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Sports Spectrum Podcast

Launched in 2017 and now with over 4 million downloads, Sports Spectrum's podcast features stories on the intersection of sports and faith. Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano, new conversations drop 3 times each week.
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Feb 7, 2023

Marcellus Casey is in his 6th season as the team chaplain of the Kansas City Chiefs. 

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Casey about his season with Kansas City, meeting Lamar Hunt when he was a child, leading the chapel services for the players and coaches this season and what he hopes to share for his Super Bowl chapel the night before the big game.


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Feb 6, 2023

Ted Winsley is in his 21st season as the team chaplain of the Philadelphia Eagles. He is the senior pastor at “Family Church” in New Jersey and continues to minister to the spiritual needs of the Eagles players and coaches throughout the year.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Pastor Ted about the Eagles 2022 season, returning to the Super Bowl, faith inside the locker room this year and what he hopes to share for his Super Bowl chapel the night before the big game.


Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more. http://TheIncrease.com 

Feb 5, 2023

Welcome to the Sports Spectrum Minute featuring a short clip of inspiration from a previous Sports Spectrum Podcast interview.

Today we hear from ESPN NFL Analyst and former NFL player Marcus Spears. He appeared on Sports Spectrum's Podcast in September 2020. You can listen to the entire interview here


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Feb 3, 2023

Matthew Hasselbeck is an NFL analyst on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown." The former quarterback played 18 NFL seasons with the Packers, Seahawks, Titans and Colts, and was named to the Pro Bowl three times. In 2021, he was inducted into the Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor.

Today on the podcast, Jade McCarthy and Jason Romano talk to Hasselbeck about faith in the NFL, his favorite Super Bowl memory and the importance of prayer after the Damar Hamlin injury


Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more. - http://TheIncrease.com 

Feb 1, 2023

Trevor Rosenthal is a professional baseball pitcher who has been in the Major Leagues since 2012. Originally selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 21st round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft, Rosenthal made his MLB debut three years later and became a staple in the St. Louis bullpen. 

In 2015 Rosenthal was named the National League All-Star team and finished second in saves in both 2014 and 2015. After going through some difficult seasons and dealing with injuries, he returned in the shortened 2020 season and had 11 saves helping the Padres to a playoff berth.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Trevor Rosenthal about trusting in God over the past five years as his baseball career has seen ups and downs and twists and turns. 


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Jan 29, 2023

Austin Adams is a MLB pitcher who was selected in the 8th round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft by the Angels. He was traded to the Nationals and spent three seasons with Washington (2017-19), one with Seattle (2019) and then three with the Padres (2020-2022).

Today on the podcast, we talk to Austin Adams about giving his life to Christ in August 2021, living a life of surrender, making his MLB debut with Washington in 2017 and why his faith has led him to serve with Compassion International. 


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Jan 27, 2023

Jim Zorn is a former NFL player and NFL head coach who was the first ever starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks in their expansion season of 1976. Zorn would remain the starter for the next 7 seasons and finished his Seahawks career in 1984. After a few more seasons, he was finished with football after the 1987 season and then turned his attention to coaching. 

In 2001, Zorn returned to the team he played with for so many years and was the quarterback coach for the Seahawks. In 2005, his team won the NFC championship and went on to Super Bowl XL against the Steelers. Zorn had a stint as an NFL head coach in 2008 and 2009 with Washington. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Jim Zorn about his NFL playing career, living his faith out each day, the comparisons of coaching and playing as a Christian and his desire to finish well as he approaches 70 years old in 2023. 


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Jan 25, 2023

Angela Stanford is a professional golfer on the LPGA Tour. Since turning pro in 2000, she has had eight professional wins including seven on the LPGA Tour. In 2018, she won the Evian Championship and achieved her dream of winning her first LPGA Major championship. 

A standout golfer in college at TCU, Stanford was a four-time All-American with the Horned Frogs and the 1999 WAC player of the year. She has also been a member six U.S. Solheim Cup teams and was recently named assistant U.S. captain of the 203 Solheim Cup team. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Angela about her golf career, winning that first LPGA Major, what it means to live out her faith on the LPGA tour and why she wanted to honor her mom by starting the Angela Stanford Foundation. 


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Jan 23, 2023

Tommy Edman is an infielder with the St. Louis Cardinals. After a stellar college career at Stanford, Edman was selected in the sixth round of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft by St. Louis and made his MLB debut a few years later in 2019.

In 2021, Edman won a Gold Glove for his defensive effort at second base. In 2022, he hit .265 with 13 home runs, 57 RBIs, 31 doubles, and 32 stolen bases.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Edman about his journey with Christ, the impact teammates in St. Louis have had on his faith, being a switch-hitter and how he approaches the highs and lows of a long MLB season.


Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Jan 22, 2023

Bobby Evans was the San Francisco Giants General Manager from 2016-2018. He first joined the Giants organization in 1994 and spent 24 years total with San Francisco's front office. During his time there, he was a member of three World Series championship teams in 2010, 2012 and 2014. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Bobby about his long and winding road in the game of baseball, his favorite memory from Game 7 of the 2014 World Series and why his faith in Jesus has guided him to serve with Compassion International.


Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Jan 20, 2023

Heath Evans is a former NFL player who was selected in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He would play 10 seasons with the Seahawks, Dolphins, Patriots and Saints and won a Super Bowl in 2009 with New Orleans. 

After retiring, he started a broadcasting career at NFL Network that lasted from 2012 until his firing in 2017. He is now doing work with his company "Built Ready" fighting to help men master biblical manhood both spiritually and physically. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Heath Evans about his spiritual transformation that has seen him going from a fan to a follower of Jesus Christ. Evans also talks about his valley moments, including a divorce and a firing from his broadcasting job at NFL Network and how these moments have helped shape him as a dad and husband today and why he is all in on growing as a Christ follower. 


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Jan 18, 2023

Jason Grimsley is a former professional baseball pitcher who played 17 years in Major League Baseball with seven different teams. He was originally selected in the 10th round of the 1985 MLB Draft by the Phillies and made his MLB debut four years later, in September of 1989.

In 1999 and 2000, Grimsley was a member of the New York Yankees World Series championship teams. He pitched his last game in May of 2006 with the Diamondbacks. In November 2022, Jason released his first book, "Cross Stiched: One Man's Journey from Ruin to Restoration."

Today on the podcast, we talk to Jason about his MLB career, his journey to the big leagues, becoming a Christian, overcoming addiction and what it means to find restoration.


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Jan 16, 2023

Veronica Burton is a WNBA player with the Dallas Wings. She was selected seventh overall in the first round of the 2022 WNBA Draft after a stellar career at Northwestern that saw her named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year three times. 

In her senior season with Northwestern, she averaged 18 points, 4.3 assists and led the nation at 3.8 steals per game. She was named Third-Team All-American in 2022 by the AP and won the WBCA Defensive Player of the Year. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Veronica about her first season in the WNBA, the growth she's seen in her faith, the importance of community and the importance of family. 


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Jan 15, 2023

Gari Meacham is an author, speaker, baseball wife and nonprofit CEO who has written multiple books and co-hosts the "Gutsy Faith" podcast. Gari's husband Bobby Meacham is a coach in the Colorado Rockies orgranization and is a former professional baseball player who played six seasons with the New York Yankees in the 1980's. 

Today on the podcast, Gari tells stories of growing up in pro baseball, trusting in God amidst uncertainity and why she wanted to partner with Water Mission to help bring clean water to people in Uganda. 


You can learn more about the great work Water Mission is doing and sow into their ministry by clicking on their website -- http://WaterMission.org 

Jan 13, 2023

Jacob Tamme is a former NFL tight end who played nine seasons with the Colts, Broncos and Falcons from 2008-2016. He was a part of three different Super Bowl teams and caught a touchdown pass in the 2013 AFC Championship game to help Denver beat New England. 

In college, Tamme was a standout tight end at the University of Kentucky and in 2018, was inducted into their Athletics Hall of Fame. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Jacob Tamme about prayer in the NFL, reaction to the Damar Hamlin incident on Monday Night Football, lessons from Tony Dungy and bible studies with Peyton Manning. 


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Jan 11, 2023

Nate Harris is a division one college basketball referee. He started officiating as a junior in high school and worked his way up through high school and eventually college basketball where he currently works in the Pac-12, Mountain West, Big Sky and WAC. 

In January of 2020, Nate and his wife Jessica, founded MND Ministries, where he is helping equip and disciples local referees in a relationship with God. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Nate Harris about representing Christ as a college basketball official and using the platform of a referee to help equip others in their faith. 


Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Jan 9, 2023

Dana Ford is the head men's basketball coach at Missouri State University. Ford arrived as the head man for the Bears in March 2018 and 4 years later, he led his program to 23 wins, a 13-5 record in the Missouri Valley Conference, culminating in an NIT berth. It was the program's most wins since 2011 and the 10th best in team history. 

The Fords are also the founders of the Rebound Foundation which raises funds and awareness to help renew and restore women who have experienced a life of domestic abuse. The foundation provides a stable home and fresh start to abuse victims and their children. The Rebound Foundation currently provides homes in Springfield, Missouri., and Chicago, Illinois. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Dana Ford about his coaching routine, becoming a true follower of Jesus, trusting in God during difficult storms and why he and his wife founded Rebound Foundation. 


Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com

Jan 8, 2023

Welcome to the Sports Spectrum Minute featuring a short clip of inspiration from a previous Sports Spectrum Podcast interview.

Today we hear from NBC Sports Host Maria Taylor. She appeared on Sports Spectrum's Podcast in July 2018. You can listen to the entire interview here


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Jan 6, 2023

Jade McCarthy is the host of Sports Spectrum’s “Transformed” podcast and a former on-air talent for ESPN.

Today on the podcast, Jason and Jade react to two-time Super Bowl champion Stefen Wisniewski's comments on a recent “Transformed” podcast about being made new everyday in Christ and his desire to serve God in retirement and live everyday for Him. 


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Listen to Jade's full interview with Stefen Wisniewski on Sports Spectrum's  "Transformed" podcast -- https://sportsspectrum.com/transformed/2022/12/08/podcast-stefen-wisniewski-super-bowl-champion/ 

Jan 4, 2023

Our host Jason Romano reacts to a tough week in the NFL and shares a powerful prayer that Dan Orlovsky offered on ESPN's NFL LIVE for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin. 

Jan 2, 2023

Mark Appel was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft by the Houston Astros. In 2015, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, but in 2018 at the age of 26, he stepped away from baseball.

After three years, he announced he was making a comeback to chase his MLB dream and return to pitch professionally. He appeared in 23 games with the Phillies’ Double- and Triple-A affiliates in 2021, striking out 60 batters in 71.1 innings pitched. In 2022, his dream was realized as he made his MLB debut in June with the Phillies. He would appear in 6 games, allowing two earned runs in 10.1 innings. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Appel about achieving his MLB dream, remaining patient with God's plan and why he's building himself a super-van to drive around the country with. 


Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Jan 1, 2023

Welcome to the Sports Spectrum Minute featuring a short clip of inspiration from a previous Sports Spectrum Podcast interview.

Today we hear from NFL Quarterback Andy Dalton. The Saints QB appeared on Sports Spectrum's Podcast during his time with the Cincinnati Bengals in March 2018. You can listen to the entire interview here


Receive our Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here.

Dec 30, 2022

This week, we're going to look back at 2022 and bring you our favorite and most listened to podcasts of this year. 

Today, we bring back a conversation from February 2022 with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and his wife Jenny. 


Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Dec 29, 2022

This week, we're going to look back at 2022 and bring you our favorite and most listened to podcasts of this year. 

Today, we bring back a conversation from April 2022 with Trent Dilfer and his daughter Tori. 


Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Dec 28, 2022

This week, we're going to look back at 2022 and bring you our favorite and most listened to podcasts of this year. 

Today, we bring back a conversation from May 2022 with Baylor Men's Basketball Coach Scott Drew.  


Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

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