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Christmas Linebacker

The Christmas Linebacker brings the Christ back to Christmas.

A Sporting Christmas on Twitter

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On Christmas Eve seven Twitterers hit the Gym and a Church. On Christmas Day it was just scotthoff . jgoonan was the only to workout and pray on Christmas Eve, which was true for galeshka on Christmas Day. sports books | spirituality books

Merry Christmas

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Santa Claus spends 350 days a year shoveling snow in the North Pole. For the last few days he tried to do some sporting activities — golfing , surfing , skateboarding , mountain biking , even rock climbing . And of course he's gonna check his list twice, whether those NHL guys are naughty or nice. Today's elves are really sexy and that is why Satan steals Christmas by diverting our focus . sports books | spirituality books

Sportive Hanukkah

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FanHouse features Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, NFL star Shawne Merriman and entertainers who want to wish you a Happy Hanukkah: sports books | spirituality books

Merry Olympic Christmas

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John Furlong , CEO of the VANOC, sends you a special holiday video message: With Glowing Hearts sports books | spirituality books

Post # 200 and Top 10 of the Year

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On this 18th day of December 2008 PlayerPrayers.com turns 200 posts old. A good reason to take a look at this year's Top 10 most favorite posts: 1. Spiritual NBA Player Nicknames ( nba ) 2. Jewish NASCAR ( nascar ) 3. Super Bowl XLII Prayers on Twitter ( nfl , twitter ) 4. McCain Explains It All For You ( easter , nfl ) 5. Mail.com upgraded ( branding , domain , nhl ) 6. Church and Stadium Lego Edition ( church , stadium ) 7. Presbyterian Manning ( church , nfl ) 8. Easter workouts ( bodybuilding , easter , twitter ) 9. LDS NBA ( nba ) 10. Presbyterians walking ( church , running ) sports books | spirituality books

Personal Trainer and Ordained Minister

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Bodybuilding.com 's Topic Of The Week asks the question: How can one become a personal trainer? AskTheQuestion.org takes your questions on how to become an Ordained Minister. Both are not only career opportunities but rather a Call. sports books | spirituality books

Cheerleading Nuns

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Basketball fans in Sassari - Sardinia’s second largest city - were recently treated to a special halftime show. A group of nuns, monks and priests performed a routine to disco music while wearing traditional robes and habits. The group is on a tour of Italian discos and nightclubs to spread the message of Christianity to young people. via MoonDogSports sports books | spirituality books

Happy Birdmas

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Every year on December 7th, the guys at Basketbawful celebrate the greatest of all holidays: Birdmas (originally "Bird Mass"). sports books | spirituality books

religious state of the blogosphere

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The 2008 State of the Blogosphere is out. Among other things Technorati is taking a look at the most popular topics , finding out that three-quarters of bloggers cover three or more topics. 19% of all blogs cover religion/spirituality and 16% cover sports. Religion beats sports. That is hard to imagine compared to TV ratings. Is the blogosphere really that different? sports books | spirituality books

The Seven Commandments of Watching Football in a Sports Bar

With the playoffs approaching, and the NFL Network holding a monopoly on Thursday night games you'll likely find yourself watching more games in public this December. That is why Esquire put together this Sports Bar Etiquette. read more | digg story

Religious Marketplace

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Holy Geez! Joe really put together the most religious car listing ever. Jesus himself would love this truck and take his buddies up the canyon to ski. sports books | spirituality books

My Attack Ad

Make your own Attack Ad With the election just a few days away AttackAdGenerator is highly praised . Religious words and phrases are legion but this whole thing is not very sporting. I could only find hockey and soccer, both of which lead into one special direction .

Alex Ramos is ill

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Since forming the Retired Boxers Foundation in 1995, proudly serving as the non-profit organization’s president since day one, Alex Ramos has devoted his life to helping his fellow retired boxers in need. Hundreds of phone calls each year come into the home of former USBA middleweight champion Alex Ramos. Most are from current or retired boxers that have fallen on hard times. Many of these calls from Alex’s boxing brothers can’t or won’t even be followed up with a "thank-you" call after receiving that much desired help, yet one thing is for sure…all these calls will be answered. Now Alex Ramos has fallen ill, and needs our prayers. sports books | spirituality books

Wisconsin Church Wars - Why Bring Bret Favre Into It?

Michelle aka BeachStorm took a risk being late to work just to share this wonderful picture. read more | digg story

Reverent Redeem Team

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Tommy Craggs at Slate focuses on the marketing genius of USA Basketball's "Redeem Team." Conclusion: "Team USA is a Boy Scout troop in basketball shorts: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, reverent." The latter meaning that Kobe and friends are reverent toward God. They are faithful in their religious duties. They respect the beliefs of others. sports books | spirituality books

Tiger Woods walking on Water

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Lately a lot has been blogged , dugg and hyped about Tiger Woods walking on the water, aka the Jesus Shot. Make sure you read the original story and know the related FAQs . sports books | spirituality books

Godly Olympic Tweets

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Twitter asked people what they were doing on August 8th 2008. Every tweet that includes #080808 can easily be tracked through Twitter Search. We were interested in godly tweets on 08082008 . Here are our favorites: dennischong : #080808 God bless XXIX Olympic Game in China and Hong Kong! shanegold : Oh, thanks god. The flame. #080808 sagebrennan : Thank God it's raining in Beijing. #080808 sports books | spirituality books

Spiritual Olympic Lists

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The folks at beliefnet put together two more Spiritual Olympic Lists: Top 15 Most Inspirational Olympic Moments 8 Sacred Sites in Beijing Nice Job. Yet the Dalai Lama's visit may top the Games . sports books | spirituality books

Tom Brady the Priest

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Did you know Tom Brady was a priest of the new responsibility? Check out this month's Esquire : "Look at the attention I get: It's because I throw a football. But that's what society values. That's not what God values. God could give a shit, as far as I'm concerned. He didn't invent the game. We did. I have some eye-hand coordination, and I can throw the ball. I don't think that matters to God." But, he's reminded, the guys you play with routinely state that God does care. "Maybe," Tom Brady says, "but that's not the way I feel. It's a game, man. I have a hell of a lot of fun playing it, don't get me wrong. And it's very competitive and very stimulating. And that's why I do it. But we invented this game." This is what inspired the guys at epiccarnival to putting together a list of the TOP 10 THINGS THAT GOD VALUES IN TOM BRADY . sports books | spirituality books

Top 4 Spiritual Olympic Athletes

TIME takes you on a world tour to introduce you to the most compelling athletes you'll be seeing in the Beijing Games. Out of their 100 we picked the most spiritual ones. Here's our Top 4: # 1 LeBron James , U.S., Basketball LeBron thinks of the Beijing Games: "It's going to be like waking up on Christmas Day." Oh and by the way: James has already had his political baptism by fire. # 6 Allyson Felix , U.S., Sprints She's the ideal savior — young and telegenic, with a smile as wide as a hurdle. She's participating in a pilot program, Project Believe, in which athletes undergo extensive blood and urine analyses that go beyond the World Anti-Doping Agency's guidelines. If Felix is doping, you might just as well put down the starting guns for good. # 7 Shawn Johnson , U.S., Gymnastics She's the Muse of the Mats, texting poems with lines like these: "You remember the struggles and pain you had When all the good had turned to bad When behind the

Top 20 Inspirational Sports Movies

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With the Olympics coming closer the makers of beliefnet figured it might be a good idea to create a list of the Top 20 Inspirational Sports Movies . That is in most cases what they are: inspirational, that does not mean inspiring, inspired or spiritual but at least containing the syllable "spir". sports books | spirituality books

The 10 Wimpiest Team Names in Sports

Jordan Vertone is a 16-year-old Analyst whose favorite sports team out of any sport is the Toronto Maple Leafs. He put together a list of the 10 Wimpiest Team Names in Sports . Guess what - teams named after trees or other plants are not part of the game. Jordan thinks "Angels—it's a very wimpy name. Angels are messengers of the almighty God, but they do not have the power of the Lord. Plus it just sounds peaceful, nice, and all that it takes to become No. 1 on my list of the Wimpiest Names." That is simply not true. Angels are not only those golden-winged cowards Jordan is talking about. Just check out the cherubim that block Adam and Eve out of Eden. This is tough guys - not peaceful and nice.

God at Wimbledon

Queen Elizabeth II. holds the title 'Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England'. Upon her majestic and holy presence, or that of her son players still are required to bowing/curtseying . But this is of course not for the Queen herself but the Lord she embodies. For more strange facts on the Wimbledon Tournament check here .

Faith Profiles of Inspiring 2008 Olympic Competitors

Mary Fairchild introduces six extraordinary Christian athletes competing in the Beijing Olympics. Check out the interviews and faith profiles! read more

The Nature = God Issue

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SURFING magazine has a feature about Surfing as a Religion. things). Here you can get a peek at a scholarly article by Bron Taylor it drew on. His search for Surfing Spirituality began with a book, translated from German and published in English by a German publisher, and found in an Istanbul bookshop in June 2006, which began with the claim that surfing "has a spiritual aura that you only get once you’ve experienced it yourself…. It’s always a journey to the inner self…. [Surfing] never will lose its soul and spirit, because the magic that envelops you when surfing is far too powerful (Mackert 2005: 3)."

Pope Benedict XVI at Yankee Stadium

Yankee Officials rejoicing: "Papal visit adds to Cathedral's legend."

Pope Benedict XVI At Nationals Stadium

Catholic Scorecard Completed.

LDS NBA

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Why do the Jazz have such a home court advantage? To answer this question ESPN NBA analyst Ric Bucher plays the 'Mormon' card . Bucher was kind of misled: Less than 50% of Salt Lake City 's residents are mormons. The nonstop smilers live some miles south of SLC, in happy valley . There are no numbers available as how many Jazz fans live in happy valley, sorry. sports books | spirituality books

Believe in now

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Last November we asked two sporting questions concerning the Pope's US vist. The answers are: No and no . But there are good news today as well: The NFL announced their 2008 schedule including the season-long theme of "Believe In Now" . sports books | spirituality books

Pumping Pastor

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A very passionate and enthusiastic pastor shares his story about going from SuperCross to backstage at the Olympia where he offers his services to carb depleted competitors. The point is someone other than the immediate staff helps an athlete and that benefits everyone. Read the exclusive interview with Pastor Mike from StrongholdMinistries on Bodybuilding.com . His core concept is: "We simply want to be available." sports books | spirituality books