The Devil Went Down to St. Louis

Sports create narratives. Really appealing ones — underdog stories, hard-work parables, rags-to-riches daydreams. But ultimately, sports teams are run by businessmen, not writers, and athletes are people with jobs first and heroes second (if at all). Fans of the St. Louis Cardinals got a painful reminder of exactly that last week, when superstar first baseman [Read More...]

Army-Navy Game Introed to Christian Battle Hymn

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword: His truth is marching on. Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah! His truth is marching on. These verses [Read More...]

Chuck Klosterman Says Tim Tebow Makes Blind Faith a ‘Viable Option’

I’m a big fan of Chuck Klosterman. He writes about pop culture and sports from a personal perspective, documenting what it truly feels like to participate in a media-saturated culture. But a recent column he wrote for Grantland about Tim Tebow didn’t impress me. It starts with a promising thought experiment: Imagine that you’re a [Read More...]

UConn Loves America!

And they want you to love it too! The University of Connecticut has started saying the Pledge of Allegiance before the national anthem at its men’s basketball games. I think the Pledge is kind of creepy for a whole slate of reasons, including the fact that I can still be patriotic while choosing not to [Read More...]

It’s Centaur Tebow Time

Note to self: Don’t ever make a bet where the loser has to get a tattoo or this will happen: That’s an image of Christian quarterback Tim Tebow, football in one hand, cross in the other. Juan Contreras explained to ESPN how he got the tattoo: Contreras and his friend Gabe Lopez, who owns Love [Read More...]


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