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I must confess: I rarely watch the Super Bowl. I am usually on a plane (with very few others, mercifully) when the big game comes on. I am used to hearing the score from pilots, and I always wonder if they are really watching in the cockpit. I am not a great football fan, far […] Read More

This week the Super Bowl provides a single event where heightened attention is given to human trafficking. Many advocates focus their energy to bring awareness, many work with local law enforcement intentionally for appropriate interventions, others come to the scene with much more of a vigilante approach to “rescuing” victims. The groups run the gamut […] Read More

Human trafficking is a global, year-round challenge with a significant presence at major sporting events like the Super Bowl. Awareness of the problem is just the beginning. When I learned of the extent of trafficking, I became “gloriously ruined,” as Tomi Grover of says. I soon found others within my church that God was […] Read More

Houston hosts Super Bowl 51 on Feb. 5 – and with the event comes heightened attention to human trafficking, and sex trafficking in particular. Minal Patel Davis, special adviser on human trafficking to the mayor of Houston, told in a video interview that Houston is fielding increased inquiries on the topic because of the […] Read More

One of the final plays in Super Bowl XLIX will be discussed for a long time – the decision in the Seattle Seahawk’s huddle to pass rather than run the football on the 1-yard line. That decision resulted in a game-ending interception and loss and offered an important lesson to be learned: While huddling is […] Read More

A Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial has caused something of a kerfuffle. Due to the amount of commentary that has appeared on Twitter since last Sunday, I would like to state my two main points right up front. First, I believe that all people living in the United States of America should learn to speak “American,” […] Read More

Rayfield Wright, the football hall of famer for the Dallas Cowboys from 1967-79, isn’t sure he’ll watch Super Bowl XLVIII this coming Sunday. If he chooses not to, I’ll join him – although for slightly different reasons. We both want to view it. To different degrees we both have been conditioned to want to watch. […] Read More

Sports are big business. Right now, advertisers are busy in all media markets promoting the Winter Olympics and the culmination of another season of our nation’s obsession with football: the Super Bowl. But marketers, media personalities, coaches, players and fans are not the only ones with a red circle around Feb. 2 on their calendars. […] Read More

The Super Bowl is a significant event for the sex trafficking industry, a global, year-round problem that numerous organizations seek to address. “There are no firm statistics on how much the forced sex and labor trade expands during the annual National Football League [NFL] championship, but New Jersey law enforcement officials and advocate groups are […] Read More

As someone who offers up the high-wire act of public performance every Sunday, I have more sympathy than most for Christina Aguilera’s widely publicized flubbing of the national anthem at the Super Bowl. What appears so easy from the comfort of one’s stadium seat or pew can become nearly impossible when adrenaline or anxiety sabotages […] Read More