Messi recently scored his 644th goal for Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona. That goal overcame the record for “most goals for a single club,” formerly held by soccer legend, Pelé. Jesuit soccer fanatic, Ian Peoples, thinks that’s a milestone worth celebrating.
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Soccer, VAR, and Theories of Truth
The big European soccer leagues are using VAR, and soccer fanatic Ian Peoples can’t help but feel it’s ruining the game. But is that true?
What Deer Hunting Taught Me About Prayer
One Jesuit thought he was done with deer hunting for good when he entered religious life. Then he had an opportunity to hunt earlier this month in northern Michigan. Here’s what he learned about prayer during that time.
Run the (Virtual) Race so as to Win
About two months ago, I received an email from the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon staff which told me that, due to continued uncertainty caused by the pandemic, the race was canceled. The message was disappointing but entirely understandable. They did say,...
Chadwick Boseman Forever
Black Panther fans around the world were saddened to learn of the death of 43-year-old actor Chadwick Boseman last week. He played in several iconic roles, and in each of these films Boseman portrayed a dignity that he carried with him offscreen.
Messi Leaving Barcelona: The End of An Era
Lionel Messi, arguably soccer’s all time GOAT, is leaving FC Barcelona after spending almost 20 years with the Spanish soccer club. Sadly, this is the end of an era of soccer.
You’ll Never Walk Alone: Liverpool Wins the Premier League
Liverpool F.C. have waited for 30 years to be at the top of English Soccer. This year, the hope of their fans and players finally carried them to claim the English Premier League title. What do they have to teach us about hope?
The MLB looks to Sprint to the Finish Line
The MLB is resuming later this month, and it will be a relatively breathless 60-game dash to the World Series.
Michael Jordan and the Quest for Greatness
ESPN’s new documentary, “The Last Dance” is showcasing Michael Jordan’s greatness, but it leaves scholastics Hunter D’Armond and Sean Barry discussing the cost of winning.
What Do We Do Without Sports?
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our daily lives in so many ways. Virtually all live sports have been postponed. How do we fans and athletes hold onto our love for the games?