Welcome to Sports Week

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In my experience it is rare for people who are passionate about literature like The Lord of The Rings and its films, and who feel strongly about Star Wars and Marvel and DC, to also really get into sports. But this is one thing that makes Rambling Ever On unique. The eclectic tastes of its contributors are not merely tastes as much as passions and those that write for the site are as passionate about sports as much as anything.

And even within that broad topic, you will find very specific areas of expertise. The Lytle brothers are deep into the NFL and NBA. Mark Sass and Nathan Patton adore baseball and care strongly about two rival teams, the Cubs and Cardinals respectively. Nathan, Ben Plunkett and Josh Crowe all really get into the Olympics. Brandon Atwood and I (Gowdy) both hail from college football states where the love for the local teams is irrationally intense.  Josh and Brandon even love soccer!  How crazy is that?!?  (I’m not sad to say, though, that we do not have any soccer articles).

So seeing as how we have from the outset of our relatively young site determined to write about what we know and love, sports have come up often. Even our guest contributors have helped add depth to our sports coverage. One particular day back in April we had articles with football, basketball, baseball and hockey all on our front page.

So this week, as the Olympics have wound down and as the baseball pennant races get a little hotter and as football makes its way back into dominating public consciousness, we at REO will highlight sports in our article production. Some of what we put out this week will be previously published material, but worth rereading or just reading if you missed it the first time. Some will be new. But it all will come from a place of knowledge and love of the games. So whether you are a pro fan or a college fan or just that type that loathes sports normally but gets into when nations are involved, sit back, relax and enjoy some strong opinions. And comment if you like, even if you disagree!  We welcome vigorous yet healthy debate. Its one of the things we here at REO do best.

Gowdy Cannon

I am the pastor of the bilingual ministry of Northwest Community Church in Chicago. Our church is intentional in trying to bring English and Spanish speakers together in worship and community. My wife, Kayla, and I have been married two years. I teach ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to adult immigrants in my community. I am, at times, a student at Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago. I love The USC (the real one in SC, not the other one in CA), Seinfeld, John 3:30, Chic-Fil-A, Dumb and Dumber, the book of Job, preaching and teaching, and arguing about sports.

5 thoughts on “Welcome to Sports Week

  • August 21, 2016 at 5:58 pm
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    I’m one of those that doesn’t care for sports unless it’s the Olympics. I don’t hate them. I actually respect them a lot, just not big on watching and following them.

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  • August 21, 2016 at 7:50 pm
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    I’m pretty well in line with REO on interests. Other than soccer, I love it all.

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  • August 27, 2016 at 4:20 pm
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    I will always remember this week as the week I actually helped write a sports article.

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  • August 28, 2016 at 2:58 pm
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    It was the best of times.

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    • August 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm
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      Definitely not a time of horror. Total opposite of that.

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