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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 sports and faith.
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Jul 12, 2018

Dave Pasch is an announcer for ESPN as well as the radio voice for the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL. 

A graduate of Syracuse University in 1994, Pasch became the voice of the Cardinals in 2002 and then joined ESPN the following season in 2003 where he calls college football, college basketball and NBA games for the Worldwide Leader. 

Pasch may be most famous for calling college basketball games on ESPN with his partner, the hall of fame basketball player, Bill Walton. 

After growing up in a Jewish home, Dave came to Christ in the 1990's after spending time investigating the faith. 

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Dave about working with Bill Walton, the growth of his broadcasting career, becoming a Christian, the crazy schedule he has in the Fall, how a fellow broadcaster helped him in his faith walk, and what its like to be a believer in a very public job with ESPN and the Arizona Cardinals. 

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Jul 10, 2018

Mark Schlereth played 12 seasons in the NFL from 1989-2000 with the Redskins and Broncos. He is a 3-time Super Bowl champion, winning one ring with Washington and two with Denver.

After retirement in 2001, he joined ESPN, where he would work as an analyst until departing in June of 2017 for a new opportunity with FOX Sports. 

Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Schlereth attended the University of Idaho on a football scholarship. After his college career ended, he was selected in the 10th round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins and head coach Joe Gibbs.

Known as "Stink" to many of his friends, Schlereth wheres many titles in his life including husband, a father, grandfather, an actor, an entrepreneur, a morning radio host and a television analyst.  

In Part 2 of our conversation with Schlereth, we talk about Mark's arrival in Denver, which Super Bowl ring is his favorite, the decision to retire after 29 surgeries, broadcasting at ESPN, acting with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and why being a grandparent is the most fun he's ever had. 

For more, log on to http://SportsSpectrum.com 

Jul 9, 2018

Mark Schlereth played 12 seasons in the NFL from 1989-2000 with the Redskins and Broncos. He is a 3-time Super Bowl champion, winning one ring with Washington and two with Denver.

After retirement in 2001, he joined ESPN, where he would work as an analyst until departing in June of 2017 for a new opportunity with FOX Sports. 

Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Schlereth attended the University of Idaho on a football scholarship. After his college career ended, he was selected in the 10th round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins and head coach Joe Gibbs.

Known as "Stink" to many of his friends, Schlereth wheres many titles in his life including husband, a father, grandfather, an actor, an entrepreneur, a morning radio host and a television analyst.  

In Part 1 of our conversation with Schlereth, we talk about Mark's departure from ESPN to FOX, how his football career almost ended in college, how Joe Gibbs impacted his walk with Christ, and where the nickname "Stink" actually came from. 

For more, log on to http://SportsSpectrum.com 

Jul 5, 2018

Riley Tincher was an All-American pitcher at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he was the Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Pitcher of the Year, a two-time first-team All-Region pitcher, a two-time first-team All-WIAC pitcher, a Max Sparger award recipient, and an All-Star in the prestigious Northwoods League

He’s now a mental conditioning coach with a master’s degree in sports pedagogy with an emphasis in sports psychology from Baylor University. He’s the owner of Coachability - a mentorship program that serves athletes, at every level (youth, high school, college, professional, and Olympic), all throughout the country.

Coachability was created to provide athletes a safe haven they can go to, to talk to someone who has been through what they are going through. It was also created to teach athletes the principles to succeed in sports, and more importantly, in life after sports. It is the mentorship program Riley wished existed when he was younger.

Riley is also the author of the book "Pitching Against Myself," released in 2017. 

On this episode of the podcast, Riley shares his powerful story of baseball, success, struggle, depression and why his pursuit of a baseball dream almost caused his life to end. Riley shares why Jesus is the answer and how it helped heal him after multiple suicide attempts and how he's now taking his pain and turning it into purpose. 

Jul 2, 2018

Nick Foles began the 2017 season as a backup quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. In December, starting QB Carson Wentz injured his knee and 2 months later, Foles was the Super Bowl MVP after throwing for 373 yards and 3 TD in the Eagles 41-33 victory over the Patriots. Foles is also the only quarterback to ever catch a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl.

Selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Eagles, Foles made the Pro Bowl in 2013, but a few years later, was traded to the Rams, released, signed by the Chiefs and then returned to Philadelphia in 2017. 

Foles' new book "Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure and Overcoming the Odds," released on June 26 and is a look inside his journey through football and faith. 

On this episode of the podcast, Nick Foles shares his reason for writing a book, how close he was to retiring from the NFL, cultivating a culture of faith in the locker room, going from MVP to backup, and why he doesn't want to be called a "starting quarterback."

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