A Sporting Christmas on Twitter

Mark Dixon shares what he likes about Twitter. E. g. he likes Tweet Scan and thus encouraged me to restart our once famous series of summaries of sport and spirituality on twitter. Not on a regular basis, but at least occasionally. Now here comes A Sporting Christmas on Twitter:

There were 37 workout-tweets on Christmas Eve. These are our favorites:
Hannes’ Xmas, MJ’s shopper, kjo48’s gift, Shawn’s run, allify’s holiday, Shannon’s cookies and Josh’s SMS

There were 20 workout-tweets on Christmas Day. These are our favorites:
Mike’s Triceps, paugren’s Christmas, meetmeinmontauk’s bliss, Daniel’s thumbs and calinative’s pain.

2007 Top 10 Most Popular Stories

1. Kaka planning future as evangelical minister (soccer)
2. NBA’s Nastiest and Most Unusual Records (nba)
3. Thanksgiving Day Prayers and Football (nfl, thanksgiving)
4. Jon Kitna doesn’t have to go to hell (nfl, thanksgiving)
5. Fast forward to the 5th Stage of Grief (nfl)
6. NHaiL Satan (nhl)
7. Ferocious (boxing, myspace)
8. South Park: Jesus wins! (boxing, branding, wwe)
9. Robert Guerrero Knockout Video (boxing)
10. blogs4God (blogs)

American Gladitors reinvented for Epiphany

NBC is reinventing the classic competition series American Gladiators and is currently filming a brand new series with new Contenders and a new team of Gladiators for their upcoming premiere season. Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali (Muhammad Ali’s daughter) will be the brand new hosts for the series which airs 6th January 2008 on NBC.
That day is Epiphany (Greek: επιφάνεια, “appearance” or “manifestation”) – a Christian feast intended to celebrate the “shining forth” or revelation of God to mankind in human form, in the person of Jesus. Some Christians commemorate the visitation of the Magi to the child Jesus on this day, while others use the day to commemorate the baptism of Jesus as an adult.

Michael Air Jordan vs. Santa Claus

“You better watch out, you’re better not proud…”

Once you defeated Santa on court you better give him a warm huck, because

“he knows if you are good or bad, so be good for goodness’ sake!”

Generation X-mas

America has a new favorite Christmas movie: A Christmas Story, the 1983 tale about Ralphie (Peter Billingsley), a 9-year-old in 1940s Indiana, and his lust for a Red Ryder air rifle. And it’s overtaking Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol and the rest. This is one of those little pop-cultural shifts–football overtakes baseball, salsa defeats ketchup–that signal bigger changes: here, in the relationship between the community and the individual. In a traditional Christmas story, the larger holiday is a social good. Read more at time.com