Archive for the ‘Sports Stories’ Category

the disciple 249

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 […]

Jimmer

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 […]

bill russell

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 […]

bobby murcer 2

The Praise of Man Stays on the Field of Play, While the Character of an Individual Travels Far Into the Eternities.

TheDiscipleMD I followed him throughout his career. He was touted as the next Mickey Mantle but never lived up to the hype. In 2008 Bobby Murcer died of brain cancer at the sage of 62. Most people know who Mickey Mantle is, even if they are not baseball fans. But Murcer’s name will not be remembered by most. He […]

Designed by ThemePix