Archives: September 2009

Sending The Best

On Saturday, Virginia Tech defeated the University of Miami (FL) by a score of 31-7 in a game that solidified the Hokies as the top team in the ACC and a genuine top 10 team early in this season. It was a typical game for Tech, with a lot of defense and just enough offense. Most importantly, however, was Frank…

Ray Melick – College Football – Florida Gators

The first month of the college football season is over. And what a month it has been. Florida is ranked number one, but are the Gators the best team?   

We talk with sports columnist Ray Melick on Sports Spectrum Today. Ray is a sports columnist with the Birmingham News.    

Ray shares his perspective on the concussion suffered by Florida quarterback Tim Tebow in a game at Kentucky this past weekend.  

Don't miss a college football visit with sports writer Ray Melick on Sports Spectrum Today.

Orioles Roberts is a Role Model

Brian Roberts

If you are the parent of a young baseball player, make plans to take your youngster to see Brian Roberts play next summer. If you don’t know of Roberts, you should.

Roberts is one of the best players in the talent rich American League. He plays for the Baltimore Orioles and is one of the best second basemen in baseball. He…

Travis Ishikawa – Major League Baseball – San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants have been an interesting story. Not much was expected. But, the Giants hung in the playoff picture for most of the season.

They do it with a good pitching staff and a nucleus of young players. One of those young players, first baseman Travis Ishikawa, is our guest on Sports Spectrum Today.

Travis talks about how the older players on the team have been mentoring him as a baseball player and as a young Christian.

It’s a visit with Travis Ishikawa—yours to enjoy on Sports Spectrum Today.

Day To Day

Last Friday night, in a crucial game to kick off a crucial series between the Yankees and the Red Sox, Boston starting pitcher Jon Lester was hit in the knee by a hard line drive off the bat of Melky Cabrera. As they enter the playoff push, the loss of Lester would be a huge blow to the hopes of…

Reggie Torbor – Professional Football – Miami Dolphins

Last year the Miami Dolphins were the NFL’s Cinderella story. They shocked everyone by going from a one win season to an 11 win season and the AFC East title.   

This year it’s a bigger challenge, the Dolphins face the toughest schedule in the NFL.

On this edition of Sports Spectrum Today, we talk with one of the defensive leaders of the Dolphins, linebacker Reggie Torber.

You may remember Reggie was a member of the New York Giants team that won the Super Bowl two years ago. Reggie talks about playing for the Dolphins and tells us about how his life has changed since he became a Christian while playing at Auburn.

Start off your week with an NFL interview on Sports Spectrum Today.

Sports Spectrum Week in Review – Audio Blog

The Yankees return to post-season play…the Colts win a squeaker in Miami and the Coyotes face more upheaval in Phoenix.

Major League Baseball, College & NFL Football

This Saturday Sports Spectrum features baseball, the NFL, and college football.

The San Francisco Giants are just about out of the playoff chase in the National League. But, they have opened some eyes in baseball with a talented group of young players. We talk with first baseman Travis Ishikawa.

The Miami Dolphins were the Cinderella story of the league last season. This year, the Dolphins are saddled with the league's toughest schedule and are off to an 0-2 start. We visit with Miami linebacker Reggie Torbor. Torbor played collegiately at Auburn and won a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants two years ago.

And, Christian athletes struggle with wanting their own plan over God's plan. Maybe you do to. Which is better? Sports Spectrum chaplain, Bill Crowder, addresses the subject and it may be encouraging to you.    

Finally, we hear from listeners by phone. We ask them to tell us the name of their favorite baseball manager of all time.

We talk about the NFL, Major League Baseball, and hear about your favorite baseball manager on the next Sports Spectrum Saturday. 

Unwanted Change

Toward the end of the NFL preseason, the New England Patriots surprisingly traded one of their best defensive players, Richard Seymour, to the Oakland Raiders for future draft picks. It was a shocking deal—especially to Seymour. For several days, he refused to report, apparently because he was so disappointed by being traded from a great team where he was an…

Blaine Boyer – Major League Baseball – Arizona Diamondbacks

It has been a difficult year for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona is currently languishing in the basement of the N. L. West.

On this edition of Sports Spectrum Today, we talk with Diamondbacks pitcher Blaine Boyer.

Boyer shares about his baseball journey in the Braves, Cardinals, and Arizona organizations. He also includes his story of faith along the way.

Start off the weekend with the baseball story of Blaine Boyer on Sports Spectrum Today.