Archive for February, 2011

Mediation Needed

If you see someone who seems to be particularly harried and distressed right now, it is possibly an NFL fan—desperately fearful about the labor dispute that is threatening to shut down America’s most popular sport. The increasing intensity of recriminations and accusations found some measure of relief recently when both sides—the players and the owners—agreed…

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Dealing With Injuries Podcast

When it comes to competition, you immediately think of wins and losses. But there’s also the injury factor that comes into play. On Sports Spectrum, we’ll talk with former NFL quarterback Jeff Rutledge and hear how his faith in Christ kept him focused following a life-threatening injury. We’ll also hear from a Division-I gymnast who…

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Handling Setbacks

It is obvious that one of the most significant keys to athletic achievement is the ability to stay healthy. When players are perpetually hurt, they can’t be on the field or, in the least, cannot perform at the highest level. As a result, either their performance is hurt or their team is hurt—or both are…

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Good Guys

Legendary Chicago Cubs manager Leo Durocher reportedly declared, “Nice guys finish last.” Though that axiom may sometimes hold true in the larger arena of life, it didn’t hold true this past Sunday. Separated by a continent, two good guys—both followers of Christ—won on big stages. On the east coast, 20-year-old Trevor Bayne shocked the NASCAR…

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A Fitting Tribute

It has been 10 years since NASCAR’s world was shaken to its core by the death of its greatest star, Dale Earnhardt, who was killed in a crash during the final laps of the 2001 Daytona 500. Yesterday, at this year’s Daytona 500, NASCAR asked the fans to pay tribute to Dale Earnhardt by having…

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Getting and Staying Healthy Podcast

Possibly you’re one of the many people who made the decision to become healthier in 2011. On Sports Spectrum we’ll focus on “Getting and Staying Healthy.” We’ll call upon strength and conditioning specialist Steve Slain and noted sports physician, Dr Bill Schwab. There’s also plenty of insight on why “Getting and Staying Healthy” is an…

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Steve Slain – Health and Fitness Expert

When it comes to beginning a health and fitness program, there are some important guidelines to follow that will not only make the journey enjoyable, but successful. Health and Fitness expert Steve Slain joins us to talk about these guidelines and how these same factors translate to our spiritual well-being.

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Health-Giving Words

In sports we talk a lot about physical fitness and healthy bodies. Conditioning for pro athletes has become a 12-month a year proposition, because they must constantly be taking care of their bodies. As you get older you pay attention to things like blood pressure, cholesterol, and other indicators that there might be an unseen…

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Double Dreams

Last Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, two dreams came true in a single day. D. A. Points, a 34-year-old professional who had experienced years of laboring at is craft without tasting victory on the PGA Tour, won the coveted title on one of golf’s most beautiful venues. To win on tour was,…

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Uncertain Days

Today is Valentine’s Day, where we celebrate love and show our love to those who are significant in our lives. It is a great day with deep emotion attached to it—and rightly so. For NFL fans, however, there is little to celebrate today. The euphoria of a classic Super Bowl game eight days ago has…

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