Professional golfers Bubba Watson, Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan – otherwise known as the "Golf Boys" – are back with a new video in an effort to raise awareness about the world's clean water crisis.
The video, titled "2.Oh" and released online Monday, features the "four hopelessly tone-def and rhythm deprived golfers" rapping over a booming bass about adventures on the golf course, things that rhyme with their names and causing mayhem.
In one part of the video, the men rhyme: more >>
Before leaving North Korea Friday as part of his "basketball diplomacy" visit, ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman praised leader Kim Jong Un for being an "awesome guy," adding he and his father were "great leaders."
Rodman, who is now the most high-profile American to meet Kim Jong Un, told local media outside of the Pyongyang's Sunan airport before departing that it was "amazing how [Kim Jong Un] was so honest."
"Guess what, his grandfather, and his father were great leaders, and he's such a proud man," Rodman, who was visiting the country along with the famed American basketball exhibition team the Harlem Globetrotters, said. "He's proud, his country likes him – not like him, love him, love him," Rodman said. "Guess what, I love him. The guy's really awesome." more >>
In his most recent sermon at First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, Pastor Robert Jeffress spoke on the recent controversy involving his church and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, who last week announced that he was canceling his upcoming appearance at the Texas megachurch.
Jeffress, who has been described by some in the media as "anti-gay" for preaching the biblical teaching on homosexuality, ultimately said that the recent Tebow controversy has recommitted him to "God and the congregation," and the extensive media coverage has provided him with the opportunity to share the Gospel.
"We are not going to kneel to political correctness and convenience. We're going to stand up and boldly proclaim the grace of God and the truth of God, without compromise, so help me God that is my commitment," Jeffress told his congregation, which responded with applause. more >>
Jim Miller, who played as a quarterback for the Chicago Bears and is now a post-game show host, recently said that religion is a barrier for gay players looking to find acceptance in the NFL locker room.
"There are some religions that are just not going to accept a gay individual in the locker room," Miller said Tuesday on WSCR-AM 670 in Chicago. "So now, are you as an organization going to bring that element into your locker room and think everything is going to be OK?"
Miller insisted that traditional religious understandings will always be a problem for gay people, and argued that the only thing that should matter for a football player is not their sexual orientation but how well they can play the sport or not. more >>
Chris Norman, a Michigan State senior linebacker, is foregoing the NFL dreams being pursued by many of his peers to go to seminary school.
Norman, the 2013 defensive captain at Michigan state, has had an estimated 197 tackles in 50 games, 32 of which he was a starter. In spite of his talents as a football player, Norman recently explained his reasoning for wanting to attend a theological school
"In the Gospel there's a story about somebody that stumbles across a field and then they found a treasure hidden in that field. As a result of finding that treasure, they sold everything they had so they can buy that field," Norman said in an Ionia Sentinel-Standard report. "That's pretty much what happened to me when I found Christ, so once I met him and fell absolutely in love with him, everything else was not as attractive in comparison." more >>
Professional wrestler CM Punk has garnered controversy over a line he spoke on the live flagship program of World Wrestling Entertainment. On the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, held in Dallas, Texas, Punk declared at the conclusion of a promo speech boasting of his abilities that "I am God."
According to the International Business Times, the remark sparked ire among many wrestling fans and many on Twitter weighed in on what Punk said.
In addition to Twitter, comments posted on the IBT story and at Yahoo Answers found divided opinion on the line spoken by Punk on Raw. more >>