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And Lo, the Kingdom of God is Like a Terrible Football Team

And Lo, the Kingdom of God is Like a Terrible Football Team

My son is like me. He’s not much into athletics. But we signed him up for a flag-football league when he was in sixth grade. My wife told me the league needed someone to coach my son’s team, the Rams, and I told her, point-blank, I would not be doing it. I know nothing about

Brothers in Arms: A One-Handed NFL Player & His Identical Twin Teammate

  Editor’s Note: Shaquem Griffin’s story is one of the most unlikely in sports history. Born with a prenatal condition that led to him having his hand amputated at the age of 4, Shaquem became the first modern one-handed player in the NFL when he was drafted in the fifth round of the 2018 draft.

Iron Sharpens Iron - The Faith of the Philadelphia Eagles

Iron Sharpens Iron

Iron Sharpens Iron One day after the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Green Bay Packers in their 2017 preseason opener, the reality that the NFL is a cruel business hit Carson Wentz hard. Jordan Matthews was traded to the Buffalo Bills along with a 2018 third-round draft pick for cornerback Ronald Darby. Wentz and Matthews

Fumbles and Failures

Coaches work hard with players to develop in them the skills needed to protect the ball at all costs. Most NFL teams conduct a regular drill in which the runner scampers past a group of heavy-handed linemen who attempt to knock the ball away. Fumbles, failures, goofs — whatever you call them — do strange

Respect: Give It and Pursue It

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Tim Brown who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Family on August 9, 2015! Respect is incredibly important to men, not just in the NFL but in all walks of life. We crave it from our peers, our friends, our family, and especially our girlfriends or wives. Plenty

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Humility Wins

Wise words from the New Testament remind us of the importance humility can play in our lives: After an exciting touchdown run, it is refreshing to see so many professional football players kneel to the ground to celebrate their success with a quiet, reflective moment. It’s a real contrast to the vibrant, ego-centered rampages we saw during most of the

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What’s Your Game Plan?

Today ’s quarterback can no longer be just a great athlete; he must also be a student of the game with an excellent memory. Some teams now have offensive playbooks that boast of 150–170 different plays! Even though players who reach the pro level are already familiar with the basics found in all team playbooks, most NFL teams spend a lot

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