It’s been more than 20 years since that moment. I still remember it like it was yesterday. I was in … Continue reading Let Us End Racism
Former Oakland Raiders’ owner Al Davis coined a phrase that has become familiar to all, regardless if you spend your evenings watching whatever game is on ESPN.
He said, “Just win, baby!”
Many of us have ascribed to this philosophy when it comes to our favorite teams, whether it be the professional or collegiate ranks. (For the purposes of this column we will focus primarily on college athletics.) We want the thrill of victory and will accept almost anything to be victorious when the game is over.
Sports is about winning and there is nothing wrong with wanting our teams to win. It is part of what makes sports fun and enjoyable. I have often told my wife that if West Virginia University ever wins a national championship in anything besides rifle that it would be one of the happiest days of my life. She got a brief taste of this excitement in 2010 when West Virginia advanced to the Final Four and I immediately ran out of the house screaming for joy. Continue reading “Is There a Limit to Our Sports Obsession”
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This afternoon, a group from Trinity UMC traveled across to the Ohio River to watch the Cincinnati Reds take on … Continue reading What a 2-Hour Bus Adventure Teaches Us About Our Community