Why The Rials boys won’t play opening night.

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As I sit down to write this little article I am well aware that the topic and the conclusion might not sit well in many ideological circles, nonetheless it is an issue that Christy and I feel strongly about and my hope is to offer a perspective from a pastor and father.  To begin with, it is important to note that my position is not one of being a reclusive anti-youth sports fanatic.  Ironically, this piece is being typed while on vacation in the mountains watching the NCAA tournament.  Our day was coordinated so that we could be back at the cabin when the games tipped.  Sports has a been a part of my life literally since I was born.  I had the privilege of being an all-state athlete and signing a college football scholarship.  Every Thursday, I meet with a group of coaches for Bible study, three of which…

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Hi I'm Mercedes! Born in Cuba, raised in Chicago, and eventually migrated to the suburbs. I've been married to Marc for 17 years and currently enjoying being a stay home mom to our 17 year old son Marc. I enjoy reading, blogging, dancing, singing in the shower, cooking, a good glass of wine, attempting to be crafty, photography, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.

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