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  • Roman Gabriel, Tony Dungy promote Super Bowl rally

    January 10 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Roman Gabriel, Tony Dungy promote Super Bowl rally

    Football has been a big part of Roman Gabriel III’s life. His father was a star quarterback at North Carolina State University and advanced to the NFL to play for the Los Angeles Rams for eleven seasons, then five seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles. The son followed his dad with a short stint in the NFL until he was sidelined by injuries.

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  • Super Bowl ad slammed by NARAL for ‘humanizing fetuses’

    February 9 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Super Bowl ad slammed by NARAL for ‘humanizing fetuses’

    An abortion-rights group’s protest that a Super Bowl ad wrongly engaged in “humanizing fetuses” has drawn protest from several Southern Baptist leaders. The Doritos ad aired a commercial depicting a husband and wife viewing an ultrasound image of their unborn child. Then the child begins motioning for the Doritos …

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  • Bronco thankful for Super Bowl despite ticket price

    February 7 2016 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bronco thankful for Super Bowl despite ticket price

    After having to pay $1,800 for his newborn daughter to be able to attend Super Bowl 50, Bronco putter Britton Colquitt is quick to point out that all things work together for the good of those who love God.

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  • Carolina Panther finds identity outside spotlight

    February 5 2016 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Carolina Panther finds identity outside spotlight

    Carolina Panther J.J. Jansen won’t make headlines if his team wins the Super Bowl. But for the 2013 Pro Bowler, none of that seems to matter. His identity isn’t found on the football field. Off the field, Jansen helps with a conference that equips coaches to teach Christ-like character and values through leadership.

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  • The Super Bowl: Does God care who wins?

    February 4 2016 by Bob Smietana, LifeWay Research | with 1 comments
    The Super Bowl: Does God care who wins?

    An old gospel hymn says God’s eye is on the sparrow, but what about panthers and broncos? When it comes to the ones from Carolina and Denver matched up for Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, most Americans are skeptical about divine intervention on the football field, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research.

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  • Charlotte native, football star talks fatherhood, Panthers

    January 26 2016 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Charlotte native, football star talks fatherhood, Panthers

    Former football player Eugene Robinson, who played for the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers, sits down with Roman Gabriel III to discuss the super bowl experience. “There are so many things working against family in professional sports …” Robinson says.

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  • Super Bowl, Phoenix Open boost Baptist witness

    January 31 2015 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
     Super Bowl, Phoenix Open boost Baptist witness

    While thousands of sports fans descend on the Phoenix area this week, Southern Baptists look to make the most of ministry opportunities as the city hosts the Super Bowl and Phoenix Open.

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  • Football game shines light on city in need of gospel

    January 31 2015 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Football game shines light on city in need of gospel

    As Southern Baptists turn their eyes to Phoenix and Super Bowl XLIX this weekend, local Southern Baptists say they’ll encounter a city in desperate need of new evangelistic churches.

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  • Seattle coach ponders wins, losses for Christ

    January 31 2015 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
     Seattle coach ponders wins, losses for Christ

    Going into Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup against the New England Patriots, Sherman Smith, running backs coach for the Seattle Seahawks, shared how victory on the football field without Jesus Christ would be, for him, a “serious waste of time.”

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  • Patriot players put their faith before football

    January 30 2015 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Patriot players put their faith before football

    Players for the New England Patriots shared during Media Day (Jan. 27) how winning is better when kept in proper perspective. On a team from the Northeast, outside the Bible Belt, there seems to be a solid group of Patriot players who don’t shy away from sharing about their Christian faith.

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  • Faith, family, football motivate Gabriel during Super Bowl week

    February 2 2014 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Faith, family, football motivate Gabriel during Super Bowl week

    Roman Gabriel III is a radio host, motivational speaker, evangelist, NFL player and son of NFL quarterback Roman Gabriel Jr. Gabriel participated in media day 2014, the one day event where media can interview players and coaches as they prepare for the Super Bowl. He interviews athletes and coaches about their faith and values.

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  • Bronco leans on faith, team after diagnosis

    January 31 2014 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bronco leans on faith, team after diagnosis

    Jacob Tamme, Denver Broncos tight end, said that he was forced to rely on his Christian faith more than ever after his wife Allison was diagnosed with thyroid cancer last year. Tamme said his relationship with Jesus has sustained him and his family.

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  • Seahawk players seek to be champs beyond Super Bowl

    January 31 2014 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Seahawk players seek to be champs beyond Super Bowl

    Several Seattle Seahawks players – Russell Okung, Chris Maragos, Clint Gresham, Russell Wilson and defensive passing game coordinator coach Rocky Seto and running backs coach Sherman Smith – share their personal testimonies and how their faith in Jesus impacts them on and off the football field.

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  • Super Bowl, Mardi Gras & gospel converge

    February 2 2013 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Super Bowl, Mardi Gras & gospel converge

    Many have dubbed it “Super Gras,” the rare convergence of the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras in New Orleans, a $700 million influx encompassing well over a million tourists. The city has spent the last three years getting ready.

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  • Low profile suits Ravens’ Cox

    February 2 2013 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Low profile suits Ravens’ Cox

    If Morgan Cox does his job in Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, he won’t make the headlines.

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