Neal Pollard A little over a week ago, my son Dale called me to tell me one of his elders gave him tickets for the Georgia-Missouri football game. He asked if I could swing coming. Thanks to a generous travel voucher from American Airlines, I was able to go on short notice on their nickel. … Continue reading A Family, A Fraternity, And A Fellowship
Neal Pollard Last month, Von Miller gathered some of the NFL’s elite sack specialists at Stanford University for what he called a "pass rush summit.” The participates were star defensive players from around the league, with several different teams represented. Addressing concerns that each man was sharing his trade secrets, Miller replied that it was … Continue reading Sharing Trade Secrets Or Sharing The Wealth?
Neal Pollard I will preface this by saying I cannot determine anything specific about the religion of Devon Allen, a remarkable college student-athlete at the University of Oregon. He is in the headlines now as a starting football player who qualified for the Olympics in track and field. It was during his training and competition … Continue reading Devon Allen’s Baptism
Neal Pollard Here is my estimation of Peyton Manning’s few seasons in Denver so far: “Football fans frenetic for a famous flinger fawned over his fabulous finesse. A few festive, favorable football seasons fashioned full fondness for this fabled figure. Following his foot foibles and flawed, flat functioning, fickle followers flung their festering frustration field-ward, … Continue reading Fickleness
Neal Pollard All the following are legitimate outlets, kept in proper perspective: Social causes and needs. Politics. Sports, recreation, leisure and fitness. Wholesome forms of entertainment. Family events. Social media. Socializing and fellowship with fellow Christians. Church buildings. Addressing controversial issues and false teaching. Material possessions. Hobbies. But our common struggle is allowing these to … Continue reading Diversions, Distractions, Or Deviations?
Neal Pollard What I’m about to do is painful and very nearly contrary to my nature. It involves praising something about New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Bellichick, he of “Spy Gate” and “Deflate-Gate” infamy. Yet, something he was witnessed doing on the sidelines during the late stages of Super Bowl XLIX gives great insight … Continue reading HE WAS COACHING ON ONE KNEE