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...]

My brother is kind of awesome.

My whole family has a real way with words.  My brother always said exactly what I wanted to say in the space of a few sentences. [Read more...]

Sean Hannity is a real winner.

So Rutgers just fired their basketball coach for kicking and punching his players and throwing out slurs like “Are you a fairy?  Are you a fucking faggot?” Or, as Sean Hannity calls it, “old school discipline.” Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday reacted to video of ousted Rutgers basketball coach throwing balls and shouting [Read More...]

NFL Players Union comes out in support of gay marriage.

This just made my day.  NFL Players Union president Domonique Foxworth has posted an article at USA Today that…it’s just fucking awesome. Athletes have long been among the most prominent agents for social change. We are proud of our role on the front lines of civil rights. We have stood up for issues that are [Read More...]

NCAA open thread, round 1 day 2.

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  Who picked Harvard to win last night?  That would be me (and Michaelyn).  I had pretty good picks up until the last few games of the day…then I dropped from tied for first in the atheist pool down to tied for fifth.  Michaelyn is tied for second, and won’t let me hear the end [Read More...]


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