370 episodes

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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    • 4.7 • 243 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.

    Contract extensions for Holtmann, Day; Saban, Jimbo Snipe over NIL

    Contract extensions for Holtmann, Day; Saban, Jimbo Snipe over NIL

    5-19-22 We Tackle Life podcast:
    Ryan Day, Chris Holtmann get contract extensions

    The escalation of OSU football HC salary is quite a thing

    Holtmann's extension won't keep suitors away

    Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban snipe over NIL

    Worry doesn't work

    Find out more at https://spielman-and-hooley.pinecast.co

    • 31 min
    Ahrens landing spot; Bengals, Browns schedules; Bahamas beckon Browns

    Ahrens landing spot; Bengals, Browns schedules; Bahamas beckon Browns

    5-16-21 We Tackle Life podcast:
    Justin Ahrens lands out west

    Kyle Young call is a career

    Reds throw a no-hitter, and offer a no-scorer

    Deshaun Watson takes the Browns to the Bahamas

    Cleveland schedule is friendly to start if Watson is suspended

    Bengals schedule is unbelievably difficult to finish

    Find out more at https://spielman-and-hooley.pinecast.co

    • 29 min
    Another elite QB commits to OSU; Does that guarantee anything?; Who's UC's new QB?n

    Another elite QB commits to OSU; Does that guarantee anything?; Who's UC's new QB?n

    5-11-22 We Tackle Life podcast:
    OSU gets a commit from another elite QB

    What does this guarantee for the future?

    Remember Tate Martell? Jack Miller? Emory Jones?

    What if C.J. Stroud gets injured?

    A recommendation for Ryan Day

    Cincinnati is looking for the next Desmond Ridder

    Two candidates seem viable, one of whom was a Bearcat before

    Find out more at https://spielman-and-hooley.pinecast.co

    • 30 min
    MNF doubleheader; OSU stresses over NIL; Transfer Portal QB Bingo

    MNF doubleheader; OSU stresses over NIL; Transfer Portal QB Bingo

    5-9-22 We Tackle Life podcast:
    Monday Night Football doubleheader announced

    Former MSU, Dayton Jefferson hooper Andrien Payne murdered

    Jimmy G is on the tradiong block

    That makes dealing Baker complicated

    Ohio State stresses about NIL rules

    There is no reason why OSU should ever get outbid for a player

    Not with the heavy hitters on board with the Buckeyes' NIL collectives

    Let's play Transfer Portal QB Bingo

    Find out more at https://spielman-and-hooley.pinecast.co

    • 37 min
    Money talk...on OHSAA considering NIL, OSU paying for grades, Gene Smith wants action

    Money talk...on OHSAA considering NIL, OSU paying for grades, Gene Smith wants action

    5-6-22 We Tackle Life podcast:
    OHSAA voting on NIL

    Ohio State paying for academic performance

    OSU AD Gene Smith wants help managing NIL

    Find out more at https://spielman-and-hooley.pinecast.co

    • 38 min
    Is CJ Stroud 2023's Top Overall pick?; OSU hoops gets a transfer; The back story on Baker Mayfield

    Is CJ Stroud 2023's Top Overall pick?; OSU hoops gets a transfer; The back story on Baker Mayfield

    5-5-22 We Tackle Life podcast:
    Looking ahead to 2023 NFL Draft

    OSU hoops gets an experienced guard

    It's always fun to revel in Golden State's issues

    Draymond Green is still Draymond Green

    Baker Mayfield may make Browns regret dropping him

    OSU and Boston College make some way-in-the-future plans

    What faith requires on a divisive issue

    Find out more at https://spielman-and-hooley.pinecast.co

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
243 Ratings

243 Ratings

Ernie 58 ,

Podcast that just fits me

The We Tackle Life podcast is full of wisdom when it comes to sports and faith. Always enjoy Bruce’s take on the Browns and Buckeyes. May not agree with all his takes but enjoy listening to them. The faith portion is what I truly need and why I have been a faithful listener from the start. Just recently Bruce’s take on adversity hit me. It is not always easy to go through but often times it is what makes us grow in our faith. Hope these podcasts continue as they provide a great outlet for me. Thanks Bruce.

Geo O ,

S.A.M.!

Our world needs more podcasts like We Tackle Life! Bruce Hooley has a heart for informing and helping others and does an outstanding job of discussing not only current sports events but, more importantly, matters of faith.

He has helped me focus more clearly on what is really important in this life as he speaks the truth with a loving heart. He is not afraid to stand and speak for truth which, in a world plagued with relativism, is most welcome and appreciated.

Bruce has a unique podcast. Hemisphere Coffee Roasters of Mechanicsburg, Ohio has B.A.M.; We Tackle Life has S.A.M.—Sports and Ministry! Give it a listen.

GSTitan ,

Buckeyes and Faith

Bruce does an excellent job speaking “his truth” on Buckeye athletics and unique faith portions each episode. Anytime something happens in the world of Buckeye sports, I instantly yearn for Bruce’s wisdom on the topic. His humble yet confident walk-through of a Christian faith portion is a grounding part of my day.

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