Young Steelers Fan Has Black ‘N’ Gold Bar Mitzvah

It’s an exciting time for young Tampa resident Ian Chapkis. Not only is his favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the Super Bowl, but he turned 13 just in time for the big game. And, since Ian is Jewish, we all know what that means — Steelers Bar Mitzvah 2009!

Chapkis picked up Steelers fandom from […]

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Mixed-Gender Soccer Matches Aren’t OK In Iran

We recently reported on the late-night midfield tryst between Croatian soccer player Dino Drpic and his wife, which led to Drpic being placed on transfer list out of Zagreb. And by contrast, as if we needed more examples of the difference between Western and Middle Eastern culture, three officials in Iran have been suspended and […]

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Does The NFL Have A Religious Double Standard?

There’s no arguing that religion plays a significant role in the NFL. (Of course, some people might argue that the NFL is a religion itself, but that’s another topic.) Players hit their knees to pray whenever a serious injury occurs (like with Willis McGahee this past weekend), at the end of games, whenever they score […]

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Priest Says The Cubs Threw Him ‘Under The Bus’

It’s been 100 years since the Chicago Cubs won a World Series, and as it tends to happen under these circumstances, the Cubs and Cubs fans alike have come up with myriads of excuses why. There’s the Curse of the Billy Goat from 1945, that black cat at Shea Stadium in 1969, and of course, […]

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Aeneas Williams: From Pro Bowl To Rookie Pastor

In his heyday, Rams safety Aeneas Williams was a feared enforcer in the defensive backfield for the Rams and Cardinals, earning his way to eight different Pro Bowls and developing a reputation as the perennial leader of his team’s defense. He was almost a poor man’s past-centric Brian Dawkins at his best, and when Williams […]

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Al Jazeera Bidding For English Soccer, Legitimacy

Muslim TV network AL JAZEERA is probably best known for being the primary source of videotaped leaks from Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaida and other jihadist groups. But while Americans were preoccupied with the network’s political coverage, the Qatar-based company has stealthily built up a solid sports network five years ago, with a portfolio that […]

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Israel-Palestine Conflict Spills Over To Basketball

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza has been dominating world news as of late, and the tension has now found its way to the basketball court.

A EuroCup game between Israel’s Bnei Hasharon club and Turk Telekom of Turkey was disrupted yesterday in Ankara when protesters began shouting death threats at the Israeli players. However, only a […]

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Web Site Sells Camo Bibles, Hunting Christianity

Say you’re a good ol’ boy, a real hillbilly hunter. All you want to do is spend your weekends out in the woods, hiding behind a shelter with a six-pack case keg of beer while they wait for wild deer to come eat the free food you leave out for them … so you can […]

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FCA Wants To Put More Jesus Into Cheerleading

Gimme a “J.” Gimme an “E.” Gimme an “S.” I think you see where this is going. The purest of athletic endeavors — cheerleading — is the latest to get the FCA treatment. To those who don’t know, the FCA is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. And they want you to cheer for your team, […]

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‘Jesus Didn’t Tap’ Targets God’s Own MMAers

Mixed Martial Arts is quickly becoming one of the world’s fastest sports, and different disciplines are taking the forefront across America, catering to customers as individual markets evolve. Well, niche businesses like clothing companies aren’t far behind, and Philadelphia-based MMA outfitter Jesus Didn’t Tap is targeting a very specific group: Bible thumpers … or bible […]

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