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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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    Latest episodes from The UNPACKIN' it Podcast

    LIVE - PGA Championship, Golden State Warriors Dynasty, and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 82:58

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREThis week on The UNPACKIN' it Live Podcast, co-hosts Bryce Johnson and Luke Heaton, react to the exciting come from behind win for Justin Thomas at the PGA Championship in Tulsa. They also have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss "Avoiding the Hazards," and relate that to our own lives. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week and Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ben Utecht - Super Bowl Champion Tight End

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 44:41

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Ben Utecht won a Super Bowl with the Colts and was an NFL tight end from 2003-2009. He played his college football at Minnesota. He is also a musical artist and a speaker. He is the author of Counting the Days Until My Mind Slips Away.His website is:https://benutechtspeaks.com/He has established himself as an elite Fortune 500 speaker with his speaking program Believe in Culture™, which highlights the topic of believing that culture alignment improves performance and has the power to create high-performing teams — aligned beliefs equal aligned behaviors. His speaking program, Believe in Culture™, stems from lessons he learned in the locker room with Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy and in the huddle with Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. The program illuminates dynamic ways to succeed in business and life.TOPICS:Rediscovering his purpose over the past ten years Key things that he has implemented into the framework of his message How Tony Dungy's way of coaching affected the world of coaching The Four “L's” The concept of “learning” His desire to be a pastor Vulnerability and it's value in relationships Capturing and living in my identity The importance of asking the right questions Life as the father of four girls See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Kamryn Babb - Ohio State Wide Receiver

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 44:01

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Kamryn Babb joins us to share a powerful and inspirational testimony of how God has changed him from the inside out and how his faith has grown through adversity. Kamryn came to Ohio State as one of the top wide receivers in the class of 2017 but has had a challenging college career including multiple ACL injuries. However, he's battled back with a dramatic transformation in his life because of Jesus and is preparing for his 5th season with the Buckeyes.TOPICS:Overall mindset heading into his final year at Ohio StateOhio State's leadership and teaching cultureFour ACL injuries and how he's overcome themHis disconnect with Jesus during his injuries and how he eventually leaned on his faithThe faith-filled reason he keeps playing football after four ACL injuries See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Game 7 NBA Playoff Drama, NFL Schedule Release, and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 65:30

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREThis week on The UNPACKIN' it Live Podcast, co-hosts Bryce Johnson and Luke Heaton react the Game 7 Excitement from over the weekend in the NBA Playoffs. They also have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss "Reading the Game," and relate that to our own lives. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week and Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Marquis Daniels - Former NBA Player and current Auburn Director of Player Development

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 40:46

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Marquis Daniels is a former NBA player and current director of player development at Auburn, his alma mater. In the NBA he played from 2003-2013 for the Mavs, Pacers, Celtics, and Bucks.TOPICS:Thoughts on the NBA Playoffs His favorite to win the NBA Finals Best memories of his NBA career The importance of winning at home in the NBA Playoffs Life after the NBA for him How coaching entered his life The return to Auburn Coaches that had the biggest impact on him Jabari Smith's NBA potential How God has transformed his life The path back to God His approach and strategy to reading the Bible The car wreck and his recovery The summer schedule The current place that college basketball is in See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jerry Schemmel - Colorado Rockies Play-by-Play announcer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 40:36

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Jerry Schemmel is a play-by-play announcer and color analyst for the Colorado Rockies. Before that, he did play-by-play for the Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Colorado State. He is a survivor of the crash-landing of United Airlines Flight 232 on July 19, 1989. After escaping the plane, he returned to the wreckage to rescue an 11-month-old baby. His book, Chosen to Live, describes the experience. He is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, "Amazing Americans." TOPICS:Jokic earning back to back NBA MVP's His return back to the Rockies after being away for two years The benefits of taking two years away from baseball The joy of being back with the Rockies The dream job growing up The joy of calling games in the NBA and Major League Baseball The experience of being around Ed McCaffrey this past year at Northern Colorado His approach to speaking to Christian groups – surviving a plane crash His faith journey His encouragement to others on their faith journey The influence of his wife on his faith Louisiana brand Hot Sauce! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Mother's Day, NBA Playoffs, Kentucky Derby and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 81:58

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREThis week on The UNPACKIN' it Live Podcast, co-hosts Bryce Johnson and Luke Heaton react to all of the action from this past week's NBA Playoffs. They also have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss the surprise winner at the Kentucky Derby, and relate that to our own lives. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week and Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Doug Middleton - NFL Safety

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 58:20

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Doug Middleton is a graduate of Appalachian State University where he was a First-Team All-Conference performer. After a decorated college career, Doug has enjoyed a career in the NFL for six years as he's spent time with the Jets, Dolphins, Jaguars, Titans, Panthers, and 49ers. As the son of a therapist, he is passionate about mental health and has spoken on behalf of the NFLPA and the state of mental health in the NFL. In his free time he enjoys developing young men through his foundation "Dream the Impossible." TOPICS:The 2022 off-season focus His football story and how faith is intertwined The choice to play at Appalachian State The lesson to always be prepared, and to be a Team player first Navigating the NFL draft process, and the challenge of going undrafted The NFL experience so far How injuries took him to rock bottom Buying the dream house and losing your dream job all in the same moment The passion for mental health See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Rocky Soto - Former NFL Coach and Current Pastor

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 43:15

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Rocky Soto is a pastor and former Super Bowl-winning assistant coach. He spent 18 years in coaching which stints on Pete Caroll's staff with the Seattle Seahawks and USC. He spent 11 seasons at USC and played a role on both National Championship teams in 2003 and 2004. In seven seasons in Seattle, the Seahawks earned trips to two Super Bowls, winning one. Rocky Soto also played linebacker at USC in 1997 and 1998. He is a husband and father of four.TOPICS:Looking back at his football career The decision to walk away from the NFL and coaching Advice for those being pulled away from what they are currently doing by God How to handle others that ask “what are you doing” when you make life changes The measure of success How do you turn off competition His current football fandom The Seahawks without Russell Wilson Pastoring during a pandemic His role as a husband and father as a pastor Reading God's word for you vs. reading for the next sermon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - NFL Draft Reaction and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 78:21

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREThis week on The UNPACKIN' it Live Podcast, co-hosts Bryce Johnson and Luke Heaton react to all of the action from this past week's NFL Draft. They also have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss the quarterbacks that had to wait to hear their name called...and relate that to our own lives. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week and Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Les Norman - Former Kansas City Royals' outfielder

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 52:20

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Les Norman is a former Major League Baseball outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, current Radio/Podcast Host, and Inspirational Keynote Speaker. He is also a life and Executive Coach, Husband, and Father. His shows are called "Breakin' the Norm" and "The Watching World." Visit lesnorman.comTOPICS:The game of baseball today Catching a foul ball on opening day His faith journey and the influence of Bobby Meachum Living a life of passion “The platform of me” Core principles that he coaches people on Saying yes in the right order His approach to his podcasts See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Brian Smith - Author of The Christian Athlete: Glorifying God in Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 42:00

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Brian Smith. is the author of The Christian Athlete: Glorifying God in Sports. A current staff member with Athletes in Action, Smith has had the opportunity to encourage and equip thousands of athletes and coaches across the country. In his book, he uses his experiences of working with and discipling athletes for the past 15 years, to give readers practical ways to integrate their faith into sports.TOPICS:The origin for the bookWhat is God's Glory?Common ways that Christian athletes can bring glory to GodWhat encourages him about today's Christian athletesAthletes giving Glory to God even in defeatThe balance of working hard but not being so outcome drivenThe role of the parents and how they can help their kids understand playing for God's Glory See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - NFL Draft, NBA Playoffs, and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 68:47

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREThis week on The UNPACKIN' it Live Podcast, co-hosts Bryce Johnson and Luke Heaton discuss the upcoming NFL draft, and share their thoughts on the expectations they have this week for their favorite teams. They also take another dive into the NBA playoffs as they continue. They have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss the "trading up for a quarterback"...and relate that to our own lives. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week and Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ronald Nored - Indiana Pacers' Assistant Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 43:14

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Ronald Nored is an Indiana Pacers assistant coach. He is a former Butler point guard (2008–2012) who played in back to back National Championship games and was a2× Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year (2010, 2012). He got into coaching right away after college and has spent time with the Boston Celtics, Northern Kentucky, the Long Island Nets, and was an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets from 2018 until 2021. He then joined Rick Carlile's staff with the Indiana Pacers. We are thrilled to have Ronald join us on the show again.TOPICS:His approach to watching NBA playoff games The NBA team he is most confident in The off-season plan Juggling family and other priorities as an NBA assistant coach Adjustments of being on a new coaching staff The aspirations of being a head coach College basketball vs. the NBA Dealing with losses during an 82 game NBA season The focus he had during the Easter season this year How God is working in his life Brad Stevens moves to the front office See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Clay Helton - Georgia Southern Head Football Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 40:10

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Clay Helton is the head football coach at Georgia Southern. He is preparing for his first season. He was previously the head coach at USC where he finished with a 46-24 record, winning the PAC-12 championship in 2017. Throughout his coaching career, he has also had stops at Duke, Houston, and Memphis. He played quarterback in college at Auburn and Houston. TOPICS:The experience of starting from scratch at Georgia SouthernThe process of putting together a staffValues and principles that you implement in the programHow he's different now compared to when he took over USCThe introspection time between jobsThe call to be a coachHis father's influenceFaith as the top priorityMoments where you know God is in chargeUnderstanding your roleThe Appalachian State/Georgia Southern rivalry See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Easter Sunday, The NBA Playoffs, NFL Voluntary Workouts and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 77:29

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREThis week on The UNPACKIN' it Live Podcast, co-hosts Bryce Johnson and Luke Heaton discuss their Easter Sunday celebrations. They also take on the topic of the NBA playoff matchups, and share their list of favorites to win the NBA Championship. They have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss the upcoming voluntary NFL workouts and their benefits...and relate that to our own lives. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week and Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Andy Lee - Arizona Cardinals Punter

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 50:38

    BIO Andy Lee is the punter for the Arizona Cardinals, Andy Lee. He played his college football at Pittsburgh and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Browns and Panthers and has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times and has been a first-team All-Pro three times. Andy and his wife Rachel are co-founders of Madelyn's Fund, which assists families who have children in the NICU. https://madelynsfund.org/TOPICS:The offseason for him and his familyTransitioning from baseball to puntingAre his kids interested in punting?When he realized he could be an NFL punterThe decision to continue his 19 year NFL careerHis love for the game of footballThe experience of being draftedThe challenges of the past two years of the pandemicThe meaning of Easter weekend Madelyn's Fund update See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lorenzo Romar - Pepperdine Head Basketball Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 40:33

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Lorenzo Romar is the head basketball coach at Pepperdine. He played college basketball at Washington. Played point guard in the NBA from 1980-1985 with the Warriors, Bucks, and Pistons.He became a college basketball coach in 1992 with UCLA as an assistant and was a part of the 1995 National Championship team. Then he became a head coach at Pepperdine in 1996, and then was at Saint Louis in 1999, and was at Washington from 2002-2017 where he was a 3x Pac-12 coach of the year. He was an associate head coach at Arizona for 2017-18 season and returned to Pepperdine as the head coach in 2018. TOPICS:His thoughts on the recent NCAA TournamentPhysical play in college basketballThe process of Pepperdine basketballNavigating the transfer portalHis time with Athletes in ActionHis development as an assistant at UCLAThe decision to return to Pepperdine for a second timeHis faith journeyThe importance of being an example for young peopleThoughts on North Carolina Head Coach Hubert DavisCore Values in basketball and in lifeAdvice he has for being a fatherThe experience of playing at Washington and later coaching there See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Tiger Woods, The Masters, NBA Playoff Excitement and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 77:25

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREThis week on The UNPACKIN' it Live Podcast, co-hosts Bryce Johnson and Luke Heaton discuss the Masters Golf Tournament, including the return of Tiger Woods. They have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss how many golfers had great performance this past weekend, but not good enough...and relate that to our own lives. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week and Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ricky Proehl - Former NFL Wide Receiver

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 58:33

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Our guest today spent 23 yrs in the NFL as a wide receiver and assistant coach. He played his college football at Wake Forest before being drafted in 1990 in the third round by the Cardinals.His 17 years in the NFL included additional seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers, and the Indianapolis Colts. He played or coached in 5 Super Bowls throughout his journey in the NFL. He won as a player with the Rams and Colts. He is married with two sons and a daughter. His son Blake is a wide receiver with the Vikings and a singer and his son Austin is a wide receiver for the Giants. He now owns, manages, and coaches at Proehlific Park, which is a sports performance complex and fitness center he built in Greensboro, North Carolina. https://proehlificpark.com/TOPICS:Coming to grips to the term “former” player Transition from coaching to Proehlific Park The experience of having two sons in the NFL The Father/Son dynamic at this point His expectations for himself coming out of college when thinking about an NFL career Ending his career with a Super Bowl victory opened the door to coaching Jake Delhomme and how he flipped the switch at gametime His faith journey and how it influenced his NFL career The definition of being a Christian See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jimmy Dykes - College Basketball Analyst

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 40:32

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Jimmy Dykes is a follower of Jesus, husband, father, ESPN and SEC Network college basketball analyst, and former basketball coach. His inspirational book, The Film Doesn't Lie - Evaluating Your Life One Play at a Time, encourages readers to make meaningful changes to deepen their faith and contentment.TOPICS:The Kansas comebackHubert Davis and what makes him specialThe view of where college basketball is right nowThe transfer portal – positives and negativesThe surprises of the tournamentThe legacy of Coach K Leaning on Jesus when things don't go our waySpending quiet quality time with JesusAny plans for another book? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Final Four Weekend and National Championship Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 79:57

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREThis week on The UNPACKIN' it Live Podcast, co-hosts Bryce Johnson and Luke Heaton discuss the Final Four, and the heartbreak Bryce endured when North Carolina ended Coach K's career. They have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss how North Carolina is playing in this tournament, and parallel that with our own lives. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week and Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Cedric Peerman - Former Cincinnati Bengal

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 38:51

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Cedric Peerman played his college football at Virginia and was drafted in 2009 by the Baltimore Ravens. He went on to spend 2010-2018 with the Bengals where he was a team captain for four years and a Pro Bowler in 2016. He's a husband, father, preacher, and speaker.TOPICS:The Bengals Super Bowl runWhat to expect from the Bengals moving forwardTransitioning to retirement after nine years in the NFLHis wife's career as a doctorHis thoughts on the UNC TarheelsGrowth of his faith in this new season of lifeA look back at his NFL careerSpeaking and preaching – his passionate topicsCommon character flaws and how he's challenging those he speaks toRelating to high school athletesLatest lessons from God – being consistent See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Austin Hatch - Surviving Two Plane Crashes

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 50:10

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Austin Hatch is a former Michigan basketball player who has an amazing story of surviving two plane crashes. He is a speaker who helps teams and individuals overcome tragic losses and adversity. Find out more: Austin-hatch.comWatch this ESPN special on Austin HERE before or after listening to the podcast.TOPICS:His memories of March and college basketballThe positive memories of his National Championship Game experienceThe dream of playing at MichiganIntegrity – making a commitment and following through even when circumstances changeDoing common things in an uncommon wayHow he relied on God during the challenging timesHow his faith has grownThe journey to becoming a national speakerEmbracing his story and sharing it with othersThe “overcoming it” mentality See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Clark Kellogg - CBS College Basketball Analyst

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 43:59

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Clark Kellogg is a CBS College Basketball Analyst. He's been with CBS since 1993. He's also an analyst for the NBA2k Franchise. He played college basketball at Ohio State and in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers. He is a husband and a father of 3 grown children. You can follow him on Twitter @ClarkKelloggCBS.TOPICS:How big is the UNC vs. Duke matchup? Character traits of the Final Four coaches “We all need a little rain and sunshine to grow.” Hubert Davis reference How his faith has grown in the past year How he is refreshed: The word of God, rest, and the 1000 piece puzzles St. Peters and their Cinderella run See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Final Four Episode - Duke and UNC Meet Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 67:07

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREThis week on The UNPACKIN' it Live Podcast, co-hosts Bryce Johnson and Luke Heaton, get pumped up about the Final Four matchups, including the rematch between Duke and North Carolina. They have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss how God is preparing us for even more wins ahead. That one loss or that one win could set us up for the wins that are ahead of us. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week and Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jeremy Kelley - Former NFL Wide Receiver

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 41:15

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Jeremy Kelley is a former wide receiver who played his college football at Maine and professionally in the NFL, the Canadian league, and the Arena league. He spent time with the Colts, Broncos, and Bears and retired from playing in 2016. He is now the Buffalo Bills Alumni Manager, engaging with former players to enhance their lives.TOPICS:The crazy NFL off-seasonThe most impactful moveThe new era of Buffalo Bills footballThe alumni connection to the BillsHighlights of his recent trip to IsrealThe growth in his faith over the past couple of yearsThe Children's Hospital event coming upHis passion for playing golf See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Sweet 16 Week, NFL Quarterback Moves and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 72:42

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREThis week on The UNPACKIN' it Live Podcast, co-hosts Bryce Johnson and Luke Heaton, unpack the wild first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, and also look ahead to the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 matchups coming up. They also have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss busted brackets, and how that relates to faith and God's faithfulness to us. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week and Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Joshua Kelley - Los Angeles Chargers Running Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 41:58

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Los Angeles Chargers running back Joshua Kellet played his college football at UC Davis and UCLA and was selected by the Chargers in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He's getting ready to head into his 3rd NFL season. TOPICS:What has the offseason looked like so far The importance of taking time for the body to rehabilitate The tough season for the Lakers His takeaway from his second year in the NFL The excitement for the Chargers heading into the upcoming season The college year – how Jesus helped lead him through decisions The year at UCLA Getting drafted by the Chargers Playing in the NFL in your hometown When his faith became very active Playing with Austin Ekeler and Justin Herbert See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Brackets are Revealed - The March Madness Preview!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 75:44

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREThis week on The UNPACKIN' it Live Podcast, co-hosts Bryce Johnson and Luke Heaton, unpack everything that's great about March and the NCAA Tournament, inlcuding favorite memories, vulnerable teams, predicted cinderella stories, and more! They also have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss the revealing of brackets, and how that relates to faith. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week and Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Rennie Curran - Former NFL Linebacker

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 38:15

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Rennie Curran had a successful football career at Georgia, and was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans. He is now a keynote speaker, author, leadership, and business coach, and the CEO of Game Changer Coaching. He is the author of ‘Free Agent' The Intangibles for Overcoming Adversity and Times of Transition.renniecurran.comTOPICS:Georgia winning the national championship What made the Bulldogs so special Overcoming adversity Getting to the NFL, and still being unfulfilled The growth of his faith How he's helping people through toxic ambition It's ok to ask for help The importance of self-evaluation The Book ‘Free Agent' The Intangibles for Overcoming Adversity and Times of Transition. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE Specail - A Look Back at the Wild NFL Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 54:03

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREThis week on a special The UNPACKIN' it Live Podcast, co-hosts Bryce Johnson and Luke Heaton, unpack an incredible week of news from the National Football League. They will discuss all of the major stories, including Aaron Rogers' decision to stay in Green Bay, and the trade of Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. They also peak into the AFC West, and wonder if the Kansas City Chiefs' dynasty with this group of players is coming to an end. In UNPACK this, they discuss those two quarterbacks, with one staying with their current team and the other moving to a new team, and relate it to our own lives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Duke falls, NFL News, The Broadcasting Carousel and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 74:01

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREBryce Johnson and Luke Heaton present their weekly UNPACKIN' it LIVE Podcast on Facebook. This week the guys discuss the Duke loss at home to North Carolina, on what was supposed to be a celebratory night for Coach K in his final home game. They also have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss surprising losses, and relate it to our own lives. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week and Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chris Broussard - FS1 Co-Host of First Things First

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 50:21

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Chris Broussard is a co-host of First Things First on FS1 and co-host of The Odd Couple on Fox Sports radio. As the founder of The K.I.N.G. Movement, Chris tells us about The K.I.N.G. Summit, which is being held in the Charlotte area March 11-13. For more information, go to their website: Kingmovement.com.TOPICS:Upcoming K.I.N.G. SummitThe process of preparing for speeches“We Are One”How we can be a part of the unifying effortZion Williamson and how he's being declared a bustJa Morant – the most exciting player since Vince and Kobe! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - March Madness approaches, Tight NBA Standings, NFL QB's and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 76:16

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREBryce Johnson and Luke Heaton present their weekly UNPACKIN' it LIVE Podcast on Facebook. This week the guys welcome the month of March, and discuss the seven upsets that took place in the top 10 of college basketball this past weekend. They have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss the lack of a team pulling away from the rest of the pack in the NBA Eastern Conference standings, and relate it to our own lives. When we love Jesus, shouldn't people recognize that we stand out, and live our lives in a different way than many others. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week and Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Wally Armstrong - Former PGA Golfer and Best-Selling Author

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2022 36:52

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Wally Armstrong played on the PGA tour during the 70s and 80s and competed in more than 300 PGA tour events. In his first Master's tournament, Wally finished fifth, setting a rookie scoring record of eight under par at Augusta. He is a bestselling author and his book The Mulligan has been turned into a movie being released April 18th and 19th. He is a beloved golf instructor, a grandfather, and a champion of golf for kids...and most importantly a committed follower of Jesus.TheMulliganMovie.comIn theaters nationwide on April 18 & 19, 2022wallyarmstrong.com TOPICS:The inspiration of the book “The Mulligan”How the movie came aboutHis role in making this movieThe ultimate second chance – Jesus ChristOpening the door of our life to ChristHow his spiritual journey beganHow Jesus has helped his relationship with people and his careerPracticing the Presence of Jesus See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Greg Coleman - Former NFL Punter

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 48:42

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO: Former NFL punter, Greg Coleman, holds the distinction of being the first African-American punter in the National Football League. He recently retired as the sideline analyst for the Minnesota Vikings after 21 years. He's also an inspirational speaker, a transformational expert, and teaches leaders how to shift the atmosphere and culture of their organizations.Prior to joining the NFL, Greg Graduated from Florida A & M University and was a high school teacher and coach. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1976 and joined the Cleveland Browns in 1977. Greg was a punter for the Minnesota Vikings for ten years and finished his career for the Washington football team in 1988. He was named the Minnesota Vikings NFL Man of the Year in 1985 and was also selected by fans to be a member of the Minnesota Vikings 25th and 40th Anniversary teams.TOPICS:The move from Minnesota to JacksonvilleThe pregame preach – integrating a spiritual message into the Vikings' broadcastHis spiritual role with the players and coaches in MinnesotaHis faith journeyThe mustard seed vileThe concept of “flipping the field”How he became a punterThe first African-American punter in the NFL – how race plays a role in NFL positionsDeon Sanders' influence on HBCU'sThe future of the Minnesota Vikings See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - NBA All-Star Weekend, Juwan Howard, Responding to Sin, and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 68:42

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREBryce Johnson and Luke Heaton present their weekly UNPACKIN' it LIVE Podcast on Facebook. This week the guys unpack the NBA All-Star Weekend, including their favorite moments and the unveiling of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team. They have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss "responding to sin," while relating the Juwan Howard incident at Michigan to our own lives. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week and Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Micah McElveen - Founder and CEO of Vapor Ministries

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 42:55

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO: Micah McElveen is the Founder and CEO of Vapor Ministries. He joins us to talk about his near-death surfing accident that led to a resurrected life and a divine purpose. He is the author of Dying For Purpose, which delivers a fresh perspective on pain, purpose, and mission. Readers are challenged to rethink the roles of struggle and success here on earth. TOPICS:Life in 1995 – dreams and aspirations that were driven by money instead of JesusMoving to Florida and the beach trip that changed his lifeBenchmarks for healingHow God revealed Himself to him during this tragic timeVapor Ministries and how it all beganLiving in his car and moving to AfricaDying for Purpose – his perspective on purpose and missionHis approach to the book and what he hopes readers take away from itHis walk with the Lord today See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Super Saturday with Nate Clements, Nate Salley and Hilee Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 87:54

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHARESUMMARY:We had a terrific time at this year's Super Saturday Man event at Central Church in Charlotte. From a delicious breakfast buffet…to inspiring faith and life stories from former Pro Bowler and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback, Nate Clements, and former NFL Carolina Panthers, Nate Salley and Hilee Taylor…to fun-filled fellowship with a group of 200+ guys, the morning was a GREAT way to start off the Super Bowl weekend! In this podcast enjoy the on-stage conversations that Bryce Johnson had with all three former NFL players.BIOSNate Salley:He played college football and basketball at Ohio state. He's a former Panthers safety, drafted in the 4th round of the 2006 draft.Hilee TaylorHe played college football at UNC, where he was a team captain. He's a former Panthers defensive end, drafted in the 7th round of the 2008 draft.Nate Clements:He played college football at Ohio State. He was the first cornerback drafted in the 2001 NFL Draft, 21st overall, selected by the Buffalo Bills. Made the Pro Bowl in 2004. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Benjamin Watson - Former NFL Tight End and SEC Network Analyst

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 67:27

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Benjamin Watson spent 15 seasons in the NFL as a Tight End, winning a Super Bowl with the Patriots. He retired in 2020 and is now a college football analyst on the SEC Network. He played his college football at Georgia, and has written two books: Under Our Skin and The New Dad's Playbook. He is also VP of Strategic Relationships for the Human Coalition, an activist, speaker, podcast host, and Co-Founder of the One More Foundation. You can find more about him and his family HERE.TOPICS:Valentine's Day 2022Looking back at the Rams' Super Bowl winThe magical season for the Georgia BulldogsNavigating broadcasting for the SEC Network and his fandom for GeorgiaThe Tom Brady retirement – is it real?His retirement transition from 2020 to todayFaith transition through his football career and now after moving to GeorgiaHis process of reading the BibleGod opens the door for him to speak out about social issuesHuman Coalition – transforming the culture of death into a culture of lifeThe Watson Seven BlogThe lack of diversity in the NFL coaching ranks and what to do nextHis podcast “Why or Why Not with the Watsons” on marriage, parenting, culture and faith See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Rams are Champions, Super Bowl Recap, Halftime and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 82:18

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREBryce Johnson and Luke Heaton present their weekly UNPACKIN' it LIVE Podcast on Facebook. This week the guys unpack Super Bowl LVI. They discuss the key players, key plays, and take a look back at everything entertainment, from The Rock to the Halftime Show. They have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss which team "deserved" to be the Super Bowl Champions, and relate it to our own lives. The show wraps up with the "Tap Drill." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Eric Close - Actor, Director and Writer

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 41:11

    UNPACKIN' it Presented by MEDI-SHAREBIO:Eric Close is an actor, director, and writer, He's the star of a new movie "The Mulligan," releasing in theaters nationwide April 18 & 19. You know him from the TV shows "Nashville" and "Without a Trace" and from the movie "American Sniper." Find tickets for the new movie at TheMulliganMovie.comTOPICS:What sports he followsHow golf is incorporated in “The Mulligan”Where his game was before filming the movieWally Armstrong's ability to help during filming the movieSecond ChancesHis faith journeyPlaying the character and translating that to his relationship with his daughtersSeparating work from family lifeMaking marriage a priorityThe importance of mentorsHis favorite golf movieThe great history of golf See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Super Bowl Preview, Pro Bowl, NBA Trade Deadline and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 81:51

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREBryce Johnson and Luke Heaton present their weekly UNPACKIN' it LIVE Podcast on Facebook. This week the guys discuss the Pro Bowl, and preview this week's Super Bowl matchup. The NFL coaching carousel and diversity issues are also discussed, along with the NBA trade deadline. They also have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss "Unselfishness," and relate the Bengals key ingrediant and relate it to our own lives. The show wraps up with the Medi-Share Moment of the Week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Audible Minute - Taking Your Shot

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 2:25

    AUDIBLE MINUTE Presented by MEDI-SHAREFormer Carolina Panther, Nate Salley, encourages us to take our shot when it comes to our lives. Take that shot to start that new business, start that new workout plan...now is the time to take your shot. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - Super Bowl is set, NFL Coaching Carousel, and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 83:33

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREBryce Johnson and Luke Heaton present their weekly UNPACKIN' it LIVE Podcast on Facebook. This week the guys discuss the comeback wins by the Rams and Bengals, and look ahead the Super Bowl Matchups. They also have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss "Do You Believe This," and relate the Bengals surprise rise the Super Bowl and relate it to our own lives of recognizing God's word, and understand that God's promises are true. The show wraps up with the entertaining quick-hitting questions from Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Audible Minute - Who's Coming With Me?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 2:10

    AUDIBLE MINUTE Presented by MEDI-SHAREFormer Carolina Panther, Nate Salley, encourages us to look around and recognize who will follow your leadership. Who else can we impact? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - NFL Playoff Games Deliver, Overtime Rules, Kickers, and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 73:56

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREBryce Johnson and Luke Heaton present their weekly UNPACKIN' it LIVE Podcast on Facebook. This week the guys discuss the four amazing games in the NFL Divisional Playoff round, and look ahead to the Championship matchups. They also have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss "Embracing when it is your turn," relating it to our own lives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Trent Meacham - College Basketball Analyst

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 43:32

    UNPACKIN' IT - PRESENTED BY MEDI-SHAREBIO:Trent Meacham had a nine-year professional basketball career after playing college basketball at Illinois. He is currently an analyst on the Big Ten Network. He is also a speaker, writer, and podcast host. Check out trentmeacham.comTOPICS:The Basketball Career at IllinoisThe decision to play overseasPlaying overseas for nine years – the competition, and the cultureHis faith journeyThe atheist culture overseas and how it provided opportunityConversion from player to basketball analystThemes of his writing and speakingThe atmosphere of having three boys See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matt Schumaker - Play-by-Play Broadcaster

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 46:16

    UNPACKIN' IT - PRESENTED BY MEDI-SHAREBIO:Matt Schumacker is a play-by-play broadcaster for Fox Sports and The Big Ten Network. He joins us to talk about his faith journey and his path to becoming a network broadcaster before the age of 30.TOPICS:The Indianapolis Colts' end-of-season failuresCarolina Panthers' struggles and parody of the NFLGod's role in the path of his broadcast careerGirl-Dad lifeWhat attracted him to broadcasting?His role models in broadcastingPivotal moments in his faith journeyThe Butler basketball success storyCalling games with Dickie Simpkins See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LIVE - NFL "Wild" Wild Card Weekend, Playoffs Continue, and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 65:23

    UNPACKIN' it LIVE PODCAST Presented by MEDI-SHAREBryce Johnson and Luke Heaton present their weekly UNPACKIN' it LIVE Podcast on Facebook. This week the guys discuss the crazy Wild Card Weekend in the NFL, and look ahead to the Divisional matchups. They also have fun with the I'm Convinced segment where they share what they're convinced of in the world of sports. In UNPACK this, they discuss "Who Do We Blame," relating it to our own lives. The show wraps up with the entertaining quick-hitting questions from Tap Drill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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