Tebow: Enough said…

This dude Tebow, I admit is a great example of what character can bring to professional sports. He is a less than average professional quarterback but he is an above average dude of character. I have been a fan of the dude mainly because of his character. I was was excited for the dude when they beat the Steelers in the playoffs a couple of years ago.  I thought he got a raw deal when he went to the Jets for a whole lot of reasons. Then he gets cut because in all honesty, he is not a very good NFL quarterback.

My issue with the dude is that instead of him being humble and accepting the fact that he should move past being a quarterback, he continues to strive toward such a move. He says his dream was always to be a quarterback in the NFL, well my man you did that and now it is time to move to full back or tight end. Your NFL career will last longer in one of those roles. Your have put in a lot of work but you just do not have the tools to do the job at this point in the quarterback role..

There is another guy from the SEC that played quarterback in college and was pretty good but became a great receiver in the NFL- Hines Ward. You may need to holla at him.


Jedi Mind Tricks: Athletic Perspective of Prayer and Study

The mind tricks the body, body thinks the mind is crazy-Buckshot Shorty of Black Moon

Can you imagine what would happen if we lived out scripture by serving God with our mind, body and soul?

There is such a primal connection between our physical bodies and the intellectual state of our minds. I would venture out to suggest that all athletes have a level of intelligence superior to most. They have the ability to perform in chaotic situations with levels of perfection unlike the average person. The ability to call upon an inner strength to enhance their abilities is a mythical phenomenon that is often glanced over by fans.

It is that will to perform when bones are broken and the body is injured that separates athletes from most of their fans. (I admit that the money does not hurt either.) My objective is to show that the ability to summon an inner strength is unparalleled in high quality athletes. The willingness to push their bodies to endless efforts to maximize their talents is rarely seen in most other arenas. The endless training and repetition that occurs in athletics is a pedagogical tool that most disciplines would shudder to embrace. Could you imagine studying a text or a book until you faint? Could you imagine praying with such intensity until you bleed?

Athletes have learned to trick their bodies into action. They do this by endless training and preparation. This is not done off the cuff but is built upon- layer by layer through training. It is with this same intensity that we as believers and students should engage our study times. Study with reckless abandonment until we are exhausted with information. Pray with vigor as that of Jesus as he prays for his disciples. When we are able fortify this type of level in prayer and study, hard times will seem effortless to endure.