What's not to love about college football right now? From explosive offenses and new rivalries to hard fought games and the emergence of the College Football Playoff, incredible story lines glue millions of Americans to their televisions every Saturday.
Perhaps young Charlie and his hero, Marcus Mariota, are pointing a way forward toward a new "least of these" theology for evangelicals -- rooted in orthopraxy -- some fifteen years into a new millennium. Let me explain.
Similarly high profile teams square off this week, with a couple very notable differences. As a game between two top ten teams in just about any poll, Michigan State heading to Oregon is a high profile national game.
The concept of "pay for play" in college athletics has recently been put under a national spotlight. Meanwhile, many student-athletes still struggle to foot the bills that come with the full cost of education.
In the featured matchup of two quarterbacks who could each go in the top five overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, Marcus Mariota wins with the better defense, healthier offense, more innovative offense and a tremendous home field advantage.