At the outset of his newest book, Johnny's U.S. Open: Golf's Sacred Journey 2, sports psychologist and author Dr. David L. Cook wants to make one thing perfectly clear – the movie "Seven Days in Utopia," based on his first book in the series, is quite different and not as spiritually deep as either book.
"These performance journeys that we are on and these success callings that we are on, that include winning and losing, are really part of a bigger story," Cook told The Christian Post in a recent interview. "I wanted to make that real clear in the book and so that was the real purpose of this book sequel."
Cook, who has coached scores of top athletes for game day including PGA Tour winners, NBA World Champions and MVPs, Olympians, National Collegiate Champions, and many top executives at Fortune 500 companies, said the first book, Golf's Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia, was really a look at what it takes to be great in one of the games of life – golf. more >>
Football analyst Craig James was recently fired from his new gig at Fox Sports Southwest because of comments he made about homosexuality during a February 2012 Republican candidate debate for the U.S. Senate.
On Aug. 30, Fox Sports Southwest announced that James, who previously worked at ESPN, was hired as a college football analyst. However, following one appearance on the cable network, the veteran broadcaster was dropped from the postgame show he was to co-host along with Erin Hartigan and former NFL quarterback Tony Banks.
During one of the 2012 Republican candidate debates for the Senate seat vacated by retired Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, then candidate Ted Cruz voiced his concerns that Tom Leppert, the former mayor of Dallas who was also running for the Senate seat, had participated in two gay pride parades. more >>
Chris Norman, a former linebacker for Michigan State University, was once a talented NFL prospect, but in a video recently posted to Desiring God, he explains why he passed on a career in professional football in order to become a pastor.
Norman grew up in Detroit, and although his first love as an athlete was basketball he later found a passion for football, according to the video. He left high school as an All-American in football and one of the top-ranked outside linebackers in the nation.
He was a talented college player, but in the 2011 Capital One Bowl he severely damaged his elbow, sidelining him for the rest of the game and for several months of practice. During that time he began to realize there must be more to life than the game he loved. more >>
Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers quarterback, has attracted as much attention for his skills on the football field as he has for the very visible tattoos that mark his body, especially his throwing arm, which makes him a rarity in the NFL.
Kaepernick, 25, shared that his first tattoo was Psalm 18:39, set on a scroll on his right shoulder. The Bible verse reads: "You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet."
Jeremy Lin and Pastor Francis Chan led a crowd of 10,000 mostly Asian youths in a conference held at the Cow Palace in the San Francisco Bay area on Saturday.
The Unleashed Conference let Lin use his Linsanity popularity to share the gospel and speak about his life since his NBA fame began.
The Houston Rockets point guard spoke about how the world put all this pressure on his shoulders to be "Linsanity" that he lost focus of God's plan for him. It was not until he began to focus on God that his NBA second year struggles faded away. more >>
A Miami Heat player recently offered a candid description of his and his wife's struggle with an unplanned pregnancy at a young age, and their regrettable decision to abort the baby, in their wedding announcement in the New York Times.
Udonis Haslem, currently a member of the NBA for the Miami Heat, and his college sweetheart of 14 years, Faith Rein, wed in Palm Beach, Fla. on August 24. The New York Times published a wedding announcement following the couple's nuptials, in which the two describe their difficult decision to have an abortion while they were studying at the University of Florida back in the early 2000's.
"I am not a huge fan of abortion, but we both had sports careers, plus we could not financially handle a baby," Haslem, who plays on the Miami Heat with Lebron James and Dwayne Wade, told the NY Times' Sunday edition. Haslem also noted that at the time of this unexpected pregnancy, he was financially supporting his child from a "high school fling," who is now 14-years-old and lives with his mother. more >>