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Under Attack

Sometimes we say things that we regret, like the time that I said, “I’ll take two tickets to see ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ please.” Other times we regret HOW we said something, like telling my friends how I felt about “Eat, Pray, Love” by making a throwing up sound in the back of my throat.

It’s a less than shocking revelation that conservative politician Rick Santorum is under attack for saying something spiritually related in regards to America. Like most politicians, Santorum has nearly 10 years of comments that can be mined to reveal material that could be offensive to someone.

I’m a Christian pastor and he’s said things that have offended me, so I can’t imagine how I would feel about him if I were not white, straight, and employed.

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It’s Not Really Lin-Sane.

Pop Quiz!

Did the man pictured here:
a.) Graduate from Harvard
II.) Grow up in the Bay Area of California
3.) Recently drop 38 points on the L.A. Lakers
D.) All of the above

While you may have known that the correct answer is “all of the above”, I have a hard time imagining that you’d have been able to correctly determine the answer less than a week ago… mostly because he doesn’t “look” like a basketball player to us.

Just 13 days ago Jeremy Lin was a man sitting on the end of an NBA bench, looking very much like a fish out of water. Even he knew that he was about to be cut from his team. Then the Knicks put him in the game at pointguard.

He scored 25 points and the Knicks won. In the next week he scored 28, 23, 38, and 20 points as he led his team to 5 straight victories.

Nobody could explain how it happened, not even Jeremy Lin.

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Planning For… The Contractually Obligated Awkwardness

AP/Chevrolet

At the end of Superbowl 5, Dallas Cowboy linebacker Chuck Howley drove off the field in a brand new car.

Ever since that day Superbowl MVPs have been treated to a string of incentives including cash, usually $5,000, and vacations, typically to a Walt Disney park.  The fêteing of the games Most Valuable Player has become something of a Superbowl tradition.  Who can forget hearing Joe Montana announce, during the 49’ers moment of ultimate victory, that he was on his way to Disneyland?

All of that tradition was derailed this Sunday when Eli Manning, the Giant’s Quarterback and deserving MVP, was faced with a proposition like no other MVP has.

He won a car that he isn’t allowed to drive.

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