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Unpackin’ It — This NBA season, I’m convinced…

1. I’m convinced there are three great teams this year. The three best players in the NBA, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, all have a strong chance of winning a title this season. I always enjoy when the best players are on good teams instead of being on rebuilding teams. Those three guys are the obvious leaders, but each is surrounded by tons of talent that allows for success. You can make a case that the Thunder, Heat, or Lakers will win it all, but I’m convinced the Lakers win this year. I believe Steve Nash will do such a great job of getting Kobe, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol their touches that teams will have a tough time stopping them, despite their difficult 0-3 start to the season.

2. I’m convinced the most exciting team to watch this year will be the Los Angeles Clippers. Chris Paul is such a great passer and Blake Griffin is an amazing dunker. They added Grant Hill and Lamar Odom to go along with Caron Butler, Chauncey Billups, and Deandre Jordan. They will score lots of points and dunk all the time.

3. I’m convinced rookie Anthony Davis will be a great NBA player. He will make an immediate impact in the NBA. He showed he was a winner at Kentucky and the fact he spent time around all the top players in the NBA on the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team only made him better.

4. I’m convinced the Brooklyn Nets are better than people realize. I think Deron Williams and Joe Johnson could be the best backcourt in the NBA and their front court provides the rebounding and defense they need to be a dangerous team. I’m convinced the Nets will be a team nobody will want to be matched up with in the playoffs.

5. I’m convinced the point guard position is the most talented in the NBA right now. It’s very similar to what we are seeing in the NFL at the quarterback position. The NBA used to be loaded with big centers, but now we hardly see any. Now, almost every team has a strong point guard including some very young promising players like Kyrie Irving, John Wall and Jeremy Lin. Plus, these great point guards are in their prime: Rajon Rondo, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, and Tony Parker.

6. I’m convinced the Utah Jazz will be a legit team this year, and the NBA world will start talking a lot about them. With Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward and newcomer Marvin Williams, they have the makeup to be one of the West’s top teams.

7. I’m convinced the Orlando Magic will be the worst team in the NBA. They are going to go through a few years of rebuilding after letting go of Dwight Howard. It will be tough to be an Orlando Magic fan for a long time.

8. I’m convinced Lebron will win the MVP again. He’s clearly the best player and I think he’s only getting better.

9. I’m convinced the Washington Wizards will be the most improved team. They have a good balance of young players and veterans, and I’m positive John Wall will be a great point guard.

10. I’m convinced the New York Knicks will have a disappointing season. They have too many old players. It’s great to have solid veterans, but they just have old players. Plus, their main stars, Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudamire, don’t gel well enough to be a championship contender.

By Bryce Johnson

UNPACKIN’ it with Bryce Johnson is a radio show that unpacks the truth about faith, sports, life and entertainment.  Join Bryce as he interviews intriguing guests and has inspiring conversations. Find out more on www.unpackinit.com.  You can also follow Bryce on Twitter: @BRYCERADIO. This column was published in the All-Basketball, October 2012 DigiMag.

UNPACKIN’ it DAILY-NBA Season Preview

Today on the show, Sports Spectrum contributor and “Unpackin’ It” podcast host Bryce Johnson gives his predictions and thoughts on the big storylines heading into the NBA season. Find out who he thinks will win the MVP and who will win the championship. He also has some interesting thoughts on the Jazz and Nets. Click here to listen to Bryce’s views and predications on the 2012-13 NBA season.

UNPACKIN’ it DAILY: Wednesday-The Fantasy Football Show

Each Wednesday, Sports Spectrum contributor and “Unpackin’ It” podcast host Bryce Johnson tells you about everything going on in the Fantasy Football world. Find out how his two teams did this weekend and hear him tell you what got him very “boiled.” Plus he sings the old “Doug” theme song for one of his fantasy players! He gives advice on some players and previews a few fantasy story lines to watch. Click here to listen to Bryce Johnson’s daily faith and sports podcast.

 

UNPACKIN’ it DAILY: Tuesday-Tom Brady, Dating, Cheating

Today on the show, Sports Spectrum contributor and “Unpackin’ It” podcast host Bryce Johnson talks about last night’s Bears and Lions game, some college football stories he’s interested in, and what we can learn from Tom Brady’s comments.

Bryce tells us about a cool father and son matchup that took place last weekend, weighs in on a certain dating relationship, and gives his opinion on the Lance Armstrong situation that made him think about some interesting things. Click here to listen to Bryce Johnson’s daily faith and sports podcast.

Unpackin’ it — Trevor McNevan

UNPACKIN’ it with Bryce Johnson is a radio show that unpacks the truth about faith, sports, life and entertainment.  Join Bryce as he interviews intriguing guests and has inspiring conversations. Find out more on www.unpackinit.com. You can also follow Bryce on Twitter: @BRYCERADIO

Below you will find some highlights of Bryce’s interview with the lead singer of Thousand Foot Krutch, Trevor McNevan as they discuss hockey, Steve Nash, and faith.

BRYCE JOHNSON: Being from Canada, your favorite sport is hockey, I assume. What did you think of the L.A. Kings winning the Cup?
Trevor McNevan: I mean, it was pretty great. You’ve got to give it to them big time. One of my best friends grew up playing for the Ottawa Senators and now actually plays for the Nashville Predators. Mike Fisher is his name and I’m partial, a little biased. I’m a Preds (Predators) fan now that I live here in Nashville.  But hey, man, more power to the Kings. I think it’s great. They fought hard and it was a good win.

BRYCE JOHNSON: How fired up was Nashville during the Predators’ run? They had a lot of success and were close this year.
Trevor McNevan: Oh yeah, it was a great year for Nashville. I’ve lived here for about six years and it’s been incredible how the city has embraced the sport and the team over that time. It’s really grown, it used to be kind of like just more entertainment and I think a lot of people didn’t understand hockey here. It’s grown to be a pretty passionate thing here in the city.  It’s really cool… Honestly, we’ve played [concerts] a bunch of NHL games, I’ve been to a lot throughout my life and Nashville is the loudest arena I’ve ever heard. The people are just awesome and they get into it.

BRYCE JOHNSON: Do you like performing out on the ice? Do you like that atmosphere?
Trevor McNevan: Oh yeah, it’s a blessing and such an honor too. Growing up watching so much hockey and stuff like that, it’s a pretty incredible experience to get a chance to wheel the stage out at halftime or after a game and play a show. We had the privilege of playing at a Detroit Red Wings game. That franchise has been really, really good to us over the years. We played last year actually at the Joe Louis (Arena) so that was pretty epic, man.

BRYCE JOHNSON: This summer, Steve Nash, who is also Canadian, joined the Los Angeles Lakers. What did you think about that?
Trevor McNevan: That’s a little crazy.  He’s a veteran and you’ve got to accept that he knows what he’s doing. Hopefully he’s just doing what’s best for his family. But yeah, it’s definitely a little crazy, man. I’m a big fan. We’ve actually played a Phoenix Suns game and had a chance to kind of spend a little time with that crew. So yeah that was big news, I think everybody is still a little shocked. It’s like [Wayne] Gretzky leaving the Edmonton Oilers or something, you’re like, “What?!”

BRYCE JOHNSON: Your music is faith based. What can you share about your relationship with Christ?
Trevor McNevan: Our faith is our lifestyle. It’s who we are. It’s not just our genre. It comes down to everything we do…God is just so incredible. He’s just constantly teaching us new things every day…something that has been really speaking to me recently from the Purpose Driven Life is when it talks about how worship isn’t just a genre. Worship is kind of a common misconception I think for us as Christians because we think about worship music so to speak, like part of a church service, where it’s suppose to be a lifestyle. God called us to worship every day by the way we love our savior and our attitudes and the way we look at things. We can worship Him whether you’re painting a house or playing music or playing sports or whatever you do. That’s been really speaking to me lately. It was a good kind of reminder. We do our best to live our life that way, we want to honor God with what we do and love music and try to make great music and honor Him in what we do.

Listen to the full interview (www.unpackinit.com) and their music (www.thousandfootkrutch.com) to hear how and why Thousand Foot Krutch’s music connects so well with sports fans.

By Bryce Johnson

This column was published in the September 2012 Sports Spectrum DigiMag. Print and digital subscribers, log in and view the issue here. Follow Bryce on Twitter-@sportsyapp.

Training Table — Unpackin’ It (Week 10)

Monday

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6

Lifelong Hunger

Life is hard and we go through many trials and difficulties. We talk about these times a lot and discuss the need to rely on God and trust Him during challenges. Many times we have no other option, but to turn to God. We are so desperate for Him to answer prayer and move in dramatic ways. I’m so thankful that He is there during those times.

I think of desperation when it comes to sports, too. If a team or player hasn’t had success they are determined or desperate to work hard and do whatever it takes to pursue greatness. My question today is, do we remain desperate and in prayer for God to move and continue to change us when we experience blessings and when everything is clicking?

Athletes can’t forget about training or their health or watching game film when they are on a winning streak or playing well. They have to continue to pursue greatness and stay hungry.  It can be easy to tell when players lose that hunger because their game starts to slip and they stop playing as well as they had been. When it comes to pursuing God and being desperate for Him to change us and grow us, and become more like Him to know Him better, we have to stay hungry.

Pslam 107:8-9 states: “Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” Even in times of blessing and seasons where life is going well, our hunger should stay constant.

— Bryce Johnson, Sports Spectrum

Tuesday

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” Proverbs 12:15

Unexpected Salvation

Anthony Davis was the number one pick in the most recent NBA draft after his one successful season at Kentucky.

He was also given an amazing opportunity to play on the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team that won gold. Davis was on the same team with great NBA players like Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant. I read how Davis even got some advice from Lebron regarding women and money.  Davis hasn’t even stepped foot on an NBA court yet and he’s already getting advice from the MVP of the league.

I hope Davis listens and continues to remember what he learned from the veteran players he was around during the Olympics. Do we listen to the people in our lives that have more experience than us? Do we give good advice to those with less experience? It’s wise to listen.

— Bryce Johnson, Sports Spectrum

Wednesday

“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:14

Primetime Viewing

During the Olympics there were major discussions about NBC not showing certain events live and instead saving them for primetime. They wanted to wait for the best time of the day so the most viewers could be watching.

There were many people who were too impatient and had to know the results when the events actually happened, so when they watched later they knew who won. I think NBC made great programming decisions because they realized that most people work during the day and wouldn’t have access to the results until the primetime viewing.

This mindset reminds me how God is. He sees the whole picture and He knows the best timing for us. We get impatient and want to know what’s going to happen, but God wants us to wait for Him to move when He sees fit.

NBC was aware events were taking place live and some fans would discover the outcome, but they knew the best time for fans to watch would be at night. Were you mad you had to wait until primetime or did you enjoy it because it was good timing after work and after dinner to lie on the couch and enjoy these athletes?

Lamentations 3:25 states: “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.” God wants us to trust Him and be strong as we wait for Him.

—Bryce Johnson, Sports Spectrum

Thursday 

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36

Overshadowed, But Not Forgotten

It must be pretty fun as an athlete to be a “prized” free agent.

I’m sure it’s tough to make a decision when multiple teams want you, but the reality is you are free to sign with whoever you want. You are free to find the best fit professionally and personally and free to find the deal that will provide the most money.

If we have accepted Christ, we can experience this type of freedom every day. We are free to live life knowing that we have eternal life. We are free to trust God when trials come our way. We are free to choose to follow Christ when temptation occurs. We are free from the punishment of sin because of what Jesus did on the cross. The Son has set us free.

— Bryce Johnson, Sports Spectrum

Friday

“I will not violate my covenant or alter the word that went forth from my lips.” Psalm 89:34 (ESV)

Embracing a Second Chance

It seems like every year there is a marquee NFL player who decides in the offseason that he is worth more than the original contract he signed.  The player will end up “holding out” for more money by missing practices and sometimes games until the team is willing to pay him what he thinks he deserves or when the player finally gives in.

My concern isn’t about players being greedy or trying to get the maximum amount of money they can before their short careers end, but I’m concerned about people living up to what they say. This translates to all walks of life when people don’t live up to their end of the bargain. You agree to a certain task getting done for a certain price, and then one of the parties doesn’t stick to the agreement.

Athletes are guilty for not living up to contracts or wanting to change the details in a contract after it’s been agreed upon, and we can also be guilty of not sticking by what we say. We tell God, family, friends, or business colleagues we are going to do something by a certain time or a certain way and sadly too many times it doesn’t happen. Sometimes we are on the other end of that, too, when someone else lets us down.

I hope this verse challenges us to stick by our commitments, covenants, promises, and contracts. We can also trust in the fact that there is only one who never breaks a promise and that’s who we should place our trust in.

— Bryce Johnson, Sports Spectrum

Weekender

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” Matthew 5:13

Going Long

Read Matthew 5:13 and meditate on how important Jesus says our impact on others should be in this world. Does that motivate you or make you feel comfortable about how you are living your life? Live in such a way that people will see Christ in you.

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.

I had finally found a place where I belonged.

And that place? It was in the exciting and competitive world of fantasy football. I joined my first league after my Young Life leader, who had a big influence on my life and had been playing fantasy for a while, invited me to give it a try.

I was a huge NFL fan to begin with, and I kept up with players and teams because I watched games all the time. When I started playing fantasy, my knowledge was finally put to good use. Instead of just sharing my thoughts and opinions about the NFL at the lunch table and only discussing what players will do well in the upcoming season, or what players were going to break out later in the year, I was now able to use that information in my head to compete against other sports fans.

The league I was in with my Young Life leader, and some of his friends, was just for fun. It was all new to me so I had to learn how to draft, trade, sign players and figure out how to put together a winning team. It was a good time, and I had an up and down season that still landed me in the playoffs. It’s always big when a rookie makes the playoffs in real football or fantasy football, and I was excited to make that happen. However, I wasn’t satisfied. My competitive nature that I tried to use on the football field (even though I was missing the talent) was now helping me in the fantasy realm. I went on to upset the entire league and win the championship. This was when fantasy football turned from a cool idea from my Young Life leader to an intense hobby that now is a major aspect of my social and sporting life.

I realized that being in one league, especially in a league where I didn’t know everyone, wasn’t going to be enough. I needed to start my own league (and become the commissioner) with my high school buddies. Little did I know that the league I started eight years ago would become the most competitive, entertaining, and worthwhile pastime I could ever be involved with.

This tight-knit league represents so much more than just the fantasy matchups each week. It’s a group of 11 of my closest high school friends and my two brothers that continues a strong bond with each other because we engage in a year ‘round experience. We have fun at the live draft in someone’s basement, proposing lopsided trades, signing players to our roster before anyone else does, going against each other during rivalry week, choosing what ridiculous pop songs represent each league member, ordering the winner’s ring while laughing at the last place team wearing the bracelet of charms, deciding what players are going to be kept for the next season, and bragging about how good our team is, was, or will be.

But the key to our successful and worthwhile league is we all stay constantly connected because there is always something to talk about. It gives me an excuse to call my buddy and ask if he wants to trade his quarterback for my extra running back, and then I can ask how his wife is doing or how his job is going. It’s an icebreaker that’s always there, and we know how guys, especially, need that. There is more to just playing a make-believe game and setting your lineup each week, it’s a way to have fun with the people you care about, even when you aren’t physically with them.

You might think we are crazy because we chip in a little money to buy the league winner a championship ring each year or that we’ve had a member fly in for the live draft or that the past winners get together in the offseason “winners meeting” to discuss the upcoming season and any changes that need to be made to the league. But it’s all worth it if it leads to 14 grown men caring for each other, even if it’s disguised as fun banter leading up to our weekly matchups, sending teasing text messages, leaving “rubbing it in” voicemails or coming up with clever trash talk after the win. A level of compassion and concern for each other is still there, despite the intense competition and desire to embarrass our fellow rivals.

Deep down, we all desire to belong and be accepted. I understand that belonging to Christ is far and away the most important way this desire is lived out, but I also recognize that having an alliance with other men that facilitates discussion regarding football, faith, family and of course fantasy, can have tremendous value as we deal with or sometimes even escape the realities of life here on earth.

By Bryce Johnson

This column was published in the July 2012 Sports Spectrum DigiMag. Print and digital subscribers, log in and view the issue here. Every week Bryce Johnson is joined on Sports Spectrum’s official podcast, SPORTS YAPP, by inspiring guests to discuss sports, faith and life. Follow Bryce on Twitter-@sportsyapp.

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. I think it’s one of those places especially in the country that kind of gets lost in the mix just because if you think about somewhere you’re gonna go visit, you think of New York or go down to Florida or maybe Southern California or San Francisco or some of those other cities that might be more appealing. But I think everybody forgets about Seattle because it kind of gets lost in it all, but Seattle is absolutely beautiful especially if you like God’s creation and you’re very into beautiful, natural things. Seattle is unbelievable…you’re surrounded by mountain ranges. There are these huge (mountains)—Mt. Rainer, Mt. St. Helen’s is there. There are so many cool things to see. There’s beautiful waterfalls all around. It’s just a really beautiful city.

BRYCE JOHNSON: How did you end up switching positions when you transferred from Western Michigan to Wisconsin? (This switch ended up leading to Chris playing safety in the NFL.)
CHRIS MARAGOS: Every day because I was on the team, but I was ineligible (when) I was on the scout team so I was playing wide receiver going against our defense every day. Well, the coaches on the defense began to notice my work ethic and my aggressiveness and my ability to play hard, and they started to see some things. Coach Bielema (head coach) is kind of a defensive minded coach and he kind of liked what he saw and he said, ‘Hey, listen, after the season is over, we really liked what you were doing and we really think you could be a good safety.’ At that point, I was just happy to be on the team and put a helmet on with a ‘W’ on it. I was just proud to do that. So I said, ‘All right, you guys have been doing this for a long time, and you guys can judge talent. So, if you think I can do it, then I’ll do it.’ So my junior year of college, I switched to defense and then ended up starting about halfway through my junior year; and then my senior year I earned a scholarship, my teammates voted me team captain, and (we) went on to have a really good year with the team. It was just a really cool story to see how the Lord just kind of opened up doors and just how you could see his plan unfold despite how bleak it looked.

BRYCE JOHNSON: You went to Wisconsin with your older brother who was actually the mascot. What was that like?
CHRIS MARAGOS: It’s really kind of funny because I always tell people I can’t tell what everybody is more excited about: me playing football for the Badgers or him being the mascot for the university. It’s kind of a rigorous process to actually make the mascot; there’s hundreds and hundreds of people that try out, and they have a week-long tryout for the mascot, and they pick the people from that.

BRYCE JOHNSON: Wow, that’s crazy. I bet that was fun going to the same college as him. What type of impact did your brother have on your life?
CHRIS MARAGOS: My brother is really just an awesome guy. Growing up, he was a guy you always look up to, but it was really cool when the Lord got a hold of me in high school and then when the Lord got a hold of my brother his freshman year of college. It was just so cool to have someone that was older than me as a sibling to look up to in my faith as well. He’s just been somebody that’s been a humongous encouragement to me and to see the way that he walks his life—and it’s just real important to have and surround yourself with the right people that can sharpen you and pick you up when you’re down. I can remember transferring colleges and just being so confused and not knowing what’s gonna go on and all the uncertainty and just to have someone there praying for you and always calling you or texting you a bible verse, whatever it might be, it was extremely huge…He’s actually a pastor now at a church in Chicago. He does their college-age ministry, and so it’s really cool to see, and it’s just awesome to look up to him to see him doing full-time ministry now and just really being used by the Lord. It’s been a big time blessing and encouragement to me in my life, for sure.

By Bryce Johnson

This column was published in the July 2012 Sports Spectrum DigiMag. Print and digital subscribers, log in and view the issue hereEvery week Bryce Johnson is joined on Sports Spectrum’s official podcast, SPORTS YAPP, by inspiring guests to discuss sports, faith and life. Follow Bryce on Twitter-@sportsyapp.

SPORTS YAPP — Chris Spielman

Every week Bryce Johnson is joined on Sports Spectrum’s official podcast, 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 Spielman, who is a former NFL All-Pro and All-American linebacker at Ohio State University. He is currently a college football analyst for ESPN. He lost his wife to cancer in 2009 and recently released a book, “That’s Why I’m Here, the Chris and Stefanie Spielman Story.” He joined Bryce to talk about their story and what to expect from the book.
Click here to listen to the interview.

BRYCE JOHNSON: How did going through the process of writing this book impact you personally?
CHRIS SPIELMAN: In a number of ways. I started writing it shortly after I found out Stefanie was terminal. It’s something that she always wanted to do, was put this story down on paper for the sole purpose of helping and serving others. And so when you make a decision to write a book like this and you hear news that your wife is terminal, you begin to reflect. You reflect on your life and you reflect on your journey through the cancer world. And so, everything was very clear to me as we put this down. Our whole mission was to put a book (out) about hope — hope through a diagnosis, hope through five reoccurrences and even hope after death. Hope as the Bible talks about that’s not a wish, but hope that is a promise.  Stefanie had no fear of death; her only fear was leaving her four kids behind.

BRYCE JOHNSON: How are the kids doing?
CHRIS SPIELMAN: I have four kids, three girls and one boy — a 9, 11, 15, and 18-year-old. They all have their unique challenges. Stefanie had the vision to leave a video for them where she was healthy. We watched that the day after the funeral. In that video she talked about their strengths, their weaknesses, what she expects from them…She talked about how she’d been praying since they’ve been born about their future spouses, that they would marry someone with a strong faith. But then she looked forward into the camera and said, “Listen to me, you don’t have to worry about me, I am in heaven. I’m with God, I’m at perfect peace. I’m in paradise. So never use my death as an excuse for anything, but motivation for everything that you do in life.”

BRYCE JOHNSON: Since her passing, how has your faith grown?
CHRIS SPIELMAN: I think all of us or anybody that’s listening to you, your faith continues to grow every single day if you work on it. I mean, we just can’t lay back and not continue to seek and search and find…My vision or what I think of is the day Stefanie died. I picture God standing there, arms wide open giving her a big hug. All people of faith want to hear: well done good and faithful servant. (God) takes her by the shoulders and turned her around and looked down on the world and all these lights are sparkling around the world and God says, “Look, look what you’ve done with the gifts that I’ve given you, including cancer.”

BRYCE JOHNSON: What can we expect from the book? What is the structure?
CHRIS SPIELMAN: There’s something for everybody. It’s a football book, it’s a cancer book, it’s a love story and they’re all kind of intertwined because it needs to because you need to know how I was and how Stefanie was and how we grew and how we handled the ups and downs. I think the essence of the book is this: it’s a verse I lean on every day. I Corinthians 16:13-14, be on your guard, stand firm in your faith, be men (and women) of courage, be men (and women) of strength. And above all do everything in love. And we have to be on our guard because we get hit every day. People that don’t think there is a spiritual enemy out there are naive. There is, so be on your guard. Stand strong in what we believe, have courage, have strength, and do it with love. Guess what? You’ll be able to handle anything that comes your way, trust me, I’m speaking from experience.

By Bryce Johnson

This column was published in the Sports Spectrum Summer 2012 DigiMag. Follow Bryce on Twitter-@sportsyapp.

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