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Being a Wise Sports Parent Podcast

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If you have children or even grandchildren involved in competitive sports, you know the joys, the pressures, and the impact it can have on the entire family. On Sports Spectrum we’ll be discussing what it means to be a wise sports parent. Former college coach and now pastor Scott Kessler will be joining in the discussion, and we’ll…

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Decision Time

With Sunday night’s preseason NFL game between Cincinnati and Arizona in the books, it is time for NFL coaches to start making some decisions. Yes, there is one more weekend of the exhibition season, but few if any starters will see action in the last round of games. This weekend’s contests are about securing one…

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Pick Your Battles

Baseball managers must also be amateur psychologists sometimes. When a player is under-performing, they have to try and understand why. Is it because of a physical problem, perhaps an unreported injury? A personality conflict in the clubhouse? Problems at home? Lack of confidence due to a long-running slump? Distractions from a contract dispute? An inability…

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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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Uncharted Territory

The PGA Tour was in La Quinta, California, this past weekend for the playing of the Humana Challenge Golf Tournament. The tournament, historically linked with Bob Hope, marked the tour’s return to the mainland after two weeks in Hawaii. This year, however, something special was going on as a relatively unknown golfer blazed his way…

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Reaching Goals

In the NFL, as in all sports, everyone sets goals. For some teams, it is to have a winning record. For others, to make the playoffs. For the elite teams, they start off the year determined to win the Super Bowl. Setting goals is an important in professional sports, but, in some ways, that is…

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Leaving the Past Behind

One of the toughest things for professional athletes is moving beyond the game when it is time to retire. Sometimes this causes them to try and hang on long after their abilities have faded. Sometimes it causes them to live in the memories of past achievements and past glories. Sometimes it causes them to allow…

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What’s Next?

Baseball is a game of choices. As a hitter, do I bunt, take, or hit away? As a pitcher, do I throw a fastball, curveball, or slider? As a baserunner, do I steal, stay, or fake? As an outfielder, do I hit the cutoff man, go to second, or throw home? One of the game’s…

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Welcome to the Draft

Tomorrow evening is a Thursday night smack dab in the middle of the NFL’s offseason, so it’s hard to believe we can say this, but it’s true: Tomorrow night may be the most important evening of the year for many NFL teams. Of course, this is because tomorrow night is the first round of the…

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Hot Corner

In my younger years, I played third base in both baseball and slow-pitch softball. As a result, I can tell you from experience that this idea of third base being the “hot corner” is not a figment of the imagination! It is completely about being able to instantly react. You don’t have time to think…

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