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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Seems Justin Tuck created quite a stir, in the secular and Christian community, when he bought each of his Super Bowl-winning New York Giants teammates, coaches and front office staff a memento to mark an occasion that only 45 other teams had ever experienced...

This world is a paradox. The 10 days I spent in Indianapolis were a dream. As a young journalist who has never covered the events leading up to a Super Bowl—or anything big, for that matter—it was the coolest experience of my short journalism career. At first, it was surreal. New England owner Bob Kraft next to you on the escalator. ESPN personality Chris Berman interviewing the same guy you are. Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin spotting your pink and cream argyle sweater through his shades, pointing, and saying, “Nice look, bro.” (Dead serious. It happened.)...

  Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Listen to former Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George on our podcast, SPORTS YAPP, as he talks about his faith and his marriage. George also gives advice to any single person out there. A great listen for Valentine's Day! Play in new window | Download | Subscribe in iTunes | Listen on Stitcher

The 2012 Sports Spectrum Calendar is only $5. You still have more than 10 months to use it this year. Buy it while supplies last. Click here to order:

Today on the show: -Bryce and Aaron recap the weekend in sports. -Find out if they are loving “Linsanity” -Is Bryce already getting into golf? Tiger and Phil have an anticlimactic showdown. -Bryce sounds like an old man by ripping on the Grammys. -Bryce questions North Carolina's Harrison Barnes. Play in new window | Download | Subscribe in iTunes | Listen on Stitcher

"Around the Net" is your source for Christian athletes in the news. Each week, we will post some of the best and most relevant stories about Christian athletes that we see from around the internet. This past week, Jeremy Lin became the talk of the country in the NBA. He's gone from his brother's couch to the starting point guard for the New York Knicks. One of the coolest things about Lin's story has been about his faith in Christ... Last week, Josh Hamilton had a relapse with alcohol. Instead of condemning / judging / abandoning Josh Hamilton, Dr. Jim Denison, a pastor/author in Texas, urges that we should pray for him. Hamilton immediately faced the press the next day and owned up to his mistakes. Watch the press conference is inside... Christian Athletes in the Headlines: Lin and the Knicks steal one at Minnesota Former St. Louis Cardinals will speak at Christian athletes event at Busch Stadium Redskins' London Fletcher honored as 2012 Bart Starr Award Winner KU walk-on Christian Garrett talks about his faith in Christ

What makes a good rival? The general consensus is that Duke-North Carolina is the best rivalry in college basketball, but there are plenty of others that don’t get quite the hype. Syracuse vs. Georgetown, Kansas vs. Kansas State, and how about St. Mary’s vs. Gonzaga? That’s always a good game. We’ve already seen one rivalry this year that ended in a bloodbath with Xavier and Cincinnati. This week is “Rivalry Week” on ESPN, so I figured it would be rivalry week here on Old School...

On Saturday morning at the 2012 Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast, we interviewed four people: legendary quarterback Bart Starr, 2012 Bart Starr Award winner London Fletcher, Super Bowl XLII champion David Tyree and Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell. If you haven't read Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher's story in our Winter 2012 issue, you have to read it. That's what makes him receiving the Bart Starr Award even more impressive...because of where he's come from. In the media room, he talked about living "the NFL life" for seven years but then turning things around. And here he was receiving an award based on "outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community." Amazing.

Yes, I know the Super Bowl is over, and I've returned from Indianapolis...but we're literally swimming in content from all the multimedia we gathered from the last week. That being said, we're going to post two more blogs: this one that features four Christians talking about their faith from the Super Bowl XLVI Champion New York Giants and another one tomorrow featuring interviews from the Athletes In Action Super Bowl breakfast. The Giants featured in the video below are defensive end Justin Tuck, cornerback Will Blackmon, wide receiver Isiah Stanback and tackle Selvish Capers. Tuck, who was featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum, had three tackles in the Super Bowl along with New York's only two sacks. Blackmon returned a punt for four yards and a kick for 10 yards. Stanback and Capers are listed on the Giants' practice squad...

Today on the Show: - The guys recap an amazing Super Bowl. - They yapp about Eli, commercials, halftime, pregame coverage, Peyton, and the Giants. - Bryce admits how wrong he was about the Giants. - Steve Copeland joins Bryce and Aaron to recap his trip to Indy last week. - They share their thoughts on Josh Hamilton from a faith perspective. Play in new window | Download | Subscribe in iTunes | Listen on Stitcher

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