Devotional of the Week — Swept in the Wind

Who won the Super Bowl last year? How about two years ago? Three? Four? Five? Six? Seven?

If you could name each Super Bowl champion from the last seven years, I would be impressed. But my guess is that recalling the Super Bowl winner from two or three years ago was a struggle. Most people, outside of Indianapolis Colts fans, have forgotten that my teammates and I won a Super Bowl in 2006. That was six years ago… Continue reading

New Release: The Jersey Effect

Hunter Smith, twelve-year NFL punter and Super Bowl XLI Champion, partners with Darrin Gray of All-Pro Dad, a national fatherhood program, and Stephen Copeland of Sports Spectrum, to write “The Jersey Effect.” Seeking to help athletes, parents, and coaches gain a proper perspective on sports, they use real-life examples and biblical principles to address negative cultural trends and illuminate the truth and lies in athletics.

Fame and fortune can hijack even the most well-intentioned players, feeding them subtle lies that football is a god.

Order in the Sports Spectrum store to purchase the book for $12 with free shipping and handling, a limited offer: http://www.sportsspectrum.com/sstore/.

To learn more, check out http://www.jerseyeffect.org. Continue reading

SPORTS YAPP #31 – Hunter Smith Interview

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Today on the show:

- Bryce talks with Hunter Smith about Peyton Manning, football, music, and his new book.

- Find out how Hunter describes the Colts situation right now.

- Hunter talks about leaving football and if he misses it.

- Listen to what Hunter is passionate about now.

- Figure out how a punter goes from the NFL to being on stage playing guitar and singing!

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Power to Win 2012

This year’s Power to Win DVD features Colts center Jeff Saturday, Redskins linebacker London Fletcher and former Colts punter Hunter Smith. Hosted by former Saints fullback and current NFL Network Analyst Heath Evans. Order for the big game, or other ministry events. To pre-order, head over to http://www.powertowin.org

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The Scapegoat: Dealing with Blame and Defeat

On Championship Sunday, both the AFC and NFC title games were marred by mistakes in the final moments. Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff shanked a game-tying field goal against the New England Patriots, and San Francisco 49ers returner Kyle Williams fumbled on the punt return, giving the New York Giants a game-winning field goal.

But that’s life. We’re human. And we mess up. How do you react when you’re the one to blame for defeat? How do you respond to God when you lose? Former Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins punter Hunter Smith, who is featured on this year’s Power To Win DVD, dropped the snap on a game-tying extra point, which ended up being the last play of his otherwise successful career. But as a Christian, he used the moment of blame, shame and defeat to lead people to the Cross.

It was drizzling rain at Washington’s Fed Ex Field on Dec. 12, 2010, and seven seconds remained on the clock… Continue reading

Our gift to you…the Sports Spectrum Fall 2011 DigiMag

Enjoy this free issue of Sports Spectrum’s first ever interactive digital magazine, which includes 14 pages of Sports Spectrum stories and columns, video content of Sports Spectrum interviews, podcasts and more multimedia features. Now you can read Sports Spectrum on your laptop, ipad or tablet.

As the holidays approach, this first ever interactive and digital issue is our gift to you, free for the next few weeks. We appreciate your commitment and support to our product, and we’re looking forward to many more years of bringing you faith and sports.

The issue features CFL legend Anthony Calvillo, bull rider Travis Briscoe, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen, voice of the Arizona Cardinals Dave Pasch (SPORTS YAPP) and Colts ex-punter Hunter Smith (Another Angle). View the Fall 2011 digital issue here. Continue reading

Another Angle: Attack of the wasps

Growing up a Colts fan, I loved punter Hunter Smith. I even listened to his old band “Connersvine” throughout college. And now—even though he’s retired—I love him even more, especially now that I know him. The dude is hilarious.

Last Thursday and Friday, I met with him and All Pro Dad’s Darrin Gray to work on a new project in conjunction with Sports Spectrum called “The Jersey Effect.” (We’ll give you more details later.)

“Ya know,” Hunter said Thursday morning as we sat in his basement. “If my voice is going to be the main one in this book, it needs to be humorous. I’m a funny guy.”

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