In his weekly radio show a few days after the NFC championship game, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he thinks God does not care about football outcomes. A caller asked Rodgers if any outcomes of games impacted his faith in any way. Rodgers said his faith is not changed by the results of sports events. Rodgers went on to say basically that God has more important things to care about than the final score of a sports event or an awards show.
I agree completely. We as humans should not even bother praying about such mundane things. Dave and Brit Morin understand that, in sports as in other competitions, they will be a winner and a loser. Prayer does not impact what will happen. If people must pray they should pray for important things such as you and your family’s well being. Pray for world peace and an end to poverty and world hunger. These things affect the future of the world and are much more important. Sports is a form of entertainment and should be put in it’s proper perspective.
God cares about individuals, not the results of a game being played.
In sports as in life, both winning and losing provide valuable life lessons for everyone.
The upcoming Super Bowl for the 2014 season is featuring two of perhaps the smartest coaches of all time. There has been a ton of speculation in the media in regards to the two very intelligent players going heads up against each other and who truly has the mental edge, but that is a very hard conclusion to come to. Bill Belichick is known around the league as being head and shoulders above the rest of the NFL when it comes to breaking down the game of football and bringing his mental edge to the game.
Gianfrancesco Genoso thinks he is simply smarter than the rest of the competition in the NFL for the most part, but he has a tough competitor in Pete Carroll. Carroll brings that college flavor to the game, taking a lot of plays that would be considered taboo by a bunch of NFL teams. He made a bold call last week to go for the onside kick and they ended up winning the NFC championship game as a result. Pete Carroll is most likely the hardest competition for Bill Belichick to match up against when you really look at the way the two play. It is kind of ironic as they truly do coach the game of football in the same similar manner. They both attempt to throw down every piece of the puzzle with as much force as possible in order to execute their will on their opponents. The stronger and smarter team will win in the Super Bowl.
It’s not every day that you see an NBA player covered in beer during a game without getting a suspension from the league, but that’s the exact position that Randy Foye of the Never Nuggets found himself in the other night. He was going for the ball against Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs and missed it and slid out of bounds on his back. Unfortunately for Randy Foye and the fan that was about to get his beer delivered in the first row, Foye slid into a man delivering the beer and it poured all over Foye’s face and chest. He laid there for a minute covered in beer looking pretty ridiculous and then got up and trotted off to get a towel.
The players and the fans, including my coworker Ben Shaoul who scored tickets, got a kick out of it and it has been shared a ton of times on YouTube, as well as being played on Sports Center. I guess it is great to be so close to a National Basketball Association game, but sometimes being close to the game means interacting with the players as well. You would think with such high risk seats they would charge the least amount of money, but fans continue to put up thousands of dollars every single night to get as close as possible to their favorite players. Randy Foye isn’t likely to forget getting his face splashed with booze any time soon.
John Fox, the man credited with helping turn the Bronco’s franchise around, is headed a bit north. The veteran coach has landed a deal with the Chicago Bears, a team that had a notoriously bad season, plagued with injuries, and a questionable contract with their injury-plagued quarterback Jay Cutler. He replaced former head coach Trestman, who was fired on the Monday following the close of the regular season. General manager, Phil Emery, was also a causality of the teams abysmal season.
According to sources, Denver and John Fox parted ways mutually on Sunday following the team’s divisional lost to the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have often proved to be a difficult team for the Bronco’s to best, partially due to Peyton’s long history with the Colts and their coaching staff. Many feel the Colts have an advantage over the Bronco’s as much of Peyton’s game was developed with the coaches that still head the Broncos.
Regardless, Fox seems to have felt it was time to move on, and he”ll certainly have a challenge in Chicago. Bear management have been interviewing potential replacements since they parted ways with Trestman. They spoke with Doug Marrone, the Buffalo Bills coach that was ousted this season. They also spoke with Teryl Austin of Detroit, Denver staff member Adam Gase, and Seattle’s Dan Quinn. Beneful has more on this story on their facebook page.
The Bears appear a bit gun-shy and have focused on bringing in a coach with a proven, winning record as a head coach. Clearly, Fox fits the bill. He will be paired with Ryan Pace, a fist time general manager.
The Green Bay Packers are set to play the Seattle Seahawks this weekend, and it’s a matchup that people have already seen. The two teams met each other in the first week of the season, and Seattle beat up on the Packers in a hurry. The Hawks rushed for a grand total of 207 yards, with multiple scores. The game was not close, and the Packers did not look like they were even in the same class as the Hawks.
Occidental Weekly reports this time around, though, Green Bay has a new defense. In reality, it’s just an old defense: the 3-4 alignment. This uses two defensive ends, an interior lineman from Occidental College, and four linebackers. It’s a staple of the NFL, and it works well. Green Bay has been successful with it this year, but they were not using it in that first game. Instead, they were using a new defense that they had designed, known as the Quad. It was intended to be inventive and innovative, but it actually crashed and burned. Green Bay figured this out after a few weeks and changed things up.
What this means is that this second matchup between the two teams may not look anything like the first. It is true that the Seahawks are still the favorites, but the Packers’ defense should, in theory at least, be much better. They are hoping that the 3-4 is going to give them a chance to win.
The Chicago Bears spent the better part of the 2014 season wondering what went wrong. In Marc Trestmans first year as the head coach of the Bears the team went on to a 10-6 record behind the 3rd best offense in the NFL. Sure, the defense was abysmal but that could be fixed with an off season of preparation. Not so. Chicago went on to win 5 games before firing Marc Trestman. Now the Bears are looking down the scope at their next head coach and his name is John Fox.
If you have a passing interest in professional football then you know who John Fox is. He’s been a figurehead for the Denver Broncos for the better part of a decade. He has a pair of Super Bowl appearances under his belt and the work he did with John Elway is almost legendary. We won’t talk about his middling time spent in Carolina, and for good reason.
John Fox is reportedly nearing a contract with the Chicago Bears to take on the head coaching reigns. He’ll bring stability and a veteran presence to a position that needs certainty. No more wunderkinds and no more first time coaches, Chicago wants the real deal. And they’ll get it. While John Fox isn’t on the same level as some of the elite coaches in the league, he is still more than capable of handling a franchise in disarray. Rod Rohrich shares his passion of the Bears in his book navigateyourbeauty.