Published: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 03:05 PM.

I believe that fine-tuned athletic bodies are miracles that allow the athlete to do amazing, seemingly impossible things, but you won't hear me calling those plays a miracle.

In Crestview High School's spring football game earlier this year, Bulldog running back Emmanuel Reed reached behind his back and flipped an under-thrown pass over his head and caught the ball in stride. Reed's play was amazing — and probably better than the Louis catch.

I once covered a high school girls basketball game when a player made two half-court shots at the buzzer to end two different quarters.

Again, great plays, but no miracle.

I understand that those of us in the media rely on hyperbole when we are caught up in a moment we find hard to describe. But highly sought after, well-trained athletes making great plays will never be a miracle in my book.


Randy Dickson is the Crestview News Bulletin’s sports editor. Email him at, tweet him @BigRandle, or call 682-6524.

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