Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Favorite Sports: According to a Sports Illustrated for Kids survey the top ten ranked sports among 7-17 year olds are: basketball, football, baseball and soccer, skateboarding, snowboarding, SlamBall, BMX biking,
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Mar 13, 2010
SPORTS AND CHURCH
Football in the fall. Basketball in the winter. Baseball in the spring and summer. This pastor has been an avid sports fan all his life. But I’ve had it! I quit this sports business once and for all. You can’t get me near one of those places again. Want to know why...
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Aug 30, 2010
Here’s a little statistic published in 1998 in The Economist that I use in my Ethics class at DePaul. According to the article, “Superhuman Heroes,” a survey of 198 top athletes conducted in 1995 had more than 50% stating that they would be willing to take a drug that would help them win every
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Mar 13, 2009
In the world of sports, when an underdog is victorious it’s known as an upset. Here is a list of 5 of sport’s biggest upsets.
1) 1980 Olympics-Lake Placid: USA defeats Russia in hockey 4-3. Ragtag group of Americans defeats the Russian team that had dominated the sport for 15 years.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 5, 2011
CHURCH AS A SPECTATOR SPORT
A British pastor and author made this observation a few years ago. I think it’s still accurate. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones said,
"Men and women no longer...exercise in sport as they used to. Instead, people tend to sit in crowds and just watch other people play. ...And
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2002
FOX SPORTS PLAY OF THE DAY
"Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptized, everyone of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit’" (Acts 2:38).
Pat Summerall spent 50 years with the national Football League. He was
Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Jan 13, 2003
THE CALL FROM SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
In Paul Harvey’s “For What It’s Worth Department” there was a story about a man named Speedy Morris.
Speedy was a basketball coach for LaSalle University. He was shaving one day when his wife called out to tell him he was wanted on the phone by Sports
Contributed by Chip Monck on Mar 9, 2005
In today’s world of extreme sports there is a popular method of skiing referred to as “Tree-skiing”. Tree-skiing may sound like a death wish, but some skiers love the risk of skiing brand new, fresh powder snow lying in a stand of aspen or spruce trees. The key, of course, is not hitting the
Contributed by Kent Kessler on Apr 8, 2007
In all of sports, there is perhaps no basketball rivalry quite as intense as that between the Universities of Duke and North Carolina. The campuses are only eight miles apart. Both teams have different shades of blue for their primary color, so North Carolinians are told, "Choose Your Blue!"
Contributed by Lance Hostetter on Feb 24, 2013
MY SON'S A SPORTS REPAIRMAN
Three ladies were sitting around and bragging about their children. The first one says, "You know my son, he graduated first in his class from Stanford, he’s now a doctor making $250,000 a year in Chicago."
The second woman says, "You know my son, he graduated
Contributed by Rob Clifton on May 23, 2001
Marriage is a team sport. Think of a basketball team: The coach must spend hours scouting, preparing offensive and defensive strategies, finding out the strengths and weaknesses of his own players, and making a game plan in order to take his players to a game, but unless the players submit to his
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Feb 11, 2002
In an April, 1988 edition of Sports Illustrated, their was a story titled “Ali and His Entourage”. Sports writer Gary Smith went to Ali’s farmhouse to interview the three-time world champion. On the floor leaning against the walls, were mementos of Ali in his prime. Photos and portraits of the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 12, 2003
"Easily the most puzzling incident in the sports world occurs in baseball when a batter steps up to the plate and lets the pitcher throw three strikes without taking a single cut at the ball. . . . Even more disappointing is to see a person in the ball game of life step up to the plate and never
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2005
Baseball’s memorabilia market, symbol of a sport mired in money, snared two of its all-time heroes Thursday when Hall of Famers Duke Snider and Willie McCovey pleaded guilty to tax evasion.
“I got caught. I’m very sorry about it. I hope to get a second chance from a lot of my fans,” Snider said
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2006
The top participation sport in the U.S. is bowling (69.1%) followed by Basketball (65.1%) and golf (40.8%).(Foster
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
The one nice thing about sports is that they prove men do have emotions and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Golf: the most difficult of sports to master, which may be why golf
Contributed by David Ward on Aug 16, 2005
One of the most beloved and colorful sports personalities of our time was a man named Jim Valvano, "Jimmy V" as he was known affectionately to sports fans around the country. Jim Valvano tragically died just a few years ago after a year-long battle with cancer. He was just 47 years old. He will be