Archive for the 'National Football League' Category

The Ultimate Reward Podcast

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Athletes who excel can expect a multitude of awards and accolades for their achievements. Unfortunately, both our talents and trophies won’t last forever. On Sports Spectrum, the team talks about the prize that never fades. Hear from former NFL center, Kevin Mawae, and Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt to discover “The Ultimate Reward.” That’s on this…

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Free Indeed

The Fourth of July weekend in the United States is always a time of celebration—and that celebration includes sports. Baseball games will have special tributes, fireworks displays, and patriotic gear for players and fans alike. This weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona Motor Speedway, will also carry a decidedly patriotic…

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Leading By Example

In a few weeks, NFL training camps will open and the summer grind of heat, humidity, and hard work will begin for players anticipating the 2014 season. The coaches will be there—some of them (like Mike Pettine in Cleveland) will be leading their first ever NFL camp and others (like Bill Belichick in New England)…

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The Uncluttered Mind

When unsung backup quarterback Clint Longley won a crucial Thanksgiving Day game for the Dallas Cowboys back in 1974, Cowboys lineman Blaine Nye, tongue in cheek, said of the win, “This game represents the triumph of the uncluttered mind.” While this may appear to be an unkind remark, it is an observation that has merit….

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Of Pain and Gain

Several years ago in their summer training camp, coaches for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns wore T-shirts that were intended to urge their players to maximum effort. The shirts bore this motto:   Each Day you must choose: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.   Discipline is tough, and it’s something we can easily…

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A Big Surprise

Much of the America’s national sports attention this past weekend was focused on Radio City Music Hall for the 2014 National Football League draft. Much of the draft went without surprise. Most analysts had South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney going in the first overall pick to Houston, many had Blake Bortles of Central Florida as the…

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On the Clock

During the NFL draft, the phrase “on the clock” is used constantly and refers to the amount of time the next team on the draft board team has to decide on and submit their draft pick. In the first round of the draft, each team is given 10 minutes to submit their selection. That time…

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Risen Indeed Podcast

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For the follower of God, Easter morning represents the culmination of Jesus Christ’s victory over sin, and the promise of new life! This Easter weekend on Sports Spectrum, Baltimore Ravens chaplain, James Trapp, shares his personal story of God’s power to transform lives. Christ is “Risen Indeed!” Join Sports Spectrum this Easter weekend.

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Where Do You Turn?

We are now in the NFL’s equivalent of NASCAR’s silly season, and players are moving from team to team so quickly that it seems impossible to keep up. Some of this is because a certain number of players are highly sought after—but usually it is because the team is wanting to dump some salary, or…

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Significant Preparation

With the completion of last night’s Super Bowl in New York/New Jersey, the nation can now catch its collective breath and move forward from football—but not really. The National Football League has developed itself into a 12-month-a-year reality. Upcoming rookie combines lead to the draft—which, for many teams and fans, has become almost as important…

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