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 about… » 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 belief.… » 2/21/11 2:00pm 2/21/11 2:00pm