Airing It Out — Disagreement equals hate?

It’s official. The media is the new czar of morality.

Your Bible? They say it’s no longer valid. And what you individually believe? It’s no longer relevant either.

If you go against the media’s moral code, whether you are a liberal or a conservative, you are now bigoted and hateful… Continue reading

Another Angle — Pedestal to the metal

Zach Johnson dropped the f-bomb on air the other day, and I liked what came from it.

Now, let me explain, before you act like I voted democrat or haven’t read “The Chronicles of Narnia” or didn’t like “Radical” by David Platt (which, I didn’t really, so, sorry, Christian culture).

On Nov. 29 at the World Challenge, unabashed Christian and PGA Tour player Zach Johnson, quite possibly the Tim Tebow of golf, cursed on air, then apologized later on Twitter. His slip-up showed his humanity, and his apology showed his aim. I liked it… Continue reading

Around the Net – Brees breaks record, Pettitte starts Game 2, Hamilton done in Texas?

Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas’ record last night…

Andy Pettitte will go for an MLB-record 20th postseason win for the Yankees tonight. Former manager Buck Showalter comments on Pettitte’s success…

Josh Hamilton may have worn out his welcome in Texas. But he says that wherever he may go in free agency, it will be where God directs him to go…

Tebow tweets about playing in the 666th Monday night game, Bubba Watson tweets about a party in heaven, and Jim Irsay tweets about delivering the game ball to Chuck Pagano… Continue reading

Around the Net – President Tebow? Tim Hudson on CBN, Josh Hamilton out, Athlete Tweets

In a recent feature with Vogue Magazine, Tim Tebow mentioned a possible future career in politics…

Tim Hudson shut down the Phillies Sunday, inching the Braves closer to clinching a playoff spot. He spoke with CBN about his faith in Christ…

Josh Hamilton hasn’t played since September 18, and the Rangers aren’t sure when he will be back…

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“Conversations” with AJ Styles

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This is the first in a series we are starting here on SportsSpectrum.com called Sports Spectrum “Conversations,” where, you guessed it, we have a conversation with a Christian athlete or personality. It will be in Q&A format and in audio podcast to go along side of it, so you can enjoy the interview either way.

This edition of Sports Spectrum “Conversations” features the man who many people call the face of TNA Wrestling (Thursdays 8 ET SPIKE TV), the “Phenomenal” AJ Styles. Styles (born Allen Neal Jones) is a TNA Grand Slam champion, which means he’s held every championship there is to hold in the company, and is one of the most exciting wrestlers in all of pro wrestling today. Styles joins us to talk about his wrestling career, how he became a Christian, what it’s like be a Christian in the pro wrestling industry, why Tim Tebow can’t take his shirt off in public, his love for Christian hip-hop, and the Super Mario Bros… Continue reading

Around the Net – Lin leaving New York, Tebow wins ESPY, Brees signs contract, Johnson wins John Deere

The New York Knicks finally decided to let Jeremy Lin go to Houston, and New York Knicks fans are not necessarily happy about the decision. One Linsane fan started a petition to try and keep Lin in the Knicks uniform…

Last week, Tim Tebow won the ESPY award for best sorts moment of the year for his 80-yard touchdown pass in the Broncos overtime win in last season’s playoffs…

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints finally agreed to a long term contract…

Zac Johnson remarkably placed a six-iron out of a fairway bunker to within a foot to secure a win at the John Deere Classic, one of the best golf shots of the year… Continue reading

Airing It Out — Wake up, it’s dark

“I guarantee that no man of Tim Tebow’s stature could survive a season in New York without succumbing to the temptations of the city.” – Neal Biderman, CEO of an internet site.

That statement by Neal Biderman alone would irk some people, but knowing the context would, likely, disgust everyone… Continue reading

Around the Net – Infidelity website offers $1 million to sleep with Tim Tebow, Bubba Watson returns

Tim Tebow

A controversial infidelity website is offering $1 million for anyone who can prove they’ve slept with Tim Tebow:

AshleyMadison.com founder and CEO Noel Biderman says Tebow should embrace his status as a sex symbol. “Sports and sex (and of course, infidelity) go hand in hand. If Mr. Tebow is indeed abstaining from adult relationships, I would encourage him to find a nice lady or two and enjoy his youth and fame as much as possible. We are beyond the days where pre-marital sex has a social stigma, and it is my hope that soon we will also feel the same about infidelity. I guarantee that no man of Tim Tebow’s stature could survive a season in New York without succumbing to the temptations of the city (i.e. pull a Brett Favre).” (AshleyMadison.com)

Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson will return to the course for first time since winning the Masters. He will play in the Zurich Classic New Orleans where he is the defending champion.

“That stuff is more important to me, but right now with this platform that I have of winning the Masters, it’s going to give me a better chance to raise good dollars for cancer, for the center in Africa and different things like that.” (The Associated Press)…

Christian Athletes in the Headlines

Should Drew Brees sit out the entire 2012 season? (Business Insider)

Kaka tops 10M Twitter followers (Associated Press)

Hockey (Mike Fisher’s) wife Carrie Underwood on playoffs (ESPN.com)

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SPORTS YAPP Episode #42 – Charlotte Hornets, Rebranding in sports, What’s Boiling Bryce?!?

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Today on the show:

Bryce and Aaron yapp about rebranding in sports, NFL kickoffs, and Bryce is boiling about a couple of things!

-First, the guys yapp about Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow being named in Time’s top 100 most influential people in the world.

-The NFL may remove kickoffs…

-There’s a movement going on in Charlotte to change the Bobcats name back to the Hornets. Hear what the guys think about bringing back the buzz. (bringbackthebuzz.com)

- Aaron talks about rebranding in sports; what has worked, and what hasn’t.

-What’s Boiling Bryce?!? Drew Brees contract situation and Dwight Howard/Stan Van Gundy

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