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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

MLB, football, etc.

Hi, I'm back. Happy Thanksgiving again. I'm going to stay up late tonight anyways, so I thought that I might as well add the rest of the articles that I have now.

The first article is another one about Padres pitcher Jake Peavy, a Christian, who won the NL Cy Young Award last week. The article is about the scout who encouraged the Padres to draft him eight years ago, and how good that move looks now:

Here's a blog post from Colts head coach Tony Dungy, a Christian, about their game last Sunday against the Chiefs and their upcoming game tomorrow night (Thanksgiving) against the Falcons. Here's a good quote from him about Thanksgiving:

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and we're going to do our best to make it an enjoyable evening for you. We also hope you remember what this Thursday is really all about--being thankful to God for all the good things He has done for us throughout the year. And most of us do have a lot to be thankful for in 2007.

In other words, the most important thing about Thanksgiving isn't football, contrary to popular belief. Here's the post:

Also, an article about Red Sox DH David Ortiz helping to collect non-perishable items at a Boston-area supermarket to send to his native Dominican Republic to help after the devastating tropical storm Noel hit there recently. He was there at the supermarket on his birthday, November 18th. Here's the article:

Here's a Christian article about Purdue women's soccer player Caroline Gamache. Purdue began national tournament play this week. Gamache, a red-shirt junior, is giving up her last year of athletic eligibility next year to get a start out on the mission field with an internship in China beginning next semester. Here's the article: (originally found at:

Also, a note from "The Christian Sports Blog" about NASCAR Busch Series driver Morgan Shepherd, a Christian who drives the #89 "Victory in Jesus" car, and his annual trip to help the needy in the Virginia mountains each December:

Here's another article about Redskins cornerback Shawn Springs and his dad, former Cowboy Ron Springs, who is in a coma. Here's a quote from Shawn about his dad's condition:

"I'm a little more at peace about the situation and I feel whatever happens, whether God comes and he wakes right up or it's his time, I have accepted that my father is in a better place and it was meant to be," Shawn Springs said. "I just have faith, but I'm also very real about the situation. Not many people have ever awakened from this type of coma. At this point I think it's more of a decision that my stepmom has to make in what she wants to do and I have to come to grips with it."

Here's the article:

Next, an article about Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, a Christian, who is one of the nominees for the Maxwell Award, which is given to the nation's best all-around player. It's a step below the Heisman Trophy. He's also one of the nominees for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. Here's the article:;_ylt=Av4ltU70NjmYXmmMNj5LMCh.T4h4?slug=ap-awardsfinalists&prov=ap&type=lgns.

Here's a webpage with articles about what MLB teams have done to help their communities in honor of Thanksgiving. I may include some of the individual teams' articles here after I have a chance to read them. Here's the webpage:

Also, a short article about Steelers offensive tackle Max Starks hosting his second annual Max Starks and the Home Team Thanksgiving Food Drive yesterday:

Just a note: Last Sunday, the boys high school basketball team from Blackhawk Christian School in Fort Wayne, IN, came to first service at my church. They were in the area to attend a men's basketball practice and game at IU last weekend, and stayed at a hotel in our town, which is 20 miles from IU. The came to church for first service at 8:30, because the IU game was at noon that day. We all just thought that it was the neatest thing that they would get up that early and come to our church. I just thought that I would share that. Here's the school's website:

Lastly, I think that I've figured something out with the articles that I've posted on my Facebook profile. I subscribed to the RSS feed for the articles, and I think that anyone can access them from that page. Here's the page, and I hope that this works:

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