Sports

Todd Christensen Passes Away

I was sad to learn that Todd Christensen, a former BYU and Oakland Raider, passed away from liver disease.  I was lucky to meet him a few times, and I remember seeing him around town. Christensen was a devout Mormon who didn’t drink, and family members believe his liver problems began 25 years ago after […]

Are These Mascots Offensive?

Usually when I talk about racism, I talk about the past policy to deny black Mormons the priesthood and temple ordinances.  However, there are other types of racism, and Native American racism is in the news.  Many people consider that the name NFL’s Washington Redskins is a racial slur.  President Obama weighed in on the […]

BYU Linebacker Suspended for Big Game

We are just hours away from the big BYU-Utah football game, and starting linebacker Spencer Hadley will not be playing today. Will it affect the outcome of the game? Who knows, but surely it isn’t a good sign for BYU. Hadley was allegedly photographed while clubbing in Las Vegas, which at a minimum is a […]

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 […]