Keeping the game in perspective …

Nathan and Jason listen to WWLS the Sports Animal. I now listen in a bit every day. I am a glutton to hear the latest illogic by despairing Sooner fans. Last week the cry went out as to why Stoops did not insert Paul Thompson at quarterback to see if his “mobility” would offset the charging LSU defensive linemen. Again, we grasp.

The sports jockeys insisted you don’t put a greenhorn in the fight of your life. You go with the one who brung ya’. Mark and the gang were desperate to bring some sensibility to the conversation by offering some perspectives being grossly overlooked. Perspective will help White overcome two bad games.

Local news stations ran stories on the friendship between Jason and Brian. It is a beautiful thing. I will never forget Brian’s face as he was telling me Jason stopped by with the Heisman in tow, let him touch it and brought gifts from his trip to the Big Apple.

There is another story not often told, and there are likely others. A couple of years ago I lost a little friend. His dad, mom and sister found it meaningful that Jason would come by and visit. He took my friends sister out for some fresh air and a change of scenery. He may never know what that meant and continues to mean to that family. They sit in the stands and cheer him on. They cheer him on because they know him – not because he is a supersart. They cheer him on because he is a real person who has faced adversity himself and been there when others have. I don’t want to make Jason out to be Mother Teresa or something. Just want it recorded somewhere, Jason will live long after the game because he has some perspective on life and adversity. Sure hope others would exercise a little perspective. Maybe they need a little adversity.

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.