Running

I walked a mile from my car and stood there for about 50 minutes, and by that time, my feet were hurting. Truthfully, if I'm disliking the pain in my feet after a 1 mile walk and a few minutes standing around, what makes me think I can run a marathon?

Ringbearer or Firebearer?

"A corner learns to live alone." This was in a statement to the press recently, a brilliant defensive coordinator answering questions about a struggling cornerback. In football, the cornerback is required to cover the wide receiver, keep them from catching passes.  Because they're often "on an island" with their receiver, they can't always rely on … Continue reading Ringbearer or Firebearer?

The A-way Team

"I know how you feel now being so far from your sports teams," my friend sympathized with me while we passed each other in the hall the other day. She was referring to the fact that we live in Chicago, but I am an unrepentant fan of Pittsburgh sports teams (and she is a fan … Continue reading The A-way Team

Light’s Out!

Last Sunday was known in the American English speaking world as "Super Sunday" the day of the "Big Game." For those that don't pay attention to sports, I am talking about the Super Bowl. For over half the game, the Baltimore Ravens were outplaying the San Francisco 49ers. Now, I am a staunch Pittsburgh Steelers … Continue reading Light’s Out!

Praise of Nations

The Olympic opening ceremony is a global pep rally for the Olympic Games.  After the host nation shows off their creative display of patriotism, it’s time for what many think is the best part.  The Parade of Nations. What a spectacle!  From the pale blonds of Austria to the tall, black of Zimbabwe.  Long-legged sprinters.  … Continue reading Praise of Nations

Breakfast of Champions

They called her Wheaties. When she served in volleyball, the ball would rocket past the opponents' court.  Her volleyball coaches told her, "Control the power!" When she played tennis, she would fire the bright yellow sphere onto the asphalt behind the white line that marked "in."  "Placement over power!" the tennis teacher would say with … Continue reading Breakfast of Champions

Body & Bureaucracy

Church and Football.  Besides both being traditionally held on Sunday, do they have any other similarities?  Read on... For those that don't like football, or have been living under a rock, you may not be as fully versed with the Saga of Tim Tebow.  One of the greatest college football quarterbacks ever, Tim Tebow is … Continue reading Body & Bureaucracy