When you lose Tom Brady: Jonathan Chait tells us what this means here.
Two great quarterbacks met on the field after last night’s divisional playoff game. There are reports that Brees will retire during the off-season.
John F. Kennedy gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to E.B. White, Thornton Wilder, Felix Frankfurter, and Marion Anderson, among others. Lyndon Johnson list of medal honorees included on John F. Kennedy, Walt Disney, Aaron Copland, T.S. Eliot, John Lewis, […]
November is finally here. I have seen a lot of hate spewed in recent months about a man who is a constant winner and overachiever, and that’s what the people who support him like about him. Yes, he’s been caught […]
It was a rough start to the week for the president. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, a Trump loyalist who is one of the few staff members who has not left the administration, announced that she is leaving her position. […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo6MbsjC57k&w=560&h=315] If you can’t get people in to wear masks out of a sense of social responsibility, commitment to the public good, or appeals to citizenship, just tell them that they won’t be able to watch their favorite college […]
I was happy to help Joel Anderson with this piece at Slate. Here is a taste: Liberty’s football team has indeed come a long way since its inaugural season in 1973, when the Flames lost their first game to Massanutten Military Academy […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7NLRpatx9c&w=560&h=315] I was a diehard Miami Dolphins fan until Don Shula retired. So sad to hear about the death of the winningest coach in NFL history. My favorite line from the above video: “Garo IS off the hook and […]
I love this: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkCsNhnhbg0&w=560&h=315]
These articles show-up every now and then. I’ve written about them here and here and here. Here is a taste of J. Brady McCollough’s long-form piece at the Los Angeles Times: Signs offering football ticket discounts cover the campus, and posters […]
10 years ago: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R06FMoT-hkk&w=560&h=315]
I was never a Tony Romo fan during his playing days. I probably would have liked him better if he did not play for the Dallas Cowboys. But I have come to enjoy Tony Romo as a CBS NFL commentator […]
As Donald Trump served hamburgers and fries to the Clemson University football team, Abraham Lincoln sat and watched. Here is a taste of Amy Wang’s piece at The Washington Post: There he was, the legendary statesman who had guided the United […]
You gotta love Pittsburgh Dad: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YDFRPZggzs&w=560&h=315]
Any Miami Dolphins fan who saw this yesterday: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7XDAN_mox4&w=560&h=315] Will remember this from January 2, 1982: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUHqAxXjSs8&w=560&h=315] I am surprised Dan Fouts (CBS announcer) didn’t make this connection. He was on the field on January 2, 1982.
Liberty University, the second largest Christian college in the world, just hired the former disgraced University of Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze to run its football program. Freeze coached at Ole Miss from 2011-2017. During his tenure he posted a 39-25 […]
Army does. Air Force does. It will be interesting to see how these military academies handle Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. Here is how one Christian college responded. It appears that the Naval Academy has a contract with Under Armour
Not everyone knows about the option formation, the shotgun, Tom Landry, fair catches, off-setting penalties, and the Purple People Eaters. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h33u2eeVqXo&w=560&h=315]
In his regular column at the University of Chicago Divinity School website, Martin Marty wonders how long we can in good conscience continue to celebrate football. He writes: “The question ‘What Would Jesus Think About Football?’ sounds silly and is […]
The NFL season began last night. That means it’s time for Christianity Today and other religious publications to start publishing pieces on Christianity and football. This year is no exception. Check out this piece by Paul Putz and Hunter Hampton, two […]