Archive for the 'National Football League' Category

Rising And Falling

We are now two months away from the annual NFL draft, and the science and art of player evaluation is going full tilt in the headquarters of every NFL team. With the player evaluation combine now completed, coaching staffs and player personnel teams are huddled in war rooms processing their data and discussing which players’…

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A Test In The Desert

During last night’s Super Bowl, the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks faced off for a titanic test in the deserts of Arizona. Yes, the game was held in the beautiful University of Phoenix Stadium, but make no mistake about it—the desert was the perfect setting for this test between the NFL’s two best teams….

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Maximizing Your Platform Podcast

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It’s the highlight of the NFL season, and the most watched event of the year. It’s the Super Bowl! And while you may never take a snap in the championship game, God has given you a platform that’s just as important! This week on Sports Spectrum, learn how to maximize your opportunities when you hear from former Colts punter,…

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The Danger of Over-Confidence

On January 12, 1969, the New York Jets and the Baltimore Colts met in Miami for Super Bowl III, and it was expected to be pretty ugly. The Colts were heavily favored, and a certainty to humble the AFL Jets as thoroughly as the Packers had disposed of the Chiefs and Raiders in the first…

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Deflate-Gate

The two weeks following the NFL conference championship games are supposed to be a time of celebrating the National Football League and its grand finale—the Super Bowl. It is a time to polish up the Lombardi Trophy and to reassert the NFL’s death-grip on the title “America’s Favorite Sport.” Most years, that is the script and…

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Hope Deferred

I remember when the first Super Bowl was played in the 1960’s. The Packers were the neighborhood bully, and the Chiefs never had a chance. Two years later, however, the balance of power began to shift as Joe Namath and his Jets shocked the pro football world by knocking off the feared Baltimore Colts. By…

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Spiritual Gifts

Any number of things contribute to how far a person may go in their chosen sport. Certainly among those things are opportunity, resources, and coaching. Some young baseball players may have had  the opportunity to grow up in a warmer climate where they could play year round, honing their craft and developing their understanding of…

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A Winning Game Plan

Welcome to 2015—a new year that will undoubtedly be filled with new opportunities and new challenges. New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick is considered one of the greatest head coaches of his generation, with multiple Super Bowl trophies and, perennially, one of the most dominant teams in the National Football League. He was not…

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Unwanted Change

Today is New Year’s Eve and, with it, many of us will greet one another with wishes of a Happy New Year. It will not be that, however, for some key individuals in the NFL. In addition to today being New Year’s Eve, two days ago was Black Monday—the Monday after the NFL’s final regular season…

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Good News Of Great Joy! Podcast

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At the birth of Jesus, a heavenly army proclaimed the amazing news that the Prince of Peace had arrived on earth! When you join us on Sports Spectrum, you’ll hear two encouraging stories of the peace on earth today. Don’t miss the amazing journey of North Carolina State broadcaster Gary Hahn, and Clyde Christensen, assistant coach with the Indianapolis…

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