Whatever It Takes To Win

I highly doubt the world of professional kayaking is one you follow closely. Sure, maybe we’ve seen a little bit when the Olympics are on, but that’s probably about it. Recently Japan held its 2017 national canoe sprint championships. The winner would likely secure a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. So, Yasuhiro Suzuki…

What Are We Here For?

J.M. Boice told an amusing story about Yogi Berra, the well-known catcher for the New York Yankees in the 1950’s. During a game, Hank Aaron came up to the plate to bat. Yogi Berra began his usual chattering and tried to distract Aaron. Yogi said to him, “Henry, you’re holding the bat wrong. You’re supposed…

Don’t Follow the Leader

For you winter Olympics fanatics out there, you might recall a devastating turn of events back in 2010. The gold medal was on the line in the 10,000-meter speed skating event. In speed skating, the skaters are required to switch lanes throughout the race (outside lane and inside lane). Sven Kramer, the best in the…

Avoiding The Awkward

If you watched the Broncos game last night, you witnessed plenty of interesting moments. Perhaps the most humorous and interesting of all was the sideline commentary by Sergio Dipp. It was one of the most awkward commentaries in recent memory. Here’s how it started (be sure to insert some ill-placed pauses as Sergio did):“Beth. Coach.…

From Thriving To Desolate

Less than a year ago, Rio was a thriving ground of athletic prowess. Now it’s abandoned, unprotected, looted, and in horrible disrepair. The soccer field and golf course are turning brown with chunks missing. Seats in the stands have been stolen, ripped out, or destroyed. Swimming pools and fountains contain putrid orange water from a…