Tag: sports column

The Undance Gene

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR I’ve never been able to dance. It’s a wonder that I have retained any of the friends who have witnessed my sorry excuses for dance moves up to this point. What ego that still remains after…

If I have not love

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR Statistics are conditional. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.…

Dear Dad

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR Dear Dad, Mom always wanted me to get out of the kitchen. To be fair, I was parading around the house in those new cleats you bought me. Every night at 7:30, you’d leave just enough…

Through Scanlan’s Eyes

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR The Franciscan University men’s tennis team has received much good news over the past two years. I have, however, never seen a reaction so unique as the one elicited when the team was informed that we…

The art of not listening

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR The spring athletics season is upon us, and it sounds a lot like my morning alarm. It looks like one more workout repetition than I can comfortably complete, smells like the addictive combination of perspiration and…

Our common language

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR- “English?” He shakes his head, still staring into my eyes as though if he stared long enough, he could somehow scale the language barrier currently plaguing our shallow excuse for a conversation. “Habla español?” Another shake…

Intramural America

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR Intramural athletics is a strange wonder to an athlete. An authentic athlete, one dedicated to his sport to the extent that he or she will augment form and endurance with supplemental workouts, ice baths, correct nutrition,…