Old School — Predicting college football in 2012

It may be hard to believe, but college football is back. Tonight, South Carolina and Vanderbilt will open up the 2012 season and it’s one sure to be filled with many different storylines.

This offseason we got some good news about the future of college football at the FBC level. We are getting playoffs! It’s great that there will be more of a chance for champions to be decided on the field instead of on computers and polls… Continue reading

Another Angle — The mystery of fantasy

I was walking around my apartment on deadline the other night thinking about this column—thinking about what the Hektor of Troy I was going to write about. I knew it was going in our fantasy football issue, but I’m not a fantasy football guy. I’m just not. I want to be. I want to be like my colleague, Sports Yapp podcast host Bryce Johnson, who has a ring sitting on his desk with “Bryce” carved into the band for his 2010 Fantasy Football Championship. (Trust me, I know it’s there; he’s showed it to me seven times…) Continue reading

Sports Yapp — Salvaging my love, football

I remember the day so vividly. The afternoon my middle school football coach told me I didn’t make the team. The moment my NFL dreams died and the moment I realized nobody gets cut from the middle school football team unless they’re really bad. Looking back, though, that disappointment didn’t cause me to lose my passion for the game, and I’m glad it didn’t because later on in high school there was a football league that actually wanted an unathletic, slow, weak, and energetic member to join them… Continue reading

Introducing our NFL Preview and Fantasy DigiMag (FREE FOR THE NEXT WEEK!)

Our newest DigiMag is now available for viewing!

This is our new NFL and Fantasy preview issue featuring 54 PAGES of football content to prepare you for the upcoming 2012-13 season. We highlight the dynamics of each team, break down their strengths and weaknesses, and provide you with predictions and opinions to help you build the best fantasy team in your league.

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From the Archives — God and Goals

Lying in bed for two months with a broken neck, 18-year-old Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite made a list of 10 goals. Nevermind the fact that he was uncertain to ever play again after fracturing his sixth vertebra at the bottom of a waterslide.

And forget cautious optimism. These were audacious dreams even for a boy raised on the soccer mania of Brazil… Continue reading

“Conversations” with AJ Styles

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This is the first in a series we are starting here on SportsSpectrum.com called Sports Spectrum “Conversations,” where, you guessed it, we have a conversation with a Christian athlete or personality. It will be in Q&A format and in audio podcast to go along side of it, so you can enjoy the interview either way.

This edition of Sports Spectrum “Conversations” features the man who many people call the face of TNA Wrestling (Thursdays 8 ET SPIKE TV), the “Phenomenal” AJ Styles. Styles (born Allen Neal Jones) is a TNA Grand Slam champion, which means he’s held every championship there is to hold in the company, and is one of the most exciting wrestlers in all of pro wrestling today. Styles joins us to talk about his wrestling career, how he became a Christian, what it’s like be a Christian in the pro wrestling industry, why Tim Tebow can’t take his shirt off in public, his love for Christian hip-hop, and the Super Mario Bros… Continue reading

Another Angle — Professor’s perspective

Paul Felix sees a different side of things.

His daughter Allyson Felix, for example, won three track and field gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic games, the most any female track athlete has earned since 1988. But her most impressive feat, he believes, wasn’t her 200-meter victory, a race where she had disappointedly taken silver four years before in Beijing and eight years before in Athens…or her 4×100-meter relay gold…or her 4×400-meter relay gold… Continue reading

Introducing our August 2012 Olympic Recap DigiMag for FREE! (NOW VIEWABLE ON THE iPAD!)

Our newest DigiMag is now available for viewing and we are giving this issue away for FREE!

This is our new August 2012 and Olympic Recap issue featuring 40 PAGES of Olympic stories and interviews that go far beyond medals. Read about Gabby Douglas, Allyson Felix, Will Claye, Sanya Richards-Ross and more!

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Sports Yapp — Chris Maragos

Every week, Bryce Johnson is joined on SPORTS YAPP by inspiring guests to discuss sports, faith and life. Listen to the full audio of all his interviews on sportsyapp.com. Below are some highlights from Bryce’s interview with Chris Maragos, who is a safety for the Seattle Seahawks. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin. Listen to the interview here.

BRYCE JOHNSON: How do you like living out in Seattle?
CHRIS MARAGOS: It’s cool, it’s an interesting city… Continue reading

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