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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