Ben Revere – A Little Guy with Big Dreams

    5’9’’ Ben Revere never thought he would ever be able to play major league baseball - ever. His goal was simply to play college baseball.  During his senior year of high school, Division 1 colleges like University of Georgia, Florida, Florida State, and Miami showed interest in him.  It appeared that his dream … Continue reading Ben Revere – A Little Guy with Big Dreams

Carson Wentz: Strength on the Sideline

    On February 4, 2018, millions of people had their eyes fixed on U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, as the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII.  As we watched Nick Foles lead the Eagles on the field, however, something amazing was also happening on the sidelines. Carson Wentz. Wentz … Continue reading Carson Wentz: Strength on the Sideline

Stefen Wisniewski and the Grace of God

Old school football fans know the name “Wisniewski.” Steve Wisniewski was an 8-time Pro Bowler, playing all 13 of his seasons with the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders.  Steve’s older brother, Leo Wisniewski, was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in 1982 and remained with them through their first season in Indianapolis in 1984. Leo is … Continue reading Stefen Wisniewski and the Grace of God

Nick Foles – the Backup Plan

    There may not be any two better words to sum up Nick Foles’ NFL career so far than these; “Backup Plan.” It all started with the 2012 NFL Draft. The Eagles and head coach Andy Reid went into the draft with two pressing needs; Defensive Front (linemen and linebackers) and a Quarterback. The … Continue reading Nick Foles – the Backup Plan

Against All Odds – Torrey Smith

Torrey Smith didn’t have it easy. Smith was born on January 26, 1989 in Richmond, Virginia.  His mother, Monica, became pregnant with him when she was only 15 years old - his father was 25.  When Smith was born, he was ill with meningitis and jaundice, and weighed only 5.6 pounds.  His first 10 weeks … Continue reading Against All Odds – Torrey Smith

Halapoulivaati Vaitai; Soft-Spoken Strength

Updated March 17, 2020 On March 16, 2020, the Detroit Lions signed offensive tackle, Halapoulivaati Vaitai to a 5-year $50 million contract. It has left many people asking the same question: "Who is this guy?" Having only started 4 games over the past 2 seasons, that's a fair question. Halapoulivaati Vaitai was a 5th Round … Continue reading Halapoulivaati Vaitai; Soft-Spoken Strength

Robinson Chirinos – Mark 9:23

Robinson Chirinos was always a long shot to make it to the major leagues.  In 2000, he was signed as an infielder by the Chicago Cubs out of Punto Fijo, in the oil producing region of Venezuela.  But, as his minor league career progressed, it became clear that he wasn’t going to make it as … Continue reading Robinson Chirinos – Mark 9:23

Peter Bourjos – Proverbs 3:5

  Before there was Mike Trout, there was Peter Bourjos.   Before Trout lit up centerfield at Angel Stadium with highlight plays, Bourjos was the exciting center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  Going into the 2010 season, he was ranked by Baseball America as the #2 prospect in the Angels system.  He … Continue reading Peter Bourjos – Proverbs 3:5