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Another Angle

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...

This world is a paradox. The 10 days I spent in Indianapolis were a dream. As a young journalist who has never covered the events leading up to a Super Bowl—or anything big, for that matter—it was the coolest experience of my short journalism career. At first, it was surreal. New England owner Bob Kraft next to you on the escalator. ESPN personality Chris Berman interviewing the same guy you are. Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin spotting your pink and cream argyle sweater through his shades, pointing, and saying, “Nice look, bro.” (Dead serious. It happened.)...

On January 31, I attended my first Super Bowl Media Day—quite possibly one of my most memorable experiences in my short journalism career. I tweeted a lot that day—mostly about serious and spiritual things for our subscribers—but there were also a number of tidbits that didn’t make the, uh, dreaded 140-character Twitter limit. I apologize ahead of time for this brief glimpse into my dysfunctional brain… 3:21 a.m. – Wake up ready to go, then realize it’s not even 4 a.m. Somewhere between 3:22 a.m. and 7 a.m. – Have a dream about purposely tripping Tom Brady at Media Day and justifying my act of violence by saying it’s work related. Seriously. 7 a.m. – Wake up and realize that’s the best dream I’d had in a long, long, time...

Mother Nature doesn’t want me to work at Sports Spectrum. All I wanted was snow for the holidays. And, well, she gave it to me—just not when I wanted it...

He went north. I went south. Walking across the floor at the iconic Hinkle Fieldhouse, the sun beaming through those trademark fieldhouse windows, it hit me that never had I been this inspired after an interview. I’d been inspired a lot, but this interview was special...

Growing up a Colts fan, I loved punter Hunter Smith. I even listened to his old band “Connersvine” throughout college. And now—even though he’s retired—I love him even more, especially now that I know him. The dude is hilarious. Last Thursday and Friday, I met with him and All Pro Dad’s Darrin Gray to work on a new project in conjunction with Sports Spectrum called “The Jersey Effect.” (We’ll give you more details later.) “Ya know,” Hunter said Thursday morning as we sat in his basement. “If my voice is going to be the main one in this book, it needs to be humorous. I’m a funny guy.” Little did I know…

This is opposite of the Madden cover curse. This is the SS World Series Reverse Curse. Let me explain…

Last Friday, my colleague Aaron May and I had the opportunity to report on (and attend) our first rodeo. Let’s just say, as the night unraveled, my eyes were opened to, what I believe, is a hidden American gem and masculine masterpiece called bull riding...

Last weekend, I learned how to be a better father. I wasn’t planning on it—I was merely going to an All Pro Dad event…as a single dude with two single Sports Spectrum co-workers...

Sometimes, God speaks to us in funny ways. Or perhaps, we just take funny things and think God is speaking to us...

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