Despite injuries his first two seasons, Tyler Zeller’s faith and trust in God remained strong, and on Thursday, the middle Zeller was selected 17th overall in the NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Sports Spectrum’s feature on Tyler was published in the Fall 2011 issue.
Most Christians are of the firm belief that God does indeed have a plan for each of them and that they can claim the promise of Jeremiah 29:11 – a plan of hope and a promising future… Continue reading →
Former managing editor of Sports Spectrum, Dave Branon, wrote “Friends In Deed” for SS’s November 1999 issue about David Robinson and Avery Johnson’s unique friendship.
Imagine having a nice leisurely breakfast at your local International House of Pancakes when the glass doors swing open and in walk two of the most famous basketball players in Texas.
It happens once in a while in Stafford, Texas, outside of Houston, when the urge hits David Robinson and Avery Johnson to go out for real food among the real people.
“That’s one of our favorite spots,” says Robinson, who lives outside of San Antonio. “When I go down to Houston to visit Avery, we go to IHOP and get breakfast. We go when Avery treats me…” Continue reading →
Bubba Watson’s phone rang. His dad was calling. “If this is truth, if God is truth—you better start practicing,” Gerry said once Bubba picked up the phone. “Why do I need to practice?” said a confounded Bubba, who was having his best PGA Tour season yet.
“You better practice because by the time you get to heaven, I’m going to be so good at golf…” Continue reading →
John Harbaugh and his Baltimore Ravens will take on the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Ravens finished 12-4 in the regular season and 8-0 at home to win the AFC North. Harbaugh was featured in the Fall 2010 issue of Sports Spectrum.
The “Hello Kitty” poster was the first clue: Something was amiss. This couldn’t actually be the office of an NFL head coach, could it?
Where were the pithy motivational placards about success, endurance and teamwork? Where were the ostentatious odes to football or the coach’s own achievements? And how did this girly paraphernalia make it past security? This is, after all, the NFL, which has annals filled with stories of blustering men who rule football fiefdoms like medieval lords and treat their serfs accordingly… Continue reading →
The last two years have been a whirlwind for Brad and Tracy Stevens.
The 2009-2010 season was crazy enough, when Brad and his Cinderella Butler University Bulldogs nearly knocked off almighty Duke in the NCAA men’s basketball national championship game. Then came the 2010-2011 season when No. 8 seeded Butler made another unexpected run to the title game—the only Indiana team ever to advance to back-to- back Final Fours… Continue reading →
The Broncos are 8-5, on a six-game winning streak and 7-1 since Time Tebow was named the starter. All he does is win.
This post includes Tebow’s testimony that was featured in Sports Spectrum’s Fall 2008 issue, “The 25-Year Anniversary Book” and The Core Media Group’s new book “Wisdom & Sports” along with a number of other links (positive and negative) regarding Tebow and his faith.
Grounded, By Victor Lee
In the beginning was God. He created man. He knew every person He would create in advance, knitting each together in the womb (Psalm 139:13). After He created Tim Tebow, there was an effort made to stop him from being born…
Georgia head coach Mark Richt has led his team to eight straight victories after opening the season with back-to-back losses against Boise State and South Carolina. No. 15 Georgia crushed No. 20 Auburn 45-7 on Saturday. Mark’s story was featured in Sports Spectrum’s 25-year anniversary book. To order the book, click here.
Before taking the reigns at the University of Georgia, Mark Richt (born Feb. 18, 1960) was a graduate assistant at Florida State (1985-1989), offensive coordinator at East Carolina (1989) and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Florida State (1990-2000).
He was married to Katharyn Francis and they have four children: Jonathan (born March 11, 1990), David (born December 1, 1994), and two adopted from Ukraine, Zach (born May 15, 1996), and Anya (born February 13, 1997)… Continue reading →
Tonight, two of the top running backs in the league in Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy and Chicago’s Matt Forte will go up against one another. Forte is averaging 155.9 yards per game and is averaging 171.3 yards in his last four contests. He also has 38 receptions for 419 yards this season as the Bears’ primary receiver. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Sean Jensen wrote this story about Forte for Sports Spectrum’s Fall 2010 issue.
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte highlighted the positive amid all the negativity last season.
After breaking the team’s single-season rushing record for a rookie (1,238 yards), Forte appeared to experience a sophomore slump and finished with nearly 300 fewer yards.
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