The Ghost of World Cup Past

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I am transfixed by the excitement of the 2014 World Cup (this tournament has had a lot to get excited about so far), but I am still haunted by the memories of my frustration with the tournament eight years ago.

During the final match of the 2006 World Cup between France and Italy, something extraordinary happened. Zinedine Zidane head-butted an Italian defender in the 110th minute of the game, received a red card, was ejected from the game, and quite possibly cost France the Cup. Even more extraordinary is the amount of thought I’ve given this event over the years.

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How Football Can Prepare You For Final Exams

The time between December first and December fifteenth can be a stressful one for college students of all levels.

For my freshmen, of whom I have few, this might be the first time you are taking a full round of college examinations.  Don’t let the feigned serenity of those sophomores fool you!  They are just play acting.  Feeling a little stressed, I assure you, is completely normal.

For my sophomores, I know that you will not let the advantage of experience dull your sharpness or your commitment to becoming a junior.

For my juniors, your exams are harder because you are juniors.  Otherwise, it would be super boring.  That is the price of the ticket!  But the rewards are well worth the feeling of accomplishment you can revel in once it is all over.

And for my seniors, I think you should watch this video over and over and apply it to your academics–even if it is the last term, the last class, the last day, and the final minutes of finals!

It is amazing what you can do in the very last moments…..

Tim Tebow in Wonderland

 

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World Magazine reports that Tim Tebow has cancelled his speaking engagement at First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Tebow was supposed to bring a message of faith, hope, and love to the congregation, but it seems that he’ll have to avoid the church for now because the pastor has been branded a bigot.

Robert Jeffress is the church’s pastor, and he has received criticism for calling homosexuality a sin. According to World, the NFL is cracking down on intolerant statements by players regarding homosexuality, and Tebow decided to avoid Jeffress’s church because he couldn’t handle the controversy.

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