He Still Should Have Fought the Female Wrestler

Earlier this week, I mentioned the story of the evangelical Christian wrestler (Joel Northrup) who refused to fight a girl (Cassy Herkelman) in the state tournament, thus forfeiting his own shot at a state title and taking away her chance at showing everybody what she could do against him in a match. Rick Reilly at [Read More...]

He Should Have Fought the Female Wrestler

There’s a story making the rounds about a Christian high school wrestler who forfeited his chance to win a state title because he would’ve had to fight a female wrestler along the way: Joel Northrup, a home-schooled sophomore who was 35-4 wrestling for Linn-Mar High School this season, praised his first-round opponent, Cedar Falls freshman [Read More...]

Should Post-Touchdown Prayers Be Considered ‘Excessive Celebrations’?

Here’s an interesting question from yesterday’s Super Bowl: When the Green Bay Packers’ Nick Collins intercepted the ball and scored a (pretty exciting) touchdown, he got on his knees, threw his hands in the air, and got penalized for it. It was “excessive celebration.” Specifically, the refs said Collins “[went] to the ground after the [Read More...]

Are the New Orleans Hornets a Christian Team?

If you like going to basketball games or watching them on TV, you’re used to hearing the national anthem. But if you’re a fan of the New Orleans Hornets, are you aware of what happens before the anthem is sung? According to Joe Gerrity at Hornets247 (an unofficial fan site): Before each and every Hornets [Read More...]

A Notable Club at the University of Oregon

The BCS championship game between Oregon and Auburn is over but there’s one tangential story worth sharing. The Oregonian had a side-by-side comparison of the two schools in advance of the game… one of the items was “Notable student club/organization” and guess who was mentioned? Go, Alliance of Happy Atheists! Meanwhile, anyone else notice the [Read More...]