Sports

The Societal Double-Standard

April 29, 2013 was a monumental day in the world of sports, but this particular occasion had nothing to do with any broken records, championship victories or amazing athletic feats. That was the day backup Washington Wizards’ center Jason Collins became the first active openly gay male athlete in North American team sports. But... -Read More


42 – The Legacy of Jackie Robinson

Last month, America celebrated the legacy of one of the most influential civil rights figures of the twentieth century, Jackie Robinson. With a biographical film named after his jersey number, 42, and the MLB’s own commemorative celebration of the late Hall of Famer on April 15 (Jackie Robinson Day), it is interesting to ponder... -Read More


Who is the Greatest?

In just over a month, the NBA Finals will be over and one team will be immortalized in the annals of NBA history, while the 29 other teams look to improve their shot at claiming next year’s title. The playoffs give rise to legends and add to legacies, making now the perfect time to... -Read More


Ray Lewis & Offensive Grace

From an indictment on murder charges to retiring from the NFL as a two-time Super Bowl champion, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis rose from the ashes like a mythical phoenix. Thinking his reputation was tarnished forever, no one had even the faintest idea of how Lewis’ life and career would develop after that tragic... -Read More


Meet the Heat

With February finally here, the NBA season will soon hit its halfway point and hold its annual, All-Star Weekend in Houston from February 15-17. Contrary to what the name implies, All-Star Weekend is not only a time for the most popular players in the NBA to shine, but it also gives good, young talent... -Read More


Jeremy Lin

From sleeping on his brother’s couch as the new, undrafted member of the New York Knicks to becoming a worldwide sensation, Jeremy Lin’s journey to stardom was pure “Linsanity.” As much as people praise him for taking the Knicks’ starting point guard job and running with it, the “Taiwanese Tebow” would rather give the... -Read More


The Last Knuckleballer

The knuckleball is a pitch that minimizes spin on the baseball, which results in a slow, unpredictable path to home plate that nobody can anticipate. It is common for knuckleballs to change direction or corkscrew in mid-air, further confusing batters, as well as umpires who must call pitches as strikes or balls. The pitch’s... -Read More


RG3 – The Story Behind the Name

In one of the highlights of the 2012 NFL Draft, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced, “With the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select Robert Griffin III, quarterback, Baylor.” It was no surprise that the “‘Skins” chose to draft Griffin, considering that the lack of talent and leadership at the quarterback... -Read More


Athletes Glorifying God

While many people have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior, not all have the courage to use their gifts to spread the gospel and to glorify God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 tells us, “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Professional athletes have all... -Read More


Olympians Overcoming Adversity

The 2012 London Summer Olympics will allow the entire world to put their differences aside and compete for dominance in athletic competition. Everyone will get the chance to see a glimpse of a united world. Under this contradictory guise of peace and fierce competition, many people do not understand the lengths these athletes have... -Read More