NFL TE Utecht Wants To Soft Rock You For Christ

Athletes trying to become musicians is hardly new, as anyone who has seen or heard Terry Bradshaw’s attempts to become a country star in the 1970s can attest. But Bengals tight end Ben Utecht - previously¬†known as “that Colts TE who isn’t Dallas Clark” - is going for a different audience: the Christian rock set. […]

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Pitcher Trading in MLB Dreams For Preacherhood

Charlie Ruud is a star pitcher for the St. Paul Saints. (You may recognize the team from its various wacky promotions - the Michael Vick dog chew toy, for one.) During his four seasons with the Minnesota-based minor league club, Ruud has set team records for the most wins (32), most starts (60) and most […]

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Fla. Pastor Used NFL As Lure For Sex With Teens

Unfortunately, it’s far too easy for adults in a position of power to prey on kids, especially if they can lure them with the promise of access to a dream of a lifetime - awe can overwhelm juvenile common sense and lead to horrible outcomes. Such seems to be the case in Belle Glade, FL, […]

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How Apropos: ND’s Sam Young Would Be Jesus

It’s Easter weekend, and plenty of us are heading home to celebrate the religious holiday with our families. Well, before Notre Dame football players got a chance to skip out of town, the FORT WAYNE JOURNAL-GAZETTE got them to say who they’d be for one day if they had their pick. Not surprisingly, most of […]

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Yankee Stadium To Be Blessed By Joel Osteen?

As if we needed more proof that the New York Yankees aren’t going to do anything second-rate, word now comes that there’s going to be a full-scale blessing performed at the new Yankee Stadium by finely-coiffed super-preacher Joel Osteen.

(”Cody Ransom? You guys need more help than I thought.”)
And it won’t just be before a […]

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Mo. Church Offers ‘Easter In The Octagon’ Service

Not to sound like a Grumpy Old Man, but in my day Easter Sunday church services were not meant to be “fun”: they were hour-long dissertations on the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. For me as a kid, they were nothing more than a distraction from hunting for Easter eggs or jamming my face […]

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Royals Skipper Says God Talks To Him. Okay Then

We don’t normally make it a point to mock other peoples’ religion; One of the nastiest things you can do to someone is dismiss their most fervently held beliefs, after all. Yet at the same time, crazy behavior is crazy behavior, no matter where it all stems from, and when a sitting Major League manager […]

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UGA Football Coach Richt ‘Prays’ For Top Recruits

College football recruiting is a strange thing. Sometimes coaches turn to persistent calling to woo a superstar. Some text message nonstop. Others even rip off their shirts. Well, Georgia coach Mark Richt has his own unique approach: According to the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, he prays for them.

(Steve Spurrier plays Abraham in Richt’s biblical take on SEC […]

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In Maryland Prep School Playoffs, It’s Jews On Ice!

When you think of Jews, you tend not to think of good athletes. And you certainly don’t think of ice hockey. But one school in Maryland is challenging those stereotypes.

Jewish Day School in Rockville, Md., was 10-0-1 and made the playoffs of the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League, in only its first year of fielding […]

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Christian School Bans Boys From Wrestling Girls

If you’re a high school wrestler, odds are good that the closest you’re getting to any contact with females is if one shows up to wrestle you, and that’s pretty unlikely. But hey, boys of Florida, you’re in luck. About 350 girls competed in the state last year, but one Christian school is ruining the […]

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