Garfield High School’s Bulldog football team went to their knees during the playing of the National Anthem before a recent Friday night football game in Washington state. From the Seattle Times: Garfield’s football players know about the third verse.
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Read this. And weep.
The New York Times carries this story about Ryan Hoffman, a former University of North Carolina lineman who is now living on the streets in Florida. The story makes much of the fact that football may have injured Hoffman, and set him on the road to homelessness, and that’s a damn shame. But I took …
Will God watch the Super Bowl?
Here’s a rather…odd…discussion going on right now on the interwebs: Does God Care About Football? The answer is a qualified “Maybe, because we say so.” The connection between religion and sports in general goes back to Greek times, according to this essay at Interrupt. Writes Beatrice Tsakoumakis: The ancient Olympic Games not only marked the …
You need to read this
Hall of Famer Curtis Martin telling it like it is. It’s long, and it’s heartbreaking and it’s worth the time, I promise.
Has Penn State been punished enough?
The NCAA handed down what some of the media is calling some pretty severe punishments for the football hierarchy looking the other way while a serial child sex abuser ran roughshod through the childhoods of…well, we don’t know how many children he hurt, do we? The NCAA, as punishment: Fined the school $60 million. Imposed …