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?
I’m a proud son of Green Bay, WI, and I have plenty of Packers apparel in my wardrobe. The other day I was at the gym, and given my workout clothing rotation, it happened that I was wearing a Packers t-shirt and shorts – green and gold from head to toe.
What a decade for the Jesuits! The 2010s included Sister Jean’s Final Four run, Missy Franklin’s gold medals, new books by James Martin, S.J., the founding of Arrupe College in Chicago, the canonization of Peter Faber, the birth of The Jesuit Post, and (oh yeah!) the election of Pope Francis. Let’s count down the TOP TEN Jesuit events of the decade.
A Jesuit hockey fanatic offers a running diary of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins. The Blues won the game for a storybook ending to a remarkable comeback season.
Let’s not confuse Tiger Woods’ win at the Masters for a redemption story. Let’s call it what it is: a comeback. As Holy Week teaches us, redemption is about healing and right relationships. This is a sports story. It’s a comeback.
Today is Opening Day for Major League Baseball (MLB). And even though we are in the middle of Lent, there are some surprising connections between Opening Day and Easter. Consider this a Catholic-look at the start of the baseball season. Let’s play ball!
In his TJP debut, ESPN coverage of a sex scandal gets Jeff Sullivan thinking about celibacy — and if that’s not a train of thought that gets you writing for TJP, we don’t know what is.
Eric Sundrup only asks the tough questions: is joining the barefoot runners (and perhaps getting closer to God’s creation) worth being mistaken for a silver back gorilla?
“We’re getting the gang back together!” Perry Petrich points out the personalities that really bring out the madness in March.
They may own the phrase March Madness, but the NCAA doesn’t own all the excitement this March.