Sports Spectrum Podcast with Jason Romano
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.
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 1: DESHAUN WATSON
Deshaun Watson is a two-time Pro Bowl quarterback with the Houston Texans. He was selected 12th overall in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft by Houston after a stellar career in college that saw him lead Clemson to the national championship in 2016.
Adding the word “author” to his resume, Wa...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 2: SCOTT SMITH
Scott Smith is a co-host of the “Scott and Kelli” show every weekday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on the K-LOVE radio network. He grew up in southern Minnesota, where his passion for sports was fueled by watching his dad coach high school football, track and basketball. As a boy, Smith dreamed of be...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 3: HOWARD JOHNSON
Howard Johnson played 14 seasons of Major League Baseball from 1982 to 1995. He was selected in the first round of the 1979 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers (12th overall) and made his MLB debut three years later, on April 14, 1982. He would play three seasons in Detroit and was a member of the 19...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 4: CAT OSTERMAN
Cat Osterman is one of the most decorated softball players ever. She was a standout pitcher at the University of Texas, ending her college career with records in wins, strikeouts, ERA, WHIP and innings pitched. She still owns the NCAA Division I record for perfect games and ranks in the top 10 fo...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 5: SHANE DOAN
Shane Doan is a former NHL player who played 21 seasons with the Winnipeg Jets/Arizona Coyotes franchise. He was selected in the first round of the 1995 NHL Draft (seventh overall) by the Jets, and was their final first-round pick as the team relocated to Phoenix the following season.
In 1996, D...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 6: TURNER WARD
Turner Ward has been a part of Major League Baseball since making his debut as a player in 1990. He was selected in the 18th round of the 1986 MLB Draft by the Yankees but was traded to the Indians in March 1989. He made his MLB debut on Sept. 10, 1990, and played 12 seasons with Cleveland, Toron...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 7: TROY VINCENT
Troy Vincent is a five-time Pro Bowl defensive back who played 15 seasons in the NFL with the Dolphins, Eagles, Bills and Redskins, from 1992-2006. During that time he was honored for his work away from football with the 2002 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and the 2005 Bart Starr Award.
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 8: BILL CURRY
As a former NFL player, Bill Curry learned the game from such legendary masters as Bobby Dodd, Vince Lombardi, and Don Shula. He snapped the ball to a who’s who list of quarterbacks, including Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas, and Billy Lothridge. He was a two-time Pro Bowl center and a three-time NFL C...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 9: MATT HASSELBECK & MIKE FISHER
Mike Fisher played 19 seasons in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators from 1999-2018, retiring after the 2018 season. He’s married to country singer Carrie Underwood and has two children.
Matt Hasselbeck played 17 seasons in the NFL with the Packers, Seahawks, Titans and Colt...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 10: DANNY KANELL
Danny Kanell is a sports commentator for Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio and CBS Sports. He played his college football as a quarterback at Florida State under Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden, and later was inducted into the Florida State Athletic Hall of Fame. Kanell also played baseball with t...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 11: MONTY WILLIAMS
Monty Williams is the head coach of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns. He was named to his current role in May 2019 after serving as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers last season.
Selected in the first round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks, Williams played 11 seasons in the NBA wi...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 12: TRENT DILFER
Trent Dilfer was named the head football coach at Lipscomb Academy, a Christian prep school in in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday. The new gig comes after 14 seasons in the NFL and nine years with ESPN.
Selected in the first round (sixth overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Di...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 13: JEFF SATURDAY
Jeff Saturday played 13 seasons in the NFL with the Colts (1999-2011) and Packers (2012). After retirement, Saturday joined ESPN as an NFL analyst in 2013, and he remains there today providing analysis for shows such as NFL LIVE and SportsCenter.
Though he entered the league as an undrafted free...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 14: TONY DUNGY
Tony Dungy is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author whose books include “Quiet Strength,” “Uncommon,” “The Mentor Leader” and “Uncommon Marriage.” He led the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl victory on Feb. 4, 2007, the first such win for an African-American head coach. Dungy established an...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 15: DERWIN GRAY
Derwin Gray is a former defensive back, who played five seasons in the NFL with the Colts and Panthers. He’s now the pastor of Transformation Church near Charlotte, N.C.
Selected in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft (92nd overall) by the Indianapolis Colts, Gray played five seasons with Ind...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 16: JIM SCHLOSSANGLE
Jim Schlossnagle is the baseball coach for Texas Christian University. He arrived at TCU in 2004 and has compiled an impressive resume that includes 770 career victories, five NCAA Super Regional appearances and four consecutive College World Series appearances.
In 2015 he was named Big 12 Coach...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 17: MATTHEW WEST
Matthew West is a Matthew West is a four-time GRAMMY nominee, a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and Dove Award recipient, and was was awarded an American Music Award (2013), a Billboard Music Award (Top Christian Artist, 2014), a K-LOVE Fan Award (2016), and na...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 18: LECRAE
Lecrae is a multi GRAMMY award-winning platinum selling artist and a New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, speaker and co-owner/president of Reach Records.
He has sold more than three million copies and has been nominated for five GRAMMY Awards including a win for Best Gospel Album. F...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 19 CHRISTIAN YEAGER
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 20 KENNY LUCK
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 21 JOSH MANSON
Josh Manson is a defenseman and assistant captain for the Anaheim Ducks. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by Anaheim, and made his NHL debut in 2014.
In 2016-17, Manson played all 82 games and helped the Ducks to the Western Conference Finals. The next season saw hi...
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 22 CLYDE CHRISTENSEN
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 23 STEFEN WISNIEWSKI
We talked to #Chiefs offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski about preparing for his third #SuperBowl, and why Jesus is priority No. 1 in his life.
SPORTS SPECTRUM EPISODE 24 DANSBY SWANSON
Dansby Swanson is entering his sixth season as the shortstop of the Atlanta Braves. He was originally the number one overall pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks back in 2015 before being traded in December 2015 to the Braves.
In college at Vanderbilt, Dansby was named the 2014 College World Series ...