Since 2005, FSPN (Faith + Family Sports Programming Network) has filmed interviews at the Super Bowl, encouraging players, coaches, and other influential sports professionals to share their faith. Though the interviewer’s question takes the form of “What’s most important in life,” the answers inevitably lead back to valuable faith lessons and testimonies of how faith impacts them on and off the field.
For this year’s Super Bowl XLIX, the Faith, Family and Football show highlights athletes and coaches from the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, and several sports analysts. Among them are Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson (who is very outspoken about his faith), Coach Pete Carroll and Coordinator Russell Okung. Add to that Patriots Matthew Slater and Nate Solder, as well as NBC Analysts Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Michael Irvin. The interviews took place during the NFL Media Week in Phoenix, AZ, and it’s truly inspiring to hear these men talk about their faith!
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The FSPN team uses the interviews to produce outreach programming for broadcast and cable television, churches, internet, ministries and other media outlets. Every year, the crew has produced a variety of media packages, reaching over 128 million viewers all over the globe. Past shows interviewed Super Bowl winning coach and NBC Analyst Tony Dungy, Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner, Pittsburgh Steeler’s Coach Mike Tomlin, Tim Tebow, Michael Irvin and many others.
For more information, new interviews to be posted throughout the week, or to support the ministry, visit the 1615 project.