New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara said in a recent interview with Muscle and Fitness magazine that some people call him "the black Tim Tebow."
Amukamara said he is a virgin and has never consumed alcohol. The recently-engaged athlete might have his first alcoholic beverage during his bachelor party, he said, but explained how his understanding of salvation initially prevented him from drinking at all.
"I grew up Catholic, so it just started out as one of those things. I'd think, 'If I do this, maybe I can get to heaven,' so I said no drinks, no sex, all the big things," the 24-year-old told the magazine. "As I grew up, I realized that's not what it's about. It's about having a relationship with Jesus. It's not about 'Don't do this. Don't do that.' But still, it's just one of those things I haven't done, and I don't see any benefit to doing it. You're always reading about people getting DUIs. So many bad things that happen and wind up in the paper are alcohol-related, so by not drinking, it saves me, my team, and my family a lot of trouble." more >>
While free agent quarterback Tim Tebow continues his search for work in the NFL, one Russian team has offered him $1 million to play in just two games.
Mikhail Zaltsman, owner of the Moscow Black Storm football team, told Russia Beyond the Headlines his plan is to fly Tebow in to play in an American Football Championship of Russia (AFCR) semifinal game against the Moscow Patriots at the end of the month. If his team wins, Tebow would also play in the league's championship game.
"I talked with him personally and he wanted to go," Zaltsman told RBTH. more >>
NFL media reporter Judy Battista insists there isn't much new to say about brothers Eli and Peyton Manning squaring off against each other in Week 2 of the NFL season, especially since the two "seem almost embarrassed" that the focus of games in which they happen to play against each other "seems to fall exclusively on them."
Still, it's a big day for the New York Giants and Denver Broncos, and unless the two teams face each other in the Super Bowl this season, it may be the last time the two stellar QBs play against each other – at least in a game of football for the big show.
In addition to her tidbits on the "Manning Bowl," Battista writes about ten things to watch in Week 2: more >>
Sports activities, including those played by children on Sundays, along with consumerism are the primary reasons people seem to run out of time to attend church in North America, according to a recent survey titled, "The Secularization of Sunday." However, a professor who conducted the survey believes churches are to blame for lower attendance.
Steve McMullin, an associate professor at Acadia Divinity College in Nova Scotia, Canada, surveyed pastors and members of 16 declining churches throughout the U.S. and Canada and found that many cited sport activities as the reason for a drop in numbers among congregations.
"What I found was that competing Sunday activities, especially children's sports activities, was the primary reason that those leaders and church members cited as an explanation for the congregations' decline," McMullin said. more >>
So this is what our society has come to. Within a 10-day period, sportscaster Craig James was fired by Fox Sports for comments he had made against homosexuality during a political campaign last year while Keith Olbermann was lauded for his 9-minute anti-Russia, pro-homosexuality rant on ESPN. The double standards are as glaring as they are shocking.
As reported on the Advocate.com, a leading gay website, "Keith Olbermann opened his ESPN show last night with a scathing rant against Russia's antigay laws and the International Olympic Committee's response to calls for a boycott of the Winter Games in Sochi.
"Olbermann's nine-minute tirade brilliantly pointed out the ridiculousness of recent comments by President Vladimir Putin - who has tried to claim Russia's so-called gay propaganda law is not homophobic." more >>
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 >>