Arizona Cardinals, Books I'm Reading, Football, Kurt Warner

FIRST THINGS FIRST

Being from Iowa, when I heard Kurt Warner was going to quarterback the St. Louis Rams my ears perked up immediately. Since he took the team to the Super bowl  our family has followed the Warner’s for the past decade and half.

I just picked up his book First Things First yesterday.

Kurt Warner is the two-time NFL MVP–winning quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals. Brenda Warner is an ex-Marine turned stay-at-home mom who collects coats for low-income kids and rocks babies to sleep at a hospital for chronically-ill infants. Together they’re the parents of seven, going into their 12th year of marriage, and founders of a foundation that helps disadvantaged children and families. Their formula for success? They put First Things First—family, faith, and giving to others—it’s their family motto, and it drives everything they do. First Things First is an honest, insightful, and entertaining look at life inside the Warner household. Kurt and Brenda speak candidly about their marriage, the values they are working to instill in their kids, things they’ve done right, mistakes they’ve made, the importance of giving back, and the legacy they hope to leave behind.

Can’t wait to finished it and have Kurt come to speak at our church here in Prescott someday.

Steve

Lead pastor Prescott First Assembly

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SUPERBOWL XLIV

Join The funnest group in the Tri City area Sunday February 7th 2010.

Super Bowl 2010 at Jeff and Tracey Scheffert’s house.

4701 Lava Ln.Prescott Valley Arizona. – 772-1140

Dress up as you favorite player contest.

Super bowl giveaways Tons of food, fun and fellowship to boot.

I pic the Colts to win this one.

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Arizona Cardinals, Football, Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner Retires

Brenda and I made it a date at our favorite eating establishment here in Prescott to watch Kurt Warner announce his retirement today.

So the Office had all the TV’s turned up and Kurt gave thanks to God, his family and his team mates for the amazing journey they helped him attain.

A man of deep faith who carried a Bible to each post-game news conference, Warned walked away with a year left on a two-year, $23 million contract, knowing he still had the skills to play at the highest level.

“It’s been an amazing ride,” Warner said. “I don’t think I could have dreamt it would have played out like it has, but I’ve been humbled every day that I woke up the last 12 years and amazed that God would choose to use me to do what he’s given me the opportunity to do.”

Great job Kurt on and off the field – you have been seemless.

Thanks for the amazing games Brenda and I have enjoyed these past 12 seasons.

“If you’re going to go out, go out on top.” – Kurt Warner

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The Blind Side

Brenda and I went to go me see to movie The Blind Side tonight. What a great way to end 2009.

Wow, what a real life story of two polar opposite ends of the spectrum of culture meeting and making a hugh difference in each others lives.

The Blind Side is a story of unconditional love that is the perfect family film. A rarity these days .

The Blind Side is simply, one of 2009’s best movies for families or anyone who seeks, appreciates or enjoys pure inspiration of the highest level.

You can watch Michael Ohre play with the Baltimore Ravens in the last regular season NFL game this weekend.

Michael Jerome Oher (born Michael Jerome Williams, Jr.; May 28, 1986) is an American football offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Mississippi for the Ole Miss Rebels. His life prior to college is the subject of Michael Lewis‘s 2006 book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game and the 2009 film The Blind Side’


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SUPER BOWL 43 FUN and FRIENDS

I remember watching Super bowl 1 in 1967 in our living room as a child. I was nine years old at the time and even then there seemed to be a buzz in the atmosphere as family members gazed at a black and white tv on a cold Iowa day.

Just for the memories, here are a few facts on the first Superbowl played 40 plus years ago.

Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10
Super Bowl I
Sunday, Jan. 15, 1967 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Attendance: 61,946
Weather: 72 F; sunny, hazy

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Jim Taylor jumps through the line.
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Lombardi accepts the championship trophy from Commissioner Pete Rozelle.

The Packers launched the Super Bowl series by whipping Kansas City’s AFL champions, 35-10, behind Bart Starr, Max McGee and a key interception by All-Pro safety Willie Wood.

The Super bowl to me has always been about the people you watch it with.

Family, college friends and now more recently our awesome church family.

Last night was another memory of our friends getting together to cheer for their favorite team.

Here are just a few pics of our Superbowl 43 party and the great friends that filled the room with laughter life and fun.

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What a great time, what great friends.

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