The Ryen Russillo Podcast

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Subscribers: 5125
Reviews: 26

Ricks
 Feb 9, 2022
A lazy podcast host....for example "life advice"

Buddy Buddy
 Feb 7, 2022
5 stars if he stuck to NBA and college football. Instead he tries to play Hollywood (this is suppose to be a sports podcast) and talks about things he knows zero about....see financial investing


 Jul 31, 2021

Alex
 May 18, 2021

Tony
 May 8, 2021
Always good, didn't like life advice at first, but when they bring in pros it's great stuff. The money guy, Josh, was great! Great enough for me to bother to rate and review.

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Each week, Ryen Russillo will break down the biggest topics in sports.

Episode Date
Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell. Plus CFB Coaching Carousel With Bruce Feldman, Tales From the Couch: NBA Reset, and the CFB Top 7.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Warriors’ loss to the Mavericks, and a look at the league at the quarter-season mark (0:46). Then Ryen is joined by Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell to discuss the team’s 9-2 season, Kirk Cousins, being drafted by the Patriots in 2008, Rex Ryan stories, and more (22:36). Then Ryen talks with Bruce Feldman about the CFB coaching carousel (48:29). Next Ryen reacts to the updated CFB rankings (1:19:34) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:25:14). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Kevin O’Connell and Bruce Feldman Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2022
The Tua Story With Ryan Fitzpatrick, Plus Herbert, Burrow, Lawrence's Best Wins, and Ohio State vs. Alabama for Outrage
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Russillo shares his five most important takeaways from the NFL weekend (0:45) before he is joined by Ryan Fitzpatrick to discuss his first year of broadcasting, Tua Tagovailoa’s growth as a QB, the two distinct phases of Ryan’s NFL career, stories, rapid-fire questions, and more (12:41). Next Ryen talks about Ohio State’s loss to Michigan, and what the polls will do with Alabama and Ohio State after the college football weekend (45:17), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:29). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Ryan Fitzpatrick Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 28, 2022
Are the Nets and Warriors Still Contenders, With Richard Jefferson. Plus CFB Top 12, and Tales From the Couch.
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Russillo shares his Tales From the Couch, including 76ers-Nets, Kings-Grizzlies, Nuggets-Pistons, and Lakers-Suns (0:40). Then Ryen talks with Richard Jefferson of ESPN and YES Network about the current parity in the NBA's Western Conference, his stories from Team USA, Ben Simmons going back to Philly, the Warriors being in need of a change, Patrick Beverley's shove on Deandre Ayton, Richard's tussle with teammate Kenyon Martin, and more (26:25). Then Ryen gives out his rankings for the top 12 teams in college football (1:08:07), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:14:29). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Richard Jefferson Producer: Kye Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2022
Herbert Over Mahomes Anyone? Wrapping Up the NFL With Damien Woody, CFB Playoff Scenarios, Plus The FTX Collapse With WSJ’s Greg Zuckerman
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Russillo gives out his five takeaways from NFL Week 11 (0:40), before talking with two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody about Zach Wilson’s terrible game in the Jets’ loss to the Patriots, Chargers-Chiefs, the new top tier of NFL pass rushers, and more (13:08). Then Ryen hits on some college football results and possible CFP scenarios (32:53), before he talks to Greg Zuckerman of the Wall Street Journal about the fall of FTX and its founder, Sam Bankman-Fried (44:35). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:14:44). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Damien Woody and Greg Zuckerman Producer: Kyle Crichto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 21, 2022
Chris Long Returns! Plus: Van Lathan on LSU, Twitter Apocalypse, Life Advice, and a World Cup Preview With Steve Ceruti
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Russillo is joined by two time Super Bowl champion Chris Long of the 'Green Light' podcast to discuss the Packers' loss to the Titans, what makes Mike Vrabel a special coach, the top three current head coaches Ryen and Chris would want to play for, the Eagles' first loss of the season, the Rams in despair, and more (0:42). Then Ceruti takes a couple minutes off of paternity leave to join Ryen for a World Cup preview (59:20). Next, Van Lathan joins to talk LSU's upset win over Alabama in the beginning of November, LSU-Georgia, social media's Twitter hysteria, and more (1:15:47), before sticking around to answer some Life Advice questions (1:39:12). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chris Long, Van Lathan, and Steve Ceruti Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2022
Live in Denver With Special Guest Jeff Green
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Russillo took the podcast on the road to Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox in Denver, Colorado! He is joined by Nuggets forward Jeff Green (0:37), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions with Kyle (30:05) and, finally, a Q&A with the audience (57:03). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jeff Green Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2022
What Does the Game of the Year Mean? Plus Allen, Rodgers, and Fields's Improvement With Trent Dilfer, and Life Advice.
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Russillo shares his five most important takeaways from NFL Week 10, including the Vikings' win over the Bills in the game of the year, who between the Chargers or 49ers could go on a run, and more (1:19). Then, Ryen is joined by Trent Dilfer who discusses improvements from quarterbacks Josh Allen, Aaron Rodgers, and Justin Fields (16:00). Then Ryen talks about Washington’s impressive win on the road at Oregon before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:54). Host: Ryen Rusillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Brian H. Waters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 14, 2022
NFL Teams Ranked by a CFB Selection Committee. Plus: Damien Woody on Jeff Saturday and Bryce Young, and ‘The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson' With Jeff Pearlman.
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Russillo ranks the top six NFL teams in the style of a college football playoff committee (0:39), before he is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody to discuss Alabama QB Bryce Young, Jeff Saturday being named head coach of the Colts, NFL teams with the best resumé this season, Odell Beckham Jr.'s return, Aaron Rodgers, and more (11:43). Then Ryen is joined by author Jeff Pearlman to discuss his new book, 'The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson' (39:34). Finally Ryen and Kyle give out their favorite bets for NFL Week 10, before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:14:54). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Damien Woody and Jeff Perlman Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2022
NBA Midterms: The East, Bobby Marks on Blowing Up the Nets In-Season, and CFB Top 12 RankingsDraft Episode for Nov 09, 2022
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Russillo opens the show with NBA Midterms (just go with it) for the Eastern Conference (0:44), before talking with ESPN’s Bobby Marks about how the Nets should move forward after a disappointing start to the season, the pros and cons of "blowing up" the roster, a surprising start for the Jazz, how the Knicks missed out on Donovan Mitchell, the best young NBA players, and more (26:02). Next Ryen gives out his updated rankings of the top 12 teams in college football (1:00:39) followed by Worst Take (1:06:39) and Life Advice (1:15:52). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bobby Marks Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022
Handicapping the AFC With Domonique Foxworth. Plus: LSU-Alabama Up Close and Life Advice.
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Russillo shares his five most important takeaways from NFL Week 9, including the Titans' battle with the Chiefs, the Jets taking down the Bills, Justin Fields, and more (0:27). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN's Domonique Foxworth to discuss the Bills loss to the Jets, Josh Allen's uncharacteristic performance, "Has Justin Fields turned a corner?", why it's so hard to feel good about the Vikings, Colts-Patriots, and more (11:03). Then Ryen talks about his experience in Baton Rouge for LSU's win over Alabama before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:58). 'The Domonique Foxworth Podcast' releases episodes every Tuesday and Thursday during the football season. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Domonique Foxworth Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 07, 2022
Matt Leinart on CFB Playoff Rankings and NIL. Plus: Terence Winter—From 'The Sopranos' to 'Tulsa King'.
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Russillo is joined by Matt Leinart to discuss the college football landscape, why Tennessee is the best team in the country, “How good is TCU?”, and Michigan vs. Ohio State before discussing the evolution of NIL and Matt’s new venture, Hall of GOATs (0:42). Then Ryen talks with writer and producer Terence Winter about his new Paramount Plus series 'Tulsa King', as well as his work on 'The Sopranos' from Seasons 2-6, 'Wolf of Wall Street', and more (28:51). Finally Ryen and Kyle give out their favorite bets for NFL Week 9 (1:03:02) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:05:38). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Matt Leinart and Terence Winter Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2022
Nash Out, Udoka in? Nets Headlines With Frank Isola. Plus Tales From the Couch, CFB Top 12, and Life Advice.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Nets parting ways with head coach Steve Nash, Nash's tenure as Nets HC, and reports that suspended Celtics coach Ime Udoka is the front-runner to fill Brooklyn's head-coaching position (0:33). Then Ryen recaps some NBA games in another edition of Tales From the Couch, including: Suns-Timberwolves, Nets-Bulls, and Warriors-Heat (13:00). Then Ryen is joined by Frank Isola of ESPN, YES Network, and SiriusXM to discuss Steve Nash's two and a half years as coach of the Nets, the seemingly endless number of Nets headlines over the past few years, the uncertainty around Ben Simmons, what Udoka could do for this Nets team, and more (24:23). Then Ryen gives out his rankings for the top 12 teams in college football (58:01), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:01). Host: Ryen Russilo Guest: Frank Isola Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2022
Willie Colon on Josh Allen and the Bills’ Dominance and Playing with Geno Smith. Plus Mexico City Travelogue and F1 Recap.
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Russillo shares his five most important takeaways from NFL Week 8, including another decisive Bills win, the early NFL playoff picture, Jalen Hurts's deep passes, and more (0:27). Then Ryen is joined by Super Bowl champion Willie Colon to discuss the Bills' dominance on both sides of the ball, why the Titans are the third-best team in the AFC, shifting expectations for the Packers, Patriots-Jets, Geno Smith's revitalized career, and stories from playing with Geno in New York (11:30). Then Ryen talks about his journey to Mexico City for the Mexican Grand Prix (43:12), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:21). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Willie Colon Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 31, 2022
Ravens About to Go on a Run? Tom Brady's Hero Status, Plus Austin Ekeler on his Unlikely Career and the Chargers' Season.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Ravens' Thursday night win over the Buccaneers, Baltimore's second-half dominance, and why they are poised to go on a winning streak. He also talks about Tom Brady's recent stretch of poor performance (0:36). Then Ryen talks with Chargers running back Austin Ekeler about this Chargers season, what it’s like to be a part of a goal-line run play, growing up as a farmhand on his family’s ranch in Colorado, his NFL start as an undrafted free agent, Chargers head coach Brandon Staley, and more (12:20). Next Ryen and Kyle make their favorite bets for NFL Week 8 (41:04), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (43:59). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Austin Ekeler Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2022
Suns Still Good, Best Roster in the NBA, Damien Woody on the Patriots' QB Drama, Plus Worst Take
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Russillo shares his Tales From the Couch after watching Suns-Warriors and Mavericks-Pelicans, before examining arguments for which NBA team has the best roster (0:32). Next, Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody to discuss the Patriots’ loss to the Bears on Monday night. Woody recalls the locker-room buzz during the QB change from Drew Bledsoe to Tom Brady in 2001, the Giants' and Jets' impressive records through seven weeks, the struggle to identify NFC contenders, and more (12:18). Next Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle hand out their Worst Take (36:05), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (46:19). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Damien Woody Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2022
Bengals Back, Trusting the 49ers, Brady’s Misleading Stats, and Micah Parsons's MVP Case With Peter Schrager, Plus CFB Top 12 Rankings
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Russillo gives out his five most important things from NFL Week 7 (0:39), before he is joined by NFL Network and Fox Sports' Peter Schrager to discuss things to watch ahead of the NFL trade deadline, a disappointing NFC, "What is going on with the Rams?," another grisly loss for the Buccaneers, Aaron Rodgers criticism, the 6-1 Giants, Micah Parsons's MVP candidacy, and more (11:23). Next, Ryen shares his rankings for the top 12 teams in college football (50:33), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:44). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Peter Schrager Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 24, 2022
Zion and Paolo Impress, Fun Bad NBA Teams, McCaffrey to the 49ers, Plus Seth Wickersham on the NFL vs. Dan Snyder
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Russillo shares his excitement for the lower-tier NBA teams, as well as Lakers-Clippers and Pelicans-Nets, followed by a Magic Minute from Ceruti (1:34). Then Ryen talks with ESPN’s Seth Wickersham about the investigation of Commanders owner Dan Snyder, the recent owners meeting, and more (21:05). Next Ryen tackles RB Christian McCaffrey being traded to the 49ers (53:15), before Ceruti, Ryen, and Kyle make their favorite bets for NFL Week 7 (57:25), and answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:13). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Seth Wickersham Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2022
NBA Finals Pick and Draymond’s Uncertain Future With Anthony Slater, Plus the Rise of Hip-Hop With Jonathan Abrams
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Russillo shares some observations from Celtics-76ers and Warriors-Lakers, including his Finals pick (0:35). Then Ryen talks with The Athletic's Anthony Slater about the Warriors' developing young core, Draymond Green, and more (13:02). Next Ryen is joined by author Jonathan Abrams to discuss his new book, 'The Come Up: An Oral History of the Rise of Hip-Hop' (39:16). Finally Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle hand out their Worst Take (1:12:32) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:21:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Anthony Slater and Jonathan Abrams Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2022
Bills' Statement Win With Trent Dilfer, Ranking Tennessee After the Alabama Win, Plus an NBA Playoff Team Draft
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Russillo shares his five biggest takeaways from NFL Week 6 (0:32), before he is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss Josh Allen vs. Patrick Mahomes, the 6-0 Eagles and specific improvements QB Jalen Hurts has made, the Packers’ lack of identity without Davante Adams, Tennessee’s win over Alabama on Saturday, QB Hendon Hooker, and more (18:20). Then Ryen gives out his weekly rankings of the top 12 teams in college football (53:11). Finally Ryen and Ceruti draft their 16 NBA playoff teams (1:03:25), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:12:27). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 17, 2022
“Who’s Next?” Candidates for NBA Stardom, Elite NFL Units With Ted Nguyen, Plus Ole Miss Coach Lane Kiffin
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Russillo examines the top tier of NBA players—questioning who will pass the torch in the coming years, and who will receive it (0:37). Then Ryen talks with Ted Nguyen of The Athletic about the NFL's elite offensive and defensive units, factors contributing to Russell Wilson's struggles in Denver, Geno Smith's success in Seattle, the 4-1 Giants, and more (15:41). Then Ryen is joined by Ole Miss Football head coach Lane Kiffin to discuss the team's prospects this season, QB Jaxson Dart, lessons learned about coaching the QB position over the years, his time at USC and Alabama, and more (36:22). Finally Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle make their favorite NFL bets for Week 6 (56:10), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:34). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests:Ten Nguyen and Lane Kiffin Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2022
Pau Gasol and Deontay Wilder Plus Worst Take and Life Advice
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Russillo is joined by two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol to discuss playing in the 2008 Olympics vs. Team USA, being traded to the Lakers, Kobe Bryant as a teammate, and more (0:35). Then Ryen talks with boxer and former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder about his time off from the sport, boxing critics and media, what he learned from his fights with Tyson Fury, his upcoming fight against Robert Helenius, and more (21:41). Next, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle offer up another edition of Worst Take (38:55), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:17) Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Pau Gasol and Deontay Wilder Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13, 2022
Is the NFC East Back? Plus Rams-Bengals Super Bowl Hangovers With Mike Sando and Week 6 CFB Top 12 Rankings
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Russillo shares his NFL Week 5 observations, including from Bengals-Ravens and Rams-Cowboys, NFC East teams having a strong start, and the Patriots shutting out the Lions (0:20), before giving out his ranking for the top 12 teams in college football (12:06). Then Ryen talks with Mike Sando of The Athletic about the struggles of the Bengals and Rams since playing in the Super Bowl, what is behind Geno Smith’s success in Seattle, Browns-Chargers, Eagles-Cardinals, Packers concerns, the Panthers firing head coach Matt Rhule, and more (17:51). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:36). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 10, 2022
Russell Wilson, Wembanyama-Mania, and Draymond’s Punch. Plus: MLB Playoff Predictions With Jeff Passan and Yogi Roth on '5-STAR QB'.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Broncos’ Thursday night rock fight with the Colts, the outpouring of praise for top NBA prospect Victor Wembanyama, and Draymond Green punching Jordan Poole in a Warriors practice (0:43). Then Ryen talks with ESPN’s Jeff Passan about the MLB postseason wild-card round, Aaron Judge's home run record, World Series picks, and more (14:44). Then Ryen talks with Yogi Roth of the Pac-12 Network and Elite 11 about his new book, '5-STAR QB: It's Not About the Stars, It's About the Journey' (46:29). Then Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle make their favorite bets for NFL Week 5 before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:37). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jeff Passan and Yogi Roth Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2022
Georgia Concerns, the Second-Best Conference, CFB Playoff Draft With Danny Kanell, Plus Worst Take
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Russillo shares his rankings for the top 12 teams in college football (0:24) before he is joined by Danny Kanell of SiriusXM and CBS Sports to talk more college football, including Alabama, Clemson gaining steam, ACC QBs, the debate over the second-best conference, playoff speculation, and more (8:30). Then, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle present Worst Take (56:06), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:05:09). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2022
Chiefs Not Missing Tyreek Hill, Jalen Hurts Fixing His Flaws, Plus the Ravens’ Analytics Debate With Trent Dilfer
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Chiefs' dominant win over the Buccaneers, the Bills' three-point win over the Ravens, Jaguars-Eagles, the Panthers' QB problem resurfacing, and more (0:46). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about the what it's like when a QB and a play caller are in sync the way Patrick Mahomes was with the Chiefs coaches vs. the Buccaneers, Ravens HC Jim Harbaugh's decision to forgo the field goal attempt on fourth down in their loss to the Bills, whether the Eagles are the best team in the NFL, the three most important qualities in a QB, rookie QBs Bailey Zappe and Kenny Pickett, and more (13:08). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (47:51). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 03, 2022
Tua and the Concussion Dilemma, Danny Amendola on Playing With Brady, Plus Matt Buschmann on Catching Judge’s 61st
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Tua Tagovailoa's injury vs. the Bengals and the NFL's complicated relationship with concussions (0:39). Then Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Danny Amendola to discuss his retirement, how players deal with head injuries, Tom Brady, when Danny went from the Patriots to the Dolphins, Aaron Rodgers’s trash talk, why the Raiders are struggling, and more (11:44). Then Ryen talks with his friend and Blue Jays bullpen coach Matt Buschmann about catching Aaron Judge’s 61st home run ball (40:44). Next Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle make their favorite bets for NFL Week 4 (52:39), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:41). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Danny Amendola and Matt Buschmann Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2022
Todd McShay on CJ Stroud vs. Bryce Young, Life Advice with Paige Spiranac, Plus a Bad Week in Celtics Coverage
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the media coverage surrounding Ime Udoka and the Boston Celtics (0:36). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN’s Todd McShay to discuss the top college QBs, how many are first round NFL draft prospects, Alabama LB Will Anderson, and more (12:12). Next, Ryen gives out his weekly ranking of the top 12 teams in college football (53:45), followed by Worst Take (59:39). Finally Ryen is joined by former pro golfer Paige Spiranac to discuss her career (1:08:02) before Paige and Ryen answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:23:18). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Todd McShay and Paige Spiranac Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2022
Dolphins' Statement Win and Damien Woody on the NFC-Best Eagles? Plus, Power Five vs. Power Five Records in CFB.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on some NFL Week 3 games, including Bills-Dolphins, Buccaneers-Packers, Rams-Cardinals, Jaguars-Chargers, and Commanders-Eagles (0:37). Then Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody to discuss takeaways from the Dolphins' impressive win vs. the Bills in Miami, whether the Buccaneers deserve concern after three weeks, whether the Eagles are the best team in the NFC right now, the boring Patriots, Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars, the Cardinals' unsustainable offense, the Broncos' lack of identity, some stories from Damien's NFL career, and more (13:38). Then Ryen recaps a few games from the weekend in college football, including Clemson–Wake Forest, Kansas State–Oklahoma, Arkansas–Texas A&M, and more (41:42). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (53:01). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Damien Woody Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
Why the Celtics-Udoka Situation Is Playing Out This Way, Comedian Colin Quinn, Plus Sheil Kapadia on the Eagles, Lamar, and Brady
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Celtics head coach Ime Udoka’s suspension, and the nuances of the Celtics press conference and coverage surrounding it (0:44). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer’s Sheil Kapadia about Jalen Hurts’s performance in the Eagles win vs. the Vikings in Week 2, the Buccaneers' offensive struggles, the seemingly unstoppable Bills, Lamar Jackson, and more (10:48). Next Ryen is joined by comedian and writer Colin Quinn to talk stand-up, ‘SNL,’ MTV’s ‘Remote Control,’ stories from his career, his YouTube series ‘Cop Show,’ and more (32:58). Finally Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle each give out a bet for NFL Week 3 (1:10:42), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:15:29). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Sheil Kapadia and Colin Quinn Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2022
Top 12 CFB Teams Right Now, Worst Take, and Joy Taylor on Tua, Plus Hedge Fund Manager Ray Dalio on the Future
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Russillo shares his weekly ranking of the top 12 college football teams (0:39), before he is joined by Joy Taylor of Fox Sports to discuss Tua Tagovailoa's six-touchdown performance vs. the Ravens, the Dolphins' reluctance to back him in previous seasons, Joy's journey from local radio to national television, and more (11:25). Next, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle convene for this week's Worst Take (46:19). Then Ryen is joined by investor and hedge fund manager Ray Dalio to discuss his book 'Principles for Dealing With the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail' (53:08). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:29:52). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Joy Taylor and Ray Dalio Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
Is Tua a Starter Again? Plus, Why Kyler’s Play Isn’t Sustainable and Trey Lance’s Future With Trent Dilfer.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on QB Tua Tagovailoa after his six-touchdown performance vs. the Ravens, Kyler Murray's athletic ability, a shaky start for the Broncos, and more (0:42). Then Ryen is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss the Dolphins' comeback win vs. the Ravens, how coach Mike McDaniel can maximize Tua's potential with game-planning, why Kyler Murray has the highest ceiling and the lowest floor, Broncos HC Nathaniel Hackett's early coaching struggles, the versatility and impact of Micah Parsons, Trey Lance's season-ending injury, and more (23:01). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:26). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
In Chiefs-Chargers, the Most Talented Team Lost Again. Plus Bruce Feldman on the CFB Landscape: Playoffs and Fired Coaches.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Chiefs' 27-24 win over the Chargers, and what it would have meant for the Chargers if they had pulled out the win (0:32). Then Ryen is joined by Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic to discuss Nebraska firing coach Scott Frost, the unique way college football coaches get hired, extended, and fired, Texas A&M switching QBs, BYU's overtime win vs. Baylor and upcoming matchup vs. Oregon, Alabama's ceiling, the wide-open Big 12, and more (11:20). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (52:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bruce Feldman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2022
Lamar Jackson’s Contract Problem, Worst Take, Plus Chris Fowler on 'GameDay' Stories and His Career
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Lamar Jackson and the Ravens not reaching a new contract (0:33), before he is joined by ABC and ESPN’s Chris Fowler to discuss the U.S. Open, the unique approach to broadcasting tennis, meticulous college football prep, stories from his many years on 'College GameDay,' his start in covering sports, and more (15:14). Then Ryen debuts the inaugural segment of Worst Take (1:10:12), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chris Fowler Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2022
Why Do We Doubt Mahomes? Plus NFL Week 1 Recap With Damien Woody and CFB Week 2 Roundup
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Patrick Mahomes, and some other NFL Week 1 observations (2:16). Then Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody to discuss the Chiefs lighting up the Cardinals, the Dolphins' win over the Patriots, Bengals-Steelers, Packers-Vikings, Cowboys-Buccaneers, the best defensive “disrupters,” whether there are any takeaways from the Bears' win over the 49ers, and more (19:58). Next Ryen talks about some college football games from Week 2, including Texas-Alabama, Stanford-USC, Florida-Kentucky, Texas A&M–Appalachian State, and South Carolina–Kentucky (45:02). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (58:20). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Damien Woody Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
Are the Bills This Good, With T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Plus Top NFL WRs, What Makes a No. 1 WR, and Should Rookie QBs Sit?
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Bills steamrolling the Rams in the NFL opener (0:31). Then Ryen is joined by T.J. Houshmandzadeh to discuss whether the Bills will have any weak points this season, why the Rams will struggle to make the playoffs, the best WRs in the NFL, what it means to be a no. 1 WR, Trey Lance optimism, whether rookie QBs should sit for a year before playing, stories from T.J.'s 11-year NFL career, and more (12:24). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (43:16). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: TJ Houshmandzadeh Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2022
NFL Team Tiers, Going Abroad Crossover With Kevin Clark, Plus LeBron's Worth in the Future
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the future for LeBron James, the push to play with his sons, and if he will still have the same influence after Year 20 (0:30). Then Ryen is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss his stories on The Ringer about Joe Burrow and Matt LaFleur (14:15), before putting all 32 NFL teams in tiers related to F1 racing (you'll get it), and Going Abroad for an F1 update (30:20). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:48). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2022
Trent Dilfer’s Back! Week 1 QB Questions, Plus CFB’s Real Opening Weekend and Best Campus Experiences With Jamie Erdahl.
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Russillo shares his observations from college football Week 1, including Notre Dame–Ohio State, Florida-Utah, Oregon-Georgia, Florida State–LSU, and more (0:37). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about young NFL QBs like Justin Fields, Trevor Lawrence, and Trey Lance; what to expect from Russell Wilson in Denver, Trent's favorite college QBs, and more (18:46). Then Ryen is joined by Jamie Erdahl of 'Good Morning Football' to discuss her journey from covering high school sports, to NESN, to NFL Network; Jamie's favorite SEC game-day experiences, who is the most interesting QB in football, and more (1:02:11). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life-Advice questions (1:28:49). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Trent Dilfer and Jamie Erdahl Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 05, 2022
The Lack of Parity in CFB, Realignment With Barry Alvarez, Plus NFL Agent Don Yee on His Career and Repping Tom Brady
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the historical lack of parity in college football (0:29), before talking with former Wisconsin football head coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez about conference realignment, the inception of the Big Ten Network, the state of NIL after a year, being an athletic director vs. being a coach, and more (12:10). Then Ryen talks with sports agent Don Yee of Yee & Dubin about his unique path to representing athletes, signing Tom Brady out of Michigan, the case for dissolving the draft in sports leagues, Jimmy Garoppolo's future, creating Tom Brady's deal with Fox Sports, and more (29:42). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:09:03). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Barry Alvarez and Don Yee Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 01, 2022
Big Cat on CFB Playoff Picks and Life Advice
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Russillo and Ceruti give their thoughts on the early front-runners for Worst Take (0:25). Then Ryen is joined by Big Cat of Barstool's 'Pardon My Take' to discuss the start of college football season, early playoff picks, realignment and expansion, transfers they are most excited for, and more (12:28). Finally Ryen and Big Cat answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:07:38). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Big Cat Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
Julian Edelman on NFL Systems and Fighting the Urge to Come Back(?)
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the percentage of first-round QBs who find success on their second team (0:39), before talking to three-time Super Bowl champion Julian Edelman about his retirement, the itch to get back into the NFL, his favorite offenses from the 2021-22 season, Bill Belichick film room stories, and more (12:25). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (41:25). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Julian Edelman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 25, 2022
Durant, Nets Have No Better Options; Jon Anik on Maybe the Best UFC Win Ever; and We Introduce Worst Take
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Russillo opens with the Nets' announcement that they and Kevin Durant will stick together, why it’s probably because neither had any great options, and why he’s not all of sudden buying Brooklyn stock (0:31). Next, he chats with voice of the UFC Jon Anik about the wild card this past weekend and why Leon Edwards's win might be the greatest UFC win ever (14:18). Then, the guys introduce a new segment called Worst Take (43:13) before closing it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:37). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jon Anik Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 23, 2022
Ranking the Best Offenses and Defenses With Sheil Kapadia, Plus Ryen Gets Fleeced in France
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Russillo is joined by The Ringer's Sheil Kapadia to discuss Deshaun Watson's 11-game suspension and $5 million fine, before ranking the best and worst offenses (0:25) and defenses for the 2022-23 NFL season (26:03). Then, Ryen tells a quick story about his trip to France, before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (43:06). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Sheil Kapadia Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2022
College Recruiting Stories With Matt Ryan, Antonio Daniels, Andrew Bogut, Stephon Marbury, James Jones, and Gary Payton Sr.
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Russillo talks with Matt Ryan (0:24), Antonio Daniels (3:08), Andrew Bogut (6:03), Stephon Marbury (11:42), James Jones (16:10), and Gary Payton Sr. (24:41) about their best college recruiting stories. Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (24:41). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Matt Ryan, Antonio Daniels, Andrew Bogut, Stephon Marbury, James Jones, and Gary Payton Sr. Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 16, 2022
Iceland Travelogue, Plus Life Advice
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Russillo documents his solo summer vacation to Iceland day by day (0:47), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:12). Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 11, 2022
'NYC Point Gods' With Stephon Marbury, Plus Life Advice
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Ryen Russillo is joined by Stephon Marbury to discuss Showtime's 'NYC Point Gods,' what is unique about New York City point guards, Marbury's basketball idols, the best small guards in the NBA today, the 1996 NBA draft, Marbury's time with the Timberwolves, Russell Westbrook, and more (0:25). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (24:36). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Stephon Marbury Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
CFB Hopes and Fears With Danny Kanell, Plus Why Russell Westbrook Really Can’t Be on the Lakers Next Season
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Russillo takes a look at what are really the only potential solutions for Russell Westbrook’s situation with the Lakers and why they really can’t go into another season with him in the mix (0:30). Then he chats with his old pal Danny Kanell about the upcoming college football season, what the next conference realignment domino will be, and why college sports would be so much better off with a commissioner (10:00). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Steve Ceruti and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
Remembering Bill Russell. Plus, Last-Place Chiefs, Other NFL Division Winners, and Aaron Rodgers Stories With James Jones
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Ryen begins by remembering the life of Celtics captain Bill Russell by sharing his favorite stories about him (0:30). Next, he’s joined by NFL Network’s James Jones to learn about playing with Aaron Rodgers (8:30), discuss the difficulties of changing teams as a wide receiver (11:00), and share some surprise picks in his former divisions (24:00). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (37:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: James Jones Producers: Steve Ceruti and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
The Knicks Should Trade for Mitchell Even If He’s Melo 2.0. Plus, Bob Ryan on a Potential KD-Jaylen Trade and Comparing Eras.
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Ryen begins by explaining why the possibility that Donovan Michell will join the Knicks is reminiscent of Carmelo Anthony’s move to New York, and why that’s not necessarily a bad thing (0:30). Next, he’s joined by Bob Ryan to discuss different generations of NBA stars (12:00), learn about his early days as a Celtics reporter (40:00), and hear his best Larry Bird stories (52:00). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bob Ryan Producers: Steve Ceruti and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
NFL QB Tiers With Mike Sando, and Do the Celtics Really Need Kevin Durant?
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Ryen opens with the Celtics reported interest in trading for Kevin Durant and why they should really just run it back rather than overpay (00:32). Next, he chats with The Athletic’s Mike Sando about his annual NFL QB Tiers article, including the controversy around Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson’s rankings (12:44). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:33). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando Producers: Steve Ceruti and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
Russillo Book Club: 'Led Zeppelin: The Biography' by Bob Spitz. Plus, Life Advice.
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Russillo is joined by journalist and author Bob Spitz to discuss his biography of Led Zeppelin (0:36). Then, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (39:51). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bob Spitz Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
Russillo Book Club: Our First Civil War: 'Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution' by H.W. Brands. Plus, Life Advice.
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Russillo is joined by historian H.W. Brands to discuss his book on the American Revolution (0:50). Then, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (40:57). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: H.W. Brands Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
Are Sports Headed for a Free-for-All? Donovan Mitchell’s Stock, NBA Summer League Stories, Plus Catching Up With Adnan Virk.
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After the fallout from the LIV Golf tour, Ryen discusses why we may be headed for a very different future in how sports and leagues operate (0:27). Then Ryen talks with Adnan Virk of MLB Network and the 'Cinephile' podcast to discuss their passionate feelings about the Paramount+ show ‘The Offer,’ and Matthew Goode not being nominated for his portrayal of Robert Evans (11:30). Then they discuss MLB, including: Shohei Ohtani, the Yankees and the Astros poised to meet in the ALCS, the Dodgers, what went wrong with the Blue Jays, and more (32:57). Finally, Ryen shares a quick NBA summer league story (55:49) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:48). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Adnan Virk Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 14, 2022
Are the Bad NBA Teams the Best They’ve Ever Been? Plus NFL Offseason QB Questions With Albert Breer.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on NBA summer league, and his excitement surrounding the bottom four teams from the 2021-22 season and their young core of players (0:27). Then Ryen talks with SI's Albert Breer about the development of some young NFL QBs including Jalen Hurts, Mac Jones, and Tua Tagovailoa, Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers missing their star WRs this upcoming season, Baker Mayfield in Carolina, awaiting Deshaun Watson suspension news, Jimmy Garoppolo's next move, and more (10:44). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Albert Breer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
Chet Holmgren Hype Train and Durant/Mitchell Trade Futures With Chris Mannix, Plus Being Hot and Life Advice With Joe Manganiello
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Chet Holmgren’s NBA summer league debut (0:33), before taking with SI’s Chris Mannix about seeing Chet Holmgren in person in Salt Lake City, the likelihood that Donovan Mitchell will be traded from the Jazz, how the Nets will handle Kevin Durant’s trade request as they try and build their roster for next season, the Celtics' acquisitions of Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, and more (13:00). Then Ryen is joined by actor Joe Manganiello to discuss some of his past works, including ‘Magic Mike,’ ‘Spider Man,’ his new show ‘Moonhaven,’ comic book culture, and more (38:38), before sticking around to answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:02). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chris Mannix and Joe Manganiello Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 07, 2022
CFB Realignment: Which Fan Bases Are Actually Happy? With Bruce Feldman and Van Lathan. Plus Danny Ainge Does It Again.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Rudy Gobert trade and what it means to make a deal with Danny Ainge (0:31), before a quick rant on College Football realignment (11:00). Then, Ryen talks with Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic about exactly how UCLA and USC secured a move to join the Big Ten conference in 2024, and what this means for the future of the PAC 12 (18:38). Next, Ryen is joined by Van Lathan to discuss how conference realignment in college football affects the regional aspect of the sport, Texas and Oklahoma’s aims to join the SEC, the idea of college football “super conferences,” and more (30:29). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:08). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bruce Feldman and Van Lathan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
BONUS: Durant Wants Out of Brooklyn
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Russillo reacts to the news that Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
Murray to the Hawks, Is Ayton Worth It, and an NBA Free Agency Primer With Bobby Marks
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the trade that sent Dejounte Murray to the Hawks, speculation on Karl-Anthony Towns’s next contract, and how the Pistons exited the Deandre Ayton sweepstakes (0:33). Then Ryen talks with ESPN’s Bobby Marks about the beginning of NBA free agency, how Dejounte Murray’s contract led to him being traded, James Harden declining his player option to help the 76ers bolster their roster, what the Pistons are planning to do with their cap space, the Knicks looking to give Jalen Brunson a huge contract, the future for the Nets, why the Suns should have re-signed Deandre Ayton, and more (11:09). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (44:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bobby Marks Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
Kyrie’s Opt-In and John Wall to the Clippers. Plus: Arch Manning to Texas, NIL Drama, and Going Abroad with Kevin Clark
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Kyrie Irving exercising his player option with the Brooklyn Nets, as well as reports of John Wall joining the Clippers for the 2023 season (0:30). Then Ryen is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the F1 season after nine races, the intersection of NIL and college football, Arch Manning committing to Texas, and more (10:26). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
Paolo Goes No. 1! Behind the Surprise Decision With Magic President Jeff Weltman, Plus More NBA Draft Observations
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Russillo shares some observations from the 2022 NBA draft, including Chet Holmgren to the Thunder, the Knicks’ draft decisions, the Grizzlies trading up, and more (0:28). Then Ryen talks with Orlando Magic president of basketball ops Jeff Weltman about when and how the Magic decided to draft Paolo Banchero no. 1, how Paolo fits in with the young roster, a Jonathan Isaac update, Mo Bamba, the multiple ways cap space factors into free agency, and more (18:14). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:36). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jeff Weltman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
The Market for Kyrie, the Warriors-Grizzlies “Rent Free” Beef, Plus Timberwolves Head Coach Chris Finch
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the news that Kyrie Irving and the Nets have stalled on contract negotiations (0:25), before talking about the Warriors-Grizzlies post-Finals beef and why it doesn't make a ton of sense to clap back at a team that just won a title (6:53). Then Ryen is joined by Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch to discuss joining the team midseason in 2021, the 2022 playoff series vs. the Grizzlies, team dynamics with Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell, and Patrick Beverley, Finch's time playing and coaching in Europe, and more (20:09). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:58). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chris Finch Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
Chet’s Best Fit, Jabari’s Ceiling, and More NBA Draft Talk With Sam Vecenie. Plus, the Rise of International Talent With NBA Associate VP Chris Ebersole.
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Ryen is joined by 'The Athletic'’s Sam Vecenie for an extensive breakdown of all the major prospects in next week’s NBA draft, including where Chet Holmgren should want to land, if we’re underrating Jabari Smith Jr.’s ceiling, and more (0:32)! Then, he’s joined by the NBA’s associate VP of international basketball operations, Chris Ebersole, to talk about the influx of international talent in the league, why it's only going to keep growing, and a look at some of the best international prospects in this draft (56:12). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:16:09). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Sam Vecenie and Chris Ebersole Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
Will the Warriors Close It Out? Plus Updated NBA Player Approval Ratings With Wosny Lambre
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Warriors' Game 5 win over the Celtics, Boston not being able to capitalize on Steph Curry's low-scoring performance, improvements from Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson, the Celtics' turnover problem, and a look ahead to Game 6 (0:33). Then he talks with The Ringer's Wosny Lambre about the "approval ratings" of eight NBA players after the 2021-22 season, including Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns, Damian Lillard, Rudy Gobert, and more (15:57). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (54:14). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Wosny Lambre Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
Pelicans EVP David Griffin on Zion’s Future and the Team’s Turnaround, Plus the Celtics Go Up 2-1 and Talking Finance With CNBC’s David Faber
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Ryen opens with the Celtics taking a 2-1 Finals lead, Draymond’s terrible Game 3, and the Warriors' inconsistent shot creation (0:32). Then, he chats with Pelicans executive VP of basketball operations David Griffin about the team’s drastic turnaround this season and what the future holds for Zion Williamson and the franchise (13:12). Next, Ryen talks with CNBC’s David Faber about covering these complicated financial times, how he got on TV, and his new ExxonMobil documentary (39:31). And finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:04). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: David Griffin and David Faber Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
Why the NBA Season Already Has Been Shortened, Plus Finals Predictions and Harden’s Future With Sixers Forward Georges Niang
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the idea of shortening the NBA season, as well as the top players already playing a shortened season (0:37). Then Ryen talks with 76ers forward Georges Niang about being on the Jazz during the NBA's COVID shutdown in March 2020, figuring out how to change his game to stay in the NBA, his experience with Joel Embiid as a teammate, the Sixers-Heat playoff series, the mechanics of defending certain star players, his experiences from Warriors training camp, Finals predictions, and more (13:46). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:24). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Georges Niang Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2022
Hypothetical NBA Finals Questions, Plus Steph Curry’s Extended Prime With Anthony Slater
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Russillo and Ceruti bounce some NBA Finals questions off of each other (0:26) before Ryen previews the Finals with The Athletic's Anthony Slater. They compare Steph Curry’s 2022 season to past campaigns and discuss helpful stats to understand the matchup between the Warriors and Celtics, Gary Payton II’s planned return to the Warriors, Finals picks, and more (30:51). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:48). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Anthony Slater Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
Warriors-Celtics Finals Pick, Van Lathan on CFB Recruiting Jealousy and Life, Plus Going Abroad
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Ryen opens with his pick for the Warriors-Celtics NBA Finals matchup and goes through the categories of confidence whenever people make predictions (0:27). Next, he chats with Van Lathan about why Texas A&M is the G-Eazy of college football, Captain America vs. Black Panther, and his new book 'Fat, Crazy & Tired' (17:09). Then, Ceruti hops on for a Champions League edition of Going Abroad, before Ryen recaps the F1 Monaco Grand Prix (30:07). And finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:53). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Van Lathan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2022
Are the Finals Set? Debating the No. 1 Pick, Plus Kyrie’s Future in Brooklyn.
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Old-school radio format! (0:28) - Heat-Celtics Game 5: Where Miami (likely) lost the series (8:33) - Debating the no. 1 NBA draft pick, figuring out the top 3 prospects in order (33:08) - Kyrie Irving free agency talk (47:57) - Life Advice Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2022
Boston’s Bounceback and Blowout Basketball, Plus Jorge Sedano on Miami’s Issues and Golden State Nearing a Finals Return
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Celtics-Heat Game 4, some historically poor statistics for the Heat, staggering margins of victory throughout the playoffs, and more (0:32). Then Ryen talks with ESPN's Jorge Sedano about trying to understand the Eastern Conference finals: blowout wins, historic stats, and yet the series is tied 2-2. They also discuss the impact of the Heat's Bam Adebayo, Erik Spoelstra's coaching brilliance, Mavericks-Warriors, and more (13:41). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (36:57). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jorge Sedano Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2022
Charles Barkley on Conference Finals, Players vs. Criticism, and His Future
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Warriors’ Game 1 win over the Mavericks in the Western Conference finals (0:31) before talking with Charles Barkley about ‘Inside the NBA,’ endorsement deals, conference finals matchups, how NBA players deal with criticism, comparisons of David Stern and Adam Silver, the ceilings for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic, and more (12:32). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:57). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Charles Barkley Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2022
NBA Conference Finals Picks, Golden State’s Luka Problem, and a Suns Postmortem With Logan Murdock
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Russillo makes his picks for Celtics-Heat and Warriors-Mavericks (0:28) before talking with The Ringer’s Logan Murdock about the uncertainty surrounding Warriors-Mavericks, the Jason Kidd renaissance, Celtics-Heat, Erik Spoelstra, what happened to the Suns, Deandre Ayton’s future, and more (19:47). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (54:58). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Logan Murdock Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Did the Bucks Punch Their Finals Ticket? What to Make of the Warriors' Historic Loss, Plus Ben Wallace on Today’s Best Defenders
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Bucks’ Game 5 win over the Celtics in Boston, the Warriors 134-95 loss to the Grizzlies, and Suns-Mavericks (0:39), before talking with Hall of Famer and NBA champion Ben Wallace about today's best defensive NBA players, game planning for Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in the 2004 Finals, head coach Larry Brown, playing with LeBron James in Cleveland, the hardest players to defend, and more (18:53). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:37). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Ben Wallace Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Can the Sixers Win the East? And How to Guard Luka With Raja Bell. Plus, Life Advice With Comedian Nikki Glaser.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on all four NBA conference semifinal series (0:30), before talking with Raja Bell about the Grizzlies being down 3-1 to the Warriors, the Mavericks tying up their series with the Suns, how teams should defend Luka Doncic, pre-title concerns for the Bucks creeping into their series with the Celtics, 76ers-Heat, and playoff stories from Raja's NBA career (15:50). Finally Ryen is joined by comedian Nikki Glaser to discuss her new reality show 'Welcome Home Nikki Glaser?,' blackout drunks, awkward sex, where stand-up comedy intersects with social media, and more (46:24), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:16:29). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Raja Bell and Nikki Glaser Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2022
Boston’s Turnaround and the Warriors’ Klay Problem. Plus, Al Harrington Talks NBA Playoffs and His Viral Bag of Iverson.
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Russillo talks about the Suns’ 20-point victory over the Mavericks in Game 2, Celtics-Bucks, the 76ers struggling down 2-0 in their series with the Heat, and Warriors-Grizzlies tied at 1-1 and what adjustments Golden State has to make going into Game 3 (0:37). Then Ryen talks with Al Harrington about his company Viola Brands, introducing his "Iverson" cannabis strain courtside at an NBA game, stories from Al’s 16-season NBA career, predictions for Warriors-Grizzlies, and more (16:58). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (51:57). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Al Harrington Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Mavs’ False Hope and Doc’s Stubbornness, Hall of Famer Gary Payton, Plus Inside the Biggest NFL Draft Moves With Dianna Russini
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Ryen opens with his thoughts on Mavs-Suns and why Dallas just looks outmatched in this series before getting into why Doc Rivers is being so stubborn with DeAndre Jordan (0:34). Next, he chats with basketball Hall of Famer Gary Payton about his son’s emergence with the Warriors, his best trash talk stories, and the story of when young Ryen first met Gary (20:22). Then, ESPN NFL insider Dianna Russini stops by for a behind-the-scenes look at how the A.J. Brown trade happened, Baker Mayfield’s future, and which teams nailed and bombed the draft (53:34). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Gary Payton and Dianna Russini Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2022
NFL Draft: Favorite Picks and Biggest Risks With Booger McFarland, Plus New Colts QB Matt Ryan and Chris Paul’s Closeout
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Chris Paul’s historic performance in the Suns' series-winning victory over the Pelicans, the 76ers closing out their series with the Raptors, the Mavericks' series win over the Jazz, and what’s next for Utah (0:27). Then Ryen talks with ESPN’s Booger McFarland about the NFL draft—who had the best Round 1, the players with the highest upside, and more (15:26). Then Ryen is joined by Colts QB Matt Ryan to discuss his move to Indianapolis, calling Peyton Manning for advice, his time playing under Kyle Shanahan, and more (55:40). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:06). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Booger McFarland and Matt Ryan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
Kyrie, Simmons, and Bad Business Partners in the NBA, Plus the Pelicans’ Turnaround and Zion Optimism With Antonio Daniels
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the philosophy that the NBA is "a business," and where "business partners" like Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving fit into all of it (0:31). Then Ryen talks with NBA champion and color analyst for the New Orleans Pelicans Antonio Daniels about the Suns-Pelicans series being tied 2-2, how coach Willie Green galvanized the team, Brandon Ingram's development, Zion Williamson's future in New Orleans, stories from Antonio's 13 seasons in the NBA, and more (11:26). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (50:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Antonio Daniels Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Celtics Stifling KD and Embiid’s Raptors Revenge, Plus Deebo’s Value, NFL Draft Rumors, and Going Abroad With Kevin Clark
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Celtics’ defensive prowess in their Game 2 win vs. the Nets, Joel Embiid and the 76ers going up 3-0 vs. the Raptors, Bulls-Bucks, and more (0:34). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer’s Kevin Clark about the news of 49ers WR Deebo Samuel requesting a trade, NFL draft rumors, and more (16:45) before Going Abroad to discuss Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finishing in first place in the Australian Gran Prix (35:33). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:15) Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
How Scary Are the New-Look Warriors With Anthony Slater, Plus G League to the Lakers With Mac McClung
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Ryen opens with a new edition of NBA Playoff Story Rankings, including whether he might be all the way back in on the Warriors, disappointing Jokic criticism, the mess that was the Jazz in Game 2, and more (0:43). Next, he chats with The Athletic’s Anthony Slater about the emergence of Jordan Poole and the Warriors’ new death lineup (17:13). Then, G League and Lakers guard Mac McClung stops by to talk about his journey to the NBA and being one of the first Instagram dunkers (41:08). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:53). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Anthony Slater and Mac McClung Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Todd McShay and Daniel Jeremiah Compare Mock Drafts and Fake NFL Trade Scenarios, Plus NBA Story Line Rankings
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Russillo talks about Miles Bridges, the Timberwolves, young NBA defenders, and more (0:27). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN’s Todd McShay and NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah to discuss their respective NFL mock drafts, possible draft-day scenarios, the scouting process for draft prospects, and more (15:51). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:00) Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Todd McShay and Daniel Jeremiah Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
Scott Van Pelt on Tiger, Why He Still Loves Kevin Durant, and Potential Hobbies. Plus, an NBA Playoff Team Draft
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Ryen opens with some NBA observations before the playoffs begin, including a potential Celtics-Nets matchup, Luka’s injury concern, and which teams might blow it up if things go bad (0:37). Then, he chats with his old friend Scott Van Pelt about Tiger and the Masters, his love for Kevin Durant, an NBA playoff team draft, and why SVP needs a hobby (22:52). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:35). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Scott Van Pelt Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
Magic Makes Lakers Situation Worse, Mikal Bridges on the Suns’ Dominance & DPOY Buzz, Plus ‘WeCrashed’ Creators Drew Crevello and Lee Eisenberg
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Magic Johnson’s critical comment about the Lakers and the big question of what is next for the team (0:32). Then Ryen talks with Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns about the Suns’ regular-season success, defending Luka Doncic, Chris Paul’s leadership, last year’s postseason run, and more (12:00). Then Ryen is joined by the cocreators of the AppleTV+ show ‘WeCrashed’ to discuss the show’s inception, working with Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway, the challenges of making a show based on true events, and more (33:09). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitter Life Advice questions (1:06:22). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Mikal Bridges, Drew Crevello, and Lee Eisenberg Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
It’s OK to Love College Basketball and the NBA, Wilt vs. Russell Stories, and What’s Next for LeBron With Jackie MacMullan. Plus, Author Michael Lewis.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the beauty of the NCAA tournament and the national champion Kansas Jayhawks (0:29) before talking with Jackie MacMullan about her new narrative podcast, ‘Icons Club,’ the friendship and rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain, the 2022 Celtics’ turnaround, LeBron James’s future after a crushing Lakers season, and more (12:13). Then Ryen talks with author and journalist Michael Lewis about some of his books, including ‘The Premonition,’ ‘The Fifth Risk,’ ‘Losers: The Road to Everyplace but the White House,’ ‘Moneyball: The Art of Winning,’ and more (43:34). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:12). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jackie MacMullan and Michael Lewis Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
Andrew Bogut on the Birth of the Warriors, NBA Contenders, and Fights With the Clippers. Plus ,‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Author Kyle Buchanan.
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Russillo is joined by NBA champion Andrew Bogut to discuss joining the Warriors in 2012, the 2015 title run, stories from the Clippers-Warriors rivalry, playoff predictions, and more (0:37). Then Ryen talks with Kyle Buchanan of The New York Times about his book, ‘Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road’ (39:18). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:26:08). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Andrew Bogut and Kyle Buchanan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Domonique Foxworth Talks Deshaun Watson and 2000s Ravens Stories, Plus Peter Rosenberg on 'WrestleMania 38' and Kanye
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Ryen opens with whether it’s really true that the East is better than the West in the NBA this season (0:29). Next, he chats with ESPN’s Domonique Foxworth about Will Smith vs. Chris Rock, how the Deshaun Watson situation will play out with the Browns, and stories from playing with Ray Lewis and Ed Reed (11:52). Then, Peter Rosenberg, the host of 'Cheap Heat' on the Ringer Wrestling Show feed, talks a little 'WrestleMania 38,' Ryen’s history as a wrestling fan, plus his thoughts on the Kanye documentary (51:38). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:08). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Domonique Foxworth and Peter Rosenberg Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
NBA Mock Draft With Kevin O’Connor, the Truth About Jimmy Butler, Plus 'Free Solo' Climber Alex Honnold
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the spat between Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and Jimmy Butler, and examines Butler’s NBA career and exits from his former teams (0:41). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor about his latest NBA mock draft and his 14 lottery projections (14:05). Next, Ryen is joined by mountain climber Alex Honnold to discuss the making of the documentary ‘Free Solo,’ in which he completed the first free-solo climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (49:50). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Kevin O’Connor and Alex Honnold Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
The AFC vs. NFC QB Gap With Sheil Kapadia, Plus Gilbert Arenas on his NBA Journey and the Story Behind His Gun Incident
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Ryen opens with his thoughts on whether the quarterback gap between the AFC and NFC is as big as we think (0:31) before brining on The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia to talk about some of the specific movement we saw at the position this offseason (8:08). Next, he chats with former NBA star Gilbert Arenas about being broke as a rookie, becoming an All-Star with the Wizards, and his battle with commissioner David Stern after his 2009 gun incident (27:46). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:23:31). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Sheil Kapadia and Gilbert Arenas Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
Todd McShay's 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Plus: What Five NBA Teams Think About the Top of the NBA Draft
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Russillo shares what five NBA teams are thinking about the top of the 2022 NBA draft class (0:33). Then Ryen talks with ESPN's Todd McShay about his latest 2022 NFL mock draft. They discuss all the uncertainty free-agent signings and trades have brought to the top QB prospects, top WRs, NFL combine superstar DT Jordan Davis, McShay's top 10 draft prospects, second-round sleepers, and more (8:34). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (50:44). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Picking the Entire Bracket With Doug Gottlieb, Metta Sandiford-Artest on Kobe Stories and the Art of Defending, Plus an Infamous Marlins Anniversary
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Russillo remembers the Miami Marlins heist (0:33). Then Ryen is joined by Doug Gottlieb of Fox Sports to fill out an entire bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament (9:35). Then Ryen talks with Metta Sandiford-Artest about playing for St. John's in the late '90s, his NBA mentors, executing a team style of play, stories from playing with Kobe Bryant, guarding Allen Iverson, Paul Pierce, and more (39:35). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:20:19). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Doug Gottlieb and Metta Sandiford-Artest Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Danny Green on the Simmons-Harden Trade and the 76ers’ Playoff Outlook, Plus Why the Russell Wilson Trade Really Went Down
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Ryen opens with his thoughts on the Russell Wilson trade and why the Seahawks were ultimately OK with letting him go (0:32). Next he chats with 76ers guard Danny Green about how the team dealt with the Ben Simmons saga, what it’s been like playing with James Harden, and how he thinks Philly stacks up in the East (8:59). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (41:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Danny Green Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
Why the Calvin Ridley Suspension Was Fair and Necessary, Plus Danny Kanell on NFL Draft QB Prospects
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the news of wide receiver Calvin Ridley receiving a one-year suspension for betting on NFL games during the 2021 season (0:27). Then Ryen talks with Danny Kanell of SiriusXM and CBS Sports about his top QB prospects for the 2022 NFL draft (11:43). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:50). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
Heat-Bucks and Harden’s Turnaround, Understanding the MLB Lockout With Evan Drellich, Plus 'Winning Time' Cocreator Jim Hecht
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Ryen opens with some NBA observations, including an impressive Bucks win over the Heat, why he doesn’t want to hear about James Harden’s hamstring injury again, and why we can’t talk about G League stats (0:35). Next he chats with The Athletic’s Evan Drellich for a deeper understand the MLB lockout and where both sides go from here (13:03). Then, he talks about the new HBO show 'Winning Time' with cocreator Jim Hecht, including growing up a Laker fan, how the project came to be, and casting Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (36:12). And finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:03). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Evan Drellich and Jim Hecht Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
Dirk Nowitzki on How He Changed the Game, Plus the Ceiling for Ja and the Grizzlies
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Ryen opens with some thoughts on Ja Morant and the Grizzlies continuing to be the best watch in the NBA right now and why it’s OK to just enjoy them without getting ahead of ourselves (0:28). Then, he chats with NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki about his new book, 'The Great Nowitzki,' his unlikely path to changing the way the game is played, a few big what-ifs in his career, and how his image changed after he won a title (10:05). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (45:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Dirk Nowitzki Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
The NFL Offseason QB Pod: A Look at Free Agency, the Draft, and Development
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Ryen begins by talking with The Athletic’s Mike Sando on the offseason QB carousel, the benefits of going all-in on quarterbacks, and fifth-year options (0:50). Then he is joined by The Ringer’s Danny Kelly to discuss his draft guide and analyze the top quarterbacks of this year’s draft (27:50). Ryen continues by speaking with QB Takeover’s Quincy Avery and QB Summit’s Jordan Palmer about quarterback mechanics, devolvement of draft prospects, and Deshaun Watson's return to the NFL (53:42). He then closes out the show with another edition of Life Advice (88:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando, Danny Kelly, Quincy Avery and Jordan Palmer  Producers: Steve Ceruti and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
NBA Player Vibe Checks: Who'd You Rather Have for Five Years? Plus Actor Emile Hirsch.
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Russillo and Ceruti begin by pitting younger NBA players against each other and debating which player they would rather have on their team for the next five years (7:00). Then, Ryen talks with actor Emile Hirsch about his new movie, ‘Pursuit,’ and what it was like to work with Quentin Tarantino on ‘Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood’ (32:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Emile Hirsch Producers: Steve Ceruti and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
Jeff Van Gundy on CP3’s Injury, Favorite Teams to Watch, and Coaching in Today’s NBA, Plus LeBron’s Problems With the Lakers
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Russillo begins by discussing the Celtics' strong close to the first half of the season and what to expect from LeBron and the Lakers moving forward (0:30). Then Ryen talks with former coach and ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy about how the Suns can weather Chris Paul’s injury, player empowerment in today’s league, and the way officiating has changed over the years (16:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (51:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jeff Van Gundy Producers: Steve Ceruti and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
NBA Offseason Story Lines to Watch Now, Warriors' Resurgence With Logan Murdock, and the NBA Rookie Scale With J. Kyle Mann
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Russillo shares some story lines for the NBA offseason that you should be monitoring now (0:44). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer’s Logan Murdock about his new Ringer piece, "Curry, Calm, and Collected," Curry’s efforts to keep the Warriors’ franchise afloat while they got back on track, hoping for an electric playoff series between the Warriors and Suns, and more (15:48). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s J. Kyle Mann to discuss his new piece, "The Rookie Scale: Early Concerns Over Cade Cunningham and Jalen Suggs Miss the Big Picture." They discuss Jonathan Kuminga, Herb Jones, Scottie Barnes, and more (40:22). Finally, Ryen, Kyle, and Ceruti discuss the unfolding of events known as the Frolic Room Super Bowl Heist before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:08:59). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Logan Murdock and J. Kyle Mann Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
Do Inflated Stats Lead to NBA Playoff Failure? Plus Mark Wahlberg
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Russillo shares his theory of how players with historically high usage rates correlate to their team's performance in the NBA playoffs (0:28). Then Ryen talks with actor-producer Mark Wahlberg about his new film, 'Uncharted,' his start in the music industry, some of his past works, including 'Fear' and 'Boogie Nights,' the casting process for 'Entourage,' and more (9:39). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (30:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mark Wahlberg Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
Trent Dilfer on the Rams' Super Bowl Win, Stafford’s HOF Case, Kupp vs. Donald for MVP, McVay’s Future, and the Future of the Bengals
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the most memorable parts of Super Bowl LVI, and why Aaron Donald is his headline (0:32). Then Ryen is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss the Rams' Super Bowl win over the Bengals, the key points of the game, why Trent believes the Bengals' title window has closed, rumors of Sean McVay stepping away from coaching, Matthew Stafford's legacy now that he is a Super Bowl champion, and more (9:54). Then Ryen recaps some of his Super Bowl weekend festivities before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (51:01). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
Harden for Simmons Shows Daryl Morey Was Right, More Trade Deadline Talk With Chris Mannix, Plus Super Bowl Stories With Damien Woody
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the trade that brought James Harden to the 76ers and Ben Simmons to the Nets (0:26),before talking with Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix about the Mavericks trading Kristaps Porzingis to the Wizards, the Celtics trading for Derrick White, the Trail Blazers trading CJ McCollum, and more (10:47). Then Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody to discuss the Bengals-Rams matchup in Super Bowl 56 and stories from Damien’s two Super Bowl appearances (37:55). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:40) Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chris Mannix and Damien Woody Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
Scott Van Pelt: Super Bowl and Life Advice. Plus an NBA Trade Deadline Preview.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the trades between the Kings and Pacers and Pelicans and Trail Blazers, the Ben Simmons–James Harden rumors, and the significance of Deandre Ayton not currently being under a new contract (0:30). Then Ryen is joined by his old cohost, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt. They discuss stories from the road, the radio booth, poor credit score PTSD, and more (13:41), before Ryen and Scott answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (54:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Scott Van Pelt Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
Super Bowl Picks With Kevin Clark, the Nets and Sixers Arguments for a Harden-Simmons Trade, Plus Stories From Vegas
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Russillo shares his thoughts on how both the Sixers and Nets could talk themselves into a Ben Simmons–James Harden trade, as well as the Cavaliers adding Caris LeVert (0:28). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to make Super Bowl picks, tell stories from Radio Row, discuss QBs to watch in the offseason, and more (13:13). Finally, Ryen talks about his trip to Las Vegas to attend both the NFL Pro Bowl and NHL All-Star Game, before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (47:59). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
In or Out on Top NBA Players, Austin Rivers on Jokic and His Own Ups and Downs, Plus Van Lathan on CFB Recruiting, Joe Burrow, and Brian Flores
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the stars of all 30 NBA teams (0:32). Then Ryen talks with Nuggets guard Austin Rivers about playing with reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic, the impact of the NBA schedule on player health, growing as a player and teammate, his time on the Clippers, and more (19:07). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer's Van Lathan about CFB signing day, NIL's impact on college recruiting, LSU fans' support for Joe Burrow in the Super Bowl, Brian Flores's discrimination lawsuit, and more (56:24). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:47:19). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Austin Rivers and Van Lathan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
Sleeping on the Suns, Brian Flores and the Failure of the Rooney Rule, and Joe Thomas on the Super Bowl and the Pain of Losing
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the first-place Phoenix Suns as well as the class-action lawsuit filed by former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and how the Rooney Rule has backfired (0:23). Then Ryen talks with six-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas of the NFL Network about playing football in the trenches of the offensive line, playing for Kyle Shanahan, the Bengals' challenges vs. the Rams’ defensive front in the upcoming Super Bowl, the mental and emotional hurdles that come with being a part of a losing team during a rebuild, Flores’s discrimination lawsuit, Baker Mayfield’s future in Cleveland, and more (13:56). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:12). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Joe Thomas Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
Burrow’s “It” Factor, Chiefs Too Stubborn, and Stafford’s Validation, With Mark Schlereth
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Russillo shares his thoughts on NFL conference championship weekend as well as a false-alarm Tom Brady retirement (0:26). Then he is joined by three-time Super Bowl champion Mark Schlereth of Fox Sports to discuss what went wrong in the Chiefs’ loss to the Bengals, Joe Burrow’s will to win, stories from Mark’s Super Bowl runs, how the Rams and Bengals match up, and more (14:26). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (46:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mark Schlereth Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
NFL Championship Round Film Breakdowns With Ted Nguyen, the Forgotten Character in the Steroid Saga, Plus 'The Line' Director Doug Shultz
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Russillo shares his thoughts on MLB players bearing the blame for the steroids era by being left out of the Baseball Hall of Fame (0:47), before briefly hitting on whether or not Ben Simmons's trade value has diminished from August 2021 and the 76ers quest for a favorable trade (10:01). Next, Ryen talks with the Athletic’s Ted Nguyen about his film breakdown of the upcoming conference championship round of the NFL playoffs (20:07). Then Ryen talks with filmmaker Doug Shultz about his Apple TV+ docuseries ‘The Line’ (41:57), before answering some listener submitted Life-Advice questions (1:26:34). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Ted Nguyen and Doug Shultz Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
Kevin Huerter on the Hawks' Struggles, Defending Trae Young, and Alter Egos, Plus Anthony Edwards and T’Wolves Love With Analyst Jim Petersen
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Russillo is joined by Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter to discuss his NBA beginnings, the Hawks' 2021 playoff run, hopes for this season, defending Trae Young, his alter ego K'Von, and more (0:32). Then Ryen talks with analyst Jim Petersen about the impact of Timberwolves coach Chris Finch on the team, the budding Anthony Edwards, development of Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell's improvement, stories from Jim's basketball career and time with the WNBA, and more (29:59). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:07:29). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Kevin Huerter and Jim Petersen Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
Troy Aikman on an All-Time NFL Weekend, the Future of Mahomes vs. Allen, Aaron Rodgers, and Why Toughness Matters
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Russillo shares his thoughts on an incredible NFL postseason weekend (0:28) before he is joined by three-time Super Bowl champion Troy Aikman of Fox Sports to discuss the Chiefs’ overtime win vs. the Bills, just how much the QB position has evolved since the 1990s and 2000s, the Packers’ loss to the 49ers, whether or not Aaron Rodgers’s future includes Green Bay, Troy’s thoughts about jumping to a new team near the end of his career, and more (13:24). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (44:12). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Troy Aikman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
Tim Hasselbeck on Has Allen Caught Mahomes? Bruce Feldman on Harbaugh to the Raiders? Plus Jorge Sedano on the Heat As Contenders Again
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Russillo shares his confidence rankings for every NFL divisional-round team (0:34) before he is joined by ESPN’s Tim Hasselbeck to make Round 2 picks (12:49). Then Ryen talks with Bruce Feldman of The Athletic and Fox Sports about the Raiders looking to hire Jim Harbaugh and NIL’s impact on college football (44:15). Next Ryen talks with ESPN’s Jorge Sedano about the Miami Heat’s return as a playoff contender, the Nets' playoff hopes if Kyrie Irving is not allowed to play in home games, the Bulls, Lakers, Clippers, and more (57:06). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:29:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tim Hasselbeck, Bruce Feldman, and Jorge Sedano Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
Magic Tweets After Lakers Loss; Now Vogel Out? Plus, the Origin of Wu-Tang With S.H. Fernando Jr.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the rumors that Lakers head coach Frank Vogel is close to being fired (0:34) before talking with journalist S.H. Fernando Jr. about his book, 'From the Streets of Shaolin: The Wu-Tang Saga.' They discuss the inception of Hip-hop in the Bronx, NY, the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan and their explosion onto the music scene, stories from covering the group, their impact on hip-hop, and more (10:44). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:13)  Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: S.H. Fernando Jr. Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
Was More Really Better in Wild-Card Weekend? Plus Former Chief Mitchell Schwartz on Chiefs-Bills and the Cowboys' Comedy of Errors
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Russillo shares his thoughts on NFL wild-card weekend (0:26), before talking with Super Bowl champion Mitchell Schwartz about the Chiefs’ Round 1 win over the Steelers, their Round 2 matchup vs. the Bills, strange sequences in the Cowboys-49ers game, the effects of playoff expansion, and more (13:40). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (47:14). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mitchell Schwartz Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
NFL Playoff Draft Revisit, Coach Luke Fickell on Taking Cincinnati to the Playoff, Plus 'Ozark' EP Chris Mundy
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Russillo shares his thoughts on all six Round 1 NFL playoff matchups (0:37) before revisiting the NFL playoff draft from November with Ceruti and Kyle (13:10). Then Ryen is joined by Cincinnati football head coach Luke Fickell to discuss the 13-0 regular season, matching up with Alabama in the CFP semifinal, QB Desmond Ridder, his friendship with Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, his season as Ohio State interim head coach, building the program at Cincinnati, and more (20:27). Then Ryen talks with ‘Ozark’ showrunner Chris Mundy about building the show’s characters, the difficulty of trimming story lines, writing for kids, working with Jason Bateman, and more (50:18). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:04). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Luke Fickell and Chris Mundy Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
The SEC Gap Is Widening, Eric Dickerson on the Rushing Record and Recruiting Stories, and the QB Stock Game Finale
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the SEC's dominance of college football (0:31) before talking to Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson about his book, 'Watch My Smoke: The Eric Dickerson Story,' what it's like to be fast, quitting football in high school and returning to win a state championship, committing to Texas A&M before ending up at SMU, his first five NFL seasons in Los Angeles, contract disputes, his NFL rushing record, and more (9:57). Then, with the end of the NFL regular season in the books, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle close out Q4 of the QB Stock Game and announce the winner (44:48) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:06). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Eric Dickerson Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
What We Know Vs. What We Thought About Raiders-Chargers, Flores Out With Jon Vilma, Plus Klay’s Return
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the climax of the roller-coaster matchup between the Raiders and the Chargers, the speculation on head coach Brandon Staley's timeout call in overtime, and the difference between what we thought in real time vs. what we know today (0:32). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Jonathan Vilma of Fox Sports about the "almost tie" between the Raiders and the Chargers, their differing opinions on the 1-seed Titans, what to make of the Patriots, the Dolphins firing HC Brian Flores, Vilma's choice for DPOY, the upcoming College Football Playoff national title game, and more (14:45). Then Ryen briefly talks about Klay Thompson's return to the Warriors (49:56) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:34). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jonathan Vilma Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
Joel Klatt on the Alabama-Georgia Rematch, Plus Baker Mayfield and Fan Base Angst, and NBA Point Guard Devaluation
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Baker Mayfield vs. the media and fan base angst in tortured sports cities (0:36), before talking about the point guard position in modern basketball (11:38). Then Ryen talks with Joel Klatt of Fox Sports about the CFB bowl games, the upcoming national title game between Georgia and Alabama, the argument for CFP expansion, and more (23:44). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:21). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Joel Klatt Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
Ja Morant’s Massive Leap With Chris Vernon. Plus Willie Colon on Big Ben’s Goodbye and Playing With Antonio Brown.
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Russillo shares some NBA observations on the Grizzlies’ win over the Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving’s return, the uptick in fouls, and more (0:40). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer’s Chris Vernon about Ja Morant and the fourth-place Grizzlies (14:25), before talking with Super Bowl champion Willie Colon about Ben Roethlisberger’s looming retirement, Willie’s six years with the Steelers, what makes head coach Mike Tomlin special, and being teammates with Antonio Brown (32:08). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:25). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chris Vernon and Willie Colon Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
Will Rodgers Win the MVP He Deserves? Titans the Fifth-Best AFC Team? Plus CFB Opt-outs With Trent Dilfer
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Russillo shares his thoughts on some NFL Week 17 results, including the Bengals beating the Chiefs, the unimpressive first-place Titans, Cowboys-Cardinals, and more (0:32). Then Ryen talks about some college players opting out of bowl games (11:31) before he is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss Vikings-Packers, Aaron Rodgers for MVP, Joe Burrow’s throwback style of play, the end-of-season playoff puzzle from a player’s perspective, and more (22:24). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:04). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
Danny Kanell on Michigan-Georgia and How Cincinnati Can Hang With Bama. Plus, Is Being a Pro Coach Still Worth It?
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Russillo shares his thoughts on coaching (0:42) before talking with Danny Kanell of SiriusXM and CBS Sports about college bowl games, opt-outs, the College Football Playoff matchups of Georgia vs. Michigan and Alabama vs. Cincinnati, and more (14:15). Then Ceruti gets some Orlando Magic thoughts off his chest (1:14:17) before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:20) Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
The Bills' Statement, Burrow’s Ceiling, and Rating QBs With Albert Breer, Plus Fake NBA Trades With Kevin O’Connor
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Bills' victory over the Patriots (0:41). Then Ryen talks with The MMQB's Albert Breer about the Cardinals' loss to the surging Colts, Joe Burrow's incredible day in the Bengals' win over the Ravens, how to evaluate Trevor Lawrence's rookie year amid all the turmoil in Jacksonville, 2022 QB draft prospects, rating the midtier NFL QBs, and more (9:13). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about the Warriors' continued dominance while they await the return of Klay Thompson and James Wiseman, the Jazz, the Bulls, the Lakers' loss to the Nets, fake trades, and more (49:55). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:27:54). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Albert Breer and Kevin O'Connor Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
Major Bucs Question Marks With Sara Walsh, Plus Best-selling American History Author Nathaniel Philbrick
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Russillo is joined by Sara Walsh of NFL Network and Fox Sports to discuss the Buccaneers' shutout loss to the Saints, the recent injuries to skill-position players Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, and Leonard Fournette, coach Bruce Arians's decision to bring back WR Antonio Brown, the rest of the Buccaneers' regular season, and more (0:30). Then Ryen talks with author Nathaniel Philbrick about his book 'Travels With George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy,' as they examine the U.S.'s first president and the commander in chief of the Continental Army. They also discuss Nathaniel's book, 'Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War' (20:57). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:11:19) Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Sara Walsh and Nathaniel Philbrick Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 24, 2021
Worst Future NFL Franchises, Lakers Guard Austin Reaves, Plus Author Michael Wolff on Covering the Notorious
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the five worst franchises in the NFL (0:40) before he talks with Lakers guard Austin Reaves about his basketball journey, learning from LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, his game-winner vs. the Mavericks, and more (17:21). Then Ryen chats with journalist and author Michael Wolff about his new book, 'Too Famous: The Rich, the Powerful, the Wishful, the Damned, the Notorious—Twenty Years of Columns, Essays and Reporting,' about covering Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Rudy Giuliani, and Jeffrey Epstein, about his book 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,' and more (40:02). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:42) Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Austin Reaves and Michael Wolff Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
Good Teams, Bad Results in Week 15, Jon Vilma on the Saints Frustrating Brady, Plus a 'Call of Duty' Observation
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Russillo shares his thoughts on a week of strange NFL results as the playoffs approach, and takes a look at the contenders (0:36). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Jonathan Vilma about the Saints getting another regular-season win over Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, Bills-Panthers and the Bills’ offensive line struggles, the rolling Colts, the first-place Chiefs, how analytics affect fourth-down decision-making in today’s NFL, and more (11:14). Then Ryen talks about how he dipped his toe back into the ‘Call of Duty’ pond and did not like the temperature (41:30), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:47). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jonathan Vilma Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
Warriors GM Bob Myers on a Decade With Steph, Klay’s Progress, and How the Young Guys Fit In
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Chiefs' win over the Chargers and analytics pushing teams to gamble on fourth down rather than settle for field goals (0:29). Then Ryen talks with longtime GM of the Golden State Warriors Bob Myers about Steph Curry's 3-point record, deciding to extend Curry's contract in 2012, the much-anticipated return of Klay Thompson, developing young players like Jonathan Kuminga, James Wiseman, and Jordan Poole, and more (13:21). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:08). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bob Myers Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
Todd McShay’s 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Four First-Round QBs. Plus: Steph Curry’s Influence.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Steph Curry's 3-point record, his first few years in the NBA, and his impact on the sport of basketball (0:31). Then Ryen talks with ESPN's Todd McShay about his 2022 NFL mock draft, including his defense-heavy top 10, his four first-round QBs, and more (11:46). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (46:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
Trent Dilfer on Lessons From Brady vs. Bills and Elway vs. This Generation. Plus F1 With Kevin Clark
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Russillo shares his thoughts on what we learned from the Bills' overtime loss to the Buccaneers, the Bengals' overtime loss to the 49ers, and Ravens-Steelers (0:41). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about Bills-Buccaneers, Justin Herbert's deep ball, thoughts on Russell Wilson's performance since his return, comparing QB generations, Urban Meyer and the Jaguars organization, and more (9:37). Then Ryen is joined by Kevin Clark for Going Abroad. They discuss the final race of the F1 season, the Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; world champion Max Verstappen; and the controversy that followed the race (51:12). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:11:53). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Trent Dilfer and Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
Notre Dame OC Tommy Rees on Staying, Plus an Early Look at 2022 NBA Free Agency With John Hollinger
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Russillo is joined by Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees to discuss learning that head coach Brian Kelly was leaving for LSU, deciding whether to stay on as OC, Notre Dame’s new head coach, Marcus Freeman, and more (0:32). Then Ryen talks with The Athletic's John Hollinger, former Grizzlies VP of basketball ops, about his recent article on the Thunder and an early look at 2022 NBA free agency, and his top 10 candidates (23:58). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:20). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tommy Rees and John Hollinger Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
Kirk Herbstreit on the CFB Playoff and 'GameDay' Stories, the Celtics' Long-term Problem, Plus a QB Stock Game Update
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Celtics' prolonged struggles as he begins to ask himself the tough questions about Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown (0:34). Then Ryen talks with Kirk Herbstreit of 'College GameDay' about the upcoming College Football Playoff, Alabama vs. Cincinnati, Michigan vs. Georgia, 'GameDay' stories, and his book ‘Out of the Pocket: Football, Fatherhood, and College GameDay Saturdays’ (9:18). Then Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle convene for the Q3 update of the QB Stock Game (1:04:38), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:17). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kirk Herbstreit Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
CFB Ranking Bias, Herbert vs. Burrow, the State of The U, and Going Abroad With Kevin Clark
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Bengals’ loss to the Chargers, and the College Football Playoff selection (0:24). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to discuss NFL Week 13, including Ravens-Steelers, Chiefs-Broncos, Jaguars-Rams, Giants-Dolphins, the upcoming Bills-Patriots matchup, and more (12:28), before discussing the Miami Hurricanes hiring head coach Mario Cristobal away from Oregon (45:44). Then they discuss the upcoming finale of a wild F1 season in another edition of Going Abroad (58:30). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:59). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Potential CFB Upset Picks and Brian Kelly to LSU With Booger McFarland, Plus Former NBA Star Turned Boxer Deron Williams
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Russillo is joined by ESPN’s Booger McFarland to discuss Brian Kelly's move to LSU and make some picks for CFB championship weekend (0:59). Then Ryen talks with three-time NBA All-Star Deron Williams about his upcoming fight vs. Frank Gore as well as his time with the Jazz and the Nets (24:57). Finally Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle briefly discuss HBO’s ‘Succession,' before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (40:52). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Booger McFarland and Deron Williams Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
Chris Long on Brian Kelly and the Super Bowl Favorite. Plus, Matt Leinart on Lincoln Riley to USC.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Brian Kelly departing Notre Dame to coach at LSU and why so few coaches can exit without criticism (0:38), before talking about the Suns’ win over the Warriors and marveling at the Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards (10:52). Then Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss the Patriots’ strengths and weaknesses, the Bills’ fatal flaws, why Chris thinks the Packers will win the Super Bowl, and more (31:07). Then Ryen talks with USC legend Matt Leinart of Fox Sports about new USC head coach Lincoln Riley and the team's bright future (1:08:51). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:32:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chris Long and Matt Leinart Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Happy for Harbaugh, Lincoln Riley to USC, and Trent Dilfer on Whether the Pats Can Win the Super Bowl
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Michigan’s unprecedented win over Ohio State, predicts the CFP rankings, and explores the arguments around playoff expansion (0:34). Then Ryen addresses the news that Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley is heading to USC (18:49). Next, Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about Mac Jones and the rolling Patriots, the Ravens’ ugly win against the Browns, how the Rams and Matt Stafford can get back on track, and more (25:18). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitter Life Advice questions (1:10:13). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
Terrell Davis on Going From Backup to Hall of Famer, Wild CFB Coaching Buyouts, Plus Russillo Travel Stories
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Ryen shares a couple of stories from his travels to Chicago and New York City (00:51) before getting into some of the crazy college football coaching buyouts and why we’ve become desensitized to them (10:55). Then, he chats with Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis about Jonathan Taylor and the state of the running back position, plus stories from his time at Georgia and with the Broncos—including two times he almost quit the game (18:59). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:34).  Host: Ryen Russillo  Guests: Terrell Davis  Producers: Kyle Crichton, Steve Ceruti, and Brian H. Waters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
The Packers Are Fine, but Are the Bills in Trouble? Lakers' Struggles With Mike Trudell. Plus, Florida and More CFB Openings With Bruce Feldman.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on some big NFL Week 11 losses, including the Bills losing to the Colts, the Packers losing to the Vikings, and the Titans losing to the Texans, Chiefs-Cowboys, and more (0:32) before talking to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet about the on-court incident between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart, the Lakers’ 9-9 record, injury setbacks, the Western Conference, and more (11:50). Then Ryen talks with Fox Sports and The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman about Florida firing head coach Dan Mullen, the coaching vacancies at USC and LSU, a look ahead to the CFP, and more (38:20). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Mike Trudell and Bruce Feldman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Teams Who Will Change QBs Next Season, Jon Vilma on Mac Jones, and ‘The Debt Trap’ Author Josh Mitchell
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Russillo shares his thoughts on which NFL teams he thinks will be looking to move on from their starting QBs next season (0:48). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Jonathan Vilma of Fox Sports about Patriots QB Mac Jones and OC Josh McDaniels’s recent success, identifying and exploiting weaknesses of a defense, the role of a defensive captain, stories about playing against Tony Romo and Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson’s return to the Seahawks, and more (17:20). Next, Ryen is joined by author Josh Mitchell to discuss his book ‘The Debt Trap: How Student Loans Became a National Catastrophe’ (38:35). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:07:20). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jonathan Vilma and Josh Mitchell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
Are the Warriors Really This Good? Plus, Saban and Masters Stories With Tom Rinaldi, and ‘Hightown’ Creator Rebecca Cutter.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Warriors’ 12-2 start to the NBA season (0:33) before talking with legendary reporter Tom Rinaldi of Fox Sports about his long tenure at ESPN, ‘College GameDay,’ the U.S. Open and the Masters, Fox’s ‘Big Noon Kickoff,’ and more (12:17). Then, the creator of the Starz crime drama ‘Hightown,’ Rebecca Cutter, returns to discuss Season 2, balancing character arcs, leading a writers' room, and more (49:40). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:12:32). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tom Rinaldi and Rebecca Cutter Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Brady-Belichick Legacy Update and the Rolling Packers. Plus, Doug Pederson on Super Bowl LII and His Philly Exit.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Packers’ Week 10 win over the Seahawks, Buccaneers-Washington, Patriots-Browns, and the updated Bill Belichick–Tom Brady power rankings (0:34). Then Ryen talks to Super Bowl champion coach Doug Pederson about his first season away from the game of football in nearly 30 years, playing college ball in Louisiana, being drafted into the NFL, transitioning to coaching, the Eagles' Super Bowl title after the 2017 season, his exit from the Eagles in 2020, and more (9:54). Then Ryen, Kyle, and Ceruti have an in-depth discussion about broadcast news (41:20), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Doug Pederson Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
Super Bowl Team Draft, Adam Amin on the Bulls, Plus Ben Solak on Whether Twitter Is Smarter Than NFL Coaches
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Super Bowl Team Draft, Adam Amin on the Bulls, Plus Ben Solak on Whether Twitter Is Smarter Than NFL Coaches Ryen opens by drafting teams that can win the Super Bowl with Kyle and Ceruti (0:30). Then, he chats with the play-by-play voice of the Bulls, Adam Amin, about how Chicago’s offseason moves have panned out, what realistic expectations should be after the team's hot start, and what’s going on with Scottie Pippen right now (12:14). Next, The Ringer’s Ben Solak stops by to talk about what’s wrong with Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers, Odell to the Rams, and why so many people on Twitter think they’re smarter than coaches and front offices (49:30). And finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:23:33). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Adam Amin and Ben Solak Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
Danny Kanell on CFP Debates and the End of 'Russillo & Kanell,' Plus NBA Tales From the Couch and a QB Stock Update
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Russillo shares some NBA thoughts on the Hawks, Bulls, 76ers, and the Nikola Jokic–Markieff Morris melee (0:40). Then, Danny Kanell hops on to debate the latest College Football Playoff rankings, why he has Oklahoma so high, what to do with Cincinnati, and whether Alabama could get in with two losses. Plus he and Ryen revisit what it was like when Danny got laid off at ESPN and the end of 'Russillo & Kanell' (17:25). Next Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle close out Q2 of the QB stock game, and make their moves for Q3 (1:09:25), before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:35). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
NFL Week 9: That Was Weird. Plus Trent Dilfer on the OBJ Dilemma, Aaron Rodgers, and the MVP Race.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on a strange NFL Week 9, including the Bengals’ fall from grace after losing two straight games, the Bills’ loss to the Jaguars, Rams-Titans, Chiefs-Packers, Vikings-Ravens, and more (0:39). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about the release of Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr., communicating with frustrated receivers, Packers backup QB Jordan Love’s regular-season debut, Lamar Jackson, and more (11:55). Then Ryen quickly hits on the weekend in college football (51:38), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (58:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Young QBs and T.O. Stories With Steve Mariucci, NYU Professor Scott Galloway on Everything. Plus, Fashion Advice With John Elliott.
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Russillo is joined by NFL Network's Steve Mariucci to discuss the Chiefs' continued struggles, a crash course on the West Coast offense, the class of young NFL QBs, stories from his time coaching the 49ers, and much more (1:15). Then Ryen talks with professor of marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, Scott Galloway about ... well, really everything: They discuss his time as a young "unremarkable" student, the changing accessibility of higher education, tips for acquiring wealth, becoming an entrepreneur, and much more (31:55). Finally Ryen is joined by renowned fashion designer John Elliott to discuss his journey of building his clothing brand, before they answer some fashion-focused listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:15:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Steve Mariucci, Scott Galloway, and John Elliott Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
Big Cat on the CFB Playoff Rankings and Fake Media Trades. Plus: the Problem With Zion.
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Russillo shares his reflections on the NBA through two weeks, including why the Miami Heat are for real; thoughts on NBA rookies Franz Wagner, Jalen Green, Josh Giddey, Evan Mobley, and more; and some concerns about Zion Williamson (0:48). Then Ryen talks to Big Cat of Barstool's 'Pardon My Take' about the most recent College Football Playoff rankings, why teams like Cincinnati have such a hard time cracking the top four, fake media trades, and more (21:40). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:08:50). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Big Cat Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
NFL Week 8, Trades and QB Futures With Mike Sando, CFB Top-Four Prediction, Plus Stories From Halloween Weekend
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Jets’ upset win over the Bengals, the Patriots’ win over the Chargers, and Titans-Colts (0:38), before talking to The Athletic’s Mike Sando about the upcoming NFL trade deadline, Von Miller to the Rams, teams that will be looking to make a QB change next season, Derrick Henry’s injury, and more (12:10). Then Ryen makes his choices for the CFB top four (47:29), before sharing some stories from the Halloween weekend and answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Would Rodgers Stay in Green Bay and the NFL Doesn’t Care About You With Albert Breer. Plus Alan Yang of 'Parks and Rec.'
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Russillo shares his thoughts on NFL owners, their motivations, and the PR teams who attempt to make them likable (0:33) before talking with The MMQB’s Albert Breer about the Packers’ Thursday night win over the Cardinals, whether Aaron Rodgers will stay with the Packers beyond the 2021-22 season, speculation on Russell Wilson’s wishes to move on from the Seahawks, the likelihood of Deshaun Watson being traded before the November 2 trade deadline, and more (9:00). Then Ryen talks with writer-director-producer Alan Yang about his start in Hollywood, working on NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation,’ the grind of a 30-episode season of TV, ‘Master of None,’ and more (42:31). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:25:18). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Albert Breer and Alan Yang Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
Early NBA Tales From the Couch With Tim Legler, Going Abroad With Kevin Clark, Plus Some 'Succession' Talk
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Lakers' overtime win vs. the Spurs, the Knicks' win over the 76ers, and Rockets-Mavericks (0:25), before talking with ESPN's Tim Legler about some early NBA observations, including the Lakers' struggle to find their best rotation, the 4-0 Bulls, the Heat as a contender in the Eastern Conference, the fun Hawks, the puzzling Celtics, and more (19:10). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer's Kevin Clark for Going Abroad, in which they discuss the United States Grand Prix in Austin, a HEATED race for the Formula 1 world championship, and more (50:49). Finally, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle briefly discuss HBO's 'Succession' before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:09:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tim Legler and Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
Trent Dilfer on the Bengals' Statement Win, Chiefs Disaster, and Tua Optimism
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Russillo shares some thoughts on the Bengals' win over the Ravens and the Chiefs' blowout loss to the Titans (0:28), before he is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss todays football headline: "The Bengals Are Good!" They discuss Joe Burrow's NFL proficiency, Trent describes what it's like when a QB is synced with a WR in the same way Joe Burrow is with Ja'Marr Chase, why the Chiefs' offense has been less effective vs. their opponents, Trent's optimism for Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa, whether Jared Goff can be the Lions' QB of the future, a tough game for Justin Fields vs. the Buccaneers, and more (6:50). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (41:50). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
Watson to Miami Rumors and Tua’s Future With Jeff Darlington, Plus a Look Back at “The War,” Hagler-Hearns, With Bob Arum and Don Stradley
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Ryen opens with some NBA talk, including how impressed he is with the Hawks and their depth, before getting a ruling on a pickup hoops encounter (0:44). Next, he chats with ESPN NFL reporter Jeff Darlington about the rumors that Deshaun Watson was close to being traded to the Dolphins, how it would be received in Miami, and what Tua’s future looks like (11:04). Then, he looks back at maybe the greatest boxing fight ever, “The War” between Hagler and Hearns, with legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum and author Don Stradley (30:24). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:33:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jeff Darlington, Don Stradley, and Bob Arum Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
NBA "State of the Association" Address, Plus LSU's Future and the Top of Every Major Conference With Bruce Feldman
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The NBA is back and Ryen opens with his “State of the Association” address (0:34). Next, he chats with The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman about Ed Orgeron’s exit from LSU and who could be the next coach in Baton Rouge, Spencer Rattler’s future, and the top teams in each conference (6:39). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (40:52).  Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bruce Feldman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
Ravens Have the Best Win of the Season, Undefeated Cardinals, Plus Chaos in Tennessee With Jonathan Vilma
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Ravens' victory over the Chargers, Chiefs-Washington, Browns-Cardinals, and more (0:40), before talking with Super Bowl champion Jonathan Vilma about what we learned from Chargers-Ravens, why the Bills still have to be considered the no. 1 team in the AFC, best skill-position groups in the NFL, Patriots-Cowboys, Panthers-Vikings, and more (8:30). Next Ryen runs through some CFB headlines, including Caleb Williams and the Oklahoma Sooners handily beating TCU, Florida-LSU, Auburn-Arkansas, Iowa-Purdue, and Tennessee's wild loss to Ole Miss (32:15). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (50:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jonathan Vilma Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Daniel Jeremiah on Stopping the Top QBs and Philly’s QB Problem, Plus Van Lathan on Spencer Rattler and LSU
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the often-convoluted question of “Who is the best?” before coming up with an answer (0:53). Then Ryen talks with NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah about changes in the ways he evaluates college QBs, Jalen Hurts’s struggles in the Eagles-Buccaneers game, how NFL teams are preparing to stop mobile QBs, the evolution of the midseason NFL trade, and more (7:58). Next Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Van Lathan to discuss his obsession with the Netflix show ‘QB1: Beyond the Lights,' and by proxy, Spencer Rattler. They also discuss growing up in Baton Rouge, LSU tailgates, and more (38:27). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitter Life Advice questions (1:07:34). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Van Lathan and Daniel Jeremiah Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
NBA Preseason Headlines With Brian Windhorst. Plus Catching Up With Matthew McConaughey.
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Russillo is joined by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst to discuss the situation with the Nets, Kyrie Irving, and the NYC vaccination mandate, as well as Ben Simmons's return to the 76ers (0:43). Then Ryen talks with actor and author Matthew McConaughey about taking the jump into acting in the 1990s, the “McConaissance,” the differences working with legendary directors Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan, disappearing into the South American jungle, and more (25:45). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:32). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Matthew McConaughey and Brian Windhorst Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
Allen vs. Mahomes and Spencer Rattler's Future With Trent Dilfer, Plus Bama's Historic Loss and Fury-Wilder III
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Russillo shares his thoughts on two of the biggest NFL matchups of Week 5: Chargers-Browns and Chiefs-Bills (0:30). Then he talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about what makes the Buffalo Bills a Super Bowl contender, Patrick Mahomes's recent struggles, scripting plays vs. in-game adjustments, younger QBs taking hits on the run, the QB situation at Oklahoma featuring Spencer Rattler and Caleb Williams, and more (12.25). Then Ryen runs through some CFB headlines, including Alabama's loss to unranked Texas A&M, Oklahoma's win over Texas, and Iowa's win over Penn State (50:50) before briefly discussing Fury-Wilder III (1:01:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:08:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
Real NFC Contenders and Going Abroad With Kevin Clark, Plus a QB Stock Game Update
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Seahawks' loss to the Rams, as well as some MLB playoffs thoughts (0:22), before talking with The Ringer's Kevin Clark about the updated list of NFC playoff contenders, the upcoming Wilder-Fury boxing match, a brief F1 Racing segment, and more (15:04). Next, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle revisit their QB stocks in the close of Q1 (57:22), before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:05:55) Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
QB Career Over/Unders, Jonathan Vilma, Plus WeWork With Authors Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell
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Russillo and Ceruti predict the trajectories of a few young quarterbacks by comparing them to veteran QBs (i.e., Baker Mayfield and Alex Smith) (1:08). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion and Fox NFL analyst Jonathan Vilma about the Giants' overtime win over the Saints, expectations for the Chargers after beating the Raiders on Monday night, Myles Garrett's dominance on the defensive side of the ball, Vilma's Urban Meyer conspiracy theory, and more (15:40). Next, Ryen talks with journalists Maureen Farrell and Eliot Brown about their book, 'The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion' (48:20), before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:23:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jonathan Vilma, Eliot Brown, and Maureen Farrell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
Brady vs. Belichick Legacy Update, "It's the Schedule, Stupid," Plus Talking Receivers With Steve Smith Sr.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Buccaneers-Patriots matchup, the 4-0 Cardinals, teams masked by an easy schedule, and more (1:02). Then Ryen talks with five-time Pro Bowler and Hall of Fame nominee Steve Smith Sr. about Brady vs. the Pats, why the Steelers’ struggles aren’t Big Ben’s fault, Steve’s favorite young WRs, and more (17:40). Next Ryen shares some thoughts from the weekend in college football (51:00) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:12:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Steve Smith Sr. Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
Julian Edelman on Brady, Belichick and the Return, Plus Brock Huard on CFB Contenders
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Russillo shares his thoughts on football fans hate-watching NFL games (0:55), before talking with three-time Super Bowl champion and analyst for 'Inside the NFL' Julian Edelman about his retirement, his final season with Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick's nuance, the highly anticipated Buccaneers-Patriots matchup on Sunday, and more (13:00). Then Ryen is joined by Brock Huard of Fox Sports for a CFB roundup, they discuss contenders in the Big 12 and Pac-12 (34:10). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:09:20). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Julian Edelman and Brock Huard Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
Trent Dilfer on Rookie QB Struggles. Plus, the Future of the ManningCast.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the alternate broadcast on ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' (0:55). Then he is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss Justin Herbert's promising future, other rookie QBs through three weeks, good vs. bad play-calling, and more (12:55). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitter Life Advice questions (52:50). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
Last-Place Chiefs With Mitchell Schwartz, Plus Fields vs. Nagy With Jason Goff
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Russillo shares his thoughts on whether or not Justin Fields is ready for Matt Nagy’s offense and whether Matt Nagy’s offense is ready for Justin Fields (0:58). Then Ryen talks with longtime Chiefs offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz about the Chiefs’ second straight loss, this time to the Chargers. They discuss how teams have evolved to defend Chiefs skill players, what it’s like observing Patrick Mahomes’s pre-snap reads, the Chargers' improvement, playing with WR Keenan Allen in college, Derek Carr’s hot start to the season, and more (15:15). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Jason Goff to discuss the Bears' 26-6 loss to the Browns, and whether or not Matt Nagy is holding rookie QB Justin Fields back (45:25). Next Ryen recaps the weekend in college football (57:25), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Mitchell Schwartz and Jason Goff Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
An Awkward Interview With Tyson Fury, Plus NFL Week 3 Story Lines With Sheil Kapadia
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Russillo shares his thoughts on some CFB blue bloods that have struggled in recent years (0:25), before talking with The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia about some things to watch in NFL Week 3, including a concerning Chiefs defense heading into their matchup vs. the Chargers, what to expect from the volatile Cardinals, Saints-Patriots, fourth-down controversies, and more (14:25). Then Ryen is joined by heavyweight champion boxer Tyson Fury for a roller coaster of an interview just a few weeks away from his third match vs. Deontay Wilder (43:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:21:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tyson Fury and Sheil Kapadia Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
Is Ben Simmons Any Closer to Leaving Philly? Plus Aqib Talib on His Career and Calling Games.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the latest developments in the Ben Simmons saga (0:34) before kicking around some ideas with Ceruti and scouting some wild takes for the upcoming Take Stock game (14:48). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion and Fox NFL broadcaster Aqib Talib about calling NFL games, the Vikings-Cardinals nail-biter, his time in college and the NFL, the evolution of playing defense in the NFL, trash-talking, and more (29:28). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Aqib Talib Producer: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
Lamar Finally Beats Mahomes, Plus the Good, the Bad, and the Maybe From NFL Week 2 With Jonathan Vilma
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Russillo shares his thoughts on what he likes, what he doesn’t like, and what he’s just not sure about from NFL Week 2 (0:28) before talking to Super Bowl champion and Fox NFL analyst Jonathan Vilma about the Ravens’ narrow victory over the Chiefs, Colts-Rams, Seahawks-Titans, the rookie QBs through two weeks, and more (16:35). Then Ryen shares some thoughts from the weekend in college football, including Florida-Alabama, Clemson–Georgia Tech, Auburn–Penn State, Nebraska-Oklahoma, and more (51:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:35). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jonathan Vilma Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Danny Kanell on Ohio State, the USC job and a Wild CFB Idea, Plus Should We Be Nicer?
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the evolution of athlete criticism (0:25) before he is joined by his former colleague Danny Kanell of SiriusXM and CBS Sports to discuss college football. They hit on Ohio State’s loss to Oregon, the recently open head coach position at USC, Iowa’s outlook, the early impact of NIL, GOAT of the week, and more (14:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
Scott Van Pelt on College Football, Life, and Norm Macdonald, Plus Going Abroad With Kevin Clark
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Ryen is joined by television’s Scott Van Pelt to catch up on life, the college football season, SVP’s illustrious acting career, and their favorite Norm Macdonald memories (00:33). Then, The Ringer’s Kevin Clark stops by for everyone’s favorite Formula 1 segment, Going Abroad, after Daniel Ricciardo’s big win over the weekend (50:10). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (71:40).  Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Scott Van Pelt and Kevin Clark Producers: Steve Ceruti and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
Trent Dilfer on Rodgers, Hope for Winston, and More From NFL Week 1, Plus CFB Observations
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Ryen opens with his takeaways from the big results from Week 1 in the NFL, including Aaron Rodgers and the Packers getting blown out, the Bills losing to the Steelers, and the Dolphins winning in New England (00:29). Then, he chats with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about the Rodgers-Packers problems, Jameis Winston’s huge game, and why even in a loss he’s impressed by the Browns (13:04). Next, Ryen runs through some observations from the college football weekend (53:34) before closing it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (66:58). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Trent Dilfer Producers: Steve Ceruti and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Bucs-Cowboys, NFL Kickoff, and Going Abroad With Kevin Clark
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Russillo shares his thoughts about the Buccaneers’ narrow victory over the Cowboys in the NFL season opener (0:25) before he is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to discuss Super Bowl picks, why some analysts are doubting the Chiefs, high expectations for the Browns and the Bills, Lamar Jackson, rookie QBs, the Titans offense with Julio Jones, and more (10:30). Then they bring back America’s favorite F1-based segment: Going Abroad. They discuss changes to F1 racing teams, the upcoming Italian Grand Prix, and international soccer (45:00). Next, Ryen introduces a new segment for the NBA offseason: NBA Fax, where he talks about the uneasy situation featuring Ben Simmons, Klutch Sports, and the Philadelphia 76ers (1:07:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:14:55). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
Return of the NFL QB Stock Game! Plus, Playing Hockey for the Mob With Brad Wingfield.
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Russillo brings back the QB Stock Game, in which he assigns share values to NFL starting QBs before Ceruti, Kyle, and Ryen create their portfolios for the season (0:36). Then Ryen talks with former pro hockey player Brad Wingfield about his time playing for the Danbury Trashers, a UHL hockey team owned by Jimmy Galante, an associate of the Genovese crime family; you can learn more by watching the Netflix documentary ‘Untold: Crime and Penalties’ (19:36). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (45:35). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Brad Wingfield Producer: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
NFL Is Back! Plus College Football Early Impressions With Scott Hanson and Brad Edwards
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Russillo shares his thoughts from the first weekend of college football, including Alabama-Miami, Penn State-Wisconsin, Ohio State-Minnesota, LSU-UCLA, and more (0:30). Then Ryen talks to longtime host of NFL RedZone Scott Hanson about the return of the NFL. They discuss the young QBs in the AFC East, high hopes for the Rams with their new QB Matt Stafford, a Chiefs revenge tour, the reloaded Buccaneers, and more (16:22). Then Ryen talks with his former ESPN colleague Brad Edwards about some of the weekend's biggest college football games, schools putting an emphasis on strength of schedule, CFP expansion arguments, Brad’s new book, ‘Dynasty by the Numbers: Why Alabama Now Owns the Greatest Decade-Plus Run in College Football History’, and more (47:23). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:25:50). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Scott Hanson and Brad Edwards Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 06, 2021
Can Ben Simmons Be Saved From Philly? With Bill Simmons, Plus Booger McFarland Talks CFB Week 1
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Ryen is joined by Bill Simmons to break down the messy situation between the 76ers and Ben Simmons and why it’ll be hard to find a solution to their pending breakup (0:35). Then, he chats with ESPN college football analyst Booger McFarland about some vulnerable teams at the top of the rankings, his Week 1 predictions, and some stories from his LSU days (35:25). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bill Simmons and Booger McFarland Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
Pats Cut Cam Newton, Plus CFB Over/Unders With Stanford Steve
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the biggest headline from NFL roster cuts, the Patriots releasing Cam Newton, as well as a few other roster decisions throughout the league (0:28), before talking with ESPN’s Stanford Steve about which teams they are looking at to have a good college football season, as well as some of their favorite win totals bets (11:45). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (52:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Stanford Steve Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
CFB Preview and the Alliance With Bruce Feldman. Plus NFL QBs as NBA Players, Ryen's Trip Abroad, and Life Advice
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Russillo pairs NFL QBs to their NBA career doppelgängers (0:55) before talking with The Athletic's Bruce Feldman about the ACC, Big Ten, and Pac-12's alliance announcement and previewing the top 10 teams in the AP rankings (16:30). Then Ryen shares some highlights from his vacation to Switzerland (1:02:00) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:27:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bruce Feldman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
Muhammad Ali Special, Part 2: With Sugar Ray Leonard and Bob Arum
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In Part 2 of a two-part series, Ryen Russillo is joined by "Sugar" Ray Leonard to discuss working with Muhammad Ali's trainer, Angelo Dundee, "The Super Fight" between Leonard and Marvin Hagler, when fighters are reluctant to retire, the toll the sport of boxing takes on the body, and more (0:34). Then Ryen talks with legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum about his unusual beginnings in the boxing world, stories from Muhammad Ali's fights with Joe Frazier and George Foreman, dealing with the fallout of Ali's refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, the end of Ali's fighting career, and more (18:37). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: "Sugar" Ray Leonard and Bob Arum Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
College Recruiting Stories With Rasheed Wallace, Robert Horry, Amar'e Stoudemire, James Posey, Jermaine O’Neal, and Jarrett Jack. Plus, Matt Taibbi on ‘Hate Inc.’
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Russillo is joined by author Matt Taibbi to discuss his book ‘Hate Inc.: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another’ (0:25). Then he talks to former NBA stars about their experiences with the college recruiting process (44:10). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:16:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Rasheed Wallace, Robert Horry, Amar'e Stoudemire, James Posey, Jermaine O’Neal, Jarrett Jack, and Matt Taibbi Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
Muhammad Ali Special, Part 1: With Sugar Ray Leonard and Jonathan Eig
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In Part 1 of a two-part series, Ryen Russillo is joined by author-journalist Jonathan Eig to discuss his newest book, 'Ali: A Life.' They run through the beginning of Ali's career to the end, hitting many of his noteworthy stories and accomplishments. Then Ryen talks with Sugar Ray Leonard, world-title holder in five different weight divisions, about the origins of his professional boxing career, his perception of Muhammad Ali, as well as the first time he met Ali.Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jonathan Eig and Sugar Ray Leonard Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
Stories From the 1969 Finals With Leigh Montville. Plus, 'Astoria' and the First American Settlement in the Pacific Northwest With Peter Stark.
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Ryen continues author week on the show by chatting with legendary sportswriter and author Leigh Montville about his book 'Tall Men, Short Shorts' about the Celtics-Lakers 1969 NBA Finals (00:33). Then, he chats with author Peter Stark about his book 'Astoria' on the wild expedition to establish the first American settlement in the Pacific Northwest (31:54). Finally, he closes it out by reacting to some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:19). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Leigh Montville and Peter Stark Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Malcolm Gladwell on His New Book, 'The Bomber Mafia'
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Russillo is joined by author Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his new book, 'The Bomber Mafia.' They talk about the U.S. Air Force and its role in World War II, the Air Force's early technical difficulties, the feud between major general Haywood S. Hansell and major general Curtis LeMay, the development of napalm, and more (0:50). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions. (46:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Malcolm Gladwell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
Best and Worst Signings of NBA Free Agency, Plus Jermaine O’Neal on Untold Stories From the “Malice at the Palace”
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Ryen opens with the best and worst signings from the early part of NBA free agency, including moves by the Bulls, Knicks, Heat and others (00:40). Then he chats with former Indiana Pacer Jermaine O’Neal about the new Netflix documentary 'Untold,' revisiting the “Malice at the Palace,” what people still don’t understand about that night, and how it changed the league and players involved forever (16:51). Finally, he closes it out reacting to some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (47:34). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jermaine O’Neal Producers: Steve Ceruti and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 05, 2021
NFL Quarterback Tiers With Mike Sando, Plus Why We Overhype NBA Draft Picks and Cap Space
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Ryen opens with why we sometimes put way too much stock into draft picks and cap space in the NBA (00:27), before getting a new Magic Minute from Ceruti (11:30). Then, he chats with Mike Sando of The Athletic about his annual quarterback tiers piece, including why Tom Brady isn’t higher, the wide range of opinions on Lamar Jackson, and why evaluators seem worried about Tua Tagovailoa (18:08). Finally, Ryen reacts to some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:08:58). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Mike Sando Producers: Steve Ceruti and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
NBA Draft Round 1 Preview With Sam Vecenie. Plus: Looming CFB Conference Realignment.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on college football conference realignment (0:35) before talking with The Athletic's Sam Vecenie about the upcoming NBA draft and running through almost every first-round prospect (10:15). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Sam Vecenie Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
Top NBA Offseason Stories and Rumors, Plus NBA Champion Bobby Portis
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Russillo shares the biggest offseason NBA story lines (0:27), before talking with NBA champion Bobby Portis about the title celebration, the Finals series, Bobby’s NBA journey, what’s next, and more (23:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:35). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bobby Portis Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
Post-Title Media Lunacy, Plus: Dan Patrick
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the sports media frenzy of overreactions and hyperbole following a championship (0:40), before talking with sports media legend Dan Patrick about his time at ESPN, covering Michael Jordan, partying with Dennis Rodman, confronting A-Rod, debating David Stern, all-time worst interviews, leaving ESPN to build something new, and much more (14:10). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Dan Patrick Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
Five Big Finals Stats, David Bakhtiari on Aaron Rodgers and More, Plus Going Abroad With Big Cat and Kevin Clark
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Ryen opens with how he accidentally bought some women’s clothes before getting into five significant Finals stats (0:45). Then, he chats with Packers Pro Bowl tackle David Bakhtiari about chugging beers at Bucks games, his unusual path to the NFL, and what’s going on with the Aaron Rodgers situation (14:10). Next he brings on two F1 experts—Barstool’s Big Cat and Kevin Clark—for a new edition of Going Abroad (40:00). And finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:50).  Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: David Bakhtiari, Dan “Big Cat” Katz, and Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Chris Paul Game 4 Theories, Plus Anthony Slater on the Finals and Warriors Trade Ideas
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Who was more mad about Chris Paul’s Game 4: Chris Paul or Russillo? Ryen breaks down the idea that CP3 is uncomfortable in big moments and speculates on what version we'll see in Game 5 (1:00). Next, he chats with The Athletic’s Anthony Slater about Giannis’s ridiculous Finals, Chris Paul’s up-and-down playoffs and what the Warriors will do with James Wiseman and their two lottery picks (10:15). Then, Ryen discusses The Ringer’s excellent new narrative podcast, 'What If? The Len Bias Story,' with reporter and host Jordan Ritter Conn (33:25). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted life advice questions (49:00).  Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Anthony Slater and Jordan Ritter Conn Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
Conor’s Last Stand? Plus: ‘Mare of Easttown’ Creator Brad Ingelsby
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Conor McGregor’s injury in his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, and all the speculation around McGregor's future (0:45) before talking with screenwriter-producer Brad Ingelsby about his industry origins and some of his work, including ‘Out of the Furnace,’ ‘The Way Back,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ [Warning: SPOILERS!] (9:00). Then Ryen and Ceruti discuss Italy’s UEFA Euro Final win over England (47:00) before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Brad Ingelsby Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
Do the Suns Have a Weakness? Plus, All-Time Point Guards With Wosny Lambre, and Joel McHale.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Suns-Bucks Game 2, as well as the dwindling NBA Finals ratings (0:45) before talking to The Ringer’s Wosny Lambre about the Suns seeming to have no holes their game, what to watch for in Game 3 in Milwaukee, where Chris Paul ranks all time among NBA point guards, and more (15:30). Then Ryen talks with actor, comedian, and TV host Joel McHale about his career, playing college football, and more (47:10). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Wosny Lambre and Joel McHale Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
How NIL Is Working One Week In And Why Do You Have A Problem With It?
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the new name, image and likeness rules now that we’ve had a week to see them in action and then welcomes on three different guests with unique perspectives on how it will shape college sports. First he chats with Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger for some background on how we got here, where it’s going, and why this could end the NCAA. Next, he chats with Mackenzie Landry, the Chief Brand Officer of Matchpoint Connection, which helps college athletes connect with local businesses for paid marketing opportunities. Then, he welcomes Brandon Landry, the founder and CEO of Walk-Ons, for an inside look at how his company plans to use the new NIL rules to work with college athletes across the country. Finally, Ryen talks about the Finals he’s had the biggest rooting interests in and finishes with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Ross Dellenger, Mackenzie Landry and Brandon Landry Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
A Love Letter to Chris Paul, Plus Chad Ford on His Latest NBA Mock Draft
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Suns winning the West and Chris Paul reaching his first NBA Finals, including why CP3 is everything you’d want in a basketball player. Then, he chats with NBA draft expert Chad Ford about his latest mock draft, some questions he has about presumptive no. 1 pick Cade Cunningham, and why evaluators miss on prospects like Darko Milicic. Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions, including a follow-up on the guy who’s constantly late.  Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chad Ford Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
Failure to Flowers: The Paul George Timeline, Plus Amar’e Stoudemire and “Going Abroad” With Kevin Clark
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Russillo breaks down the Clippers' Game 5 win in Phoenix and why you can’t fake desperation in the NBA playoffs before getting into the roller coaster of opinions on who Paul George is (0:42). Then, Ryen is joined by Amar’e Stoudemire to discuss his first season transitioning from player to coach with the Nets, how Steve Nash changed his career, and stories from the 2007 Suns (12:28). Next, The Ringer’s Kevin Clark stops by to talk F1 and a little Euros with Ceruti in another edition of “Going Abroad.” (26:11) And finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (53:49). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Amar’e Stoudemire and Kevin Clark  Producers: Craig Horlbeck and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
Ben Simmons Landing Spots and Post-Lottery Talk With Kevin O’Connor, Plus Fitness Life Advice With Jeremy Scott
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Russillo breaks down Trae Young’s performance in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals (2:00) before talking with The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor about NBA lottery pick prospects and Ben Simmons’s trade potential (15:00). Finally Ryen is joined by author and trainer Jeremy Scott to answer some listener-submitted fitness Life Advice questions (57:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin O'Connor and Jeremy Scott Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Hot Take Stock Market. Plus, F1 Pit Strategy With Kevin Clark and Bonus Life Advice.
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In the absence of NBA playoff games to discuss, Russillo and Ceruti kick around the idea of assigning value to sports takes (2:00). Then, he is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark for the debut segment of Ryen Russillo: Going Abroad, in which they touch on the F1 French Grand Prix and a little international soccer, before discussing the upcoming NBA draft lottery (20:15). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
WTF Sixers? Trae Young Is the Toughest Player on the Floor. Plus: Jarrett Jack and Luke Wilson.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Hawks’ Game 5 comeback win over the 76ers (2:00) before diving into the 76ers’ fourth-quarter collapse (10:45). Then Ryen is joined by NBA veteran and current NBA G League Ignite point guard Jarrett Jack to discuss his time in the NBA G League, his relationship with Chris Paul, playing for coach Mark Jackson with the 2012-13 Warriors, mentoring young players, and more (35:30). Then Ryen talks with actor Luke Wilson about his new sports film ‘12 Mighty Orphans’ and one of Ryen’s favorite films, ‘Bottle Rocket’ (1:03:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:20:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jarrett Jack and Luke Wilson Producer: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
Hope for Nearly Every NBA Team Left. Plus Danny Kanell on the Pros and Cons of CFB Playoff Expansion
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Clippers-Jazz, Hawks-76ers, and Bucks-Nets Round 2 playoff series, now all tied at 2 (2:30). Then Ryen talks with Danny Kanell of SiriusXM and CBS Sports about the proposed 12-team College Football Playoff expansion, the NCAA name, image, and likeness debate, and more (18:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
The Lu Dort Awards, Bruce Feldman on CFB Playoff Expansion, and NBA Champion James Posey
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Russillo shares some playoff thoughts on Suns-Nuggets, 76ers-Hawks, and Clippers-Jazz (2:20), before talking with Ceruti about media reactions to Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole’s comments about sticky substances (19:45). Then Ryen talks with Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic about College Football Playoff expansion proposals as well as the NCAA policy on name, image, and likeness (36:15). Next, Ryen talks with two-time NBA champion James Posey about his entrance to the league in 1999, predraft workouts, his title runs with the Heat and Celtics, transitioning into coaching, the Cavaliers’ comeback Finals win in 2016, and more (59:45). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bruce Feldman and James Posey Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
Positive vs. Negative NBA Scouting Reports. Plus Robert Horry on the Lakers' First-Round Exit, Vintage Rockets, and Finals Stories.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the ways we as fans talk ourselves in and out of players (2:15). Then Ryen chats with seven-time NBA champion Robert “Big Shot Rob” Horry about the Lakers' Round 1 loss to the Suns, Anthony Davis’s groin injury, his title runs with the Rockets, Lakers, and Spurs, Shaquille O’Neal vs. Hakeem Olajuwon, the Basketball Hall of Fame, and more (14:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Robert Horry Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
Rasheed Wallace, Plus Making “Adjustments” in a Playoff Series
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the concept of making adjustments in sports, particularly in the current Round 1 playoff series (1:45). Then Ryen talks with NBA champion Rasheed Wallace about his philosophy on being a good and effective teammate, his time with the early 2000s Trail Blazers, dealing with Shaquille O’Neal on the Lakers, being traded to the Pistons in 2004, the 2007 Cavaliers-Pistons Eastern Conference Finals, his new position as head coach of the NC Good Better Best Academy, his new podcast ‘Let's Get Technical’ with former teammate Bonzi Wells, and more (16:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (45:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Rasheed Wallace Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
Celtics Chaos Emergency Pod With Bill Simmons, Jackie MacMullan, and Kevin O’Connor
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Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons, Jackie MacMullan, and Kevin O’Connor to discuss news on the heels of a first-round playoff exit: Celtics President of Basketball Ops Danny Ainge is retiring and Brad Stevens will be replacing him. They discuss off-season player movement, Celtics head coaching candidates, what could be next for Ainge, and more. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bill Simmons, Jackie MacMullan, and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
A Theory on Fan Behavior, Plus Raptors Assistant Coach Adrian Griffin 
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the injuries impacting the NBA playoffs, including the latest with Joel Embiid and Anthony Davis, before weighing in on Doc Rivers defending Ben Simmons and why Knicks fans should still be happy. Then, he shares a theory on why the relationship between fans and players could be the reason for the uptick in incidents (2:15). Next, Ryen talks with one of his all-time favorite players and current Raptors assistant coach Adrian Griffin about his journey to the NBA, stories from coaching guys like Jimmy Butler and Russell Westbrook, and his future path to becoming a head coach (19:00). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Adrian Griffin  Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
Irresponsible NBA Story Lines. Plus: John Hollinger on Gobert, Ja Morant, and the Clippers' Future Problems, and Esoteric of Czarface on Underground Hip-hop and MF DOOM.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on some NBA story lines that have surfaced based on early playoff performance (2:15). Then Ryen talks to former Grizzlies VP of basketball ops and current senior NBA columnist at The Athletic John Hollinger about Rudy Gobert, Ja Morant’s electric playoff performances, minutes restrictions, the future of the L.A. Clippers, Suns-Lakers, and more (19:00). Next, Ryen talks with Esoteric of the hip-hop supergroup Czarface about starting out with 7L in Boston in the early ’90s, linking up with Inspectah Deck and eventually forming Czarface, working with the late, great MF DOOM, the new Czarface and MF DOOM album 'Super What?' and more (54:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: John Hollinger and Esoteric Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2021
Julio Jones Says He’s Done With the Falcons, Plus Jorge Sedano on the NBA Playoffs and NBA Champion Rick Mahorn on Motivating Charles Barkley
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Russillo opens with Shannon Sharpe getting Julio Jones to say he’s done with the Falcons and whether Julio knew he was on-air (2:00). Then, he chats with ESPN’s Jorge Sedano about whether the Clippers are in trouble against Luka and the Mavs, LeBron and the Lakers, and the Heat being down 0-2 against the Bucks (13:30). Next, he’s joined by NBA champion Rick Mahorn to talk about being teammates with Charles Barkley, his beef with Patrick Ewing, and the line between playing physical and playing dirty (43:45). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Rick Mahorn and Jorge Sedano Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 25, 2021
LeBron Outshines Steph in the Play-in, Plus Tony Allen and Jeff Garlin
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Russillo opens by breaking down the Lakers-Warriors play-in game, LeBron’s deep 3 over Steph, and all the drama that occurred late in the game (2:25). Then, he talks with former Celtics and Grizzlies guard Tony Allen, who tells some great stories about guarding Dwyane Wade, what made the Grit and Grind Grizzlies so great, and his experiences with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Doc Rivers in Boston (17:30). Next, he chats with actor and comedian Jeff Garlin about doing standup and the creative process in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' before pitching Jeff an episode idea (52:25). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:30:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tony Allen and Jeff Garlin Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Max Kellerman on the Nets, Boxing, and the Art of the Take. Plus, NBA Story Lines and History Lessons.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on some story lines heading into the NBA playoffs, including on the Jazz, Suns, Nets, and Bucks (1:30). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN's Max Kellerman to discuss the Brooklyn Nets, the art of ESPN's 'First Take,' the current state of boxing, another Logan Paul exhibition match, and more (19:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Max Kellerman Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2021
NBA Regular-Season Observations, Plus Chris Ryan on the Sixers, Embiid, and the Super League
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Russillo opens with his NBA regular-season observations, including the evolution of the MVP race and more, before a “Worst Dude Ever” title contender edition (1:30). Next, he talks with The Ringer’s Chris Ryan about his confidence in the 76ers come playoff time, where Joel Embiid ranks in his list of favorite Sixers, and how he sees the rest of the playoffs playing out (16:30). Then, Russillo, Chris, and producer Steve Ceruti talk about the the idea of the Super League and how it could impact American sports (37:30). Finally, Ryen closes the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chris Ryan Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse, the Beal-Bazemore Beef, and Raising Cane’s Founder Todd Graves
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Russillo shares his thoughts on celebrity "beefs" as well as the online exchange between NBA players Bradley Beal and Kent Bazemore (2:00), before talking with NBA champion and head coach of the Toronto Raptors Nick Nurse about the 2020-21 NBA season, dealing with adversity, the Raptors' 2019 championship run, coaching Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry, the Raptors' defensive schemes, and more (15:30). Then Ryen talks with founder and CEO of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Todd Graves about building the business right out of college, his new TV show 'Restaurant Recovery' on Discovery+, tips for growing a small business, and more (47:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:07:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Nick Nurse, Todd Graves Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2021
Trent Dilfer on Aaron Rodgers’s Future and Draft QB Fits, Plus Financial Life Advice With CNBC’s Josh Brown 
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Russillo is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer who shares some background on Aaron Rodgers’s beef with the Packers and when he thinks the breakup will actually happen. Plus, Dilfer breaks down why most of the quarterbacks in the draft went to the perfect franchise, with one major exception (2:15). Then Ryen closes it out with CNBC’s Josh Brown for a special financial edition of Life Advice (48:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer, Josh Brown Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2021
Daniel Jeremiah on the Most Interesting NFL Draft Stories, Plus Jokic Is (Uniquely) the MVP
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the clear case for Nikola Jokic for NBA MVP and the historical significance of that (1:30). Then Ryen talks with Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network about his draft evaluations, including Jaylen Waddle vs. DeVonta Smith, first-round QBs, most trustworthy front offices in evaluating positional talent, stories from the war room, and more (15:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (44:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Daniel Jeremiah Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2021
First-Round NFL Draft Observations and Aaron Rodgers's Future With Kevin Clark
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the first round of the NFL draft (1:30) and talks with Kevin Clark about the news that Aaron Rodgers does not wish to return to the Packers next season, Trey Lance to the 49ers, Mac Jones to the Patriots, Justin Fields to the Bears, good and bad draft fits, and more (14:30) before tailing off into an F1 racing segment (47:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:22:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
Draft Day Stories: Part 3 With Matt Leinart, Jeff Saturday, Tedy Bruschi, and Michael Vick. Plus Carson Palmer and the Worst Loss of the NBA Season.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Celtics' loss to the Thunder, and trying to find meaning in games during the last month of the NBA season (2:00). Then Ryen talks with three-time Pro Bowl QB Carson Palmer about his time with the Bengals, making his way to the Cardinals, dealing with media criticism, his thoughts on some of the top QB prospects in the 2021 NFL draft, and more (13:00). Then in Part 3 of a three-part series, Ryen talks with Matt Leinart, Jeff Saturday, Stanford Steve, Tedy Bruschi, and Michael Vick about their draft experience (41:00). Then Ryen makes an announcement (1:20:00) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:30:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Matt Leinart, Jeff Saturday, Tedy Bruschi, Michael Vick, Carson Palmer, and Stanford Steve Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Latest Draft Buzz With Todd McShay. Plus, Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard and First-Round QB Busts.
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Russillo shares his thoughts (and research) on first-round QB draft picks (1:50) before talking with ESPN’s Todd McShay about the latest buzz around the upcoming NFL draft (22:00). Then Ryen talks with Washington Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard about fighting though adversity this season, Bradley Beal, Russell Westbrook, John Wall, and more (43:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Todd McShay and Tommy Sheppard Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Draft Day Stories: Part 2 With Jonathan Vilma, Brady Quinn, Joe Thomas, Daryl Johnston, and Rod Thorn. Plus Andy Ruiz Jr., and 76ers vs. Suns.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Suns' win over the 76ers, and what we learned about those two teams heading into the NBA playoffs (2:15). Then Ryen talks with former heavyweight champion boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. about his upcoming fight vs. Chris Arreola on May 1, winning the heavyweight title vs. Anthony Joshua, losing the rematch, working on construction sites in his youth, and more (17:00). Then in Part 2 of a three-part series, Ryen talks with Joe Thomas, Brady Quinn, Jonathan Vilma, Daryl Johnston, and Rod Thorn about their draft experiences (34:30). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:09:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Andy Ruiz Jr., Joe Thomas, Brady Quinn, Jonathan Vilma, Daryl Johnston, and Rod Thorn Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
Assessing NBA Contenders and Talking Boxing With Chris Mannix, Plus BYU Coach Kalani Sitake
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Russillo opens with Steph Curry continuing his ridiculous stretch, Chris Paul and the Suns continuing to impress, and more in the NBA in 10 Minutes or Less (2:30). Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix stops by to talk about the Jake Paul fight and why one of boxing's biggest problems is the fear of fighters losing. Plus he and Russillo assess all the NBA contenders with just a few weeks left in the regular season (15:20). Next, Ryen talks to BYU head coach Kalani Sitake about his former quarterback Zach Wilson projecting to the NFL and the unique nature of the Cougars’ program (40:30). Finally, Ryen closes the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
Draft Day Stories: Part 1 With Julius Erving, Damien Woody, Trent Dilfer, and Danny Kanell. Plus, First-Round QBs Ranked With Chris Simms.
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Russillo is joined by Chris Simms of NBC Sports to discuss the top QB prospects in the 2021 NFL draft, including Trevor Lawrence, Mac Jones, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, and Justin Fields (5:45). Then, in Part 1 of a three-part series, Ryen talks with Damien Woody, Danny Kanell, Trent Dilfer, and "Dr. J" Julius Erving about their draft experiences (45:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:20:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Why Do We Lie to Ourselves? Plus, Adnan Virk on Movies and Baseball, and the Rockets' Anthony Lamb.
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Russillo talks about this weird trend in which we lie to ourselves about stories in the sports world (2:30). MLB Network host and new play-by-play guy for the WWE Adnan Virk stops by to talk about wrestling, movies, and baseball (14:15). Then, Rockets player and Vermont alum Anthony Lamb discusses being the first UVM guy in the NBA and trying to make it in the league (47:45). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Masters Recap and Life Advice With Scott Van Pelt. Plus, Keeping an Eye on the Nuggets.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Denver Nuggets and where they may end up in the playoff seeding, among other NBA thoughts (2:20). Then ESPN's Scott Van Pelt joins the show to discuss Hideki Matsuyama's Masters win, the juxtaposition between the 2020 Masters in November and the 2021 Masters with the return of some patrons and the famous azaleas, and more (19:00). Finally, Scott joins Ryen in answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (45:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Teams That Can Win the West. Plus, Chris Long on Darnold to the Panthers and This Week on the Internet.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on teams he can see winning the Western Conference finals (2:20) before talking with two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long of Chalk Media and the 'Green Light' podcast about some internet highlights, NFL free agency, what it’s like being the “new guy” in the locker room, Sam Darnold on the Panthers, and more (19:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Doug Gottlieb on Baylor Winning Its First Men's Title, Plus Life Advice 
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Baylor’s blowout win over Gonzaga in the men's NCAA title game and the simplistic beauty of the NCAA tournament (2:15). He then brings on Doug Gottlieb of Fox Sports to talk about why Baylor was so overwhelming, how Scott Drew built the program, and how he sees guys like Jalen Suggs, Cade Cunningham, and Evan Mobley projecting to the NBA (15:45). Then Ryen closes the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:15).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
ABA Stories: Part 2 | With Bob Costas, Artis Gilmore, and Rod Thorn
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In Part 2 of a two-part series, Ryen Russillo talks with basketball legend Rod Thorn about his time with the New York Nets, Julius Erving, his wild experience as head coach of the Spirits of St. Louis, wrangling ABA legends Wendell Ladner and Marvin Barnes, the NBA-ABA merger, and more (2:00). Then Ryen Talks with ABA MVP and six-time NBA All-Star Artis Gilmore about choosing to play in the ABA over the NBA, playing with the Kentucky Colonels, defending a young Moses Malone, scrapping with Mo Lucas, transitioning to the NBA post-merger, and more (35:00). Finally, Ryen is joined by sportscasting legend Bob Costas to discuss starting his career with the Spirits of St. Louis at the age of 22 in 1974, the rough-and-tumble nature of the ABA, hanging with Marvin Barnes, teams folding financially, the importance of keeping these ABA stories alive, the Dropping Dimes Foundation, and more (56:15). If you would like to donate to the Dropping Dimes Foundation click HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
ABA Stories: Part 1 | With Julius Erving and Terry Pluto
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In Part 1 of a two-part series, Ryen Russillo talks with Basketball Hall of Fame legend Julius Erving about his time playing for the Virginia Squires, his famous Atlanta Hawks exhibition games, the "Ice Man" George Gervin, ABA fist fights, winning an ABA title with the New York Nets, and finding his basketball “home” in Philadelphia (3:30). Then Ryen talks with Terry Pluto, renowned sportswriter and author of ‘Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association,’ about the fast-and-loose ABA, its aggressive competition with the NBA, chaotic drafts, money troubles, ever-present merger rumors, and so much more (40:15). If you would like to donate to the Dropping Dimes Foundation click HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
NFL Offseason Awards With Kevin Clark. Plus, Something You Probably Didn’t Know About Lottery Picks.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on NBA trade deadline rumors as well some surprising statistics about NBA draft lottery picks (2:00). He's then joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to give out some made-up NFL offseason awards (14:30). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (46:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Latest on the NBA Trade Deadline, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington on QB Movement, Plus Life Advice
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Russillo shares his thoughts on some of the NBA trade rumors as we approach Thursday’s trade deadline, including Bradley Beal, the Celtics, and more. Plus, he gets Steve Ceruti’s thoughts on all the Aaron Gordon talk (2:00). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN’s Jeff Darlington to discuss all the quarterback movement this offseason, why he doesn’t believe the Russell Wilson saga is over yet, Tua Tagovailoa’s future in Miami, and how many starting quarterbacks he can call at any time (17:00). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (41:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
Intel on First-Round Picks With Bruce Feldman. Plus, Shep Rose of ‘Southern Charm’
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Anthony Edwards’s 40-point game in the Timberwolves’ win over the Suns, as well as LaMelo Ball’s impressive rookie season (11:30), before talking with Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic about the top 2021 NFL draft prospects (24:45). Then Ryen talks with Shep Rose of Bravo’s ‘Southern Charm’ about his new book ‘Average Expectations: Lessons in Lowering the Bar,' how he wound up in reality TV, behind-the-scenes stories, traveling, and more (54:30). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:21:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
NFL Free Agency Roundup With Warren Sharp, Tom E. Curran, and Dianna Russini
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Russillo shares some thoughts on Jazz-Celtics and Pelicans–Trail Blazers (2:00) before talking with Warren Sharp about the Bears signing Andy Dalton, the Patriots re-signing Cam Newton, the Bills signing Emmanuel Sanders, and more (13:00). Then Ryen is joined by Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston to discuss the Patriots' spending spree (34:00) before talking with ESPN’s Dianna Russini about the Saints' QB battle between Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston, Ryan Fitzpatrick to Washington, unsigned WRs, questions surrounding Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson, and more (54:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:11:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
Bill Simmons on Remembering Marvin Hagler. Plus: Jeremy Lin
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Russillo rebrands a segment and shares his thoughts on Victor Oladipo, Donovan Mitchell, and Deandre Ayton (2:00) before talking with Bill Simmons about the great Marvelous Marvin Hagler (14:00). Then Ryen talks with Jeremy Lin about his career, remembering "Linsanity," playing in the NBA G League, and working to return to the NBA (54:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Harrison Barnes, Nate Bargatze Returns, and Life Advice
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Russillo is joined by Kings forward Harrison Barnes to discuss the Kings’ season, his teammates De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton, Harrison’s new position as treasurer for the NBPA, trade rumors, and more (2:15). Then comedian Nate Bargatze returns to discuss his new Netflix special ‘The Greatest Average American’, which premieres March 18. Nate talks about coming up in comedy with Pete Holmes and Hannibal Buress and shares some stories from the Comedy Cellar in NYC before Ryen pitches Nate some jokes (18:30). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (52:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Dak’s Deal, NBA Title Contenders, and Life Advice With Jon Kitna and Tim Legler
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Russillo breaks down Dak Prescott’s $160 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys (2:20) before talking with former NFL QB and current Burleson High School head coach Jon Kitna about working with Dak Prescott during his time as QB coach for the Cowboys, playing QB for the Bengals, mentoring Carson Palmer, the joy of coaching young athletes, and more (11:00). Then Ryen talks with ESPN’s Tim Legler about his NBA career; winning the 1996 3-point contest; the ’95 Bullets with Chris Webber, Rasheed Wallace, Ben Wallace, and Juwan Howard; ex-player coaches and Tim’s interest in an NCAA head coaching job; the Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz as NBA title contenders; and more (30:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
Letting Go of Watson, the Jets' Reset, and Free Agency Primer With Peter Schrager
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the 76ers' win over the Jazz and NBA fourth-quarter shooting numbers (2:15) before talking with Fox and NFL Network's Peter Schrager about the upcoming NFL draft, the Jets looking to add offensive security for whoever will be their starting QB for 2021, Russell Wilson's wishes to be traded, the Deshaun Watson trade standoff, free-agent QBs, New England's plan to remain competitive, and more (15:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (51:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
New York's Basketball Moment, ’90s Knicks Stories, and the End of Locker Room Access? With Frank Isola
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Ja Morant and the Grizzlies after their win over the Wizards (2:00) before he talks to Frank Isola of ESPN and SiriusXM about the Knicks' success under coach Tom Thibodeau, covering then–Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy in the ’90s, today's NBA replay reviews, the Brooklyn Nets, sports beat writers and locker room access, and much more (7:45). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
Discussing New Notorious B.I.G. Doc With His Manager and the Director. Plus NFL Free Agency Primer With Sheil Kapadia and “Is This NBA Season a Mess Defensively?”
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Russillo shares his thoughts and some statistics on what makes this NBA season unique (2:00), before talking with The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia about names to watch in NFL free agency, including Von Miller, Melvin Ingram, Allen Robinson, Cam Newton, and more (15:00). Then Ryen talks with the Notorious B.I.G.’s manager, Wayne Burrow, and the director of the new Netflix documentary ‘Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell,’ Emmett Malloy, about the inception of the documentary, Biggie’s musical influences, meeting with Biggie’s mother, ultra-rare footage in the doc, the escalation of the “beef” between Biggie and 2Pac, and more (41:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
Seth Wickersham on the NFL's Balance of Power. Plus, Life Advice With a Fitness Model (Male).
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Russell Wilson trade rumors heating up (1:30) before talking with ESPN’s Seth Wickersham about NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, negotiating for a 17-game season, maintaining a balance of power in the league, and much more (9:00). Then, Ryen is joined by executive VP of BPI Sports Whitney Reid to answer some listener-submitted fitness Life Advice questions (43:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Tim Duncan, Old Big East, and Denzel Washington Stories With P.J. Carlesimo. Plus, ‘A Tale of Two Seasons’ and a New Internet-Based Segment
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Washington Wizards' recent winning streak as well as the Lakers' recent struggles (1:30) before talking with longtime basketball coach and broadcaster P.J. Carlesimo about the "Old" Big East, his time at Seton Hall, deciding to leap to the NBA, working with coach Gregg Popovich on the Spurs, Tim Duncan stories, coaching Denzel Washington at Fordham University, and more (18:00). Then Ryen introduces a new internet-based segment (1:12:00) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:23:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
The Wentz Trade and How It Affects the Eagles' Draft, Plus Darnold, Watson, and Garoppolo Rumors With Albert Breer
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Russillo shares his thoughts on NBA All-Star voting (1:30), before talking to SI's Albert Breer about every angle of the Carson Wentz trade and how it will impact the Eagles in the NFL draft. They also discuss first-round draft QBs, NFL trade rumors, Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer, and more (6:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (50:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
Richard Jefferson Tells Jason Kidd Stories, Nikola Vucevic Talks Adversity, and Ryen Tries to Understand Draymond’s Unsolvable Question
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Draymond Green’s comments about the double standard of teams and players (1:30), before talking with NBA champion and analyst Richard Jefferson about his time with the New Jersey Nets, a ton of Jason Kidd stories, the relationships between players and teams, trades, and more (14:00). Then Ryen talks with Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic about coming to the U.S. to finish high school, his basketball journey at USC, transitioning to the NBA, battling adversity this season, dealing with trade rumors, and more (58:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:23:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Urban Meyer’s Mistake, Atlanta Hawks GM Travis Schlenk on Building a Young Team, Trae, and "the Trade." Plus, a Rambling NBA Roundup.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the situation in Jacksonville after Urban Meyer's strength coach, Chris Doyle, resigns amid backlash to his hiring (1:30). Then Ryen talks with Atlanta Hawks GM Travis Schlenk about some of the team's struggles this season, point guard Trae Young's growth dating all the way back to his days at Oklahoma, the 2018 draft-day trade, Rajon Rondo's impact on the locker room, and more (10:00). Then Ryen shares some (solo) NBA thoughts, including about the impressive Utah Jazz, Zion Williamson and the Pelicans, Luka Doncic hitting his stride, the Celtics' struggles, and more (32:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 15, 2021
2021 First-Round QBs and Mahomes Stories With Todd McShay. Plus, Russell Wilson May Have Actually Said Something.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the notion that Russell Wilson could be traded (1:30), before he is joined by ESPN’s Todd McShay to discuss 2021 draft QB rankings, and why he has five QBs going in the first round (13:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
Brooklyn Nets Check-in and Sportscasting Stories With Ryan Ruocco. Plus, Complicating the Brady Argument When It's Simple.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the updated GOAT argument on the heels of Tom Brady’s seventh Super Bowl win (1:30), before talking with sportscaster Ryan Ruocco about the Brooklyn Nets, coach Steve Nash, play-by-play announcing, pandemic broadcasting, and more (5:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (53:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
Super Bowl Recap With Jeff Saturday and Sara Walsh
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Russillo shares his updated Tom Brady vs. Bill Belichick rankings (1:30) before he is joined by former Super Bowl champion and current ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday to discuss some keys to last night’s Super Bowl, watching Tom Brady grow throughout his career, the Buccaneers' coaching staff, and more (14:00). Then Ryen talks with Sara Walsh of Fox Sports and NFL Network about covering the Buccaneers all year, how the team gained momentum late in the season, Tom Brady’s impact on a locker room, GM Jason Licht’s personnel decisions, and more (34:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
Tedy Bruschi. Plus, Arizona Head Coach Jed Fisch
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Russillo shares some thoughts on the legacy stakes for Super Bowl LV (1:30), before talking with 3x Super Bowl champion Tedy Bruschi about meeting Tom Brady for the first time, watching Tom grow as a player, the Patriots dynasty, Travis Kelce vs. Rob Gronkowski, the risk of blitzing Patrick Mahomes, Tedy’s Super Bowl pick, and more (8:00). Then Ryen is joined by head coach of the Arizona Wildcats Football team Jed Fisch to talk about finally having his own team, establishing a team identity, grassroots recruiting, enlisting Tedy Bruschi as a college football advisor, and more (30:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
Matt Hasselbeck. Plus Jeff Passan on Nolan Arenado and MLB’s Problems.
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Russillo shares some NBA thoughts (2:00) before talking with longtime QB and ESPN analyst Matt Hasselbeck about some Super Bowl story lines, playing for Andy Reid on the Packers, stories from Matt’s NFL career, Super Bowl picks, and more (7:00). Then Ryen talks to ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan about the Colorado Rockies trading Nolan Arenado, MLB’s problems with competitiveness, a looming potential players strike, and more (32:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Cowboys Super Bowl Stories and Super Bowl LV Preview With Daryl Johnston. Plus, Scariest Part of the Goff Trade, and Weirdest Game of the NBA Season.
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Russillo shares some thoughts on Jared Goff getting traded to the Lions for Matthew Stafford (1:30). Then he talks with three-time Super Bowl champion Daryl “Moose” Johnston about winning Super Bowl XXVII and Super Bowl XXVIII vs. the Buffalo Bills, coach Jimmy Johnson, Emmitt Smith, and more, before they preview Buccaneers-Chiefs in Super Bowl LV (12:00). Then Ryen shares some NBA thoughts on the Nets' loss to the Wizards, Bradley Beal, and the depth of the Western and Eastern conferences (40:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (50:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
Howie Long on Super Bowl LV and the '80s Raiders. Plus: NBA Teams Who Know Who They Are
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Russillo points out some NBA teams who have a clear identity (8:00) before talking with Super Bowl champion Howie Long about the Chiefs-Buccaneers Super Bowl, his early days with the Raiders, stories from his career, winning Super Bowl XVIII, and more (22:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:09:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
Jon Anik on Porier vs. McGregor. Plus, NBA Thoughts and Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ With Steven Hyden.
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Russillo shares some thoughts on the Nets, Hawks, and Bradley Beal in the latest edition of the Flagrant 3 (1:30) before talking with UFC’s Jon Anik about UFC 257, Conor McGregor’s loss to Dustin Porier, Michael Chandler’s post-fight comments, an update on the UFC’s Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, and more (13:00). Then Ryen talks with author Steven Hyden about his new book, ‘This Isn't Happening: Radiohead's "Kid A" and the Beginning of the 21st Century’ (43:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:20:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Adding to Brady’s Legacy. Plus: Defending Mahomes and Rodgers’s Last Packers Season? With Wade Phillips and Mike Sando.
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Russillo shares his thoughts about Tom Brady making his way to his 10th Super Bowl, this time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1:45), before he is joined by The Athletic’s Mike Sando to discuss Aaron Rodgers’s vague postgame comments about the offseason, hypothetical Deshaun Watson trade packages, Matt Stafford’s next team, the lack of diversity in NFL front offices and head coaching positions, and more (13:00). Then Ryen talks with longtime coach Wade Phillips about Packers-Buccaneers, Chiefs-Bills, preparing a defensive game plan for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs as well as Brady and the Buccaneers, and more (35:30). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (53:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
Phil Simms Tells Playoff Stories and Previews Conference Championships. Plus, Talking Business With 'Shark Tank' Star Daymond John.
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion and broadcasting legend Phil Simms to discuss Chiefs-Bills and Packers-Buccaneers, how wind factors into QB play, losing to the 1985 Chicago Bears in the divisional round, winning the Super Bowl the next year, coach Bill Parcells, and more (1:30). Then Ryen talks to entrepreneur and author Daymond John about some behind-the-scenes 'Shark Tank' stuff, using money as a "tool," investing during the pandemic, setting goals for yourself, advice for new entrepreneurs, and more (34:00). Finally, Ryen answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question (1:07:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
A Forgotten Team in the West, and Should We Stop Waiting on Giannis? Plus, the Scrappy Warriors and KD’s Biggest Problem, With Logan Murdock
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Russillo shares some NBA thoughts on the Jazz, Bucks, and Wizards in a new edition of the Flagrant 3 (1:30) before talking with The Ringer's Logan Murdock about some of the Warriors' impressive games this season, Logan's time covering the team, the effects of the short turnaround between NBA seasons, the NBA's newest superteam, the Brooklyn Nets, and more (12:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
Brady vs. Rodgers, Andy Reid, and Playoff Story Time With Former NFL Fullback Jon Ritchie
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Russillo shares his thoughts on James Harden's debut with the Brooklyn Nets (5:00) before talking with sports-radio host and former NFL fullback Jon Ritchie about the Buccaneers' win over the Saints and upcoming NFC championship game vs. the Packers. Jon discusses his time playing for Andy Reid on the Eagles, why Reid is so universally loved, the infamous story of the Raiders' locker room after the team's 2001 loss to the Patriots in the "Tuck-Rule Game," what is next for the Eagles and Carson Wentz, and more (10:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
NFL Divisional-Round Preview With Chris Long
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss all four divisional-round playoff games, playoff stories, and more (3:30). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
James Harden to Brooklyn With Bill Simmons and Jackie MacMullan
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Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons and Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Houston Rockets trading James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, the Pacers trading Victor Oladipo to the Rockets for Caris LeVert, how the new Brooklyn team will mesh together, a plethora of pick swaps and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Actor Max Greenfield, Plus Life Advice
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Russillo talks about Kyrie Irving missing some games for the Nets (9:00) before he is joined by actor Max Greenfield to discuss his career, including ‘The Big Short,' ‘New Girl,' and ‘The Neighborhood.' Ryen also asks some questions about working in Hollywood (15:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
NFL Wild-Card Recap With Tim Hasselbeck
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Deshaun Watson wanting out of Houston (1:30) before he is joined by former NFL QB Tim Hasselbeck to recap all the games from NFL wild-card weekend and to tell some stories from his time in the league (15:00). Finally, Ryen answers some Life Advice questions (1:07:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
NFL Playoff QBs With Ryan Shazier, Plus: Wild-Card Weekend Preview With Sheil Kapadia
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Russillo is joined by The Ringer’s Ryan Shazier to share some NFL playoffs stories from his career with the Steelers and to have an in-depth discussion about pre-snap adjustments, before ranking all 14 QBs in the 2020-21 NFL playoffs (2:00). Then Ryen talks to The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia about the top offenses and defenses in the NFL playoffs before previewing each NFL wild-card game (38:30). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
Real NBA Scouting Reports: Ben Simmons vs. Jaylen Brown. Plus Former Broncos Linebacker Brandon Marshall.
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Russillo hits on a couple of NBA topics, including Trae Young, the Knicks, and the Pelicans (6:00), before introducing a new NBA segment in which Ryen solicits scouting reports on two NBA players from real, anonymous NBA scouts—this week, it’s Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown (19:00). Then, Ryen talks to Super Bowl champion linebacker Brandon Marshall about getting drafted late, making his way to the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning stories, preparing for Super Bowl 50, the 2020 NFL playoffs, and more (33:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:07:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
Thirty-two NFL Awards, Steph Drops 62, and Every CFB Team Sucks
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In honor of the last week of the NFL regular season, Russillo hands out THIRTY-TWO awards (1:30) before discussing Steph Curry’s career-high 62-point game in a duel with Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers (29:00). Then Ryen briefly talks about the upcoming national title matchup between Alabama and Ohio State (35:00) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (44:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
NBA 3s and Blowouts. Plus: Voice of the Chicago Bulls Adam Amin, Living a Dream, and Life After ESPN.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on some early trends from this NBA season, including the amount of blowout games (2:30). Then Ryen talks with Adam Amin of Fox Sports and TV play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls about his career with ESPN, leaving to call games with Fox Sports, behind-the-scenes broadcasting stuff, finding the "right amount" of preparation leading up to a broadcast, realizing a lifelong dream of becoming the play-by-play announcer for his hometown Chicago Bulls, and more (12:30). Finally, Ryan answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 01, 2021
Philly Is Different but the Same, the Red-Hot Suns, and Denver’s Fun Night Out With Raja Bell
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Russillo introduces a new NBA segment with his thoughts on the 76ers-Raptors matchup, the Nuggets pummeling the Rockets, and the Suns' hot start to the season (4:00). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer’s Raja Bell about the Bucks' defensive struggles, the Lakers' load management, the time Raja spent in the Cavaliers' front office, the experience of working with LeBron James, the most notable surprises from the first week of the NBA season, and more (15:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
The MVP Race, the Confusing Steelers, and the Jets' Botched Reset With Mike Sando. Plus, NFL Week 16 Awards.
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Russillo gives out his NFL awards for Week 16 (5:00) before talking with The Athletic's Mike Sando about the MVP race between Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers, the Steelers' tumultuous season, the Seahawks' win over the Rams, the Jets losing the no. 1 pick in the 2021 draft and how that affects their offseason, the 2021 NFL coaching carousel gearing up, and more (18:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
Tales From the Couch: NBA Christmas Games. Plus, Life Advice 
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Russillo shares his notes from all of the NBA Christmas Day games including: Heat-Pelicans, Bucks-Warriors, Nets-Celtics, Lakers-Mavericks, and Clippers-Nuggets (2:00). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (37:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 26, 2020
Trent Dilfer on the Truth About Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields. Plus: Losing in Life and in CFB, and NFL Awards
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the College Football Playoff selection (2:00), before talking with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about the Chiefs' win over the Saints, an impressive effort by Jalen Hurts in the Eagles' loss to the Cardinals, Carson Wentz most likely remaining benched for the remainder of the season, Trent's top-five QBs for the next five years, top draft prospects Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields, and more (17:00). Then Ryen hands out his NFL awards for Week 15 (59:00) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:14:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
Rebuilding in the NFL Should Take Two Years and the Wentz Market With Kevin Clark. Plus, ‘S.W.A.T.’ Star Jay Harrington.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the back-and-forth over whether Ben Simmons is available for a trade with the Rockets (3:30) before talking with The Ringer’s Kevin Clark about rebuilding in the NFL, why Kevin predicts a massive QB movement in 2021, the market for Carson Wentz, the Steelers' and Saints' recent struggles, believing in the Rams, reevaluating Cam Newton, and more (10:00). Then Ryen is joined by actor Jay Harrington to discuss his career, including ‘Better Off Ted’ and ‘S.W.A.T,’ the differences between comedy acting and drama, the challenges involved in shooting a show during the pandemic, and more (55:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:34:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
Giannis Stays in Milwaukee, CFB Rankings, Plus Comedian Nate Bargatze
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Giannis Antetokounmpo signing a supermax contract with the Milwaukee Bucks and Kyrie Irving lobbying for more post touches with Kevin Durant on Instagram Live (4:30), before talking with one of Ryen's favorite stand-up comedians, Nate Bargatze, about his father's profession as a magician, pandemic comedy, his stand-up comedy origins, and more (13:30). Then Ryen talks about the most recent CFB rankings (56:30) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:09:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
Damien Woody on Wentz vs. Hurts, What Steelers-Bills means for the Chiefs, and the Best Defense in the League. Plus, NFL Awards.
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Russillo gives out his NFL awards for Week 15 (4:00) before talking with two-time Super Bowl champion and ESPN’s Damien Woody about Jalen Hurts and the Eagles defeating the Saints and what that could mean for Carson Wentz, the Bills' win over the Steelers, Pittsburgh’s potential fatal flaw heading into the playoffs, Vikings-Buccaneers, and more (24:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
DeMarcus Ware on Life As a Cowboy and Playing With Peyton. Plus: Is Zero Risk Realistic in Sports?
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Big Ten circumventing a (new) rule to let Ohio State play in the Big Ten Championship Game, as well as sports as a whole striving to adapt to a pandemic (2:00), before talking with Super Bowl champion DeMarcus Ware about playing nine seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, earning the respect of Bill Parcels, starting anew in Denver with Peyton Manning, how learning to recover from surgery inspired his new D2W fitness app, and more (12:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (41:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
Harden-Simmons Trade Potential. Plus, Danny Kanell Says, “Blow Up the System.”
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Russillo shares his thoughts on James Harden’s wishes to leave the Houston Rockets and the most logical trade the Rockets can make (2:00), before talking with Danny Kanell of CBS Sports and SiriusXM about the most recent CFB rankings, why certain schools can’t seem to get a fair shake, Heisman candidates, and more (17:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (46:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
Joe Thomas on the Contender Browns, Carson Wentz, and Jets Conspiracies. Plus, NFL Awards.
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Russillo gives out his NFL Awards for Week 13 (2:00) before talking with Cleveland Browns legend Joe Thomas about the Browns’ statement win over the Titans, Packers-Eagles, Carson Wentz getting benched for Jalen Hurts, the Giants' surprising win over the Seahawks, Jets-Raiders, the Jets firing defensive coordinator Gregg Williams after Sunday’s loss, Joe’s Super Bowl contenders, and more (19:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Westbrook-Wall Was Necessary. Plus, Revisiting the 2018 QB Class Scouting Reports With Daniel Jeremiah.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Wizards trading John Wall and a 2023 first-round pick to the Rockets for Russell Westbrook (4:00), before talking with NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah about young NFL QBs in “part two” of their career vs. their buzz leading up to draft day, including Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Rosen, and more (18:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
Cole Hauser. Plus NBA Story Lines and CFB Rankings.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on some NBA story lines as the 2021 season approaches, including the Bucks still not finalizing a new contract with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danny Ainge under fire, media coverage, and more (3:00), before talking with actor Cole Hauser about his new film, ‘The Last Champion,’ releasing December 8, some of his past work, including ‘Dazed and Confused,’ ‘School Ties,’ and ‘Goodwill Hunting,’ his character on the hit TV show ‘Yellowstone,’ working with Kevin Costner, and more (20:00). Then Ryen talks about the latest CFB rankings (49:00) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
Jonathan Vilma. Plus Bruce Feldman on the CFB Coaching Carousel and NFL Awards.
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Russillo gives out his NFL awards for Week 12 (8:30) before he is joined by Super Bowl champion Jonathan Vilma to discuss the Detroit Lions parting ways with head coach Matt Patricia, the dominant Chiefs, the Steelers, Vilma’s career with the Jets and Saints, what we’ve learned from Taysom Hill’s first two starts at QB for the Saints, and more (25:30). Then Ryen talks with Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports and The Athletic about the CFB coaching carousel (56:00) before reading some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:21:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
An Argument Against CFB Expansion. Plus, Josh Duhamel.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on why expanding the College Football Playoff isn’t a great idea (2:00) before talking with actor-director Josh Duhamel about his new movie ‘Buddy Games’, his directorial debut, the real-life inspiration behind the film, maintaining relationships with childhood friends, Josh’s career, playing around with construction equipment, and more (15:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
Saying "No" to Hayward, Other NBA Questions With Bobby Marks, and Sean Payton’s Nervous Day With Diana Russini. Plus, NFL Awards.
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Russillo gives out his NFL awards for Week 11 (2:30) before talking with ESPN NBA front office insider Bobby Marks about the Trail Blazers' impressive free agency haul, the fairly new trend of teams backing out of offers to players, Gordon Hayward's big contract, Serge Ibaka to the Clippers, Marc Gasol to the Lakers, Aaron Baynes to the Raptors, the Thunder's vault of first-round draft picks, the botched Bucks-Kings trade, and more (21:00). Then Ryen talks with ESPN's Diana Russini about Taysom Hill's first start at QB in the Saints' win over the Falcons, Sean Payton trolling Roddy White, Titans-Ravens, the "logo issue," the Titans' defensive struggles, and more (51:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:15:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
What Does “Value” Mean in the NBA? Plus, Sara Walsh on the Buccaneers and Chris Ryan on Preparing for James Harden in Philly
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Russillo shares his thoughts on what value first-round picks actually hold in today’s NBA (2:00) before talking with Sara Walsh of NFL Network and Fox about the Buccaneers' rise to prominence since the addition of Tom Brady, what their recent loss to the Saints actually means, Antonio Brown, Bruce Aryans, and more (20:00). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer’s Chris Ryan about the current state of the 76ers, preparing for a possible trade for James Harden, the idea of breaking up the Ben Simmons–Joel Embiid combo, and more (49:00), before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
NBA Draft Reactions With Bill Simmons, Raja Bell, and Kevin O'Connor
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Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons, Raja Bell, and Kevin O'Connor to react to Round 1 of the 2020 NBA draft. They talk prospects, trades, the telecast, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Tony Parker, Plus College Football Roundup With Andy Staples
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Russillo is joined by four-time NBA champion Tony Parker to discuss his book, 'Tony Parker: Beyond All of My Dreams,' his experience at the Nike Hoops Summit in 2000, the 2001 NBA draft, earning Tim Duncan’s respect, his NBA Finals battles with the Miami Heat, and more (4:00). Then Ryen talks with The Athletic’s Andy Staples about the college football season, including the PAC-12’s announcement that they will play nonconference games and what that could mean for a team like Oregon. They talk Florida, Clemson, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Alabama, Texas, Jim Harbaugh approaching the last year on his contract at Michigan, Chip Kelly at UCLA, the upcoming Oklahoma–Oklahoma State matchup, and more (24:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (58:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
Scott Van Pelt on the Masters, and Trent Dilfer on Tua, Lamar, and Kyler. Plus: Harden Trade Rumors and NFL Awards.
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Russillo gives out his NFL awards for Week 10 (3:00) before he is joined by ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt to discuss Dustin Johnson’s historic win at the Masters, check in on Tiger Woods, talk about what makes Augusta National so special, and more (23:00). Then Ryen shares his thoughts on the rumored James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets trade (53:00) before he is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss some of the NFL's Sunday games, including Cardinals-Bills, Patriots-Ravens, Dolphins-Chargers, and more (1:03:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Trading Russell Westbrook. Plus, Brady Quinn on CFB Conference Roundup and His NFL Run.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the idea of trading for Russell Westbrook (2:00). Then he is joined by analyst and former NFL QB Brady Quinn to talk college football, including Notre Dame's strong start, Mac Jones vs. Kyle Trask, the top QB prospects for the 2021 NFL draft, Oklahoma's nice stretch of games, and more. They also discuss Brady's time as an NFL QB, playing with Tim Tebow on the Denver Broncos, the inaugural NFL veterans combine, and more (10:00). Finally Ryen answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question (1:01:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
Chris Paul's Next Move. Plus, Wright Thompson on His New Book, 'Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last.' 
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Russillo shares his thoughts on rumors that Chris Paul may be headed to the Phoenix Suns, before briefly remembering Celtics icon Tommy Hinsohn (2:00). Then, Ryen talks with author Wright Thompson about his book, 'Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last.' They talk about the history of whiskey in America, the origins of the iconic Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, the story of a man's fight to honor his ancestors, and more (17:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (58:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
NFL Awards, Plus College Football Roundup With Stanford Steve
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Russillo gives out his NFL awards for Week 9 (2:00) before talking with ESPN’s Stanford Steve about the PAC-12’s late start, Stanford-Oregon, Michigan-Indiana, Notre Dame–Clemson, the competitive SEC, Oklahoma’s improvements, their favorite ‘College Gameday’ road trips, and more (17:00). Finally, Ryen answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question (1:08:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
NBA Draft Prospect RJ Hampton and Mike Miller Tell Stories About Getting Ready for the Draft. Plus, Ryen Gets Mad at Pickup Hoops.
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Russillo rants about a recent encounter on an outdoor basketball court, before sharing his thoughts on the narrative that the Dolphins may look to move on from rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa depending on their 2021 draft position (2:30). Then, Ryen talks with top NBA draft prospect RJ Hampton and 2x NBA champion Mike Miller about RJ’s decision to forego the NCAA and play overseas in the NBL, working with Mike to get ready for the NBA draft, how the pandemic has affected traditional NBA scouting and predraft workouts, and more (17:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (50:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
NBA Draft Preview With Kevin O’Connor. Plus, the PAC-12's Mediocrity Under Larry Scott.
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Ryen Russillo shares his thoughts on PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott (1:30) before talking with The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor about the rapidly approaching NBA draft, the lack of consensus on some of the top prospects, potential pick swaps, and more (7:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:10:00). The Ringer's 2020 NBA Draft Guide by Kevin O'Connor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Michael Vick on Tua and the Biggest Hit of His Career. Plus: NFL Week 8 Awards.
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Russillo gives out his NFL Awards for Week 8 and updates his Brady/Belichick power rankings (1:45) before talking with Fox NFL analyst Michael Vick about Tua Tagovailoa’s first start for the Miami Dolphins, the short list of lefty QBs, Steelers-Ravens, Saints-Bears, the skirmish between C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Javon Wims, how QBs are getting “extra yards” while sliding and running the sidelines, the worst hit Vick ever took while playing, Super Bowl predictions, and more (15:00). Then Ryen answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question (46:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
The Truth about Nebraska, and Domonique Foxworth on How Tyrann Mathieu Changed the NFL 
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Russillo gives a little context on the issue of Nebraska’s cancelled game vs. Wisconsin over COVID concerns, as well as Nebraska’s friction with the Big Ten as a whole (2:00); Before talking with Domonique Foxworth about his ESPN cover story ‘Tyrann Mathieu is changing the game’, some stories from his NFL career, and a real discussion about player empowerment (15:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted ‘Life Advice’ questions (1:05:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
Dodgers Finally Pull It Off! Plus, Steelers Stories With Willie Colon, and NFL Trade Deadline With Kevin Clark
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Dodgers finally winning a World Series (2:00), before talking with The Ringer’s Kevin Clark about sports commissioners and the NFL trade deadline (13:00). Then Ryen is joined by Super Bowl champion Willie Colon to discuss the top AFC teams and share some great stories about Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, Ben Roethlisberger, the iconic Steelers defense of the 2000s, and the intense Steelers-Ravens rivalry (48:00). Finally, Ryen answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question (1:24:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Introducing 'The Ryen Russillo Podcast'
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Each week, Ryen Russillo will break down the biggest topics in sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
The Brady Era in Tampa, Return of the Big Ten, and NFL Awards With Bruce Feldman and Jeff Darlington
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Steelers-Titans and whether it was a statement game for either team (2:00), before handing out his Week 7 NFL awards and updating his Brady-Belichick power rankings (8:00). Then Ryen talks with Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic about the return of the Big Ten and the week in college football (24:00). Next, Russillo talks with ESPN’s Jeff Darlington about Tom Brady and the Buccaneers adding Antonio Brown to the roster, and Tua Tagovailoa starting at QB for the Miami Dolphins (55:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
(Not) Hiring Mark Jackson. Plus Jon Anik on Fight Island and Khabib vs. Gaethje.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on why it's not all that shocking that Mark Jackson was not tapped for an NBA head coaching position this offseason (2:00). He's then joined by the UFC's Jon Anik to discuss the scene on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje; and updates on Conor McGregor, Jon Jones, and more (13:00). Finally Russillo answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (45:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
How Marvel Changed the Movie Industry With Ben Fritz and Professional Life Advice With Trevor Moawad
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Russillo is joined by author Ben Fritz to discuss his new book ‘The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies,' as well as what he learned from the infamous Sony hack, plus the end of the DVD era, the rise of franchise films, and more. Then Ryen talks with renowned mental conditioning expert Trevor Moawad about his background in the field, working with Nick Saban, Kirby Smart, and Russell Wilson, the power of "neutral thinking," and more before they answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
NFL Week 6 Recap With Mike Sando. Plus, NFL Awards and a CFB Check-in.
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Russillo gives out his NFL Week 6 awards before talking with The Athletic’s Mike Sando about the state of the NFC North after the Steelers beat the Browns. They discuss high expectations for the Baltimore Ravens, the Titans, Packers vs. Buccaneers, the 5-1 Chicago Bears, the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes, and more. Then Ryen catches up on college football in a solo segment before answering a listener-submitted Life Advice question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Cam Newton and the QB Market With Albert Breer, Brian Windhorst on Daryl Morey’s Resignation, and Examining Coach Ed Orgeron With Bruce Feldman
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Russillo briefly shares his thoughts on Daryl Morey’s exit from the Rockets before talking with SI’s Albert Breer about the disastrous Jets season and what the market would be for Sam Darnold if the Jets end up with the first overall draft pick, college coaches primed for NFL jobs, what the Patriots will do regarding Cam Newton, the 49ers’ QB situation, Dak Prescott, and more. Then Ryen is joined by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst to discuss Daryl Morey’s resignation as well as the looming NBA cap hit, challenges the NBA faces for the 2021 season, and more. Then Ryen talks with Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports and The Athletic about his new book ‘Flip the Script: Lessons Learned on the Road to a Championship’ on Coach Ed Orgeron, including his tumultuous tenure in Miami, getting fired from Ole Miss, and bringing home a title at LSU. Finally, Ryen answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Trent Dilfer on Dak’s Injury. Plus, NFL Week 5 Awards and Another Ring for LeBron James.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Lakers' NBA title and LeBron James's ever-growing legacy. Then he talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about Dak Prescott’s season-ending injury, Andy Dalton stepping into the starting QB role for the Cowboys, how modern pass-heavy offenses can affect young QB development, the Raiders' win over the Chiefs, an explanation of coaches’ huge NFL play cards, and more. Then Ryen gives out his NFL Week 5 awards and answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
College Football Check-in With Matt Leinart 
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Russillo is joined by USC legend and Fox Sports analyst Matt Leinart to discuss the PAC-12 getting its schedule in order, what's going on with USC, Alabama's hot start, concern in Texas, hanging out with Lane Kiffin, working with Urban Meyer on 'Big Noon Kickoff,' and more. Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Michael Vick on Learning Offensive Systems. Plus, NFL Week 4 Awards, Lakers-Heat, and a CFB Check-in
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Russillo gives out his NFL awards for Week 4 before sharing some thoughts on Lakers-Heat Game 3. Then he talks with Fox NFL analyst Michael Vick about QBs learning a new “system," learning Andy Reid’s system in Philadelphia, Patrick Mahomes thriving in that system in Kansas City, the Browns getting Odell Beckham Jr. some opportunities on the field, the Patriots being able to remain competitive through three games with Cam Newton, and more. Then Ryen gives a quick college football update before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Bill Simmons on Lakers-Heat Game 1 and Clippers Coaching Search. Plus CFB Check-in with Danny Kanell
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Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss the Lakers shellacking of the Heat in game one of the NBA Finals, some tough injuries for Miami, the two headed monster that is LeBron and Anthony Davis, the Clippers parting ways with Doc Rivers, the upcoming NBA coaching carousel, and more (1:50). Then Ryen talks with CBS Sports and SiriusXM’s Danny Kanell about the College Football season including LSU’s (somewhat) surprising loss to Mississippi State, Texas-Texas Tech, Oklahoma-Kansas State, Miami’s hot start, the near impossible task of ranking these teams in such an unprecedented season, and more (1:09:23). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Booger McFarland, Plus NFL Week 3 Awards
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Russillo gives out NFL Week 3 awards (4:45) before he is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion and ESPN analyst Booger McFarland to discuss this week's games, including the showdown between the Cowboys and Seahawks, Aaron Rodgers keeping the Packers rolling vs. the Saints, another tough week for Carson Wentz and the Eagles, and Josh Allen learning while winning. The guys also speculate about who'll be the first coach fired, discuss the 3-0 Steelers, evaluate the 2020 WR draft class, talk expectations for the Buccaneers, break down the rocky start for the LSU Tigers, and more (40:30). Finally, Ryen answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question (1:06:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Kobe, Shaq, and Phil: The Lakers Dynasty With Jeff Pearlman and Bill Simmons
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Lakers-Nuggets Game 3, as well as the Lakers’ fourth-quarter performances throughout the playoffs (4:33). Then Ryen is joined by NYT-bestselling author Jeff Pearlman and Bill Simmons to discuss Jeff’s new book ‘Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty’ (20:39). Finally Ryen answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question (1:41:08). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
NFL Week 2 Awards. Plus, Cam Changing Expectations for the Pats, a New QB in L.A. and How the NFL Draft Will Change with Eric Edholm.
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Russillo hands out his Week 2 NFL awards at the top of the show (1:50) before talking to his old pal Eric Edholm from Yahoo Sports about Lamar Jackson and the Ravens picking up right where they left off last season, Cam Newton taking command of the Patriots offense and the teams that shouldn’t have missed out on him, the Cowboys coming from behind for a win over the Falcons, and Justin Herbert’s rookie debut for the Chargers. Then they take a quick look at the college football season (20:39). Finally Ryen answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question that hits close to home (46:44). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Nuggets Exec Tim Connelly on the Nuggets’ Comeback and Jokic Stories You’ve Never Heard. Plus, Ryan Shazier on NFL Week 1 and Life After Injury.
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Russillo briefly shares his thoughts on the Clippers’ Game 7 collapse vs. the Nuggets (3:28). Then he talks with Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly about his role in the bubble when the Nuggets are down 3-1 in a playoff series, Denver’s coaching adjustments throughout the playoffs, scouting Nikola Jokic back in 2014, Jokic family stories, Jamal Murray’s development, the Nuggets’ staff pickup games, and more (8:13). Then Ryen is joined by recently retired NFL linebacker Ryan Shazier to talk about his college career at Ohio State, playing linebacker for a historic franchise like the Steelers, Week 1 NFL reactions, what he learned about some of the NFL’s top offensive players by watching tape, his picks for this season’s top defenses, his recovery from injury and moving on to the next phase of his life, and more (41:50). Finally Russillo answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
NFL Week 1 Reactions With Trent Dilfer. Plus: Russillo’s Weekly NFL Awards
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Russillo introduces a new weekly NFL awards segment (2:28) before he is joined by Super Bowl champ Trent Dilfer to discuss NFL Week 1, including Tom Brady and the Buccaneers’ cohesion issues, the Eagles' meltdown vs. Washington, a good start for Cam Newton and the Patriots, Aaron Donald’s defensive dominance, “the James Harden of QBs," and Cowboys-Rams, Falcons-Seahawks, and Packers-Vikings (11:15). Then Ryen shares some NBA playoff thoughts, followed by a very important edition of Life Advice (1:03:32). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
A New NFL Season With Kevin Clark. Plus Bobby Marks on Giannis’s Options in 2021
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Game 6 of the Raptors-Celtics playoff series (3:25) before he is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to discuss the unprecedented NFL season that kicks off tonight with the Chiefs and Texans. They talk expectations for Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, the Rams‘ playoff hopes, Jimmy G and the 49ers, an exciting Cowboys team, Super Bowl picks, and more (12:35). Then Ryen talks with former Brooklyn Nets GM and current ESPN insider Bobby Marks about Giannis Antetokounmpo's options once he reaches the end of his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks after the 2020-21 season, stories from the war room, and more (59:50). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:38). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Chris Long’s NFL Preview. Plus: NBA Observations and Life Advice: Love Edition
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Nuggets-Clippers and Raptors-Celtics (3:50) before he is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss the start of the NFL season. They talk Week 1 feelings as a player, Cam Newton as the Patriots’ captain, a do-or-die season for Carson Wentz, the slept-on Steelers, Jamal Adams hype, favorite edge rushers, Bill Belichick’s Subway commercial, sleeper teams, and more (18:50). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted ‘Life Advice’ questions (1:25:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
"Mr. James Seven" vs. Legacy, the Bucks are in Trouble, and Head Coach Steve Nash. Plus: Many Questions With Kyle Brandt.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Rockets closing out Game 7 against the Thunder, the Brooklyn Nets hiring Steve Nash as their head coach, and the Bucks' trouble down 0-2 in their Round 2 series against the Heat (1:39). He's then joined by Kyle Brandt to discuss his recent episode of '10 Questions' with Kirk Cousins; the 12-year saga that led to booking Aaron Rodgers on the premier episode; his career transitions, including playing football at Princeton, 'The Real World: Chicago,' 'Days of Our Lives,' and producing 'The Jim Rome Show' and 'Good Morning Football'; how nine years of working as a producer prepared him for his career on air; working out; and more (21:09). Finally, Russillo answers a few listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:15:22). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
Kawhi Over Giannis, Fantasy Football Sleepers, and Rockets-Thunder With Royce Young and Danny Kelly
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Rockets-Thunder Game 6, as well as Kawhi vs. Giannis in the debate for best player in the league (1:26), before talking with ESPN’s Royce Young about the Rockets-Thunder Round 1 series that has now come down to Game 7 (17:44). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Danny Kelly to discuss fantasy football draft strategies for the first round as well as his top 10 sleepers (37:38). Finally, Russillo answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:58). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
Raja Bell on the NBA Playoffs Pause, Iverson Stories, and Round 2 Game Plans  
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Russillo is joined by The Ringer’s Raja Bell to discuss the NBA players' strike in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, as well as the Lakers, Clippers, and Bucks seemingly finding their playoff groove, stories from Raja's time with the 76ers in 2001 and 2002, NBA playoff speculation, and more (5:37). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (54:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
Craig Kilborn on Luka, the Timberwolves' No. 1 Pick, and Round 2 Playoff Matchups. Plus, Why the Process Isn’t Dead.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on another early playoff exit for the 76ers, Sam Hinkie, and the Process (2:20), before he is joined by the one and only Craig Kilborn. They discuss Luka Doncic’s stellar playoff performance against the Clippers, Celtics vs. Raptors Round 2 speculations, what the Timberwolves should do with their 2021 no. 1 draft pick, Finals picks, and more. Then, Ryen pitches Craig some 1990s 'SportsCenter' one-liners (11:55). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Michael Vick on His Career and Getting it Back After Prison. Plus, the “30/13 Theory.”
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Russillo shares his thoughts on some of the early NBA playoff upsets (2:15) before talking with iconic former NFL QB and FOX NFL analyst Michael Vick about changes in the way coaches and executives view the mobile QB, some of today’s top mobile QBs, including Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray, and Patrick Mahomes, Vick’s time with the Atlanta Falcons, making good use of his time in prison, transitioning back into the NFL and earning his starting spot with the Philadelphia Eagles, and more (18:27). Finally, Ryen answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question (50:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Why the NFL Draft Will Be Totally Different With Todd McShay, Plus: Seth Curry From the Dallas Mavericks
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Russillo reacts to the start of the NBA playoffs, including Magic-Bucks, Celtics-76ers, Clippers-Mavericks, and more (1:32) before he is joined by ESPN's Todd McShay to discuss the uncertainty surrounding college football, the multiple reasons athletes might opt out, how the pandemic has affected NFL scouting, a potential solution for NFL teams looking to gather more information on 2021 draft prospects, and more (11:00). Then Ryen talks with Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry about being in the Orlando bubble, the Mavericks' playoff expectations, his basketball journey, and more (32:47). Finally Russillo answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
CFB Players vs. Media: Who’s Right?, NBA Ballot, Ohio State Men’s Basketball Head Coach Chris Holtmann on the (Hopefully) Upcoming Season
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Russillo shares his thoughts on CFB media coverage and the new visitor rules for the NBA bubble in Orlando (1:15), before he is joined by Ohio State men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann to discuss whether the 2020 season will be canceled, Big Ten coaches’ plan for the 2021 season, recruiting at Ohio State, and more (18:14). Finally, Russillo shares his would-be NBA awards ballot, and brings back a rebranded segment, Stats to Impress Other People, before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
College Football Watch 2020. Plus, a Look at the Lakers and Clippers With Mike Trudell and Jovan Buha
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the dragged-out CFB verdict (1:33) before talking with Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell about the Lakers' underwhelming restart in the Orlando bubble, the need to find their closing rotation, the ways teams are trying to stop Anthony Davis, the idea of "flipping the switch" for the playoffs, and more (14:37). Then Ryen talks with Jovan Buha, Clippers reporter for The Athletic, about the Clippers chasing consistency, the core player group when healthy, the effect Kawhi and Paul George have on each other, the team's potential defensive adjustments, particularly against the Lakers, and more (38:26). Finally Russillo answers a listener-submitted "Life Advice" question (58:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Tales From the Couch: Lakers-Thunder and Sixers-Wizards. Plus, Bruce Feldman on CFB Power Five Scheduling Challenges.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Lakers' loss to the Thunder on Wednesday night and on 76ers-Wizards (1:52) before talking with Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic about college football. The two discuss the new scheduling format for the Power Five conferences—the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, and PAC-12—as well as the #WeAreUnited group of college players voicing their concerns, and who may or may not sit out this season (20:07). Finally, Ryen answers a listener-submitted "Life Advice" question (58:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
All the Bad Arguments Surrounding NCAA Athlete Compensation, Plus Duke Women's Basketball Head Coach Kara Lawson
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the “We Are United” letter from a group of PAC-12 football players and on the bad arguments on both sides of the player compensation issue (4:20), before talking with the new head coach of Duke women’s basketball, Kara Lawson. The two discuss her journey from playing for legendary coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee, to winning a WNBA title with the Monarchs, to her time with ESPN and her coaching roles with USA Basketball and the Boston Celtics. She talks about working under Brad Stevens, forming bonds with Celtics players like Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Marcus Smart, her recruiting pitch for Duke women’s basketball, and more (18:15). Finally Ryen answers a listener-submitted "Life Advice" question (54:58). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
NBA Is Back, Officiating Stories With Monty McCutchen, and Chris Mannix Reports From the Orlando Bubble
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Russillo shares his thoughts on “player lists," more specifically the NFL Top 100 (3:15), before he is joined by longtime NBA referee and head of referee and development training Monty McCutchen. McCutchen tells some stories from his long career as a referee, and the two get into the weeds on flops, charges, and blocking fouls, the values Monty tries to instill in NBA refs, and more (15:04). Then Ryen talks with SI’s Chris Mannix, who is currently in the Orlando bubble awaiting the NBA restart. They discuss some buzz around the Bucks, Clippers, Rockets, 76ers, Celtics, Thunder, and more (52:08). Finally, Ryen talks about Joe Kelly’s eight-game suspension for throwing at Alex Bregman, leading to a melee, before answering a listener-submitted “Life Advice” question (1:21:37). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Mahomes and Wilson Surpass Rodgers and Brady in Mike Sando’s Yearly QB Tiers, Plus: Why Thibs to NY Is a Bad Fit
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Knicks bringing in Tom Thibodeau as head coach (3:03). Then Ryen talks with Mike Sando of ‘The Athletic’ about his 2020 QB tiers, the evaluation process, QBs who made a notable shift in tiers from years past, and more (13:12). Finally Russillo answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question (1:02:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
Working With Joel Embiid, Jayson Tatum, and Bradley Beal: Drew Hanlen, Private Basketball Coach of NBA Stars
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Russillo kicks off the show with his takeaways from the first NBA scrimmages (01:00) and the media taking the dramatic angle in covering Mookie Betts’s contract extension (10:00). Then, private basketball coach Drew Hanlen joins the show to discuss his journey from hardworking college basketball player to coaching Bradley Beal (18:00), whether Jayson Tatum can be a top 5 NBA player (31:30), and traveling with Joel Embiid (38:15). The show wraps up with some life advice (01:08:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Last Year’s QBs and Everything Inside the NBA Bubble With Malika Andrews
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Russillo goes through Mike Sando’s "QB Tiers" from 2019 (04:45) before ESPN’s Malika Andrews joins the show to discuss the ever-changing NBA bubble (20:00), the arrogance of the Clippers (30:00), the Lakers’ hotel decoration controversy (43:00), Dwight Howard partying (47:00), and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
Claiming NCAA Titles, and Willie McGinest on Belichick, Cam, and “Be the Change”
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Russillo opens the show discussing claimed college football championships (03:00), before former Patriot Willie McGinest joins the show to discuss the transitions from Parcells to Carroll to Belichick (18:15), Cam Newton's potential uses in New England’s offense (28:00), and his work with Julian Edelman for the Be the Change campaign (33:00). Lastly, Russillo gives some Life Advice before signing off (36:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
Replacing Brady, Plus Americans in the NBL and Shaq Stories With Matt Walsh
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Russillo looks at Cam Newton’s conversation with Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, and Todd Gurley about replacing Tom Brady (03:00), before New Zealand Breakers CEO and former NBA player Matt Walsh joins the show to discuss R.J. Hampton’s play in the NBL (12:00), Matt’s time on the Heat with Shaq (21:45), and getting banned from the G League (26:30). Lastly, Russillo wraps up the show with Life Advice (44:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
The Things You Forgot About the NBA, With Kevin O’Connor. Plus ‘Hightown’ Creator Rebecca Cutter: From Pilot to Production.
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Russillo is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor to discuss some things we may have forgotten about the NBA in its three-month hiatus that will be interesting to see come playoffs time (1:20). Then Ryen talks with Rebecca Cutter, creator of the Starz series ‘Hightown,' a show about the opioid epidemic and organized crime in Provincetown, Massachusetts. They discuss the show's inception, the process of shopping it around to different studios, the attempt to capture life on the cape, and more (35:00). Finally Ryen answers a listener-submitted 'Life Advice' question (1:00:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
Mahomes Isn’t Making Enough. Plus QB Coach Quincy Avery on Working With the Biggest Stars and Whether Top QBs Come Back to Play if CFB Is in the Spring.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Patrick Mahomes’s massive contract (2:38), before talking with president of Quarterback Takeover, Quincy Avery, about his winding path to training some of the top college and NFL QBs including DeShaun Watson, Jalen Hurts, Justin Fields, and more (14:55). Then Ryen debuts a new segment titled “Ryen vs. The Internet” and answers a listener-submitted "Life Advice" question before signing off (51:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Cam Newton in New England. Plus, Andy Benoit’s Breakdown of All 626 Interceptable Balls of the 2019 NFL Season.
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Russillo is joined by NFL analyst Andy Benoit to discuss the Patriots’ signing of Cam Newton, best NFL defensive players, and Andy’s research on every interception and interceptable pass from the 2019 NFL season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
Could 60 Games Mean a Bad Team From Last Year Will Be Your 2020 World Series Champion? Plus Story Time with Dan Haren
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the MLB 60-game season (1:59), before talking with former 3x MLB All-Star pitcher Dan Haren about the format of the 2020 MLB season, the ups and downs that come with being an MLB pitcher, stories from the mound and more (9:39). Finally Russillo answers some listener submitted 'Life Advice' questions (43:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
‘John Wick,’ ‘Sicario,’ and ‘The Town’ Producer Basil Iwanyk Talks His Career, Making Movies, and Affleck/Keanu/Sicario Stories
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Russillo is joined by film producer Basil Iwanyk to discuss his winding path from aspiring basketball player at Villanova to film producer in Hollywood; what, exactly, a producer does; raising money for films; working with Ben Affleck on ‘The Town,’ Keanu Reeves on the ‘John Wick’ franchise, Benicio del Toro on ‘Sicario’; set stories; Hollywood tough guys; and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
Catching Up With Scott Van Pelt
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Russillo shares his thoughts about the NBA playoffs format and whether he thinks "older" teams will be at a disadvantage (4:10). Next he catches up with his old friend and host of 'SportsCenter' Scott Van Pelt about continuing to produce 'SportsCenter' with almost no live sports; recognizing student athletes with Senior Night;.moving from ESPN HQ in Bristol, CT, back to Washington D.C.; the NBA "Orlando bubble"; MLB misfires; and more (10:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 19, 2020
The No. 1 QB for the Class of 2021—and It’s Not Lawrence or Fields. Plus: Could NBA Players Start Their Own League?
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Russillo shares his thoughts on some of the players' concerns about resuming the NBA season, recalls the 1998 NBA lockout, and wonders whether NBA players could successfully start a league of their own (1:15). Then Ryen is joined by NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah to discuss his top prospects for the 2021 NFL draft, as well as some stories from his time as an NFL scout (15:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17, 2020
Reality Versus “Well, Actually” About the NBA Return. Plus, Story Time w/ Chiefs Offensive Tackle Mitchell Schwartz.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the new info about the NBA’s return in the “Orlando bubble” (4:30), before talking with Super Bowl 54 champion Mitchell Schwartz about training at home for the 2020 NFL season, offensive lineman being a thankless job at times, transitioning from the Cleveland Browns to the Kansas City Chiefs, Mahomes as a leader, playing for Andy Reid, and more (16:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
College Programs May Be Broke But It’s Their Fault, Plus Domonique Foxworth on CBA Negotiations  
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Russillo shares his thoughts on spending my university programs, specifically about coaches’ severance pay (1:35). Then Ryen is joined by writer, sports analyst, and former president of the NFLPA Domonique Foxworth to discuss collective bargaining negotiations; the leverage disparity between the players union and the owners; Domonique’s career path from NFL player, to business graduate, to president of the NFLPA, to COO of the NBAPA, to sports media, and more (16:28). Finally, Domonique addresses Ryen’s comments from last week’s episode of ‘The Bill Simmons Podcast’ (42:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10, 2020
College Football Check-in With Andy Staples and Bruce Feldman
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Russillo is joined by Andy Staples and Bruce Feldman to discuss the important questions surrounding the start of the CFB season, including: protocols, testing, nonconference games, home-and-homes, ticket sales/fan presence, the return of academics, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
Was Grady Little NOT an Idiot? Revisiting the 2003 Red Sox. Plus, MLB 2020 Season Negotiations With Todd Walker.
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the rocky negotiations between MLB owners and the players association (1:55), before talking with 12-year MLB infielder Todd Walker to discuss his time on the 2003 Boston Red Sox, becoming fast friends with Pedro Martínez, the tension-filled 2003 ALCS, and their crushing loss to the Yankees in Game 7. Finally, Todd shares his thoughts on the negotiations about how to start this season (20:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Cases For/Against the Next Generation of NFL QBs with Kevin Clark
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Russillo shares his thoughts on “bad optics” surrounding the return of certain sports (1:13), before he is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to examine the NFL’s young QBs including Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, Daniel Jones, Jimmy G, and more (10:00). They also talk about Dak Prescott’s contract ambitions, how the coronavirus pandemic may affect the salary cap, the success of "The Match 2” and the pros and cons of having athletes mic’d up for live sports events, and more (42:57). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2020
PGA Tour Stories and Life Advice With Max Homa 
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Russillo shares some thoughts on moving houses, Dak Prescott’s contract negotiations, and takeaways from ‘The Last Dance’ (1:40). Then pro golfer Max Homa joins to discuss his 2019 PGA Tour win at the Wells Fargo Championship, the spectrum of golf course vibes, losing and regaining his PGA Tour card, overthinking on the course, people lying about their drive distance, PGA Tour stories, and more (11:44) before they answer some listener-submitted questions (1:02:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2020
The Murky Future of the MLB With Jeff Passan
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell's comments regarding the possibility of players taking a pay-cut for a shortened MLB season (0:55), before he is joined by ESPN's Jeff Passan to discuss the issues surrounding proposed changes to the MLB revenue split in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, health and safety protocols, Baseball's opportunity to gain a new audience, and potential consequences of not reaching an agreement in time (19:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Nick Bilton on 'American Kingpin' and the Silk Road. Plus, Mailbag Life Advice | The Ryen Russillo. Podcast
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Russillo talks about Scottie Pippen's refusal to check-in during the 1994 playoffs versus the Knicks (3:50), before talking to author of 'American Kingpin,' Nick Bilton, about the Silk Road, an Amazon-style internet marketplace created by Ross Ulbricht that featured illegal drugs and other items. They talk about the rise and fall of the Silk Road, Ulbricht's capture and trial, and more (13:09). Finally Russillo answers some listener-submitted questions (47:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2020
UFC Is Back! With Jon Anik | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by his old friend and UFC commentator Jon Anik to discuss the logistics of putting together a live television event today; UFC 249 results, including Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro, Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje; Conor McGregor’s post-fight comments; and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2020
The Return of the Pro Lacrosse With Paul Rabil. Plus the RewatchaBulls: 1997, Round 1, Game 2, Bulls-Bullets With Bill Simmons and Joe House | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by Premier Lacrosse League cofounder and player Paul Rabil to discuss the return of professional lacrosse in the form of a 16-day quarantine tournament (1:20). Then Ryen talks with Bill Simmons and longtime Bullets/Wizards fan Joe House about Game 2 of Round 1 of the 1997 playoffs between the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Bullets (27:28). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 07, 2020
College Recruiting Stories Part 2 with Doug Gottleib, Antonio Pierce, Stanford Steve, and Damien Woody | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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In part two of a two-part series, Russillo is joined by former collegiate and pro athletes to run through some of their best recruiting stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2020
Life Advice Plus Media Covering Media With Bryan Curtis | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo answers some listener-submitted questions about buying a home, switching jobs, balancing sports with relationships, and more (1:12), before talking with The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis about today’s media landscape, how it has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, covering entities like ESPN, starting out as a young journalist, and much more (23:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
College Recruiting Stories Part 1, With Marcellus Wiley, Trent Dilfer, Matt Leinart, Booger McFarland, and Eric Chenowith | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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In Part 1 of a two-part series, Russillo is joined by former collegiate and pro athletes to run though some of their best recruiting stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
Reactions to the NFL Draft With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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On this special post-draft episode, Russillo is joined by Chris Long to talk about some of the key takeaways from this year's NFL draft, including Green Bay's QB pick and what it means for Aaron Rodgers, as well as where the other top prospects landed (00:10). Later, Russillo shares what he thinks the aftermath of the draft will mean for teams going forward (41:12). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
Workplace Analogies, Plus Trent Dilfer on 2020 QB Prospects | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo examines similarities and differences between the average work environment and that of the pro athlete (1:40) before he is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss some 2020 NFL draft prospects, including Tua Tagovailoa, Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, Jordan Love, Jalen Hurts, and more (21:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
Wild Tour Stories With DJ Whoo Kid | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo talks about the uncertainty surrounding when pro sports will return (1:40) before he is joined by legendary hip-hop DJ and producer DJ Whoo Kid to discuss coming up in Queens, New York, navigating the music industry at a young age, working with Russell Simmons, 50 Cent, G-Unit, Mobb Deep, Eminem, D12, Capone-N-Noreaga, and some incredible stories from the road (8:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
Roommate Self-Scouting Reports, Unanswerable NBA Questions, and Mailbag Questions With Steve Ceruti | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo evaluates himself as a roommate (1:45) before he is joined by his old producer Steve Ceruti to discuss having roommates, working in media, and some NBA topics contingent on the 2019-20 season being canceled (14:15). Finally, they answer some listener-submitted mailbag questions, including on navigating office politics, dating coworkers, internet dating, and more (1:00:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
The Five Best NBA Teams for a GM, Plus Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and Mailbag Life Advice | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo runs through which NBA teams he thinks are really destination jobs for a GM (3:45), before talking with world-renowned jazz trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah about the New Orleans jazz community, touring as a teenager, pushing musical boundaries, and much more (14:30). Finally, Russillo answers some mailbag questions (56:58). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Sports Scandals, Plus NFLPA President J.C. Tretter | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo talks about scandals in sports after watching the HBO documentary 'The Scheme' (2:05) before he is joined by Cleveland Browns center and NFLPA president J.C. Tretter to discuss the election process for president of the players association, the recent CBA, the 2020 NFL season, and more (20:43). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
‘Scrubs’ Creator Bill Lawrence | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo does a new segment called Worst Take (3:05) before he is joined by the creator of ‘Scrubs’ and cocreator of ‘Cougar Town’ and ‘Spin City,’ Bill Lawrence, to talk about doing stand-up comedy as a young man in L.A. and getting fired from ‘Friends,’ ‘Boy Meets World,’ and other shows before cocreating ‘Spin City.’ They discuss how to get stuff made in Hollywood, the differences between writing your own show and writing on someone else’s, pickup basketball, bad TV show pitches, and more (12:34). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
1998 Redraftapalooza, Sleeping Dirk, Free-Falling Pierce, and the Craziest NBA Draft Ever With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan to revisit the 1998 NBA draft and some of the legends in that draft class, before redrafting the first 15 picks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
Free Agent QBs Plus Van Lathan | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo talks about some free agent QBs including Jameis Winston, Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, and Joe Flacco (3:50). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Van Lathan to discuss his upcoming podcast with Jemele Hill about ‘The Wire.’ They also discuss their mutual love for LSU, moving to Los Angeles, Van’s time at ‘TMZ’, celebrity stories, and much more (16:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
NFL Transitions With Kevin Clark and Brady's Exit With Seth Wickersham | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the Colts' QB situation with Phil Rivers and Jacoby Brissett, as well as trading for DeForest Buckner. They talk Cam Newton and Jameis Winston, and the Chargers; ask, "What are the Patriots going to do?" and "Will Foles end the Trubisky era in Chicago?"; and ponder the market for Jadeveon Clowney, and much more (2:09). Then Ryen talks with ESPN's Seth Wickersham about his article "The story behind the split of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots" (40:13). Finally, Russillo shares a few thoughts about the new Netflix docuseries 'Tiger King' (56:13). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
Brady to Tampa Bay and Music Festival Fantasy Draft With Chris Long and Big Cat | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long and Big Cat of Barstool Sports for the first-ever Music Festival Fantasy Draft (1:30). Then Chris and Ryen discuss Tom Brady leaving the New England Patriots to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1:10:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron, Plus Salary Cap Math Class | The Ryen Rusillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by the head coach of the national champion LSU Tigers, Ed Orgeron, to discuss how football operations are affected by COVID-19, revisit LSU's title run, talk about reloading for the 2020 season, and more (7:33). Then Russillo breaks down the salary cap for the NBA and NFL and how it all ties in with CBAs, TV deals, and more (18:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
NFL Combine Recap With Daniel Jeremiah and Bruce Feldman | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo shares some thoughts about COVID-19 (1:15) before talking with NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah about the NFL combine, Tua Tagovailoa vs. Joe Burrow, an awesome WR class, some mock draft picks, stories from the war room, and more (15:18). Then Ryen talks to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and 'The Athletic' about COVID-19's effect on college football programs, Jalen Hurts at the NFL combine, prospects who are getting NFL scouts' attention, 2021 draft narratives, and more (38:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
Hornets Head Coach James Borrego | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo and Borrego discuss the young Hornets’ competitive play, having Michael Jordan as a resource, Borrego’s time playing college ball for San Diego, learning from Gregg Popovich in San Antonio, and more (2:20). Then Ryen briefly discusses Stephen Curry’s return to the Warriors' roster (39:17). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 05, 2020
Five Things: NBA Edition, Plus Tom E. Curran on Tom Brady and the Pats | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo hits on five NBA topics including MVP, salary cap, and more (1:50), before talking with Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston about Tom Brady’s looming decision about where he will play in the 2020 NFL season (28:50). Finally Ryen recaps his trip to Park City, Utah (45:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
Craig Kilborn | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by the inimitable Craig Kilborn to talk about playing NCAA basketball, hosting 'SportsCenter' in the early '90s, and leaving to host 'The Daily Show.' They also discuss late-night talk shows, the NBA, "5 Questions," and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
Kliff Kingsbury Plus Tales From the Couch | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury to discuss his departure from Texas Tech, going to the Arizona Cardinals, Kyler Murray's NFL debut, coaching Patrick Mahomes, his time in the NFL, and more (6:53). Then Ryen runs through some NBA games he's watched, including Cavaliers-Heat and Bucks-Wizards. He talks Duncan Robinson, plus-minus, Brook Lopez, and more (36:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
The Astros Cheating Saga and 2020 Oscar Movies With Adnan Virk | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo breaks down the current climate surrounding the Astros sign-stealing scandal into three parts: punishment, apology, and defense (4:05). Then Ryen is joined by Adnan Virk to discuss MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s approach toward the team (20:05) as well as 2020 Oscar movies, including: ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Parasite,’ ‘Ford vs. Ferrari,’ ‘1917,’ ‘Joker,’ ‘Marriage Story,’ and more (37:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 21, 2020
Colin Cowherd | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports to discuss becoming neighbors, working at ESPN and Fox, doing solo radio, handling tips from sports organizations, politics, fantasy radio cohosts, and MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
Tales From the Couch, Plus Shaking Up MLB With Jeff Passan | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the 76ers' win over the Clippers and the Rockets' small-ball victory over the Celtics (3:30). Then Ryen talks with ESPN’s Jeff Passan about the proposed changes to the MLB playoff structure, developments in the sign-stealing scandal, and more (28:38). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 12, 2020
NBA Quick Hits, Steve Levy on the XFL, and the CFB Coaching Carousel With Bruce Feldman | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo shares some quick-hit NBA thoughts on the Raptors, Lakers, Russell Westbrook, Jayson Tatum, and more (2:25), before he's joined by ESPN's Steve Levy to discuss his new gig as XFL broadcaster, the first week of games, starting out in radio, and more (11:15). Then Ryen talks with Fox Sports and The Athletic's Bruce Feldman to discuss Michigan State football head coach Mark Dantonio's retirement and the team's coaching search, as well as Mike Leach taking the Mississippi State head-coaching job (38:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2020
Charissa Thompson, Plus Mookie Betts and NBA Trade Deadline Moves | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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