Thursday, August 27, 2009
ESPN Can Mean Something
Just so you know, I am NOT a sports fan. Nor am I a fan of ESPN magazine. But recently, some of their articles have been striking chords with me. It started when my youth pastor showed us the cover of ESPN with Zac Sunderland, a 17-year-old who became the youngest person to circumnavigate the world. Solo. His whole inspiration was Do Hard Things, the idea of the Rebelution! And now, today, ESPN surprised me once again with two great articles my dad read. One is about Colt McCoy, the quarterback for the Longhorns. (Hook 'em, Horns.) He is, essentially, superhuman to most people. He is truly amazing. Check out just one article here. And last but not least, my favorite article. In the very back of the magazine, no less. Did you know that there are children who cannot be in the sun or fluorescent lights for more than a minute, or they contract cancerous tumors? There are. It is amazing, fascinating, and sad. But these kids got to be with their favorite baseball players for the first and last time. Since the kids basically can't go outside in the sun, they do all outdoor activities at night. Therefore, some of the top Yankee baseball players went to play with 12 kids on their home field at three o' clock in the morning. Wow. It just blows my mind. I can't even do the story justice. Google it. It's amazing. And thanks to ESPN. I'm proud of you.