When people look at their sports icons, they see men and women of professionalism and strength; people who personify the best attributes of America, both as athletes and as human beings. But there was a time when these pillars of sportsmanship answered a different call: a call to arms.
Through the war and terror these men put aside lives of fame and comfort to risk life and limb to protect the freedom that Americans hold so dear. Through these stories, four athletes stand at the forefront for both their remarkable athletic careers as well as their impressive actions in the line of duty, the stories of some of the most famous men in our society, which is often overshadowed by their athletic achievements.
I’m not much of a regular follower of hockey, but these videos remind me of how manly a sport it is. I really don’t have enough space in my day, or in my brain, to follow a fourth sport [after basketball, football and baseball], but I have to say that playoff hockey is pretty awesome… just not as awesome as these videos.
Was at the Holiday Bowl December 30, 2009 when before the singing of the National Anthem, there was the singing of America the Beautiful… unfortunately for the singer, the sound went out… fortunately the crowd helped out – quite nicely! It was the only good part of an otherwise forgettable game [way to show up Wildcats!] Continue reading Nice Moment by the Crowd at the Holiday Bowl