Thursday, January 15, 2009

Turnaround is Fair Just Play

I can't believe these guys would taint the sacred art of football just to do something Jesusy. ;-)

Brilliant, actually.
Some people were naturally confused. One Faith player walked into Hogan's office and asked, "Coach, why are we doing this?"

And Hogan said, "Imagine if you didn't have a home life. Imagine if everybody had pretty much given up on you. Now imagine what it would mean for hundreds of people to suddenly believe in you."
. . .

After the game, both teams gathered in the middle of the field to pray and that's when Isaiah surprised everybody by asking to lead. "We had no idea what the kid was going to say," remembers Coach Hogan. But Isaiah said this: "Lord, I don't know how this happened, so I don't know how to say thank You, but I never would've known there was so many people in the world that cared about us."

(HT: Brant Hansen)


Andrew said...

My family heard this story at the Christmas Eve service we went to in San Antonio. Pretty darn cool.

flyawaynet said...

I'm proud, PROUD to say I work at this school (The Gainesville State School). And I'd tell you, while you might not be able to attend our games and cheer our boys on, there are schools/prisons like this all over. They typically don't have family (it's rare) at the games just because of financial/transportation reasons. So if you check with your area facilities, they may be able to give you a list of the games so you could support them.

nhe said...

Did ESPN highlight this on Sportscenter or anything? That is very cool.