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The UNPACKIN’ it Podcast is hosted by the president of UNPACKIN' it Ministries, Bryce Johnson. Each week Bryce unpacks sports, faith, and life with intriguing guests from the sports and entertainment world. With his high-energy style and passion to encourage listeners, Bryce also shares his thoughts on faith and sports, as well as life and entertainment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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    LIVE - World Series Preview, NFL Takeaways, Quarterback Problems and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 80:35

    Bryce Johnson and Luke Keaton present their weekly UNPACKIN' it LIVE Podcast on Facebook. In the segment, they preview the World Series matchup between the Astros and the Braves, and also share their NFL Takeaways after this past week. The guys also have fun with I'm Convinced, where they say what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss points in our life when we feel outmatched, and point out that there is always an answer...Jesus. The show ends with the fun quick-hitting questions from "Tap Drill." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Leonard Hamilton Part Two - Florida State Head Men's Basketball Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 34:01

    BIO:Leonard Hamilton has been the head men's basketball coach at Florida State University since 2002. He has also been a head coach at Oklahoma State University, the University of Miami, and for the Washington Wizards. With an overall college basketball record of 599-438, Hamilton has been named the Conference Coach of the Year five times and his Florida State team is the only ACC team to make it to the last three Sweet 16s.SUMMARY:Part two of Bryce Johnson and Leonard Hamilton's podcast unpacking sports, faith, and life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Leonard Hamilton Part 1 - Florida State Men's Basketball Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 36:44

    BIO:Leonard Hamilton has been the head men's basketball coach at Florida State since 2002. He has also been a head coach at Oklahoma State, Miami (FL), and the Washington Wizards. His overall record in college is 599-438. He has been named the conference coach of the year five times. Florida State is the only team in the ACC to make it to the last three Sweet 16s!SUMMARY:Part 1 of Bryce Johnson and Leonard Hamilton discussing sports, faith and life! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Fantasy Football Fellowship Week 7 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 47:26

    Fantasy Shananigans (2:09) – Strange happenings this week in Fantasy FootballAccountability and Confession (10:19) – What the guys got right….and what they got wrongI'm Convinced (12:02) – What the guys are convinced of after last week's Fantasy developmentsFantasy Football Fellowship Playbook (19:32) – taking a Fantasy Football topic and relating it to our own livesInvest or Pass (25:52) – Hitting the waiver wireOne-Hit Wonder (41:27) – These players had big games last week – but will it continue? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Fantasy Football Fellowship Week 6 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 49:48

    Fantasy Shananigans (2:21) – Strange happenings this week in Fantasy FootballI'm Convinced (8:25) – What the guys are convinced of after last week's Fantasy developmentsFantasy Football Fellowship Playbook (17:15) – taking a Fantasy Football topic and relating it to our own livesAccountability and Confession (23:47) – What the guys got right….and what they got wrongWhat are we encouraged by? (27:54) – What players should you try to trade for this week?Invest or Pass (30:22) – Hitting the waiver wirePeace or Panic (42:04) What players are they at peace with despite poor performancesOne-Hit Wonder (44:37) – These players had big games last week – but will it continue? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Chiefs struggles, Bills surging, Cowboys rolling and other take aways

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 78:24

    Bryce Johnson and Luke Keaton present their weekly UNPACKIN' it LIVE Podcast on Facebook. In the segment, they discuss the struggling Kansas City Chiefs, and the surging Bills and Cowboys. The guys also have fun with I'm Convinced, where they say what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss "self-inflicted wounds," and relate it to our own lives. The show ends with the fun quick-hitting questions from "Tap Drill." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ryan Shazier - former Steelers Pro Bowl Linebacker

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 42:07

    BIO:Ryan Shazier was drafted 15th overall in 2014 by the Pittsburgh Steelers after a standout career at Ohio State. Shazier was a Pro Bowl linebacker with the Steelers, but his career was cut short after a spinal injury that occurred during a game. He persevered through spinal stabilization surgery and eventually was able to walk again. He has a new book coming out called Walking Miracle on November 30th. It's about how faith, positive thinking and passion for football brought him back from paralysis...and helped him find purpose. He is a truly inspiring and amazing guy to have on the show.https://ryanshazierfund.org/https://www.amazon.com/Walking-Miracle-Positive-Thinking-Paralysis/dp/1538706253 TOPICS:His thoughts on the Steelers season so farMore frustrating being a fan instead of a playerThe Ringer NFL ShowThe experience of calling gamesHis approach to the book “Walking Miracle”His faith and how it helped him through the rehab processMoments that stand out when God revealed himself to himThe motivation to get backThe emotional time of hanging up the cleatsThe current update on his healthLessons learned from positive thinkingShay Trucking – his new businessMike Tomlin's influenceThe latest with his foundation See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Fantasy Football Fellowship Week 5 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 46:58

    Fantasy Shananigans (3:20) – Strange happenings this week in fantasy football I'm Convinced (5:18) – What the guys are convinced of after last week's fantasy developments Accountability and Confession (13:25) – What the guys got right….and what they got wrong Fantasy Football Fellowship Playbook (18:03) – taking a fantasy football topic and relating it to our own lives Trades (24:57) – What players should you try to trade for this week? One-Hit Wonder (34:08) – These players had big games last week – but will it continue? Invest or Pass (37:04) – Hitting the waiver wire See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Cowboys knock off Panthers, Tom Brady returns to Gillette Stadium, and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 74:31


    Bryce Johnson and Luke Keaton present their weekly UNPACKIN' it LIVE Podcast on Facebook. In the segment, UNPACK this, they discuss the battle between their two favorite teams - the Cowboys and the Panthers. They also discuss the showdown between the Bucs and the Patriots. In "UNPACK This," the guys discuss Total Yards in football, and relate it to our own lives. Total yards can be a meaningless stat. If you want lasting victory, we find that with our relationship with God. The guys also have fun with I'm Convinced, where they say what they're convinced of in the world of sports. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Danny Wuerffel - College Football Hall of Famer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 37:00

    BIO:Danny played quarterback for the Florida Gators and won the 1996 Heisman Trophy. His Gators won the 1996 National Championship. He's a college football Hall of Famer and also spent time in the NFL playing for the Saints, Packers, Bears, and Redskins. He now leads an organization called Desire Street Ministries. Desirestreet.org.TOPICS:How the pandemic affected his family His passion for pickle ball The 25th anniversary celebration of the 1995 Florida team Disney World experience Desire Street Ministries and how he got involved The common work of the ministry The Desire Cup His faith journey Being Quiet with the Lord Balancing time with God and evaluating your own emotional thoughts His takeaway of the first few weeks of the college football season for Florida See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - The Ryder Cup, Doubt after Week Three of the NFL, I'm Convinced, and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 77:14

    Summary:Bryce Johnson and Luke Keaton present their weekly UNPACKIN' it LIVE Podcast on Facebook. In the segment, UNPACK this, they discuss the Ryder Cup results and relate our doubt after week three of the NFL to how we handle doubt in our own lives. The guys also have fun with I'm Convinced, where they say what they're convinced of in the world of sports, and give their responses in the high-energy Tap Drill segment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Paul Mills - Oral Roberts Head Basketball Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 41:14

    BIO:Paul Mills is the head coach at Oral Roberts and has been since 2017 after being on staff at Baylor for 14 years. Earlier this year he led his team to the Sweet 16. He is a husband and father of two daughters and received his Master's Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2020. He is a huge fan of the movie Hoosiers.SUMMARY:One possession away from the Elite 8 motivates you How to navigate making the Sweet 16 and celebrating the accomplishment Last season's experience and how he and the team represented their faith Emptying your cup The coaching journey Taking pay cuts and viewing life in the larger scope The decision to join the Baylor program Coaching through the pastor lenze The point when faith became his own Wisdom concerning raising daughters Viewing Hoosiers over 1000 times! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Fantasy Football Fellowship Week Three Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 42:33

    TOPICS:Do the guys buy into the Carolina Panthers?What Dallas Cowboy running back do you want?What quarterback do the guys think will throw for 50+ touchdowns and win MVP?Will Devin Singletary be the guy in Buffalo all season?FFF Playbook – In Fantasy football and in life…don't panic!Confessions – find out what the guys missed last weekGot it right – what knowledge did the guys provide last week that was spot on?Peace or panic? – the guys roll through the teams and players that might be making you nervousOne-hit wonder – players that found a way to have a good week…but won't do it againThe waiver wire – what players should you pick up? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - NFL Week Two, The Ryder Cup, I'm Convinced, and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 73:18

    TOPICS:Can Lamar Jackson maintain this kind of running/throwing play all season?A look back at other week two storylinesI'm Convinced Bryce Johnson:The Carolina Panthers' defense is the reason they are 2-0The Saints not having eight assistant coaches crushed their chances to winLuke Heaton:This is one of the more important Ryder Cups in U.S. HistoryThe way the Ryder Cup is set up makes it not as much fun to view the eventUNPACK this...Who are these NFL teams going to be this year? Several teams that struggled in week one bounced back in week two. For those of us who follow Jesus, we gain new life and a new identity when we follow Jesus. Tap DrillWhat did you think of Gus Johnson and Aqib Talib on the Sunday broadcast?What do you think of the latest Baker Mayfield insurance commercial?Are we seeing the end of Ohio State and Clemson dominance?What do you make of Frank Gore dropping football for boxing gloves? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Audible Minute - Agony of Defeat

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 1:52

    Former Carolina Panther, Nate Salley, relates the recent Oregon win over Ohio State to our own lives. Do we struggle with the agony of defeat controlling us? Our response to defeat ultimately defines us, but we must learn from previous pain so we can strive forward and make the most of each day. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Manning Night Football, Rookie quarterbacks, Top college coaching jobs and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 64:48

    TOPICS: Rookie Quarterbacks in Week One had some success Using Justin Fields and Trey Lance in certain packages may not be a great idea Aaron Rodgers had a horrible first week on the field and in the fantasy game The NFC East is intriguing after the first week I'm Convinced Bryce JohnsonManning Night Football lived up to the hype!! Luke Heaton It's ok for grown men to wear jerseysUNPACK This Bryce takes the topic of how does a loss in Week One affect each NFL team, and relates it to how we respond to a loss in our own lives. Top 10 Jobs in College Football Alabama Ohio State Georgia Texas LSU USC Clemson Oklahoma Notre Dame Florida See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Fantasy Football Fellowship Podcast - Week 2 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 43:46

    I'm ConvincedMatthew Stafford will light it up this yearJameis Winston is here to stayDeandre Swift will be fantastic this year Fantasy Football Fellowship PlaybookJust like there were surprises in week 1 of fantasy football, God also shows up and comes through for us in miraculous waysAccountability Bryce JohnsonRussell Gage is underrated – He had 0 catches in Week one. Jalen Hurts is overrated – three touchdowns in Week one. He could have a monster yearRyan Tannehill will have a huge year – He was awful in Week one. Harrison ZuckerbergCalvin Ridley will be a stud this year – Atlanta offense in general struggled mightily vs. EaglesAdam Thielen will struggle this year – He had two touchdowns in Week one. Did you Listen?Bryce JohnsonTony Jones Jr. will be a great pick up – rushed for 50 yards on 11 carriesKenneth Gainwell will be a great pick up – Had a touchdown and another called backHarrison ZuckerbergKyler Murray will be great – was top fantasy QB in Week oneTom Brady will be a great fantasy QB – Had 4 TD's in Week oneMike Williams is a sleeper WR of the year – Had 8 Catches and a TD Week onePeace or PanicDamien Harris – Patriots – PeaceLamar Jackson – Ravens – PanicJames Robinson – Jags – PanicPackers Offense – PeaceInvest or Pass – Waiver WireElijah Mitchell – 49ers – PassCole Kmet – Bears – InvestJameis Winston – Saints – InvestJuwan Johnson – Saints - InvestAdam Trautman – Saints – InvestSterling Shepard – Giants – PassChristian Kirk – Broncos – InvestMost Likely to bounce back this weekGeorge Kittle – 49ersAustin Eckler – ChargersClyde Edward-Helaire See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Mark Richt - ACC Football Analyst and former Head Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 37:09

    BIO:Mark Richt currently serves as a studio analyst for the newly launched ACC Network. Prior to his time with ACC Network/ESPN, Richt served as head football coach at the University of Miami and the University of Georgia. He has a new book out called "Make the Call: Game-Day Wisdom for Life's Defining Moments." Richt is married to the former Katharyn Francis of Tallahassee. The couple has four children - Jonathan, David, Zach, and Anya, and two granddaughters - Jadyn and Zoe.TOPICS:The process of writing his new book The story about David Pollack in the book The role of mentorship in our own lives Balancing life at home with life at work Accountability to God - It's not what we do…it's how we do it The new book “Make the Call” Growing in faith through adversity Being bold and stepping out about your faith How he responded to the Parkinson's diagnosis The most important thing in his life right now – family The key to a long and successful marriage See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Fantasy Football Fellowship Podcast - Week 1 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 43:50

    TOPICS:Flips – Players You Feel Different About as the Season ApproachesBryce Johnson:James Robinson – JagsHarrison Zuckerberg:Marvin Jones - JagsCorey Davis – GiantsSticking With – Players You're Still Confident inBryce Johnson:Damien Harris – PatriotsCole Kmet – BearsCooper Kupp – RamsT.J Hockinson – LionsHarrison Zuckerberg:Damien Harris – PatriotsJacoby Meyers – PatriotsMost Undervalued Players at the Start of the SeasonBryce Johnson:David Montgomery – BearsJosh Jacobs – RaidersClyde Edwards-Helaire – ChiefsRussell Gage – FalconsBen Roethlisberger – SteelersHarrison Zuckerberg:Gus Edwards – RavensAllen Robinson – BearsTom Brady – BucsKirk Cousins – VikingsMost Overvalued Players at the Start of the SeasonBryce Johnson:Jalen Hurts – EaglesNoah Fant – BroncosHarrison Zuckerberg:Mike Davis – FalconsWaiver Wire StashesBryce Johnson:Kenneth Gainwell – EaglesTony Jones Jr. – SaintsCole Kmet – SaintsRondell Moore – CardinalsHarrison Zuckerberg:Trey Lance – 49ersMarquez Callaway – SaintsWhat We Will Learn in Week OneBryce Johnson:Teams that have three WR's…who will be the main target? Raiders, Panthers, Cowboys, Rams, BengalsRunning back by committee – who will be the guy?Harrison Zuckerberg:How will the Patriots perform as a team?Injured QB's and how they will perform – Dak Prescott, Carson WentzMost Excited About for the Season:Bryce Johnson:Austin Eckeler – ChargersGeorge Kittle – 49ersJonathan Taylor – ColtsMatthew Stafford – RamsRyan Tannehill – TitansHarrison Zuckerberg:Trey Lance – 49ersTrey Sermon – 49ers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    David Pollack - ESPN College Football Analyst

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 39:31

    BIO:David Pollack is a top college football analyst for ESPN who can be seen on College Gameday every Saturday during the fall. He played his college football at the University of Georgia where he won the SEC Player-of-the-Year award and was also recognized as the Top Defensive Player in the nation. He is in the College Football Hall of Fame and was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Retiring in 2008 due to a major neck injury, Pollack is a husband and father of two and helps run the Pollack Family Foundation.TOPICS:Word of encouragement – your purpose of what you do and why you do it is very important Parenting and the importance to being a great influence on your kids Always share kindness – it costs nothing! How his wife saved his relationship with his daughter Shut your mouth and listen Biggest upsets in college football Fans are back in college stadiums His pick of his Alma Mater, Georgia, to win the title this year New coaches and expectations to start the season See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Audible Minute - More in Common

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 1:51

    Former Carolina Panther Nate Salley takes us back to the Olympic games, and reminds us why he loves sports so much. Sports brings us together as teammates due to love of the game and a desire to win. Who are you trying to bond with today? Take a moment and understand our differences and uncover our similarities. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Bryce and Jodi add to the family, upcoming NFL season, legendary broadcasters and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 72:11

    TOPICS:Bryce's life adjustment with now having a second daughter Joe Buck and Troy Aikmen signify the start of football for Cowboys fans Mac Jones is legit! The Bears should start the season with Andy Daulton, and ease in Justin Fields Will Trevor Lawrence be able to succeed in Jacksonville? Ranking the five rookie quarterbacks for year one, year five, and year ten. Henry's cruise experience – the do's and don'ts I'm Convinced Bryce Johnson Legendary broadcasters like Lee Corso should ride out their career for as long as they can Preseason football is better than no football Luke Heaton Patrick Cantlay's putting performance was a good as he has ever seen LIVE. UNPACK This The guys relate cut day in the NFL and the tough conversations that coaches have with players when they let them go to the tough conversations we have in our own lives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Brian Goins - 2021 "Man Up Conference" Speech

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 33:40

    Brian Goins serves as Sr. Director of Strategy and gives leadership to the "Weekend to Remember" Marriage Conference. Through his non-profit, Catapult Concepts, Brian helps social change organizations and communicators hone their influence, reimagine their content, and develop their voice. He co-created and was executive producer of Brain.Heart.World, a docuseries for adolescents on the scientific side-effects of pornography. You can find his book, "Playing Hurt: A Guy's Strategy for a Winning Marriage" on Amazon. Brian is the husband of Jen, and they have three children. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sports Fans Reveal What We Were All Created For-Bryce Johnson Sermon

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 38:03


    Bryce Johnson delivers the sermon "Sports fans reveal what we were all created for" recently at a church in Belmont, North CarolinaTOPICS:The day sports came to a complete stop Weird things that happened during the pandemic NBA plays in a bubble Tom Brady at 43 years old wins the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay In baseball, the emergence of Shohei OhtanI College athletes now get paid Weird “Good” sports fans Sports fans want to be as close to the athletes as they can In reality, we really don't “know” the players personallyDo we really know God? Knowing God transforms our thoughts and behaviors. We were created to worship God and bring Him Glory, not the glory of a victory on the sports field. Story of carrying a goal post around the campus of Appalachian State. The epiphany – “What am I doing?” Seeking God with the same passion is so much more fulfilling! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Mitch Mason - "Man Up Charlotte" 2021 Speech

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 35:09

    Mitch Mason, the FCA Football Chaplain at the University of North Carolina, delivers a terrific speech at this summer's 2021 Man Up Charlotte Conference. Mitch relates stories from his experience as a football player to events in our own lives. He encourages us to stand with the Almighty God with great confidence. He asks us to lay down our life for Christ. BIO:Mitch Mason, the FCA Football Chaplain at the University of North Carolina, unpacks his faith journey…his challenging health diagnosis…and trusting God during the tough times.Mitch is responsible for the spiritual and character development of the team. Before arriving in Chapel Hill, Mitch was the Associate Pastor of FreeWay Church in Clemson, SC, also serving as a Campus Minister at Clemson University and a mentor with Clemson Football. A former college football player, Mitch was a four-year starter at cornerback for Missouri Western State University and became a two-time All-American. He later played professionally in the Arena Football League. In 2014, Mitch was inducted into the MWSU Hall of Fame. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Audible Minute - Sacrifice

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 1:24

    Former Carolina Panther Nate Salley relates the sacrifices that veterans make to the sacrifices we make in our own lives. He encourages us to pursue our dreams, even if it means making some sacrifices along the way. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Audible Minute - Stranger danger

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 1:18

    Former Carolina Panther Nate Salley encourages us to build stronger bonds with those that we lead and love. Don't let being a stranger put you in danger. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Man Up Charlotte panel featuring Jerricho Cotchery, Mike Tolbert, and Josh Meadows

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 36:56

    Former NFL players Mike Tolbert and Jerricho Cotchery are joined at the 2021 "Man Up Charlotte" conference by Josh Meadows, the Executive Director of Neighborhood Hope. Bryce Johnson discusses with the panel the importance of fatherhood in our society. The three share stories of growing up without a father, and how they strive today to be great dads to their children. Jerricho Cotchery also talks about the journey of adopting five children. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Audible Minute - Sorry, I was on mute

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 1:49

    Former Carolina Panther Nate Salley encourages us to be heard! Are we speaking to the right person? Are we giving them good information that they are interested in? Or are we on "Mute?" See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Audible Minute - One More

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 1:41

    Former Carolina Panther Nate Salley relates the current craziness in the real estate industry to our own lives. Families that are selling their homes right now because the deal is too good to pass up just might regret it in the end. And when we walk away from our dreams because it seems to be the right thing to do in the moment, sticking with the long term plan just might be what makes our dreams a reality. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Archives - The day Coach Bobby Bowden appeared on "UNPACKIN' it."

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 19:53

    Bobby Bowden Interview: Winningest Coach in NCAA Division I Football History and Author of The Wisdom of FaithSummary: Today we honor the legacy of Coach Bobby Bowden by bringing back the podcast in which Coach Bowden appeared on "UNPAXCKIN' Coach Bowden is the winningest coach in NCAA Division I football history. Bobby coached for 57 years and won two National Championships while at Florida State. He also wrote the book called The Wisdom of Faith. He visited the show to talk about faith, family, and football. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Bobby Bowden, Hall of Fame ceremonies, Having to Wait, the Lakers and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 75:22

    TOPICS:Bryce and Jodi will welcome their new baby girl anytimeLife changes drastically in any momentKnow now what to expect since it's their second child; Just don't know whenWhat little Maddie understands about what is happeningGod is in control and you have to trust the processPro Football Hall of FameDonnie Shell FINALLY gets inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Peyton Manning enshrining speech unfortunately cut short Other great Pro Football Hall of Fame moments – good and bad inside speeches Lakers have added pieces that will lead to a Championship as long as players accept roles I'm Convinced:Bryce Johnson Bobby Bowden was one of the best guests ever on “UNPACKIN' it.” No other coach will never duplicate what Bobby Bowden accomplished at Florida State Luke Heaton A player's professional success largely relies on where they are drafted, especially in the NFL Unpack This Donnie Shell, despite a great career and four Super Bowl titles, still had to wait for many years to get his call to the Hall of Fame. He held onto God and continued prayer requests, until he finally prayed to God “Lord, let your will be done.” Bryce connects this to our own lives, encouraging us to be patient and put our full trust in the Lord.”TAP DRILL What is your “Field of Dreams” in sports? Is Tony Romo a Hall of Famer? Does Jimmy Johnson belong in the Cowboys Ring of Honor? How will Joe Buck do hosting Jeopardy this week? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matt Schick - ESPN Broadcaster

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 49:13

    BIO:Matt Schick is a broadcaster for ESPN, ESPN Radio, and SiriusXM. He graduated from the University of Colorado and has been at ESPN since 2012. Currently the co-host of Sunday Morning on ESPN Radio (10 AM to 1 PM, EST), Matt will also host College Gameday on ESPN Radio on Saturdays this fall. Additionally, Matt is the co-host of Big Ten This Morning on Sirius XM Big Ten Radio (Channel 372) Monday-Friday.TOPICS:The summer vacation with four childrenFatherly advice as Bryce gets ready to welcome his new baby girlCollege football realignment and the unintended consequences - will these changes lead to more excitement in college football?His experience of coaching his kids over the summer and having the passion to winThe importance of engaging with God - not worrying about what games you're calling or how many followers you haveThe discipline of reading the Bible in a different wayThe upcoming college football season – will North Carolina rise up to expectations? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Audible Minute - Do The Work

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 1:43

    Former Carolina Panther Nate Salley reminds us that, when we so a close friend or relative...or someone on television do something incredible...we must first commit to the process of putting in the work before we try to immediately accomplish what they achieved. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Olympics, NFL News, Russell Westbrook to the Lakers and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 61:40

    TOPICS: What is keeping you locked in, if anything, to the Olympics? Carsen Wentz is already injured, and his chance to continue his career with the Colts takes a hit. Aaron Rogers showed honesty, and now, do we root for him? Rooting for favorite players after they leave your favorite team Fans – Who is your Super Bowl favorites? Bryce says watch out for the Rams; Luke picks Titans Russell Westbrook joins the Lakers. Will it work? I'm Convinced Bryce Johnson Caleb Dressel going 50 meters without a breath is incredible; and he never appears out of breath after an event Relay events are the greatest events in swimming Luke Heaton The New York Knicks are not the popular free agent destination we thought they were UNPACK' This When Adam Silver calls a name in the NBA draft, that is just the beginning of a long journey for that player. In our own lives, we receive God's Grace and Forgiveness, and we live that out as called. We are called as followers of Jesus to now live out that calling. TAP DRILL Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara, and Ezekiel Elliot are the most popular early picks in fantasy football. Which would you take for your team if all are available? What is on the menu for your fantasy draft? If you have to “share” your Gold medal, who much is too much as you celebrate? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Audible Minute - Deplane

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 1:28

    Former Carolina Panther Nate Salley encourages us to "Deplane" in our own life and reassess our current situation to make sure we are equipped to soar to new heights in the days to come. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Audible Minute - Complaining

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 1:19

    Former Carolina Panther, Nate Salley, reminds us that complaining creates complacency, which is an enemy of execution. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Fantasy Draft Special-Strategies, Secrets, Tips, Philosophies, & What Happens After the Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 35:38

    Topics:Number one draft strategiesHarrison ZuckerbergPick Running Backs early and wait on Wide ReceiversDon't avoid same team combo players if they are both starsBe realistic with rookie expectationsAvoid “Boom or Bust” players Bryce JohnsonGo all in on the tight end! Get the best one possible early, and have a great potential back upLoad up on running backs – at least five or six totalAvoid “questionable” players that are often hurtAvoid Quarterback/Wide Receiver same team combo playersRookies are just very risky…don't put too much stock in themAvoid players that burned you in the past The Fantasy Football Fellowship Playbook - Lesson 3Just as draft day is the most important day of the fantasy season, the day Jesus rose from the dead was our spiritual “draft day.” We live our life for Jesus, which is the most important decision we make in life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - College Football changing quickly, the Olympic Games, Tap Drill with Eric Bienemy and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 69:35

    TOPICS: College Football is rapidly changing, including Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC The power of ESPN in the college sports landscape The Texas A&M angle on this realignment Looking back on the Bucks NBA Championship – No asterisk please! Panera Bread – pick up the portions!I'm Convinced Bryce Johnson Michael Phelps Olympic achievements are incredible, and several stories in the current Games remind him of that Luke Heaton Rivalry games are incredible for sports, and we need more of them!UNPACK' This The topic of joining another conference is related to our own lives. When we join God's family, we have leave behind some of our history and traditions to join this powerful Kingdom. TAP DRILL with Eric Bienemy Is Tom Brady and the Jugs machine real or is it Memorex? What players should be in the 99 Ratings club on Madden this year? Who is the next team to win their first Super Bowl? Should Coke change their formula for Coke Zero or leave it alone? The Fencing artist that lost her match in the Olympics was proposed to by her coach immediately after the loss…Cool or not cool? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Who to Draft, Who to Avoid, ADP Debates, & Chaos of the Fantasy Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 43:17


    SUMMARY:Bryce Johnson and Harrison Zuckerberg begin their journey through the Fantasy Football Playbook. They will not only break down the latest in Fantasy Football, but also take a Fantasy Football topic and relate it to our own lives. TOPICS:WHO TO DRAFTBryce Johnson Russell Wilson – SeahawksCooper Kupp – RamsDamien Harris – PatriotsCole Kmet – BearsDarrynton Evans - TitansHarrison ZuckerbergKyler Murray – BrownsJerry Jeudy – BroncosIrv Smith - VikingsJayvian Hawkins - FalconsPlayers to avoid Bryce JohnsonAaron Jones – PackersMike Davis – FalconsCurtis Samuel – WashingtonMelvin Gordon – BroncosHarrison ZuckerbergA.J. Green – CardinalsRob Gronkowski – BucsJuJu Smith-Shuster – SteelersJarvis Landry – Brown 12 Team League PPR – Draft or Pass?Travis Kelsey 9th overall or Darren Waller 24th overall?Adam Thielen in Round 5 or Jerry Jeudy in the 8th Round?Justin Herbert in the 3rd Round or Joe Burrow in the 9th Round?Sayquon Barkley 6th Overall or Josh Jacobs 34th Overall?D.J. Moore in the 5th Round or Robbie Anderson in the 8th Round?Pat Mahomes 2nd Overall or Tom Brady in the 7th Round?Hunter Henry in the 9th Round or Jonnu Smith in the 13th Round? The Fantasy Football Fellowship Playbook - Lesson 2The Chaos During a Fantasy Draft…Bryce takes that moment when you are on the clock in a draft to our stressful situations in our own lives. He encourages us to pause and invite Christ to help us through the moment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Fantasy Football Fellowship Podcast - Fantasy Football Experts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 33:00

    SUMMARY:Bryce Johnson and Harrison Zuckerberg begin their journey through the Fantasy Football Playbook. They will not only break down the latest in Fantasy Football, but also take a Fantasy Football topic and relate it to our own lives. TOPICS:FANTASY FOOTBALL EXPERTSEarly season storylines 2nd Year players ready to bust outApproach this time of year Listening to rumors now and start making choices Watch for players coming back from injuries Eliminate players from your attention now Finding value picks now Looking at the teams that were good last year – will they be as motivated this year?Saints and Steelers will drop off; Chargers and Colts are ones to watchLow expectations for the Jaguars and LionsRams are one to watch out for despite Cam Akers' injuryLook out for the Titans Lesson 1 from the Fantasy Football Fellowship What fantasy experts do you trust the most? We seek wisdom in fantasy football, and we also seek wisdom from Jesus. Biblical wisdom feeds our soul and we should continue to trust in Jesus. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - NBA Finals are over, Lebron in the front row, baptism and first time preaching experiences and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 67:20

    TOPICS: Should Lebron sit front row at the Finals? Phoenix Suns fans are taking it to another level – in a bad way Jeff Van Gundy's breakdown of every foul card is getting old The Olympic Games – are you intrigued for the random sports we don't often see? The Weekend Luke Heaton Baptizing of his wife Bryce Johnson His debut preaching experience Teaching Maddie (2 yrs old) some of the oddities of life 'm ConvincedBryce Johnson The NBA Finals are over – Bucks finish it in Six Luke Heaton The Open Championship missed the wind; Didn't provide the challenges we are used toUNPACK THIS Giannis Antetokounmpo discusses focusing in the moment, and being present…and not thinking about past performance at all as each challenge approaches. In our life, we can talk all about our accomplishments and make it about us…but boasting does nothing for us unless we are boasting in the word of Jesus. TAP DRILL with Eric Bienemy Tony Gonzalez – the actor. Will it work?? Space Jam 2 actually won the box office last weekend. Is Space Jam 2 better than Black Widow? Horns Up or Horns Down?? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - NBA Finals, USA Basketball, Home Run Derby, and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 67:51

    TOPICS: Bryce's cycling experience last weekend Guilty pleasure snacks Luke's golf outing off of the front tees - major no-no? Giannis saves the Bucks, and they win Game 3 by 20 This style of NBA basketball is young and fresh Head coaches – where are the suits and ties? Home Run Derby time! Spelling Bee memories – Bryce and Luke share their experiences UNPACK THIS Jeff Van Gundy inspires this discussion: Just be aggressive, or utilize appropriate aggressiveness? There's a proper way to be aggressive. Properly seek the lord and follow his guidance. I'M CONVINCED Bryce Johnson USA Basketball's roster – if it ever includes more than six NBA players, they should NEVER lose. But they did this weekend. But roster configuration is the key. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Man Up Special - Nate Salley, former Carolina Panther safety

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 24:19

    BIO:Nate Salley is a former Carolina Panthers safety and Ohio State buckeye. He is a husband to Jasmin and they have two daughters and a son. He currently runs Audible Coaching and Consulting and is an executive coach and speaker and contributor to UNPACKIN' it.TOPICS:Leaving corporate America and trusting in God The perfect time is united by action Obedience and trust Leadership; being bold in faith and having your family follow in your path See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Kevin Malone - Former MLB General Manager

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 49:08

    BIO:Former MLB GM Kevin Malone for was the general manager of the LA Dodgers and Montreal Expos, and assistant GM with the Baltimore Orioles. He also spent time with the Twins, Indians, and Braves, but his passion now is sharing his family's powerful story of undeniable grace, God's mercy, and his son's miraculous healing from a traumatic brain injury caused by an overdose. They've produced a powerful 20-minute short film - THE SHAWN MIRACLE. The film is available to be viewed free of charge at https://www.shawnmiracle.com/watch/TOPICS:The journey of becoming a General Manager in Major League Baseball The challenges that you face in professional sports, and staying with your spiritual journey Family failures and regrets The story of his son Shawn God's intervention Advice to parents who have a child in a dark place Introducing Jesus to others His ministry “The United States Institute Against Human Trafficking” See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - NBA Playoffs without Lebron, Steph, and KD; College World Series and Covid; The National Religious Broadcast Convention

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 80:00

    TOPICS:The Weekend – Dance moves Are the NBA playoffs better or worse without Steph Curry, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant? The elimination of NC State in the College World Series due to Covid-19 The National Religious Broadcast Convention in Texas that Luke and Bryce attended UNPACK' This No More excuses – not for sports teams that haven't reached potential…or quarterbacks that continue to fail…or in our own lives – no more excuses for not believing, or not going to church, or not spending time in God's word. I'm Convinced Bryce Johnson The NBA jerseys in the playoffs have to go! Get back to tradition! DeAndre Aton is a superstar in the making Luke Heaton We have to start old retired NBA players opinions with a huge grain of salt Tap Drill Is a 247-foot disc golf make to earn a spot in a playoff the most clutch shot ever? The feeling of making a hole-in-one, or holing out from more than 50 yards. Who is the best of the best of the 1996 NBA draft? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Man Up Special - Dave Alpern, President of Joe Gibbs Racing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 25:16

    BIO:Dave Alpern, President of Joe Gibbs Racing and author of Taking the Lead: Winning Business Principles That Fuel Joe Gibbs Racing. In 1993, Alpern began his career at Joe Gibbs Racing as an unpaid intern. Going on to become one of the longest-tenured executives in the sport, he has seen his team grow from 18 employees to more than 500.TOPICS:Is work/life balance possible? How he balanced faith and family with his job with Joe Gibbs racing? “Cheating on work” Not allowing work to just “take, take, take.” Enjoying every minute with your kids See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Kurt Coleman - Former Carolina Panthers safety

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 24:06

    BIO:Kurt Coleman is a former Carolina Panthers safety and Ohio State Buckeye. He is now a member of the Panthers' radio team and lives in Charlotte with his wife Laura and three daughters and son. Throughout his career he also spent time with the Eagles, Bills, Saints, and Chiefs.TOPICS:His memories of playing for the Carolina Panthers Transitioning into the radio booth The impact his dad had on his life How his dad strengthened his faith in God His experience of being a father to four young kids What it means to “Man Up” See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Father's Day Weekend recap including NBA Playoffs and U.S. Open topics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 69:42


    Summary:Bryce Johnson and Luke Heaton take a look back at Father's Day weekend. They touch on the "Final Four" of the NBA playoffs, and the U.S. Open win by Jon Rahm. In UNPACK this, they discuss the pressures of "Game 7" events, and those athletes that either rise to the occasion or fall short of success, relates it to our own lives. Henry Bienemy also joins the show for Tap Drill.Weekend Highlights: The Man Up Conference highlights The retread coaches that are in the NBA “Final Four” The highlights of the U.S. Open and the win by Jon Rohm Kevin Durant after his achillies injury was amazing, but still doesn't have the intangibles to get his team over the hump. Showing patience with young players who struggle – Ben Simmons Pickleball and the challenge it presents I'm Convinced:Bryce Johnson Guys that do all of the intangibles like P.J. Tucker are so important in the NBA Playoffs Luke Heaton Even without the stars, this year's NBA Playoffs are incredibly interesting Henry Bienemy If the Bucks don't win the NBA Finals this year, they never willUNPACK ‘This Bryce takes the pressure of Game 7 contests and those who either rise up and meet the moment or fall short of success and relates it to our own lives. How do we handle our own “Game 7's,” and our responsibility we have to Jesus?Tap Drill with Henry Bienemy Aaron Rodgers renews his membership at the Green Bay Country Club – news or no news? Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes make the 2022 Madden Cover. Good move? John Collins wearing a t-shirt of him dunking on Joel Embid. Too cocky or the perfect move? The Travelers' Championship returns to Connecticut. What should Henry be looking out for at the event? Is Father's Day the best day in sports? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Chris Harris Jr. - L.A. Chargers cornerback

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 39:06

    BIO:Joining us today on UNPACKIN' it is LA Chargers Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. He began his career with the Denver Broncos in 2011 after going undrafted out of Kansas. He played in Denver until 2019 and was on the team that won Super Bowl 50. He's been an All-Pro and a Pro Bowler and is a member of the 2010s All-Decade team. He is married to his high school sweetheart and they have four girls.TOPICS:The summer highlights Fatherhood with four girls His second year with the Chargers Growth during last year as a player and in his faith Head coaches and traits that he likes best Leadership with his teammates The importance of the Bible in his life Studying the Word Approaching football and the Bible in similar fashion The Chris Harris Jr. Foundation Thoughts on Justin Herbert Super Bowl 50 memories See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - NBA Playoffs and College Football Playoff expansion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 66:00

    Bryce Johnson and Luke Heaton discuss the NBA Playoffs, and also kick around the possibility of a 12 team College Football Playoff. In UNPACK this, they discuss Dak Prescott "burying" his injury and moving on, and relate it to our own lives. Henry Bienemy also joins the show for Tap Drill.TOPICS:Weekend Highlights Luke takes up reading and finally goes to a movie theatre Bryce and his television appearance – someone get him a shirt! Is the College Football Playoff smart to move to 12 teams? Non-Power 5 fans will enjoy it! Poolside conversations I'm ConvincedBryce The Nets will not beat the Bucks with just Kevin Durant Luke The NBA is a much better product with more physical play allowed UNPACK This Dak Prescott is ready to “bury” the dislocated ankle injury and move on. In our own lives, it's hard to forget the pain that we caused, or that someone has caused us. But thanks to Jesus, we have the ability to heal and move forward into new life. TAP DRILL with Henry Bienemy Michigan is now focused on a “What have you done to beat Ohio State.” Is this proper focus? Will Alex Smith be interesting as an NFL television analyst? Le'Veon Bell says he would retire instead of play for Andy Reid again. Is this an Andy Reid issue, or a Le'Veon Bell issue? Brooks Koepka vs. Bryson DeChambeau – should they be paired to start the US Open? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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