Football is just a game, an awesome game, maybe even the greatest game ever, but may we never forget: games are meant to be fun.
Going back to my alma mater each fall is something I always look forward to, a time chocked full of old friendships and walks down memory lane, but still there’s no place like home.
The people in these interviews have lost brothers and sons to football and still don’t question the game’s place in our world.
“It’s never really entered my mind, as far as my boys not playing football,” Eldridge said. “The benefits outweigh the risks. With anything you do on a daily basis, you run a risk. I mean it’s no secret—that’s why there’s a warning label on the helmet.”
Even Superman has to deal with kryptonite.
A league where players pay to play simply for the love of the game.
My football career lasted twenty years, and then I got out—but not for the reason you might think.
Maybe it’s their history with football. Maybe it’s that southeast Arkansas, Star City culture. Maybe there’s just something in the water, especially if your last name is Towers. But one thing is for certain—this family believes in football.
…and continuing to play.
—Landon Leach was born with a golden arm. During his career with the Russellville Cyclones, he threw for 9,073 yards, i.e., 90 trips up and down a football field, a little over five miles, racking up a laundry list of accolades along the way.Despite going the distance in high school, Landon never made it to…
GMP Columnist Eli Cranor on football, coaching, and injuries and their impact on faith
Why do we spend so much money, so much energy, so much time on football?
One coach’s reminder that hard work is worth doing simply because it must be done.
Reflecting on generational family memories
Is this fact or fiction in America today?
Why do the wins slip from memory while the losses remain excruciatingly clear?