WWJTD March Madness bracket group.

For those who wanted a WWJTD bracket pool this year, it has been made.  Here’s the link.  :)  Let’s see which of our illustrious group can sports hardest.  Go Gators! And we all know Arkansas is going to win the NIT, so no need to even speculate there. [Read more...]

A good day for gay acceptance in sports.

Before I crawl back to bed, I’ll leave you all with some feel good stories from the world of sports.  First, Jason Collins has become the first openly gay person to compete in America’s four major sports.  He has been signed to the Brooklyn Nets: The Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 23 signed Jason Collins to a 10-day [Read More...]

Megachurch pastor thinks he’s found the anti-Christ: it’s an uppity gay football player.

Dwight McKissic is a megachurch pastor who is pretty nostalgic about minority heroes who speak up loud and proud: Fifty years ago, James Brown released a song that became a great source of inspiration, pride, and self-esteem for Black Americans—“Say it Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud.” I remember it so well. All the kids [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: best highlight vid ever.

All of Michaelyn’s classes were cancelled today, so it looks like I get to spend the day watching Community with her.  :D But here’s some quick happiness.  Tyler Self is a walk-on basketball player at KU who has made, I think, two shots in his career.  Still, someone made a highlight video of him. Have [Read More...]

American Atheists pointing billboard at Super Bowl viewers.

American Atheists is at it again.  This time they’re putting up a billboard telling the plain and obvious truth to Super Bowl fans. According to the press release in my inbox: On Wednesday, American Atheists launched a new billboard near Metlife Stadium that appeals to football fans with a dig at prayer. It is believed [Read More...]

UConn administration rebuffs “Jesus in the huddle” comments from football coach.

Holy shit, a million props to UConn.  Ok, back story, here’s something their running backs coach said in an interview: “We’re going to do things in our building, fellowship, non-denominational type things, players, coaches. We’re going to make sure they understand that Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle, that that’s something [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: why you play through the buzzer.

I’m a pretty big Arkansas Razorbacks fan (cue Ed Brayton making a joke in the comments).  Last night my beloved hogs were playing Kentucky, a team with a roster bursting with McDonald’s All-Americans.  Arkansas was ahead by three with time winding down, but Kentucky dropped a three to send it to overtime. In overtime it [Read More...]

Craig James fired for being an anti-gay bigot, not for being a Christian.

Former ESPN commentator Craig James was fired after one week with FOX Sports.  He claims it was because he is religious: “I was shocked that my personal religious beliefs were not only the reason for Fox Sports firing me but I was completely floored when I read stories quoting Fox Sports representatives essentially saying that [Read More...]

Tim Tebow is out of a job because he can’t throw, not because he’s a Christian.

On Saturday the New England Patriots cut Tim Tebow, probably because in a pass-heavy offense you want a quarterback who can throw the ball and, well, Tebow can’t do that.  But many Christians are unconvinced – surely Tebow was cut for publicly being a part of the most popular religion in the United States, one [Read More...]

St. Paul Saints losing their religion for a day.

This made me smile. On August 9, for the second year running, the St. Paul Saints will lose their religion. That night’s game at Midway Stadium is sponsored by the Minnesota Atheists, so the Saints will drop the “S” from their jerseys and signs around Midway Stadium, thereby becoming the St. Paul Aints. The players’ [Read More...]