Archive for the ‘Athlete’ Category
Baseball is not the fast-paced game that basketball is. Nor is it a contact sport like football. In spite of those qualities, it still has the reputation of being “America’s favorite pastime.”
Perhaps that’s because many baseball fans are absolutely crazy about their teams. Continue reading
“Crossing the line of faith.” It’s the most important step anyone will ever take, but too many Christians shortchange their relationship with Jesus by forgetting about the second step, the third step, and the millionth step. They mistakenly think they’re done after they cross the starting line.
Usain Bolt, a man who knows an awful lot about crossing lines, would never make that mistake. Continue reading
Kaleb Eulls, a 6’ 4” 255 lb defensive end, is used to protecting against the pass rush for his Yazoo County High School football team. But on Tuesday morning, September 1, 2009, he had to protect a school bus full of kids from a student carrying a .38 caliber pistol. Continue reading
Jake Porter wasn’t exactly the most talented player on his high school football team. OK, that’s an understatement. He’d never scored a single touchdown. He’d never even ran the ball. Heck, he’d never even touched the ball!
But all that was about to change. And when it did, a lot of hearts would also be changed. Continue reading
Emmitt Smith is a legend in many football circles. The record-breaking running back rushed for 164 touchdowns and scored more than 1,000 points during his career in the NFL. Those are some big numbers for #22.
But they’re not his most impressive stats…not by a long shot. Continue reading
Today’s wrestling is as fake as Kim Kardashian’s wedding vows, but that wasn’t always the case. In fighting rings of previous centuries, manly men engaged in mortal combat, but none were as feared as Youssuf Ishmaelo. He was never taken down by an opponent.
But he was taken down by his prize money. Literally. Continue reading
Billy Graham has been the greatest evangelist in American history – and arguably, the world. But Graham wasn’t the first world-famous evangelist from America. In fact, he wasn’t even the first world-famous evangelist from America named Billy! That honor belongs to Billy Sunday.
And like the umpires that officiated the game he once played, he “called ‘em like he saw ‘em.” Continue reading
Football coaches tell their teams they must play “all 60 minutes” of the game. Track and field trainers tell their athletes to run “the whole” race. That’s because they know that playing 59 minutes or only running 399 meters leads to defeat.
The same kind of defeat in these videos…. Continue reading