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B2P Hot Stove

Super Bowl LI Reflection

This year’s big game between New England and Atlanta gave fans, for or against, neutral or apathetic something to marvel at or at least pay attention to. Like any great movie this game had a protagonist the past champion Patriots and the antagonist, a bunch of dirty birds. Hitchcock qualities yet unscripted. The villain that is New England, the only team in professional sports... Read More

2016 Fall Classic “A Mental Spectacle”

Being part of the media landscape, at this year’s World Series, offered me a perspective on the fall classic that the average fan would not be privy to. Everything from the press conferences to the first pitch are planned with and to precision. The hundreds of people working behind the scenes to make this go off without a hitch is something to marvel at. I had the opportunity... Read More

Hero Uncovered

All too often in conversation I hear elite athletes referred to as heroes. The USA women’s national soccer team’s World Cup victory parade was sprinkled with signs “Our Heroes” along the route. I would be the first to laud the hard work, dedication and mental toughness it takes to be a competitive athlete. These men and women are goal driven and sacrifice, in many ways,... Read More

Stray Hope In Sochi

Raggedy, unkempt dogs roam the muddy streets of Sochi, pilfering leftover scraps of forgotten rummage. Despite the efforts of many media outlets to paint them as vicious, mangey animals who prowl tame sidewalks looking for a young child to tear apart, I’ve found most of them to be looking for nothing more than a “bite” to eat and a friendly pat on the head. More often... Read More

Men Greatness Lies With Your Chest

Using sports as a metaphor for the spiritual life. Why not?  Now we can take this to the level of absurdity when a goal, home run, and every basket made is a special grace filled moment. God is anointing his favorite athletes each time he or she produces goals, runs or points. Lest not we forget those chosen ones who are defensive minded who prefer a save, diving catch or... Read More

Debunking Doubt

It’s been a while since the Gospel spoke to me. It’s been a while since I’d even been to church. One Sunday passed into another, yet I found myself choosing to sleep in or simply do something else. My story of a lapse in faith is no different than any other…sometimes God just takes a back seat to other priorities. I don’t necessarily like to admit it, but I’m... Read More

NHL Teams Surprising Streak

This year the NHL has had its’ share of teams with point streaks unlike we have seen in years past. The shortened season perhaps lends itself to teams not taking a night off and heeding the coach’s daily rallying cry “boys the next one is the biggest game of the season”. The Chicago Blackhawk’s season starting 24-game streak without a loss caused quite a... Read More

God Must Be A Ravens Fan

The Baltimore Ravens spirituality was on display for the entire nation to see predominantly through Ray Lewis with his evangelical minister like style of answering reporter’s questions on national television. Lest we forget the under garment purposefully displayed and embroidered with Psalm 91. Jim Nance held strong to the mic during the post game Lombardi Trophy presentation... Read More

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