No. 1 NFL draft picks Sam Bradford (2010), Carson Palmer (2003), David Carr (2002), and Michael Vick (2001) have all been featured in Sports Spectrum. With the NFL Draft beginning tonight, here is Carson Palmer’s testimony…
Although Carson Palmer, first-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals, is aware of how sports success breeds headlines, the idea of “fame” is a bit foreign to him.
“I still don’t consider myself to be famous,” he says. “You’ve just gotta be yourself. I may be better than some guy at throwing a football, but he may be better at figuring out a lawsuit or doing taxes.”
Nevertheless, the stats and awards the 6′ 5″ 230-pound signal-caller has accumulated make a great case for his fame. The fifth player in USC history to win the Heisman Trophy, Palmer rewrote the Trojans’ record books. He set numerous career marks at USC, including most total offense yards (11,799, also a Pac-10 record)…
A controversial infidelity website is offering $1 million for anyone who can prove they’ve slept with Tim Tebow:
AshleyMadison.com founder and CEO Noel Biderman says Tebow should embrace his status as a sex symbol. “Sports and sex (and of course, infidelity) go hand in hand. If Mr. Tebow is indeed abstaining from adult relationships, I would encourage him to find a nice lady or two and enjoy his youth and fame as much as possible. We are beyond the days where pre-marital sex has a social stigma, and it is my hope that soon we will also feel the same about infidelity. I guarantee that no man of Tim Tebow’s stature could survive a season in New York without succumbing to the temptations of the city (i.e. pull a Brett Favre).” (AshleyMadison.com)
“That stuff is more important to me, but right now with this platform that I have of winning the Masters, it’s going to give me a better chance to raise good dollars for cancer, for the center in Africa and different things like that.” (The Associated Press)…
The NFL Draft starts on Thursday, April 26 and former Michigan State quarterback, Kirk Cousins, will be hoping to hear his name called by an NFL team some time in the early rounds. In our story about from the Summer 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum, Cousins talked about his future in the NFL.
“Ultimately, the whole NFL thing and the future in general, whether you are playing in the pros or just your future, whether you’re an athlete or a college student in general, most of us don’t know what’s going to happen in the next few years.”
“It’s a little bit scary because I’m the kind of guy who likes to have a plan and likes to have things laid out.”
“We have to trust in the Lord’s plan and we have to walk with Him and honor Him and trust Him… Continue reading →
New York Jets new quarterback Tim Tebow was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time Magazine, and interestingly enough, New York Knicks point guard, Jeremy Lin, wrote the profile:
Watching Tim Tebow play football, you can observe many things about his character…
Jeremy Lin was also named to Time’s most influential list. Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, wrote about Lin:
Jeremy Lin’s story is a great lesson for kids everywhere because it debunks and defangs so many of the prejudices and stereotypes that unfairly hold children back…
Torii Hunter’s Taxes
Tax day isn’t a fun day for anyone, with all of the complicated forms and deductions and write-offs, but it’s an especially difficult day for pro athletes, who have to pay taxes throughout many different states. Marcia C. Smith from the Orange County Register gets an inside look at Torii Hunter’s (who was featured in the spring 2012 issue of Sports Spectrum) complicated tax filing process…
Christian Athletes in the Headlines
Christian Website Aids NASCAR Driver After He Loses Major Sponsor (Christian Post)
Trevor Bayne sidelined for Texas Nationwide race despite high ranking (Yahoo Sports)
R.A. Dickey and Tim Wakefield star in Knuckleball! film (AmazinAvenue.com) Continue reading →
Sports Spectrum magazine seeks to highlight Christian athletes of all sports and levels to help motivate, encourage
and inspire people in their faith through the exciting and challenging world of sports.