Archive for November, 2012

Finding Rest and Restoration

The life of a head football coach, whether in the NFL or in the top echelons of college football, is one of the most demanding jobs in the USA. Perhaps that is why great coaches like Dick Vermeil of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 80s and then the Rams and Chiefs years later battled so…

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Unbelievable

Having had a week now to digest it, I still think it is one of the most unbelievable achievements I have ever heard of in sports. I am speaking, of course, of Jack Taylor’s 138-point performance in Grinnell College’s game against Faith Baptist Bible College last week. It is an unfathomable number. Consider the fact…

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Setting The Stage

During the absolute glut of football presented over the Thanksgiving weekend, the final pieces began to fall into place for the college FBS national championship game. With their 22-13 win over USC, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame have pretty much punched their ticket for the title matchup. Their dance partner will be determined next…

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An Attitude of Thankfulness Podcast

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It’s that time of year again. Time to gather with family and friends and give thanks for the blessings God’s bestowed. This weekend on Sports Spectrum, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas joins the team to discuss ways for living a life of gratitude all year long. Don’t miss this edition of Sports Spectrum.

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An Attitude of Thankfulness

This is Thanksgiving weekend, and it is one of my favorite times in the year. I enjoy the food (of course) and the football (even if I nap through the Lions game), and I enjoy just having some time to reflect on the blessings of God. Psalm 136:1 says, “Give thanks to the LORD, for…

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Thankful

Tomorrow, of course, is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. There will be some football games that will try to capture our attention and, for many of us, a wonderful meal to more than satisfy our appetites. What may be missing in the midst of our Thanksgiving, however, is some intentional thankfulness. It is certainly…

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Finish Line

With this weekend’s festivities at Homestead, Florida, the NASCAR season came to an end. A season that had begun in February at Daytona finally concluded when the checkered flag was waved to conclude the Ford Ecoboost 400. But, not only did that checkered flag signal the conclusion of the race, it brought to an end…

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Engaging Your Audience Podcast

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Each of us has a sphere of influence. Whether you’re engaging with friends at school, impacting the children in your home, or focused on the team at the office, we can all make a difference for the Lord. This weekend on Sports Spectrum, learn ways to “Engage Your Audience” with help from New York Giants…

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Engaging Your Audience

We are very blessed here at Sports Spectrum to be able to interview athletes, coaches, broadcasters, and other sports personalities and hear them share their faith and experiences as followers of Christ. But, let’s face it, not every sports personality is able to do a good interview. Maybe public speaking just isn’t their thing. Maybe…

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Rumor and Speculation

After their worst start in the modern era, it was not terribly surprising that the Los Angeles Lakers fired their head coach, Mike Brown, last Friday. Trying to install a new offense, dealing with injuries to key players, and a 1-4 start to the season conspired together to end Brown’s relatively brief reign in LA….

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