Sports

The Next Lebron James Might Serve a Mission

Jabari Parker, a 17-year old junior in Chicago has been touted as the next LeBron James.  Sports Illustrated has him on their cover, and has discussed his choice to serve a mission, as well as other high-profile athletes that have/have not served missions.  Jabari says there is more to his life than basketball: his faith […]

Eating Crow over Jimmer and Tim Tebow

Back in April, Rick Reilly of ESPN.com discussed Jimmer Fredette.  Reilly said “If his last college game is what he’s bringing to the NBA, then I’d say, in five years, he’s got a really good chance to be your Provo area Isuzu dealer.”  In another article, he said, “I’ll donate $5,000 if he starts a […]

4 Sports Stories You Should Know About

It’s been an interesting week.  I was saddened to hear that Hall of Fame baseball player, Harmon Killebrew died Tuesday at the age of 74 of cancer.  Killebrew played for the Minnesota Twins in the 1960s and 1970s.  When he retired, he had hit more home runs in the American League than anyone except Babe […]

Rick Reilly, Dan Patrick Discuss Jimmer

Wow, 2 sports posts in a row!  I don’t think that’s ever happened on my blog before.  First of all, I have a disclosure to make.  I’m a big Utah fan.  I’m excited we’re going to the Pac-12.  However, since Rick Majerus left, it has been tough to watch the Utes play basketball.  When they […]

Bishop Ainge Takes in His Troubled Nephew

It’s not often that I get to talk about sports on my blog.  I came across this interesting article about Erik and Danny Ainge.  Erik is a backup quarterback for the New York Jets, and former starting quarterback for the University of Tennessee.  I was surprised to learn that his uncle Danny is currently serving […]

John Wooden: More Like a Methodist Minister Than a Basketball Coach.

One of my big passions is sports, though I don’t talk about it much on this blog.  John Wooden died Friday night at the age of 99.  He was an amazing coach and an amazing man.  One person said Wooden was “more like a Methodist minister than a basketball coach.”  ESPN put together a tribute […]

Joseph Smith is a Ute!

I always got a kick out of the signs in the student body section proclaiming, “The Prophet is a Ute!”  After all, so many Mormons proclaim that BYU is the “Lord’s University”, that it was really nice to point out that President Hinckley is an alum of the University of Utah.  The cool thing is […]

Does God care who wins?

Here in Utah, during the week of the Utah-BYU football game, also known as the “Holy War”, fans on each side and get downright fanatical.  Being the church school, many mormons pretty much bear testimony that BYU is “the Lord’s school”, and that God wants BYU to win.  Fans of Utah get quite upset about […]