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Monthly Archives: May 2012

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the winter of hope, it was the spring of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us. There is a king with a large pocketbook, on the throne of Arlington; there is a king with a large pocketbook, on the throne of Los Angeles. It was the year of Our Lord two thousand and twelve. Spiritual revelations were conceded to Arlington at that favoured period, as at this. Mr. Hamilton had recently attained his eighteenth home run, of whom a prophetic private on the West Coast had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of Oakland and Seattle...

Former managing editor of Sports Spectrum, Dave Branon, wrote "Friends In Deed" for SS's November 1999 issue about David Robinson and Avery Johnson's unique friendship. Imagine having a nice leisurely breakfast at your local International House of Pancakes when the glass doors swing open and in walk two of the most famous basketball players in Texas. It happens once in a while in Stafford, Texas, outside of Houston, when the urge hits David Robinson and Avery Johnson to go out for real food among the real people. "That's one of our favorite spots," says Robinson, who lives outside of San Antonio. "When I go down to Houston to visit Avery, we go to IHOP and get breakfast. We go when Avery treats me..."

Kurt Warner on concussions Last week, NFL Network analyst and former Super Bowl MVP, Kurt Warner, appeared on the Dan Patrick show and said that he would prefer that his sons don't play football. After the comments, Warner was hammered by football analysts like Merrill Hoge calling Warner "uneducated and irresponsible" and Amani Toomer accusing him of trying to "trash the game." Well, after their accusations, Warner fired back on his blog at KurtWarner.org... What is most interesting about this whole situation may be Warner's observations about how society has become when it comes to voicing an opinion: First, let me say that it always disappoints me that we can no longer respect others opinions... London Fletcher talks about Junior Seau's death Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher talked with SI's Peter King in his weekly Monday Morning Quarterback column about Junior Seau's death and what the NFL should do to try and help players when their NFL career is over... Teen takes Tim Tebow cutout to prom A teenager in Iowa decided to take a cardboard cutout of Tim Tebow to her senior prom... Christian Athletes in the Headlines Wells Fargo Champ Rickie Fowler on being a role model (blog.beliefnet.com) How Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow became bigger than their accomplishments (ESPN.com)

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