Category Archives: Sports

Book Review: I Am Jackie Robinson

I Am Jackie Robinson, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos In looking at this book I had one obvious question.  Where was Jackie Robinson’s father?  A good deal of this book (like the entire series I have read thus … Continue reading

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My Country Did Not Send Me 9,000 Miles To Start The Race; My Country Sent Me 9,000 Miles To Finish The Race

This evening we had a Bible Study to begin the Northwest Family Weekend here in sunny Portland, Oregon, and the theme this year is “Steadfast To The End,” which was also (not coincidentally) the subject of the Bible Study tonight.  … Continue reading

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The Surprising Depth Of NCAA Football 2014

As I have noted elsewhere [1], I greatly enjoy the gameplay videos that various YouTubers have for NCAA Football 2014.  I cheer on imaginary football programs like the University of Georgia-Fairburn Pandas or the University of Alaska Golden Eagles or … Continue reading

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Glass Ceilings

From time to time [1] I write about the aspect of ratings, and there are few sports where ratings are more important than in college football.  Part of that is due to the way the game is organized.  In most … Continue reading

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You Are The Last One Of Your Kind

In the contemporary world, there is a great deal of interest among many people or companies in having the first of some kind.  Cell phone providers brag about having the first new generation phone or next generation data network, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: This Is The Day

This Is The Day:  Reclaim Your Dream.  Ignite Your Passion.  Live Your Purpose., by Tim Tebow with A.J. Gregory [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Tim Tebow, former … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Global Soul

The Global Soul:  Jetlag, Shopping Malls, And The Search For Home, by Pico Iyer The more I read from Pico Iyer, the less I like him as an author.  This book helps explain why.  The author and I are rarely … Continue reading

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Get Ben In

How do memes start?  Sometimes it is worthwhile to start at the end and move backwards.  Above is a picture of me wearing a t-shirt that I bought from someone who was quite cleverly profiting off of a book that … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For A Jane Austen Fantasy Draft

While I was chatting with my mum and one of my cousins yesterday evening, I pondered how it would be a wonderful thing if one could have fantasy leagues for Jane Austen characters similar to what one does for athletes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walk On

Walk On:  From Pee Wee Dropout To The NFL Sidelines–My Unlikely Story Of Football, Purpose, And Following An Amazing God, by Ben Malcolmson with Patti McCord [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah WaterBrook Press.  All thoughts … Continue reading

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