Recent Comments by hellx

this duke team is for real

Dude, if Duke hadn't made that miracle half-court shot against Virginia Tech, they'd be 0-1 in ACC play right now. I'd wait a while before I handed them the national championship.

posted by hellx at 01:10 AM on December 11

Coach resigns after high school bans pregame prayer

When are non-religious students going to get over the fact that some people like to pray? Was the coach withholding playing time from them if they refused a little Lord's Prayer?
We don't know that the students are non-religious. Central New Jersey has significant Hindu and Jewish populations; the students could have been uncomfortable praying to a god of a different faith. While I agree that people should, in general, stand up against things they disagree with, we're talking about a group of boys 15-18 playing team sports here. I don't know what kind of coaches you all had, but my coaches, to a large extent, were the sort of people that expected you to obey them without question. If I was asked to take a knee and pray, I did, because they viewed the slightest manifestation of individuality as a sign of weakness on the team. As someone who was benched for wearing inappropriate practice attire (a "Big Johnson" t-shirt), I can only imagine what would have happened if I had directly questioned the coach's god.

posted by hellx at 02:16 PM on October 12

What'd Jew say?

Maybe in an effort to be more inclusive, the Nationals should start selling a beer called "He-Brew." I think that's a beer that both chrisitianists and Jews could agree on. Christianists would see the capital-H "He" and think of their god and Jews would see "Hebrew."

posted by hellx at 10:54 AM on September 22

Robby Gordonís Helmet to Assist Hurricane Katrina Victims

The Yankees even get dogged in NASCAR threads. What a team! They transcend all sports.
For the record, I'd like to add that Duke sucks too.

posted by hellx at 01:49 PM on September 21

Coordinator First In Line for Vikings' Blame

Uh-oh...Minnesota is setting the stage to be out-of-this-world bad this season. Under Tice, the Vikings have started out hot and then cooled off as the season progressed. In 2003, the Vikings started 6-0 before losing 7 of their last 10 games and missing the playoffs. Last year the Vikings started 5-1 before limping to an 8-8 finish. Now they're starting off 0-2 and, if prior seasons are any indication, they'll just get worse.

posted by hellx at 05:02 PM on September 19