Tag Archives: sports

I haven’t been following the World Cup

But I’m amused by this short article about the Ghana team: Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan had a great tournament at the ongoing World Cup in South Africa. He converted two penalties and scored a brilliant goal against Uncle Sam (US) … Continue reading

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Because it’s harder to get a coach than a player?

In a move that shouldn’t be too surprising (but sad all the same), an Oregon Little League coach got the go-ahead to continue prayers prior to games. The board member who pulled his daughter off the team because of the … Continue reading

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So while yoga poses leave you wide open for the devil, learning martial arts is A-OK?

Wasn’t Jesus Christ a pacifist? I’m amused by this story I found in the New York Times that pretty much contradicts whatever people claim Jesus talked about. Down Tennessee way is something called Xtreme Ministries and they’re using martial arts … Continue reading

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Thanking god for the win, book explores why

This comes via Sports Illustrated, about a new book exploring the nature of god belief on the sports field (and behind the scenes) and why it seems to be so commonplace these days to see prayer circles and thanks to … Continue reading

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And maybe “God” wants the other team to win more…

Call it soccer, call it football, but either way it’s a sport for fans and fanatics. It’s not a sport I follow (I follow none at all, actually) but my interest was piqued by an article at the Daily Mail … Continue reading

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Is this how God picks the winners?

I should have a Yikes! category. Sad news out of Africa though– All 11 members of a football team were killed by a bolt of lightning which left the other team unhurt, a Congolese newspaper has reported. Thirty other people … Continue reading

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I don’t agree with book burnings…

…but I’m willing to make an exception in this case. A North Carolina pastor says his church plans to burn Bibles and books by Christian authors on Halloween to light a fire under true believers. Pastor Marc Grizzard told Asheville … Continue reading

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If you need god to help you win, your team sucks

Other teams do stuff like train and get fit and practice and figure out the best way to intimidate and pat behinds (although maybe not at the same time). So anyway, here’s the headline: Cheerleaders’ religious signs draw fire. In … Continue reading

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The One Minion Search Party, volume 28

I’ve probably said it before, but I really don’t get how the searches, as broad (or weird) as they are, generate hits here. Somebody looks for “funny” or “babies” or “chinese eat baby soup” or “angel statue with arm broken … Continue reading

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Maybe if people used their heads (and their eyes, and their ears…)

This is dumb. Typical safety for dummies dumb. So dumb that it’s become illegal to throw a ball or a frisbee in a public park. The city of Canton, Ga. passed a law banning active sports in two parks. Violators … Continue reading

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