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Inspiring Athletes

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May 2011 Archives

Hot Topic Tuesday: Should Christian athletes care about winning?

posted by Chad Bonham

For years, Christian athletes (especially those at the professional level) have been plagued by the notion that their faith inherently makes them “soft” or perhaps less interested in winning than their non-religious teammates. I’ve talked to many professional athletes about […]

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The Inspirational Sports Report: Hamilton homers in first post-injury at bat, Kenseth wins for Bayne, and NFL safety finds new career in the classroom

posted by Chad Bonham

The Mavericks and the Heat kick off the NBA Finals Tuesday night in Miami followed by the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals Wednesday night between Boston and Vancouver. Add baseball, NASCAR, Indy Car and golf to the mix […]

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Actor Ryan Merriman on his latest football film The 5th Quarter

posted by Chad Bonham

Friday Feature: Ryan Merriman Some of the hardest films to watch are those that deal with real life tragedies. Such is the case with the new film The 5th Quarter starring Aidan Quinn, Andie MacDowell and Ryan Merriman. The 5th […]

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NFL rookie takes fan with spina bifida to middle school prom

posted by Chad Bonham

NFL rookie-to-be J.T. Thomas did something that made even the most cynical fans stand up and cheer. He took 14-year old Joslyn Levell, who was born with spina bifida, to her middle school prom in Morgantown, WV. Thomas, who is […]

PGA Tour professional Kevin Streelman talks about FCA GAMEDAY and positively influencing kids

posted by Chad Bonham

Last week at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas, I had the chance to talk to PGA golfer Kevin Streelman who last year developed an idea that eventually became known as FCA GAMEDAY. At 11 tournaments this year, […]

NASCAR driver and Joplin native Jamie McMurray praying for hometown

posted by Chad Bonham

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jamie McMurray has a heavy heart this week after Sunday’s devastating tornadoes ripped through his Joplin, Missouri hometown. Read more here.

Hot Topic Tuesday: Character does matter

posted by Chad Bonham

Last week I posed the question, “Does character matter?” In general, I think most people would probably agree that character or integrity is important in today’s society. Most people would also likely agree that the lack of character (especially at […]

The Inspirational Sports Report: Stenhouse Jr., shines in Iowa, Berkman lays out the leather, and Brees puts his money where his mouth is

posted by Chad Bonham

Exciting weekend in sports with the Mavs and Heat taking 2-1 leads in their respective NBA Conference Finals, the NHL playoffs heating up, David Toms rebounding from his TPC playoff loss to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational and interleague play […]

PGA young gun Rickie Fowler on being a role model and the pressure of high expectations

posted by Chad Bonham

Hit “Like” to share with your friends! Back home from Fort Worth, Texas, but not before getting interview time with some of the PGA’s finest during the practice rounds and Pro-Am at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Today, it’s a short […]

PGA FedEx Cup contender Mark Wilson on his responsibility as a Christian athlete

posted by Chad Bonham

Fort Worth, TX — Yesterday’s hot and windy outing at the Colonial Country Club yielded some short, but substantial encounters with the PGA’s finest including interviews with Mark Wilson, Kevin Streelman and Rickie Fowler as the players rubbed shoulders with […]

K.J. Choi donates portion of latest PGA winnings to tornado relief

posted by Chad Bonham

On the heels of his sensational playoff victory at the PLAYERS Championship, K.J. Choi is donating $200,000 of his winnings to support victims of the tornadoes that ravaged the Southeast this spring. Read more here.

PGA legend Tom Lehman on integrity

posted by Chad Bonham

Fort Worth, TX — It was a hot, sunny day at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. One of the highlights was sitting in on a press conference with PGA legend Tom Lehman. Although Lehman, 52, spends more time on the Champions […]

Hot Topic Tuesday: Does character matter?

posted by Chad Bonham

Fort Worth, TX — For the next three days, I’ll be at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial here in Fort Worth right next to TCU campus. But before I get those reports in, it’s time to introduce a feature […]

A slightly belated NBA Conference Finals preview

posted by Chad Bonham

Chicago and Miami kicked things off last night in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals with the Bulls’ surprisingly lopsided 103-82 victory over LeBron and company. Here’s a look at some story lines that will take you a […]

The Inspirational Sports Report: Choi snags PLAYERS title, PGA golfer shoots “Birdies for ‘Bama,” and NBA team inspires flood victims

posted by Chad Bonham

For the next few days, I’ll be reporting from Fort Worth, Texas at the PGA’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. I’ll have a report from the golf course later today, but first, let’s review some inspiring sports stories from the […]

NBA All-Star Kevin Durant on faith, family and fame

posted by Chad Bonham

  Ever since Kevin Durant forewent his final three years the University of Texas to enter the NBA draft, he has experienced a meteoric rise that few experts labeled a sure bet. Durant won NBA Rookie of the Year honors […]

Welcome to Inspiring Athletes

posted by Chad Bonham

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of athletes behaving badly. It bothered me 10 years ago but it really bothers me now that I have three boys including a seven-year old who loves to watch basketball, football, baseball […]

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