The Difference Between Tim Tebow and Michael Sam

Tim Tebow and Michael Sam both had storied college football careers and both now find themselves cut from their dream jobs in the NFL. But they have reacted to their situations a bit differently. When Tebow was cut from the Eagles in his most recent chance to become an NFL quarterback, he responded to the news with this tweet: Thanks @Eagles and Coach Kelly for giving me the opportunity to play the game I love! Romans 8:28 #Blessed Michael Sam, the first openly “gay” NFL player (hashtag Read more […]

Some Hidden Costs of the NFL

It seems fitting the day after the Super Bowl to talk a little bit about what the NFL actually costs us. Not for the people who buy jerseys, tickets, TV packages, and beer coozies. I’m talking about for that guy who doesn’t watch the NFL, thinks a bootleg is a vestige of Prohibition, and blushes slightly when his co-workers mention Tom Brady’s underinflated balls. That guy is still paying for the NFL. We all do. In taxes. Local governments give billions of tax dollars to the NFL, mostly Read more […]

Openly Gay Football Players: What’s Important?

“The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.” – Blaise Pascal Perspective is necessary if we are to remain sane in this increasingly small world in which we live. I say increasingly small because technology has brought us so much closer together than we used to be. That’s not a bad thing, nor is it a good thing. But because we have become so tightly pulled together by the strings of our wireless world, new problems have emerged Read more […]

Washington Redskins Being Bullied to Change Name

The U.S. Patent Office, which recently attended to the important work of granting Amazon it’s “subject on a white background” photography patent, recently re-affirmed its indispensability by suspending the trademarked name of the Washington Redskins. According to the Patent Office, Redskins is a racially derogatory slur aimed at “Native Americans,” and, as such, is disqualified from trademark consideration: . . .  Based on the evidence properly before us, [we decide] that these registrations Read more […]

Tim Tebow Mocked While Michael Sam Praised

“You can’t hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree.” – Malcolm X Ah, how lovely is a double standard, for it reveals all the evil in the world! A double standard is only ever set up for the purpose of security, to protect the creator of the rule. Why would someone need to be protected? There are two answers to that question. Either they are being targeted unfairly, or they are liars who need cover. If someone is being persecuted unfairly, however, they are often on the side of the righteous, Read more […]

Liberal Firestorm Coming If Michael Sam Doesn’t Get Drafted

“Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.” – John Steinbeck Political correctness has evolved from an annoying problem to one which has great influence. There was a time—or maybe I’m just naive because of my age—when we weren’t stupid enough to get tangled in our own web. We didn’t allow our lives to be dictated by silly rules created by a small group of hyper-vigilant mini tyrants. But now, in the supposedly enlightened time in which we live, these Napoleons Read more […]

Bread and Circus continues: Congress allows NFL to retain tax-exempt status

You probably didn’t know that the NFL is a tax-exempt organization. Well, it is. Which means that, in effect, it is sponsored by the federal government. It really makes no sense that the NFL should be tax-exempt. It is not a ministry or a charity or a small business needing a financial break. It is obviously a for-profit enterprise. In 2011, the commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, made about 30 million clams. That’s insane. According to the Bleacher Report, the NFL’s non-profit status is Read more […]

NFL Bans Daniel Defense Gun Ad from Super Bowl

Daniel Defense sells guns. They had this crazy idea that Super Bowl viewers might be members of the demographic that buys guns. So they looked up the Super Bowl’s stated guidelines for advertisements, and they made a commercial they thought fit the guidelines. Nope. The Super Bowl rejected the ad, and pretty unequivocally. The ad, which you can view here, is pretty harmless. A narrator provides a combat veteran’s inner voice as we see him, fresh home from active military service, coming into Read more […]

NFL Player Slams Obama For “God Bless Planned Parenthood.”

Thomas Jefferson said: “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” Principle, like scruple, is something that comes in many forms. One man’s principle is not always the same as another’s. Holding fast to your principles can be difficult; and frequently, being steadfast in what you believe to be right can wind up making your life more difficult. But isn’t that the point? The life of a principled person may be difficult; but it is through that Read more […]

NFL Player Jovan Belcher Kills Girlfriend Then Himself

Back in September, I shared with you that suicides were on the increase and had surpassed automobile accidents as the number one cause of accidental deaths in the US.  What I failed to say then is that suicide is not an accidental death.  Rather it should be classified as first degree murder because virtually every person who commits or attempts suicide thinks about it and plans it.  There is nothing accidental about suicide. As our society strays further from its Christian values and morals, Read more […]