In the News: Landry Jones

From birth, Landry Jones seems to have been groomed to play football and play it at a high level.

However, despite setting several school records for the storied University of Oklahoma football program last season as a freshman, when he filled in for Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Sam Bradford, Jones didn’t get lost in all of the glitz and glamour that comes from playing big-time college football.

Sure, Jones (6-foot-4, 219 pounds) has aspirations of playing in the NFL like anyone who plays for a major college football program… Continue reading

SPORTS YAPP: Podcast No. 4 And Ten Things We’re Yappin’ About

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1. Tim Tebow and the Broncos had a terrible game, but it doesn’t mean he should be benched already. He moves to 1-1 on the season and he needs to improve obviously. The Lions have a really tough defense and they dominated, but give Tebow time. The Broncos also need to understand the lack of weapons that he has to work with and yes, I’m a Tebow apologist.

2. The Baltimore Ravens are the worst great team right now. They lost to the Jaguars on Monday Night football and then struggled all day against the Cardinals to barely escape with the win. I think they are really great when they want to be, but they fall asleep too often… Continue reading

From the Archives: The Saint Louis Cardinals

Three of baseballʼs most dominant hitters the last decade have joined together, but their confidence isnʼt in their ability on the field – itʼs in knowing that God is in control.

The regular season hadn’t even started, but St. Louis Cardinals’ fans were excited about the possibilities as they watched their team in spring training during March.

Albert Pujols. Matt Holliday. Lance Berkman. All together in one dangerous lineup.

Pujols joined the Cardinals in 2001. Holliday was acquired from Oakland in 2009 and Berkman signed a one-year, $8 million deal with St. Louis in the off-season, coming over from the Yankees after becoming a free-agent.

“Some fans are starting to call this new lineup that the Cardinals have ‘Murderer’s Row,’” says Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock, referring to the famed 1927 New York Yankees lineup of Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel and Tony Lazzeri… Continue reading

From the Archives: Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may not have the Hall of Fame numbers that predecessor Brett Favre has, but he has succeeded in winning over diehard fans who mourned Brett Favre’s controversial exit prior to the start of the 2008 season.

These aren’t typical football fans either. Packers fans actually own their hometown team, boasting more than 112,000 local shareholders, and enthusiastically endure sub-zero temperatures in the stands at Lambeau Field. They also wear their game gear to church on Sundays… Continue reading

SPORTS YAPP: Podcast #2

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Today we are joined by broadcaster Dave Pasch from ESPN and bassist Tim Foreman from the band Switchfoot.

We also yapp about Owens, Bartman and do a segment called “Tap Drill.”

Click here to listen.

Look for Bryce’s NFL power rankings column to return next week. Continue reading

In the News: Andy Dalton

One morning this season TCU quarterback Andy Dalton received a text from his dad, Greg.

“God says that He is with us in the midst of pain,” the text began.

It continued, “Weeping may last for a night, but a shout of joy follows in the morning. God is able to cause something good for the bad for those who love Him and follow Him. Thank God alone for the things He alone can do.”

Texting to Andy is something Greg does every morning. This time, though, the text dealt with the death of Andy’s grandmother… Continue reading

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