Antrel Rolle Signed With Chicago After Getting A Message From God/Orbitz

Longtime Giants safety Antrel Rolle signed with the Chicago Bears this week, but leaving New York was not a decision he treated lightly. While a guest on WFAN sports radio today, Rolle explained that he agonized over the decision, even going so far as to ask God for a sign telling him what to do. He received that… » 3/13/15 2:12pm 3/13/15 2:12pm

How To Talk About God, And Your Wedding, With Your Future In-Laws

This past June, I got married. It was one of the best days of my life, and I hope to never have to experience it again. As anyone who has been through one knows, weddings are a deeply magical experience festooned with deeply unmagical questions: inside or outside? Who pays for what? Is beet salad an "appropriate"… » 2/05/15 2:13pm 2/05/15 2:13pm

Mariano Rivera Sets Another Record And Why In Hell Is He Retiring

Another day, another record for Mariano Rivera. He's the MLB career leader in saves, so naturally every one breaks that record, ho-hum. Friday*, though, he also passed Trevor Hoffman's mark for career 30-save seasons, with his 15th, and he's still going to retire at the end of this season. Which sucks. » 7/13/13 6:35pm 7/13/13 6:35pm

Survey: 27 Percent Of Americans Believe God Helps Decide Who Wins…

Because it's Super Bowl time, everyone has to get in on the football. The Public Religion Research Institute conducted a survey earlier this month, and asked its random sample of 1,033 adults a bunch of questions about the NFL. Most of the responses aren't surprising or interesting (Lots of people watch football! Even… » 1/30/13 2:35pm 1/30/13 2:35pm

Clemson Receiver Gets Baptized At Practice, Sets School Record For…

Junior DeAndre Hopkins looked like a new man in Clemson's win over Auburn on Saturday. He set a school record with 13 catches, finishing with 119 yards and a score. Then his wide receiver coach posted this photo to Twitter, totally explaining everything—Hopkins had been baptized after Thursday's practice, in front of… » 9/04/12 1:00pm 9/04/12 1:00pm

The Death Of A Former Football Player At An Underground Fight In A…

The church along the Broken Arrow Expressway in Tulsa is of the Christian-capitalist mega-variety. You know the deal: rock shows, slick website, a gift shop, deadly unsanctioned boxing fights. One such fight on Sept. 21, 2011, allegedly resulted in the death of George Clinkscale, who played linebacker for four years… » 11/04/11 3:45pm 11/04/11 3:45pm

Kurt Warner Talks Dancing, Theodicy On His Good Day L.A. Interview

Of all places for Kurt Warner to get backed up against a wall, and then repeatedly and viciously head-butted about his religion, a Good Day L.A. interview was not our first guess. But yesterday, the former NFL quarterback and born-again Christian joined Jillian Reynolds, Steve Edwards, and Dorothy Lucey to talk… » 4/20/11 2:40pm 4/20/11 2:40pm

Before Blake Griffin Dunked Over A Car, Kenny Smith Had A Three-Minute…

If you missed the NBA slam dunk contest on Saturday night, you not only missed Blake Griffin dunking over a silver Kia and some other confusing but exciting shenanigans — you also missed Kenny Smith, Griffin's "coach" for the evening, delivering a nearly three-minute long speech about obstacles and the power of… » 2/21/11 2:00pm 2/21/11 2:00pm