From the Archives: David Robinson

Some people seem to have been born knowing just what they want to be when they grow up. David Robinson isn't one of them. The possibility of a career in professional basketball didn't even occur to Robinson until he was nearly through the Naval Academy. It's hard to believe that Robinson—one of the 50 greatest NBA players ever—never played on a school basketball team until his senior year in high school. Unlike many of his peers in the NBA, he didn't spend countless hours of his childhood playing pick-up games at the playground or signing autographs for imaginary fans. The thoughts of being a basketball superstar never entered his mind...

In the News: Jason Campbell

Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell led his team to a 23-20 victory on Monday night against the Denver Broncos. Larry Campbell sighs wistfully and daydreams for a moment. His son, Jason Campbell, has been a star quarterback for much of his life. He took his high school team to the state semifinals and produced a 13-0 season at Auburn in 2004 when he was the SEC Player of the Year and MVP in the SEC title game. He is now a multimillionaire in the NFL. Yet Larry still wonders...

2011 NFL Capsules

Get ready for the first week of the NFL season by checking out our 2011 NFL Capsules. Read up on each division, team, and check out our encouraging quotes from Christians in the NFL. Sports Spectrum staff member Bryce Johnson provided his insight for the AFC, and Sports Spectrum Editor-in-Chief Brett Honeycutt gave his opinions about the NFC...

In The News This Week: Webb Simpson

Webb Simpson shot a six-under-par 65 for a 15-under-par 269 to win the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday. The victory was his second win in three weeks. “I’m a big believer in prayer…” PGA rookie Webb Simpson told the largest room of reporters and television cameras he had ever faced in his young career. He had just earned his way into the national spotlight with a three-under 68 that placed him at the top of the leaderboard on the second day of the first FedEx Cup tournament of 2009. He would go on to finish eighth in a field that had some of the best and far more experienced players in golf...

Bradford, McCoy and Tebow: Heis-men

This is the first of what we hope to make a part of the regular rotation here on SportsSpectrum.com. Every Thursday we are going to dig through the Sports Spectrum archives to find one of our great features from yesteryear. We're calling it "Throwback Thursdays." Enjoy. Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford are – gulp – good friends. Wait! Take a deep breath. Don’t do anything rash. This might help ease the pain a bit: Both quarterbacks are also friendly with fellow signal-caller Tim Tebow, whose Florida Gators chomped the Sooners in last season’s Bowl Championship Series title game. “Sam, Tim and I have a lot in common,” McCoy says. “It was fun getting to know those guys at all of the award events last year, and we’ve stayed in touch. I don’t know if our fans would like it, but Sam and I have gotten really close. We talk pretty regularly.” A Longhorn (McCoy) befriending a Sooner (Bradford)? Will wonders never cease?...
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