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… Continue reading →
One of the coolest things on Media Day, at least for me, was having the opportunity to interview other members of the media. We talked to EPSN’s Rick Reilly, Fox Sports’ Dan Patrick, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, NBC’s Tony Dungy (yes, he’s media now), and at the media party last night at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, I had the opportunity to sit down with one of my favorite journalists, Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz. Sure, not all of them were Christians. I’m not sure if any of them were outside of Tony. But my colleague from All Pro Dad and I enjoyed asking them about something that related to faith…
I was sitting at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center listening to NFL alum Freddie Scott speak, when I noticed one of the kids to the left of me. There were 100 kids and 35 parents gathered in the Detention Center’s gymnasium that day, but this kid in particular caught my eye.
As he listened to Freddie, elbow on the table, sitting with his fellow detainees, he rested his head on his right hand. Tattooed on his right hand was the word “Family.” Eventually I noticed something else tattooed on his left hand: “First…” Continue reading →
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