Post Game with Paul Golden features fun and engaging conversations with Christian athletes and coaches about sports, faith, family, fun life-stories, and the spiritual lessons learned during our guests' career.
Josh Manson, Stanley Cup Champion
2022 Stanley Cup champion Josh Manson is today’s guest on the podcast. Josh is a defenseman for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League. Originally drafted by the Anaheim Ducks (2011), Josh made his NHL debut with the Ducks in 2014. Earlier this year, Josh was traded to the Avalanche and was a key contributor to their championship run in Denver. In this interview, Josh reveals the physical and mental challenges of the playoff run and winning the ultimate trophy in sports (including his day with Lord Stanley’s Cup in Saskatchewan). He details the deal he made with God when his mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and given only three months to live. Josh discloses the three books that have significantly impacted his faith and the spiritual disciplines that helped him this past season. You will be encouraged as he shares about his faith (and role of hockey chapel), family (his wife and growing family) and storied career.
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Pablo Viruega, ESPN Deportes Commentator
Today’s guest is Pablo Viruega, sports analyst and color commentator with ESPN Deportes and ESPN International. Pablo has covered over twenty Super Bowls as a reporter and commentator as well as the Olympics, World Cup, NBA and NFL games. He is an integral part of the weekly program NFL Esta Noche. The Mexico City native describes growing up in a youth pastor’s home and how the Lord landed him his dream job with ESPN. Pablo details his unique opportunity to serve as the Spanish-speaking chaplain for the Colorado Rockies’ AA team. You will be encouraged as Pablo shares about his faith journey, his family (including his Aztec princess) and international success. Be sure to subscribe to the Post Game with Paul Golden podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.
Bill Rose, New York Yankees Limited Partner
Today’s guest is Bill Rose, a minority owner of the most iconic sports franchise of all time, the New York Yankees. As a limited partner of the Yankees, Bill shares his special connections to The Boss, George Steinbrenner, his childhood hero, Yankee great Bobby Richardson and Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas. Despite incredible “success” in the world’s eyes, Bill describes his addiction to cocaine, women, and work and how it nearly ruined his marriage. You will be encouraged by Bill’s authenticity and story of God’s amazing grace in his life. Be sure to subscribe to the Post Game with Paul Golden podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.
Dane Swanson, Jr., Navy Lacrosse
Today’s guest is Navy lacrosse player, Dane Swanson, Jr. This 20-year-old was recruited heavily as an 8th grader and ended up as standout athlete at the United States Naval Academy. In this episode, Dane details a typical day in the life of a Midshipman and the excitement of the famous Army/Navy game. He describes his faith and identity in Jesus Christ and shares his future goal of being a Navy fighter pilot.
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Clint Hurdle, Former MLB Manager
Today our guest is former MLB manager, Clint Hurdle. Following a ten-year playing career in the big leagues (Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals), Clint successfully managed the Colorado Rockies (2002-2009) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2011-2019). Clint was the 2013 National League Manager of the Year. Hurdle describes the pressure of being on the cover of Sports Illustrated at the age of 20 and his turning point at age 40 to follow Jesus Christ. He details his battle with alcoholism and overcoming both personal and professional adversity—including being fired three times, two failed marriages and raising a daughter with special needs (Prader-Willi Syndrome). You will be encouraged by Clint’s authenticity and his desire to impact others as a “hope-broker.” Be sure to subscribe to the Post Game with Paul Golden podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.
Jason Romano, Former ESPN Producer & Sports Spectrum Podcast Host
Today’s guest is Jason Romano, host of the popular Sports Spectrum podcast. Before joining the sports + faith media ministry, Jason spent seventeen years working at ESPN most notably on the Mike and Mike in the Morning show. This Emmy-award winner details the challenging question Tony Dungy asked him that changed the direction of his life. In this candid conversation, Jason opens up about his alcoholic father and their broken relationship that lasted for over 40 years. You will be encouraged as Jason details the messy journey of forgiveness. Jason also describes his unique connection with his childhood hero, Darryl Strawberry and the special significance of Mother’s Day 2001. Be sure to subscribe to the Post Game with Paul Golden podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.
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