Sports Spectrum Podcast

Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano, Sports Spectrum is an interview driven podcast that features stories on the intersection of sports and faith.
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May 30, 2017

Jared Dudley is a forward on the Phoenix Suns. He just finished his 10th NBA season and has averaged 8.3 points over his career.

A second-team All-American for Boston College, Jared was the 2007 ACC player of the year and the 22nd overall selection by the Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) in the 2007 NBA Draft.

Dudley's career has spanned 5 NBA teams including stints with the Bobcats, Suns, Clippers, Bucks, and Wizards. In July of 2016, Jared signed a 3-year deal to return to Phoenix and supply veteran leadership for a very young team.

On this episode of the podcast, Jared Dudley talks with Jason Romano about his NBA journey, mentoring young players, being a Christian in the NBA, returning to Phoenix, and his 2017 NBA Finals prediction.

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May 26, 2017

David Nelson won 2 National Championships at the University of Florida and caught passes from Tim Tebow. He was undrafted in 2010 and signed a free agent contract with Buffalo. His NFL career lasted 5 seasons with the Bills, Browns and Jets. 

During the 2012 NFL offseason, David took a trip to Haiti that would change his life. Seeing the conditions, the children, the poverty, Nelson felt called to do more and began a ministry called ImMe to bring the sustaining and empowering structure of family to the orphans of the world through care, prevention, and stewardship.

On this episode of the podcast, David Nelson talks with Jason Romano about his faith, the moment where a stranger helped make an encounter with Christ become real, his early struggles in college at Florida under Urban Meyer, and how his teammate Tim Tebow, helped show him what it really meant to be a man of God. 

May 19, 2017

Scott Lehman is the founder of In His Grip Golf  and the author of More Than A Game: Finding Life’s Answers Through Golf.  

On this episode of the podcast, Scott takes us through his journey as a fan of golf, how God grabbed a hold of him 20 years ago in 1997 in the midst of his marriage falling apart and how he was able to repair that marriage and start a ministry to help spread the gospel of Jesus through the game of golf.

Recently, Scott has introduced the In His Grip Golf Show on YouTube that tells the stories of faith and golf.

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May 16, 2017

Hunter Renfrow is a wide receiver for the Clemson Tigers.

On January 9, 2017, the Clemson Tigers won College Football's National Championship game, beating Alabama 35-31. With just :01 left on the clock, Tigers QB Deshaun Watson found Renfrow for the 2-yard touchdown pass and a trip to college football immortality. 

In this episode of the podcast, we talk to Hunter Renfrow about that moment where he scores the winning touchdown and wins college football's national title. We also ask him about the faith of his coach Dabo Swinney and the impact he has had on Hunter's life both on and off the field. 

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May 12, 2017

Jerry Birch just completed his 18th season as the chaplain for the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. 

He is also the co-pastor of Abundant Grace Fellowship in Cleveland and leads a marriage ministry with his wife Gail.

In this episode, Pastor Jerry discusses what it's like to be the primary spiritual advisor for the World Champion Cavs. We discuss LeBron James' faith and whether he attends chapel, as well as how the community and culture of the NBA gravitates towards matters of faith.

Pastor Jerry also shares his own story of infidelity and sin and how God grabbed a hold of him and not only brought him back to the faith, but called him to become a Pastor. 

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May 5, 2017

Ernie Johnson is the host of TNT's Inside the NBA. He joined Turner Sports in 1989 and has been a legend in the broadcasting industry.

He's a 3-time Sports Emmy Award winner and considered one of the best in the business at what he does. 

His new book is titled "Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary" is available everywhere now. 

Ernie's most important job is probably being Cheryl's husband and the father of 6 children, 4 of which are adopted. 

In this episode, Ernie shares his very personal story of coming to the Christian faith, raising a special needs son, what a typical day is like working on Inside the NBA, and what it meant to speak out on the TNT set the night after the election of President Donald Trump. 

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May 2, 2017

Jaccob Slavin was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 4th round (120th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut on November 20, 2015.

Slavin played every game for the Hurricanes this past year and even scored his first ever hat-trick on March 13 against the Islanders.

Jaccob comes from a very large family that has been about three things: Faith, Family and Hockey.

In this episode, Jaccob Slavin shares the story of when his faith in Christ became his own, the crazy way met his wife, and his welcome to the NHL moment as a rookie back in 2015. 

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