ESPN’s Dana Jacobson’s Drunken Rant: ‘F**K Jesus’

January 21, 2008

From Warner Todd Houston and

“Back on January 12th, the reported on the aftermath of an event sponsored by ESPN morning talkers “Mike & Mike” in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event, an 8th anniversary celebration in a roast style comedy show of the two hosts, Mike Golic and Mike Greenburg, was deemed “too long and uneven” by staff writer Scott Cronick, but the interesting thing is what he apparently left out about the drunken appearance by ESPN’s Dana Jacobson. It seems Jacobson was so drunk that her “comedy routine” included the always funny “f**k Jesus” but the press isn’t saying a word about this outrageous gaff.

The reports that Jacobson was so drunk she was booed off the stage.

ESPN anchor Dana Jacobson made an absolute fool of herself, swilling vodka from a Belvedere bottle, mumbling along and cursing like a sailor as Mike & Mike rested their heads in their hands in embarrassment. (Comedian Eddie) Griffin came to the podium to defend her after she was booed by the crowd. Ross eventually had to pull her off stage, too.

Sounds embarrassing, of course. But what wasn’t reported is what Jacobson said to get “booed by the crowd.”

According to a report by someone in attendance at the event, Dana Jacobson said the following:

“f**k Notre dame”  
“f**k touchdown Jesus”  
and – the step-aside-because-lightning-is-about-to-strike… “f**k Jesus.”

So, one has to wonder why it is that she has been let off the hook by the media for saying “f**k Jesus” and for her otherwise drunken appearance? Let’s keep an eye on this to see if her anti-Christian rant becomes even more of an embarrassment for her, but since she attacked Jesus, it is quite doubtful that it will.

Most likely, she will be given a pass. After all, it’s not like she said f**k Allah, or f**k Jesse Jackson, right? After all, we should be used to the double standard that christians are OK to attack, I suppose.”

Frisco RoughRiders: Faith Night

August 8, 2007

For a terrific family event I highly recommend attending the upcoming Faith Night at the Frisco RoughRider’s ballpark in Frisco, Texas.

“On August 12, the Frisco RoughRiders and Dallas Baptist University will bring to you Faith Night featuring Hawk Nelson and the Veggie Tales. The pre game concert will begin at 4:00pm with the Frisco RoughRiders vs. Wichita Wranglers baseball game immediately to follow. Tickets are available online (below) or by calling (972) 731-9200.”

To find out more click here.

No worries for Cowboys at safety: Williams shrugs off criticism, says he’ll play with more joy

August 8, 2007

According to an article in the local newspaper, the Dallas Cowboys’ superstar safety will be playing with more joy and peace and less stress and pressure this season. What is the reason for this? Williams’ renewed life in the Lord.

From Calvin Watkins and the Dallas Morning News.

“Roy Williams said he’s going to play with more joy this season.

There will be no more haggling over his play at strong safety, no more worries about the media and fan criticism.

Williams is at peace with himself and his team as the season starts.

“He’s more focused and more determined,” secondary coach Todd Bowles said. “I don’t know what he does in his personal life, but he does seem to have a lot more peace in his life right now. At times last year, maybe he didn’t and it looked like he had a lot of things on his mind that he didn’t share. But this year, he has a clear conscience and has his mind on football.”

For as much as inside linebacker Bradie James is the heart and soul of the Cowboys defense, it is Williams who provides the edge.

Last season, he couldn’t provide it consistently. The Cowboys’ 3-4 defensive scheme kept Williams far from the line of scrimmage.

Williams didn’t register a sack for the second time in three seasons. He also had two tackles for loss, tying a career low. And for the first time in his career, he didn’t force a fumble. What Williams did was register 17 pass breakups, a career high.

Williams had to help rookie Patrick Watkins, who started at free safety, especially on long pass plays.

It led to a belief in the media that Williams was poor in pass coverage.

“I forgive you,” Williams said of the media criticism.

It’s that criticism that pushed Williams to spend more time with the fans. After almost every practice here in training camp, Williams is signing autographs. He walks toward the end zone and grabs pens and Sharpies and signs footballs, helmets, jerseys and posters.

Last week, after one practice, Williams left a golf cart where he was in the middle of a phone conversation and started playing two-hand touch with some kids on the field. He became the quarterback and started diagramming plays.

“I just want to tell as many fans as possible, don’t believe that I’m a bad guy,” Williams said.”

To read more click here.

Irvin apologizes for dropping ball

August 7, 2007

In case you missed it this past weekend Michael Irvin gave a very emotional speech during his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  It appears Michael has found God and turned his life around. It is never too late. I wish him well.

From Rick Gosselin and the Dallas Morning News.

“Michael Irvin was often Superman on the football field for the Cowboys.

But Irvin exposed himself as very human – and very fallible – in the greatest moment of his athletic career Saturday night, his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After touching on his successes on the football field, Irvin dwelled on his failures as a person, as a husband and a father. He spoke directly to his wife, Sandi, and his two sons, Michael and Elijah, in cathartic moments viewed by a Cowboy-friendly crowd of 12,787 at Fawcett Stadium and a national television audience.

“There’s a lot of kidding that goes on up there on the stage,” said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who sat behind the podium with the other presenters, enshrinees and visiting Hall of Famers. “But when Michael was talking, you could hear a pin drop.”

For good reason. Irvin talked about failing his wife and two sons. He talked about marriage being “for better or for worse” and apologized to Sandi for giving her far too much of the “for worse.”

“But through it all, I experienced the depth of your love, and I thank God for you,” said Irvin directly to his wife, his eyes welling. “I love the mother you are, the wife that you are. I love the way you take care of our family. I thank you … for keeping our family together.”

Irvin finally broke down in tears 21 minutes into his 26-minute speech when he talked about failing his sons.

“I tell you guys to always do the right thing so you can be a better role model than your dad,” said Irvin to Michael and Elijah, who were both wearing No. 88 T-shirts honoring their father.

Irvin regained his composure after the ceremony but continued to cling to the emotional chord of his evening.

“It was real,” he said. “I thought I needed to share all that has gone on in my life. I wanted to let people know where I am, what I think about and the things that I go through.

“People think, ‘You did all this stuff and you still made the Hall.’ They think, like, I got away with something. I didn’t get away with anything. It haunts me. It haunts me all the time. I worry about it reaching my boys. I’m afraid of them ever Googling me and reading about it. It’s something I live with every day.”

Google would provide his sons information about the parties, the women and the drugs of their father’s turbulent past. But that’s a chapter he has already left behind in life – in large part because of the spiritual guidance of Bishop T.D. Jakes, the first person Irvin thanked in his speech.”

To read more click here.

Paradox of the Michael Vick case

July 29, 2007

From Gary Randall and Faith and Freedom Network and Foundation.

“Most everyone is aware that Atlanta Falcon’s quarterback Michael Vick appeared in court yesterday – his trial is scheduled for November 26th. He is charged with, “helping to run a brutal dog-fighting ring in Southeastern Virginia.” (Washington Post).

The Washington Post is reporting that several hundred animal rights demonstrators almost shut down a section of downtown Richmond, holding pictures of bloody dogs and signs such as, “Mike Vick makes us sick.”

More than 20 television satellite trucks packed the streets and ESPN paid people to stand in line for them to be sure they got a seat in the court.

This whole thing makes most of us sick. I, like most of you, grew up having a dog. I loved each one of them and I have always believed they loved me as well.

It’s easy to understand the outrage, if these charges are true.

What I don’t understand, though, is what seems to be a paradox in this matter.

Dogs, as pets, are like part of the family. No wonder there is such frenzy in Richmond, but are people not as important as pets?

There have been millions of abortions in America. Where is the outrage? Where is the frenzy? They are human beings, created in the image and likeness of God that are pulled from mother’s womb and disposed of in garbage containers. Some are within a few weeks of birth.

Heritage House has the statistics. Take a look at the numbers. And weep. Or become outraged. Or both.

In a related story, a pharmacy owner and two pharmacists have sued Washington State over a new regulation that requires the sale of emergency contraception; also know as the “morning after pill.” (Read story).

Governor Gregoire had pressured the state board of Pharmacy to adopt it. She, of course, stands behind it.

The plaintiffs said their civil rights are being violated because the state is forcing them into “choosing between their livelihoods and their deeply help religious and moral beliefs.”

I know the Stormans, one of the plaintiffs who own Ralph’s Thriftway in Olympia. They are honest, God-fearing people who have served their community for years.

So, there is outrage toward the abuse of dogs, while there is passion – perhaps outrage toward the idea of halting the steady advancement of abortion and its subsidiaries.

God help us.”

Coach, Teacher, Believer

July 26, 2007

From Newsweek.

For Tony Dungy, there’s a lot more to life than winning the Super Bowl.

“Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy never envisioned becoming the next hot management guru by writing a boastful “How I Won the Super Bowl” book. But so many friends and fans urged him to share his views on faith, family and personal responsibility that Dungy, the first African-American coach to win the big game, decided to seize the championship platform. The result is “Quiet Strength” (Tyndale House. $26.99). While the book provides the requisite football snapshots, Dungy’s tale is one in which God, not Peyton Manning, is the No. 1 quarterback. And the biggest challenges don’t come from the New England Patriots but from life—none more so, in Dungy’s case, than enduring the tragic suicide of his 18-year-old son, Jamie, in 2005. He talked with NEWSWEEK’s Mark Starr.”

To read more click here.

Super Bowl Coach Dungy Emphasizes God as Priority in Memoir

July 12, 2007

From Kevin Jackson and Christian Post.

“Famed for winning this year’s Super Bowl XLI “the Lord’s way,” Coach Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts unveiled his personal memoir on Tuesday, revealing the deep faith behind his life 

Coach Tony Dungy’s memoir, ‘Quiet Strength,’ hit bookstores this Tuesday, revealing a deep desire to follow God in everything.

Titled Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life, the biography is a way to show where our priorities in life should be and the focus we need to have on God.

Dungy decided to write the book in reaction to the millions of fans who have wondered about his past.”

To read the full article click here.

Tell the Padres to Play Ball, Not Politics!

July 12, 2007

From the Family Research Council.

“This past Sunday, at the San Diego Padres baseball game, what was advertised as a “Free Floppy Hat Night” for kids under 14 turned out to be a double play. While the Padres management was enticing families with the giveaway for kids, it was also promoting the evening as a Gay Pride night at the ballpark. Children who received free hats were treated to the Gay Man’s Chorus of San Diego singing the national anthem prior to what one homosexual group billed as “Out at the Park with the San Diego Padres.”

The San Diego Padres organization should be ashamed that they would promote such an event on a night they specifically designed for the family. On this curveball of an evening, the Padres struck out.

Click the link below to contact the San Diego Padres and tell them that baseball is a family game that shouldn’t be used as an exhibition of homosexual lifestyles. The national pastime is just that: an opportunity for fans of the sport to enjoy a game and take respite from the daily grind. It’s not place for politics – or political correctness.

We’ve provided a short sample text you can sign or modify as you like to the Padres. Let’s tell major league baseball to leave politics aside at the turnstile.

Thank you and God bless you.”

Tell the Padres to Play Ball, Not Politics!

Let’s Go out to the Ballpark – NOT!

July 10, 2007

From the Family Research Council.

“Two recent stories illustrate the unfortunate success that homosexual activists are having in making the acceptance of homosexual relationships commonplace in every walk of life–from the bar exam to the ballpark. From Massachusetts comes word of a federal lawsuit by plaintiff Stephen Dunne charging that he was denied a law license because of his “refusal to affirmatively accept, support, and promote homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting” in response to a question on the state’s bar exam. Although resolution of the suit may rest on a decision as to whether he could have answered regarding the state of the law without having to “accept, support, and promote” it, the incident shows how same-sex “marriage” is eroding values in Massachusetts. (Ironically, the lesbian relationship described in the bar exam question ends in infidelity, domestic violence, and divorce.) Meanwhile, on the left coast, the San Diego Padres saw nothing wrong with combining a homosexual “Pride Night” with a “Padres Floppy Caps for Kids” promotion in last night’s nationally televised game. But Set Free Ministries, a Christian group that ministers to homeless and addicted people, protested by pulling its 42 volunteers who would otherwise have worked the concession stands in return for a share of the receipts–an estimated $1,680. Kudos is due to those willing to stand against the casual acceptance of homosexuality. No doubt some will now call for the ministry to be banned from the ball park for their stand! “

George Foreman’s Second Chance

July 8, 2007

A Q&A over at beliefnet with former champion boxer George Foreman.  Among other things he discusses his new memoir, “God In My Corner” which explores his spiritual transformation and the dark period of his life before he experienced God’s grace (he had considered hiring hit men to kill his enemies).  

To read the Q&A click here.