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Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano, Sports Spectrum is an interview driven podcast that features stories on the intersection of faith and sports.

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    • 4.9 • 524 Ratings

Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano, Sports Spectrum is an interview driven podcast that features stories on the intersection of faith and sports.

    Minnesota Vikings announcer Paul Allen on his new faith in Jesus Christ

    Minnesota Vikings announcer Paul Allen on his new faith in Jesus Christ

    Paul Allen has been the voice of the Minnesota Vikings Radio Network since 2002. He also hosts a daily show "Allen's Page" on KFAN radio in Minneapolis and is the voice at Canterbury Park horse racing each summer. He's called more than 40,000 horse races and over 400 Minnesota Vikings games.
    Allen came to faith in Christ at age 52 in June of 2019 and is also now the host of the "Faith and Goal Podcast" intersecting sports and faith.
    Today on the show, we talk to Paul Allen about his role as a broadcaster, his desire to study the Bible and why at age 52, he decided to surrender his life to Jesus.
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    • 55 min
    Kelli Masters - Sports Spectrum Minute

    Kelli Masters - Sports Spectrum Minute

    Welcome to the Sports Spectrum Minute. A new segment featuring a short clip of inspiration from a previous Sports Spectrum Podcast interview.
    Today we hear from Kelli Masters, one of the handful of female NFL player agents in the NFL. He appeared on Sports Spectrum's Podcast in August 2017. You can listen to the entire interview here. 
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    • 4 min
    South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer on football, family, coaching and faith

    South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer on football, family, coaching and faith

    Shane Beamer is the head football coach at South Carolina. He just finished his first season with the Gamecocks in 2021 and went 7-6 and won the Duke's Mayo Bowl 38-21 over North Carolina.
    Beamer is the son of former Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer and played football for his father in the late 1990's as a wide receiver and long snapper. Following in the footsteps of his dad, Beamer was a grad assistant and assistant coach for 20 years with Tennessee, South Carolina Virginia Tech, Georgia and Oklahoma before getting his first head coaching job in December 2020 with South Carolina.
    Today on the podcast, we talk to Shane Beamer about his coaching style, the experience his first head coaching job, lessons learned from his football coaching father and how his faith keeps him grounded each day.
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    • 30 min
    Former MLB pitcher Brandon Puffer on baseball, prison and restoration

    Former MLB pitcher Brandon Puffer on baseball, prison and restoration

    Brandon Puffer was a former professional baseball pitcher. He was selected in the 27th round of the 1994 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins. After stints with the Angels, Reds and Rockies, Puffer signed with the Astros and made his MLB debut on April 17, 2002. He also had stints with the Red Sox, Padres and Giants. 
    In 2008, Puffer's baseball career ended when he was arrested for burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit a felony. Puffer was found guilty in 2009 and sentenced to five years in prison. He made parole in 2011 after more than three years in prison and since then has restored his life and is back in baseball as the co-founder of GPS Texas Baseball where he is a pitching instructor and coach. 
    Today on the podcast, we talk to Brandon Puffer about his love for baseball, making it to the Big Leagues, being arrested, his time in prison and how God has redeemed and restored him for a new purpose in life. 
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    • 45 min
    Dallas Cowboys chaplain Jonathan Evans on football, marriage and family

    Dallas Cowboys chaplain Jonathan Evans on football, marriage and family

    Jonathan Evans is the team chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys and an accomplished speaker, teacher and author. He currently serves on the pastoral staff at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship with his father, Dr. Tony Evans. His sister, Priscilla Shirer, is a speaker, author and actor, and his brother, Anthony, is a singer and worship leader.
    Jonathan played college football at Baylor, was an undrafted free agent in 2005, and spent time in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys under head coach Bill Parcells. After football was over, Evans got his master’s degree in Christian leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary. His latest book, "Your Time is Now Devotional" was released in 2022.
    Today on the podcast, Evans joins Jade McCarthy sharing stories of parenting, his pro football journey, becoming the Cowboys chaplain and finding balance in his busy life.
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    • 27 min
    Jeff Saturday - Sports Spectrum Minute

    Jeff Saturday - Sports Spectrum Minute

    Welcome to the Sports Spectrum Minute. A new segment featuring a short clip of inspiration from a previous Sports Spectrum Podcast interview.
    Today we hear from former 6-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman and current ESPN NFL Analyst Jeff Saturday.  He appeared on Sports Spectrum's Podcast in December 2018. You can listen to the entire interview here. 
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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
524 Ratings

524 Ratings

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Excellent

Excellent interviews from professional athletes/umpires/coaches/staff to college athletes/coaches/staff to amateur athletes. These are very thorough & detailed. Thank you.

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Appreciate the platform given to athletes and others to speak about our shared faith in Christ

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As someone who loves hearing others talk about Jesus there’s something about hearing Athletes talk about their Jesus journey. It encourages my faith and walk with Jesus

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