Tag Archives: football

Stepping Into the Great Unknown

Back in November, I had the honor and privilege to be the keynote speaker at our Upward Football end of the year celebration.  I have been coaching Upward sports for nearly a decade now and it has had a huge … Continue reading

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Forever a Pirate

Dear 2017 Hudson Pirate Football Team, Last Friday, my wife Stephanie, my son Matthew, and my mother Jill traveled to Belle Plaine to see you guys play.  I want to start by congratulating your team on an undefeated regular season. … Continue reading

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The Fallen Warrior

A while back I found a notebook that had a few poems I wrote during a very short time in my life.  Today I would like to share another one of those few poems I wrote.  I wrote this particular … Continue reading

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Did You Know That About the Big 12?

I might be a little biased, but I think that the Big 12 Conference is one of the best conferences in all of collegiate sports.  Granted, my team is Iowa State and since they are in that conference, I tend … Continue reading

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Prayers for Protection

When I led the Cyclone Chapel service for the Iowa State football team several weeks ago, I wanted to give them a list of prayers they could select from that would be fitting to pray prior to football games. I … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Can Go Back

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to go back in time.  How is that you say?  I will get to that a little later.  Due to a new business opportunity for work, I found myself in the Ft. Worth, … Continue reading

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The Real Mega Superconference

A few months ago, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops stirred up a healthy debate when he took a few shots at the SEC. “So they’ve had the best team in college football,” Stoops told the Tulsa World.  “They haven’t had the whole … Continue reading

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The Day Little Brother Grew Up

As another great battle between Iowa and Iowa State is about to come again, I can’t help but think back to 15 years ago yesterday.  The date was Sept. 12, 1998 and scene was Kinnick Stadium.  We were 30 point … Continue reading

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Training For the Game of Life

In the game of football, everything is based upon scoring points or keeping the other team from scoring points.  There are many different parts that make up the working machine of a football team, but the ultimate goal is to … Continue reading

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Challenges to Pursue (Part 12)

In this blog I am going through 15 challenges that the late Jim Rohn dared us to pursue in our own lives. Today we will be talking about the tenth challenge that Jim Rohn gave us. Live with Intensity You … Continue reading

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