Category Archives: Sports

The Unmet Hunger For Genuine Competition

One of the more pervasive and frustrating aspects of contemporary life for me personally, and it appears for many other people as well, is the unmet hunger for genuine competition that exists in so many areas of life. As a … Continue reading

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An Indefinite Suspension

This evening there was supposed to be a Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati, but in the first quarter of the game, a frightening real life situation intruded upon the game when … Continue reading

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On The Implications Of Simulation Theory

One of the natural results of incompetence in stage management of events is that attention is drawn to the reality of stage management. The incompetence of attempts at controlling reality has influenced a rise in contemporary gnosticism, which is an … Continue reading

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A Journalist Always Has Enemies

Friday, while watching the World Cup Quarterfinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands, American soccer writer Grant Wahl collapsed and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Having been both estranged from the Qatari government and of sound health, it … Continue reading

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How Good Is Good Enough?

If you are a sports fan and reading this, or the people responsible for hiring and firing coaches, how good would a coach have to be for him (or her) to remain secure in the position on an indefinite basis? … Continue reading

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If That’s Movin’ Up Then I’m Movin’ Out

Unless you are a fan of low-major basketball programs or FCS football conferences that are struggling to such an extent that they need to join forces in order to preserve having a playoff spot, you probably are not familiar with … Continue reading

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Days Of Past Futures

Recently, I was listening to an online lecture that discussed the importance of studying the history of the Roman Republic–something I was inclined to study about myself already, obviously–and the speaker commented that one of the characteristics of the present … Continue reading

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They Don’t Care If You’re Hate Watching As Long As You’re Watching

This evening while I was eating dinner and watching, as is my custom, Thursday Night Football, I noticed that the television next to football was showing Game 3 of the WNBA championship. I must admit that while there was a … Continue reading

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On The Provincialism Of Sports

It is said that there are two subjects about which one does not talk about–politics and religion–because they can cause such hostility among people, but we ought to add sports to this. Sports, and the sorts of teams that we … Continue reading

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Piglet In A Pen

One of the more unusual aspects of the annual kids’ rodeo hosted by our congregation’s pastor (which I usually personally label by his name) is the fact that even though we are a people who have nothing to do with … Continue reading

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