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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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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.

    Bob Sturm - Dallas Sports Talk Show Host (1310 The Ticket)

    Bob Sturm - Dallas Sports Talk Show Host (1310 The Ticket)

    Episode 498
    Each day in the afternoon, Dallas, Texas listens to the voice of Bob Sturm on Sports Radio 1310 the Ticket. He's also a part of Troy Aikman's research team each week during the NFL season for FOX Sports broadcasts. 
     
    Bob is a staff writer covering the Cowboys for The Athletic Dallas. He has covered the team for the last 22 seasons and has written about the Cowboys for The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine and Fox Sports Southwest. He was also the author of the book “This Year is Different - The Story of How the 2011 Dallas Mavericks Won It All."
     
    On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Bob about being on air during a pandemic, where his faith took shape, his awesome adoption story and what he's learned about being a believer and working in the secular work space as a sports talk show host. 
     
    For more stories of sports and faith, check out http://SportsSpectrum.com 

    • 40 min
    Dabo Swinney, Tony Dungy and Benjamin Watson -- FCA Huddle Up

    Dabo Swinney, Tony Dungy and Benjamin Watson -- FCA Huddle Up

    BONUS EPISODE
     
    Today on the podcast, we feature a conversation with Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney, Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy and NFL tight end Benjamin Watson. Swinney's wife Cathleen and Watson's wife Kirsten also join the conversation as part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Huddle Up series. 
     
    To watch this entire conversation, visit YouTube.com/FCAVideo.
     
    For more stories of sports and faith, visit http://SportsSpectrum.com.
     
    To learn more about the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, check out http://fca.org 
     
    To learn about the great work being done with the Nations of Coaches, check them out here. 

    • 46 min
    Paul Tesori - PGA Tour Golf Caddie to Webb Simpson

    Paul Tesori - PGA Tour Golf Caddie to Webb Simpson

    Episode 497
     
    Paul Tesori is a former All-American at the University of Florida, a PGA TOUR Professional, and caddie to Vijay Singh. He is currently a coach and caddie to 2012 US Open champion and 2018 PLAYERS champion, Webb Simpson.
     
    He and his wife Michelle have co-founded the Tesori Family Foundation, who's initiative is to give back to those in need. Their mission is to achieve great things through God by lending a helping hand, providing hope and healing hearts for children.
     
    On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Paul about his role as a caddie to Webb Simpson, having a boss that is 13 years younger than him, his struggle with idolatry and how his faith was tested when he suffered a broken marriage, had an affair and became a workaholic. Paul's got a great story of faith and redemption.
     
    For more stories of sports and faith, check out http://SportsSpectrum.com 

    • 37 min
    Dior Ginyard - NFLPA's Senior Player Manager

    Dior Ginyard - NFLPA's Senior Player Manager

    Episode 496
     
    Dior Ginyard is the NFLPA's Senior Player Manager where he connects players to programs facilitating professional development off the field. 
     
    His key initiatives is working on player development programs for current players, helping NFL rookies with their on-boarding process as they adapt to the pro game, and advocating for players to figure out opportunities away from the field. 
     
    On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Dior about his role with the NFLPA. He also shares his faith story and how an injury in a high school football game and emergency surgery in December 2006 led to a downward spiral that culminated with him spending time in prison until a Bible Study and a certain book he read changed his purpose forever. 
     
    For more stories of sports and faith, check out http://SportsSpectrum.com 

    • 38 min
    Remembering Ravi Zacharias

    Remembering Ravi Zacharias

    Today we bring back a conversation recorded in October of 2019 with Ravi Zacharias, an evangelist, teacher, preacher, author and founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. 
     
    Ravi passed away today, May 19, 2020 at the age of 74 after a battle with cancer. He was a true hero of the faith and impacted the lives millions of people around the world. 
     

    • 15 min
    Mike Bomgardner - Covid-19 and Cancer

    Mike Bomgardner - Covid-19 and Cancer

    Episode 495
     
    Mike Bomgardner is a former Duke football player. A four-sport letterman in high school, Bomgardner's Haddon Heights, N.J., team won two state championships and he received multiple scholarship offers from schools such as Penn State, Notre Dame and Syracuse. During his time at Duke, Bomgardner served as a co-captain in 1974 and was voted "Most Inspirational Teammate" that same season.
     
    Today, Bomgardner is in a different kind of battle away from the football field, as he was diagnosed with colon cancer in April 2016. He went through multiple rounds of cancer, but in January 2019 he discovered his cancer had returned and was given a terminal diagnosis.
     
    On March 22, 2020, Bomgardner's trials continued, as he was diagnosed with COVID-19 and admitted to the hospital for multiple days.
     
    On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Bomgardner about his football journey, but more so focus on how the Lord has worked through him during his battle with cancer, contracting coronavirus, sharing his story, and why he continues to trust in Jesus during all of this.
     
    For more stories of sports and faith, check out http://SportsSpectrum.com 

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
361 Ratings

361 Ratings

Philliam Larde ,

Awesome Podcast

Love Jason’s passion for Christ. Love how he intersects sports and faith!! Love the gusts he brings on the show!!(more baseball though)

homer614 ,

Hodgepack

I love this podcast. Jason does such a great job connecting with folks. Always fun hearing how the Lord is working through folks and learning how they came to follow Christ and show Him in their daily lives!

T Calvert ,

Entertaining & Encouraging

Love this podcast. It’s such an encouragement to hear people’s stories of God’s faithfulness.

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