On the surface, it seems kind of crazy that people in the Christian and secular communities have all of a sudden latched themselves to Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin as if Tebow and Lin were the first ever Christian athletes.
Don’t get me wrong, I think all of the attention is great...
Wanna know what I’m sick of? Joyless Christians. Christians should be funny. Christians should be enjoyable to be around. Christians should be the life of the party (yes, party, didn’t David dance before the Lord with all his might?) because they have something no one else has: unexplainable joy that’s only found in Christ. That’s why I love Bubba Watson. Yes, he’s a Christian. And yes, he lives a life with moral boundaries. But he also lives a joyful life, a funny life, a stupid life, a life replete with ridiculous stunts, hilarious videos and laughter.
Back in the fall, Watson was gracious enough to give me 35 minutes of his time for a phone interview, and this concept—the epidemic that Christians are plagued with boredom and lifelessness—is exactly what we talked about...
Bubba Watson’s phone rang. His dad was calling. “If this is truth, if God is truth—you better start practicing,” Gerry said once Bubba picked up the phone. “Why do I need to practice?” said a confounded Bubba, who was having his best PGA Tour season yet.
“You better practice because by the time you get to heaven, I’m going to be so good at golf...”
Today on the show:
Jason Romano, Senior Talent Producer from ESPN, joins us to go behind the scenes at ESPN.
-Romano explains what the ESPN “car wash” is.
-He shares stories about working alongside analysts and guests.
-Hear what NFL player will make a great analyst.
-We talk about how lesser known athletes make great analysts.
-Jason shares his faith story and how his faith has affected his job.
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