Further proof that riding bikes is good for our mental health. I found this over at Postsecret.
Another thing that's good for mental health (at least it is for mine) is seeing a reminder of what sports can and should be. Egos, criminal behavior, greed; they're all wicked distractions from the beauty of pure athleticism. I've spent the last week reading about the ugly-American behavior of some of our Olympic athletes, and then yesterday I picked up the newspaper and read about Jason McElway.
Jason's an autistic teenager who volunteers as manager for his school's varsity basketball team. You can see what's coming—the usual, "last game of the season, let's put in the handicapped kid" story, right?
Well, this Jason guy put a new spin on it. He ran onto the court, missed a couple of shots, and then started shooting the lights out of the place. Scored 20 points in the only four minutes of his high school basketball career. He nailed six buckets from 3-point range.
And the crowd goes wild ...
I wish we could have sent Jason McElway to Turin and left Chad Hedrick in a trailer park somewhere.