Why the story of a College football player’s fake girlfriend made headline news last week remains a mystery. According to reports, Manti Teo’s girlfriend Lennay Kekua had tragically passed away of cancer complications on the same day that his grandmother passed and hours before he was supposed to play in a game. It practically blew [...]
The strange relationship between Religion and the Olympics The 2012 London Summer Olympics are a microcosm of our world in the 21st century, if for only a couple weeks. There are 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries with at least 9 prominent religions (Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Sikh, Hindu, Zoroastrian, Jain and Bahai) living and [...]
The biggest sports story in New York City for the third week running is not the Super Bowl winning New York Giants or the NHL Eastern Conference leading New York Rangers. It is the understated and previously unknown New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. Jeremy Lin (otherwise known as “Linsanity”, “Linderella”, “Super [...]
It is OK to appreciate the New England Patriots, even if you don’t like them. I had a conversation with a friend the other week about how much an athlete’s likability influenced our ability to appreciate their skill. The conversation revolved around Kobe Bryant — one of the most polarizing and greatest NBA players of [...]
Sports and religion have long been connected. As a kid I remember being told about the religious convictions of Eric Liddell who, at the 1924 Paris Summer Olympics, withdrew from the 100m race, his best event, because the race was to be held on a Sunday. When I first heard of Eric Liddell I was [...]
I was reminded of the passion Canadians hold for the World Junior Hockey Championship on my flight from Toronto to Vancouver on January 5th. Although Canada was not playing in this year’s gold medal game, the plane was littered with yelps and muffled cheers in celebration when Sweden scored the overtime winner against Russia to [...]
Despite everything that meteorologists tell us about weather and seasons and such, Canada doesn’t really have four seasons. Why anyone would believe this, I don’t know. In fact, Canada only has three seasons; Winter, Hockey, and Bug Seasons.
Throughout my life I’ve watched many hours of television that made me feel guilt, embarrassed, and a little dirty.
Sports somehow have a way of bringing the people together like nothing else. Here’s an interview I did with Paolo Aquilini, part owner of the Canucks for BC Christian News last year around this time. Click here for the unabridged version: http://bit.ly/iJmiPA I’m trying to think back to that day. I was so incredibly nervous. I [...]
This is a mini post for last night’s game. For those unaffected by the hockey world or the so-called Canuck religion, you may pass over this and continue on with your day. We lost. Tragically. Oh no! But put the pitchforks and flaming hockey sticks down. After all, one game down the hawk pit doesn’t mean [...]