Archive for February, 2013

Dubious Goals

In the English Premier League, arguably the best soccer league in the world, the action in front of the goal can often be a blur. In fact, when players are crowded into that confined space and the ball suddenly ends up in the back of the net, it can even be difficult to tell who…

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Shock and Awe

Last Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Daytona was expected to be an exciting, action-filled launch to the 2013 NASCAR season, and it lived up to that expectation—until the final lap. Trying for the win, Regan Smith moved to block Brad Keselowski and set off a chain-reaction that crashed out what was left of the…

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Choosing Christlikeness When Anger Boils Podcast

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Your heart is pounding. The tension is building. And anger boils up to the surface. On Sports Spectrum find practical tools for replacing feelings of anger with a Christlike spirit of grace and humility. Another timely look at the real issues in sports and life, all from a faith perspective with the team from Sports Spectrum!

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When Anger Boils

When we last saw NASCAR at Homestead, Florida, last November, Brad Keselowski was winning his first ever Sprint Cup championship. The back story, however, was all about the growing feud between Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon. Gordon, as you may recall, had intentionally wrecked Bowyer the previous week in Phoenix, resulting in a brawl between…

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The Sound Of Thunder

The roar that you heard last Saturday night was coming from Daytona where the new NASCAR Generation 6 cars took to the track competitively for the first time in the 2013 Sprint Cup season. In the Sprint Unlimited race, a match reserved for pole winners from the previous season, 19 cars took the track—and seven…

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Great Danger

Last month, Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano had emergency surgery to correct a life-threatening injury. We often hear of athletes facing “career-threatening” injuries, but “life-threatening” is another matter altogether. Pavano was suffering from a lacerated spleen injury that was so severe that more than 6 1/2 liters of blood had to be drained from his…

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Sports, Ridicule, And The Christian Life Podcast

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How do you respond when those you love question your beliefs? It’s not easy defending your faith in the face of persecution. On Sports Spectrum, we’ll hear the thoughts of Major League umpire Ted Barrett, and former NBA head coach, Del Harris on how to handle “Sports, Ridicule, and the Christian Life.” You’ll want to…

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Team Chemistry

The Bronx Zoo New York Yankees of the 1980s were almost more noted for their in-house squabbles and brawls than for their on-field play. That tension and friction between players, and sometimes players and coaches, even flared up in the dugout in view of fans, opponents, and television cameras. There seemed to be more conflict…

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A Very Long Day

Saturday night’s college basketball game between #11 Louisville and #25 Notre Dame was the longest game in Big East regular season history, stretching out for five overtimes before the Fighting Irish claimed the victory. For 65 minutes the contest raged until finally, with both teams exhausted from the effort, the outcome was decided. But, as…

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Staying On Top

Regardless of the sport, it has long been understood that when a team is on top, they are wearing a target. This has been particularly true in college basketball this year. In fact, last Thursday night, when Illinois upset #1 Indiana, it became the fifth consecutive week when the top team in the nation had…

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