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Finishing the Race Podcast

With NASCAR races underway at the Brickyard 400 at the Indy Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, it’s the perfect time to discuss what it means to “Finish the Race” of life. While the phrase has ramifications in the world of motor racing, it has even greater significance in our spiritual lives. On Sports Spectrum, you’ll hear…

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Qualities of a Trusted Teammate Podcast

Great teams are defined by the great players on them. Athletic ability is a big part of the process, to be sure, but what else is needed for the group to excel together? On Sports Spectrum we’ll discuss “Qualities of a Trusted Teammate” with former Yankees pitcher, Andy Pettitte and former NFL quarterback, David Klingler….

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Building Friendships Podcast

We all enjoy the privilege of having acquaintances through relationships at church, in our neighborhoods, and on the job. But how about close, personal friends . . . how many of those can we name?  This time on Sports Spectrum, we’ll hear from a man whose ministry depends upon building friendships—he’s Billy Mauldin of Motor Racing…

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Scott McGregor – Former Baltimore Orioles Pitcher

In this conversation from Sports Spectrum, we hear from former Baltimore Orioles pitcher, Scott McGregor. Scott discusses two memorable World Series moments, one of a losing effort in 1979 against the Pittsburgh Pirates and the other of a winning effort against the Philadelphia Phillies in 1983. Scott also looks back to 1979 and the circumstances that helped him realize…

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Idolatry Podcast

Today on Sports Spectrum we’ll address an issue that can affect anyone, athletes, coaches, and fans. We’re discussing the dangers of idolatry with Minnesota Twins pitcher Matt Capps and Colorado Rockies broadcaster, Jerry Schemmel. What’s the difference between being an avid fan and idolizing an athlete or sport? We’ll provide the answer on this edition…

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A Fresh Start Podcast

It happens every day: men and women start new jobs, move to a new city, and begin attending a new church. Some would call it a fresh start. Of course, it happens in sports as well. We’ll visit with former NFL punter Chris Hanson and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Manny Parra as they tell us about the greatest fresh…

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Matt Capps – Major League All-Star and Closer, Washington Nationals

Matt Capps is a Major League All-Star and the closer for the Washington Nationals.  This, of course, means he is called upon to shut the door on the opposing team in the late innings of a game.  Sports Spectrum’s Frank Giardina sat down with Matt to discuss the excitement surrounding another Nationals pitcher, Stephen Strasburg. …

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Floyd Bannister – Former Major League Pitcher

Floyd Bannister will talk about how he made it a priority to seek out the team chaplain and other Christian players with every major-league move. He’ll also talk about his role in the father-son relationship with Brian, a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.

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Trades and Today’s Athlete Podcast

There’s nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to professional players moving from one franchise to another. Player movement is really just part of the game. All-Pro NFL center Kevin Mawae will talk with us about how tenuous the player-team relationship can be. There’s also a conversation with Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard and…

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