Archive for June, 2013

Respect for Authority Podcast


It’s not easy to respect certain people in authority. But we honor God when we honor those in charge! On Sports Spectrum, we’ll hear from former NFL nose-tackle Leo Wisniewski and former Major League baseball player Jeffrey Terrell on what it means to have “Respect for Authority.” Enjoy this edition of Sports Spectrum.

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Respect for Authority

There are many great touch-points for learning and development is youth sports, but one of them must be helping student athletes to develop an appropriate and healthy respect for authority. In extracurricular sports, like Little League baseball or AAU basketball, youngsters learn respect for coaches, officials, umpires, and other people in positions of authority in…

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Day of Redemption

When A. J. Allmendinger won the NASCAR Nationwide series race at Road America outside Milwaukee last Saturday, it was not your ordinary, garden-variety, checkered-flag celebration. Why? Last year, Allmendinger, then a NASCAR Cup series regular, was found in violation of NASCAR’s substance abuse policy and was suspended, losing his ride with Roger Penske’s race team….

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Tonight, the Blackhawks and Bruins will meet in Boston for game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, with Chicago holding a 3-2 game lead in the series. Obviously, if the Blackhawks win tonight’s game, they return to the Windy City with Lord Stanley’s Cup. If Boston wins, they earn the right to play one more…

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What Is Real Success? Podcast


True success is not measured by the number of trophies on your wall or the size of your bank account. On Sports Spectrum, we’ll discuss what Real Success looks like as we talk with Matt LaPorta of the Cleveland Indians and former NFL wide-out Nate Singleton. “What Is Real Success?” Find out on this edition…

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What Is Real Success?

Measuring success is one of the diciest things in sports and in life. In sports, we have to consider some questions. In team sports, do we measure success by what happens to the player or by what happens to the team? Is it a successful year for a major league baseball player who hits 40…

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Tragedy Strikes

Last Wednesday night was a painful time for NASCAR fans as word began to circulate throughout the sports media that long-time driver Jason Leffler had been killed in a crash while racing on a dirt track in New Jersey. The 37-year-old Leffler had become a fixture in NASCAR’s Nationwide series, having spent his early years…

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And the Winner Is…

Coming into this year’s U. S. Open Championship, many of the “experts” talked about Merion Golf Club and its apparent vulnerability. It was deemed to be too old, too short, and too easy—causing those experts to predict record low scores as the greatest golfers in the world descended on Ardmore PA for this year’s second…

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Embracing Your Role as a Leader Podcast


What makes a father a strong leader in the home? This Father’s Day weekend, we’ll visit with Donald Nava, father of Red Sox outfielder, Daniel Nava, and with former Major League pitcher Rich Hand, as they discuss what it means to “Embrace Your Role as a Leader.” A special Father’s Day edition of Sports Spectrum.

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Embracing Your Role as a Leader

When the Baltimore Ravens captured the Super Bowl XLVII this past February in New Orleans, their tangibles were very strong. An aggressive defense designed to punish quarterbacks and disrupt their rhythm on one side of the ball and, on offense, a running game equally designed to punish the opposition were the trademarks of the style…

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