October 23, 2018

Tag - Sports

2017: What a Year in Sports

TOP 10 NATIONAL STORIES NFL player protests during the “Star-Spangled Banner” enrages President Donald Trump, teams, fans, advertisers and military veterans. Corruption scandal in college basketball brings down Louisville Cardinals Coach Rick Pitino...

The NFL Theatre of the Absurd

Perhaps this is just old news but the NFL controversy, while having disappeared as a headline news item, still is going on. I used to like professional football until I started playing in a Fantasy Football League many years ago. The latter really...

Catholic Athletes for Christ

Every so often you run across a group that one can really appreciate and admire. Catholic Athletes for Christ is one such group. CAC’s mission statement is a simple one – to serve Catholic athletes and share the Gospel of Christ in and through...

2016: What a Year in Sports

What a year in sports! Surprise winners such as the Chicago Cubs and USA Ryder Cup team, and sad farewells to greats of the past and present such as Muhammad Ali, Jose Fernandez, Gordie Howe and Arnold Palmer. Here’s our top-10 and the names of...

Gone From Our Midst

The news hit us like a ton of bricks. Muhammad Ali. Gordie Howe. Just like that, both men that we looked up to and admired are gone from our midst. One cannot imagine a worse week for sports fans – in Detroit especially – as we lost “The...

Silent Sounds

In 1973, I taught what is arguably the first accredited baseball history course on a college campus in the Midwest. My course emphasized the fact that more than any other sport baseball reflects the American spirit. Jackie Robinson’s crashing the...

In God’s Locker Room

In January of 2013, there were two funerals, almost at the same time, of men I had known briefly in this life. One was Stan the Man Musial who died on the 19th. His funeral approximated that of kings, queens and powerful heads of state. Everyone who...

2015: What a Year in Sports

What a year in sports. 2015 was as crazy as they come as the sports scene was dominated by American Pharoah, the New England Patriots (and Deflategate), the Kansas City Royals, Golden State Warriors, Jordan Spieth, Serena Williams and the sad...