Touchdown Jesus: The Inexplicable Joy of Leicester City’s Title

Confronted by the inexplicable, our reaction—strangely enough—is joy.

Touchdown Jesus: In the NFL Draft, Does Function Trump Value?

During the draft process, the NFL is often exclusively concerned with a person’s functional worth. Is this justified? I’m not sure.

Touchdown Jesus: Revenge of the Jocks

The sports world will be one of the last places where a nerd with confidence is tolerated.

Touchdown Jesus: Premium Seats and the Challenges of Change

The battle over Yankee Stadium’s premium seats reveals the tensions between old and new.

Touchdown Jesus: The Human Cost of Amateur Sports

Should collegiate athletes be paid?

Touchdown Jesus: Ronda Rousey’s Loss and the Worship of Winning

Ronda Rousey’s defeat signals a universal human vulnerability—one that is meant to equip us for communion with others and with Christ.

Touchdown Jesus: Monty Williams and the Quiet Life of Faith

More than a Christian who has beaten the odds and taken the world by storm, I hope to aspire to the quiet, dignified example of a Monty Williams.

Touchdown Jesus: Anatomy of a Coach Firing

Coaches are now being treated more like players, viewed as assets that can be moved around on a whim.

Touchdown Jesus: Should You Rebuke a Sports Fanatic?

Sports fanaticism is not merely moral; it is, in many instances, helpful, praiseworthy, and good.

Touchdown Jesus: What Are the Odds that God Is a Seahawks Fan?

Sports are a perfect plane for working out our understanding of God’s transcendence and immanence with relatively low stakes.

Touchdown Jesus: Sports Fans’ Part in the PED Problem

Sports fans are not simply spectators—we are consumers, enabling the systems that silently encourage athletes to abuse their minds and bodies for the sake of our entertainment

Touchdown Jesus: Tube Socks and Devotion in Kobe’s “Dear Basketball”

Kobe Bryant’s devotion to basketball is just one example of the countless ways human beings demonstrate a capacity for worship.

Touchdown Jesus: Steph Curry’s Pride and Joy

If you haven’t noticed, Stephen Curry is really good. I think he’s just realizing this himself.

Touchdown Jesus: Peyton Manning Is Like a Breath, His Days a Fleeting Shadow

Peyton Manning is an athlete whose flesh had failed him—whose spirit is outlasting his body—and it resonates with us in ways that goes beyond athletics or sports fandom.

Touchdown Jesus: Every Mav Was Right In His Own Eyes

Losing makes you crazy, and the Christian fan is not exempt from being possessed by irrational fan demons.