A teen involved in a damaging parasailing accident in Florida last summer has spoken of her struggle to recovery in a recent interview, saying that her "strong belief in God" is the main motivator that helped her through her recovery.
In July 2013, 17-year-olds Sidney Good and Alexis Fairchild, both of Indiana, were tandem parasailing in Panama City, Fla., when the line pulling them from a boat broke loose. YouTube footage shows the two girls free-flying in the parasail apparatus, eventually slamming into the side of a building before dropping into a power line and landing on a parked car below. The company behind the parasailing service blamed the accident on extremely high winds caused by an afternoon storm.
Good sustained severe brain trauma, spinal injuries and a broken neck, and Fairchild also sustained severe back injuries and head trauma. While Fairchild was released from the Bay Medical Center in Panama City in July, Good still continues her struggle for rehabilitation, and doctors have reportedly told the teen not to expect a full recovery, as she continues to struggle with vision problems. more >>
NBC Football Night in America commentator and former NFL coach Tony Dungy said he wasn't as concerned about Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman's controversial on-field interview after the playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers as he was about the defensive back's actions immediately following his victory-saving play. Dungy, a leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, released a video (below) of his thoughts about the controversy on his blog on the All Pro Dad website Wednesday.
"I wasn't focused in as much on his interview as I was on what happened directly after the interception on the last play," Dungy said. "He went and really approached Michael Crabtree, appeared to be mocking him a little bit, Crabtree pushed him a little bit, and they get into a little confrontation.
"To me, that was not the time for that. I would rather have seen Richard Sherman go back to the sidelines, celebrate with your teammates, you are on your way to the Super Bowl, don't harass another player," he said. more >>
Tom Brady recently admitted that he "couldn't care less" about the upcoming Super Bowl, according to reports on Wednesday.
The quarterback for the New England Patriots may feel bitter about this year's Super Bowl XL VII since his team took a hard loss last Sunday, Jan. 19.
With the 2014 Super Bowl right around the corner and the Seattle Seahawks on a remarkable playoff run, Pastor Mark Driscoll sat down with players and staff from the team. The players deliver an amazing testimony talking about their faith in Jesus Christ and how it intersects with life on and off the football field.
Russell Okung, Chris Maragos, coach Rocky Seto, and Russell Wilson answered the question: "Who is Jesus?"
When coach Seto is asked about Jesus, he testifies clearly, "Jesus is better than the Super Bowl." more >>
Russian authorities have announced they are currently hunting as many as four female terrorists known as "black widows" who are possibly plotting to attack the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in early February.
Last week, police in Sochi dispersed "Wanted" flyers warning local hotels of one of the women, 22-year-old Ruzana Ibragimova, the wife of an Islamic militant killed by Russian security forces in 2013. The young widow reportedly left her home in Dagestan, located in the volatile Caucasus area, sometime last month and authorities have received information that she has been dispatched by a terrorist group to carry out an attack in Sochi.
The "Wanted" posters describe Ibragimova, who also goes by the name Salima, as having a 4-inch long scar across her left cheek, a limp in her right leg and a left arm that does not bend at the elbow. The flier adds that the woman may be part of "a terrorist act within the 2014 Olympic region." more >>
A college student who recently accused Houston Texans running back Arian Foster of pressuring her to have an abortion now seems to be backtracking on her statements, saying in a taped conversation with Foster that the NFL player "never harassed [her]."
Brittany Norwood, a senior at the University of Houston, made national headlines last week when she filed a lawsuit against Foster, claiming the professional football player impregnated her in 2013 and then "constantly harassed [her] to get an abortion for the child." Norwood also claimed to have been unaware that Foster is already married with children when she and the football player first became intimate. Norwood's lawsuit was filed earlier in January, and now a Houston Judge ordered both Norwood and Foster to respect mutual restraining orders against each other while the case plays out in court.