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Super Bowl Sunday 2010! Those words make us think of football, food, football, commercials, football, date, football, Disneyland, and still more football. My husband, my senior dad, and my grandpa all loved the Super Bowl game date! Me – I have to confess, I am not really much of a sports fan. I’d much rather be playing a game than watching it. Unless, of course, one of my grandchildren is playing. Then I’m rooting and cheering and screaming with the best of them! 🙂
There is one thing about sports, including the Super Bowl, that I do appreciate. The Christian football players and coaches who are out there, working hard, maintaining high integrity, and setting a great example for all of us, including our grandkids! As Paul says in 1 Corinthians 9:
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”
I get especially excited when I look at those sports athletes who are actually running for both earthly AND heavenly crowns! One such role model is retired coach, Tony Dungy. I thoroughly enjoyed reading his biography, Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life, last year and highly recommend it. I found it to be encouraging, interesting, and motivating. It showed strengths and weaknesses that he has, but most of all, his total faith in the God we love.
His life has not always been an easy one and he is certainly not perfect. He has experienced dark days, just as we in the Sandwich Generation often do. But he has stood firm on God and His Word, and I appreciate that I can point my grandchildren towards him, for an example of someone who has combined his faith, his sport, and his work in such a positive manner. Now that’s a fun Super Bowl Sunday thought I can really root for! 🙂
If you’re interested in finding out more about this Super Bowl sports hero, he has been staying busy writing. He has two more books, Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance, and a children’s book, You Can Do It! He also visits on Facebook, Tweets on Twitter, and combines vlogging (video) with blogging at All Pro Dad.
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