The last time we had a Detroit Tiger on our cover was Travis Fryman in our May 1996 issue. Read his story below…
Travis Fryman’s dream had come true.
He found himself in the visitor’s clubhouse at Fenway Park–covered with ketchup, mustard, and every other condiment that could be rustled up from Fenway concession stands.
Some wise guy had come up with two eggs that were added to the mix, along with some Coke and cold coffee. Yellow ooze was dripping from Fryman’s hair and into his eyebrows. This was the fulfillment of a dream?
Being able to play in the NBA is the biggest privilege anyone could ever ask for, but for me it is the greatest opportunity I have been given to spread the Gospel to people.
There are many people who look up to me, figuratively and physically, and I know I can have an impact on them. My goal every day is to handle myself in a Gospel-centered manner and be able to show my faith to people through my actions. When I get the opportunity, there is no greater joy than to be able to share the Gospel with someone.
The forgiveness that I have been able to receive through Christ is the greatest gift I have ever received in my life, and I love being able to help others be able to receive that gift, or just simply give them encouragement in their faith. There are challenges along the way, but I wouldn’t give up that gift for any challenge, difficulty or anything the world can offer… Continue reading →
As I write this, I see the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding the softball diamonds at the Botetourt Sports Complex in Roanoke, Va.
I come here every Labor Day weekend for the Interstate Church of God Softball Tournament. I don’t come to play softball. I come to write. I come to gather stories. I come to Roanoke to believe… Continue reading →
Jason Avant is used to dodging defenders as a receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. But before he made it to the NFL he had to literally dodge bullets.
Twice he was cornered by rival gangs as a youngster growing up in Chicago. And the house he lived in was shot up numerous times. His mother left him as a toddler and his dad was in and out of prison. But the former Gangster Disciple is now a disciple of Christ and has developed into one of the Eagles’ steadiest receivers… Continue reading →
Carlos Beltran: “I really believe we can do everything in the name of Jesus Christ. The way I see it, everything that we do is for God. In our life, there is nothing as important as Him. The only thing that really matters is our faith. I feel He put me here for a reason. Every time I take the field, I tell Him, ‘I’m doing this in Your name.’ When I want to accomplish things I feel like I can. But it’s not for myself, but for Him and His glory.”
This story on Carlos Beltran was published in the July/August 2005 issue of Sports Spectrum magazine. Click here to read the remainder of the story.Continue reading →
The success of the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates, who broke a 20-year losing streak and made the playoffs, began because Pittsburgh Manager Clint Hurdle wanted to make a difference by choosing something other than what people told him to do.
Hurdle recounted his decision to Sports Spectrum in the 2013 Spring issue. “Everyone told me that I had to go to New York,” recalls Hurdle, who says that people advised him to take that job because of his connection with the Mets as a player and minor league manager… Continue reading →
Our newest magazine featuring Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo on the cover is now available for viewing. This issue includes in-depth features on Baltimore Orioles star Chris Davis, former Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jason Avant, and former University of Colorado head coach Bill McCartney and his family. Managing editor Brett Honeycutt writes about Aaron Hernandez in his column “Airing It Out;” staff writer Stephen Copeland writes about Roanoke and Paraguay in his column “Another Angle;” and Bryce Johnson talks with San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colt McCoy in his column “Unpackin’ It.”
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Parents, in general, rear their children to get an education, excel at sports, and excel at life, sometimes in that order, and sometimes with sports before education, but usually, excelling at life seems to come last on the importance meter.
Strangely, those same parents wonder what happened when their children fail at life. Questions abound like: Why did they disobey? Why did they get involved with the wrong crowd? 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.