For now, God has led Chris to Detroit to once again be a part of the NFL team that meant so much to him as a player. Someday, God may bring him back to Columbus and he and Bruce can once again record their podcasts together.
Until that time, you can enjoy these old, but often timeless, podcasts that they recorded together.
Chris Spielman is a member of the College Football and Ohio State University Athletic Halls of Fame and is currently an NFL analyst for Fox Sports. He was a two-time All-American linebacker at OSU, where in 1987 he was both team MVP and the Lombardi Award winner. The 29th overall pick in the 1987 NFL Draft, Spielman's NFL career came to
Chris Spielman is a member of the College Football and Ohio State University Athletic Halls of Fame and is currently an NFL analyst for Fox Sports. He was a two-time All-American linebacker at OSU, where in 1987 he was both team MVP and the Lombardi Award winner. The 29th overall pick in the 1987 NFL Draft, Spielman's NFL career came to a premature end due to a neck injury after making four Pro Bowls and earning All-Pro honors three times. Chris and his late wife, Stefanie, created the Stefanie Spielman Fund for breast cancer research after her diagnosis in 1998. Chris skipped that season in the NFL to care for Stefanie, who passed away in the fall of 2009. Chris and Stefanie were the parents of four children. Chris also has two step-daughters with his wife, Carrie.
Bruce Hooley is a veteran Ohio sports journalist with extensive experience in newspaper, radio and television. At the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Hooley covered Ohio State sports for 18 years, while also serving as the PD's national college football and basketball reporter. Events Hooley has covered over the years include 19 NCAA Final Fours,
Bruce Hooley is a veteran Ohio sports journalist with extensive experience in newspaper, radio and television. At the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Hooley covered Ohio State sports for 18 years, while also serving as the PD's national college football and basketball reporter. Events Hooley has covered over the years include 19 NCAA Final Fours, the 1988 Winter Olympics, the World Series, the Super Bowl and numerous professional golf majors and national championship college football games. After transitioning to radio in 2005, Hooley hosted top-rated sports talk shows in Columbus and Cleveland, while also hosting his own state-wide sports commentary show on the Spectrum Sports Network. He is a member of his high school's athletic hall of fame and resides in the country outside Colum
The best part about doing this podcast is hearing how it has inspired others. The opportunity we have been given to bless others through this platform is one that we treasure and hope we will continue to have for many years.
"Hey Guys, I really enjoy the podcast. I loved listening to you guys during my lunch break way back when I lived in Columbus. I've been listening to the podcast since the beginning. With the earlier episodes I would stop the podcast after the Buckeye Talk. However, since I really enjoy how you guys interact with each other, I started listening all the way till the end, including the faith segment.
Before I started listening I guess you could call me a "lapsed Christian", but after listening to your faith section I started to pray again and start slowly to get back to God.
Last week I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I'll win this battle. I just want to thank you guys so much for helping me to start to rebuild my relationship with Christ. Because believe me, it is helping me so much to deal with this cancer.
Chris quoted a verse from Samuel that went something like this, "God will use what is meant to destroy you to deliver you" Yes he will, and he has. Thanks Guys for getting me started. "
"I’ve been listening to you guys since I was a teenager in high school all the way back to your days at the fan. My dad and I would listen everyday while we worked together for his painting business. I can still recall some of my favorite segments you guys did like it was yesterday...... My father became ill a few years back and had to retire and close his business. I was taking him to an appointment a few days ago and I plugged the podcast into the truck and we listened while we drove. I can’t express the nostalgia I felt and I know he felt as well as we got to listen to you guys together again. I’m almost 30 now and we enjoyed it just as much as before. Just wanted to say thanks. I appreciate what you do to help get me through my work weeks!"
Once again (this time on my iPhone) I cannot figure out how to leave you a review. The last podcast I listened to ended with Chris talking about his reaction to hearing from his daughter that she tore her ACL. I congratulate you Chris. I am a 63 year old man with three soccer playing daughters (now in their 30’s) who ended up all playing in college (I also played and coached) and witnessed four ACL tears among my daughters. Thinking back, on one occasion I did not react as well as you, and regretted it again listening to you tell the story about what Macy said at your birthday get together. Anyway I have read your book and continue to admire you as a father and husband. Also i admire your faith (I am a practicing Catholic) and your familiarity with Scripture. Bruce, appreciate you as a father and Christian (I remember you saying you won’t mow your lawn on Sunday), and your humility and willingness to remember you still need work. I feel I have some of that in me.
Thanks for your great work on the podcast, and keep it going!
I just wanted to tell you guys that I enjoy the show and appreciate the Faith portion. Chris you are part of the reason why I became such a huge Buckeye fan. Bruce I have always enjoyed your commentary even though I didn't always agree. I love listening to Buckeye talk and adding the Faith part at the end of the show is really helpful. Keep up the great work guys!
Hi guys. Thought I'd share my appreciation for your Podcast. Not being overly religious (but still trying to lead my life the best and most generous way that I can), I would usually check-out during the faith oriented end of your cast(s). While I don't see myself turning to god to the degree that the both of you have, you should know that I have grown to enjoy listening to your stories and how they relate to faith. I'm sure you have other listeners that can relate. Keep up the good work. Go Bucks!