Archive for the ‘Sports Stories’ Category

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Stay Seated!

TheDiscipleMD The Baltimore Washington Area has a rich history of professional sports. It also has a history of breaking fans’ hearts when owners have decided to leave town with our teams. The Colts were taken from us and, two times, the Senators left town for greener pastures. My teenage brother and some of his friends […]

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Yet, He Came!

TheDiscipleMD A photographer captured the moment and forever froze it in my mind. The image stands as a testament as to how ‘action’ speaks so much louder than words. It was 1974 and I was participating in the state wrestling finals which was held many miles from my hometown. I had just been badly beaten by […]

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Jimmered By This World!

TheDiscipleMD Jimmered- (verb) the act of getting burned or juked On a trip to New York in 2011, my Dad, brother and I happened to be passing through the hometown of BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette. He won every conceivable college basketball award that year, so being fans we stopped into his hometown to get a bite to […]

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Close At Hand

TheDiscipleMD In the mid 1980’s I was on a business trip to the city of Seattle, Washington. At the concourse of the airport on my return flight home, I found myself walking behind a very well dressed gentleman. He stood out because he was the tallest man I had ever seen. As I passed him […]

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