5 Questions about Patriotism

For the past couple weeks, I’ve had an article in the works about the great kneeling debate that has been swirling around the sports world. But then this weekend happened and everyone went bananas, so I scratched that article and decided to go in a different direction altogether. Yesterday as NFL players protested and the […]

Mayweather, McGregor, and Our Modern Hypocrisy

[Note: The following article contains strong language some may find offensive.] The sports world is abuzz with hype surrounding the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. And the fact that the two fighters are in the middle of a “world tour” to promote their impending showdown certainly adds fuel to the fire. On […]

Coaches, Critics, and the Confidence of Grace

It was a headline that probably shouldn’t have surprised me, but it did. As I scrolled through Twitter Sunday afternoon these were the words that caught my attention: “Purdue fires football coach Darrell Hazell.” At one level, it’s a predictable decision. Since Hazell took over the program, the wins simply haven’t been there. And in […]

Planting Roots in a Restless World

As a sports fan, I should know better. But at the end of every season, I’m always surprised at how quickly the pundits start talking about off-season changes. Just this week, the NBA season wrapped up as the Cleveland Cavaliers won an improbable championship, and the very next morning, I found myself reading about all […]

Mistakes and Missed Field Goals

If you’re a football fan, you probably know about the surprising ending to this weekend’s playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks. With less than a minute remaining, Vikings kicker Blair Walsh missed a short 27-yard field goal that would have won the game for his team. As a general rule of thumb, […]