Okay, sports fans. Here are just a few things that happened on this date in history. How many do you remember?
In 1961, George Blanda of the Houston Oilers passed for 505 yards and seven touchdowns in a 49-13 rout of the New York Titans.
That same day, Cleveland’s Jim Brown rushed for 237 yards and four touchdowns.
In 1966, No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Michigan State played to a 10-10 tie.
In 1983, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only two players to score 30,000 points in the NBA.
In 2011, Robert Griffin III passed for 479 yards to lead Baylor to a 45-38 upset of No. 5 Oklahoma. The Bears were 0-20 against OU before that day.
These events were all significant milestones for various athletes and teams. Milestones are important in sports, life, and recovery. Especially recovery. That’s why we collect chips, to mark days, months, and years of sobriety. Never forget the significance of these milestones.
Recovery Step: God likes milestones. Psalm 25:6 reads, “Mark the milestones of your mercy and love, God. Rebuild the ancient landmarks!” What milestones are you working on?