We'll eventually hear Kevin Ware's version of the injury, but from experience I know that on impact his brain and body instantly coursed with the hormone epinephrine which elicits the classic fight or flight response, intense focus, and often masks or dulls the initial searing pain.
Survive and advance is one mantra of teams in the NCAA basketball tournament culminating in the Final Four. One strategy for churches struggling in a sports-obsessed culture may be a similar strategy: Adapt and advance.
My father is a proud and unwavering fan of everything Wichita State. He believes they have the best tennis team, business school, basketball team, theater program and cafeteria food. I, on the other hand, am not.
Knowing all that we know about the professionalization of college sports, we the fans, boosters and alumni, stand by while young men are exploited. Not only do we endorse this system through our complacency, but some of us also deliberately oppose change.