Top 10 Contenders to the BCS Title – Week 3

What a crazy week for college football and college sports in general. Syracuse and Pittsburgh announced that they will be moving from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference.The PAC-12 conference looked like they would add four more teams before deciding they would cap the conference at 12 teams. So for now, the Big 12, while unstable, will still survive. And the Big East will look into adding members (East Carolina has already applied for membership).

So what does this all mean? (Anyone channeling the double rainbow guy?) Continue reading

In the News: Case Keenum

Heisman Trophy candidate and sixth-year senior Case Keenum leads the nation in total offense and has led the Cougars to a 3-0 start. He has passed for 1,119 yards and 10 touchdowns in the Cougars’ first three games and recently led Houston to a huge comeback against Louisiana Tech last weekend, when his offense went off for 28 straight points late in the game to win 35-34. His story was featured in our Fall 2009 issue.

After only two seasons, University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum is already one of the most prolific passers in school history. He’s also the nation’s returning leader in total offense and considered one of the top returning players in 2009 by several national sports publications.

Keenum is a viable Heisman Trophy candidate… Continue reading

SPORTS YAPP: Week Two Recap and Week Three Fantasy Predictions

Most Impressive Performance: Tony Romo (Cowboys) played with a punctured lung and missed part of the game, yet he still put up 345 passing yards and two touchdowns. This might be the performance that sends the Cowboys season in a really great direction. Look for Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant to have a really good year when they both are fully healthy. Miles Austin had a big game on Sunday, but I like Dez Bryant better moving forward.

Bandwagon Riding: Denarius Moore (Raiders) got tons of attention during the summer for his strong play in camp and on Sunday he had his first breakout game with 146 receiving yards. He is a rookie wide receiver whose bandwagon I have hopped on… Continue reading

Another Angle: Lessons for fatherhood

Last weekend, I learned how to be a better father. I wasn’t planning on it—I was merely going to an All Pro Dad event…as a single dude with two single Sports Spectrum co-workers… Continue reading

From the Archives: David Robinson

Some people seem to have been born knowing just what they want to be when they grow up.

David Robinson isn’t one of them.

The possibility of a career in professional basketball didn’t even occur to Robinson until he was nearly through the Naval Academy.

It’s hard to believe that Robinson—one of the 50 greatest NBA players ever—never played on a school basketball team until his senior year in high school. Unlike many of his peers in the NBA, he didn’t spend countless hours of his childhood playing pick-up games at the playground or signing autographs for imaginary fans. The thoughts of being a basketball superstar never entered his mind… Continue reading

The All Pro Dad Experience

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the All Pro Dad Father & Kids Experience at the Indianapolis Colts practice facility with our videographer/photographer Aaron May and our networking guru Greg Arnold.

We sat down with the head coach of the Colts, Jim Caldwell, and their offensive coordinator, Clyde Christensen, to discuss their work with All Pro Dad and ask them questions about their faith.

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SPORTS YAPP: Week 2 Power Rankings

1. Green Bay Packers- The Panthers gave them a “scare,” but the Packers turned it on when they had to. I don’t plan on moving them from the top spot all year long.

2. New York Jets- They kept things rolling against Jacksonville. It’s hard to say too much about the Jets based on how they dominated the weak Jaguars.

3. New England Patriots- Tight ends were the story of the game against the Chargers. New England got tons of production from two guys, and San Diego couldn’t get their biggest stud, Antonio Gates, going. I still haven’t given up on Chad Ochocinco just yet… Continue reading

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