NASCAR driver Michael McDowell announced via his Facebook and Twitter accounts on Monday that he will refrain from using social networking sites for 30 days as part of a "social media fast."
The decision came Monday following the weekly Bible study that McDowell and his wife, Jami, host at their home and is attended by other NASCAR drivers and their wives, USA Today reports. This week the focus of the Bible study was on the topic of life's distractions.
"For me, it's like it's become almost an addiction," McDowell told USA Today Sports. "It's something you almost have to do; you want to see what people are saying and you want to keep your fans up to date and you want to be engaged – but you don't realize how much time it actually takes." more >>
Some people are accusing the CBS television station of subtly mocking Christians in a new Super Bowl XLVII advertisement, which was broadcast several times during an AFC Wild Card playoff game on Sunday.
The ad features Neil Patrick Harris, an openly gay actor and star of the hit comedy series "How I Met Your Mother," wearing football eye black which has the date of this year's big game – Feb. 3, 2013 – written on it.
WND.com reports the ad, which ran during Sunday's game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts, is reminiscent of the eye black once worn by New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. Tebow, a popular Christian athlete, famously wore eye black with Bible references written on them during the games he played for the University of Florida Gators. more >>
Ray Lewis, 37-year-old Baltimore Ravens Christian linebacker who recently revealed his plans for retirement after the postseason, glorified God after his big win against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday that advanced his team in the playoffs.
Although Lewis recently made it clear that this would be his last NFL season, many questioned how deep his team would make it in his last playoff season. After the Ravens 24-9 win over the Colts in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, Lewis pulled off his jersey to reveal a sleeveless black shirt that read "Psalms 91."
During his postgame press conference, Lewis made sure to glorify God repeatedly when answering questions about his career and recent win. more >>
An 11-year-old table tennis player, who is also an Orthodox Jew, was disqualified from a national tournament late last month after one of her matches was scheduled on the Sabbath and, as a result, she opted out of participating in it.
While competing at the 2012 U.S. National Table Tennis Championships in Las Vegas last month, Estee Ackerman, a sixth grader from Long Island in New York, ran into a conflict between her beliefs and the game she aspires to be great at.
"I advanced in my round robin and then we looked at my schedule and saw the next match would be during Friday night, which is our Sabbath, so of course I'm disappointed," Estee told The New York Post. more >>
Ray Lewis, 37-year-old Baltimore Ravens Christian linebacker, has revealed that he feels that God is calling for him to retire from the NFL at the close of the postseason.
Lewis has been healing a torn right tricep since October but will return to the football field to face the Indianapolis Colts Sunday. However, after 17 seasons and 13 Pro Bowl appearances, Lewis said he told his team that he would bring his career to a close after the playoffs.
''God is calling. My children have made the ultimate sacrifice for their father for 17 years," Lewis said in a press conference Wednesday. "I don't want to see them do that no more. I've done what I wanted to do in this business, and now it's my turn to give them something back.'' more >>
While some sports fans (especially Denver Broncos ones) may have considered unashamed Christian quarterback Tim Tebow a miracle worker last year with his mid-season heroics leading the team into the playoffs, things were different as a N.Y. Jets player. If there were any miracles during the 2012 season for Tebow it was the fact that he never lashed out at a coach and organization that really didn't seem that serious about giving him a chance to play in earnest.
A Wildcat quarterback, a red zone player, and a specialty team's secret weapon were all terms dangled to the press and Tebow fans, seemingly every week of the season, were anxious to see if the evangelist athlete could repeat the thrills he delivered as a Broncos player.
Through it all, Tebow remained in the news, especially in the sports blogs and tabloids. Whether it be his foundation work giving youth with illnesses and disabilities a chance to hang out with him and go to a game, or the speculation about dates with actress Camille Belle, Tebow did not disappear from the spotlight simply because he mostly roamed the sidelines the entire season. more >>