the preseason schedule, as well as the 2013 NFL season itself, is about to fully get underway. And with the selection of offensive tackles (Eric Fisher by the Chiefs and Luke Joeckel by the Jaguars) with the first two picks in April’s NFL…

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Memorial Day

Today, as a nation, we remember those who have given their lives for our country. There will be parades, services, and other activities to mark out the significance of sacrifice and service. These memorials are not only the fabric of a national holiday, however, they are widely seen on the sports landscape as well. Last…

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Faithful Servant

For many, yesterday was a landmark day in the English Premier League because it marked Sir Alex Ferguson’s final match as manager of Manchester United. For those leaning more toward Merseyside (aka, Liverpool), it was historic for a different reason. Sunday’s match against Queen’s Park Rangers was the 737th and final match of Jamie Carragher’s…

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The Rare Air of Loyalty

Regardless of the sport, player movement has radically affected the way we watch, follow, and enjoy the games that entertain us. Whereas we once could follow our heroes throughout their entire career with one team, things have changed. It really doesn’t matter whether it’s a result of the teams making salary cuts or players seeking…

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The Big Game

With all of the hubbub surrounding the Super Bowl this past weekend, it would be easy to assume that nothing else of significance was happening in the world of sports. It would also be incorrect. On Saturday night, a massive college basketball game saw #3 Indiana defeat #1 Michigan in a game of critical importance…

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