MORNING HAPPINESS #2: Hitting the big shot.

I’m in the middle of working on my first post of the day while keeping my eye on twitter for anything developing.  I saw a link to this video on ESPN that made me smile all over the place.  It’s a high school basketball game where one team has an equipment manager with Down Syndrome. [Read More...]

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Buffalo Bills hire first woman assistant coach in NFL history.

Here’s a bit of cool, happy news: After working in the league for the past 13 years, Smith is now the special teams quality control coach for the Buffalo Bills. “Kathryn Smith has done an outstanding job in the seven years that she has worked with our staff,” Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan said in [Read More...]

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Satanic Temple offering to give invocation after high school football coach who won’t stop praying with players.

Bremerton High School football coach Joe Kennedy is going to cost his school district a lot of money (which I’ve written about in detail here).  He keeps leading prayers after games even though his school district, which seems acutely aware that they would lose a lawsuit over this, is telling him to stop. Hemant recently [Read More...]

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Tim Tebow released from the Eagles. Experts suggest he give up trying to be an NFL quarterback.

Tim Tebow was deemed not good enough to be the third string quarterback for the Eagles.  Today they released him: [Tebow's] release Saturday came a day after the Eagles traded Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals, opening the No. 3 quarterback job. The Eagles are opting to move ahead with two, Sam Bradford and Mark [Read More...]

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The dumbest headline I’ve seen in a while: “Arian Foster is the anti-Tebow.”

Want to see the double standard that gets foisted onto atheists?  Here it is, straight from the Washington Post: Ok, Arian Foster said he didn’t believe in god but that he was cool with people who did.  This makes him the anti-Tebow?  He literally said he was cool with people who believe like Tebow.  How [Read More...]

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NFL star running back Arian Foster comes out publicly as an atheist.

Holy cow, this is really big.  For anybody who played sports in high school it’s pretty clear that Christianity has done a great job weaving itself into athletics.  In fact, it seems most of the violations in public schools of church/state separation come from coaches praying with athletes or otherwise using sports programs to proselytize [Read More...]

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Former student athlete sues Delaware State University because coach made church attendance mandatory.

It seems another college coach is using their post to spread their religion: Natalia Mendieta is suing the university, former coach LaKisya Killingsworth and former athletic director Candy Young in U.S. District Court, alleging they violated the First Amendment by requiring religious activities at a publicly funded university. … David Finger, an attorney representing Mendieta, [Read More...]

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GAY RIGHTS, POLITICS, & SPORTS: NASCAR condemns Indiana’s RFRA.

If your law is too anti-gay for NASCAR there’s probably some real problems. [Read more...]

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FAITH & SPORTS: Wichita St. basketball employs a preacher. FFRF has rooted it out and is putting a stop to it.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has determined that the Wichita St. basketball team employs a preacher named Steve Dickie who operates under the title of “life coach.”  All the same, part of his job seems to be proselytizing to the WSU players with the understanding that they will spread Christianity to a bigger audience given [Read More...]

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SPORTS: March Madness open thread.

Michaelyn is sick so we’re all curled up watching the NCAA tournament (I’m reading news and blogging during commercials/halftime).  If you guys are watching the games like us and want to shoot the breeze about it, here’s your space to do so. Right now we’re watching Northeastern vs. Notre Dame.  I’m torn on this one. [Read More...]

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