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From the Archives – Carson Palmer

No. 1 NFL draft picks Sam Bradford (2010), Carson Palmer (2003), David Carr (2002), and Michael Vick (2001) have all been featured in Sports Spectrum. With the NFL Draft beginning tonight, here is Carson Palmer's testimony... Although Carson Palmer, first-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals, is aware of how sports success breeds headlines, the idea of "fame" is a bit foreign to him. "I still don't consider myself to be famous," he says. "You've just gotta be yourself. I may be better than some guy at throwing a football, but he may be better at figuring out a lawsuit or doing taxes." Nevertheless, the stats and awards the 6' 5" 230-pound signal-caller has accumulated make a great case for his fame. The fifth player in USC history to win the Heisman Trophy, Palmer rewrote the Trojans' record books. He set numerous career marks at USC, including most total offense yards (11,799, also a Pac-10 record)...

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

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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From the Archives – Kirk Cousins

The NFL Draft starts on Thursday, April 26 and former Michigan State quarterback, Kirk Cousins, will be hoping to hear his name called by an NFL team some time in the early rounds. In our story about from the Summer 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum, Cousins talked about his future in the NFL. “Ultimately, the whole NFL thing and the future in general, whether you are playing in the pros or just your future, whether you’re an athlete or a college student in general, most of us don’t know what’s going to happen in the next few years." “It’s a little bit scary because I’m the kind of guy who likes to have a plan and likes to have things laid out." “We have to trust in the Lord’s plan and we have to walk with Him and honor Him and trust Him...

Tweet of the Day – @JLin7

Around the Net – Lin and Tebow among Time’s 100 most influential, Torii’s Taxes

Tim Tebow New York Jets new quarterback Tim Tebow was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time Magazine, and interestingly enough, New York Knicks point guard, Jeremy Lin, wrote the profile:
Watching Tim Tebow play football, you can observe many things about his character...
Jeremy Lin Jeremy Lin was also named to Time's most influential list. Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, wrote about Lin:
Jeremy Lin's story is a great lesson for kids everywhere because it debunks and defangs so many of the prejudices and stereotypes that unfairly hold children back...
Torii Hunter's Taxes Tax day isn't a fun day for anyone, with all of the complicated forms and deductions and write-offs, but it's an especially difficult day for pro athletes, who have to pay taxes throughout many different states. Marcia C. Smith from the Orange County Register gets an inside look at Torii Hunter's (who was featured in the spring 2012 issue of Sports Spectrum) complicated tax filing process... Christian Athletes in the Headlines Christian Website Aids NASCAR Driver After He Loses Major Sponsor (Christian Post) Trevor Bayne sidelined for Texas Nationwide race despite high ranking (Yahoo Sports) R.A. Dickey and Tim Wakefield star in Knuckleball! film (AmazinAvenue.com)

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Airing It Out — From Tebowing to Linsanity

On the surface, it seems kind of crazy that people in the Christian and secular communities have all of a sudden latched themselves to Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin as if Tebow and Lin were the first ever Christian athletes. Don’t get me wrong, I think all of the attention is great...

Tweet of the Day – @jonathanstewar1

Video of the Day – Tyler Zeller

Tyler Zeller, who we featured in the Winter 2012 issue, does a video for I Am Second:

Video of the Day – Tebow/Lin friendship

CBS won't let us embed this one, but it's a good one. Jeremy Lin's spiritual mentor talks about Jeremy and Tim Tebow's friendship, and their shared Christian faith. Click the picture to watch.

Tweet of the Day – @Sports_Spectrum

A Heavenly Future

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...”

Tweet of the Day – Trevor Bayne

Video of the Day – Tim Tebow at Easter Service

Tim Tebow talks about his faith at an Easter Sunday service in Texas: