Airing It Out — Disagreement equals hate?

It’s official. The media is the new czar of morality.

Your Bible? They say it’s no longer valid. And what you individually believe? It’s no longer relevant either.

If you go against the media’s moral code, whether you are a liberal or a conservative, you are now bigoted and hateful… Continue reading

Airing It Out — Why we stand with Robert Guerrero

When I read about Robert Guerrero getting arrested, all sorts of emotions welled up—at first.

Then I read what happened and I thought, “No big deal.” Yes, No. Big. Deal.

We have a logic fail by anyone who thinks otherwise, including people like ESPN’s Dan Rafael who, unfortunately, have essentially equated it with crimes like domestic violence… Continue reading

Airing It Out — Winning = Happiness?

Mountaintop experience. Overwhelming. Elation. Joy. Happiness. Freedom.

Those words would aptly describe the feelings of most players and coaches who win the Super Bowl, the most popular sporting event in the U.S. as evidenced by the record-breaking number of television viewers the last three Super Bowls (more than 111 million watched last year’s game making it the most-watched TV show in U.S. history)… Continue reading

Airing It Out — The Te’o saga, what really went wrong

Odd. Bizarre. Baffling. Strange. Stunning. Mesmerizing. Absurd. Dumbfounding. Crazy. Embarrassing. Weird. Twisted.

Can anything truly describe the curiously interesting story surrounding Manti Te’o, the most-decorated football player in Notre Dame’s recent history? Continue reading

Airing It Out — Heart control

Early on the Saturday morning of Dec. 1, 2012, Kansas City Chiefs starting linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend after shooting her nine times.

He then drove approximately five miles to Arrowhead Stadium where he thanked his coach, Romeo Crennel, and his general manager, Scott Pioli, for everything they had done for him. Then he shot himself to end his own life… Continue reading

Airing It Out — Culture wars

There is a culture war going on and Yunel Escobar is in the middle of it. So is U.S. gymnastics Olympic star Gabby Douglas.

The culture war involves an array of social issues involving Christianity, but we’ll address Gabby Douglas first. Her story deals with an attack directed straight at her faith… Continue reading

Airing it Out — Oh, when the Saints go cashing in

“Cart-offs” and “knockouts” aren’t terms that normally produce thoughts of leadership and the NFL. If anything, they make me think of the anything-goes-world of boxing.

But that terminology, made infamous this past spring because of the connection to the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, or “Bounty Gate” as it’s been dubbed, is actually synonymous with the NFL and a lack of leadership… Continue reading

Airing It Out — A true hero

When the Olympics come to mind, I generally think of one thing: track and field, the oldest sport in the Olympics, which date to 776 BC when the first games were held in Olympia, Greece. Actually, track was the only sport in that first Olympics and there was only one event—a race of approximately 192 meters (210 yards). Like most people who think about track, the names of Olympic greats like Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Ben Johnson and Allyson Felix come to mind. But, given enough time, I end up thinking about Eric Liddell… Continue reading

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