Running Back Averages 69-Yards Per Carry!

"Man on the Run"

I have a new favorite running back. He may not bench 350-lbs. or run the 40-yard dash in less than 5 seconds…but he’s strong, courageous, and carries the ball with class. He’s never fumbled. He’s never been penalized. And, most impressive, he averages 69-yards-per-carry. His name is Jack Hoffman, and he’s 7-years old. Here’s the video of Jack’s touchdown from the Spring Game:Jack Hoffman’s Story: On April 22, 2011 Jack Hoffman, a little bike-riding, fish-catching, Husker-football … [Read more...]

How Hancock Helped Ware Hold It Together

Ware and Hancock

In the middle of the worst sports injury ever captured on television, a brother emerged. When Kevin Ware’s teammate, Luke Hancock, saw his friend lying on the floor with six inches of bone protruding from his skin, he felt sick and numb like the rest of America. But then Hancock collected himself and rushed to Ware’s side. Hancock held Ware’s hand and told him that they’d get through this together.Ware didn’t respond at first. He was in shock. So Hancock simply squeezed Ware’s hand and starte … [Read more...]

Tebow, Burkhead, and Osborne

Tim Tebow

In a day when ship captains push aside women to leap into lifeboats, and when leaders of universities sit on their hands when they hear about the sexual abuse of children, and when no one in Washington will take responsibility for the death of four Americans in Benghazi…it’s refreshing to find an exemplar. Or, better yet, three:While much of the nation is taking pot shots at Tim Tebow for praying in public and keeping his pants on, the QB continues to help others when he’s not taking snap … [Read more...]

Musings on 1.7 billion dollars, spirited debates, and Toto

Founding Fathers

I have two reflections on 2012 election season as I’m pacing back and forth like a caged panther waiting for results to come in:Musing #1: Far too much money was spent campaigning by both parties. There must be at least 1.7 billion ways to better spend $1.7 billion dollars. Think of how helpful those dollars would have been to Sandy’s victims, or to those researching pediatric brain cancer, or to organizations such as International Justice Mission or Compassion International. I’m telling you, … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong’s Ends…Do They Justify His Means?

Lance Armstrong - Livestrong

A friend recently asked a question that many of us are asking these days. He wrote: “I’m torn between two ideas: ‘Lance Armstrong is the greatest fraud in the history of sport’ AND ‘Look at all the lives he's saved with his Livestrong foundation.’Does the end justify the means?” To ask the question, “does the end justify the means?” admits that something ethically, morally, or legally wrong took place. The question is moot if the means were morally acceptable.From a philosophical, bibli … [Read more...]

“Team Jack”…And Why Everyone Looks Good In Red

Team Jack

We all want to be on a team. Some team. Any team. If it happens to be an amazing team…well, that’s a phenomenal bonus. The main thing is that we end up somewhere, with some group of people, all wearing the same jersey, and all working toward the same goal.If you’re not on a team, I’ve got some exciting news for you – you can be on one within the hour, and all it takes is buying a t-shirt. The team is called "Team Jack,” and it’s not just any team—it’s one of those amazing ones. Let me tell yo … [Read more...]


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