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?

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!

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

Ecclesiastes for the Gridiron

I like sports because it provides a microcosm of human nature from which to draw spiritual or personal applications. On the way home from church today, I listened to ESPN radio as they analyzed football teams and it got me thinking about two teams with very similar colors (red and yellow/gold) but very different seasons. … Continue reading Ecclesiastes for the Gridiron