The Ryen Russillo Podcast

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 Jul 31, 2021

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 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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 Sep 11, 2020
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Each week, Ryen Russillo will break down the biggest topics in sports.

Episode Date
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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Russillo examines the Red Sox trading Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers (1:55) before talking with Fox Sports’ Charissa Thompson about starting out in media, working at Fox, ESPN, and 'Extra,' stalkers, being hacked, meeting celebrities, and more (16:25). Finally Ryen talks about some NBA trade deadline moves including an intricate four-team trade (1:06:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2020
Super Bowl Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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In his last podcast of the NFL season, Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to recap the Chiefs' 31-20 Super Bowl win over the 49ers. They discuss some key plays, headlines, coaching legacies, stories from on the ground in Miami, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2020
NBA Trade Deadline With Adrian Wojnarowski | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Live from radio row in Miami, Russillo is joined by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski to talk about what we can expect from the upcoming NBA trade deadline, getting to know Kobe Bryant toward the end of his career, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
Super Bowl LIV Preview With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to preview Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers in Miami, Florida, this upcoming Sunday. Check out Chris’s work at Chalk Media as well as his own preview on his podcast Green Light with Chris Long. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
The Life and Legacy of Kobe Bryant | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Kobe Bryant’s tragic passing (1:19) and then is joined by NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico (20:16) and ESPN’s Bobby Marks (39:43) to further discuss the Lakers legend’s life and legacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2020
Zion’s Debut With Royce Young | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by ESPN’s Royce Young to discuss Zion Williamson’s first regular-season NBA game vs. the Spurs, his impressive run in the fourth quarter, restricted minutes, how Zion will affect Brandon Ingram, and more (9:14). Then Ryen continues on about hype, questions surrounding Zion’s body, and load management (32:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 23, 2020
Conference Championship Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to recap 49ers-Packers and Chiefs-Titans and preview Super Bowl LIV. Then they review the film '1917,' offer a bit of a history lesson including a brand-new segment called War or Prison, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 20, 2020
Major League Cheating, Plus NBA Check-in With Kevin O'Connor | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo tries to make sense of the MLB cheating scandal (3:25) before talking with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about the Bucks' improvement, the Celtics' schedule, the Lakers, Clippers, and Rockets, Brandon Ingram's leap, Chris Paul and the Thunder, trade deadline rumors, and more (19:20). Finally, Ryen shares some thoughts about the new Netflix documentary, 'Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez' (57:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 17, 2020
Weird Wednesday: LSU Wins It All. Plus, Matthew Polly on 'Bruce Lee: A Life' | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Fresh off a plane from New Orleans, Russillo talks about LSU's National Championship win over Clemson (1:30), before talking to Matthew Polly, the author of 'Bruce Lee: A Life,' about the legend of Bruce Lee, his journey to America, some of his grandiose stories and infamous fights, his untimely death, and much more (11:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 15, 2020
NFL Round 2 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long on the ground in New Orleans just before the CFP National Championship Game to recap the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, discuss restaurant etiquette, describe game day in New Orleans, and share thoughts on the upcoming National Championship Game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
Matt Leinart on Clemson-LSU, Title Games, and Gym Stories. Plus, Trading Ben Simmons | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by 2004 Heisman-winning QB Matt Leinart to discuss the CFP national championship matchup between Clemson and LSU, Leinart's time at USC, a ruling on a gym altercation, and more (4:08). Then Russillo talks NBA trade exceptions, trade rumors, and the market for Ben Simmons (43:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 10, 2020
QB Josh McCown on Eagles vs. Seahawks. Plus, NFL Coaching Carousel | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo talks about the recent NFL head coach hires, including Ron Rivera to the Redskins, Mike McCarthy to the Cowboys, Joe Judge to the Giants, Matt Rhule to the Panthers. He also asks, "What will the Browns do?" and more (2:00). Then Ryen is joined by Eagles backup QB Josh McCown to discuss the wild-card playoff game vs. the Seahawks, his playoff debut, what's next for him, and more (27:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 08, 2020
Wild-Card Weekend Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss Round 1 of the NFL playoffs, including the Seahawks' win in Philadelphia and Carson Wentz's exiting the game with a head injury, another painful Saints playoff loss, Titans-Patriots, and Bills-Texans. They also discuss Kyle Long’s retirement, possible shifts in the Patriots organization, Mike McCarthy as the new Cowboys coach, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2020
CFB Conference Talk. Plus Remembering David Stern With Jack McCallum. | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo talks bowl games and how the Power 5 conferences stack up with each other (2:40). Then Ryen talks with novelist and sportswriter Jack McCallum about working alongside David Stern, how Stern grew the NBA in the 1980s and '90s, some never-before-told stories, and more (18:42). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 02, 2020
What to Wear: 2020 With Chris Long and Big Cat. Plus Week 17 Recap. | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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It’s the end of the NFL regular season, and Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss Week 17. They discuss 49ers-Seahawks, Lions-Packers, Patriots-Dolphins, Eagles-Giants, Jameis Winston’s future, head coach turnover, and Round 1 projections. Plus, Chris Long shares some Week 17 stories from his career and more (8:50). Then Chris and Ryen are joined by Big Cat of the ‘Pardon My Take’ podcast to talk about male fashion trends in 2020 and what gems from the past they would like to bring back (1:18:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 30, 2019
Tales From the Couch: NBA Christmas Games | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo hits on the NBA Christmas games, including Lakers-Clippers (2:30), Nuggets-Pelicans (14:40), Bucks-76ers (26:42), and Celtics-Raptors (35:00). Then Ryen is joined by 12-year-old point guard Sully Miller to discuss his top 5 NBA players, among other basketball topics (50:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 26, 2019
Week 16 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 16. They discuss the latest development in the NFC East saga, the Eagles' win over the Cowboys, Rams-49ers, Bills-Patriots, Cardinals-Seahawks, Bengals-Dolphins, Ravens-Browns, “Who won the decade?,” and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
The NCAA vs. James Wiseman, Plus 2020 NFL Draft With Todd McShay | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo rants about the Milwaukee Bucks and the people vs. the NCAA vs. James Wiseman (3:30), before he is joined by ESPN's Todd McShay to discuss the 2020 NFL draft. They discuss Joe Burrow vs. Tua Tagovailoa, a potentially loaded wide receiver class, Chase Young, upcoming bowl games, and more (21:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 20, 2019
The Load Management Wars, Plus Joe Thomas, and Last Call at the Black Hole With Kevin Clark | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo hits on LeBron James and Doc Rivers’s recent comments on load management (4:27), before talking with NFL Network’s and 10-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas about the Browns' disappointing season, generational changes to offensive lineman, identifying NFL-ready college QBs, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, “Who could you beat up?,” and more (20:40). Finally Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to discuss his trip to the Raiders’ final home game in Oakland, as well as their future in Las Vegas (45:23). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 18, 2019
Week 15 Recap with Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 15. They talk Bears-Packers, Philly-Dallas, and much more. Along with the finding out the favorites of the NFC, they also talk about some middle-aged fashion choices along with their love of movie and video game rentals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2019
Courtside in Boston, College Football Playoffs, and MLB Free Agency With Jeff Passan | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo talks about attending Thursday night’s Sixers-Celtics game in Boston (01:30). Then, ESPN’s Jeff Passan calls in to discuss the latest in the world of MLB free agency (11:00) and Ryen wraps up the show with his thoughts on the College Football Playoff system (52:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 13, 2019
CFB Patience, Plus NBA Ratings Decline: Real or Fake? With Ethan Strauss | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo rants about having patience with CFB coaches (7:07). Then Ryen is joined by The Athletic's Ethan Strauss to discuss the NBA ratings decline (16:48), as well as his upcoming book 'The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty,' Kevin Durant's exit, and the Warriors' plans for the future (43:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 11, 2019
Week 14 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 14. They talk 49ers-Saints, Chiefs-Patriots, Rams-Seahawks, Colts-Buccaneers, and Raven-Bills. They also do a little college football, including Virginia-Clemson and LSU-Georgia, followed by top five AFC teams, doing stuff by yourself, and time-travel sporting events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
NBA Check-in With Royce Young | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo runs through some NBA thoughts on the Lakers, Heat, Raptors, Bucks, 76ers, Carmelo Anthony’s return, and more (9:10). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN’s Royce Young to discuss Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks, a deep dive into Paul George’s departure from the Thunder, and Russell Westbrook’s move to the Rockets (32:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 06, 2019
Bill Simmons on the Polarizing Rockets. Plus, CFB With Bruce Feldman. | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo sits down with Bill Simmons to discuss Rockets-Spurs, a blown call, and why the Rockets are so polarizing. They also talk about the Nets, Raptors, Heat, and 76ers (2:29). Then Ryen is joined by The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman to discuss USC’s coaching situation, Greg Schiano's return to Rutgers, Ryan Day’s success at Ohio State, Florida State speculations, the College Football Playoff, and more (56:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 04, 2019
Week 13 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 13. They talk Ravens-49ers, Patriots-Texans, Tom Brady stories, Eagles-Dolphins, Bills-Cowboys, Steelers-Browns, a history lesson, nude beaches, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2019
Weird Wednesday: NFL Strength of Schedule, Plus Reality TV With Christo Doyle | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo talks about how schedules can fool us into false narratives about certain teams (7:45). Then Russillo is joined by TV producer Christo Doyle to talk about some of his shows, including “Gold Rush,” “Monster Garage,” and “American Chopper,” wrangling reality TV talent, pitching shows, and more (21:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
Week 12 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 12. They talk Patriots-Cowboys, CFP rankings for NFL teams, best/worst plane rides, Eagles struggles, Dwayne Haskins’s selfie, and a Myles Garrett update, before they guess celebrity net worths. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
Rob Mullens on CFP Selection, NFL With Kevin Clark, Plus Tales From the Couch: NBA | The Ryen Russillo Podcast 
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Russillo is joined by CFP selection committee chair and Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens to discuss this year’s selection process (3:05) before sharing some more CFB thoughts on Ohio State and LSU (26:47). Then Russillo talks to Kevin Clark from the Gillette Stadium parking lot about where the Patriots offense is headed, the Ravens success, teams that haven’t lived up to expectations, the 6-1 defense, Eagles, Chiefs, and more (34:39), followed by Tales From the Couch, where Russillo shares some thoughts on Warriors-Mavericks, Clippers-Celtics, and Rockets-Nuggets (1:06:15). Finally, Russillo touches on a recent development in the Myles Garret–Mason Rudolph situation (1:31:54). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 22, 2019
Week 11 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 11. They talk headlines, best/worst plane rides, position coaches, the NFC playoff picture, Kaepernick's workout, Patriots-Eagles, Ravens-Texans, the Motorola Razr comeback, Nicholas Cage's movie about Nicholas Cage, and 'Joker,' a movie review. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2019
The Myles Garrett Thing, Plus Daniel Jeremiah on CFB and 2020 NFL Draft | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo shares his thoughts on the Steelers-Browns melee (1:00) before talking with NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah about the recent Alabama-LSU game, top 2020 draft prospects, a hypothetical Ohio State–LSU matchup, stories from an NFL front office, and more (15:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2019
Tales From the Couch, Plus Jared Dudley | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo shares some NBA thoughts on 76ers-Cavs, Lakers-Suns, best/worst defensive teams, Trae Young, Nets-Jazz, usage rates, and more (0:45). Then Russillo talks to Lakers forward Jared Dudley about joining the team this season, team chemistry, Dwight Howard’s impressive play, China stories, his NCAA days, and more (22:28). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 13, 2019
Week 10 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 10. The two talk headlines, best/worst plane rides, Cowboys-Vikings, Alabama-LSU, Lamar Jackson torching the Bengals, and the Browns' first home win. They also introduce a new segment called Confessionals, give a quick history lesson on Big Bill Rockefeller, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
CFB: What Matters and What Doesn't, Plus NBA Talk With Steve Ceruti | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo reacts to the CFB rankings (4:35) before he is joined by his former ESPN producer Steve Ceruti, who now cohosts 'Scal and Pals' on Radio.com. They discuss transitioning from production to on-air talent, NBA lists, and more (18:08). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 08, 2019
Weird Wednesdays: Seven Minutes, Plus Talking Politics With Chris Cillizza | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo runs through some rapid-fire NBA thoughts (2:25) before talking with CNN's Chris Cillizza about the 2016 presidential election and how it shaped the buildup to the 2020 election, dealing with politicians, pickup basketball, and more (12:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
Week 9 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 9, including the Ravens' taking down the Patriots, Gardner Minshew II's regression, the Chargers-Packers blowout, MVP talk, the Raiders' exceeding expectations, another Browns loss, when athletes lose it on internet trolls, Chris Long’s draft day, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2019
Baker and Jamal vs. Everybody Plus QB Talk With Trent Dilfer | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo talks about Baker Mayfield and Jamal Adams (5:25), before taking with Trent Dilfer about coaching high school football; athletes' airing grievances to the media; young QBs including Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Mitchell’s Trubisky, Gardner Minshew II, Jimmy G, Jacoby Brissett, Kyle Allen, and Baker Mayfield; where Tom Brady is in relation to “the cliff"; and more (19:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 01, 2019
Weird Wednesdays: UFC With Jon Anik, Plus 76ers and 'Succession' With Chris Ryan | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Kyrie Irving vs. the Nets culture (1:18) before talking with UFC commentator Jon Anik about the upcoming Masvidal vs. Diaz card, the depth at the welterweight division, and other UFC favorites, including Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, and more (8:52). Finally Russillo sits down with The Ringer's Chris Ryan to discuss what the 76ers have shown in their first three games of the NBA season before they take a look at HBO's 'Succession' a few weeks removed from the Season 2 finale (48:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
Week 8 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 8, including the biggest headlines, best/worst plane rides, Cleveland’s coaching problem, QB regression, the Chiefs-Packers nail-biter, players-only meetings, a WWII history lesson, time travel, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
“Everyone Sucks” and CFB Check-in With Bruce Feldman | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo explains how every CFB team can be (ir)rationally doubted (0:50), before he talks with The Athletic's Bruce Feldman about Ohio State, LSU, Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan State, and more (10:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 25, 2019
A Casual NBA Preview With Bill Simmons | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo sits down with Bill Simmons as part of The Ringer’s 2019 NBA Previewpalooza to give their thoughts before the tipoff of the NBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
Week 7 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 7, including the feel-good Colts, the Ravens' making a statement win over the Seahawks, the Eagles' loss to the Cowboys, Saints dominance, Vikings-Lions, and more. They also introduce a new segment called Back Porch, and this week they tackle “best coaches to get drunk with.” Plus, Russillo begrudgingly gives the Chargers compliments, NFL stories with Chris, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2019
NBA Over/Unders: The East! With Bill Simmons and Joe House | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons and Joe House for the annual NBA over/unders podcast. They make their picks for win totals in the Eastern Conference for the 2019-20 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 18, 2019
Tom Wright on Billion Dollar Whale | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by journalist and co-author of New York Times bestseller Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World Tom Wright, to discuss the story of Jho Low, a businessman from Malaysia who pulled off a 5 billion dollar scam. His story is riddled with fraud, money laundering, politics, celebrities, and more! Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 16, 2019
Week 6 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 6, including Deshaun Watson and the Texans pulling out a win at Kansas City, the Cowboys' loss to a scrappy Jets team, questionable officiating, best/worst plane rides, an NFC East check-in, “What’s wrong with the Chargers?,” possible trades as the deadline approaches, the undefeated 49ers, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2019
Kershaw’s Collapse, Plus ‘The Irishman’ and ‘Joker’ With Adnan Virk | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo discusses missing the LSU-Florida game and Clayton Kershaw’s meltdown (04:45) before jumping on the phone with DAZN’s Adnan Virk to have a (spoiler-free) talk about ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Joker,’ and life after ESPN (17:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 11, 2019
China vs. the NBA, Plus Poker Scandals With Joey Ingram | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo examines the situation between China and the NBA after Daryl Morey's tweet regarding Hong Kong (2:50) before he is joined by Joey Ingram of 'The Poker Life' podcast to discuss the cheating scandal rocking the poker world (16:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 09, 2019
Week 5 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 5, including Packers-Cowboys, the Colts' upsetting the Chiefs, Jay Gruden’s 5 a.m. firing, the Raiders' pulling off a win in London, the best defense in the league, the Jalen Ramsey trade saga, cannabis and the NFL, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2019
Scott Van Pelt! | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by ESPN's Scott Van Pelt to discuss time travel, LSU vs. Ohio State, CFB playoff outliers, annoying conversations, best summer housemates, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 04, 2019
CFB Check-in and the Fair Pay to Play Act With Danny Kanell | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo reacts to the new HBO documentary ‘Diego Maradona’ (2:00) before he is joined by Danny Kanell to examine some of the top college football teams, including Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas (13:30), before discussing the recently passed California bill allowing college athletes to be paid off of their likeness (48:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 02, 2019
Week 4 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 4, including the Buccaneers hanging 55 points on the Rams, Bills-Patriots, Browns-Ravens, a Chiefs-Lions nail-biter, Saints-Cowboys, and more. They also share some space movie reviews, celebrity stories, and Russillo’s Mike Jones concert experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2019
Instant Replay and Booger McFarland on 'MNF,' Leadership, and Football Stories | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo addresses the state of the instant replay in sports (1:47) before he’s joined by two-time Super Bowl champion and 'Monday Night Football' analyst Booger McFarland to discuss the Bears' win over the Redskins on Monday night, an awesome Aaron Rodgers performance, leading a football team, and some stories, including playing with Warren Sapp, being traded to the Colts, college recruitment, and more (13:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27, 2019
QB Overreactions and Todd McShay on CFB | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo discusses media reactions to rookie QBs' NFL debuts (2:25) before talking with ESPN's Todd McShay about new ways to gauge how a college QB's skills will translate to the NFL, 2020 first-round prospects, Stanford's offensive line issues, Jim Harbaugh's rocky season, Texas vs. Oklahoma, Nick Saban stories, and more (14:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 25, 2019
Week 3 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo and two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long break down Week 3 of the NFL, including the legitimacy of the Bills, the Rams going 3-0, Baker Mayfield’s Sunday, Daniel Jones and the Giants, Antonio Brown’s goodbye, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2019
Tanking and Andy Staples on CFB | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo talks about the difference between teams overtly tanking and covertly tanking (1:30). Then he is joined by The Athletic's Andy Staples to discuss the college football landscape, including the lack of parity with Nick Saban's unprecedented run at Alabama and Clemson's meteoric rise. They also talk Chip Kelly at UCLA, Utah, possible landing spots for Urban Meyer, paying college athletes, and more (11:18). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2019
Bill Simmons on the NFL Hall of Fame and Player Empowerment | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo examines the difference in player empowerment between the NBA and the NFL (5:10) before sitting down with Bill Simmons to discuss NFL contract negotiating, Patrick Mahomes, Ben Roethlisberger, parity, Eli Manning, the NFL Hall of Fame, Bill’s time at the Boston Herald, and more (11:14). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 19, 2019
Week 2 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 2, including another questionably officiated Saints-Rams matchup, a couple of major injuries to Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger, Jaguars-Texans, Broncos-Bears, Packers-Vikings, loud-mouth refs, UVA’s win over Florida State, incredible nicknames, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2019
The Dak Prescott Contract, Plus Trent Dilfer | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo examines the Dak Prescott contract discussion (5:35). Then he talks with Trent Dilfer about his take on Lamar Jackson’s Week 1 performance in the new Ravens offense, the rifts that can occur between players and coaches, the Air Raid offense, "diva" wide receivers, Trent's first year coaching at the Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, and more (20:18). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 13, 2019
Andy Benoit | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo discusses the Antonio Brown allegations (3:42) before he is joined by SI's Andy Benoit to discuss Lamar Jackson's performance against the Dolphins, the Browns' disastrous start to the season, the Patriots' supercharged offense, Packers-Bears, Jaguars backup QB Gardner Minshew II's impressive display, Kyler Murray, Deshaun Watson, and more (11:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 11, 2019
Week 1 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss a wild slate of Sunday games including Patriots-Steelers, Ravens-Dolphins, Lions-Cardinals, Browns-Titans, and more. They talk what's real and what's not from Week 1, Matt McConaughey, bar fights, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2019
Albert Breer on Antonio Brown, Elliott's Contract, and Browns Hype | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo shares his 2019 NFL backup QB research (3:50) before talking to SI's Albert Breer about Antonio Brown's possible suspension and earlier turmoil since joining the Raiders, Ezekiel Elliott's new contract, Cam Newton at 30 years old, the Browns hype train, way-too-early playoff picks, and more (18:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 05, 2019
CFB Week 1 Recap With Bruce Feldman | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
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Russillo talks about the SEC's shaky opening week with losses by South Carolina and Tennessee. He hits Boise State's wild comeback, Hugh Freeze's coaching Liberty from his hospital bed, Michigan's defense, and more (2:25). Then Ryen is joined by Bruce Feldman to discuss Auburn's win over Oregon, Pac-12 implications, Alabama's injuries, Clemson vs. the ACC, Jalen Hurts at Oklahoma, and more (17:40)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 03, 2019
CFB Preview and Andrew Luck's Farewell With Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
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Russillo briefly rants on why CFB fandom is an annual kick in the teeth (2:35), before setting the stage for the 2019 NCAA season (12:25). Finally, Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to discuss Andrew Luck’s career, his retirement, the conversations it incites; They talk Jadeveon Clowney trade rumors, celebrity flag football games, and more (26:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 28, 2019
"Angry Football Guy," Plus 12 Questions With Andy Benoit and Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
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Russillo rants about "football guy" during NBA free agency before asking SI's Andy Benoit and The Ringer's Kevin Clark a series of questions about the 2019-20 NFL season. They talk Todd Gurley, the biggest gap between front office and head coach, Tom Brady's 2018 season, Cleveland Browns hype, the first coach fired, Pat Mahomes II, hilarious headlines, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 03, 2019
The NFL GM with Robert Mays, Plus NCAA Transfer Guidelines | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
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Russillo talks with The Ringer's Robert Mays about the position of an NFL GM, how the job compares to GM positions in other leagues such as the NBA and MLB, and how sharing executive power with coaches can affect the job (0:10). Then Russillo talks about the NCAA transfer rules, and both sides of the coin when players lose their eligibility when switching schools (23:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 27, 2019
NFLPA President Eric Winston and Executive Director DeMaurice Smith on the New CBA | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
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Russillo talks with Eric Winston and DeMaurice Smith of the NFL Players Association about the upcoming collective bargaining agreement set to take effect after the 2020 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 12, 2019
Albert Breer on the NFL CBA and the Rams, Plus Challenging Pass Interference | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
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Russillo is joined by SI's Albert Breer to discuss rumors surrounding the NFL collective bargaining agreement coming in 2020, whether or not the Rams should extend Jared Goff this year, the Todd Gurley contract, how Andy Dalton will fare under a new head coach, and more (2:53). Then, Ryen talks about the NFL rule change on pass interference (34:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 06, 2019
Pac-12 Questions, Miami's Rebuild, and Jets Concerns With Bruce Feldman and Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
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Russillo talks with The Athletic's Bruce Feldman about the Pac-12 conference, including questions surrounding commissioner Larry Scott's salary, its declining revenue, and how it plans to get back on track. They also discuss the 15-year saga of the Miami Hurricanes finally returning to the CFB spotlight, where they went wrong in past seasons, and what it will take before "The U" is officially back (6:34). Then Russillo talks with The Ringer's Kevin Clark to discuss the New York Jets' firing of GM Mike Maccagnan, Sam Darnold's development, the Jets' GM search, and more (29:26). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 29, 2019
NFL Draft Recap With Andy Benoit | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
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Russillo talks with SI's Andy Benoit about the 2019 NFL draft, teams that addressed needs and those that didn't, the Josh Rosen trade, the Giants' first-round decisions, draft sleepers, and more (1:40). Then, Russillo talks about mock drafts, the first-round QB bust ratio, trains, and more (38:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 01, 2019
NFL Draft Preview With Danny Kelly and Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
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The Ringer's Danny Kelly and Kevin Clark join the show to discuss if there is any real drama with the first pick of the draft, Daniel Jones's value, trustworthy GMs, which prospect will have the best career, and the best player at each position. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 24, 2019
Backup QB Stories Part 4: Josh McCown | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
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In Part 4 of a four-part series, Russillo talks with NFL QB Josh McCown about leaving SMU his senior year to play for Sam Houston State, getting drafted by the Arizona Cardinals, learning from Jake Plummer, and stories from his time with Daunte Culpepper and JaMarcus Russell on the Raiders under Lane Kiffin. He also recounts battling for a spot with Chad Henne in Miami, backing up Jake Delhomme, playing in the UFL, playing in Chicago with Jay Cutler, his time in Cleveland, his highlight season with the Jets, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2019
Backup QB Stories Part 3: Trent Dilfer | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
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In Part 3 of a four-part series, Russillo talks to Super Bowl champ Trent Dilfer about his rocky NFL start on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his Super Bowl win with and subsequent exit from the Baltimore Ravens, backing up Matt Hasselbeck in Seattle, his short stint in Cleveland, mentoring Alex Smith in San Francisco, and being called up for one last ride. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2019
Jason Witten | Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
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Russillo talks with 11-time Pro Bowl tight end and former 'Monday Night Football' analyst Jason Witten about his season in the 'MNF' booth and his departure to play football again with the Dallas Cowboys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 03, 2019
Kevin Clark on NFL Free Agency | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
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Russillo talks with Kevin Clark of 'The Ringer NFL Show' about the Giants trading Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns, Antonio Brown to the Raiders, dead money, why players rarely make it to free agency, NFL draft rumors, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2019
Backup QB Stories, Part 2: Danny Kanell | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
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In Part 2 of a four-part series, Russillo talks to Danny Kanell about his story as a former NFL QB, from reluctantly playing football at a small Florida high school, to winning the Orange Bowl with Florida State, to a playoff run with the New York Giants, arena football, and more. They also discuss why Kanell's football career ultimately didn't work out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 14, 2019
Backup QB Stories, Part 1: Drew Henson | Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
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In Part 1 of a four-part series, Russillo goes through former NFL and MLB player Drew Henson's story, from his time at Michigan to his time with the New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, and more, to talk about why it ultimately didn't work out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 07, 2019
Defensive Metrics, Amateurism, and Conquering Kilimanjaro With Chris Long | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 24)
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Russillo talks with two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long about NFL defensive metrics; Zion Williamson and "amateurism"; and his nonprofit, Water Boys, and its Conquering Kili program, in which combat veterans and NFL alumni climb Mount Kilimanjaro. This episode also features a surprise visit from Barstool Sports' Big Cat. https://waterboys.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 21, 2019
Offseason Preview With Albert Breer and Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 23)
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Russillo talks with SI's Albert Breer about the Belichick coaching tree, Brian Flores coaching the Dolphins, and Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins (1:55). Then The Ringer's Kevin Clark joins for some rapid-fire questions regarding the 2019 NFL season (17:10). Finally Russillo recaps his trip to Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII (48:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 07, 2019
Super Bowl Stories, Plus Kevin Clark and Chuck Klosterman | Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo (Ep. 22)
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Russillo goes through some of his Super Bowl memories in honor of Sunday's game (4:44), then he calls up Kevin Clark who is on the ground in Atlanta, GA to recap their NFL playoffs draft, and talk about some key factors in the Rams-Patriots matchup (20:27). Finally Russillo sits down with Chuck Klosterman to talk regional fandom, the CFB playoff structure, instant replay, and more (37:28). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 30, 2019
Conference Playoff Thoughts, Plus Tom Brady Stories With Tom Curran, Mike Giardi, and Drew Henson | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 21)
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Russillo shares his thoughts on Saints-Rams and Patriots-Chiefs (3:30) before talking with NBC Sports Boston's Tom Curran, NFL Network's Mike Giardi, and former NFL quarterback Drew Henson about some of their best Tom Brady stories (22:00). Finally Russillo unleashes his rant on 'The Bachelor' ... you're welcome, America (50:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 24, 2019
NFL Playoffs and Kyler Murray With Bill Simmons, Drew Henson, and Chris Ryan | Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo (Ep. 20)
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In a jam-packed episode, Russillo talks with Bill Simmons about Tom Brady's impressive performance against the L.A. Chargers in the NFL divisional-round playoff (3:06) before talking with former MLB and NFL player Drew Henson about being a dual-sport professional athlete as well as his take on Kyler Murray's decision to declare for the NFL draft (21:55). Russillo shares his own opinion about Murray (41:10) before talking with Eagles fan Chris Ryan about Philly's postmortem playoff hopes (52:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 16, 2019
Clemson on Top With Bruce Feldman; Plus NFL Playoffs With Robert Mays | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 19)
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Russillo discusses the national championship game with Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and 'The Athletic' (11:50), before talking with The Ringer's Robert Mays about wild-card weekend results and looking ahead to the NFL divisional playoff round (31:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 09, 2019
NFL Playoff Draft With Kevin Clark; Plus Wild-Card Weekend With Andy Benoit | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 18)
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Ryen Russillo is joined by Kevin Clark of 'The Ringer NFL Show' to draft the 12 NFL playoff teams and discuss the NFL salary cap, Antonio Brown, and more (3:18). Then, Russillo calls up SI's Andy Benoit to talk wild-card weekend (33:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2019
Trent Dilfer on Brady Panic, Saints, and Rams; Plus, QB Tiers Through the Lens of Pointless Social Media Posts | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 17)
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Russillo shares his active NFL QB tiers before talking with Super Bowl champion and analyst Trent Dilfer about Tom Brady's season, Aaron Rodgers in a new system, Rams, Saints, Patrick Mahomes II, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 19, 2018
Todd McShay on the 2019 NFL Draft Class; Plus, Make a Ruling: Kirk Cousins | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 16)
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Russillo talks with Todd McShay about next year's NFL draft prospects in a very defense-heavy draft class before hitting on various NFL happenings and making a ruling on Kirk Cousins, the Washington Redskins, and the Minnesota Vikings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2018
Rob Mullens on the CFB Playoff Selection, Plus Five NFL Thoughts | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 15)
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Russillo calls Rob Mullens, athletic director of the University of Oregon and chairman of the CFP selection committee, to discuss the committee's decision on giving Oklahoma the highly coveted fourth seed over Georgia and Ohio State. Then Russillo pivots to five NFL observations, which cover the Titans, Patriots, Mike McCarthy, the NFL playoffs, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2018
Colin Cowherd and Bill Simmons | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 14)
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Russillo breaks down the Baker Mayfield–Hue Jackson post-game interaction Dick Wolf–style before talking with Bill Simmons and Colin Cowherd about Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady. Cowherd sticks around to discuss the latest CFB playoff rankings, and Russillo shares some parting thoughts about Ohio State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 28, 2018
Booger McFarland on Chiefs-Rams | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 13)
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Ryen Russillo discusses the NFL MVP race and talks with football analyst Booger McFarland about the historic Chiefs-Rams matchup on this week's 'Monday Night Football.' Russillo closes the show with thoughts on the CFB playoff rankings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 21, 2018
Bruce Feldman and Le'Veon Bell | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 12)
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Russillo hits on Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers before talking with Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports about Alabama, fixing USC, and a strange story surrounding Ohio State. Then Russillo talks about his recent trip to Vegas before this week's Chris Fowler Trivia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2018
Rob Mullens, Plus NFL Playoff Rankings | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 11)
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Russillo forms a committee of one and predicts the final four NFL playoffs teams without conference bias. He then talks with chairman of the CFP selection committee, Rob Mullens, about Tuesday's rankings and how the selection committee operates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 07, 2018
Danny Kanell, Plus Cleveland Browns Upheaval | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 10)
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Russillo is joined by Sirius XM radio host Danny Kanell to discuss the College Football Playoff rankings just after their release. Then Russillo talks about the Cleveland Browns firing head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley and concludes with another edition of "This Tweet Pissed Me Off." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 31, 2018
College Football Rankings and NFL QB Problems | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 9)
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On a solo pod, Russillo hits on Ohio State, Texas, Alabama-LSU, and targeting penalties before a new segment called "This Tweet Pissed Me Off." Then he examines some NFL teams in precarious quarterback situations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2018
Bill Simmons on Chiefs-Patriots | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 8)
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Russillo talks CFB rankings and why some schools should get the benefit of the doubt, before being joined by Bill Simmons to discuss the Chiefs-Pats Sunday-night shootout, NFL offenses of the future, and Bill's wild take on Saquon Barkley, capped off by some mailbag questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 17, 2018
Drew Brees and Twitter Mailbag With Andy Staples | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 7)
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Ryen Russillo discusses Drew Brees becoming the all-time passing leader and answers some mailbag questions. Then he talks college football playoff implications with Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 10, 2018
Trent Dilfer, Plus Le'Veon's return and Notre Dame Watch | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 6)
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Russillo talks with Super Bowl champion and analyst Trent Dilfer about the red-hot Patrick Mahomes II, how to implement a rookie QB, and two fantastic stories from Trent's time in the NFL, before hitting on Le'Veon Bell's supposed return to the Steelers rotation, Russillo's trip to Penn Sate–Ohio State, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 03, 2018
Joe Buck and the College Football Top 10 | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 5)
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Russillo hits on the NFL penalty outrage and college football's top 10 before talking with sportscasting legend Joe Buck about the Cleveland Browns' first win in 635 days, Baker Mayfield's debut, and the perils of national sportscasting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 26, 2018
Bill Simmons, Kevin Clark, and Robert Mays on the Best QB in Three Years | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 4)
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Ryen Rusillo sits down with Bill Simmons and Kevin Clark to discuss the New England Patriots' addition of Josh Gordon. Then Robert Mays joins for a discussion of who the best QB will be in 2021. Russillo also recounts his trip to the Texas-USC game and his run-in with Matthew McConaughey before addressing the Nike stock conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 19, 2018
Andy Benoit and the Young-QB Conundrum | Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo | (Ep. 3)
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Russillo is joined by SI sportswriter Andy Benoit to examine some of the young NFL quarterbacks, including Deshaun Watson, Derek Carr, Jimmy Garoppolo, and others. Then, Russillo hits on a few NFL happenings, including Aaron Rodgers's crazy comeback, Sam Darnold's NFL debut, and Le'Veon Bell's absence before running though a college football update. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 12, 2018
Colin Cowherd, Plus NFL Backup QBs | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 2)
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Russillo is joined by Colin Cowherd to take a hard look at the SEC, Texas football, the Big Ten, and the business of sportscasting. Then Russillo shares a few thoughts on Colin Kaepernick's Nike deal before he runs through every backup QB in the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 05, 2018
Bill Simmons and Todd McShay | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 1)
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In his debut Ringer podcast, Ryen Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss Tom Brady's phone interview, Jimmy G's trajectory, and Gruden's coaching return, plus Todd McShay talks NFL rookie QBs, Clemson's roster, and way-too-early playoff predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 29, 2018