Every Life Has Dignity: On Lebron James and Two Brothers

You need to see this video. Conner and Cayden Long are brothers. Here’s how Sports Illustrated for Kids tells their story: Conner Long is nine years old. His little brother Cayden is seven. But Cayden can’t do a lot of things his big brother can do. At four months old, Cayden was diagnosed with a condition called hypertonic cerebral palsy, which leaves [Read More...]

The Mistrial of LeBron James

The new issue of ESPN the Magazine has a fun story on LeBron James.  Worth reading for all you sports fans.  A selection: Ask most anyone who LeBron James is and you’re likely to get a blunt reply delivered with great conviction. Choker. God. Traitor. Hero. Arrogant. Generous. Undisciplined. Underappreciated. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone is [Read More...]

LeBronadox

LeBron James is a paradox.  Hence, LeBronadox. Bill Simmons had some interesting things to say about the uber-talented Miami Heat forward.  Sometimes Simmons’s material gets salty, so read him with discretion. This section outlines the Grantland.com’s founder’s thoughts: Here’s my opinion in four parts: a. I think he’s one of the greatest athletes who ever lived. I will [Read More...]

The Tressel Fiasco: Christians and Their Sports Heroes

Do the moral failures of former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, an outspoken Christian, have anything to teach Christians?  I think they do. I do not know Jim Tressel.  His faith has certainly seemed in the past to be genuine.  (Update: here’s a resource showing a profession of faith from Tressel, albeit one that [Read More...]

Really Important Things: The Debacle That Was Danny Ainge’s Dealmaking

The Boston Celtics aren’t that important.  So this blog isn’t actually about something really important.  Really important things include, for example, the birth of a new boy in my family.  My son is named Gavin Edwards Strachan.  He joined us on Wednesday, and he’s doing great, praise God. The Boston Celtics, by contrast, are just [Read More...]

The Celtics, the Lakers, and Some Thoughts on the State of the NBA and its Narcissistic Stars

Tonight at 9:30pm, the Celtics and Lakers begin competition for the NBA championship. For those who don’t know, this is a renaissance of basketball, one that hearkens back some two decades to the glory days of the NBA, when Larry Bird worked his Hoosier magic and Magic Johnson (an overrated player–but then again, I am [Read More...]


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