Ramadan, Football, and the Gipper


This article deals with an interesting mix of sports and religion from my backyard. Fordson High School is about 5 ½ miles from our church. Our school’s baseball team usually plays (and usually wins) a doubleheader each year against them. Huge football school. Baseball, not so much. Anyway, the larger point, for people unfamiliar with the demographics of this area, is that the potential conflict between Ramadan and football practices would even be an issue.

I don’t blog too much about politics, but I have a soft spot for Ronald Reagan, so here’s a video clip that contrasts one of his famous speeches with the words of some of today’s politicians. The first time I heard Ronald Reagan speak was at Bob Jones University during the campaign of 1980. Makes me long for the good old days!

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