After a long, hot day of practice at the University of Florida, Steve Spurrier is the first one off the field. He has made it his custom to lead the way into the press barrage. Spurrier steps to the sidelines and is assaulted with television cameras and tape recorders.
"Nothin' too exciting happened today, nothin' too disappointing happened," he reported one afternoon early in the season, "just another day out in the sunshine. What else y'all wanna know?"
CBN Sports is in Kansas City as two Wild Card teams are now facing each other in the 2014 World Series. Meet members of the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants who believe faith is bigger than baseball...
Our first issue of the fall is now available for online viewing. Log in HERE to view. We release two digital issues between each print issue, totaling 12 issues a year and three issues per season. To receive 12 issues of Sports Spectrum magazine, subscribe HERE.
This issue includes exclusive feature stories on New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings and 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel.
Our closeups include "In The News" stories on Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, Detroit Tigers slugger Torii Hunter and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw. In our editorials, staff writer and columnist Stephen Copeland talks about what he learned about the "inner me" during his interview with Rashad Jennings, and "UNPACKIN' it" podcast host Bryce Johnson interviews two-time Super Bowl champion Chase Blackburn about his season with the Carolina Panthers.
"I try to be myself and let my teammates know where I stand in my relationship with the Lord. But at the same time, I don't want them to feel like I'm trying to beat them over the head. I hope to be their friend and build a relationship with them and let them know that I'm there for them. I feel like if I build relationships and prepare my heart for a chance to share with others, God will use me in a way that will glorify Him." -Matt Holliday, 2008 March/April issue of Sports Spectrum
"When your superstar status type guys are successful in what they do, some of the non-believers on the team can see that you can be a Christian and still be aggressive in the baseball realm and be a good baseball player. To have the key leaders on a team be believers, and for them to live a certain way is significant." -Jeremy Affeldt, 2008 March/April issue of Sports SpectrumClick HERE to read our archived story on Matt Holliday and Jeremy Affeldt from when they played for the Colorado Rockies.
The dawn, like a silent alarm, announces the new day. As the bashful sun peeks above the horizon, giant shadows are cast across the still waters of Lake Truman...
Click HERE to read the remainder of our story former Major League Baseball pitcher Rick Sutcliffe in our July/August 1985 issue, when Sports Spectrum was called Sports Focus...