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I found this on youtube.  He tells Tiger Woods to turn to Christianity to help him out of his mess and turn his life around.

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What will you choose? Opening day or worshiping God?

I’m a huge baseball fan.  I love listening to the St. Louis Cardinals on the radio along with the Minnesota Twins.  Today I find out that the Detroit Tigers have scheduled their home opener on Good Friday at 1p.  Christ is said to have hung on the cross from Noon to 3p.  This ballgame is right in between this time.  Talk about religion and the world colliding.  Who will win?  Will people choose to go to the game, or a worship service?  This is from the Detroit News:

“Nobody is saying baseball isn’t big but Good Friday is really big,” said the Rev. Ed Vilkauskas, 62, pastor of Old St. Mary Church in Greektown. “It’s 2,000 years old.”

Here is another comment from the Detroit News:

 

Even more galling is the time of the game, 1 p.m. In the last hours of his life, Jesus hung from a cross on Good Friday from noon to 3 p.m., and many devout Christians attend church services at that time. Quiet contemplation is what’s sought. The drunken debauchery of Opening Day is not. “It’s like Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday rolled into one,” said Michael Ochab, 47, a Hamtramck Catholic who will skip Opening Day for the first time in 20 years. “I couldn’t believe they had it that day.”

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dolanHere is a neat pic of archbishop Timothy Dolan.  Love the hat!!!!

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Apparently money doesn’t speak.  NBC rejected this superbowl ad not because the company failed to pay the fees for showing the ad, but because NBC doesn’t agree with its content.

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What’s next?  We should play basketball and not keep score?  Enough left-wing PC crap!

 

DALLAS —  The coach of a Texas high school basketball team that beat another team 100-0 was fired Sunday, the same day he sent an e-mail to a newspaper saying he will not apologize “for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity.”

Kyle Queal, the headmaster for Covenant School, said in The Dallas Morning News online edition that he could not answer if the firing was a direct result of coach Micah Grimes’ e-mail disagreeing with administrators who called the blowout “shameful.”

Queal did not immediately answer phone messages or e-mail from The Associated Press.

On its Web site last week, Covenant, a private Christian school, posted a statement regretting the outcome of its Jan. 13 shutout win over Dallas Academy. “It is shameful and an embarrassment that this happened. This clearly does not reflect a Christlike and honorable approach to competition,” said the statement, signed by Queal and board chair Todd Doshier.

Grimes, who has been criticized for letting the game get so far out of hand, made it clear in the e-mail Sunday to the newspaper that he does not agree with his school’s assessment.

“In response to the statement posted on The Covenant School Web site, I do not agree with the apology or the notion that the Covenant School girls basketball team should feel embarrassed or ashamed,” Grimes wrote in the e-mail, according to the newspaper. “We played the game as it was meant to be played. My values and my beliefs would not allow me to run up the score on any opponent, and it will not allow me to apologize for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity.

A phone number for Grimes could not be located by The Associated Press. The Dallas Morning News said Grimes did not respond to their repeated e-mail requests for a telephone interview.

There was no answer at a number listed for Doshier.

A parent who attended the game said Covenant continued to make 3-pointers — even in the fourth quarter. She praised the Covenant players but said spectators and an assistant coach were cheering wildly as their team edged closer to 100 points.

Covenant was up 59-0 at halftime.

Dallas Academy has eight girls on its varsity team and about 20 girls in its high school. It is winless over the last four seasons. The academy boasts of its small class sizes and specializes in teaching students struggling with “learning differences,” such as short attention spans or dyslexia.

There is no mercy rule in girls basketball that shortens the game or permits the clock to continue running when scores become one-sided. There is, however, “a golden rule” that should have applied in this contest, Edd Burleson, the director of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, said last week. Both schools are members of this association, which oversees private school athletics in Texas.

The story has received national attention, and the Dallas Academy team has been recognized for refusing to give up during the lopsided contest.

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Team Pride

2008_10_19_07_07_09pdf000_2Since it’s football season, nothing wrong with showing team pride!

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