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8/1/2008
Men: Need a Spiritual Workout? Former NFL All-Pro Wide Receiver Wants to be Your Coach

    Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Danny Abramowicz, former NFL all-pro wide receiver and coach, has created a television show with EWTN Global Catholic Network called “Crossing the Goal,” which uses a sports center format to encourage men to get into spiritual shape.

“On this show, we talk to men about the things that are happening in their lives right now and we challenge them to do something about it,” said Abramowicz, who played for the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers. “Guys respond to a challenge. The Lord will help them, but they have to admit that something is not right in their life.” Abramowicz – who ranked, in varying years, in the Top 10 for receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns – admits that he is a former party boy whose life once revolved around his ego and booze. He says he and his three co-hosts – Peter Herbeck, vice-president of Renewal Ministries; Curtis Martin, founder of Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS); and professional broadcaster Brian Patrick – provide real solutions to the spiritual challenges men face.

Segments include “The Kickoff,” where the problem of the day is quickly laid out; “The Game Plan,” where two team members lay out the facts men need to know; “The Red Zone,” where the team talks about how they’ve dealt with the problem in their own lives, and “The End Zone,” where each team member gives the audience a take-away for the week.

Plans also call for a website, www.crossingthegoal.com, where viewers can interact with the hosts.

Abramowicz, who has chronicled his spiritual journey in a book called “Spiritual Workout of a Former Saint,” has high hopes for this show.

“The economy is tough,” he said. “Men don’t think of the Lord when things are rockin’ and rollin’. When things start turning bad, that’s when we need to be available to the men.”

“Crossing the Goal” will air 6:30 p.m. ET Sundays beginning Aug. 31, and will re-air 9 p.m. ET Fridays and 6:30 a.m. ET Mondays.

Note: To set up an interview with Abramowicz or his co-hosts, please contact EWTN above. Publicity stills are also available for download at www.ewtn.com/media/crossingthegoal

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 27th year, is available in over 148 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com and publishing arm, EWTN, is the largest religious media network in the world.

 

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