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A Day Of Celebration

Christmas and sports don’t always go together, but they sure did on Christmas day, 1971. It was an AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs. At that time, I was a Miami fan and was watching because my favorite player (Paul Warfield) played for the Dolphins. Warfield (now a member of the Pro Football Hall…

The Forever Gift

As a kid, I grew up in a very large family. This meant that, of necessity, Christmas was sometimes a little bit thin. One year, I got a dictionary. Another year, I got clothes. As a child, it was sometimes hard to get excited about Christmas presents like that, because your childish mind can’t understand the pressures and challenges that…

Open Communication

Have you noticed that, during NFL games, there are a couple of players on each team with green stickers on the backs of their helmets? That sticker is not an oversight by the equipment manager, but is actually there for a reason—to mark out a player whose helmet contains a speaker that allows him to hear instructions from the coaches…

Fear Of Failure

Fear of failure is one of the most diabolical mindsets an athlete or team can have. We’ve all seen it, and we see it especially this late in the NFL season when there is so much at stake. As the regular season winds down, the pressure increases for every play of every game, particularly for those who are trying to…

Courage: Doing the Right Thing

As followers of Jesus Christ, we know we’re called to “do the right thing,”  but doing so takes courage and determination. On Sport.Org Radio, former NFL kicker Matt Stover talks about overcoming those times when we’re tempted to go against our convictions. Don’t miss an encouraging conversation on the power we find in trusting God, on Sport.Org Radio!

To Play or Not to Play

One day, every professional athlete will have to decide when it’s time to end their career. It’s never an easy choice. On Sport.Org Radio, we’ll hear how former NFL offensive lineman Jon Kolb and former major-league umpire Scott Grinder made the choice “To Play or Not to Play.”   Today on Sport.Org Radio.

The Value of a Good Reputation

“A reputation is a funny thing,” said Wyatt Earp to a friend in the film “Wyatt Earp.” It’s as true in sports as it was in the old west. If you have a reputation among teammates and competitors as being a diva, then that will mark how your ability (or willingness) to contribute to the goals of the team will…

Coaching: It's More Than Wins And Losses

For coaches in today’s world of sports, it’s either win, or risk losing their job. On Sport.Org Radio, we’ll find out how some coaches cope with the pressure and seek to honor God in the process. Among our guests is Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, Lovie Smith. Discover why coaching is more than wins and losses on Sport.Org Radio!

Loneliness

One of the more familiar mental images sports has given us is the word-picture, “The loneliness of the long distance runner…” Having run cross country during my college days, I certainly understand the analogy.

That sense of isolation, however, is not limited to running. What about the kicker who misses the game winning field goal or the closer that gave…

The Need For Community

Cornerback may be the toughest position in all of professional football. It is not merely a matter of the skills needed or the challenges faced—it is because cornerbacks are so utterly exposed.

Most of the time, corners are asked to match up against the opposition’s best receivers, and to do so one-on-one. Sure, there are times when defenses will go…

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Accepting The Game Plan

In Super Bowl VIII, the Miami Dolphins were taking on the Minnesota Viking “Purple People Eaters.” Miami was seeking to be the first team to repeat as Super Bowl winners since the Green Bay Packers won the first two big games—and they were doing it behind a “no name” defense, the running of Larry Csonka, Mercury Morris, and Jim Kiick,…

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. NBC’s panoramic views of the…

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 two Super Bowls (even before…