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Former Ohio State linebacker and Fox NFL analyst Chris Spielman and veteran Ohio media personality Bruce Hooley have taken their successful radio partnership to their own podcast, where they discuss all things Ohio State, NFL and professional and college sports, while also freely incorporating their Christian faith into meaningful, encouraging conversations about their lives as husbands and fathers and men striving to live by Biblical truth.

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    • 4.6 • 231 Ratings

Former Ohio State linebacker and Fox NFL analyst Chris Spielman and veteran Ohio media personality Bruce Hooley have taken their successful radio partnership to their own podcast, where they discuss all things Ohio State, NFL and professional and college sports, while also freely incorporating their Christian faith into meaningful, encouraging conversations about their lives as husbands and fathers and men striving to live by Biblical truth.

    Browns waste their chance; Buckeye hoops rolling; Common people doing uncommon things

    Browns waste their chance; Buckeye hoops rolling; Common people doing uncommon things

    Monday, Jan. 18, We Tackle Life podcast:
    Browns fall to Chiefs, 22-17

    Running Patrick Mahomes was stupid

    Sorry, mom...it's football

    Down five on the Chiefs 20 with eight minutes left is when you win the game

    Kansas City isn't far from Denver when you compare the 80s to the 20s

    Chad Henne is still in the NFL?

    Buckeye hoops keep surprising us

    Let's tell E.J. Liddell every game is against Illinois

    Zed Key, Justin Ahrens and Seth Towns come up big

    Common people did uncommon things, and that's still possible today

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    • 48 min
    Urban jumps to Jags; OSU assistants staying put; A tall task for OSU hoops; Growing toward the Son

    Urban jumps to Jags; OSU assistants staying put; A tall task for OSU hoops; Growing toward the Son

    Jan. 15, We Tackle Life podcast:
    Urban Meyer takes the Jags job

    What will that mean for Ohio State's coaching staff?

    What will that mean for the future of Urban Meyer's Pint House?

    Ohio State hoops faces a tall task at Illinois

    Browns are explosive enough to win at K.C.

    Emails from listeners

    What a trip along I-71 to Cleveland teaches us about reaching for the Son

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    • 41 min
    'Bama belts OSU for CFB title; Browns bludgeon Pittsburgh; Act like you've been there

    'Bama belts OSU for CFB title; Browns bludgeon Pittsburgh; Act like you've been there

    Tuesday, Jan. 12, We Tackle Life podcast:
    OSU sticks with Bama for awhile, but then falls away

    Final score, 52-24

    Nick Saban is atop the college coaching ladder

    Urban Meyer is close, because it's harder now to win a title

    Ryan Day and the Buckeyes will be back, but maybe not next year

    Browns eliminate Pittsburgh

    Cleveland can win in Kansas City, but not if it plays cautiously

    A charge to comport yourself with strength, courage and love

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    • 34 min
    Browns-Steelers preview; OSU hoops stuns Rutgers; A template for Christians in a rancorous time

    Browns-Steelers preview; OSU hoops stuns Rutgers; A template for Christians in a rancorous time

    Sunday, Jan. 9, We Tackle Life podcast:
    One player OSU won't have for Monday's national championship game

    Browns get some good news in advance of Sunday game at Pittsburgh

    Buckeye hoops goes on the road without C.J. Walker and stuns Rutgers

    A rancorous time compels Christians to do what the disciples did

    How do we do that?

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    • 49 min
    Browns can win without Stefanski; OSU-Bama could be USC-Texas; Odds of Urban in NFL; Honoring the faith

    Browns can win without Stefanski; OSU-Bama could be USC-Texas; Odds of Urban in NFL; Honoring the faith

    We Tackle Life podcast, Jan. 7, 2021
    Browns face Pittsburgh without head coach Kevin Stefanski

    Pittsburgh is reeling....there's no reason Browns can't win

    Ohio State on schedule to play for national title on Monday

    Covid rumors abound, but no postponement yet

    DeVonta Smith wins the Heisman

    Jalen Waddle may play for Alabama

    The one key for Ohio State to win

    The one key for Alabama to win

    The best matchup in the championship game

    What's on Ohio State's bulletin board this week

    Events in Washington, viewed through a faith prism

    What lies ahead for Christians

    Holding onto a long-cited scripture that never fades in significance

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    • 47 min
    Browns make playoffs; Urban's NFL offer; OSU hoops struggles; Buckeyes vs. Bama

    Browns make playoffs; Urban's NFL offer; OSU hoops struggles; Buckeyes vs. Bama

    Monday, Jan. 4, We Tackle Life podcast:
    Browns survive Steelers, get the Steelers again Sunday in Pittsburgh

    Baker Mayfield is the Browns QB. But he's not a personal favorite

    Bengals haven't given up on Zack Taylor...why would they?

    Open NFL jobs each feature a pretty good QB

    Urban Meyer has a clean slate in Jacksonville if he wants it

    The NCAA will play its entire Tournament in the State of Indiana

    Who was Simon Skodt?

    In case you hadn't heard, Assembly Hall is a dump

    OSU vs. Bama in College Football Playoff title game has OSU-Miami, Texas-USC potential

    Ways Ohio State can win the championship

    Nick Saban has quite a history with OSU and the State of Ohio

    Binge-watching, "Alaska, the Last Frontier," leads to a scriptural buried treasure

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

bradc40 ,

Always appreciate Bruce’s insights

I have always enjoyed listening to BH from Columbus to Cleveland and back. Was excited to hear he had a show on 98.9 in Columbus and was trying to find it on apple podcast and stumbled upon this show and am thrilled I did. Love to hear his thoughts on football politics but hearing him talk freely about his faith is a real blessing. Thank you Bruce!

CbusRyan ,

Solid sports talk and life advice

Bruce and Chris offer insightful commentary on all-things OSU and NFL. Their transparent discussions on life and personal faith life is encouraging and motivating.

gtru82 ,

Doesn’t get much better than this!

This has quickly become my favorite podcast. It doesn’t get much better than this! Love the “Faith and Football” that these guys bring from the heart each time out. Speels please try to make every effort to be present at each show because you know it is a much “BIGGER SHOW” when you are there sir. Bruce we love you despite your continuous technical difficulties.

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