Losing the game doesn’t make you a loser – being a sore loser does

An open letter to Cam Newton

“Bravely take hold of the real, not dallying now with what might be. Not in the flight of ideas but only in action is freedom. Make up your mind and come out into the tempest of the living.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dear Cam: I want to start this letter by thanking you for the most […]

How Self-Control Can Save a Victory

Rashness is nothing new

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,     but he who hates reproof is stupid.” -Proverbs 12:1 (ESV) If you’re a fan of professional football — the real as opposed to the fantasy kind — you probably saw last Saturday’s game between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati and the surprising episode that took place late in the fourth quarter. The […]

Re-Post: Meet the Hall of Fame Running Back Who Didn’t Like Football

#TBT

Note: In honor of the start of football season, here’s a post from the early days of this blog. For a lot of men, fall means football.  Perhaps it’s the memory of their own playing days in Pop Warner leagues, sandlot games or the varsity squad.  Maybe it’s memories of going to games with Dad.  Or […]

Meet the Hall of Fame Running Back Who Didn’t Like Football

For a lot of men, fall means football.  Perhaps it’s the memory of their own playing days in Pop Warner leagues, sandlot games or the varsity squad.  Maybe it’s memories of going to games with Dad.  Or maybe it’s the vicarious thrill of watching two teams at the peak of their athleticism battle for supremacy. Some […]