Archive for the ‘Athlete’ Category
Everybody knows that in baseball you get three strikes…and then you’re out. Not 1. Not 4. It’s such a universal rule that most parents and teachers (and even bosses) use it in their respective roles. Getting “three” strikes is the last hope a nervous batter has after accumulating two.
Unless that batter is Chris Stewart of the New York Yankees…. Continue reading
When asked, “What made Michael Jordan so great?” lots of basketball fans may think “practice,” “dedication,” “teamwork,” “great coaching,” “luck” or something else. When Michael Jordan answers that question about himself, he give a surprising answer.
A very surprising answer. 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
Florence Chadwick was a world-class athlete who set and broke long-distance swimming records for women…and men. In 1950, she crossed the English Channel faster than any other woman in history. A year later, she crossed it again, this time against the current, something no other woman had ever done.
But on July 4, 1952, Chadwick did something else she’d never done before. Continue reading
If you were putting together a basketball team and had the chance to pick Michael Jordan as one of your players, you would almost certainly do so. But back in 1978, Coach Clifton “Pop” Herring had that exact opportunity…and opted not to.
Instead of MJ, he chose a player that most fans have never heard of. Continue reading
When Michael Jordan stepped onto the court, he played for nothing short of victory. He was a driven, committed, passionate athlete who was intolerant of mediocrity. But he didn’t just play that way; he lived that way, as well.
Just ask his most-trusted friend, Fred Whitfield. Continue reading
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