The Rich Eisen Show

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 Apr 16, 2021

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 Jan 4, 2019
one of the best day to day football and sports show I have listen to.

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The Rich Eisen Show mixes sports analysis with pop culture, humor and interviews. The show attracts the most recognizable names including Tom Brady, Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Regina King, Aaron Rodgers and Morgan Freeman. Now in its sixth year, the Emmy-nominated show originates out of Los Angeles, airing weekdays Noon-3pm ET/9am-Noon PT on SiriusXM and NBC Sports on Peacock TV. As Eisen said, “After all these years of seeing TV add ten pounds, I’m hoping phones and tablets will only add five.” And make sure you check out Rich's other podcast: Just Getting Started with Rich Eisen.

Episode Date
REShow: Cooper Kupp & Tony Dungy - Hour 3 (01-14-22)
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Rams WR Cooper Kupp tells Rich how teaming up with Matthew Stafford help him elevate his game to an MVP level this season, and what challenges await L.A. in their 3rd meeting this season against the Arizona Cardinals, and the guys debate if Kupp can top Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers for MVP honors. NBC Sports’ Tony Dungy tells Rich why the Charger’s OT timeout didn’t change the Raiders decision to go for the win instead of a tie in their regular season finale, why he’s predicting 3 road upsets in the NFL’s Super Wildcard Weekend, that fired Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores will land with the Texans, and that he’s received two calls in recent weeks from teams trying to lure him out of retirement. Rich makes his latest pitch to host the Academy Awards after Page 6 reported that SNL’s Pete Davidson is being considered for the Oscars’ gig.   Rich says what’s more like to happen in the NFL’s Super Wildcard Weekend matchups and Brockman lists his top gambling picks in his ‘Sneaky Good Games’ segment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
REShow: Nakobe Dean & Dallas Goedert - Hour 2 (01-14-22)
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Georgia Bulldogs All-America LB Nakobe Dean, this week’s ‘Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Planet Earth Award’ winner, tells Rich when he knew UGA had a special defensive unit, how much joy he took in silencing all the Michigan trolls, his reaction to donning that erroneous “Alabama Champions” cap after Georgia won the title, and if we’ll see him at the NFL Combine this year.  Eagles TE Dallas Goedert tells Rich why Philly remains confident in their chances against the Buccaneers despite being the lowest seed in the NFC playoffs, how Jalen Hurts’ steady leadership his helped the Eagles improve throughout the season, what he has to say to Philadelphia’s doubters and if he’d ever consider using Viagra to stay warm during extremely cold weather games. In his weekly ‘Big-Ass Grab Bag’ TJ lists his Top 5 What Ifs including Barry Bonds to the Braves, the Dez Bryant catch, Tim Duncan to the Sixers, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
REShow: Cam Heyward - Hour 1 (01-14-22)
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Rich reacts to the Texans firing Head Coach David Culley after just one season in Houston saying, “I don’t understand it.”  Steelers Pro Bowl DT Cam Heyward tells Rich what it means being named to the NFL’s All-Pro team this season, why teammate TJ Watt deserves the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award, why Pittsburgh plans to shock the world and knock the Kansas City Chiefs out of the playoffs, what the atmosphere was like during Ben Roethlisberger’s final home game, and his reaction to his Ohio State Buckeyes losing to Michigan for the first time in a decade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
REShow: JJ Watt & Jack Quaid - Hour 3 (01-13-22)
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Cardinals DE JJ Watt tells Rich how he was able to return early from what was supposed to be a season-ending injury, the Cards’ mindset heading into the playoffs after limping across the finish line to end the regular season, why Chandler Jones has taken to calling himself “CJ Watt,” why his brother TJ Watt deserves to be named NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and more!    Actor Jack Quaid tells Rich how much fun he had being in the reboot of the ‘Scream’ franchise despite his lingering childhood trauma from seeing Ghost Face masks every Halloween, the upcoming season of ‘The Boys’ and more!   Rich reacts to Colts GM Chris Ballard’s less-than-glowing endorsement of Carson Wentz’s play this season and debate if Indy should be in the market for a new QB next season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
REShow: Jim Gaffigan & Josh Gad - Hour 2 (01-13-22)
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Comedian Jim Gaffigan and Rich talk NFL and the Week 18 collapse of his belove Colts and the unpredictable 2021 regular season, his ‘Comedy Monster’ Netflix special and ‘The Fun Tour’ live shows, and shares his fond memories of the late comedian Bob Saget.   Actor Josh Gad tells Rich why he, a die-hard Miami Dolphins fan, is thoroughly unhappy with Brian Flores’ firing, how he reacted when Larry David asked him to wear those tattered tighty whities in his ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ cameo this season, and that he’s not creeped out by 55-year-old Mike Del Tufo’s Olaf fetish.    Rich makes his latest pitch to host this year’s Oscars telecast demonstrating why he’d be a great co-host with Hugh Jackman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
REShow: Michael Smith - Hour 1 (01-13-22)
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Rich breaks down every NFL Wild Card Weekend game and ranks which games he’s most excited for among Patriots vs Bills, Steelers vs Chiefs, Bengals vs Raiders, Rams vs Cardinals, 49ers vs Cowboys, and Buccaneers vs Eagles.     ‘Brother from Another’ co-host Michael Smith and Rich discuss the latest developments in Kyrie Irving’s return to the Brooklyn Nets, and why the Lakers are still very watchable despite their major flaws that might keep LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and company out of the playoffs.    Rich and Brockman debate if Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady is more worthy to win NFL MVP honors this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
REShow: Ian O’Connor & Jeff Ross - Hour 3 (01-12-22)
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New York Post columnist Ian O’Connor tells Rich why the Giants fired Joe Judge after just two seasons in New York, why the team would be wise to pursue a trade for Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and hire ousted Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores to be their next head coach, why the Brooklyn Nets “sold a piece of their soul” by bringing Kyrie Irving back, and how deep he sees Bill Belichick taking the New England Patriots in the playoffs with rookie QB Mac Jones.   Comedian Jeff Ross tells Rich how he’s handling the loss of his close friend Bob Saget who passed away suddenly at the age of 65 this week and shares his favorite moments during their long friendship.     Rich and the guys debate if the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, or Miami Dolphins is the most attractive head coaching position. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
REShow: Ian Eagle - Hour 2 (01-12-22)
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Rich and Brockman debate if the Bill Belichick coaching tree has been a failure so far with his two latest disciples, Brian Flores and Joe Judge, getting fired by the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants, and if NFL teams would be wise to stay away from Belichick assistants in the future.     Rich recaps the craziest moments from a wild NFL 2021 regular season including Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans giving Tom Brady’s 600th TD pass ball to a fan, Dolphins OL Robert Hunt’s amazing touchdown that wasn’t a touchdown vs the Baltimore Ravens, all of Urban Meyer’s many follies, Antonio Brown’s strip down meltdown, Chicago Bears LB Cassius Marsh getting a questionable Taunting flag and subsequent hip check from referee Tony Corrente, and the Los Angeles Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders incredible overtime throwdown thriller to end the regular season.   CBS Sports Announcer and the voice of the Brooklyn Nets Ian Eagle tells Rich that he’s so desperate to stay warm this weekend in Buffalo that he’s willing to wear Kurt Warner’s super-shiny-silver puffy jacket, why he has full confidence in Bills QB Josh Allen but has questions about Patriots rookie QB Mac Jones in his first career playoff game, and why the Nets reversed course and brought back the unvaccinated Kyrie Irving to play in road games.    Rich ramps up his no-so-subtle bid to host this year’s Academy Awards show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
RESHow: Ian Rapoport - Hour 1 (01-12-22)
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Rich reacts to the New York Giants firing head coach Joe Judge after just two seasons and breaks down the team’s recent string of head coaching failures.   NFL Insider Ian Rapoport tells Rich why the Rams were force by injuries in their secondary to bring Eric Weddle out of retirement, the reason(s) why the Giants ultimately chose to cut ties with head coach Joe Judge, why the Miami Dolphins fired Brian Flores despite his back-to-back winning seasons, if the situation in Seattle comes down to the Seahawks keeping either Pete Carroll or Russell Wilson, and what we can expect in the next few weeks from the Las Vegas Raiders, Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers concerning their head coaching positions.   Rich tells a Giants fan why current Stanford Head Coach Davis Shaw would be an “outstanding” choice to fill New York’s vacant HC spot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
REShow: Fred Warner and John Cena - Hour 3 (01-11-22)
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49ers All-Pro LB Fred Warner and Rich discuss San Francisco’s defensive mindset and their comeback win over the Rams that punched their playoff ticket, and why he’s expecting a “battle” in the Niners’ Wildcard showdown against the Dallas Cowboys. Wrestler-turned-actor John Cena and Rich discuss his new HBO Max series ‘Peacemaker,’ the new season of TBS’ ‘Wipeout,’ and his reaction to the WWE latest round of releases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
REShow: Michael Irvin and Eddie George - Hour 2 (01-11-22)
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Pro Football Hall of Famer and NFL Network Analyst Michael Irvin and Rich discuss his pre-season prediction for the Cowboys’ regular season record, why he fears for Dallas in their Wildcard Round matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, reveals his favorite memories from those classic Cowboys vs 49ers games in the 90’s including going up against Deion Sanders with Super Bowl appearances on the line. Former All-Pro running back and current Tennessee State Head Coach Eddie George tells Rich how much he’s enjoyed his first year of coaching and the positive impact Deion Sanders has had on small college football, how for his former team the Tennessee Titans can go in the playoffs if Derrick Henry can return to form, his reaction to Georgia beating Alabama for the national championship and how he’s taking his Ohio State Buckeyes’ first loss to Rich’s Michigan for the first time in a decade. Rich awards this week’s ‘REisen Shine Courtyard by Marriott Award’ to 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo after he led the Niners to an overtime road win over the Los Angeles Rams to put San Francisco in the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
REShow: David Bakhtiari - Hour 1 (01-11-22)
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Rich recaps the Georgia Bulldogs win over the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff national championship game to capture their first title since 1980 thanks to the play of Stetson Bennett’s rags-to-riches football story. Packers All-Pro Offensive Tackle David Bakhtiari tells Rich he great it felt to be back on the field after missing Green Bay’s first 16 games due to injury, why the Packers feel confident in their Super Bowl chances, why he thinks Aaron Rodgers’ off-field controversies shouldn’t impact his worthiness for the NFL’s MVP Award, and reveals he has some issues with the way the Packers QB is treating that Aston Martin golf cart he gave him prior to the season. Rich and the guys get into a HEATED debate on how much bragging about your favorite team’s success is too much bragging, or if there is even such a thing. Former ‘Modern Family’ star and Kansas City Chiefs superfan Eric Stonestreet responds to the “nouveau riche” trolling by Steelers superfan Joe Manganiello.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
REShow: Joe Manganiello - Hour 3 (01-10-22)
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Actor Joe Manganiello tells Rich his reaction, as a die-hard Steelers fan, how he spent his NFL Week 18 Sunday waiting for Pittsburgh’s playoff berth to become official and throws some major shade at his wife Sofia Vergara’s former ‘Modern Family’ co-star Eric Stonestreet and the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs’ fanbase, and reveals there’s some secret footage of Michael Strahan from ‘Magic Mike XXL’ that the Hall of Famer would rather keep out of public view. Rich and Brockman preview the College Football Playoff national championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and their SEC rival Georgia Bulldogs. Rich reacts to the Colts shocking meltdown in their season finally against the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars and debates if Carson Wentz is the long-term answer in Indianapolis, and ponders a big “what if” involving the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Justin Fields, Kyle Pitts and how the season would have shaken out for those teams and players if the 2021 NFL Draft had gone differently for them. An emotional Rich reflects on the life and lasting impression his friend Bob Saget left on fans and friends following his unexpected passing at the age of 65. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
REShow: Mike Florio - Hour 2 (01-10-22)
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Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio tells Rich why the Miami Dolphins surprisingly fired Brian Flores after back-to-back winning seasons and how the team’s QB situation played a factor in his ouster, why the New York Giants didn’t can Joe Judge despite the appearance that the head coach was “trying to get fired,” if the Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears or Minnesota Vikings have the most attractive head coach opening, and why the Las Vegas Raiders should make interim Head Coach Rich Bisaccia the team’s permanent HC instead of going after Jim Harbaugh. Rich, not shockingly, reveals he wants Jim Harbaugh to remain at Michigan but says why the Wolverines Head Coach would be a great fit for the Chicago Bears. In his ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment Rich says if the dicey decisions this season by Brandon Staley cost the Chargers a spot in the playoffs, if the Dolphins will regret firing Brian Flores, if the Colts’ gamble on Carson Wentz was a massive failure, if the 49ers are the most dangerous road team in the NFC playoffs, of Jim Harbaugh will stay at Michigan, and if the Packers should be Super Bowl favorites. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
REShow: Hour 1 (01-10-22)
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Rich recaps the NFL’s thrilling final regular season weekend that saw some improbable endings to games that determined the NFC and AFC playoff landscape including the Chargers and Raiders going down to a last-second overtime field goal that put Las Vegas in the postseason after some controversial decisions by Los Angeles head coach Brandon Staley. Rich weighs in on the NFL’s ‘Black Monday’ that saw the Denver Broncos part ways with head coach Vic Fangio, the Chicago Bears ousting their HC Matt Nagy along with GM Ryan Pace, the Minnesota Vikings firing HC Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman, and the Miami Dolphins’ surprising move to fire head coach Brian Flores while it appears Joe Judge will get a pass despite his “disastrous” season at the helm of the New York Giants. Rich recaps TJ’s trolling of him on twitter during the Cowboys’ blowout of the Eagles when lends the question: how long is too long to react to a tweet during a live football game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
REShow: AJ Dillon - Hour 3 (01-07-22)
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Rich reacts to news that the Jaguars are interviewing Byron Leftwich, and the guys debate if the Buccaneers’ Offensive Coordinator or former Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien would be a better fit in Jacksonville. (timestamp).     Despite his AB fatigue, Rich reacts to Antonio Brown’s latest comments about the nature of his friendship with Tom Brady and runs through the long list of players and coaches who now find themselves on the other side of burnt bridges with the embattled WR.   TJ Jefferson breaks out his weekly ‘Big-Ass Grab Bag’ and list the top NFL coaches and players who deserve to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Packers RB AJ Dillon tells Rich how he handled the challenges of the NFL to become an integral facet of Green Bay’s offense as a late-game battering ram closer, how Aaron Rodgers has mentored him and why the embattled QB deserves to be NFL MVP despite what a certain voter thinks, what his leg day workouts are like, and his affinity for sports card collecting.  Chris Brockman offers up his NFL Week 18 ‘Sneaky Good Games’ for your sports betting pleasure including the Steelers vs Ravens, Bills vs Jets, and Chargers vs Raiders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
REShow: Von Miller - Hour 2 (01-07-22)
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Rich previews the NFL’s Week 18 slate and ponders if the league adding an extra 17th game to the regular season was worth it from a football and business standpoint, and breaks down the slew of NFL single-season records that could fall this weekend with the added regular season game. Rams LB Von Miller tells Rich how this year’s L.A. team compares to his 2015 Super Bowl-winning Broncos team, what makes perennial All-Pro DT Aaron Donald so great, how he reacted to Denver trading him and why he wouldn’t mind inking a long-term deal to remain in Los Angeles.   In response to a prompt from Jeff in Detroit Rich explains why the Joe Burrow-led Cincinnati Bengals are the most pleasantly surprising team in the NFL this season while the Seattle Seahawks beat out the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars as his most disappointing team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
REShow: Ian Rapoport - Hour 1 (01-07-22)
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Rich previews the NFL’s Week 18 slate of games and explains how adding the extra game to the 2021 schedule has resulted in a final weekend full of potentially playoff picture-shifting showdowns.   NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport tells Rich how JJ Watt was able to speed up his rehab process in order to get back on the field weeks ahead of schedule for the Cardinals’ first playoff game, that the Buccaneers tried to get Antonio Brown some counseling before cutting the oft-traveled wide receiver and if money played a role in his beef with the Bucs, which NFL teams will be shopping for new head coaches and if Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh could be on some teams’ wish list.    Rich reacts to the latest “sordidness” surrounding Antonio Brown and his alleged actions with a notorious Instagram model the night before the Buccaneers game against the Jets.   Rich and the guys debate if coworkers like the Arizona Cardinals’ Kyler Murray and Chandler Jones should follow each other on social media which leads to the revelation of a long-simmering beef between TJ and Mike Del Tufo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
REShow: Fred Gaudelli & Warren Sapp - Hour 3 (01-06-22)
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Executive Producer of NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Fred Gaudelli shares his favorite John Madden stories including a reveal that the NFL legend actually found out he was in the Hall of Fame via Rich on ‘Total Access,’ reveals what it was like to hand over a live microphone to Norm Macdonald when the late comedian hosted the ESPYs one year, and how he and the SNF crew will handle a situation in which the Chargers and Raiders could take knees and settle for a tie in order to get both teams into the playoffs. Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp tells Rich how he reacted to seeing Antonio Brown walk out on his former team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, why he’s not as high on the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl chances as most pundits are, and why the Cowboys aren’t taking full advantage of Micah Parsons’ substantial talent. Rich wraps up the hour breaking down Tom Brady’s comments about Antonio Brown’s departure and says if anyone can motivate Tampa’s locker room it’s the 7-time Super Bowl champion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
REShow: Cris Collinsworth & Albert Breer - Hour 2 (01-06-22)
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NBC ‘Sunday Night Football’ analyst Cris Collinsworth tells Rich if Tom Brady and the Buccaneers can repeat as Super Bowl champions in the face of key injuries and the departure of Antonio Brown, how deep Joe Burrow can take the Cincinnati Bengals in the playoffs, why he would go for a tie if he were coaching the Chargers or Raiders in their Sunday Night Football showdown in order to secure a postseason berth, and reveals that he nearly was put in the same broadcast booth as John Madden…as the play-by-play announcer.   The MMQB’s Albert Breer tells Rich why Antonio Brown’s latest blowup likely marks the end of his NFL career, if Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and/or Deshaun Watson will be on different teams for the 2022 season and how things could shake out at QB for the Raiders, Browns, Steelers and other teams, how likely Jim Harbaugh is to make a return to the NFL sidelines, and his assessment of #1 overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence after a rocky rookie season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
REShow: Michael Smith - Hour 1 (01-06-22)
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Rich reacts to Antonio Brown’s inflammatory allegations against Bruce Arians and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where the embattled WR took to social media to explain what led to him walking off on the team in the middle of their game against the New York Jets. ‘Brother from Another’ co-host Michael Smith and Rich discuss the latest in the Antonio Brown-Bucs drama, and if Nets G Kyrie Irving walks back his stance and gets a covid vaccination so he can play in the team’s home games in Brooklyn.    Rich and the guys revisit the AB saga, reacting to two Adam Schefter tweets that shed some light on the WR’s displeasure with Tampa Bay’s front office and coaching staff.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
REShow: Bruce Feldman- Hour 3 (01-05-22)
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Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports and The Athletic tells Rich why Jim Harbaugh is considering returning to the NFL with possibly the Las Vegas Raiders or Chicago Bears, why the new NIL rules combined with the Transfer Portal have changed college football for better and worse for both coaches and players, and which coaches (ahem Bill O’Brien and Matt Rhule) could possibly replace Harbaugh in Ann Arbor.    Rich predicts how Kyrie Irving returning to the Brooklyn Nets for road games will go, and how his situation compares to that of defending Australian Open Champion Novak Djokovic who likely won’t get a chance to defend his title due to being unvaccinated against Covid-19.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
REShow: Daniel Jeremiah- Hour 2 (01-05-22)
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Rich reacts (giddily) to the news that the Tennessee Titans have activated RB Derrick Henry from Injured Reserve.   Michigan alum Rich reacts to Bruce Feldman’s report that Wolverines’ head coach Jim Harbaugh is itching to return to the NFL,and explains why he’s already salivating over the New York Jets’ top 2022 NFL Draft prospects.     NFL Network Analyst Daniel Jeremiah and Rich preview the Chargers vs Raiders on Sunday Night Football and the growth of Bolts’ QB Justin Herbert, tells Rich which rookie quarterbacks have impressed and which have disappointed this year, if NFL scouts will ping draft prospects for opting out of playing in their teams’ bowl games, and if there’s a chance Antonio Brown with sign with another team if and when the Buccaneers release the oft-travelled WR.     Rich and the guys wonder if jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence will ever be able to get over the disastrous tenure of Urban Meyer to fulfill his vast potential.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
REShow: Mike Florio - Hour 1 (01-05-22)
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Rich reacts to the brewing controversy created when longtime football journalist Hub Arkush said he won’t be casting an NFL MVP vote for Packers QB Aaron Rodgers because the Green Bay QBs’ off-field actions have detracted from his on-field exploits.    Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio tells Rich why Arkush’s Rodgers-for-MVP stance is “substantially erroneous” and that he should not be allowed to vote for the award any longer, why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still haven’t cut Antonio Brown and why the Chiefs, Rams or Packers could bring in the embattled WR if and when he gets released, why he expects half a dozen NFL teams to hire new head coaches this off-season with Jim Harbaugh possibly leaving Michigan for a return to the pro game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
REShow: Kurt Warner - Hour 3 (01-04-22)
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Rich breaks down the remaining NFL Playoffs clinching scenarios involving the Ravens, Bills, Patriots, Bengals, Charges, Raiders, Colts, Steelers, Rams, Cardinals, Saints and more. (timestamp).      Rich hands out this week’s ‘Courtyard by Marriott REisen Shine Award’ to the Arizona Cardinals’ defense who put the clamps down on Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys in their Week 17 matchup. (timestamp).      NFL Network Analyst Kurt Warner tells Rich why the Browns have some big decisions to make when it comes to the “majorly inconsistent” Baker Mayfield, why Joe Burrow is quickly rising up the ranks as one of the league’s best QBs, why Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are the NFC favorites but Tom Brady and the Bucs remain dangerous despite a rash of injuries, and why he doubled down on wearing that now infamous shiny silver jacket on-air. (timestamp).   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
REShow: Brandon Staley - Hour 2 (01-04-22)
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Los Angeles Chargers Head Coach Brandon Staley tells Rich how Justin Herbert has improved as a QB this season, why he’s not afraid to take chances on 4th down, and why he’s not planning to settle for a tie against the Raiders even though that outcome could potentially send both teams into the playoffs.      Rich and the guys react to that ‘People’ magazine reporter taking a 2nd shot at asking Bill Belichick if he has any New Year’s resolutions by announcing their own resolutions.    Rich reacts to Nets fans applauding Antonio Brown when he showed up at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and says why some people need to adjust their POV on the embattled WR’s behavior. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
REShow: Peter King - Hour 1 (01-04-22)
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Rich recaps the Steelers’ Monday Night Football win over the Browns and reflects on Ben Roethlisberger’s final home game in front of Pittsburgh fans, and says why the Cleveland shouldn’t part ways with Baker Mayfield after his “step back season” but they shouldn’t give him a long-term deal either.   NBC Sports’ Peter King and Rich discuss if NFL records broken during an expanded 17-game season are legitimate, why the Buccaneers haven’t actually released Antonio Brown yet, why the Browns would be “irresponsible” to give Baker Mayfield a long-term mega contract, if a Russell Wilson-Pete Carroll divorce is looming, and the impact the late player and head coach Dan Reeves left on the NFL.    Rich and the guys debate how the 2004 NFL draft would go down now knowing what we do about Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers.   Rich and the guys also debate if the Chargers and Raiders should compete as usual on Sunday Night Football with the winner earning a playoff spot or if the two teams should just take a knee on each down, settle for a tie and see BOTH teams advance to the postseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
REShow: Rick Stroud - Hour 3 (01-03-22)
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Tampa Bay Times Buccaneers insider Rick Stroud tells Rich that Antonio Brown “was paranoid” after returning from his NFL suspension and in the weeks leading up to his sideline meltdown where the WR walked off the field in the middle of Tampa’s game against the Jets, and why things look “dark and gloomy” for the Bucs but he’s not counting them out because of one reason: Tom Brady.   Rich previews the Steelers vs the Browns on Monday Night Football and breaks down what went wrong for Cleveland in a season that began with Super Bowl hopes.     Rich wraps up the show paying tribute to NFL coaching and broadcasting legend John Madden and the lasting impact he left on the game, the fans, and everyone involved in the sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
REShow: Ben Roethlisberger - Hour 2 (01-03-22)
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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and Rich discuss what is likely his final home game in Pittsburgh against the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football and what his post-football plans are when he finally hangs up his cleats and walks away from his storied NFL career.    Rich breaks down the Eagles’ climbing from the depths of a poor start to their season to landing an NFC postseason berth, why the Cowboys are formidable but still have some major weaknesses to overcome if they want to go deep in the playoffs, and offers up his kudos to the Tennessee Titans for sitting atop the AFC despite a season of key injuries and challenges.       In his NFL Week 17 ‘Overreaction Monday’ Rich says if the Buccaneers can win the Super Bowl without Antonio Brown, if the Eagles are the most dangerous NFC East team in the playoffs, if the Bengals are the most dangerous team in the AFC, if Trey Lance can win a playoff game for the 49ers, if the Super Bowl is the Packers’ to lose, who deserves NFL Coach of the Year Award, if Rich Bisaccia should be made the Raiders permanent Head Coach, and if Matt Nagy will return next year as the Bears HC.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
REShow: Hour 1 (01-03-22)
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Rich recaps the NFL’s Week 17 slate and explains why Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are clearly the team to beat in the NFC.      Rich reacts to Antonio Brown’s unraveling on the Buccaneers sideline and walking off the field in the middle of the Bucs’ game against the New York Jets.   Michigan alum Rich revisits the Wolverine’s beatdown at the hands of the Georgia Bulldogs in their College Football Playoff semifinal in the Orange Bowl and has one final message to everyone trolling him about UM’s loss, and reacts to Ole Miss QB Matt Corral going down with a leg injury in a bowl game while other high-profile NFL Draft prospects opted out of playing in their respective bowl games.    Rich and the guys debate of the Cincinnati Bengals are the best team in the AFC right now and if Joe Burrow deserves the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year Award over Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
REShow: Nick Ferguson - Hour 3 (12-31-21)
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With guest host Brian Weber. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
REShow: Andy Staples - Hour 2 (12-31-21)
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With guest host Brian Weber. Would Niners Be Wiser To Go With Fully Healthy Trey Lance Instead Of Injured Jimmy Garopolo? It's New Years Eve: 2022 Sports Predictions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
REShow: Eric Edholm - Hour 1 (12-31-21)
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With guest host Brian Weber. Preview NFL Key Matchups: Cardinals at Cowboys, Chiefs at Bengals, Playoff Picture How Much Will CFP Ratings Today Be Negatively Impacted By Early Start & Fans Preference To Party On NYE? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
REShow: Lindsay Jones - Hour 3 (12-30-21)
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With guest host Brian Weber. Are the Rams really contenders to play the Super Bowl on their home field? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2021
REShow: Dan Wolken - Hour 2 (12-30-21)
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With guest host Brian Weber. QBs with cloudy futures: Russell Wilson, Baker Mayfield, Ben Roethlisberger Miami is in the midst of 7 game winning streak: Is Tua doing enough to be the Dolphins' solution to perennial QB issues? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2021
REShow: Josh Alper - Hour 1 (12-30-21)
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With guest host Brian Weber. Aaron Rodgers says he will make his offseason decision quickly, Are the Packers still favorites to win it all? If Jim Harbaugh wins a national championship is he more or less likely to head back to the NFL? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2021
REShow: Mike Jones - Hour 3 (12-29-21)
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With guest host Brian Weber. Discussing John Madden's legacy and the significant NFL Covid policy change that moved Carson Wentz from out to possibly playing Sunday CFB Bowl Week: More canceled games remind us without players, there are no games. If the coaches can shake down the schools, why shouldn't the players?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
REShow: Bob Glauber - Hour 2 (12-29-21)
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With guest host Brian Weber. AFC Is a Jumbled Mess. Who Is The Chiefs Biggest Threat/2nd Best Team In The NFL? How Much Will Bucs Injuries Impact Chances To Repeat? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
REShow: Michael Lee - Hour 1 (12-29-21)
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With guest host Brian Weber. Discussing John Madden's legacy and the significant NFL Covid policy change that moved Carson Wentz from out to possibly playing Sunday NFL Teams Can Interview Candidates This Week For Vacancies. Why Did Bears Stick With Matt Nagee? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
REShow: Chris Landry - Hour 3 (12-28-21)
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With guest host Dan Schwartzman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
REShow: Brian Mahoney - Hour 2 (12-28-21)
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With guest host Dan Schwartzman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
REShow: Hour 1 (12-28-21)
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With guest host Dan Schwartzman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
REShow: Hour 3 (12-27-21)
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With guest host Dan Schwartzman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
REShow: Hour 2 (12-27-21)
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With guest host Dan Schwartzman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
REShow: Jason Cole - Hour 1 (12-27-21)
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With guest host Dan Schwartzman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
REShow: Brian Flores - Hour 3 (12-24-21)
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Rich recaps Thursday Night Football and debates Brockman on whether the San Francisco 49ers or the Tennessee Titans will go further in the playoffs. In his weekly ‘What’s More Likely’ segment Rich weighs in on Cooper Kupp, Jonathan Taylor, Bills vs Patriots, Tom Brady, Browns, Steelers vs Chiefs, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and more! Rich and Brockman react to Lakers’ fans overreaction to the changing of L.A.’s Staples Center to Crypto.com arena. Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores tells Rich what he told his 1-7 team before they reeled of 6 wins in a row, how Tua Tagovailoa has improved as a QB and as a team leader this season, and more. The guys wrap up the hour discussing NASA’s Christmas Day plans, Nick Foles being announced as the Bears starting QB this week, and Chris Brockman offers up his NFL Week 16 ‘Sneaky Good Games’ featuring the Raiders vs Broncos, Jets vs Jaguars, and Patriots vs Bills. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2021
REShow: Deion Sanders - Hour 2 (12-24-21)
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Two-time Super Bowl champion James Harrison tells Rich why he’s not sold on TJ Watt as the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year award, his impression of Dallas Cowboys rookie LB Micah Parsons, if this is Ben Roethlisberger’s final year in the NFL, and why Tom Brady’s attention to detail and drive is matched only by his likeability as a teammate. Pro Football Hall of Famer and current Jackson State Head Coach Deion Sanders tells Rich what it was like to win the FCS’s Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award and steal the nation’s #1 overall recruit away from his alma mater Florida State, discuss his long-term plan for JSU and if he’d ever consider jumping ship for a job at a bigger school, and his assessment of Cowboys standouts CB Trevon Diggs and LB Micah Parsons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2021
REShow: James Harrison - Hour 1 (12-24-21)
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Rich recaps the Titans’ Thursday Night Football win over the 49ers and explains why Tennessee showed they are still a formidable team in the AFC when healthy, and says why Jimmy Garoppolo’s mistakes displayed why the Niners drafted Trey Lance to be their long-term QB. TJ Jefferson breaks out his ‘Big-Ass Grab Bag’ and lists his top 5 moments from 2021 including Manningcast, Michigan beating Ohio State, his ‘The Price Is Right’ appearance and more. Rich says why he’s already looking forward to the 2022 NFL Draft to find out if Brockman and TJ’s bet about the draft position of Pitt Panthers QB Kenny Pickett will be decided. Rich lists the 5 questions he’d like to ask Urban Meyer if he had the chance to sit down with the fired Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach and comments on the fact that we haven’t seen Deshaun Watson on the field at all this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2021
REShow: Taysom Hill - Hour 3 (12-23-21)
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Rich fields calls from viewers more than happy to air their Festivus grievances, and debates Chris Brockman on which 100-mph-throwing lefty fireballer they’d rather face (or rather NOT face)…Randy Johnson or Aroldis Chapman.   Saints QB Taysom Hill tells Rich what it felt like to win a head-to-head matchup against Tom Brady, how he’s had to adjust his mindset in going from New Orleans backup/occasional weapon to being the starting QB, what it’s like to throw an NFL pass with a mangled finger, why the Saints remain confident they can reach the playoffs, and what advice and feedback he still gets from Drew Brees on a weekly basis.    Rich and the guys react to a caller who poses the question: is Mike McCarthy a Hall of Famer if he wins a Super Bowl with the Cowboys to go along with his Packers title ring? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
REShow: Tom Curran - Hour 2 (12-23-21)
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On the heels of the Saints announcing QBs Taysom Hill and his backup Trevor Siemian have tested positive for Covid-19 Rich recounts the many maladies that have beset New Orleans this season.   It’s Festivus so Rich and the guys perform their ‘Airing of Grievances’ to honor Frank Constanza, the irascible ‘Seinfeld’ character.    NBC Sports Boston’s Patriots Insider Tom Curran tells Rich why he was shocked to hear Bill Belichick apologize this week for being terse with the media, how rookie QB Mac Jones has bounced back from adversity this season and how much trust Belichick has in the Pats’ passing game as they head into their pivotal Week 16 AFC East showdown against the Buffalo Bills.     Rich and the guys debate if Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp or Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor should be named the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
REShow:Greg Olsen - Hour 1 (12-23-21)
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Rich runs through the myriad NFL Playoff clinching scenarios heading into Week 16.   FOX Sports NFL Analyst Greg Olsen tells Rich why Colts RB Jonathan Taylor is as good as any other player in the NFL, how deep in the playoffs the Patriots can go with rookie QB Mac Jones, if he trusts Dak Prescott or Kyler Murray more with a playoff game on the line, what he’s expecting from tonight’s 49ers vs Titans matchup and why the Niners are as dangerous as any team in the playoff picture, why the Packers are the team to beat in the NFC, and how the Bucs will deal with the Panthers’ 2-QB attack of Cam Newton and Sam Darnold.    Rich and the guys run through the latest wave of NBA covid-positive tests and why the league should put Warriors G Steph Curry in protective custody until Christmas Day.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
REShow: Albert Breer - Hour 3 (12-22-21)
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The MMQB’s Albert Breer tells Rich how the NFL players union stepped in to keep the league from cancelling some Week 15 games in the wake of Covid-19 outbreaks so they wouldn’t have to pay players, what the Seahawks’ disappointing 5-9 season bodes for Russell Wilson’s future in Seattle and which teams could be in play to trade for the Super Bowl-winning QB in the offseason, why Joe Judge is likely to keep his job as Giants Head Coach, why the Bears are likely to fire their HC Matt Nagy and shock the world be trading for Saints Head Coach Sean Payton, and his reaction, as an Ohio State alum, to Urban Meyer’s flameout with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Rich and Brockman preview the Bills vs Patriots Week 16 showdown and wonder if we’ll have another wild weather fiasco we saw the first time the two AFC East rivals met in Week 13.   Rich says why the Seahawks should act quickly if and when they decide to trade Russell Wilson and throw around some possible swap scenarios that include Deshaun Watson or Baker Mayfield in Seattle next season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
REShow: Al Michaels - Hour 2 (12-22-21)
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Mike Del Tufo finds a kindred spirit in view Mike Del Aberto who defends the embattled audio mixer’s penchant for not actually doing work when he’s at work.   Rich predicts which NFL bubble teams will or will not make the playoffs including the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and Raiders.  ‘Sunday Night Football’ Hall of Fame announcer Al Michaels and Rich discuss the anniversary of Brett Favre’s Monday Night Football game where he threw 4 first-half touchdowns the day after the unexpected death of his father, and what’s at stake for the Dallas Cowboys playoff seeding and the Washington Football Team’s playoff chances in their SNF showdown, and how that game’s outcome could shape the NFC playoff picture down the road.  Rich comments on the Packers’ QB history and wonders if the Brett Favre-to-Aaron Rodgers transition was the greatest QB succession story in NFL history.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
REShow: Marshall Faulk - Hour 1 (12-22-21)
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Rich reacts to the latest covid-related news coming out of the NFL and recaps Cooper Kupp’s monster night in the Rams win over the Seahawks in his MONSTER season that is likely to see the WR lead the NFL in receptions, receiving yards and receiving TDs, and says why a Russell Wilson-Pete Carroll divorce could be likely in the face of Seattle’s first losing season with them as QB and Head Coach. Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and Rich discuss some of the funniest moments they had while working together at NFL Network, his reaction to Kurt Warner’s wardrobe choice this week that nearly broke the internet, why he still has questions about Rams QB Matthew Stafford, and why he’s not surprised Urban Meyer fell on his face with the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Rich’s wife, Suzy Shuster, calls in to weigh-in/pile on Rich about his questionable wardrobe choice of wearing a fedora on-air once.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
REShow: Hour 3 (12-21-21)
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Rich and the guys spend some more time reacting to Kurt Warner’s shiny silver puffy jacket he wore in the Browns vs Raiders booth, and preview the Tuesday NFL games between the Eagles and WFT and Rams and Seahawks, and react to the New York Mets hiring former Yankees manager Buck Showalter to be their new skipper.     Rich reveals his strategy for next year’s Run Rich Run 40-yard dash: “run fast.”     In his ‘4 Downs’ segment Rich weighs in on the Cowboys’ Achilles heel, why the Packers have a late game closer not named “Aaron,” why Ravens backup QB Tyler Huntley might not be a backup for long, and why he thinks 3 current division leaders won’t end up winning their divisions.    Rich and the guys run through the latest list of NFL players who’ve been sidelined. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
REShow: Lane Kiffin & Richard Jefferson - Hour 2 (12-21-21)
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Ole Miss Head Football Coach Lane Kiffin and Rich discuss how the introduction of the NCAA’s Transfer Portal combined with the new NIL rules have been a boon and a detriment to college football, the draft hopes of Rebs’ QB Matt Corral, the maddest he ever made Nick Saban, and his reaction to Urban Meyer’s rough go of it in the NFL.     ESPN NBA Analyst Richard Jefferson tells Rich how the omicron variant is impacting the NBA’s season, why the Nets reversed course on their initial decision to not play the unvaccinated Kyrie Irving, why he’s excited for the restoration of the Golden State Warriors as NBA Championship-caliber team, why the Lakers season outlook went from ‘meh’ to worrisome with the knee injury to Anthony Davis, and why a Damian Lillard trade to the Philadelphia 76ers “ain’t happening!”.   Rich and the guys (and pretty much everyone on Twitter) react to Kurt Warner’s questionable fashion choice of a shiny silver puffer jacket for his color analyst gig on the NFL Network’s Raiders vs Browns telecast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
REShow: Eli Manning - Hour 1 (12-21-21)
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Rich recaps the Raiders’ last-second win over the Browns and says why Cleveland fans, with their team now in last place in the AFC North, should still not lose hope for a playoff spot while Raider Nation should be proud of the resiliency the Silver and Black have shown in the face of adversity this season.    Rich weighs in on the Vikings’ Monday Night Football win over the Bears and says why it might be time for Chicago to move on from head coach Matt Nagy.    Two-time Super Bowl champion QB Eli Manning tells Rich how much fun he’s having on ESPN’s Monday Night Football Manningcast with his brother Peyton, how he landed Bill Murray as a guest on ‘The Eli Manning Show’ on the New York Giants’ YouTube channel, and why the team has a “tough decision” to make on Daniel Jones as New York’s QB of the future.   Rich reacts to news that the NBA might have to shuffle its Christmas Day slate of games, and awards the Saints defense with the ‘Courtyard by Marriott Reisen Shine’ award for their stellar play in New Orleans’ shutout win over Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
REShow: Rick Stroud - Hour 3 (12-20-21)
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Tampa Bay Times Buccaneers Insider Rick Stroud tells Rich how the Bucs’ rash of injuries to Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Leonard Fournette could impact Tampa’s playoff outlook, why the Buccaneers are welcoming Antonio Brown back after his 3-games suspension for lying about his vaccination status instead of cutting him, which unknown players could step up in the face of the aforementioned injuries, how much longer the team and fans are expecting the ageless Tom Brady to play in the NFL, and why he’s standing by his reporting of Urban Meyer kicking Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo and how Meyer’s lawyers attempted to quash the story prior to the head coach getting fired.  Rich reacts to Meyer’s comments over the weekend to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport and explains why the fired Jaguars coach’s “lack of self-awareness” ultimately led to his embarrassing downfall.  Rich and the guys react to the news that Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in Tampa Bay’s Sunday Night Football loss to the New Orleans Saints.    Rich attempts to comfort a fellow New York Jets fan who laments (yet another) dismal season from their favorite NFL team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
REShow: Mike Florio - Hour 2 (12-20-21)
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Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio tells Rich why the NFL has “thrown in the towel” on their Covid-19 protocols in order to save their season, how the Jaguars can get away without having to play Urban Meyer after firing him for cause, and if the losing head coach between the Bears and Vikings (Mike Zimmer and Matt Nagy) on Monday Night Football could find themselves unemployed by Tuesday morning and how the NFL’s new rules on interviewing rules could result in a head coach getting fired even when his team is still in the playoff hunt.  Rich recounts that time he met ‘Friday Night Lights’ actor Brad Leland who famously portrayed Dillon Panthers Booster ‘Buddy Garrity’ on the acclaimed high school football drama. In his weekly ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment Rich says if John Harbaugh’s controversial 4th down decisions this season will cost the Ravens and AFC North crown, if Tom Brady’s poor showing against the Saints cost him the NFL MVP award, if we’re on a Chiefs vs Packers Super Bowl collision course, if the Colts are the 2nd-most dangerous team in the AFC right now, if TJ Watt will win the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year Award, and if the Rams, not the Arizona Cardinals, will win the NFC West.      Cowboys fan TJ Jefferson reacts to Dallas improving to 10-4 on the year but ponders if there’s reason for concern despite currently sitting at the #2 spot in the NFC playoff seedings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
REShow: Minkah Fitzpatrick - Hour 1 (12-20-21)
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Rich breaks down the action from the NFL’s Week 15 slate and how the latest round of surprising outcomes impacts the AFC and NFC playoff pictures, and comments on the Saints’ defense taking it to the Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football, handing Tom Brady his first shutout since 2006.  Steelers All-Pro Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick tells Rich why Pittsburgh keeps bouncing back after every time they’ve been counted out this season and how head coach Mike Tomlin has kept his squad motivated throughout the ups and downs, if the NFL is legislating too much physicality out of the game, and reveals what he did at Alabama that had Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban seeing red.   Rich makes the case for Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor to win the NFL MVP Award, and reacts to Bill Belichick’s shocking apology to being terse with the media following the Patriots’ loss to the Colts on Saturday.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
REShow: Harrison Smith - Hour 3 (12-17-21)
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Rich and the guys react to the rapidly-spreading Covid virus among NFL teams and the possible implications for Week 15 games. (timestamp).      In his ‘What’s More Likely segment Rich talks Jonathan Taylor, Mac Jones, Ben Roethlisberger, Ravens, Cooper Kupp, Tom Brady, Dak Prescott, Micah Parsons and more.   TJ breaks out his Big Ass Grab Bag and lists his top five basketball movie sharpshooters among Jesus Shuttlesworth from ‘He Got Game,’ Billy Hoyle from ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ and others. Did ‘Hoosiers’ Jimmy Chitwood make the cut?    Vikings All-Pro safety Harrison Barnes and Rich discuss the Vikes’ frustrating season and if they are playing to save the job head coach Mike Zimmer, which NFL QB is the toughest to read, and his reaction (as a Notre Dame alum) to Brian Kelly jilting the Fighting Irish for LSU.   Chris Brockman offers up his ‘Sneaky Good Games’ for NFL Week 15 including the Broncos vs the Bengals, the Urban Meyer-less Jaguars vs the Texans, and Ravens vs the Packers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
REShow: Steve Kornacki, Kurt and Brenda Warner - Hour 2 (12-17-21)
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NBC News’ Steve Kornakci and Rich break down the AFC and NFC playoff pictures with detailed stats on which teams have the best chance to win their conference’s top seed and which teams might be on the outside looking in when the postseason kicks off, and how Urban Meyer’s flameout with the Jaguars compares to some disastrous political campaigns of note.     Kurt and Brenda Warner and Rich Eisen discuss their new biopic ‘American Underdog’ that chronicles Warner’s unexpected rise from unknown Arena League QB to Super Bowl champion to the Pro Football Hall of Fame while detailing the challenges they faced in their personal lives along the way. Warner also weighs in on Urban Meyer’s firing by the Jacksonville Jaguars.   Rich and the guys react to Saints head coach Sean Payton contracting covid-19 again and some possible game postponements in the wake of the virus’ spread among NFL teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
REShow: Daniel Jeremiah - Hour 1 (12-17-21)
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Rich recaps the Chiefs’ “dynamite” OT win over the Chargers saying the pivotal AFC West showdown “felt like a playoff game” and debates if L.A. Head Coach Brandon Staley was too brave for his own good when deciding to go for it on multiple 4th downs instead of settling for field goals.      NFL Network Analyst Daniel Jeremiah tells Rich why he has no problem with the Chargers’ aggressiveness on 4th downs last night vs the Chiefs, if KC and Patrick Mahomes or Mac Jones and the Patriots are the team to beat in the AFC and if Tom Brady and the Bucs are the NFC’s favorites, how Urban Meyer’s “tremendous amount of arrogance” ultimately led to his demise with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and if Pitt Panthers QB Kenny Pickett has a chance to go in the top 5 of the 2022 NFL Draft (possibly to the New York Giants to replace Daniel Jones?).    Rich dons his Michigan Wolverines alum hat to gleefully explain why he’s taking such joy in former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer’s spectacular failure in the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
REShow: Willie McGinest & Will Forte - Hour 3 (12-16-21)
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NFL Network Analyst and 3-time Super Bowl champion Willie McGinest tells Rich why the Jacksonville Jaguars had no choice but to fire Urban Meyer once he lost the trust of the locker room, how the 2021 Patriots are eerily similar to the 2001 Pats, if he’ll root for Tom Brady or New England if they meet in the Super Bowl, and how much longer he expects TB12 to play in the NFL.    Emmy-nominated actor Will Forte and Rich discuss reviving his Saturday Night Live ‘MacGruber’ character for a new comedy series on Peacock, reveals that he didn’t fully buy into the character in the beginning, talks Raiders, fatherhood and more!     Rich reviews the new Kurt Warner biopic ‘American Underdog’ base on the life story of the Hall of Fame QB and Rams Super Bowl champion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
REShow: Michael Smith - Hour 2 (12-16-21)
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Rich and Brockman preview the pivotal showdown between the Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs and Justin Herbert’s Los Angeles Chargers with the two divided on who wins to secure first place in the AFC West.    Rich ponders Urban Meyer’s next career move and says why a return to being a TV pundit is more likely than him returning to the college game as a head coach again.      ‘Brother from Another’ co-host Michael Smith tells Rich why he might be the happiest person in America today because of the Jaguars firing of Meyer, saying a lack of character was his fatal flaw, and says why Deion Sanders’ flipping the nation’s #1 football recruit from Florida State to Jackson State could be the start of something big for HBCU’s.    Rich responds to a caller who says Jaguars Owner Shad Khan deserves some of the blame for Urban Meyer’s failure in Jacksonville. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
REShow: Ian Rapoport - Hour 1 (12-16-21)
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Rich reacts to the Jacksonville Jaguars firing Urban Meyer just 13 games into his NFL head coaching career calling his 2-11 record on the field combined with numerous blunders off the field a “spectacular faceplant.”    NFL Insider Ian Rapoport tells Rich why Meyer’s “so many missteps” lead to his demise in Jacksonville and whether or not we’ll ever see him coaching on a sideline again, which direction the Jags go with their next head coaching hire (Patriots OC Josh McDaniels? Bucs OC Byron Leftwich?) to develop #1 overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence, and which NFL coaches are on the hottest hot seats heading down the stretch run (ahem, Mike Zimmer and Matt Nagy).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
REShow: Bert Kreischer - Hour 3 (12-15-21)
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Comedian Bert Kreischer tells Rich why he would make a great NFL head coach or commissioner (hint: onside kicks on EVERY kickoff…end zone celebrations with costume changes), how his parenting skills compare to Tiger Woods’, if he would let golfer John Daly hit a drive while holding a golf tee in his mouth, why he enjoys taking his shirt off in public and but enjoys taking ALL of his clothes off at home even more, some great stories about ‘Star Wars’ star Mark Hamill will filming the upcoming movie ‘The Machine’ and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
REShow: Brian Griese & Albert Breer - Hour 2 (12-15-21)
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ESPN’s Monday Night Football NFL Analyst Brian Griese tells Rich how the Rams played more like a team and less like individual stars on their key win over their NFC West rival Arizona Cardinals, why the 49ers could be the most dangerous NFC team in the postseason if they make the playoffs, why the Buffalo Bills have underachieved this season, why the AFC playoff landscape is wide open, and if his Michigan Wolverines have a chance to win the College Football Playoff in January.     The MMQB’s Senior NFL Reporter Albert Breer and Rich discuss Deion Sanders flipping the nation’s #1 recruit, Travis Hunter, from Florida State to Jackson State, why the NFL will need to make changes to its Covid-19 protocols in order to have the Super Bowl played as-scheduled, how a proposed change to the league’s interviewing process could lead to head coaches getting fired before the regular season ends, and how the unrest in Jacksonville surrounding Urban Meyer and the Jaguars could play out. Rich breaks down the decision Jaguars Owner Shad Khan will have to make over the next few weeks about the viability of Urban Meyer in Jacksonville. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
REShow: Chris Long - Hour 1 (12-15-21)
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Rich reacts to Steph Curry breaking the NBA’s career three-pointers record and debates if the Warriors guard has earned a spot on basketball’s Mount Rushmore of top 4 players of all-time.  Two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long tells Rich if he would want to play in the Raiders-Browns game if he were still in the NFL given the spreading Covid-19 outbreak in the Cleveland locker room, why Urban Meyer has been an unmitigated disaster so far with the Jacksonville Jaguars, if he’s concerned about the Arizona Cardinals with injuries to De’Andre Hopkins and James Conner in their loss to the Rams, and if the Micah Parsons-Lawrence Taylor or fair for the Cowboys’ rookie linebacker. Rich reacts to Deion Sanders flipping the nation’s top recruit from Florida State to Jackson State and says 1) people shouldn’t be surprised, and 2) the Seminoles made a HUGE mistake when the bypassed Prime for their open head coaching job back two years ago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
REShow: Andrew Whitworth & Terry Crews - Hour 3 (12-14-21)
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Rams OT Andrew Whitworth tells Rich what it was like to be the oldest player in NFL history to start a game at LT at 40-years-old and how L.A. responded to positive Covid tests to key players before knocking off the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football, why being nominated for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his off-the-field charity work means as much to him as winning games on the field, and his reaction to Brian Kelly’s new southern drawl he introduced in his first appearance in front of fans at his alma mater LSU.   Actor Terry Crews tells Rich why he still has dreams of playing in the NFL (but playing much better than he did when he actually played in the NFL), his fondest memories of former Chargers teammate Junior Seau, and how much fun he had voicing an animated wrestler in his new Paramount+ film ‘Rumble.’   Rich confesses that ‘Elf’ makes him tear up every time he watches it while TJ reveals that he’s never seen the Will Ferrell Christmas classic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
REShow: Davante Adams - Hour 2 (12-14-21)
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The hour kicks off with Rich doing a deep dive into TJ Jefferson’s resume and its many bullet points under the “Skills” category.    Rich and the guys debate who’s the frontrunner in the NFL MVP race among Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Kyler Murray and others.   Packers All-Pro WR Davante Adams tells Rich why he was rooting for the Rams to beat the Cardinals on Monday Night Football, why Green Bay is clicking on all cylinders right now, if Matt LaFleur is a bit more chesty on the sidelines in his 3rd year as head coach, and if his future with the Packers depends on Aaron Rodgers’ future with the Packers.    Rich reacts to Jerry Jones addressing whether or not Dak Prescott is in a “slump,” and makes the case for Cowboys rookie LB Micah Parsons as the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
REShow: Tom Pelissero - Hour 1 (12-14-21)
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Rich recaps the Rams’ pivotal win on Monday Night football to pull within a game of the NFC West-leading Cardinals and explains why backup RB Sony Michel was the key Matthew Stafford and L.A.’s passing attack, and says what dropping from the #1 seed in the NFC to the #3 seed means for Kyler Murray and Arizona.   NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero and Rich discuss his story on growing discontent in Jacksonville between Urban Meyer and his coaching staff and players, and Meyer’s refuting the report, how long his tenure in Jacksonville will last, the overall impact on the development of #1 overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence, and if the NFL is prepared to delay the Super Bowl if the Covid-19 infection rate continues to rise.   Rich reacts to the latest Urban Meyer-Jaguars drama and says there’s one surefire way to make all the problems go away.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
REShow: Chris Fowler- Hour 3 (12-13-21)
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ESPN’s Chris Fowler tells Rich if Bryce Young deserved to win the Heisman Trophy over the weekend, why we should expect a low-score affair in the Michigan vs Georgia College Football Playoff semifinal, why Luke Fickell’s Cincinnati Bearcats better come out swinging against Nick Saban and Alabama in the other CFP semi, why he was not a fan of Brian Kelly bolting Notre Dame for LSU and Lincoln Riley jilting Oklahoma for USC, and why Urban Meyer has struggled in the NFL after a stellar career as a college head coach.      Rich reveals some whisperings he’s hearing in NFL circles about Pitt QB Kenny Pickett and discusses the difference between head coaches who speak their mind and those who engage in coach speak.    Rich and the guys preview the pivotal Monday Night Football showdown between the Cardinals and Rams and what’s at stake for the NFC West playoff picture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
REShow: Mike Florio - Hour 2 (12-13-21)
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Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio and Rich discuss the latest drama surrounding Urban Meyer in Jacksonville following reports of growing tension between him and Jaguars players and assistant coaches and if Jags’ owner Shad Khan would cut bait on Meyer after just one season, how hot the hot seat is under Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy and if Ohio State’s Ryan Day could be a replacement in Chicago or if the stink of college football coaches’ recent NFL struggles (Meyer, Matt Rhule, etc) could put a damper on his pro prospects, why the Vikings are likely to move on from Mike Zimmer unless Minnesota makes a deep playoff run, how the injuries to Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen could impact the AFC playoff picture, why the Browns haven’t inked Baker Mayfield to a long-term deal yet (of if they ever will), who the next Las Vegas Raiders head coach could be and the latest in the Jon Gruden vs NFL lawsuit.     In his weekly ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment Rich weighs in on hot takes including if the Bills will miss the playoffs, if Urban Meyer will be one-and-done with the Jacksonville Jaguars, if the Cleveland Browns will emerge over the Ravens, Bengals and Steelers to take the AFC North, if the Kansas City Chiefs should be considered Super Bowl favorites right now, if Justin Herbert is the best young QB in the NFL, if the Buccaneers and Packers are destined to meet in the NFC Championship Game, and if the Cowboys should be concerned about Dak Prescott’s inconsistent play of late.     Rich laments/rails on the sorry state of the New York Jets and New York Giants and says why he’s been anything but impressed with Jets’ rookie QB Zach Wilson through 14 weeks of this NFL season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
REShow: Hour 1 (12-13-21)
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Rich recaps the Buccaneers’ thrilling overtime win over the Buffalo Bills and marvels at Tom Brady’s “unparalleled” GOAT-ness at age 44, and says why Bills Mafia shouldn’t press the panic button on their season just yet.   Rich recaps the Packers’ latest win over their NFC North rival Bears and reads between the lines of Aaron Rodgers’ postgame comments when asked about his future in Green Bay, and ponders the question: are the Dallas Cowboys legitimate Super Bowl contenders or just the Minnesota Vikings of Texas (a talented team that can’t finish games) while comparing ‘Boys rookie LB Micah Parsons to Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor.    Rich reacts to rumors of brewing discord in Jacksonville where Urban Meyer is reportedly at odds with respected locker room leaders and called out his assistant coaches for making him look bad, and wonders if those reports combined with a lack of production and development from #1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence could mean a one-and-done season in the NFL for him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
REShow: Dalvin Cook & Clancy Brown - Hour 3 (12-10-21)
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Vikings Pro Bowl Running Back Dalvin Cook tells Rich what it was like to tear up the Steelers’ defense on Monday Night Football for 205 yards despite playing with a torn labrum in his shoulder, why Minnesota has had big problems closing out games this season, and why he thinks the Vikes can still make the playoffs.   Actor Clancy Brown joins the show in-studio and tells Rich congratulations on his Michigan win over Ohio State (even though it actually sounds pretty condescending), what his favorite scene from ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ was, sings happy birthday to his 92-year-old mom, talks Showtime’s ‘Dexter: New Blood’ and ‘Billions,’ and separates fact from fiction about his roles in ‘The Dukes of Hazzard,’ ‘Bad Boys’ with Sean Penn, ‘Highlander’ and his discus throwing career at Northwestern in a round of ‘Celebrity True or False.’   Chris Brockman offers up his ‘Sneaky Good Games’ for NFL Week 14 for your wagering pleasure involving the Bengals vs 49ers, Cowboys vs WFT, and Lions vs Broncos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
REShow: Michael Smith - Hour 2 (12-10-21)
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Rich recaps the Steelers’ Monday Night Football loss to the Vikings and ponders Pittsburgh’s life after Ben Roethlisberger and the possibility of Aaron Rodgers under center for them next season.     TJ Jefferson busts out his ‘Big Ass Grab Bag’ segment and lists the top 5 biopics he wants to see made: Tiger Woods, Oprah Winfrey, Frank Sinatra, KISS, and …Sputnik Monroe???    ‘Brother from Another’ co-host Michael Smith tells Rich why Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s guaranteed win over the Washington Football Team wasn’t all that big of a deal, why the Lakers have pretty much bottomed out and will only get better, if the Portland Trail Blazers should trade or extend Damian Lillard, and why Father Time is no longer undefeated thanks to Tom Brady.     The guys dust off the ‘Higher Register’ segment with kinda-sorta-hot-but-not-so-lukewarm takes on the Bengals, Colts, WFT and Bill Belichick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
REShow: Ryan Clark - Hour 1 (12-10-21)
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Rich recaps Dalvin Cook’s huge game as the Vikings held off the Steelers on Monday Night Football after going up 29-0 and then having the game come down to the final play in their 36-28 win, and rips into Pittsburgh WR Chase Claypool’s time-wasting first down celebration that led to the Steelers’ demise.    ESPN NFL Analyst Ryan Clark discuss MNF and also tears in to Claypool’s selfish behavior and the Steelers’ lack of locker room leadership and misplaced priorities and says how head coach Mike Tomlin can fix the growing problem, says why the Vikings have underachieved this season, why he’s a believer in the Arizona Cardinals to win the NFC and why the Chiefs are still the most dangerous team in the AFC, and his fond recollections of former Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas who passed away unexpectedly last night at the age of 33.     Rich comments on Thomas’ death and reflects on his inspiring, improbable life story and the positive impact he left on nearly every person he come in contact with.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
REShow: Bryce Young - Hour 3 (12-09-21)
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In this week’s ‘What’s More Likely’ segment Rich weighs in on if Ben Roethlisberger throws multiple TDs vs the Vikings or Kirk Cousins throws multiple INTs in their Week 14 matchup, if the Browns upset the Ravens or the WFT upsets the Cowboys, if the Bills beat the Buccaneers or the 49ers beat the Bengals, and if Aaron Rodgers or Patrick Mahomes is more likely to throw for 3 TDs vs the Bears and Raiders.    Alabama QB Bryce Young tells Rich how Nick Saban was able to lure the Southern California native away from USC, what he learned by backing up Mac Jones as a freshman, what winning the Heisman Trophy would mean for him and his family, how Saban expertly uses his “rat poison” motivational tool and the angriest the Crimson Tide head coach ever got at him.      Rich gets some conflicting advice from Matthew Berry, Michael Fabiano, and Cynthia Frelund on his ‘should I start Dalvin Cook’ conundrum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
REShow: Emani Bailey & Matthew Stafford - Hour 2 (12-09-21)
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Rich presents this week’s ‘Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Planet Earth Award’ to Louisiana RB Emani Bailey and recaps this seasons’ winners of the award.   Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford tells Rich that rumors of a mystery injury are untrue, how impressed he’s been by Odell Beckham Jr. assimilating into the team’s offense, how he and Cooper Kupp have quickly formed one of the more dangerous QB-WR combos in the NFL, what’s in store in their NFC West rematch against the Arizona Cardinals, and what he’s willing to bet when his alma mater, Georgia, faces Rich’s alma mater, Michigan, in the College Football Playoff semifinal.     Rich and the guys debate if fantasy football owners should start Vikings RB Dalvin Cook tonight against the Pittsburgh Steelers in spite of being hampered by a serious shoulder injury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
REShow: Cris Carter - Hour 1 (12-09-21)
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Rich reacts to Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy all but guaranteeing a win over the Washington Football team this week in the first meeting this season between the NFC East rivals.    Rich previews the “Battle of Disappointments” between the Steelers and Vikings on Thursday Night Football between two middling teams that had great expectations when the season began.     Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter tells Rich why he wouldn’t be surprised if the Vikings moved on from head coach Mike Zimmer after this season, why it’s time for Ben Roethlisberger to call it a career, why the physical toll of a long career could be taking a mental toll on Tom Brady, and why he, an Ohio State alum, is willing to let Rich honk up his Michigan Wolverines.   Rich reacts to Packers QB Aaron Rodgers doubling down on his earlier boast to Chicago Bears fans that he owns them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
REShow: Chandler Jones & Zachary Levi - Hour 3 (12-08-21)
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Cardinals All-Pro LB Chandler Jones and Rich discuss Arizona’s 10-2 season so far, why it’s never a good idea to talk trash to Aaron Rodgers, possibly facing his old coach Bill Belichick in the Super Bowl, if he thinks he’s having a Hall of Fame career, what it’s like facing Kyler Murray in practice and how the QB earned his locker room cred as a rookie, and reveals that his family actually had a real, full-size wrestling mat in his house as a kid because he and his brothers (UFC champion Jon “Bones” Jones and former NFL DE Arthur Jones) were so rambunctious growing up. (timestamp).    Actor Zachary Levi tells Rich what it was like preparing to portray Kurt Warner in the upcoming ‘American Underdog’ movie and how hands-on the meticulous Hall of Fame QB was during filming, and if we’ll see him in future seasons of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’ (timestamp).   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
REShow: Marcus Freeman - Hour 2 (12-08-21)
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Rich and the guys debate if Arizona Cardinals’ 2-time All-Pro OLB Chandler Jones will be in the Hall of Fame once his storied career is over, and also renew their heated debate on whether ‘Die Hard’ is a Christmas movie and if ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Die Hard’ essentially have the same plot. New Notre Dame Head Coach Marcus Freeman tells Rich his choice on the ‘Die Hard’ debate, what the past 11 months have been like that saw him go from Cincinnati Bearcats Defensive Coordinator to head coach of the Fighting Irish, and reveals that he, an Ohio State alum, was indeed rooting for Iowa to beat Michigan in the Big Ten Championship Game.  Chris Brockman runs through all the latest news and injury updates in the NFL, reacts to Tiger Woods’ announcement that he’ll be playing again next week with his son Charlie in a tournament, and weighs in (pun intended) on Zion Williamson reportedly tipping the scales at 330 lbs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
REShow: Rod Woodson - Hour 1 (12-08-21)
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Rich reacts to Tom Brady’s cryptic comments in Sports Illustrated about not enjoying winning as much and wonders just how much longer TB12 will be slinging the football in the NFL.   Rich, Brockman and TJ discuss the Lakers finally putting it all together against the Celtics and debate who’s to blame for L.A.’s mediocre start to the NBA season. Pro Football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson tells Rich some hilarious recruiting stories that led him to Purdue instead of Notre Dame, Indiana, or Arizona State, if the Steelers have a chance to make the playoffs, if Mac Jones and the Patriots can replicate their 2001 Super Bowl season with Brady and when he thinks Brady will retire, and weighs in on Michigan’s chances to win the College Football Playoff.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
REShow: Aidan Hutchinson - Hour 3 (12-07-21)
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In his first ‘4 Downs’ segment in quite a while Rich makes the case for Bill Belichick as the NFL Coach of the Year, why the Jets and Giants will be very busy at the top of the 2022 NFL Draft, why the league needs to review ALL Personal Foul flags, and predicts that the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t lose again during the regular season.   Michigan Defensive End Aidan Hutchinson discuss Rich what changed on the field and off the field that led to so much success for him and the Wolverines this season, what’s in store for UM against the Georgia Bulldogs in the College Football Playoff, breaking his dad’s sacks record at Michigan, and his reaction to becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
REShow: Justin Herbert - Hour 2 (12-07-21)
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Rich breaks down some possible playoff clinching scenarios in the NFC and to celebrate the anniversary of ‘Dumb and Dumber’ introduces a ‘You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance’ segment where he assessed the Vikings, Raiders, Browns, Saints, and Dolphins’ chances to make the playoffs from their current back-in-the-pack positions.   Chargers QB Justin Herbert tells Rich what’s different for him in his 2nd NFL season and why he’s always looking to improve, why the Bolts seem to play better on the road than at home, his reaction to Mario Cristobal ditching the Oregon Ducks for the Miami Hurricanes, and more!   Brockman attempts (in vain) to explain to Rich what the baseball stat WAR means, and the guys break down the latest in the Ben Simmons situation including some potential trade scenarios involving Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
REShow: Joel Klatt - Hour 1 (12-07-21)
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Rich recaps the Patriots’ 14-10 win over the Bills on Monday Night Football and explains why Mac Jones only throwing the ball three times all game was as impressive as any game the rookie has had this season, and says why 7-5 Buffalo should be concerned for their once lofty Super Bowl hopes.   FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt tells Rich why the College Football Playoff selection committee got it right by choosing Alabama, Georgia, Michigan and Cincinnati but still need to expand the field to 12 teams, Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson’s chances to win the Heisman Trophy and go #1 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft, if Ole Miss’ Matt Corral or Pitt’s Kenny Pickett will be the first QB drafted, if the NCAA should do away with the early signing period to dissuade head coaches leaving programs before bowl games.     On the heels of the dreadfully cold MNF game in Buffalo Rich and the guys debate which is the best setting and best weather for a football game.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
REShow: Desmond Howard - Hour 3 (12-06-21)
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Rich previews the “huge” Monday Night Football matchup between the Bills and Patriots and says why Buffalo needs to step up and prove last year’s AFC East title was no fluke. In his ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment Rich says if the Bills need a Monday Night Football win more than the Patriots, if the Ravens should have gone to Overtime vs the Steelers instead of going for a (failed) two-point conversion against the Steelers, if two 9-8 NFC teams will make the playoffs, if Gardner Minshew can lead the Eagles to the playoffs, if Kyler Murray should be the NFL MVP frontrunner and if the Lions will win more games than they lose to close out the season. Chris Brockman debates Rich on whether or not Alabama is destined to win the College Football Playoff, and voices his yearly pet peeve about the Dr. Pepper college tuition contest where entrants are allowed to use chest passes instead of throwing footballs overhand. ESPN ‘College GameDay’ analyst and Michigan Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard and fellow alum Rich discuss the Wolverines reaching the College Football Playoff, why College Football’s early signing period is bad for the sport, who his picks are for this year’s Heisman finalists, and how Michigan can win the CFP.     Mike Del Tufo previews the treacherous weather conditions for the Bills-Pats MNF game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
REShow: Peter King & Lincoln Riley - Hour 2 (12-06-21)
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NBC Sports’ Peter King tells Rich why the Panthers fired highly-touted Offensive Coordinator Joe Brady after less than two season in Carolina, if Taylor Heinicke is the long-term answer for the Washington Football Team, if Gardner Minshew, not Jalen Hurts, is the Eagles’ answer at QB, why the Seahawks could be in for a coaching change after Pete Carroll’s worst season in Seattle combined with Russell Wilson’s unhappiness with the team’s offense, why the Steelers’ options at QB once Ben Roethlisberger retires could include Aaron Rodgers, and what the Patriots have done right with the development of rookie QB Mac Jones.     New Southern Cal head coach Lincoln Riley tells Rich how tough it was to leave Oklahoma for USC, if the Sooners joining the SEC played a role in his decision, what parting message he has for bitter OU fans, why the NCAA should look into changing the Early Signing date, if the College Football Playoff committee chose the right for teams, and more! Rich and the guys debate if the NCAA should outlaw the fake slide University of Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett did that made a defender ease up, resulting on a long TD run. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
REShow: Hour 1 (12-06-21)
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Rich recaps the Cardinals' drubbing of the Chicago Bears in Week 13 and wonders why people aren’t talking about Arizona as a legitimate Super Bowl contender despite having the NFL’s best record at 10-2.   Rich breaks down the wide-open AFC playoff picture where it’s difficult to determine who’s the best team in the conference week-to-week with fluctuations from the Chiefs, Ravens, Chargers, Bengals and others.  Rich resumes his “Greatest Fall of My Life” gloating tour after his Michigan Wolverines thumped Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
REShow: Blake Anderson & Emmanuel Sanders - Hour 3 (12-03-21)
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Actor/comedian Blake Anderson tells Rich how deep and far back his Golden State Warriors fandom goes, how he landed a star-studded cast (including John Goodman, Pete Davidson, Tiffany Haddish, and Woody Harrelson) for his new Tubi animated series ‘The Freak Brothers,’ and confirms if he and co-star Adam Devine actually lived in the house where they filmed Comedy Central’s ‘Workaholics’ in another round of ‘Celebrity True or False.’   Rich reacts to a caller who’s not sold on Notre Dame naming Marcus Freeman their new head coach, and lays out a scenario where he can lead the Fighting Irish to a national championship this season. Bills WR Emmanuel Sanders and Rich discuss how Buffalo is preparing for their pivotal AFC showdown against the Patriots, and the passion (and fun) QB Josh Allen and fellow WR Stefon Diggs bring to the team’s locker room.   Chris Brockman reveals his ‘Sneaky Good Games’ for NFL Week 13 (Chargers vs Bengals, Giants vs Dolphins, and Rams vs Jaguars) and says if the Under is the better bet in the Big Ten Championship game, while Michigan alum Rich previews his Wolverines taking on the Iowa Hawkeyes for a chance to go to the College Football Playoff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
REShow: Hour 2 (12-03-21)
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In the latest ‘What’s More Likely’ segment Rich predicts if Chargers RB Austin Ekeler or Bengals RB Joe Mixon will have the better game in their Week 13 showdown, if the Falcons or Seahawks are better poised to pull off a division upset this week, if the Jets or Giants will win a 2nd straight game, if Notre Dame will make the College Football Playoff field of four, and if the Warriors can end the Phoenix Suns’ 18-game win streak tonight. In his weekly ‘Big Ass Grab Bag’ TJ Jefferson lists his all-time Top 5 Greatest Trash Talkers including Muhammad Ali, Larry Bird, Ric Flair, Satchel Paige, and Steve Smith Sr. Rich and the guys react to the latest Saints QB injury, this one to Taysom Hill’s finger, and wonder if New Orleans should consider bringing in the retired Philip Rivers or even Colin Kaepernick to shore up the position, along with reaction to the news that Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins will be game time decisions for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
REShow: Albert Breer - Hour 1 (12-03-21)
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Rich recaps the Cowboys’ Thursday Night Football win over the undermanned New Orleans Saints and has some advice for Dallas when it comes to running back Ezekiel Elliott. Rich reacts to Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown’s 3-game suspension for using a fake covid vaccination card.   Rich and the guys react to new LSU head coach Brian Kelly, a Massachusetts native, showing up at his introduction in Baton Rouge with a brand-new southern accent.   The MMQB Senior NFL Reporter Albert Breer, an Ohio State alum, tells Rich what the Buckeyes must do to bounce back from their disappointing 2-loss season that has them on the outside looking in at the College Football Playoff following their loss to arch-rival Michigan, if NFL head coaches will be lured to College Football after the ridiculous contracts given to LSU’s Brian Kelly, USC’s Lincoln Riley, and Michigan State’s Mel Tucker, and if the Bucs will release Antonio Brown after he got caught using a fake covid vaccination card.   Rich comments on the death of Tate Myre, a star athlete at Oxford High School who was killed in a school shooting that took the life of three others this week in Michigan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
REShow: Bob Arum - Hour 3 (12-02-21)
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Legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum tells Rich about the first time he met Muhammad Ali back in 1965, how much (how little?) he trusted fellow promoter Don King, what really happened to Roberto Duran in his “no mas” fight vs Sugar Ray Leonard, what kind of “nonsense” he dealt with when setting up the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight, why Mike Tyson was as feared out of the ring as he was inside it, if current heavyweight champ Tyson Fury could beat peak Ali, and how close he came to co-promoting a fight with …Frank Sinatra? And much more!    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
REShow: Tony Dungy & Jeff Passan - Hour 2 (12-02-21)
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by Lincoln Riley and Brian Kelly bolting Oklahoma and Notre Dame for USC and LSU, why there’s no clear-cut best team in the NFL right now, why the Browns’ offensive struggles are more due to injuries than to Baker Mayfield’s skill level, and his assessment of Peyton Manning on ESPN’s Monday Night Football Manningcast with his brother Eli.  ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan tells Rich what the main sticking points are between MLB owners and players in their labor strife, why he’s confident a new Collective Bargaining Agreement will be reached by March 1st, and what the slew of big contracts before the lockout means for reaching a new CBA before the 2022 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
REShow: Michael Smith - Hour 1 (12-02-21)
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Rich previews the Cowboys vs Saints in Thursday Night Football and explains why Dallas should have little trouble with an undermanned New Orleans team. In a shocking move, Rich reveals an NFL Top 5 Power Rankings after years of saying he would never do one. ‘Brother from Another’ co-host Michael Smith and Rich discuss Brian Kelly jilting Notre Dame for LSU and predicts that new head coach Marcus Freeman will lead the Fighting Irish to a national championship before Kelly wins one in Baton Rouge, the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Cowboys and Saints and why he’s HIGHLY impressed with Dallas rookie linebacker Micah Parsons.    Rich reacts to Major League Baseball’s decision to lockout players and says why it could be a “nuclear winter” for fans and employees and businesses on the fringe of the MLB universe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
REShow: Ryan Shazier & Steve Aoki - Hour 3 (12-01-21)
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Former Pro Bowl LB Ryan Shazier and Rich discuss his new book ‘Walking Miracle’ that chronicles his recovery from a career-ending spinal cord injury suffered during an NFL game and the role Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin played in his transition to life after football, and what advice he has for Tomlin about rookie RB Najee Harris. Michigan alum Rich also takes the opportunity to rub in the Wolverines’ 42-27 drubbing of Shazier’s Ohio State Buckeyes.  2-time Grammy Nominated producer/DJ Steve Aoki tells Rich what it was like to DJ the Raiders opening game this season in Las Vegas with a full house of fans for the very first time, and discusses his new Fan Controlled Football Ballerz Collective where team owners include Chargers RB Austin Ekeler, Marshawn Lynch, Vikings RB Dalvin Cook, Richard Sherman and others. Michigan alum Rich takes one more jab at Notre Dame when reacting to Brian Kelly’s introductory press conference at LSU. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
REShow: Jordan Palmer & Devin McCourty - Hour 2 (12-01-21)
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Former NFL quarterback-turn-QB-guru Jordan Palmer tells Rich if Michigan QB Cade McNamara can lead the Wolverines to a national championship, if #1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence is progressing or stagnating after 11 NFL starts and if Urban Meyer has surrounded him with the necessary coaches and scheme to develop into a star QB, what Bills QB Josh Allen needs to improve upon, why Patriots QB Mac Jones is having one of the best rookie seasons in NFL history, and if Baker Mayfield and the Browns have a viable future together.    Patriots Pro Bowl Safety Devin McCourty tells Rich how this year’s New England squad compares to the past three Super Bowl champion teams he’s been on, why Mac Jones has not looked like a rookie through 11 games so far, and if Bill Belichick has a bit more bounce in his step this year after missing the playoffs last season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
REShow: Ian Rapoport & Andrew Vastardis - Hour 1 (12-01-21)
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Rich continues his Michigan-Ohio State trolling tour with a visit to the Buckeyes’ hoops team after their upset of Duke. (timestamp).    Rich reacts to Brian Kelly detailing how his deal to jump from Notre Dame to LSU went down and says why College Football Fans shouldn’t be made at him or Lincoln Riley for taking the big money that was dangled in front of them. NFL Insider Ian Rapoport and Rich discuss Kelly jilting the Fighting Irish for LSU and why it was a no-brainer to leave South Bend and if Cardinals and Jaguars head coaches Kliff Kingsbury and Urban Meyer would consider leaving the NFL to return to the college game to fill the vacancies at Oklahoma and Notre Dame, injury/illness updates for the Cowboys vs Saints on Thursday Night Football, how serious Aaron Rodgers’ toe and Dalvin Cook’s shoulder injuries are, and how many head coaching vacancies we can expect this NFL off-season.   Rich hands out this week’s ‘Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Planet Earth Award’ to Michigan center Andrew Vastardis following the Wolverines’ demolition of arch-rival Ohio State that saw the Buckeyes surrender 6 rushing touchdowns in the 42-27 loss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
REShow: Ronnie Stanley & Charles Woodson - Hour 3 (11-30-21)
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Baltimore Ravens All-Pro OT Ronnie Stanley and Rich discuss his foundation’s work that finds permanent homes for rescued dogs, how tough it’s been mentally going on season-ending IR for the 2nd straight season and how the Ravens have overcome a rash of injuries and obstacles this year, and his reaction to Brian Kelly leaving his alma mater Notre Dame for LSU.   Hall of Famer Charles Woodson and Rich rejoice in their alma mater Michigan’s big win over Ohio State that was a decade in the making, why the Packers should lock up Aaron Rodgers to a long-term deal and make him as happy as they can, and what the Raiders need to do down the stretch to secure a spot in the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
REShow: Elijah Mitchell- Hour 2 (11-30-21)
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San Francisco 49ers rookie running back Elijah Mitchell tells Rich about his journey from 6th round draft pick to one of the better RBs in the NFL, how the Niners have turned their season around after a stumbling start, how much Barry Sanders influenced him growing up, and more!   Rich explains how the Patriots’ defense has allowed rookie QB Mac Jones to grow and flourish and why he’s all-in on the Pats in the AFC.   The guys debate if Notre Dame would be better off joining a conference or staying independent and keep collecting those fat paychecks from NBC.   Rich reacts to Tiger Woods’ comments that indicate his major-winning playing days are likely a thing of the past.   Cowboys fan TJ Jefferson and Rich debate if Tony Pollard is the better Dallas running back, and react to Mike Tomlin’s latest memorable press conference sound bite.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
REShow: Dan Wetzel - Hour 1 (11-30-21)
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Rich recaps Washington Football Team’s Monday Night Football win over the Seahawks and breaks down what’s wrong with Seattle’s historically bad offense and if Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson turn things around and miraculously save their season.   Rich reacts (as a media professional and as a Michigan Wolverines fan) to Brian Kelly leaving Notre Dame to take the vacant head coaching job at LSU and explains why that choice is the easier path to winning a national championship.   Yahoo! Sports Columnist Dan Wetzel tells Rich why Kelly jilted the Fighting Irish for LSU, why Cincinnati’s Luke Fickell would be the perfect hire for Notre Dame while Urban Meyer would be a terrible fit in South Bend.    Rich explains why Kelly leaving Notre Dame for a hefty contract with LSU is an indication that College Football is truly a professional sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
REShow: Bruce Feldman - Hour 3 (11-29-21)
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FOX Sports/The Athletic College Football Insider Bruce Feldman and Rich discuss how USC was able to lure Lincoln Riley away from Oklahoma, what the Sooners’ next steps will be and if Deion Sanders is a viable candidate, how Jim Harbaugh was finally able to get over the hump and lead Michigan to a win over Ohio State, how the final four teams in the College Football Playoff could shake out, and why the Heisman Trophy race is wide open this season.    Rich ranks his top 5 teams in the NFL and says why Tom Brady and the Buccaneers could be the toughest out of any team once the playoffs roll around come January.     In his ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment Rich answers some big questions including whether Odell Beckham Jr. regrets choosing the Rams over the Packers, if Sean McVay will be on the hot seat if the Rams miss the playoffs, if the Bengals put the final nail in the coffin of Ben Roethlisberger’s career, if Tua Tagovailoa has nailed down the Dolphins’ starting QB job for the 2022 season, if the Chargers will reach the playoffs despite their inconsistent play this season, if the NFL MVP race is wide open this season, and if Lincoln Riley can take USC to the College Football Playoff within three years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
REShow: Russell Wilson - Hour 2 (11-29-21)
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Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson tells Rich why he remains optimistic about Seahawks’ season despite the team’s 3-7 record and says he thinks Seattle can run the table and win out, and what it means to be honored with the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Rich reacts to Lincoln Riley bolting Oklahoma to take the USC Trojans’ head coaching job and explains why the Sooners will be just fine after losing one of the top coaches in the country, and Rich’s publicist, an OU alum, calls in to map out a plan that will keep the Sooners relevant in the college football world.   Rich breaks down the Browns’ Sunday Night Football loss to the Baltimore Ravens and says why Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski needs to re-shuffle the deck and jump start their moribund offense while sticking with Baker Mayfield as the starting QB. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
REShow: Hour 1 (11-29-21)
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Rich recaps the Cowboys’ Week 12 loss to the Raiders and explains why fans of America’s Team need not panic thanks to Dallas’ weak competition in the NFC East.   Rich breaks down the Rams’ latest loss saying “Matthew Stafford is crumbling under the pressure” in big games and explains why the Green Bay Packers have the best QB/Head Coach/GM combo in the NFL in Aaron Rodgers, Matt LaFleur and Brian Gutekunst. Michigan alum Rich gloats over his Wolverines finally getting their first win over their archrival Ohio State Buckeyes for the first time since 2011. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
REShow: Hour 3 (11-26-21)
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Nov 26, 2021
REShow: Hour 2 (11-26-21)
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Nov 26, 2021
REShow: Hour 1 (11-26-21)
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Nov 26, 2021
REShow: Hour 3 (11-25-21)
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Nov 25, 2021
REShow: Hour 2 (11-25-21)
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Nov 25, 2021
REShow: Hour 1 (11-25-21)
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Nov 25, 2021
REShow: Michael Vick & Dan Shaughnessy - Hour 3 (11-24-21)
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FOX Sports NFL Analyst Michael Vick tells Rich why he likes the Dallas Cowboys to make a Super Bowl run over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC, why he’s concerned about the direction the Buffalo Bills are heading when the New England Patriots are trending up, if the Falcons should have drafted a quarterback instead of TE Kyle Pitts, and what advice he gave Bears rookie QB Justin Fields.   Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy and Rich discuss his new book ‘Wish It Never Ended’ that chronicles the 1980’s glory days of the Larry Bird-led Boston Celtics, why Bill Belichick has Mac Jones and the 2021 Patriots looking similar to Tom Brady’s 2001 New England team, and how the LeBron James-Isaiah Stewart dustup compares to old school NBA fights.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
REShow: J.K. Simmons - Hour 2 (11-24-21)
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Michigan alum Rich weighs in on his Wolverines’ chances to end their decade-long losing streak to Big Ten archrivals The Ohio State Buckeyes. (timestamp).      Rich and Brockman play a round of ‘What’s More Likely’ – The Raiders beat the Cowboys or the Saints beat the Bills, the Bears fire Matt Nagy or the Giants score 30 on the Eagles under new Offensive Coordinator Freddie Kitchens, if the 49ers or Vikings are more likely to make the playoffs, if the Bengals or Steelers are more likely to make the playoffs, if the Rams or Packers are more likely to be the NFC #1 seed, if the Patriots or Titans are more likely to be the AFC’s #1 seed, and if it’s more likely Michigan beats Ohio State or Alabama doesn’t make the College Football Playoff.   Academy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons and Rich discuss his upcoming movie ‘National Champions’ where he plays a college football head coach and his portrayal of the actor William Frawley who played Fred Mertz on ‘I Love Lucy’ in another upcoming film, and why he’s fully confident that his Ohio State Buckeyes will continue their dominance of Rich’s Michigan Wolverines.     Rich reacts to Mets owner Steven Cohen taking to Twitter to whine about losing free agent Steven Matz to the St. Louis Cardinals.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
REShow: Michael Smith - Hour 1 (11-24-21)
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Rich previews the bevy of pivotal NFL games in Week 12 including the Rams vs Packers, Steelers vs Bengals, Buccaneers vs Colts, Vikings vs 49ers, Titans vs Patriots, Browns vs Ravens and more.   ‘Brother from Another’ co-host Michael Smith tells Rich why he fully disagrees with the NBA suspending Isaiah Stewart two games while LeBron James only got a one-game suspension for hitting the Pistons’ center in the face, why all the criticism coming at Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield is not unwarranted, and why he’s rooting for Michigan this Saturday but is not convinced the Wolverines will be able to end their decade-long losing streak to archrival Ohio State Buckeyes.   Rich hands out this week’s ‘Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Planet Earth’ award to Baylor running back Trestan Ebner, and wonders why Peyton Manning can’ stop eating during his Manningcast Monday Night Football broadcasts with his brother Eli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
REShow Ron Rivera & Bill Burr - Hour 3 (11-23-21)
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Washington Football Team Head Coach reveals to Rich that a generous donation has been made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of him being cancer-free, that he almost went to the wrong sideline on Sunday as he returned to Carolina for the first time since he was the Panthers’ HC, how the WFT has reversed their fortunes over the last two weeks with the improved play of QB Taylor Heinicke, what challenges Russell Wilson and the desperate Seahawks present on Monday Night Football, his reaction to the NFL’s crackdown on Taunting this season and if the league will revisit the controversial topic in the offseason, and when we can expect an announcement on the WFT’s new nickname.      Actor/comedian Bill Burr and Rich discuss why the New York Giants should trade for Russell Wilson if given the chance, why this year’s Patriots squad reminds him of 2001 and the beginnings of the Belichick dynasty, why he (a Michigan football fan) is bracing for another loss to Ohio State, the final season of his animated Netflix sitcom ‘F Is for Family,’ and if we’ll see him on upcoming season of ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘The Mandalorian.’       Rich and the guys react to the Tampa Bay Rays handing a 12-year contract to 20-year-old phenom Wander Franco, and react to Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy being asked about his job security heading into Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day game against NFC North rival Detroit Lions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
REShow: Joel Klatt - Hour 2 (11-23-21)
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FOX Sports Analyst Joel Klatt and Rich preview Ohio State vs Michigan and what the Wolverines must do beat the Buckeyes for the first time since 2011, why the New York Giants made a huge mistake by drafting QB Daniel Jones, and why Browns fans should be happy with Baker Mayfield considering the limited alternatives available if Cleveland decides to part ways with their QB.   Rich comments on the Giants’ demise and Head Coach Joe Judge firing Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett following their Monday Night Football loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.   Rich and Chris Brockman debate if Pistons C Isaiah Stewart deserved a longer suspension (2 games) than LeBron James (1 game) for their bloody tussle in Detroit this week.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
REShow: Deebo Samuel - Hour 1 (11-23-21)
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Rich recaps the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Monday Night Football win over the New York Giants and says why he’s not backing off his pre-season prediction of Tom Brady and the Bucs making a repeat visit to the Super Bowl.      Rich breaks down the key NFL Week 12 games between the 49ers and Vikings, Rams and Packers, Steelers and Bengals, Bucs and Colts, Titans and Patriots, and Browns vs Ravens.   San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel and Rich discuss his love of contact when running with the ball, the difference between his college coach Steve Spurrier and Niners HC Kyle Shanahan, how the 49ers got their swagger back after a stumbling start to the season, and which are his favorite and which are the most overrated Thanksgiving Day food.   Michigan alum Rich reacts to the news that every one of Ohio State’s stellar wide receivers was snubbed for the Biletnikoff Award that goes to the college football’s top WR, and why that doesn’t bode well for his Wolverines in their annual showdown vs the Buckeyes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
REShow: Nick Sirianni - Hour 3 (11-22-21)
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Rich reacts to the top 3 stories for sports trolls today: LeBron James bloodying Pistons Center Isaiah Stewart, the Cowboys’ loss to the Chiefs, and Baker Mayfield’s poor showing in the Browns narrow win over the winless Detroit Lions.     Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni tells Rich why his team’s recent reversal of fortunes are directly tied to the improvement of 2nd-year quarterback Jalen Hurts, what he’s learned during his first 10 weeks as a an NFL head coach and how important it is to connect with his players on an interpersonal level, and reveals how he wound up playing H.O.R.S.E. against a shirtless Gardner Minshew during QB’s pre-draft evaluation process.    Rich debates a dejected Browns fan who wants Cleveland to move on from Baker Mayfield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
REShow: Daniel Jeremiah - Hour 2 (11-22-21)
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NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah and Rich discuss the Chargers’ thrilling Sunday Night Football win over the Steelers and handicaps the Bolts’ chances to win the AFC, the Chiefs’ win over the Cowboys and if Dallas rookie LB Micah Parsons could win the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year Award, the progress/regression of Bears’ QB Justin Fields and if we’ll see any of the other rookie QB’s play to the level of the Patriots’ Mac Jones, why New England and Arizona could be the best teams in the AFC and NFC right now, and what Michigan must do in order to beat their archrival Ohio State this Saturday.    Rich reacts to Pete Carroll’s increasing level of frustration with the Seahawks’ 3-7 season and if the Seahawks can still salvage their season. In his Week 11 ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment Rich weighs in on if the Chiefs should be considered Super Bowl favorites right now, if the Patriots will be the AFC’s 1-seed in two weeks, if the Arizona Cardinals will go unbeaten on the road this season, if Colts RB Jonathan Taylor should be the NFL MVP frontrunner, if the Cowboys and Bills peaked too early, if the Vikings will be a tough out if they reach the playoffs, if the 49ers can reach the playoffs and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
REShow: James Conner - Hour 1 (11-22-21)
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Rich breaks down the Chiefs’ Week 11 win over the Cowboys and explains how KC turned their season around to become Super Bowl contenders again and why you shouldn’t be too quick to write off Dallas just yet, and makes the case for the Arizona Cardinals as the best team in the NFC (sorry Packers, Buccaneers).    Cardinals RB James Conner tells Rich why he’s been rejuvenated in Arizona after starting his career with the Pittsburgh being surrounded by talent like Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins and others, why he and the team are “all-in” on head coach Kliff Kingsbury, and why he’s always extra thankful this time of year after his battle with cancer.   Rich says why the rest of the AFC should beware of the Indianapolis Colts right now, and explains why Tyler Huntley coming off the bench to replace an under-the-weather Lamar Jackson to lead the Ravens to a victory over the Chicago Bears was the most impressive road win of NFL Week 11. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
REShow: Bruce Arians - Hour 3 (11-19-21)
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Rich and the guys break down what’s at stake for the AFC playoff picture with some pivotal Week 11 games, and ponder if a Tom Brady vs Bill Belichick Super Bowl could actually happen this season. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians tells Rich that the Bucs did their “due diligence” on Antonio Brown and believes “there is no story” to the allegation that the wide receiver used a fake Covid-19 vaccination card, why he stands by his comments criticizing his team’s “dumb” play, and the challenges presented by the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. Rich breaks down some key NFC games on Sunday, and Chris Brockman lists his three ‘Sneaky Good Games’ for Week 11: Lions vs Browns, Dolphins vs Jets, and the 49ers vs Jaguars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
REShow: Roman Reigns - Hour 2 (11-19-21)
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Rich and Patriots fan Chris Brockman react to Troy Aikman’s Thursday Night Football comments where he said Bill Belichick is unlikely to retire anytime soon because of the emergence of rookie QB Mac Jones.  In TJ Jefferson’s weekly Big Ass Grab Bag he reveals his Top 5 Green Characters including The Incredibie Hulk, Shrek and others. (Did Kermit the Frog make the cut??) WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Rich discuss his preparation for Sunday’s Survivor Series match on Peacock, why his battle with leukemia cost him a shot at an NFL career after his playing days at Georgia Tech, and TJ makes a (failed?) pitch to join Reigns’ ‘Bloodline’ stable.   Rich and the guys discuss if the Falcons should have drafted a QB this year instead of TE Kyle Pitts given their stumble of late and the uneven play of Matt Ryan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
REShow: Mike Florio - Hour 1 (11-19-21)
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Rich recaps the Patriots’ impressive shutout win over the Falcons on Thursday Night Football and explains why New England is clicking in all facets of the game right now.  Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio and Rich discuss the brewing controversy in Tampa where Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown has been accused of using a fake Covid-19 vaccination card and what the fallout could be for AB and the NFL leaguewide, if Kyler Murray, Ben Roethlisberger or Nick Chubb will be available to play for the Arizona Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns in Week 11, why the NFL is doubling down on its crackdown on Taunting this season, and what ousted Raiders head coach Jon Gruden expects to get out of his lawsuit against the league.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
REShow: Kyle Brandt - Hour 3 (11-18-21)
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‘Good Morning Football’ co-host Kyle Brandt tells Rich that he too is not a fan of the movie ‘A Christmas Story,’ why the Dallas Cowboys are more likely than the Kansas City Chiefs to reach the Super Bowl, and how far the Patriots can go with rookie QB Mac Jones if they reach the playoffs this season (possibly a Pats-Bucs rematch in the Super Bowl??)      Rich takes calls from viewers revealing the movies they hate that other people love including Fight Club, Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and others, with one caller challenging Rich to a game of Start-Bench-Cut between The Godfather, The Godfather II, and The Sting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
RESHow: Dwyane Wade- Hour 2 (11-18-21)
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3-time Super Bowl champion and former Patriots All-Pro offensive tackle Matt Light tells Rich how rookie QB Mac Jones compares to Tom Brady at the same point in their careers and why the Bill Belichick-Mike Vrabel rivalry began well before Vrabel became the Titans head coach.    3-time NBA Champion Dwyane Wade and Rich discuss his new photobook/memoir ‘Dwyane’ and how tough it was choosing the best 200 photos from his life and career from over a million that were taken, what it was like to play alongside LeBron James with the Heat and Cavs, and why Steph Curry will go down as one of the NBA’s top 4 players of all-time when his career his over.   Rich makes the shocking revelation that he doesn’t care for ‘A Christmas Story’ which leads to a discussion: what other popular movies do you not like? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
REShow: Matt Light - Hour 1 (11-18-21)
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Rich previews the Thursday Night Football game between the Patriots and Falcons and explains why it’s time for Mac Jones and the Pats to prove if they’re legit contenders or not.   Rich explains the big difference between the NBA and NFL where the latter has to dwell on bad losses for a week while the former can move on quickly from embarrassing blowouts like the Nets were able to this week.   The guys debut a brand-new segment called ‘What’s More Likely’ – the Bengals or Raiders make the playoffs? The Bears or Seahawks pull off the Week 11 upset? The Cowboys or Chiefs reach the Super Bow? The Lakers or Bucks rebound from their stumbling start to the season?   Rich calls out Mike Del Tufo for over-celebrating Seton Hall’s early-season hoops upset of Michigan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
REShow: Mark Schlereth & David Alan Grier - Hour 3 (11-17-21)
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FOX Sports NFL Analyst and 3-time Super Bowl Champion Mark Schlereth tells Rich why he’s not concerned about Tom Brady and the Buccaneers despite their surprising Week 10 loss to the WFT, why the Broncos are stacked with talent but lacking the intangibles needed to win, if Aaron Rodgers or Deshaun Watson could be playing in Denver next season, and why we still don’t have one team that stands out as the best in the NFL so far this season.   Tony Award-winning actor David Alan Grier and Rich discuss his new movie ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog,’ that time he ziplined through the Costa Rican jungle with TJ Jefferson and Ashton Kutcher, the uptick in Michigan football’s stock this season but why he’s ready to accept that the Wolverines will likely lose to Ohio State again, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
REShow: Jalon Daniels- Hour 2 (11-17-21)
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Rich hands out this week’s ‘Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Planet Earth’ award to Kansas freshman QB Jalon Daniels who led the Jayhawks to their first-ever win in Austin in an overtime thriller against the Texas Longhorns.       Rich and the guys react to Staples Center in Los Angeles changing its name to Crypto.com Arena, and Rich reveals his international residual check for his appearance in past episodes of ‘CSI Miami’ and ‘Draft Day.’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
REShow: Mike Tannenbaum - Hour 1 (11-17-21)
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Rich recaps Steph Curry’s 37-point night for the Warriors who went into Brooklyn and shut down the Kevin Durant, James Harden and the Nets to improve to 12-2 on the season.    Jets fan Rich laments Robert Saleh’s decision to start journeyman backup Joe Flacco against the Dolphins in Week 11 instead of giving rookie Mike White a shot at redemption.   ESPN NFL Insider and former Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum tells Rich why he was surprised by Joe Flacco being named New York’s Week 11 starter, why you should expect the Dolphins to make another run at embattled Texans QB Deshaun Watson, why Justin Herbert would have been the #1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft if he’d played in the SEC, how close Brett Favre came to joining the Buccaneers instead of the Jets back in the day, why he wouldn’t be shocked if the Patriots won the AFC East and how things would have played out poorly for Jimmy Garoppolo of the 49ers had drafted Jones instead of Trey Lance.      Rich and the guys debate the controversial comments from free agent SS Carlos Correa who ripped Yankees Hall of Famer Derek Jeter saying the Yankees Hall of Famer did not deserve to win any Gold Glove Awards.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
REShow: Ryan Leaf - Hour 3 (11-16-21)
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Ryan Leaf joins the show in-studio and tells Rich why he chose “Bust” for the title of his new podcast produced by ‘Entourage’ star Kevin Connolly and how he overcame the on and off field challenges of his failed NFL career, why the acceptance of athletes speaking out about and protecting their mental health is so important for individuals and for sports as a whole, which is the best NFL team in the league right now, why the Chiefs’ passing attack is on the rise while the Chargers’ appear to be grounded, why Mike McCarthy could be the only thing holding the Cowboys back from a Super Bowl berth, what Michigan can do to finally beat Ohio State this season, and why USC is facing a long road back to reach the top of the college football world again.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
REShow: Jim L. Mora & Frank Gore - Hour 2 (11-16-21)
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New UConn Head Football Coach Jim L. Mora tells Rich why he got back into coaching after a 4-year sabbatical following his UCLA tenure, why it’s tough to win football games at a big time basketball school, and reveals that his dad Jim Mora Sr. (PLAYOFFS?!?!) remains as entertaining and cantankerous as ever.     16-year NFL veteran running back Frank Gore tells Rich why he turned down 3 teams asking him to come out of retirement and opted to train for a boxing match vs former NBA all-star Deron Williams instead, and explains why he, the NFL’s 3rd all-time leading rusher, deserves a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.   Rich and Brockman break down the wide-open NFC playoff picture and debate which team has the best chance to reach the Super Bowl: the Buccaneers, Packers, Cowboys or someone else. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
REShow: Kurt Warner - Hour 1 (11-16-21)
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Rich recaps the San Francisco 49ers’ blowout of the suddenly suspect Rams on Monday Night Football, and explains why Matthew Stafford, Sean McVay and company might not be the Super Bowl contenders everyone though they would be at the start of the season.   Pro Football Hall of Famer and NFL Network Analyst Kurt Warner tells Rich if Rams fans should be concerned after they laid a big fat turd for the 2nd week in a row, why the 49ers are far from out of contention in a wide-open NFC playoff landscape, why Mac Jones is already better than Tom Brady was at the same point in his career, and why he’s not fully on-board with the Chiefs being back to their Super Bowl ways.     Rich and the guys debate if there’s any NBA team that wouldn’t break up their core to trade for Giannis Antetokounmpo after the Greek Freak dropped hints in a GQ article that he might not finish his career with the Milwaukee Bucks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
RES: Kevin Byard - Hour 3 (11-15-21)
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Tennessee All-Pro Safety Kevin Byard tells Rich how the 8-2 Titans’ blue-collar approach has helped them overcome the loss of RB Derrick Henry, why the hands-on approach of Mike Vrabel should result in a Coach of the Year Award, why he once famously called out Deion Sanders on Twitter, and what it was like to actually deliver his son when his wife went into labor last summer before they could get her to the hospital.   Jets fan Rich reacts to Mike White’s 4-interception game in New York’s 45-17 blowout loss to the Bills and explains why the team’s QB job should now firmly belong to #2 overall draft pick Zach Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
REShow: Aaron Donald - Hour 2 (11-15-21)
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Los Angeles Rams 6-time All-Pro Aaron Donald tells Rich how he reacted when L.A. landed WR Odell Beckham Jr. and LB Von Miller in back-to-back weeks, what it’s like to play for head coach Sean McVay, how Matthew Stafford has opened up their offense, his thoughts on the NFL’s crackdown on Taunting, and why he, a 3-Time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, still has room to grow as a player.   Chris Brockman tries to talk Rich into forking over $300 to buy into the Packers’ latest round of stock share offerings.    A Browns fan calls in with a question that leads to a deep dive debate: is it time for Cleveland to move on from Baker Mayfield?   In his weekly ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment, Rich weighs in on the resurgent Chiefs’ Super Bowl chances, if Tom Brady and the Bucs are in trouble after back-to-back losses, if the Packers are the best team in the NFL right now, if Dak Prescott should be the frontrunner for the NFL MVP award, if Odell Beckham Jr. wasn’t the problem in Cleveland after all, if Russell Wilson and the Seahawks would be better off parting ways, what exactly is the Minnesota Vikings identity, if the Mac Jones would go #1 overall in a re-draft, and if Jalen Hurts can lead the Eagles to the playoffs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
RES: Hour 1 (11-15-21)
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Rich comments on the Chiefs finally looking like their old selves again after Kansas City’s Sunday Night Football 41-14 demolition of the Las Vegas Raiders and says what Patrick Mahomes and company are finally doing right after stumbling out of the gate to start the season.   Rich recaps the Patriots’ 45-7 boat racing of the Browns and explains how Bill Belichick has been able to coach up Mac Jones so much that he’s running New England’s offense as well as Tom Brady did when he took over the starting job from Drew Bledsoe.   Rich says why he’s thrilled to see Cam Newton back with the Panthers and loved the energy he brought to Carolina in their win over the Arizona Cardinals and what his presence means for the Panthers’ playoff chances. Rich also recaps the Packers’ shutout win over the Seahawks in Aaron Rodgers’ and Russell Wilson’s return to their respective teams and says why Seattle is “in deep trouble.’    Rich and Brockman preview Monday Night Football’s Manningcast and says why Peyton and Eli having former Chargers and Colts QB Philip Rivers on during the Rams-49ers game is shaping up to be a must-watch event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
Cris Collinsworth: I Was Going To Be A Lawyer
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Rich sits down with former NFL wide-receiver and the color analyst for NBC's Sunday Night Football, Cris Collinsworth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
REShow: Hour 3 (11-12-21)
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TJ Jefferson’s weekly Big-Ass Grab Bag features his list of Top 5 Midstream Moves That Led to Success including Hugh Jackman in ‘X-Men,’ Michael J. Fox in ‘Back to the Future’ and more!    Rich likens the called-back TD catch of Dolphins offensive lineman Robert Hunt to a scene out of ‘Ted Lasso.’   Rich, Brockman, and TJ hand out their NFL Mid-Season Awards for MVP, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and take another shot at their Super Bowl predictions, and Brockman reveals his ‘Sneaky Good Games’ for NFL Week 10 including the Titans vs Saints, Cardinals vs Panthers, Packers vs Seahawks, and Vikings vs Chargers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
REShow: Trent Dilfer & Ross Tucker - Hour 2 (11-12-21)
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Super Bowl XXXV champion QB Trent Dilfer tells Rich why Odell Beckham Jr. fizzled out with the Cleveland Browns and how he will mesh with Sean McVay’s Rams offense, if the Miami Dolphins are handling 2nd-year QB Tua Tagovailoa properly or if they should still pursue embattled Texans QB Deshaun Watson again, and why Mike White could end up being the Jets’ franchise QB over fellow rookie and #2 overall draft pick Zach Wilson.    Westwood One NFL Analyst Ross Tucker and Rich marvel at Robert Hunt’s TNF play where the Dolphins Guard caught a pass and scrambled for a head-over-heals touchdown only to see the incredible play called back because he wasn’t illegible to catch a pass, how Miami was able to shut down Lamar Jackson and the Ravens’ offense, and why the Buccaneers are the best team in the NFL right now.    Rich and the guys debate the proper etiquette for grown men wearing NFL jerseys of their favorite teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
REShow: Ian Rapoport - Hour 1 (11-12-21)
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Rich reacts to the rich getting richer with Odell Beckham Jr. choosing to sign with the Rams just a week after L.A. GM Les Snead was able to land All-Pro LB Von Miller from the Denver Broncos.   Rich recaps the Dolphins defense shutting down NFL MVP candidate Lamar Jackson on Thursday Night Football in a game that saw possibly the most exciting touchdown that wasn’t a touchdown when 330-pound Miami OL Robert Hunt scrambled like Barry Sanders into the end zone only to have it called back by the refs.   NFL Insider Ian Rapoport tells Rich how the Rams were able to lure Odell Beckham Jr. to Los Angeles when there was strong interest from teams like the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs, how the Cam Newton-Carolina Panthers reunion came about, the status of Aaron Rodgers and Kyler Murray for Week 10, Tua Tagovailoa’s Dolphins future in the wake of the failed trade for Deshaun Watson, and why the NFL backed the controversial taunting flag Tony Corrente threw on Cassius Marsh and why the league didn’t punish the ref for making contact with the Bears LB.      Rich previews the Chiefs vs Raiders on Sunday Night Football along with the possible return of Aaron Rodgers to the Packers after his bout with Covid-19. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
REShow: Terrell Suggs & Tyrese Gibson - Hour 3 (11-11-21)
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Two-time Super Bowl champion Terrell Suggs tells Rich what it was like being in the same locker room with two hall of famers in Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, how Lamar Jackson has matured as a quarterback in his short-but-brilliant NFL career, why he’s no fan of the NFL’s Taunting crackdown, and why he’s not worried about the Chiefs mediocrity at the NFL season’s midpoint. Actor Tyrese Gibson and Rich discuss his new film “Dangerous” and reveals why the late director John Singleton had to drag him kicking and screaming into an acting career, and explains why he has his own Benihana restaurant in his backyard and a fully functioning dry cleaner in his garage in another round of ‘Celebrity True or False.’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
REShow: Jon Bernthal - Hour 2 (11-11-21)
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Rich explains why Odell Beckham Jr. is being smart by taking his time to choose a team to sign with, reportedly waiting to see how things shake out after the NFL’s Week 10 matchups. Rich previews the Dolphins vs Ravens on Thursday Night Football and makes the case for Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson to win his 2nd NFL MVP Award, and the guys debate which AFC team they have the most faith in: Titans, Ravens, Bills, or someone else.   Actor Jon Bernthal reveals to Rich that he actually coached a top 50 women’s tennis player to prepare for his role as Serena and Venus Williams’ real-life tennis coach Rick Macci in the Will Smith film ‘King Richard,’ that Leonardo DiCaprio told him to hold nothing back when making Martin Scorsese’s debauchery-filled ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
REShow: Arthur Smith - Hour 1 (11-11-21)
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Rich reacts to Cam Newton rejoining the Carolina Panthers in the wake of Sam Darnold’s shoudler injury and explains why their NFC South rival Saints might regret not scooping up the former NFL MVP themselves. Falcons Head Coach Arthur Smith tells Rich how the addition of the multi-talented Cordarrelle Patterson has bolstered Atlanta’s offense, why rookie TE Kyle Pitts will soon be a star in the NFL, how the team addressed the mental health break taken by WR Calvin Ridley, what he’s learned during his first two months as an NFL head coach, and his reaction to Cam Newton re-joining their NFC South rival Panthers.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
REShow: Bill Pullman - Hour 3 (11-10-21)
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Jets fan Rich reacts to the team naming Mike White their starting QB for Week 10 against the Bills and what that could mean for #2 overall pick Zach Wilson if White balls out vs Buffalo.    Actor Bill Pullman and Rich discuss his Buffalo origins and if he’s as die-hard an NFL fan as the rest of Bills Mafia, what it was like working with comedy legend Mel Brooks on ‘Spaceballs,’ and shares some great stories about ‘Independence Day’ and ‘While You Were Sleeping’ in a round of ‘Celebrity True or False.’   Michigan alum Rich tries to make sense of the latest College Football Playoff rankings that has his Wolverines ranked ahead of Michigan State despite losing their head-to-head meeting against the Spartans just two weeks ago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
REShow: Sincere McCormick & Tom Curran - Hour 2 (11-10-21)
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Rich hands out this weeks ‘Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Planet Earth Award’ to University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners running back Sincere McCormick.     NBC Sports Boston’s Tom Curran tells Rich why the Patriots are “definitely interested” in free agent WR Odell Beckham Jr, how Bill Belichick turned things around in New England after a bumpy start to the season, and why the Pats’ coaching staff is not easing up in Mac Jones despite the rookie’s promising start to his NFL career.  (timestamp).      Rich and Brockman react to the fact that none of the 6 finalists for the American League and National League MVP Awards were on a playoff team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
REShow: George Kittle - Hour 1 (11-10-21)
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Rich breaks down Odell Beckham Jr’s top three teams and says why the Packers, Saints and Chiefs all make sense for the free agent WR.   San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle tells Rich why he remains optimistic despite the Niners’ disappointing 3-5 start, what NOT to say to Rams All-Pro DT Aaron Donald during a game, why the NFL needs to be more consistent when enforcing Taunting, and more.   Rich reacts to the NFL announcing that they are backing the controversial Taunting penalty on Bears’ LB Cassius Marsh thrown by referee Tony Corrente, and explains what that is a HUGE mistake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
REShow: Jane Skinner Goodell & C. Thomas Howell - Hour 3 (11-09-21)
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Jane Skinner Goodell and Rich discuss her new podcast and TV show ‘Earnin’ It: The NFL’s Forward Progress’ on the league’s expanding opportunities for women and minorities.    Actor C. Thomas Howell tells Rich how he launched his acting career by landing a role in ‘E.T. The Extra-terrestrial’ by smoking a cigarette for Steven Spielberg, and what happened behind the scenes during the filming of his portrayal of ‘Ponyboy’ in Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Outsiders’ in game of ‘Celebrity True or False,’ and reveals why that unforgettable chemistry between Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in ‘Dirty Dancing’ almost didn’t happen because of something that happened previously when they were making ‘Red Dawn.’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
REShow: Dean Blandino - Hour 2 (11-09-21)
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Rich and the guys react to Jerry Jones sounding off on the Cowboys blowout loss to the Broncos and wonder if the owner’s critical comments could snowball into a divisive issue on the locker room. FOX Sports’ NFL Rules Analyst and former NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino and Rich discuss the controversial Taunting flag thrown by referee Tony Corrente on Bears LB Cassius Marsh and the subsequent hip-check that aided the Steelers in their Monday Night Football win over Chicago and how the NFL can make refs more accountable, and if the league should expand it’s de facto use of “Sky Judge” reviews to prevent longer replay review delays.  Rich weighs in on the Corrente controversy and says why the NFL would be making a big mistake by publicly backing the ref’s controversial Taunting flag.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
REShow: Dick Butkus - Hour 1 (11-09-21)
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Rich recaps the Steelers’ Monday Night Football win that puts them right in the thick of things near the top of the crowded AFC North standings and explains why Bears fans should be encouraged by the big step up rookie QB Justin Fields took despite taking the “L.” Rich weighs in on the controversial Taunting flag thrown by referee Tony Corrente on Bears LB Cassius Marsh that ended up playing a prominent role in the Steelers’ win. Bears Hall of Famer Dick Butkus tells Rich (in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS) why Chicago’s offensive line is doing Justin Fields ZERO favors, and why he’s no fan of the NFL’s crackdown on Taunting, shares some amazing stories from behind-the-scenes of filming one of those iconic “Tastes Great/Less Filling” Miller Lite commercials, and reflects on his surprisingly wide-ranging acting career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
REShow: Colt McCoy - Hour 3 (11-08-21)
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Cardinals quarterback Colt McCoy and Rich discuss filling in for the injured Kyler Murray and leading Arizona to road win over NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers, why the team is not looking too far in the future when it comes to their Super Bowl chances, his advice for Baker Mayfield and young quarterbacks coming into the NFL, and if there’s a friendly rivalry between him (a Texas Longhorns alum) and head coach Kliff Kingsbury (a Texas Tech alum.) Rich gloats over his backing of Baker Mayfield in the wake of the Browns’ drubbing of AFC North rival Bengals. And we do mean “GLOATS.” A lot. Really a lot.   In the wake of Jordan Love’s mostly forgettable NFL starting debut Rich has some advice for Packers fans who might be freaking out a little bit about Aaron Rodgers’ future in Green Bay.   Rich and Brockman wrap up the hour airing their fantasy basketball dirty laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
REShow: Peter King - Hour 2 (11-08-21)
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NBC Sports’ Peter King tells Rich why this has been the craziest week in recent NFL history including the trading of Von Miller, Aaron Rodgers’ controversial comments, the Henry Ruggs III tragedy along with some highly-unexpected results on the field, why the Browns releasing Odell Beckham Jr. was “overdue,” and which team took the biggest step backward with an ugly loss this week (ahem, Bengals). In his weekly ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment Rich weights in on if the Titans are the AFC’s top team, if Matthew Stafford can take the Rams deep in the playoffs, Aaron Rodgers’ future with the Packers, if the Chargers can supplant the Chiefs as kings of the AFC West, If the Patriots will beat the Bills to regain AFC East supremacy, if Cowboys fans should brace for an early playoff exit, and more!    Rich and the guys weigh in on the 49ers’ disappointing season and if Kyle Shanahan should be on the hot seat, and why they have ZERO confidence in the Minnesota Vikings who keep losing games they should be winning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
REShow: Matthew Judon - Hour 1 (11-08-21)
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Rich recaps the INSANE NFL Week 9 results that saw the Derrick Henry-less Titans knock off the Rams on the road, the Jags taking down the Buffalo Bills, and the Broncos’ shocking demolition of the Cowboys in Dallas. Patriots Lineback Matthew Judon and Rich discuss how he’s adjusted to and is thriving under Bill Belichick’s “Do Your Job” approach after coming over from the Baltimore Ravens, how impressed he’s been with Pats’ QB Mac Jones and the reasons behind his impressive rookie season so far, and more. Rich explains why Tom Brady and the Buccaneers might be the biggest winners of NFL Week 9 despite not playing because of the losses by their NFC rivals Saints, Rams, and Packers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
REShow: Tracy Morgan - Hour 3 (11-05-21)
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Rich reacts to Aaron Rodgers’ covid-19 vaccination comments on ‘The Pat McAfee Show’ saying he’s “profoundly disappointed” in the Green Bay Packers QB.   TJ Jefferson dips into his ‘Big Ass Grab Bag’ for this week’s Top 5: the Most Useless Candies and Chips.   Emmy-nominated actor/comedian Tracy Morgan and Rich discuss their beloved Knicks’ return to relevance, his former career at the original Yankee Stadium where he sold souvenirs and other, um, certain goods to pinstripe fans, and reveals how he beat out Stephen Colbert for a spot on Saturday Night Live in the latest round of ‘Celebrity True or False,’ and the new season of his TBS comedy ‘The Last OG.’   Chris Brockman, riding an unprecedented hot streak, offers up his NFL Week 9 ‘Sneaky Good Games’ including the Ravens vs Vikings, Falcons vs Saints, and Packers vs Chiefs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
Adam Schefter - I Didn't Know This Was A Real Job
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Rich sits down with his friend and former colleague, NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The two men take a deep dive into their days at the University of Michigan and the journey that led them to their respected positions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
REShow: Michael C. Hall & Canelo Alvarez - Hour 2 (11-05-21)
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Rich recaps the Jets’ Thursday Night Football loss to the Colts that saw yet another QB injury, this one to promising rookie backup Mike White which leads to a desperate plea to the football gods to stop punishing his favorite team.   7-time Emmy Award nominee Michael C. Hall tells Rich why he’s reviving his iconic Dexter Morgan role for Showtime’s ‘Dexter: New Blood,’ his favorite memories of growing up an NC State and Redskins fan in the 1980’s, and what it was like being part of HBO’s iconic series ‘Six Feet Under.’    Current undisputed Super Middleweight World Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez tells Rich what his upcoming fight against Caleb Plant means for his boxing legacy, if he regrets fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. so early in his career, if Logan and Jake Paul are good for boxing, and if he would ever take on an MMA fighter in the ring. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
REShow: T.J. Watt - Hour 1 (11-05-21)
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Rich reacts to the Browns announcing they are releasing Odell Beckham Jr. and breaks down some possible landing spots for the talented-but-diva-ish WR including the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers.   Steelers All-Pro LB TJ Watt tells Rich why he enjoys and embraces his role as Pittsburgh’s defensive playmaker, how impressed he is with rookie RB Najee Harris, how head coach Mike Tomlin uses some well-placed jabs to motivate him, and if it’s true that he thinks he could, right now, go back to college and lead a school to a national championship while playing defense AND quarterback.   Rich reacts to the seemingly ageless Adrian Peterson coming off the couch to play for the Tennessee Titans this Sunday in the wake of Derrick Henry’s foot injury where he’ll face the Rams and their newest player, All-Pro LB Von Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
REShow: Michael Smith - Hour 3 (11-04-21)
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Rich previews the Jets vs Colts on Thursday Night Football and heatedly tells Chris Brockman and TJ while he’ll be truly happy if rookie backup Mike White has another stellar game and gives New York a “high class problem” by having another talented young QB to compete with #2 overall draft pick Zach Wilson.  ‘Brother from Another’ co-host Michael Smith tells Rich why Packers QB Aaron Rodgers deserves all the heat and criticism coming his way for misleading the media and fans about his vaccination status and possibly violating the NFL’s Covid-19 protocols, and says why the Browns have played a significant role in the underutilization of Odell Beckham Jr. in Cleveland that’s resulted in their current standoff.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
REShow: Torry Holt - Hour 2 (11-04-21)
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Former Rams All-Pro WR Torry Holt and Rich discuss Isaac Bruce’s Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement, Cooper Kupp’s record-setting season, Von Miller joining the Rams, if Tom Brady and the Bucs are the only thing standing between L.A. and a return to the Super Bowl, and why critics who think Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. is washed up are way off base. Rich reacts to the poignant comments from Raiders quarterback Derek Carr who addressed the tragic loss of life as a result of Henry Ruggs III’s car crash in Las Vegas this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
REShow: Michael Silver - Hour 1 (11-04-21)
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Rich reacts to Aaron Rodgers’ Covid-19 status and says the Packers QB will have plenty of questions waiting for him upon his return, and comments on day two of Odell Beckham Jr. being told to stay at home by the Cleveland Browns and wonders if not having him on the field is truly in the team’s best interests. Bally Sports NFL Reporter Michael Silver and Rich discuss the “weird staredown” between the Browns and Odell Beckham Jr. and what options Cleveland has with the talented-but-difficult wide receiver, Aaron Rodgers’ positive Covid-19 status and the resulting on-field and off-field implications, and why the Texans and Dolphins were not able to pull off a deal for Deshaun Watson before the NFL Trade Deadline. Rich and the guys STILL can’t believe the Rams landed Von Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
REShow: Eric Dickerson - Hour 3 (11-03-21)
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Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson tells Rich how he reacted to the news that foot injury has ended Derrick Henry’s pursuit of his single-season NFL rushing record and why if it that mark is ever eclipsed in a 17-game season there should be no asterisk in the record books, and why he was wowed by the Rams trading for All-Pro LB Von Miller.     Rich breaks down the latest developments in the Odell Beckham Jr-Cleveland Browns saga and compares it to when Terrell Owens was sent home by the Eagles during his playing career, and reacts to Matt LaFleur’s press conference addressing Aaron Rodgers being out due to a positive Covid-19 test and remarks on the hurdles the Packers’ head coach has overcome in leading Green Bay to a 7-1 record. The guys critique the first College Football Playoff rankings this season and say which teams (Cincinnati and Oklahoma) deserved more respect from the CFP committee.   Rich and TJ wrap up the hour with some heated, but good-natured trolling of the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
REShow: Les Snead, Mark Sanchez & Jarrett Patterson - Hour 2 (11-03-21)
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Los Angeles Rams General Manager Les Snead tells Rich how the Von Miller trade came about and why he’s willing to gamble the team’s draft future for the chance to win a Super Bowl now, and how head coach Sean McVay reacted to the trade and how he’ll utilize the All-Pro pass rusher in the Rams’ already-formidable defense. FOX Sports NFL Analyst Mark Sanchez tells Rich how Packers’ backup Jordan Love can make the most of his chance to impress when he starts in place of the Covid-positive Aaron Rodgers, reveals the story behind that infamous game his rookie season when TV cameras caught him eating a hot dog on the sidelines, why the Odell Beckham Jr-Baker Mayfield dynamic has mostly fizzled in Cleveland, and why his alma mater USC is likely to throw A LOT of money at their next head coach. Rich hands out this week’s ‘Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Planet Earth’ award to Notre Dame offensive lineman Jarrett Patterson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
REShow: Ian Rapoport - Hour 1 (11-03-21)
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Rich reacts to Aaron Rodgers missing Sunday’s Packers-Chiefs games due to a positive Covid test and what that could mean (if anything) for backup and heir apparent Jordan Love, and reacts to the latest on the Odell Beckham Jr-Browns drama in Cleveland. NFL Insider Ian Rapoport and Rich discuss the on-field and off-field implications of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers contracting Covid-19, the latest drama between Odell Beckham Jr. and the Cleveland Browns, why the Dolphins were unable to pull off a trade for Deshaun Watson and why they’ll face a more crowded field of suitors now for the embattled QB, the Saints’ options at QB after Jameis Winston’s season-ending knee injury and WR Michael Thomas also being lost for the season, and Giants RB Saquon Barkley testing positive for Covid. Comedian Sarah Tiana, Chris Brockman’s significant other, calls in to celebrate her beloved Atlanta Braves winning their first World Series since 1995. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
REShow Max Greenfield - Hour 3 (11-02-21)
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Rich and 76ers fan TJ Jefferson have a tongue-in-cheek debate about the Sixers being able to pull off a trade for the Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard. Actor/author Max Greenfield of the CBS sitcom ‘The Neighborhood’ tells Rich why he’s taking a break from his beloved New York Giants and has been spending more time with his old flame the Knicks lately, and reveals the impetus behind his new children’s book ‘I Don’t Want to Read This Book.’    Rich does a deep dive into why the Texans and Dolphins were not able to pull off a deal for embattled QB Deshaun Watson before the NFL Trade Deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
REShow: Dan Orlovsky - Hour 2 (11-02-21)
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Rich breaks down the latest drama surrounding Odell Beckham Jr. which saw has father tweet out a ten-minute video blaming Baker Mayfield for OBJ’s mediocre production since joining the Browns. ESPN Analyst Dan Orlovsky tells Rich that Patrick Mahomes has the worst mechanics of any starting NFL QB and how that’s been holding back the Chiefs this season, why the Saints would be better off starting Trevor Siemian at QB over Taysom Hill in the wake of Jameis Winston’s season-ending knee injury, why Mac Jones has looked more like a seasoned veteran than a rookie QB more often than not this season, and why the Rams trade for Von Miller could be the piece that puts L.A. over the top. Rich wraps up the hour explaining why he’s still not ready to say the Chiefs are out contention for a 3rd-straight Super Bowl berth despite their up-and-down 4-4 start to the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
REShow: Rod Woodson - Hour 1 (11-02-21)
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Rich recaps the Chiefs’ Monday Night Football win over the New York Giants, explains why KC’s season-long Super Bowl hangover was in full effect on MNF despite getting the W, and breaks down the G-Men’s looming decision on the viability of Daniel Jones as the team’s franchise QB. Pro Football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson and Rich discuss the Chiefs’ stumbling start to the season and how the 2-time defending AFC champions can get back to their consistently winning ways, what Von Miller’s impact will be on the Los Angeles Rams’ already impressive defense and what it says about the team’s commitment to winning the Super Bowl this season, if the Titans have a chance to win the AFC without Derrick Henry or if the Bills are the team to beat, and which stout NFL running back was the only player to strike fear in his heart when it came time to tackle him. Rich and the guys break down the latest Peyton and Eli Monday Night Football Manningcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
REShow: Ryan Leaf & Cam Heyward - Hour 3 (11-01-21)
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ESPN Analyst and former NFL QB Ryan Leaf tells Rich why he applauds Falcons WR Calvin Ridley stepping away from football to deal with mental health issues, and how tough it is for the likes of Jets QB Mike White and Saints QB Trevor Siemian coming off the bench to lead their teams to victory.    Steelers’ All-Pro Defensive Tackle Cameron Heyward tells Rich how Pittsburgh has turned things around the last month after stumbling out of the gate to start the season, reveals that Steelers LB TJ Watt boasts he could go back to college and lead a team to a national championship…as a QB, how the team trolled head coach Mike Tomlin after the USC hullabaloo last week, and his POV as an Ohio State alum on Michigan’s loss to Michigan State.    Rich recaps the Patriots 27-24 win over the Chargers and says why he thinks Bill Belichick will be leading New England back to the playoffs this season with rookie QB Mac Jones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
REShow: Albert Breer - Hour 2 (11-01-21)
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The MMQB’s Senior Writer Albert Breer and Rich discuss Von Miller’s trade to the Rams and explains what it could mean for the Broncos’ and head coach Vic Fangio’s future in Denver, the latest on the Deshaun Watson trade front and if the Texans would get more in return for the embattled QB if they were to trade him after the NFL Trade Deadline, how the Titans could replace Derrick Henry who’s likely to miss the rest of the season with a broken foot, how the Saints will replace Jameis Winston at QB after his season-ending knee injury, and why we haven’t heard the last of the Jon Gruden email leak controversy.   In his weekly ‘Overreaction Monday segment, Rich weighs in on whether the Vikings should move on from Kirk Cousins and Mike Zimmer, if Mac Jones will be the best QB in the 2021 draft class when it’s all said and done, if the NFL MVP is a two-horse race between Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford, Big Ben’s ownership of the Cleveland Browns, if the Lions will go 0-17, how the Ttans could replace Derrick Henry and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
REShow: Hour 1 (11-01-21)
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Rich recaps the Seahawks, Jets, and Saints getting big Week 8 wins from their backup quarterbacks Geno Smith, Mike White, and Trevor Siemian, and the Dallas Cowboys getting a key road victory under Cooper Rush with Dak Prescott sidelined by a calf injury.    Rich and the guys react to the breaking news that the Denver Broncos are sending All-Pro linebacker Von Miller to the Los Angeles Rams who solidify their ‘Super Bowl or Bust’ mindset with the blockbuster trade.   Michigan alum Rich reacts to his alma mater’s heartbreaking loss to in-state rival Michigan State and laments the role poor officiating played in the Wolverine’s downfall.   Rich reacts to the news that Saints QB Jameis Winston will miss the rest of the season with ligament damage to his left knee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Amy Trask - Pass The Damn Test
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Joining Rich is former NFL executive, CBS Sports analyst, author and the Chairman of the Board of the BIG 3 basketball League, Amy Trask. Amy and Rich take a deep dive into the early days of her career, learning from the legendary owner of the Raiders, Al Davis and being a woman in the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
REShow: Jeremy Renner - Hour 3 (10-29-21)
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Rich explains, rather emphatically, why NFL teams would be wise to “seize the day” and try to win a title when the chance presents itself and why the Packers and Aaron Rodgers would be foolish to part ways after this season. In his weekly ‘Big Ass Grab Bag’ Top 5, TJ Jefferson recounts the time he had an in-depth 1-on-1 conversation with Michael Jordan where the GOAT revealed which players in NBA history would fill out his All-Time Starting 5 lineup. 2-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner and Rich discuss the state of his beloved (and 2-4) San Francisco 49ers, his upcoming projects ‘Hawkeye’ on Disney+ and ‘The Mayor of Kingstown’ on Paramount+, and reveals if he really once accidentally took Viagra on a L.A.-to-London flight while seated next to Dennis Hopper in another round of ‘Celebrity True or False.’ Chris Brockman, on a recent hot streak, offers up his NFL Week 8 picks in his ‘Sneaky Good Games’ including the Patriots vs the Chargers, Bengals vs the Jets, and Cowboys vs the Vikings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
REShow: Adrien Brody - Hour 2 (10-29-21)
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Rich recaps the Cardinals heartbreaking, last-second loss to the Packers where Arizona looked just a bit off the whole game, updates the latest on Dak Prescott’s status for the Cowboys’ Sunday Night Football matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, and debates if the Browns are rushing Baker Mayfield back too soon with a fracture in his non-throwing shoulder. Academy Award Best Actor Winner Adrien Brody and Rich discuss his latest Wes Anderson film ‘The French Dispatch’ and what it’s like to work alongside the likes of Bill Murray and Henry Winkler, joining the cast of HBO’s ‘Succession,’ preparing to play Pat Riley in the upcoming miniseries about the Showtime era Lakers, and his penchant for driving fast in cars in the latest round of ‘Celebrity True or False.’ Rich and the debate of there’s any chance Matt Rhule could be lured back to the college game and break down the Carolina Panthers Head Coach’s list of favorite Halloween candy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
REShow: Andrew Brandt - Hour 1 (10-29-21)
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Rich recaps the Packers’ thrilling win over the Cardinals that knocked Arizona from the ranks of the unbeaten, and explains why Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay answered a lot of questions that lingered after their tumultuous off-season. Former Packers executive and current MMQB Columnist Andrew Brandt tells Rich how an undermanned Green Bay offense was able to score on the previously undefeated Cardinals, how Matt LaFleur has improved as a head coach, if the Packers are still set on moving on from Aaron Rodgers for Jordan Love next season, and if there’s more to come regarding the Jon Gruden email controversy. Rich and the guys wrap up the hour debating which is their favorite and least favorite Halloween candy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
REShow: Jeff Garlin & Michael Smith - Hour 3 (10-28-21)
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Chris Brockman reacts to his significant other Sarah Tiana’s trip to Houston to watch her Braves get drummed by the Astros in Game 2 of the World Series and Rich shares a story about a failed road trip to Toronto with some fellow Yankees fans back in the 90’s. Actor/Comedian Jeff Garlin of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘The Goldbergs’ fame tells Rich why he’s ready to buy his beloved Chicago Bears just so he can fire head coach Matt Nagy, and more! ‘Brother from Another’ Co-Host Michael Smith and Rich discuss the shaky starts by the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in the face of LeBron James’ injury, L.A.’s lack of chemistry, and Kyrie Irving’s refusal to get Covid-19 vaccinated.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
REShow: Jerry Rice & Byron Kennedy - Hour 2 (10-28-21)
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Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice tells Rich how he went from small college wide receiver to widely regarded as the greatest player in NFL history, and why the current edition of the 49ers need to establish more of an identity under head coach Kyle Shanahan.  Rich and Chris Brockman debate if the Niners did the right thing by only dipping their toe into the Trey Lance waters or if San Francisco should have dived in and named the rookie their starting QB over incumbent Jimmy Garoppolo from the outset of the season. Buccaneers fan Byron Kennedy calls in to share his experience of getting Tom Brady’s 600th career TD pass ball from Bucs’ WR Mike Evans, then giving the ball back in return for only a fraction of what he could have received for it on the collectibles market with some estimates ranging from $500,000 to as high as $750,000. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
REShow: Joel Klatt - Hour 1 (10-28-21)
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Rich previews the pivotal Thursday Night Football showdown between the unbeaten 7-0 Arizona Cardinals and the 6-1 Green Bay Packers, and updates the latest on Dak Prescott’s calf injury that threatens the QB’s availability for the Cowboys’ Sunday Night Football matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.  FOX Sports College Football Analyst Joel Klatt and Rich discuss this Saturday’s rivalry clash between the unbeaten Michigan Wolverines vs the unbeaten Michigan State Spartans, if Oklahoma Sooners QB Caleb Williams has a chance to win the Heisman Trophy despite playing only half the season so far after supplanting Spencer Rattler as the Sooners starter, and the USC head coaching search that came to the forefront this week when Steelers HC Mike Tomlin angrily denied his interest in the job.  Rich revisits Tomlin’s rant this week when addressing the USC job and where it ranks among the all-time greatest head coach sound bites. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
REShow: Joe Manganiello - Hour 3 (10-27-21)
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Rich and the guys debate if the Eagles would be better off benching the inconsistent Jalen Hurts and going with Gardner Minshew or sticking with the 2nd-year QB and letting him take his lumps. Joe Manganiello tells Rich why he’s cautiously optimistic about his 3-3 Steelers, why the Mike Tomlin/USC rumors could be an act of sabotage by former Bengals QB Carson Palmer, why his wife Sofia Vergara loves his new animated movie ‘The Spine of Night,’ and why you shouldn’t be surprised to see the 6’5” actor traveling through Europe with his tiny pet dog “Bubbles.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
REShow: Matt Araiza & Ian Rapoport - Hour 2 (10-27-21)
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Rich hands out this week’s ‘Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Planet Earth’ award to San Diego State punter/kicker Matt Araiza who’s on pace to set an NCAA record with a whopping 54 Yards/Per Punt average while also routinely nailing 50-yard field goals for the undefeated Aztecs.  NFL Insider Ian Rapoport tells Rich that the Panthers are out of the Deshaun Watson trade mix for now but could re-engage the Texans if the embattled QB is not dealt before the NFL Trade Deadline, gives injury updates on Dak Prescott (good), Antonio Brown (worrisome), Michael Thomas, Christian McCaffrey and Russell Wilson, if the Eagles could bench Jalen Hurts for Gardner Minshew, and which players are likely to be traded by Tuesday’s deadline.  Rich and the guys react to the memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons press conference by Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
REShow: Joe Buck - Hour 1 (10-27-21)
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Rich recaps the Atlanta Braves’ Game 1 World Series win over the Houston Astros, and updates the status of Dak Prescott’s calf injury and if the Cowboys will be forced to turn to Cooper Rush for their Sunday Night Football showdown against the Minnesota Vikings.   FOX Sports’ Joe Buck and Rich discuss the Braves-Astros Game 1 and how Atlanta went from a non-factor at the MLB deadline to 3 wins away from a World Series title, the pivotal Thursday Night Football matchup in Week 8 between the 6-1 Packers and the 7-0 Cardinals, if the Cards, Cowboys, Rams or Buccaneers (led by the ageless Tom Brady) is the best team in the NFC, what it was like to host ‘Jeopardy!’ and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
REShow: Mike Florio - Hour 3 (10-26-21)
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Pro Football Talk host Mike Florio tells Rich why he’d be surprised if Deshaun Watson is not dealt before the NFL Trade Deadline, if 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan should be on the hot seat after the Niners’ 2-4 start, if Sunday Ticket might be moving off the DirecTV platform, and Jon Gruden’s next steps after the email scandal that cost him the Raiders’ Head Coach job. (timestamp).    In his weekly ‘4 Downs’ segment Rich weighs in on the Bengals drafting WR Ja’Marr Chase with their first-round pick instead of OT Penei Sewell, why Raiders QB Derek Carr should be in the discussion for NFL MVP honors, the Titans’ chances to run the table, and more! (timestamp).   A viewer recaps Rich’s less-than-stellar predictions from his 4th Down Hot Takes this season, and the guys debate if Tom Brady adding bitcoin to the mix was enough in return for that Buccaneers fan to hand over his 600th career TD ball. (timestamp).    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
REShow: Patrick Mahomes - Hour 2 (10-26-21)
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Rich previews the Cowboys return after their bye week and the status of Dak Prescott who’s nursing a calf injury and weighs in on the Jets bringing back journeyman QB Joe Flacco into the fold with rookie Zach Wilson out for a few weeks with a knee injury. Chiefs All-Pro QB Patrick Mahomes tells Rich why he remains positive and optimistic despite KC stumbling out of the gate to a sloppy 3-4 start to the season, how fatherhood has changed his life, and his reaction to the Tom Brady/600th TD pass ball controversy. Rich reacts to receiving a special ambassador award for his RunRichRun fundraising efforts for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.   Mike Del Tufo ends the hour running through his long list of Most Obnoxious NFL Fan Bases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
REShow: Daniel Jeremiah - Hour 1 (10-26-21)
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Rich recaps the Saints’ 13-10 win over the Seahawks on Monday Night Football and comments on the big hole Pete Carroll and Seattle find themselves in after a 2-5 start to the season, and explains why New Orleans’ 4-2 record is all that more impressive given the early-season challenges they’ve had to overcome. NFL Network Analyst Daniel Jeremiah tells Rich why the Peyton & Eli Manningcast was the best part of the Saints-Seahawks MNF matchup, how the Bengals have gone from laughingstock to no laughing matter for their remaining opponents this season, and why the Raiders are thriving after the departure of Jon Gruden. Rich and the guys marvel at Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin’s MUST-WATCH response to the rumors that he’s in the mix to become USC’s next head coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
REShow: Demario Davis - Hour 3 (10-25-21)
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Jets fan Rich reacts to the team’s 54-13 beatdown at the hands of the Patriots, the injury to rookie QB Zach Wilson, and if the woebegone franchise will EVER be able to reverse their fortunes. Rich and an avid Bengals fan caller run through the rest of Cincinnati’s schedule with game-by-game predictions. Former 49ers WR/TE Bob Bruer calls in and tells the story of keeping the ball from his first NFL touchdown pass, which also happened to be Joe Montana’s first TD pass.   Saints Pro Bowl LB Demario Davis and Rich discuss Jameis Winston’s maturity and the QB seizing New Orleans’ leadership role as they head into their Monday Night Football showdown with the Seattle Seahawks, and what it was like being displaced for a month by Hurricane Ida when he had 4 young children and a wife who was ready to give birth to baby #5.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
REShow: Peter Schrager & Bobby Wagner - Hour 2 (10-28-21)
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‘Good Morning Football’ co-host Peter Schrager and Rich discuss the latest on the Deshaun Watson trade front and if a suspension from the NFL is imminent, if 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan deserves to be on the hot seat, if the Chiefs can stop the downward spiral on their season, why the Cardinals and Bengals have risen from the trash heap to legit contenders, and why the Jets could be losing a generation of fans if they keep up their losing ways.    Seahawks All-Pro LB Bobby Wagner and Rich discuss a possible timeline for Russell Wilson’s return from his finger injury, the challenge presented by the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, his less-than-enthusiastic reception to the NFL’s Taunting crackdown, how he and the league have changed during his 10-year career, and what lies ahead for him after his playing days.   Rich reacts to the hot mess/can’t look away spectacle that was Illinois’ win over Penn State that was a whopping 9 Overtimes of ugly football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
REShow: Hour 1 (10-25-21)
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Rich recaps the Colts’ Sunday Night Football win over the 49ers and compares the divergent paths San Francisco and Indianapolis have taken of late due to the quarterback play from Carson Wentz and Jimmy Garoppolo.   Rich breaks down the landscape for a potential Deshaun Watson trade and ponders if the Niners would make a bold move to acquire the embattled Texans QB.    In his ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment Rich weighs in on topics including the Titans as the AFC’s best team, if the Chiefs will miss the playoffs, if the Bengals will win the AFC North and if Ja’Marr Chase is the best rookie WR since Randy Moss, if Niners HC Kyle Shanahan is on the hot seat, and if America is rooting for the Atlanta Braves to beat the Houston Astros in the World Series.     Rich and the guys debate whether or not the fan who gave back Tom Brady’s 600th TD pass ball in exchange for an autographed jersey did the right thing considering the ball could have fetched $500,000 at auction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
Chris Berman: Back, Back, Back To The Beginning
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In this episode Rich sits down with none other than "The Swami", ESPN Legend Chris Berman. Chris goes deep into his career beginnings and the path that led him to ESPN and how he became one of the most recognizable voices at ESPN and in the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2021
REShow: Carson Palmer - Hour 3 (10-22-21)
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Former Pro Bowl QB Carson Palmer tells Rich how his former team the Bengals, led by Joe Burrow, have become a force to be reckoned with in the AFC North, why Tom Brady and the Buccaneers can even get better following their Super Bowl win, what it will take for Aaron Rodgers to stick around in Green Bay after this Packers’ season, what makes Kyler Murray the most exciting player in the NFL today. TJ Jefferson shares his weekly top 5, this time listing his 5 favorite ‘Seinfeld’ episodes.   Chris Brockman wraps up the hour with his NFL Week 7 ‘Sneaky Good Games.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
REShow: Jerome Bettis - Hour 2 (10-22-21)
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Rich updates the latest on Baker Mayfield’s shoulder injury, and comments on Tua Tagovailoa’s shaky stature in Miami and wonders just how committed the Dolphins are to the 2nd-year QB with a the possibility of a Deshaun Watson trade in their near future.  Jerome Bettis and Rich discuss the growing number of Pittsburgh Steelers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, what has impressed him about rookie RB Najee Harris, why Ben Roethlisberger’s struggles this season are not all his fault, and more.   Rich and Chris Brockman break down the Dodgers’ 11-2 thumping of the Braves in their NLCS Game 5. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
REShow: Joe Thomas - Hour 1 (10-22-21)
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Rich gloats over his prediction that Case Keenum would step in for the injured Baker Mayfield and lead the Browns to a Thursday Night Football win over the Broncos.   NFL Network Analyst Joe Thomas and Rich discuss the Browns pivotal Thursday Night Football win over the Denver Broncos with backup QB Case Keenum efficiently filling in for the injured Baker Mayfield, Cleveland’s chances to win the AFC given their injuries and the step back the Chiefs have taken so far this season with a porous defense, and why the 6-0 Cardinals look to be the team to beat in the NFC.   Rich comments on the latest developments in the Ben Simmons-76ers saga that reportedly has the embattled Sixers star taking a mental health break from basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
REShow: Robert Townsend - Hour 3 (10-21-21)
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Rich and the guys break down the comments from Eagles Center Jason Kelce who pulled no punches when slamming Sixers’ star Ben Simmons, while throwing a jab at Jacksonville Jaguars fans for good measure. Director Robert Townsend and Rich discuss the upcoming Netflix series ‘Colin in Black and White’ about the childhood of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and the origin story behind his 1987 directorial debut ‘Hollywood Shuffle’ and how he paid for the cult classic with his personal credit cards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
REShow: Nathan Zegura & Ron Darling - Hour 2 (10-21-21)
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Cleveland Browns Insider Nathan Zegura and Rich discuss the Browns facing the Broncos on Thursday Night Football without starting QB Baker Mayfield and why the defense must step up against Denver, and why he’s still a true believer in TJ Jefferson despite his failed ‘Price Is Right’ appearance.    Rich and the guys react to Broncos LB Von Miller guaranteeing he’ll get two sacks against the Cleveland Browns tonight.   Rich reacts to the Dodgers’ 3-1 NLCS hole to the Atlanta Braves and L.A.’s head-scratching use of Max Scherzer and Julio Urias.    Turner Sports’ MLB Analyst Ron Darling tells Rich how the Dodgers’ “mismanagement” of their stellar starting rotation has them on the brink of elimination against the Braves and why Atlanta could be in trouble if they don’t close out L.A. in Game 5, Eddie Rosario’s stellar NLCS, and how the Astros were able to get off the canvas against the Red Sox in their ALCS series. timestamp).   Rich and the guys react to Nick Saban showing his humorous side when a reporter on a Zoom call showed up with his infant son in his lap.   Rich offers some advice for Jets fans who are growing impatient with the growing pains of rookie QB Zach Wilson, and weighs in on the chances the Dolphins and Texans will be able to pull of a blockbuster Deshaun Watson trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
REShow: John McClain - Hour 1 (10-21-21)
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Rich reacts to the latest Baker Mayfield shoulder injury news and explains why haters of the Browns QB will be out en force tonight when Cleveland takes on the Broncos with backup Case Keenum.   With the rumor mills swirling around Deshaun Watston to the Dolphins, Rich goes to bat for Tua Tagovailoa and says why Miami might be jumping the gun on moving on from the 2nd-year QB. (Houston Chronicle columnist John McClain tells Rich how close the Texans are to trading embattled QB Deshaun Watson to the Dolphins and how many 1st-round picks Miami is willing to give up in the deal, and how the Astros went from looking like they were ready to bow out against the Red Sox to the brink of another World Series appearance. Rich grapples with a huge and possibly life-altering decision: does he return to rooting for the Knicks at the urging of his 10-year-old son after swearing off the franchise because of his hatred for team owner James Dolan?? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
REShow: Larry David - Hour 3 (10-20-21)
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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ creator and star Larry David stops by the studio where he tells Rich why he would outlaw field goals and punting if he were to replace NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, why he would be a dynamic Offensive Coordinator for the New York Jets, how he’s constantly ruining takes by laughing during filming of improvised ‘Curb’ scenes, and what is the right and wrong thing to do in social situations we all experience like spoiler rules for movies and sports, ordering at the drive-thru, restaurant etiquette and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
REShow: David Bell & Shams Charania - Hour 2 (10-20-21)
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Rich previews the Browns vs Broncos on Thursday Night Football and explains why Cleveland fans shouldn’t press the panic button with journeyman backup QB Case Keenum starting for the injured Baker Mayfield.    Rich presents this week’s ‘Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Planet Earth’ award to Purdue WR David Bell who hauled in 11 catches for a whopping 240 yards in the Boilermakers’ upset of the 2nd-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. Shams Charania, NBA Insider for The Athletic and Stadium, and Rich discuss the lack of chemistry issues between LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis that led to the Lakers’ season-opening loss to Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, the Bucks’ blowout of the Nets and if Brooklyn will see Kyrie Irving suit up for them this season as he refused to get Covid-19 vaccinated, and if there’s any solution to the stalemate between the Philadelphia 76ers and disgruntled swingman Ben Simmons. (timestamp).   Rich, Brockman and TJ make their NBA predictions for the 2021-22 season for MVP, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, and NBA Champions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
REShow: Michael Smith - Hour 1 (10-20-21)
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Rich recaps Russell Westbrook’s less-than-impressive/pretty bad regular season debut that saw the Lakers lose to Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors, and explains why the Milwaukee Bucks still have something to prove to him despite winning an NBA title last season. Rich recaps the good (two dramatic late-inning home runs by the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger and the Astros’ Jose Altuve) and the bad (horrendous home plate umpire balls and strikes calls) in the NLCS and ALCS.   ‘Brother from Another’ co-host Michael Smith and Rich discuss the Lakers’ chemistry issues with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Westbrook, how he would handle the Ben Simmons situation if he were running the Philadelphia 76ers and what advice he would give the embattled Sixers swingman if he were his agent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
REShow: Bruce Feldman - Hour 3 (10-19-21)
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Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports and The Athletic discuss Rich LSU paying Ed Orgeron $17 Million to walk away as their head football coach and if the Tigers could lure Jumbo Fisher away from Texas A&M or Dabo Swinney away from Clemson, USC and Washington States head coaching vacancies, if benched Oklahoma Sooners QB Spencer Rattler would be better off transferring or entering the NFL Draft after this season, and the QB situation at the University of Michigan. Chris Brockman runs through the latest NFL injury news with updates on the Browns’ backfield, Baker Mayfield’s non-throwing shoulder, and more!   Yankees fans Rich and Mike Del Tufo debate Red Sox fan Brockman on New York bringing back manager Aaron Boone on a 3-year extension. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
REShow: Sam Amick - Hour 2 (10-19-21)
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Rich and the guys break down Ben Simmons’ bad day that saw him get kicked out of practice by head coach Doc Rivers and suspended for the 76ers opening game for insubordination.    The Athletic’s Senior NBA Writer Sam Amick and Rich discuss Simmons beef with the 76ers and what options the team has moving forward and what kind of return they can get in a trade for the guard-forward, why the Suns are dragging their feet on an extension for up-and-coming big man Deandre Ayton, how Russell Westbrook will mesh with LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the Lakers, and if Klay Thompson can regain his old form for the Warriors when he returns from two devastating injuries the last two seasons. In his weekly ‘4 Downs’ segment Rich weighs in on the Bengals chances to win the AFC North, why Patriots QB Mac Jones looks nothing like a rookie so far this season, who’s the frontrunner for the #1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, and why defensive teams celebrating turnovers is not considered Taunting.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
REShow: Marshall Faulk - Hour 1 (10-19-21)
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 Rich recaps Titans RB Derrick Henry’s stellar, 3-touchdown game against the Bills and why he’s plowed his way into the NFL MVP conversation, and Tennessee’s thrilling Monday Night Football win over the Buffalo and Sean McDermott’s decision to go for the win on 4th and goal with a Josh Allen QB Sneak instead of settling for a game-tying FG that would have sent the game to OT. Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk tells Rich what makes Titans RB Derrick Henry by far the best running back in the NFL today, why the 6-0 Cardinals are no fluke, and that he fully believes in the 5-1 Baltimore Ravens but the 5-1 Dallas Cowboys still have something to prove. Rich reacts to embattled G/F Ben Simmons getting kicked out of the 76er’s practice today and suspended for the Sixers opening game for insubordination. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
REShow: Dan Orlovsky - Hour 3 (10-18-21)
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In his NFL Week 6 ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment Rich weighs in on whether or not the Raiders are the best team in the AFC West, if the Ravens are the best team in the AFC, how long the Cardinals can remain unbeaten, if Urban Meyer’s Week 6 win was enough to save his job, if the Giants should move on from Daniel Jones, and if we’ll see Cam Newton as an NFL starting QB again this season. ESPN NFL & College Football Analyst Dan Orlovsky tells Rich why he’s very concerned for the Browns following their blowout loss to the Arizona Cardinals and why the Baker Mayfield-Odell Beckham Jr. dynamic has been far from dynamic on the field, which team among the Cardinals, Rams, Cowboys and Buccaneers is the best team in the NFC right now, if the Chiefs, Vikings and Steelers have turned a corner with their Week 6 Wins, how the 49ers and Saints will look coming off their bye weeks, why the Cincinnati Bearcats are the best College Football team he’s seen this season, and what the Michigan Wolverines must do on offense to finish the season unbeaten. Rich reacts to Aaron Rodgers vociferously trolling Bears fans after scoring a touchdown at Soldier Field this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
REShow: Albert Breer - Hour 2 (10-18-21)
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Rich rips the Dodgers’ mind-boggling decisions and overreliance on analytics that have resulted in the defending champions in a 2-0 hole against the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS. The MMQB’s Albert Breer and Rich discuss his biggest takeaways from the NFL’s Week 6, if Urban Meyer’s win over the Dolphins saved his job as Jaguars head coach, if the 1-5 Dolphins could turn to the Texans for a possible Deshaun Watson trade if they decide to move on from Tua Tagovailoa, if the 6-0 Arizona Cardinals are for real, and if that expected Aaron Rodgers-Packers divorce will actually turn out to be a reconciliation. Rich recaps the Ravens start-to-finish domination of the Chargers and says why Lamar Jackson could be on his way to a 2nd NFL MVP award. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
REShow - Hour 1 (10-18-21)
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Rich explains why the Cowboys are poised for a Super Bowl run after an impressive first 6 weeks of the season thanks to Dak Prescott on offense and the ball-hawking Trevon Diggs on defense, but why head coach Mike McCarthy might be the biggest obstacle keeping Dallas from winning another ring for Jerry Jones.   Rich recaps the two most impressive road wins in the NFL Week 6 from the Arizona Cardinals easily handling the Cleveland Browns and the Raiders brushing aside the Jon Gruden controversy with a 10-point win over AFC West rival Denver Broncos.   Rich comments on the Browns’ worrisome 2-game slide and rash of key injuries, and Broncos’ head coach Vic Fangio’s head-scratching use of the red challenge flag in their loss to the Raiders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Jim Nantz: The Passion Was To Get To CBS
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Jim Nantz, the legendary voice of the NFL on CBS and The Masters, joins Rich Eisen for a candid discussion about his career and how he became one of the most recognizable voices in sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
REShow: Derrick Henry - Hour 3 (10-15-21)
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On the heels of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3, TJ Jefferson lists his all-time favorite sports trilogies including Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier, Magic Johnson vs Larry Bird and more.   Titans RB Derrick Henry tells Rich what his body feels like the day after a hard-hitting, 30-carry game in the NFL and if he’s concerned about his heavy workload this season which is on a record-setting pace, how he’s preparing to face the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football, what All-Pro WR Julio Jones has brought to the team, and if he’s down with adopting Rich’s new nickname for him “The Diminisher.”   Chris Brockman offers up his “Sneaky Good Games” picks for NFL Week 6 while Rich lists his top “Under the Radar” games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
REShow: Bomani Jones - Hour 2 (10-15-21)
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Rich reacts to the trade of Pro Bowl TE Zach Ertz and what it says about the status of the Arizona Cardinals (rising) and the Philadelphia Eagles (rebuilding).   Rich recaps the Buccaneers’ Thursday Night Football win over the Eagles and breaks down the inconsistent play from Philly’s 2nd-year QB Jalen Hurts and the consistent greatness of the ageless Tom Brady.   ESPN’s Bomani Jones tells Rich discuss how deep Jon Gruden’s racist comments about NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith have reverberated among the union and NFL players, why Nets guard Kyrie Irving’s anti-vaccination stance explanation makes little sense, why Ravens QB Lamar Jackson should be the NFL MVP front runner, and his upcoming sports talk show on HBO.   Rich reacts to Kevin Durant’s comments on the Kyrie situation while Brockman and TJ try to convince the former Knicks fan to root for the Nets this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
REShow: Ron Darling - Hour 1 (10-15-21)
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Rich recaps the Dodgers-Giants nail-biting Game 5 of their NLDS and the controversial check-swing strikeout that gave L.A. the series win over their archrivals to the north.     Turner Sports MLB Analyst Ron Darling tells Rich why MLB should expand the use of replay to avoid controversies like the end of the Dodgers-Giants series, why L.A. rolled the dice on going with an “opener” instead of 20-game winner Julio Urias to start their loser-goes-home game against San Francisco, and why he’s predicting a Dodgers-Astros World Series rematch.   Rich and Chris Brockman debate if they would want to be an MLB manager in this day and age where a team’s front office has more of a say about day-to-day tactics and on-field decisions through the proliferation of analytics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
REShow: Daymond John & Josh Allen - Hour 3 (10-14-21)
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‘Shark Tank’ Co-host/entrepreneur Daymond John and Rich discuss the origins of ‘Black Entrepreneur’s Day’ and the need for more minority business ownership in America, and TJ Jefferson gives an impassioned pitch to become a FUBU brand ambassador. Rich reacts, and we mean R E A C T S, to news that the Dodgers have replaced Julio Urias as their Game 5 starter against the San Francisco Giants with reliever Corey Knebel with plans to bring the 20-game winner into the game later on. Bills QB Josh Allen tells Rich why he and the team are not getting too big-headed about their Week 5 drubbing of the 2-time defending AFC Champion Chiefs, how “nerding out” over his throwing mechanics took his game to a whole new level, and why he DOES NOT want fans in Buffalo to give him free meals or drinks.   Rich reacts to the poignant and powerful response from Chargers head coach Brandon Staley when he was asked to address the Raiders Jon Gruden email controversy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
REShow: Douglas Emhoff & Kyle Brandt - Hour 2 (10-14-21)
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Second Gentleman of the United States Douglas Emhoff tells Rich what it’s like to throw out the first pitch at an MLB game and what it’s been like for him, a die-hard Dodgers fan, to be in the same household with his die-hard San Francisco Giants fan Vice President Kamala Harris, and his recommendation to anti-vaxxers like Nets guard Kyrie Irving. ‘Good Morning Football’ co-host Kyle Brandt and Rich discuss the chances Justin Fields can reverse the Bears’ recent misfortunes against their NFC North rival Packers, if Jalen Hurts and the Eagles have a chance on Thursday Night Football against the ageless Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, and which is his favorite scene from Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction.’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
REShow: Hour 1 (10-14-21)
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Rich Eisen previews the Buccaneers taking on the Eagles on Thursday Night Football and explains why we’ll never get tired of watching Tom Brady perform in primetime. Rich explains which 3-2 teams need to win most in the NFL’s Week 6 including the Raiders, Broncos, Panthers, Titans, Browns, Bears, and Packers, and examine the Raiders’ chances to get past the Jon Gruden controversy and live up to their potential on the field under interim head coach Rich Bisaccia. On the anniversary of the release of ‘Pulp Fiction’ the guys debate which is the best scene from the Quentin Tarantino classic, and discuss if Brockman and Sarah Tianna will be able to co-exist in the same household of the Red Sox and Braves reach the World Series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
REShow: Michael Smith - Hour 3 (10-13-21)
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Rich reacts to Kyrie Irving’s explanation for his refusal to get vaccinated against Covid-19, to Lincoln Riley closing Oklahoma’s practices to all media the rest of the week in the wake of QB Spencer Rattler’s benching for freshman Caleb Williams, if 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan should be on the hot seat, and William Shatner, Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, becoming the oldest person to ever go to into space.   ‘Brother from Another’ co-host Michael Smith and Rich discuss Kyrie Irving’s refusal to get Covid vaccinated which might cost the Nets guard an entire season of basketball, and why there could be lots of nervous people in the NFL’s hierarchy following the leak of Jon Gruden’s controversial emails. Rich offers up his advice for Raiders Owner Mark Davis on how to address his fan base in the Gruden aftermath. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
REShow: Jack Campbell & Erik Jones - Hour 2 (10-13-21)
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Rich names Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell the recipient of this week’s ‘Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Planet Earth’ Award after the Hawkeyes knocked off previously unbeaten Big Ten rival Penn State to move up to the #2 spot in the national rankings.   Rich and the guys do a deep dive into fantasy football trash talk etiquette and how much trash talk is too much trash talk, or if there’s even such a thing when it comes to fantasy sports.   NASCAR Cup Series driver Erik Jones tells Rich how his mom got him into racing at age 7 despite his dad’s reluctance and if he actually calls #43 car team owner Richard Petty “The King.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
REShow: Amy Trask - Hour 1 (10-13-21)
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Former Raiders CEO Amy Trask and Rich discuss the Jon Gruden email controversy and if his bigotry is a wider problem in the halls of the NFL’s higher ups and not just on isolated case, where the team and the NFL go from here in addressing the underlying issues behind his comments, her advice for team owner Mark Davis following his limited response, and how the late Al Davis would’ve responded to the Gruden situation.   Rich weighs in on Gruden’s misogynistic comments and explains why he’s flabbergasted by the antediluvian beliefs held by the ousted Raiders head coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
REShow: Chase Claypool - Hour 3 (10-12-21)
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Rich reacts to Tom Brady speaking about his thumb injury and explains why the Buccaneers are far more impressive at this point in the season as they were a year ago.     In his ‘4 Downs’ segment Rich weighs in on fans reaping the benefits of the NFL’s expanded 17-game season, if the Patriots, Steelers, Vikings or Eagles can bounce back from their disappointing stars, why the Chargers-Ravens in Week 6 could have big consequences down the road, and if the Bills can run the table on their 2021 schedule.   Chris Brockman throws out a movies-related flaming hot take: 3-time Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep is overrated??   Steelers WR Chase Claypool tells Rich why he thinks ‘Die Hard’ is NOT a Christmas movie, how the moribund Pittsburgh offense found new life in Week 5 against the Broncos, how it’s been in the locker room with Ben Roethlisberger this season as he winds down his career, and why he’s trying to get all his teammates and coaches to watch ‘Squid Game.’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
REShow: Brian Windhorst - Hour 2 (10 - 12-21)
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ESPN Senior NBA Writer Brian Windhorst tells Rich why the Nets have chosen to ban Kyrie Irving from playing until he gets Covid-19 vaccinated and what the enigmatic point guard’s options are ranging from getting vaxxed to actually retiring from basketball, why Ben Simmons caved in on his stance to never play for the 76ers again and if the Sixers will be able to trade the embattled guard.   Rich and the guys recap the Dodgers-Giants NLDS Game 3, and Rich throws some shade Chris Brockman’s way following his Red Sox knocking the AL East champions Rays out of the playoffs which leads to Rich revealing what happened the first (and only) time he used chewing tobacco.   Rich wraps up the hour explaining why Browns QB Baker Mayfield deserves more due respect even though he’s overshadowed in the AFC by the likes of Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and Bills QB Josh Allen, while Cowboys fan TJ Jefferson makes the case for Dak Prescott as NFL MVP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
REShow: Mike Florio - Hour 1 (10-12-21)
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Rich recaps Lamar Jackson and the Ravens’ 19-point comeback win over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football and says why Josh Allen now has some stiff competition in the NFL MVP race.   Rich reacts to Jon Gruden’s resignation as Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach after numerous emails surfaced in which Gruden used disparaging comments about gays, women, and used racially charged language.   Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio tells Rich why he thinks “there’s probably more” damaging Gruden emails somewhere and why “there are nervous people” in the NFL whose misdeeds might also come to light, what the Raiders do next in the wake of the controversy, and just how thin the thin ice is that Urban Meyer is on with the Jacksonville Jaguars’ brass.   Rich comments on the Raiders’ next steps and explains why the franchise is in good hands with Mike Mayock, especially if the GM hires former Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson to replace Gruden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
REShow: Austin Ekeler - Hour 3 (10-11-21)
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Rich reacts to the emotional, tear-filled postgame press conference of Lions HC Dan Campbell after Detroit lost yet another game on a last-second field goal.   In his NFL Week 5 ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment Rich weighs in on the Chargers-Browns shootout, the much maligned Ben Roethlisberger leading the Steelers to a win over the Broncos, if the Cowboys are the best team in the NFC, if the Chiefs could miss the playoffs this year, if Justin Fields can lead the Bears to the playoffs, and if Crimson Tide fans should press the panic button after #1 Alabama’s loss to unranked Texas A&M.   Chargers RB Austin Ekeler and Rich discuss the team’s huge Week 5 slugfest win over the Browns and how the Bolts are changing their image away from the team that normally chokes in late-game situations, how Justin Herbert has grown as a QB and a leader after just one year in the NFL, what energy and confidence rookie head coach Brandon Staley has infused into the team’s locker room, and shares his unlikely journey to the NFL which began with a pro day where something highly unusual happened.    Rich reacts to the Chargers’ success under Brandon Staley and how he’s already changing the team’s image just five games into his first season as a head coach, and has some advice for Sixers holdout point guard Ben Simmons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
REShow: Kevin Clark - Hour 2 (10-11-21)
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The Ringer’s Kevin Clark and Rich discuss the latest Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder fight and why boxing’s once moribund heavyweight division is alive and thriving once again, why the 2-3 Chiefs suddenly look mortal after back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, and if the Cowboys have a legitimate show to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Rich takes a call from Cleveland and wonders if Browns QB Baker Mayfield is getting his due respect for what he’s meant to Cleveland’s growth from laughing stock to title contenders.   With the Jaguars falling to 0-5 Rich breaks down the postgame sound bites from Urban Meyer and Trevor Lawrence and explains why the head coach and the star QB are definitely NOT on the same page. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
REShow: Hour 1 (10-11-21)
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Rich recaps the Bills’ dominant win over the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football and explains why 1) Buffalo is the best team in the NFL, and 2) why Josh Allen is the NFL MVP frontrunner, and weighs in on KC’s reversal of fortune this season that has seen the defending AFC Champions stumble out of the gate to a 2-3 start. Rich and Brockman break down the craziest moments from an absolutely BATS**T crazy sports weekend including Texas A&M’s upset of #1 Alabama, the Oklahoma Sooners’ walk-off touchdown run against the Texas Longhorns in the Red River Showdown, Fury vs Wilder III, the Rays’ controversial ground rule double in their 13-inning loss to the Red Sox, White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal channeling his inner Reggie Jackson and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
REShow: Andrew Whitworth & Phil Dunster/Jamie Tartt - Hour 3 (10-08-21)
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Los Angeles Rams All-Pro Offensive Tackle Andrew Whitworth and Rich discuss that crazy double-punt play in their Thursday Night win over the Seattle Seahawks, the “confidence and energy” Matthew Stafford has brought to the team’s offense, and what it’s like to have to face Aaron Donald in practice every day. Actor Phil Dunster and Rich discuss his “Jamie Tartt” character on ‘Ted Lasso’ and reveals he actually made the booming 40-yard free kick in season 2’s episode 6, if he regrets suggesting the producers use “Baby Shark” as his fan chant song, and how many more seasons of the beloved Apple TV+ series fans can expect.   Rich reveals which is his favorite ‘Caddyshack’ scene, and a reluctant Chris Brockman (just 1-11 on his picks this season) offers up his latest “Sneaky Good Games’ for NFL Week 5. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
Kevin Harlan: A Life Full of Sports
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On this episode Rich sits down with Kevin Harlan of CBS Sports and Westwood One's Monday Night Football broadcast. Kevin, who has had a life filled with sports, talks about growing up as the son of Bob Harlan, a former executive with the Green Bay Packers and how a personal recommendation from broadcaster Gary Bender to his dad led Kevin to attend the University of Kansas and its School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Plus, Kevin talks about how a letter to the great John Facenda resulted in an amazing compliment. All that and more in today's episode of Just Getting Started with Rich Eisen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
REShow: CM Punk - Hour 2 (10-08-21)
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Rich lists his top NFL Week 5 ‘Under the Radar’ games including the Eagles vs Panthers, Dolphins vs Buccaneers and Packers vs Bengals, and hatches a plan to troll his NFL Network cohort Michael Irvin who will be getting up extra early in London to call the Falcons-Jets while the rest of the NFL GameDay Morning crew takes the week off. Wrestler CM Punk tells Rich how All Elite Wrestling was able to lure him out of retirement and why he’s all-in on AEW’s bright future, why being a Bears and Cubs fans is one big ball of love and heartbreak (with a dash of frustration sprinkled in), and if he would consider going to Japan to take on Okada.   Rich previews the Jaguars’ big Week 5 game that could determine how much longer Urban Meyer remains the team’s head coach.    TJ Jefferson lists his “Top 5 Least Favorite Sport Moments” including Dwight Clark’s “The Catch,” Carlos Beltran striking out looking for the Mets to end the World Series, Florida State’s infamous “Wide Right II” and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
REShow: Carson Wentz - Hour 1 (10-08-21)
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Rich recaps the Los Angeles Rams’ pivotal road win over their NFC West rival Seahawks and explains why 2-3 Seattle is at a crossroads already with the finger injury to All-Pro QB Russell Wilson. Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz tells Rich what it’s like to play in an NFL with not one, but TWO sprained ankles and how he’s dealt with a string of injuries throughout his career, his close connect with head coach Frank Reich, the challenge of facing a tough Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football, and the advice he has for fellow North Dakota State alum Trey Lance before he makes his first career start for the 49ers on Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
REShow: Amy Trask - Hour 3 (10-07-21)
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Rich previews tonight’s pivotal NFC West matchup between the Rams and Seahawks and explains why he’s leaning toward a Seattle home win over Matthew Stafford and Sean McVay. In his latest ‘4 Downs’ segment Rich weighs in on how those crazy Week 1 losses by the Bills and Packers look in hindsight, if the Colts still have a shot to win the AFC South, which unexpected receiver has emerged as one of the Falcons' most dangerous weapons, and if the Bengals will be in the playoff hunt at the end of the season. CBS Sports NFL Analyst and former Raiders CEO Amy Trask tells Rich why she would fire Urban Meyer for “a glaring lack of leadership” if she were in the Jaguars’ front office, if there’s any way the embattled head coach can regain the trust of his team, and where the NFL’s crackdown on Taunting originated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
REShow: David Samson - Hour 2 (10-07-21)
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Rich explains why Bills Mafia is “feeling it” as their team heads into an AFC Championship game rematch against the Chiefs in Week 5. CBS Sports’ David Samson tells Rich why Gerrit Cole “is no longer an ace,” and why the Yankees should fire manager Aaron Boone and GM Brian Cashman, why the analytics-driven Rays are likely to sweep the Red Sox in their ALDS showdown and go on to face the Brewers in the World Series, and reveals that the Angels likely had an illegal extension agreement with Shohei Ohtani back when they originally signed the 2-way star back in 2018.   Rich previews the NFL’s Week 5 and lists which teams desperately need a win between the Vikings vs Lions, Colts vs Ravens, Steelers vs Broncos, Falcons vs Jets, and the Jaguars vs Titans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
REShow: Calais Campbell - Hour 1 (10-07-21)
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Rich recaps the Dodgers’ nail-biting walk-off win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Wildcard Game, and laments how pervasive analytics have greatly removed the possibility managers will leave their aces on the mound deep into playoff games.  Ravens DE Calais Campbell tells Rich how close he came to retiring after last season and what got him to come back for his 14th NFL season, how Baltimore go past their rash of ACL injuries to key players during training camp, why the team trusts head coach John Harbaugh implicitly, why Justin Tucker might be the best kicker in NFL history, and what challenges await them on Monday Night Football when they face the Colts.   Rich previews the pivotal Week 5 AFC showdown between the 3-1 Chargers and the 3-1 Browns which leads to a debate on whether or not Baker Mayfield would still go #1 overall to Cleveland if we re-drafted the 2018 quarterback class. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
REShow: Michael Kay - Hour 3 (10-06-21)
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Yankees play-by-play announcer Michael Kay and Rich discuss the Pinstripes’ disappointing end to their season in a Wildcard Game loss to their archrival Red Sox and what the aftermath could look like in the Bronx for manager Aaron Boone and GM Brian Cashman, the early exit of $300 Million starter Gerrit Cole after just 2 innings against the Bosox, how the Yankees can take a page from Boston and the Tampa Bay Rays in their use of analytics, and how the Nets could respond to Kyrie Irving’s refusal to get Covid-vaccinated which could result in him having to sit out every home game in Brooklyn in the upcoming NBA season. Rich takes a call from his Boston sports fan brother-in-law who calls in to gloat about the Red Sox win over the Yankees.   Rich reacts to Urban Meyer’s latest comments on why he decided not to fly home with the team after the Jaguars Thursday Night Football loss to the Bengals and explains why his explanation only leads to more questions.    Rich breaks down the comments from Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy and QB Justin Fields after the rookie quarterback was named Chicago’s permanent starter today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
REShow: Alec Pierce & Mike Pereira - Hour 2 (10-06-21)
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Rich reacts to breaking news out of Chicago where head coach Matt Nagy caved into fans desires (and common sense) to name Justin Fields the team’s permanent QB1 moving forward. Rich hands out this week’s Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Planet Earth Award to Cincinnati WR Alec Pierce who hauled in 6 catches for 144 yards in the Bearcats’ upset of previously unbeaten Notre Dame.    FOX Sports’ NFL and CFB Rules Analyst Mike Pereira tells Rich how College Football can fix its inconsistent enforcement of its controversial Targeting rule, why the NFL overreacted with its emphasis on flagging players for Taunting, and if we’ll ever see a “Sky Judge” to oversee all penalties in NFL games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
REShow: Ian Rapoport - Hour 1 (10-06-21)
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Yankees fan Rich recaps the Pinstripes’ Wild Card Game loss to their archrival Red Sox, and let’s just say he’s not exactly happy with the results. At all. NFL Insider Ian Rapoport and Rich discuss Urban Meyer “being put on notice” by Jaguars owner Shad Khan after the head coach’s embarrassing off-field incident following the Jags dropping to 0-4 on the season, why the Cowboys and Patriots released two very good players in LB Jaylon Smith and Stefon Gilmore (the 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year) and where those two could land, and where we stand on the Deshaun Watson trade front.   Rich wraps up the hour explaining why Week 5’s matchup against AFC South rival Titans could be a make-or-break game for the Jaguars HC Urban Meyer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
REShow: Michael Lombardi & Morris Chestnut - Hour 3 (10-05-21)
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Former NFL GM Michael Lombardi tells Rich why Jaguars owner Shad Khan would be better off firing Urban Meyer sooner rather than later following the head coach’s embarrassing off-the-field weekend following the Jags moving to 0-4 on the season, if Ben Roethlsberger is the Steelers’ best option at QB, why the Chargers have the best roster in the NFL, and why the media made more of the Brady-Belichick reunion that necessary.  Actor Morris Chestnut and Rich discuss how he, a Los Angeles native and Lakers and Dodgers die-hard, became a Philadelphia Eagles fan, and his new FOX drama ‘Our Kind of People,’ and what’s accurate and inaccurate about his career and personal life in a round of ‘Celebrity True or False.’     Rich rants against the latest example of the NFL’s crackdown on Taunting when Raiders TE Darren Waller was flagged for spiking the ball on the Chargers’ sideline on Monday Night Football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
REShow: Daniel Jones - Hour 2 (10-05-21)
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New York Giants QB Daniel Jones and Rich discuss the G-Men’s big Week 4 overtime win over the Saints on the road, what he’s learned from his predecessor Eli Manning and dealing with the criticism of the New York spotlight, facing the Cowboys in a HUGE Week 5 NFC East showdown, and what advice he has for Rich when running a 40-yard-dash. Rich reacts to the burgeoning issues surrounding Urban Meyer and the winless Jaguars following his embarrassing off-the-field incident that has undermined his authority in Jacksonville and could threaten his coaching future there.   Rich comments on what the Raiders’ Monday Night Football loss to the Chargers bodes for the rest of their season and why we’re jonesing for a MNF Manningcast after just one week without Peyton and Eli’s in-game commentary.   Yankees fan Rich and Red Sox fan Chris Brockman preview the American League Wildcard Game between New York and Boston with Rich voicing how much he despises the Tampa Bay Rays' style of baseball…and umpire Angel Hernandez. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
REShow: Daniel Jeremiah - Hour 1 (10-05-21)
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Rich breaks down the Chargers’ pivotal Week 4 win over their AFC West rival Las Vegas Raiders in a home game at SoFi Stadium that very much felt like a home game for the Silver and Black, and recaps the latest twist in the Urban Meyer saga that him apologize for a viral video that showed him in a not-so-flattering moment and wonders if the Jaguars Head Coach is already on thin ice with team owner Shad Khan.  NFL Network Analyst and Chargers radio announcer Daniel Jeremiah tells Rich how new head coach Brandon Staley is reshaping the Bolts’ culture from perennial also-rans into possible title contenders, why Matt Nagy and the Bears should bit the bullet and make Justin Fields their permanent starting quarterback, why the Jets and Patriots drafted will in selecting QBs Zach Wilson and Mac Jones in this year’s NFL Draft, and if Kyler Murray and the undefeated Arizona Cardinals are the best team in the NFL right now.   Rich and the guys react to Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin stating that Ben Roethlisberger is the Steelers’ best option at quarter which begs the question: IS he though?? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
REShow: Joey Bosa - Hour 3 (10-04-21)
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Los Angeles Chargers Pro Bowl Defensive End Joey Bosa tells Rich how he’s matured as a person and as a football player during his 6 years in the NFL, what the Bolts’ Week 3 win over the Chiefs meant to the team’s confidence, how new head coach Brandon Staley earned his not-easily-earned trust, what challenges their AFC West rival Las Vegas Raiders present on Monday Night Football, and how impressed he’s been with 2nd-year QB Justin Herbert.  Rich reacts to his great weekend of sports fandom with big wins from his Jets, Yankees, and Michigan Wolverines, and reacts to Urban Meyer’s comments after he spent an unfortunate weekend trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.   Chris Brockman runs through the latest NFL injury news with updates on Bears RB David Montgomery, WFT TE Logan Thomas, Dolphins WR Will Fuller, Bengals RB Joe Mixon, and more.      Rich weighs in on the controversy at the end of the Ravens-Broncos game where Baltimore, instead of taking a knee on the game’s final play, ran the ball instead to tie a 44-year-old NFL rushing record…a move that DID NOT sit well with Denver Head Coach Vic Fangio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
REShow: Travis Kelce - Hour 2 (10-04-21)
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Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro TE Travis Kelce and Rich discuss the popularity of the Peyton and Eli Manning Monday Night Football ‘Manningcast’ and if he and his brother, Eagles offensive lineman Jason Kelce, would consider doing their own ‘Kelcecast’ football commentary, KC’s shocking 1-2 start and how Andy Reid kept the ship steady as the Chiefs head into their HUGE Week 5 AFC Championship Game rematch against Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills.    In his Week 4 ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment Rich weighs in on if the Cardinals should be considered Super Bowl favorites, if Mac Jones is the best rookie QB from this year’s draft class, if the Steelers should trade for Deshaun Watson, if the Bills are the best team in the AFC, if Jimmy Garoppolo is likely to lose his starting job to Trey Lance if he misses any time with a calf injury, and if the Chiefs’ porous defense will keep them from reaching the Super Bowl again.   Rich comments on Kyler Murray and the Cardinals impressive thumping of the previously unbeaten Rams in Week 4 and explains why Arizona is a big problem for the rest of the NFL, and wonders if Murray, a former Oakland A’s top prospect, has any regrets about choosing the NFL over baseball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
REShow: Albert Breer - Hour 1 (10-04-21)
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Rich recaps Tom Brady’s return to New England where his Tampa Bay Buccaneers knocked of Bill Belichick and the Patriots in a knock-down-drag-out affair bolstered by the surprising play of Pats rookie QB Mac Jones.   Rich breaks down the promising Week 4 play of rookie QB’s Jones, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance and Justin Fields and has some friendly words of advice for Bears’ Head Coach Matt Nagy who stated Andy Dalton is still Chicago’s starting QB when he returns from injury.  Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated’s The MMQB and Rich discuss if the Bears are making a mistake by not fully committing to Justin Fields as their starting QB, the 24-minute mystery conversation between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick following TB12’s return to New England and if their relationship has morphed from professional to personal.  Rich weighs in on the Cowboys’ Week 4 win over the Panthers and explains what Dallas proved when it staved off a late charge from Sam Darnold and the Carolina offense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
Michael Strahan: The Hardworking Journey From the NFL to GMA
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Rich sits down with Pro Football Hall of Famer, studio analyst for the NFL on FOX and the one of the hosts of Good Morning America, Michael Strahan. Strahan looks back on his career, his first big break and how he was able to transition from the gridiron to the TV studio. Plus, Michael talks about his departure from LIVE! with Kelly and Michael and how working on that show was the best learning experience he ever had. All that and more in today's episode of Just Getting Started with Rich Eisen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
REShow: Maxx Crosby & Alfonso Ribeiro - Hour 3 (10-01-21)
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Las Vegas Raiders Defensive End Maxx Crosby and Rich discuss his improbable journey from junior college afterthought to becoming one of the most feared pass rushers in the NFL, the Silver and Black’s 3-0 start and the challenges Justin Herbert and the Chargers present in their upcoming Monday Night Football AFC West showdown.    ‘America’s Funnies Home Videos’ host Alfonso Ribeiro tells Rich why he’s disappointed whenever he shoots a 75 on the golf course (I know, right??) and his reaction to the USA’s domination of the European squad in this year’s Ryder Cup matches.    Chris Brockman runs through his ‘Sneaky Good Games’ for your gambling pleasure and Rich offers up his NFL Week 4 ‘Under the Radar’ games: Browns-Vikings, Chiefs-Eagles, and Ravens-Broncos.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
REShow: Brett Favre & Corey Stoll - Hour 2 (10-01-21)
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Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre tells Rich why he wore the #4 as a pro when he actually preferred a different number, how Tom Brady’s return to New England compares to his return to Lambeau Field after leaving the Packers, why he thinks Aaron Rodgers will finish his career in Green Bay despite his strife with the team’s front office, and what goes through the mind of aging QBs like the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger when they approach the end of the line of their storied careers.  Actor Corey Stoll and Rich discuss the new ‘Sopranos’ prequel ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ where he plays the role of the young Uncle Junior.   TJ Jefferson reveals his weekly Top 5, this time the prequels he wants to see including Pulp Fiction, Coming to America, The Warriors and more.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
REShow: Jeff Darlington - Hour 1 (10-01-21)
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Rich recaps the Monday Night Football rematch between the Bengals’ Joe Burrow and the Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence who last met in the LSU-Clemson National Championship game in 2020. The guys break down Bill Belichick’s latest press conference where he was surprisingly pleasant with the media. ESPN NFL Reporter Jeff Darlington and Rich discuss Tom Brady’s return to New England to face Bill Belichick and says how much TB12 wants to “thump” the Patriots, which QB the Bears should start in Week 4 among Andy Dalton, Justin Fields and Nick Foles, who’s to blame if Tua Tagovailoa flames out with the Miami Dolphins, and how he sees the Bucs-Patriots Sunday Night Football game playing out.   Rich and the guys break down the wild final weekend that’s to come as MLB wraps up its regular season with plenty of playoff jockeying on the line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
REShow: Billy Corgan - Hour 3 (09-30-21)
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Rich breaks down Tom Brady’s comments today about returning to New England to face Bill Belichick and the Patriots. (timestamp).   Rich and the guys preview the Packers and Steelers Week 4 matchup and wonder if this could be a preview of Aaron Rodgers playing for Pittsburgh next season.   The Smashing Pumpkins lead singer Billy Corgan tells Rich about the many times he’s gone unrecognized by fans of the band and by fans who recognized him but refused to believe it was actually him, why he’s sick of the Tom Brady as GOAT storyline, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
REShow: Calvin Johnson - Hour 2 (09-30-21)
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Calvin “Megatron” Johnson and Rich discuss his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and what it would take to heal his fractured relationship with the Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford leaving the Lions and finding early success with the Rams and why he secretly wanted to play for the Atlanta Falcons, and how cannabis helped him get through the physical rigors of the NFL.   Rich and the guys break down the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick divorce and the underlying personality differences that lead to their split after winning 6 Super Bowls together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
REShow: Seth Wickersham - Hour 1 (09-30-21)
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ESPN Senior Writer Seth Wickersham and Rich discuss his new Patriots tell-all book ‘It’s Better to Be Feared’ which reveals the salient details surrounding the New England dynasty created by Tom Brady and Bill Belichick with details including TB12 wanting to be traded to a team on the west coast, why Malcolm Butler was benched in the Super Bowl, if Brady forced the team to trade Jimmy Garoppolo, how Sunday’s Brady-Belichick reunion could go down, and the curmudgeonly Pats coach’s legendary penchant for gamesmanship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
REShow: Melvin Gordon - Hour 3 (09-29-21)
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Rich and the guys break down Bill Belichick’s press conference today where he was asked an utterly ridiculous question about Tom Brady, and addressed the upcoming exposé book that airs the Patriots’ dirty laundry.     Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon and Rich discuss his team’s 3-0 start and the much-needed leadership QB Teddy Bridgewater has brought to the locker room, how he’s trying to change the face of golf, and how strongly feels about placing a friendly wager on the Michigan-Wisconsin game this weekend.    Rich reacts to the Buccaneers signing of CB Richard Sherman and Tom Brady being the one to recruit him to Tampa even after their infamous “you mad, bro” incident. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
REShow: Devin Leary & Michael Irvin - Hour 2 (09-29-21)
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Rich presents NC State QB Devin Leary with this week’s ‘Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Planet Earth’ award following the Wolfpack’s huge ACC win over Clemson.    Pro Football Hall of Famer and NFL Network Analyst Michael Irvin and Rich discuss the 2021 Cowboys and if this is the best Dallas team since his 1990’s Super Bowl dynasty teams, why he’s still locked in on his 13-4 prediction for the Cowboys’ record, and Tom Brady’s return to New England to face Bill Belichick.     Rich wraps up the hour explain why this week’s game vs the 3-0 Carolina Panthers is a big test for the Cowboys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
REShow: Ray Allen - Hour 1 (09-29-21)
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Rich and the guys react to the salient details leaked from ESPN reporter Seth Wickersham’s upcoming Patriots exposé book that reveals the dark secrets about inner workings of Bill Belichick’s dynasty and his relationship with Tom Brady among other explosive topics.    In his ‘4 Downs’ segment for NFL Week 4 Rich says why the Chiefs will rebound from their 1-2 start, why you shouldn’t sleep on the Vikings, how the next month will define the Raiders’ season, and which rookie head coaches should have their team’s fan base worried.     Basketball Hall of Famer Ray Allen and Rich discuss Paul Pierce becoming an HOFer and if there’s still bad blood between him and his other Celtic teammates, his shooting advice for embattled 76ers PG Ben Simmons, and if there’s a real possibility of a ‘He Got Game’ sequel with Spike Lee and Denzel Washington. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
REShow: Sanjay Gupta - Hour 3 (09-28-21)
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CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Rich discuss his new book ‘World War C: Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic and How to Prepare for the Next One,’ and offers up has advice to athletes skeptical about getting vaccinated like Wizards G Bradley Beal, Bills’ WR Cole Beasely, and Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale.   Rich and the guys react to Mike Tomlin’s weekly press conference following the Steelers Week 3 loss to the Bengals, and discuss what Pittsburgh’s QB options are with a skills-diminished Ben Roethlisberger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
REShow: Tom Curran - Hour 2 (09-28-21)
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Rich previews what’s shaping up to be an EPIC event when Tom Brady returns to New England to face Bill Belichick and the Patriots as the reigning Super Bowl Champion.     NBC Sports Boston’s Patriots Insider Tom Curran tells Rich why the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick marriage ended in divorce after 6 Super Bowl titles, why the final result of their Week 4 showdown could look the carnage at the end of Game of Thrones’ ‘Red Wedding’ episode, and how Belichick is game-planning on defense to face the 7-time champion QB.   Audio Mixer Jason and Rich discuss his fantasy football league bet where the loser of his Week 4 matchup has to get a Rich Eisen tattoo on their backside. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
REShow: Trent Dilfer - Hour 1 (09-28-21)
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Rich breaks down the Cowboys’ absolute domination of the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football and asks for a mulligan on his WFT pick to win the NFC East, saying Dallas is not only the class of that division but also one of the best teams in the NFL.   Super Bowl champion QB Trent Dilfer and Rich discuss the Bears’ conundrum to sit or start rookie QB Justin Fields, what must be going through the mind of Patriots’ rookie QB Mac Jones as he gets set to face Tom Brady in the GOAT’s return to New England, and if he’s still sky-high on his expectations that Miami Dolphins 2nd-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa can be a star in the league.   Rich wraps up the hour breaking down the latest Peyton-Eli Monday Night Football Manning-cast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
RES: Warren Sapp - Hour 3 (09-27-21)
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Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp drops by the studio to discuss with Rich the Rams impressive win over the Buccaneers in Week 3 and why their imposing defense can take them to a title, and Tom Brady’s return to Foxboro where the Bucs faces Bill Belichick and the Patriots in Week 4, and how to fix the Chiefs’ issues and why the Steelers’ issues might be unfixable.    Rich, Sapp and the guys react to David Letterman hilariously crashing the Brooklyn Nets’ media day with an unforgettable Q&A with Kevin Durant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
REShow: Hour 2 (09-27-21)
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Rich reacts to Justin Fields’ somewhat less-than-impressive starting QB debut and wonders if his poor showing was more a fault of Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy’s offensive scheme, and explains why the Chiefs at 1-2 and in last place in the AFC West “will be just fine.”   In his Week 3 ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment Rich weighs in on the Rams, Chiefs, Justin Fields, Justin Tucker’s NFL-record 66-yard field goal, the 49ers’ offense, and if the Bengals are legitimate AFC North contenders.   Rich weighs in on Shohei Ohtani’s MVP chances and makes his impassioned plea for the Angels’ two-way star to switch coasts to go play for the New York Yankees.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
REShow: Dak Prescott - Hour 1 (09-27-21)
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Rich explains why the Rams, fresh off their drubbing of the defending champion Buccaneers, should now be considered the best team in the NFL and why “they have all the ingredients” for a Super Bowl title, breaks down the Green Bay Packers’ thrilling Sunday Night Football win over the San Francisco 49ers, and explains why Aaron Rodgers’ latest comeback win only makes you scratch your head about the team’s front office decision-making regarding the future of the 3-time NFL MVP.    Cowboys QB Dak Prescott and Rich discuss his long road back to the playing field after that devastating, season-ending ankle injury he suffered last season, if he feels more pressure to live up to that huge contract he signed and if he can lead Dallas back to the Super Bowl, and how opening the season on the road against the Buccaneers and Chargers will help them fact the challenge taking on their NFC East rival Eagles on Monday Night Football at home.   Rich weighs in on the often-ugly 0-3 start to the Jets’ season and Zach Wilson’s career and has some words of advice for head coach Robert Saleh, and weighs in on the 1-2 Steelers’ predicament at quarterback with a “washed” Ben Roethlisberger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
Erin Andrews: Thrown Into The Deep End
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Rich is joined by Erin Andrews of the NFL on FOX. Listen in as Erin takes Rich on a deep dive of her beginnings as a rink side reporter of the Tampa Bay Lightning and how then Head Coach John Tortorella gave her a great piece of advice that Erin still uses to this day. Erin also talks about her days at ESPN, how she ended up at FOX and how she would handle Richard Sherman's, "don't you ever talk about me!" moment differently. All that and a lot more in this episode of Just Getting Started with Rich Eisen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
REShow: Shawne Merriman - Hour 3 (09-24-21)
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The guys react to the Ryder Cup where Bryson DeChambeau plunked a fan with one of his errant monster drives, and a caller offers an (unwelcomed) critique of TJ Jefferson’s Hour 2 list of Top 5 Spawn of Stars. Former All-Pro NFL linebacker-turned-MMA entrepreneur Shawne Merriman and Rich discuss the Chargers changed mentality under new head coach Brandon Staley and what it will take for them to grow their fan base in Los Angeles, Tom Brady’s incredible run of success and longevity, reveals an incredible story about how worried the Chargers were about the Patriots spying on them when they played in New England, and says why you should never say your hotel room number out loud when surrounded by hungry and thirsty NFL offensive linemen. Rich lists his 3 ‘Under the Radar’ games for NFL Week 3 including the Bills hosting the Washington Football Team, Saints at the Patriots and Seahawks vs Vikings while Chris Brockman offers up his three ‘Sneaky Good Games” including the Ravens at Lions, Chargers at Chiefs and the Cardinals at the Jaguars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
REShow: Jalen Hurts and James Harrison - Hour 2 (09-24-21)
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Eagles QB Jalen Hurts tells Rich what’s different between this year and his rookie season, what new head coach Nick Sirianni brings to the team, how he’s preparing to face the Cowboys in Monday Night Football’s NFC East showdown, and whys his mindset didn’t change once was named Philly’s starting QB. Former All-Pro Linebacker James Harrison and Rich discuss his improbable ‘A Football Life’ journey from NFL practice-squad player to 2-time Super Bowl champion, why the perceived rift between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady is a media fabrication, and how the Steelers should adjust their offense with Ben Roethlisberger approaching the end of the line. TJ Jefferson lists his Top 5 Spawns of Stars among Kobe Bryant, Barry Bonds, The Rock, Michael Douglas and Peyton Manning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
REShow: Emmanuel Acho - Hour 1 (09-24-21)
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Rich recaps the Carolina Panthers’ Thursday Night Football win over the Houston Texans and rookie QB Davis Mills, and puts on his Jets fan hat to react to Sam Darnold improving to 3-0 in Carolina after his disastrous tenure in New York. FOX Sports Host & Analyst Emmanuel Acho and Rich discuss if Justin Fields can permanently win the Bears’ starting QB job from Andy Dalton and what Baker Mayfield still has to prove in order to take the Browns to the next level, if the NFL’s emphasis on Taunting penalties is a waste of time, how the new NIL rules are changing the College Football landscape, and why he’s sky high on his Rams-Chiefs Super Bowl prediction heading into NFL Week 3. Rich wraps up the hour explaining why he’s picking the Rams to knock off Buccaneers in their big Week 3 matchup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
REShow: Graham Rahal and Michael Smith - Hour 3 (09-23-21)
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Rich reacts to the news that Lamar Jackson actually hurt his hip when doing that 100% completely unnecessary flip when scoring a rushing TD against the Chiefs on Monday Night, and weighs in on Urban Meyer’s bumpy start to his NFL career and if the Jaguars’ head coach would be better off going back to the college game, possibly taking the USC job. IndyCar Driver Graham Rahal drops by the studio to talk with Rich about the upcoming Long Beach Grand Prix, and to kick off their annual Ohio State-Michigan trash talk rivalry. ‘Brother from Another’ Co-host Michael Smith tells Rich why he’s not buying Doc Rivers’ comments saying the 76ers want to keep Ben Simmons on the team after the Sixers’ PG requested a trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
REShow: Steve Smith Sr. and Jeffrey Dean Morgan - Hour 2 (09-23-21)
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NFL Network Analyst Steve Smith Sr. and Rich discuss the Texans’ refusal to play Deshaun Watson and Watson’s refusal to play for the Texans in the face of the team’s injury-depleted QB depth chart and why their next opponent, the 2-0 Carolina Panthers, are for real, his takeaways about Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes after the Ravens’ Monday Night Football win over the Chiefs, and his reaction to being a nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 and what it means for his family. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan tells Rich why he’s beyond frustrated by his beloved Seahawks blowing that big 2nd half lead to the Titans in Week 2 and why his fantasy football team’s name is SUPER lame but about to change for the better, and why he wants his iconic ‘Walking Dead’ Negan character to go down swinging when the AMC zombie drama wraps up its run in 2022. Rich and the guys wrap up the hour remarking on Bruce Springsteen’s birthday and how The Boss is still going strong at 72-years-old. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
REShow: Kyle Brandt - Hour 1 (09-23-21)
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Rich reflects on the 20th anniversary of Tom Brady stepping in for an injured Drew Bledsoe, how his career reshaped the NFL history books, and why everyone’s already talking about TB12’s Week 4 return to New England when the Buccaneers visit Bill Belichick and the Patriots. ‘Good Morning Football’ co-host Kyle Brandt tells Rich why Justin Fields getting the Week 3 start for the Bears is a big deal and why it’s a HUGE deal for Head Coach Matt Nagy, why he’s hoping for the Justin Herbert and the Chargers to challenge the Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs this season, and if the Raiders are a legit AFC West contender. Rich and the guys wrap up the hour previewing the Ryder Cup competition and wonder if Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau can get along and play nice together for the US team this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
REShow: Cody & Brandi Rhodes - Hour 3 (09-22-21)
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Rich weighs in on Justin Fields being named the Bears’ starting QB for Week 3 and why getting the rookie on the field sooner will make him and Chicago better in the long run. All Elite Wrestling’s Cody and Brandi Rhodes and Rich discuss their new reality show ‘Rhodes to the Top’ on TNT, AEW’s rapid growth and the return of CM Punk to professional wrestling. Rich wraps up the hour breaking down the latest list of nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
REShow: D.J. Graham and Doc Rivers - Hour 2 (09-22-21)
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Rich reacts to the Bears officially naming Justin Fields their starting QB for Week 3 with Andy Dalton ruled out with a knee injury. (timestamp).      (timestamp).    Rich presents Oklahoma CB D.J. Graham with this week’s ‘Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Planet Earth’ award after his mind-blowing, one-handed interception saved OU’s win over Nebraska and kept the Sooners in the hunt for a berth in the College Football Playoff at the end of the season. Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Doc Rivers tells Rich that the Sixers are doing everything they can to mend fences with disgruntled PG Ben Simmons to bring him back into the fold for the 2021-22 season, what he learned while narrating the new documentary podcast ‘It Was Said: Sports’ and the stories behind some of the most memorable speeches in sports history, and why his beloved Bears should be patient with rookie QB Justin Fields. The guys wrap up the hour debating which 4 quarterbacks they choose for their Mount Rushmore of all-time NFL quarterbacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
REShow: Ian Rapoport - Hour 1 (09-22-21)
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Rich explains which 1-1 NFL teams are “on the edge” with pivotal games in Week 3 including the Steelers, Seahawks, Bears and Dolphins. NFL Insider Ian Rapoport tells Rich how long the Dolphins can expect to be without Tua Tagovailoa who’s out with fractured ribs and how much time, if any at all, Ben Roethlisberger and TJ Watt will miss for the Steelers, if there’s been any interest in free agent QB Cam Newton, when Saints WR Michael Thomas will return from his off-season surgery, Brandon Aiyuk’s diminished role with the 49ers after a promising rookie season, and if the NFL is overreacting with its emphasis on flagging Taunting this season. Rich and the guys debate NFL Taunting and if it’s a good thing for the game or a waste of time that should be overlooked. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
REShow: Jimmy Garoppolo - Hour 3 (09-21-21)
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San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo and Rich discuss what it’s like being the Niners’ starting QB with the team’s QB of the future, Trey Lance, looking over his shoulder, what advice he has for Packers’ heir apparent quarterback Jordan Love as he sits behind Aaron Rodgers and if he would ever seek out Tom Brady for advice, how this year’s team compares to the 49ers’ last Super Bowl team, and what it’s like having the spirited TE George Kittle in the huddle. Chris Brockman recaps the latest NFL injury updates and the guys react to Aaron Rodgers’ Roy Kent-inspired postgame comments after the Packers win over the Lions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
REShow: Chris Long - Hour 2 (09-21-21)
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Two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long and Rich discuss the Peyton-Eli Manning Monday Night Football telecast, Tom Brady’s mind-bending longevity, and which team has the best chance to unseat the Buccaneers this season. Rich reacts to Peyton Manning’s claims that NFL teams (ahem Patriots) were using microphones in opponent’s locker rooms to glean game plan information. In his weekly ‘4 Downs’ segment Rich weighs in on the Steelers offense in the face of Ben Roethlisberger’s latest injury, the Rams new dynamic duo of Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp, if the AFC West is wide open after years of Chiefs’ dominance, and if Tom Brady can throw for 55 touchdowns this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
REShow: Mike Florio - Hour 1 (09-21-21)
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Rich recaps the Packers’ awakening in their Monday Night Football romp over the Lions and explains why their Week 1 clunker is not likely to be repeated anytime soon. Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio and Rich discuss the injures to Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and Colts QB Carson Wentz, if the injury-depleted Texans would consider starting embattled QB Deshaun Watson, if the Packers are doing enough to keep Aaron Rodgers around for longer than this season, and why the Bears have been reluctant to start rookie QB Justin Fields. Rich and Sixers fan TJ Jefferson debate who’s to blame for Ben Simmons’ troubles in Philadelphia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
REShow: Aqib Talib - Hour 3 (09-20-21)
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Rich breaks down the Cardinals' thrilling win over the Vikings and explains to a caller why he’s jumping the gun by giving up on Zach Wilson after the Jets rookie’s ugly 4-interception game in Week 2. Chris Brockman runs through the latest on the NFL injury front including updates on Andy Dalton, Carson Wentz, Tua Tagovailoa, TJ Watt, Tyrod Taylor, and others. FOX Sports NFL Analyst and 5-time Pro Bowl CB Aqib Talib tells Rich why he’d pick Kyler Murray among the bevy of talented NFC West QB’s if he needed a quarterback to win one game, what sets Tom Brady apart from other great QBs, what John Harbaugh’s decision to go for it on 4th down to seal the win over the Chiefs means for the Ravens' morale, and what it was like to call a game with Gus Johnson while wearing his “nude” colored suit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
REShow: Hour 2 (09-20-21)
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Jets fan Rich breaks down the “brutal” 4-interception day suffered by New York rookie QB Zach Wilson in his first head-to-head matchup against Patriots’ rookie QB Mac Jones, and explains why Andy Dalton’s injury opens the door for Justin Fields to permanently stake his claim to the Bears’ starting QB job. In his Week 2 ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment Rich weighs in on Tom Brady, Ezekiel Elliott, Justin Fields, who wins the AFC West, if the Cardinals are the best team in the NFC West, and if the Jets should have kept Sam Darnold. Rich wraps up the hour recapping the weekend in College Football including his reaction to one of his biggest pet peeves: when a coach calls a Goal Line Fade play while in the red zone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
REShow: Aaron Rodgers - Hour 1 (09-20-21)
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Rich recaps yet another thrilling NFL primetime game, this one seeing Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs falling short against Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, and recaps the Dallas Cowboys’ road win (with a little help from the refs) over the Los Angeles Chargers. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers tells Rich about his love of ‘Ted Lasso’ and why he could be the NFL’s version of the uncensored/highly-profane Roy Kent after he retires, what it was like hosting ‘Jeopardy!,’ how Green Bay’s front office was able to regain his trust after a tumultuous offseason with the 3-Time NFL MVP, and what advice Tom Brady gave him about his football future during their ‘The Match’ golf competition. Rich wraps up the hour breaking down the Broncos and Raiders hot starts to become the AFC’s only 2-0 teams, and how the Titans were able to come back on the road against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Joe Buck: I'd Rather Be Working
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Rich Eisen sits down with friend and fellow broadcaster, Joe Buck, of the NFL on FOX. Joe takes us through his early years learning from his father, the great Jack Buck, how working with Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and John Smoltz have helped create a brotherhood that keeps him sharp and how he hates off days. All that and more in today's episode of just Getting Started with Rich Eisen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
REShow: Ray Liotta - Hour 3 (09-17-21)
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Rich lists his top three ‘Under the Radar’ games for NFL Week 2 including the Rams vs Colts, Chiefs vs Ravens, and Cowboys vs Chargers. Emmy Award-winning actor Ray Liotta tells Rich why viewers will enjoy the much-anticipated ‘Sopranos’ prequel ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ even if they’ve never seen a second of the acclaimed HBO drama, how he (Shoeless Joe Jackson in ‘Field of Dreams’) reacted to watching the White Sox and Yankees Field of Dreams game this summer, and reveals some AMAZING stories from the set of ‘Goodfellas’ including which famous lines were actually ad-libbed in the Martin Scorsese mob classic. The guys wrap up the hour with Chris Brockman’s NFL Week 2 ‘Sneaky Good Games’ for the betting-inclined, and a reaction to a reporter actually asking Bill Belichick how social media impacts the mindset of his team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
REShow: Dan Campbell and Ryan Phillippe - Hour 2 (09-17-21)
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Detroit Lions Head Coach Dan Campbell and Rich discuss his team’s Week 1 loss to the 49ers and his evaluation of QB Jared Goff, what it’s like to prepare for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers who will have something to prove after their season opening blowout loss to the Saints, and what he, as a rookie head coach, can improve upon moving forward. Actor Ryan Phillippe tells Rich why he, a huge Philly sports fan, is excited for the Eagles this season but when it comes to 76ers PG Ben Simmons...meh. Phillippe also discusses his new movie “Lady of the Manor” and what it was like to be directed by Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood in ‘Flags of our Fathers.’ The guys wrap up the hour comparing what they were doing at age 26 to Patrick Mahomes who turns 26 today, and TJ Jefferson reveals his weekly top 5: Nuts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
REShow: Geoff Schwartz - Hour 1 (09-17-21)
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Rich recaps the ‘off the rails’ Thursday Night Football game between the Giants and Washington Football Team in yet another thrilling prime time NFL game and explains why New York’s loss is not on QB Daniel Jones. FOX Sports NFL Analyst Geoff Schwartz tells Rich why the Giants lost a game they should have won and if Daniel Jones, the offensive game plan of OC Jason Garrett, or head coach Joe Judge is to blame, why the Chiefs’ offense is likely to light up the Ravens, if the Eagles can repeat their Week 1 performance, and which rookie QB is likely to have the most long-term success in the NFL. Rich wraps up the hour debating how effective Joe Judge’s no-nonsense approach has been in light of the Giants’ 0-2 start with their most recent loss filled with mistakes and self-inflicted wounds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
REShow: Jeff Ross and Joe Lo Truglio - Hour 3 (09-16-21)
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Comedian Jeff Ross and Rich discuss the unexpected passing of fellow comedian Norm Macdonald and why he kept his illness to himself right up until his death. Actor Joe Lo Truglio and Rich discuss the series finale of NBC’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ if the Jets have finally found their savior at QB in Zach Wilson, why he’s loyal to the Mets despite their bumpy, disappointing season, and more! Rich wraps up the hour previewing the Jets vs Patriots and the first-ever Zach Wilson vs Mac Jones matchup that is likely to be repeated twice a season for years to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
REShow: Cris Carter - Hour 2 (09-16-21)
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Rich dives into the simmering controversy with the 49ers and the mystery of Kyle Shanahan benching 2nd-year WR Brandon Aiyuk before their Week 1 game against the Lions. Hall of Fame WR Cris Carter and Rich break down the best (and worst) Week 1 showings by NFL wide receivers, his new ‘WR1’ podcast, if he was WR2 to Randy Moss as WR1 while on the Vikings, and Calvin “Megatron” Johnson’s beef with the Detroit Lions. Rich, Brockman, TJ and Del Tufo offer up their choices to play the lead roles in a remake of the Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston movie ‘The Bodyguard’ including Beyonce, Demi Lovato, Kevin Hart, Chris Evans, Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
REShow: Albert Breer - Hour 1 (09-16-21)
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Rich compares how the Cowboys’ and Buccaneers’’ seasons have already taken divergent routes just one week after their season-opening game, and the guys debate if Jameis Winston and the Saints are the team best poised to unseat the Bucs as the NFC’s top team. The MMQB’s Senior NFL Reporter Albert Breer and Rich discuss the “Mahomes-ization” of the NFL where teams new expect superstar play from their QB week-in and week-out, and if the Dolphins truly are committed to Tua Tagolvailoa as their QB of the future, how key injuries to their defensive line will impact the Cowboys in their Week 2 matchup against Justin Herbert and the Chargers, and if the Brandon Aiyuk situation could derail the 49ers’ offense. Rich wraps up the hour revealing how his recommendation to Chris Bosh about his Basketball Hall of Fame speech came to fruition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
REShow: Jon Lovitz - Hour 3 (09-15-21)
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Sep 15, 2021
REShow: Alex Forsyth and Ken Burns - Hour 2 (09-15-21)
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Rich presents Oregon OL Alex Forsyth with this week’s Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Planet Earth award after his play up front helped the Ducks go into Columbus to pull off a stunning upset of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Rich and the guys react to one of the best and most hilarious soundbites you’ll ever hear about Alabama head coach Nick Saban. Acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns tells Rich what he discovered in his upcoming PBS documentary series ‘Muhammad Ali,’ the role sportscaster Howard Cosell played in Ali going from social pariah to beloved public figure, and his baseball historian perspective of what Angels’ two-way star Shohei Ohtani has brought to Major League Baseball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
REShow: Marshall Faulk - Hour 1 (09-15-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour previewing NFL Week 2 and says why the Cowboys, Packers, Vikings, Falcons which teams cannot afford to go 0-2 to start the season. Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk and Rich discuss the Packers laying a big fat egg in Week 1 against the Saints and how Jameis Winston “has put the league on high alert” after his 5-touchdown performance while Green Bay “has some problems” to figure out why he’s gone from Matthew Stafford doubter to true believer after the Rams QB’s week one performance, if the Bears would be better off starting rookie QB Justin Fields over Andy Dalton, and his advice for Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott on his seemingly diminishing role in Dallas’ offense. Rich and the guys wrap up the hour reacting to Urban Meyer refuting rumors he’s interested in the open USC head coach job and debate just how committed the Jags’ HC is to staying in the NFL, and if current Chiefs’ OC Eric Bieniemy would be a better fit at Southern Cal or wait for a shot to become and NFL head coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
REShow: Bruce Feldman - Hour 3 (09-14-21)
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College Football Insider Bruce Feldman of The Athletic & FOX Sports tells Rich why USC pulled the plug on head coach Clay Helton just two games into the season and who are the top candidates to take over the Trojans’ football program, why Southern Cal remains an attractive job despite recent down years, if Urban Meyer would jump ship from the NFL to ‘SC after just one season and if former Texans HC and current Alabama OC Bill O’Brien could be considered for the job, and which other CFB coaches (ahem, Ed Orgeron) are also on the hot seat. Rich recaps the improbable journey of 18-year-old Emma Raducanu who went from US Open qualifier to US Open champion. Rich wraps up the hour reflecting on the unexpected passing of comedian Norm MacDonald. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
REShow: Chris Webber - Hour 2 (09-14-21)
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5-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber tells Rich what it was like being inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, mending fences with his relationship to the University of Michigan, and his possible future as an NBA owner. Rich, Brockman and TJ react to Tom Brady’s latest foray into trolling the Atlanta Falcons, and debate which was the craziest moment from that INSANE Monday Night Football thriller between the Ravens and Raiders. Rich wraps up the hour with his ‘4 Downs’ segment with his takes on why the best NFL teams can be found west of the Mississippi River, what Tyrod Taylor’s stellar Texans debut means for Deshaun Watson, why the Bengals are no longer the league’s pushover, and why the Lions, win or lose, are the NFL’s new must-watch team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
REShow: Daniel Jeremiah - Hour 1 (09-14-21)
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Rich recaps the Raiders’ thrilling Monday Night Football overtime win over the visiting Ravens. NFL Network Analyst Daniel Jeremiah and Rich discuss Raiders-Ravens, what we can expect from Justin Herbert in his 2nd season with new head coach Brandon Staley and a revamped offensive line, why the Bears should start rookie QB Justin Fields sooner rather than later, which rookie QB had the most impressive Week 1, and if Kyler Murray’s MVP-like performance and the Browns’ loss to the Chiefs are harbingers of what’s to come this season for Arizona and Cleveland. Rich reviews the “spectacular” debut of Peyton and Eli Manning’s Monday Night Football telecast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
REShow: Kliff Kingsbury - Hour 3 (09-13-21)
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Rich recaps the Packers’ embarrassing 38-3 drubbing at the hands of Jameis Winston and the Saints and says what the loss bodes for Green Bay this season. Cardinals Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury and Rich discuss Arizona’s surprising beat down of the Titans and how Kyler Murray’s offseason dedication paid off in the big win, the challenge the Rams present in the NFC West and what makes DeAndre Hopkins one of the best WRs in the NFL, and why he would foolishly invite Brockman and the guys to hang at his AZ crib which leads to a deep debate: which NFL coach would be the best hang for a beer or two? Rich and the guys wrap up the hour listening to Bears fan Adam the Call Screener lament over Chicago’s season opening loss at the hands of the Rams at SoFi stadium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
REShow: Peter King - Hour 2 (09-13-21)
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NBC Sports’ NFL Insider Peter King and Rich discuss the maturation of Saints QB Jameis Winston and his impressive win over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Week 1, what was the most distressing thing about Green Bay’s blowout loss, if the Browns are really a Super Bowl team or just all hype, and why the Rams’ impressive Week 1 win over the Bears bodes well for his Super Bowl predictions. Rich recaps the Eagles’ win over the Falcons and says why Atlanta’s loss was the worst loss by any team in Week 1. In the NFL season’s first Overreaction Monday Rich weighs in on the top Week 1 storylines including Aaron Rodgers and the Packers turd-like stinker vs the Saints, if Kyler Murray can win MVP honors, if Tua silenced his critics by beating the Patriots at Foxboro, and if the Giants are on the clock for the #1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Rich and the guys wrap up the hour reacting to a caller who predicts the Texans will make the playoffs, and Ashton Kutcher giving TJ a shoutout on College GameDay over the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
REShow: Hour 1 (09-13-21)
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Rich recaps the Rams’ big Week 1 win over the Bears with Matthew Stafford at the helm of Sean McVay’s offense, a performance that was only topped by the grandeur of the team’s SoFi Stadium, and explains why the Bears are destined to start rookie QB Justin Fields over Andy Dalton sooner rather than later. Rich breaks down Jameis Winston and the Saints’ shocking demolition of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, saying it was THE most impressive win on the NFL Week 1 schedule. Rich also recaps the impressive road wins by the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Buffalo Bills and the Arizona Cardinals walloping of the Tennessee Titans, along with the Houston Texans sitting atop the AFC South, albeit after just one week of play. Rich wraps up the hour touting his “Told You So!!” NFC West prediction and breaks down Pete Carroll’s post-game sound bites about “letting Russ cook.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Al Michaels: From Sun Devil to Sunday Night Football
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In this episode Rich welcomes legendary sports broadcaster and the voice of Sunday Night Football, Al Michaels. Listen in as Al takes us on a deep dive into his career. Learn how Al went from calling minor league baseball games in Hawaii to the big time as the host of Monday Night football, with a few different stops in between. Plus, a great Tommy LaSorda story that will have you cracking up and Al fills us in on the best advice he ever received.  All that and a lot more in today's episode of Just Getting Started. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
REShow: Jerry O’Connell - Hour 3 (09-10-21)
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Rich reflects on Tom Brady’s longevity and offers up a theory on what keeps the 44-year-old Buccaneers QB feeling young. Actor and Host of CBS’ ‘The Talk’ Jerry O’Connell tells Rich why his love of fantasy football and his six fantasy teams are coming dangerously close to taking over his life and ruining any remaining chance at happiness. Chris Brockman reveals which games to keep an eye on if you’re inclined to wager on the NFL’s Week 1 matchups, and Rich lists his top three ‘Under the Radar Games’ that deserve more hype than they’re getting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
REShow: Mike Mayock and Mark Andrews - Hour 2 (09-10-21)
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Las Vegas Raiders GM Mike Mayock and Rich discuss TJ Watt’s new Steelers contract and how it could impact his negotiations with his players, how new DC Gus Bradley is re-shaping the teams porous defense, and acknowledges that he might be out of a job if the Silver and Black don’t win enough games this season. Ravens TE Mark Andrews and Rich discuss his big new contract and how he compares to the NFL’s top tight ends like Gronk, the team’s rash of ACL injuries with the latest happening to RB Gus Edwards and CB Marcus Peters, and why Lamar Jackson’s passing attack will reach new heights this season. TJ Jefferson wraps up the hour revealing his weekly Top 5: the best sidekicks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
REShow: Dan Patrick - Hour 1 (09-10-21)
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Rich recaps the NFL’s thrilling opening game between the Buccaneers and the Cowboys, and has nothing but praise for Dallas QB Dak Prescott in his return to game competition after last season’s devastating leg injury. Dan Patrick tells Rich why the Cowboys were the better team against the Bucs despite taking the loss, why his rock-solid Chiefs-Packers Super Bowl pick might actually be Rams-Titans, if Cam Newton can be a backup in the NFL without causing too much of a distraction, his sleeper teams and MVP predictions, and why he spent 17-minutes on the phone with Rich’s wife, Suzy Shuster, while he was on the air for the NFL Network. Rich wraps up the hour revealing his 2021 NFL sleeper teams, and his choice for the NFC might shock you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
REShow: Jeff Daniels - Hour 3 (09-09-21)
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Rich, Brockman, TJ and Del Tufo offer up their predictions for who wins the NFL MVP Award, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Comeback Player of the Year honors. Emmy-winning actor Jeff Daniels and Rich discuss his love of the Detroit Lions and why he’s cautiously optimistic new head coach Dan Campbell and new QB Jared Goff can change the team’s moribund fortunes, his new Showtime drama ‘American Rust,’ and a what’s fact and what’s fiction regarding ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ ‘Speed,’ ‘The Newsroom,’ and more in a round of Celebrity True or False. Rich and the guys preview the NFC South and how the division will play out among the Buccaneers, Saints, Falcons and Panthers.    The hour wraps up with Rich remarking on Tom Brady’s unprecedent run of excellence and why NFL fans shouldn’t take him for granted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
REShow: Paul Rudd & Ezekiel Elliott - Hour 2 (09-09-21)
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Actor and friend of the show Paul Rudd calls in from the set of the new ‘Ant Man’ set to help Rich and Brockman narrow down their list of potential names for their Alice in Chains fantasy football team. (timestamp).    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott tells Rich how he change his off-season conditioning to become slimmer and shiftier, facing the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers in their season opener, and if QB Dak Prescott is fully healed from his training camp shoulder injury. (timestamp).   Rich wraps up the hour describing the splendor of the NFL Network’s new plush studios at SoFi Stadium. (timestamp).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
REShow: Kurt Warner - Hour 1 (09-09-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour breaking down the 2021 NFL season outlook, top storylines and questions for every team in the AFC and NFC. Pro Football Hall of Famer and NFL Network Analyst Kurt Warner and Rich preview the Cowboys vs the Buccaneers in the NFL’s season opening game, discuss which AFC and NFC teams have the best chance to supplant the Bucs and Chiefs in the Super Bowl, break down why Mac Jones and Zach Wilson will have the biggest impact of the 5 first-round rookie QBs, and marvel at Tom Brady’s longevity and how he’s changing the mindset of all professional athletes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
REShow: Malcolm McDowell - Hour 3 (09-08-21)
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Rich, Brockman, TJ, and Del Tufo break down the NFC West and offer up their predictions on where the Rams, 49ers, Seahawks, and Cardinals end up in the final standings. Actor Malcolm McDowell and Rich discuss the upcoming 4K/Ultra release of Stanley Kubrick’s classic film ‘A Clockwork Orange’ including stories from the set illustrating the director’s penchant for exacting detail that often resulted in lingering pain and injuries for the actor, and if the highly violent film left him with any emotional or psychological scars.    Rich and Brockman wrap up the hour breaking down their fantasy football league draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
REShow Jordan Davis & Shaquille O’Neal - Hour 2 (09-08-21)
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Rich presents University of Georgia Bulldogs DT Jordan Davis with the show’s first-ever NIL Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on the Planet Award for his defensive dominance against Clemson. Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal tells Rich why all the Ben Simmons criticism is well-deserved, that Damian Lillard might need to change his opinion about super teams if he wants to win a title, and why he’s will willing, literally, to put his money where his mouth is when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys’ Super Bowl hopes.   Rich and the guys react to NFL teams naming their captains and wonder if we should read anything into certain players not getting to wear that “C” on their uniforms.   Cowboys fan TJ Jefferson wraps up the hour listing his top 5 takeaways from this season of HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks.’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
REShow: Ian Rapoport - Hour 1 (09-08-21)
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Rich reacts to Ben Roethlisberger publicly backing TJ Watt in his contract standoff with the Steelers saying the team should pay the star pash rusher “whatever he wants.” (timestamp).   Rich breaks down the top 4 Week 1 NFL “games that mean everything” between the Steelers and Bills, Browns and Chiefs, Dolphins and Patriots, and Packers and Saints.   NFL Insider Ian Rapoport and Rich discuss the Steelers’ standoff with disgruntled LB TJ Watt, if Dak Prescott’s shoulder injury is a thing of the past, how Matthew Stafford and Julio Jones will impact their new teams, if Carson Wentz is over his foot injury, the Raiders’ head-scratching roster moves, and which teams in the NFL have the best rosters. Rich and the guys wrap up the hour debating if Titans RB Derrick Henry can post another 2000-yard rushing season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
REShow: Stephen Amell - Hour 3 (09-07-21)
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Rich and Brockman begin the hour debating who to take with the #9 pick in their fantasy football draft. Actor Stephen Amell tells Rich why he’s super excited to be a Rams season ticket holder this season, and what it’s been like acting with former Steelers All-Pro James Harrison on his new professional wrestling drama ‘Heels’ on Starz.   Rich wraps up the hour reflecting on the final show in the NFL Network’s original studio before moving into SoFi Stadium, and offering up his Super Bowl XLI predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
REShow: JuJu Smith-Schuster & Bomani Jones - Hour 2 (09-07-21)
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Steelers Pro Bowl Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster tells Rich how he’s improved his game over his 5-year NFL career, if Tom Brady’s criticism of the league’s ‘Defenseless Player’ rule has merit, why he thinks of Head Coach Mike Tomlin as a mentor and big brother, what Big Ben’s weight loss means for the team’s offensive outlook, and how rookie RB Najee Harris compares to former Steeler All-Pro RB Le’Veon Bell.      ESPN’s Bomani Jones and Rich discuss Alabama’s impressive season debut under new starting QB Bryce Young and if there’s any team in the land that can stop the rolling Crimson Tide, if rookie QB Mac Jones can topple Josh Allen and the Bills in the AFC East, why he’s still dubious the Browns can be title contenders, and his predictions to face off in Super Bowl XLI at the end of the season.   Rich and the guys wrap up the hour previewing the AFC North and offer up how the division will play out this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
REShow: Mike Florio - Hour 1 (09-07-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour recapping Week 1 in College Football and the thrilling overtime game between Notre Dame and Florida State that featured the inspiring return of QB McKenzie Milton along with some controversial moments. Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio and Rich discuss the Buccaneers’ chances to repeat as champions, how the NFC West will shake out and which head coaches around the league will be on the hot seat if their teams don’t make the playoffs, the latest on TJ Watt’s contract squabble with the Steelers, and which two teams are likely to face off in the Super Bowl and why one of them won’t be the Cleveland Browns.    Rich wraps up the hour reflecting on the passing of a beloved NFL Network colleague, Tara Deeker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
REShow: Best Of - Hour 3 (09-06-21)
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Here are some of Rich Eisen's favorite interviews and moments from the past few months during this Labor Day best of edition of the Rich Eisen show: Buda Baker, John C McGinley, NFL Rookie QB Expectations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2021
REShow: Best Of - Hour 2 (09-06-21)
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Here are some of Rich Eisen's favorite interviews and moments from the past few months during this Labor Day best of edition of the Rich Eisen show: Billy Corgan, Travis Kelce, Top 10 NFL Players in 2021-22. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2021
REShow: Best Of - Hour 1 (09-06-21)
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Here are some of Rich Eisen's favorite interviews and moments from the past few months during this Labor Day best of edition of the Rich Eisen show : Mets Thumbs Down, Michael Keaton, Ben Simmons wants a trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2021
REShow: Eric Stonestreet - Hour 3 (09-03-21)
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Modern Family alum and die-hard Kansas City sports fan Eric Stonestreet tells Rich why he’s more confident than ever that his beloved Chiefs will win “A LOT” of games this season, how Rich should handle those comments by Tony Romo comparing Jets rookie QB Zach Wilson to Patrick Mahomes, and how much fun he had with the return of his hilarious ‘Randy Reid’ character to the Chiefs’ training camp this summer.  Rich reacts to Tom Brady’s comments critical of the NFL’s ‘Defenseless Player’ rules where the Buccaneers QB said sometimes violent collisions are the fault of offensive players.   The guys wrap up the hour previewing next Thursday’s NFL season opening game between the Bus and Cowboys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
REShow: Taylor Lewan & Bruce Arians - Hour 2 (09-03-21)
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Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl OT Taylor Lewan tells Rich why he’s more excited for football than ever coming off his season-ending knee injury last year, what All-Pro WR Julio Jones has brought to the team’s locker room, if Derrick Henry still has a shot at the NFL single-season rushing record after the departure of Offensive Coordinator Arthur Smith, and reveals his ‘Bussin’ with the Boys’ podcast all-time guest wish list.   Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians and Rich discuss the Bucs’ “that was last year” mindset coming off their Super Bowl win and Tom Brady’s influence on keeping his fellow teammates focused on winning other title, how his team is preparing for their season-opening game vs Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys, how the Buccaneers were able to get 100% of their players covid vaccinated, and why the NFL’s ‘Defenseless Player’ penalty flag is sometimes the fault of the offensive player.   On the eve of The Price Is Right’s 49th anniversary TJ lists his all-time top 5 game shows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
REShow: Dr. Allen Sills - Hour 1 (09-03-21)
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Rich reacts to the controversial non-call of Targeting late in the Ohio State-Minnesota game and offers up his solution to the inconsistent application of the penalty throughout college football. The NFL’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills tells Rich how the league will enact new Covid-19 protocols this season with the widespread availability of vaccines and how unvaccinated players will face stiffer protocols than unvaccinated players, and how the NFL will adjust to possible new Covid variants that could arrive during the season.   Rich, Brockman, TJ and Del Tufo break down the AFC West and offer up their predictions on how the division will play out this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
REShow: Bruce Dern - Hour 3 (09-02-21)
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Rich, Chris Brockman, TJ Jefferson and Mike Del Tufo break down the AFC South with each giving a prediction on how the division will shake out this season. Two-time Academy Award-nominated actor Bruce Dern plays ‘Celebrity True or False’ with Rich giving the scoop on John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Eleanor Roosevelt and others, why it was really THAT cold on the set of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful 8’ and what all genius directors like Quentin Tarantino, Alfred Hitchcock and Francis Ford Coppola have in common, and so much more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
REShow: Michael Smith - Hour 2 (09-02-21)
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Jets fan Rich reacts to Tony Romo comparing the team’s rookie QB Zach Wilson to Patrick Mahomes, and recounts the decades of QB disappointment that leaves him with a dash of skepticism mixed in with his excitement.  ‘Brother from Another’ co-host Michael Smith and Rich discuss if Tua Tagovailoa can be the Dolphins’ long-term answer at quarterback or if Miami should trade for Deshaun Watson if/when his legal troubles are cleared up, the Texans’ options with Watson given the uncertainty surrounding his legal issues, and if the 76ers are making it very difficult to trade Ben Simmons by asking way too much for a player with big issues to overcome. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
REShow: Hour 1 (09-02-21)
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Rich reacts to the Texans’ “one day at a time” approach to their new 3rd-string quarterback Deshaun Watson and ponders the question: what if Houston doesn’t actually completely suck this season??  Rich reveals his top 5 “Fun” storylines for the 2021 NFL season listing the scenarios he’d like to see unfold including best wishes for WFT quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, Steelers rookie running back Najee Harris, Cleveland Browns’ WR Odell Beckham Jr, Arizona Cardinals DE JJ Watt, and AFC East rookie rivals Zach Wilson and Mac Jones.    Chris Brockman, TJ Jefferson respond to Rich’s list with the top “Fun” storylines they want to see with Del Tufo pulling up the rear with a wish list that will have you rolling your eyes. Rich wraps up the hour recapping his son Xander’s Bar Mitzvah and reveals the moment on the dance floor that made him feel REALLY old. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
REShow: David Costabile - Hour 3 (09-01-21)
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Rich and the guys react to the PGA Tour’s decision to eject fans who heckle Bryson DeChambeau by shouting “Brooksie” in honor of his rival Brooks Koepka.   Actor David Costabile and Rich discuss the new season of ‘Billions’ where he plays the scenery-chewing ‘Wags’ and reveals his inspiration for the irascible fan-favorite, how many more seasons of the Showtime staple we can expect, and that time he went complete fan boy on Bryan Cranston before shooting their first ‘Breaking Bad’ scene together.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
REShow: Albert Breer - Hour 2 (09-01-21)
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Rich starts the hour debating Chris Brockman on Tua Tagovailoa’s viability to be a solid starting quarterback in the NFL with Rich saying Tua can be a star while Brockman says “meh.”   The MMQB’s Albert Breer and Rich discuss Tua’s future and what he must prove in Miami, how NFL players’ (like Cam Newton) vaccination status could impact their ability to make and stay on NFL rosters, and the chances Justin Fields can unseat Andy Dalton as the Bears’ starting QB at some point this season.    Rich and the guys wrap up the hour giving their predictions on how the NFC North will shake out in the 2021 NFL season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
REShow: Jeff Darlington - Hour 1 (09-01-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour commenting on the news that the Saints have been forced by Hurricane Ida to move their first home game to Jacksonville.   Rich and 76ers fan TJ Jefferson react to reports out of Philadelphia that Ben Simmons wants the Sixers to trade him, with Rich explaining why the request makes perfect sense.   ESPN’s Jeff Darlington and Rich discuss the Dolphins' interest in trading for embattled Texans QB Deshaun Watson, and if Tua Tagovailoa is truly Miami's quarterback of the future.   Rich wraps up the hour explaining why the Dolphins, though saying they’ve moved on from Watson, are still very much in the game for landing the Houston QB if/when his legal troubles are put to rest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
REShow: Thomas Q. Jones - Hour 3 (08-31-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour commenting on Bill Belichick naming Mac Jones New England’s starting QB over Cam Newton and if the Alabama rookie can possibly follow in the formidable footsteps of Tom Brady.   Rich and the guys continue their daily division previews with their picks on how the AFC East will play out this season with Chris Brockman making a bold, BOLD Patriots prediction.   Former Pro Bowl NFL Running Back-turned-Actor Thomas Q. Jones and Rich discuss the risks and rewards of NFL teams throwing their first-round picks into the fire with starting roles from day one, how impressed he is by the physicality of Titans RB Derrick Henry, and his new show ‘Johnson’ on Bounce.   Rich and the guys wrap up the hour explaining why if you’re not a fan of Blazers guard Damian Lillard you will be after hearing this story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
REShow: Jeff Howe - Hour 2 (08-31-21)
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The Athletic’s Patriots Insider Jeff Howe and Rich discuss the shocking news that the Patriots have released Cam Newton after he was beaten out by rookie QB Mac Jones, if Cam’s unvaccinated status played a role in Bill Belichick’s decision-making process, and the impact of All-Pro Stefon Gilmore being placed on the PUP List for the first 6 weeks of the season.   Rich ponders Cam Newton’s next steps and makes the case for the Dallas Cowboys to sign the newly-released QB much to TJ Jefferson’s chagrin.   Rich and TJ Jefferson re-visit Chris Brockman bashing the Patriots for drafting Jones and why he’s now fully on board with the team’s new starting QB, and why Cam Newton’s release ratchets up the pressure on the Bears to make rookie Justin Fields their starting QB over veteran Andy Dalton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
REShow: Charles Robinson - Hour 1 (08-31-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour reacting to the surprising news out of New England that Bill Belichick and the Patriots have released Cam Newton after deciding on Mac Jones as the team’s starting QB.   Rich breaks down the news that the Saints have been displaced by Hurricane Ida and how not having a true home game until Halloween could impact/derail New Orleans’ season.   Yahoo! Sports’ Senior NFL Reporter Charles Robinson and Rich discuss how close the Dolphins and Texans are to pulling off a Deshaun Watson trade, if the Texans want another QB as part of a Watson trade or just draft picks, and why Deshaun Watson is likely to spend the 2021 NFL season watching from the sidelines.   Rich wraps up the hour commenting on why any team would take a huge risk on trading for Watson so close to the start of the NFL season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
REShow: Tom Curran - Hour 3 (08-30-21)
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Rich and the guys begin the hour debating if it’s okay to boo your home team, the offer up their picks for how the NFC East will play out this season.   NBC Sports Boston’s Patriots insider Tom Curran tells Rich why the subtle indicators point to rookie QB Mac Jones starting for New England over Cam Newton, and if Tom Brady was ever booed by the home crowd in New England, and Rich explains why he feels Bill Belichick should go with the rookie QB to start Week 1.   Rich and the guys wrap up the hour recapping Chris Brockman’s “no time limits between picks” fantasy football draft, and reflecting back on the life and career of the late acting legend Ed Asner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
REShow: Daniel Jeremiah - Hour 2 (08-30-21)
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Rich begins the hour reacting to the controversy in New York where Mets SS Javier Baez and other players have turned tables on booing fans by flashing a double thumbs down signal toward the crowd.   NFL Network Analyst Daniel Jeremiah tells Rich how the 49ers could utilize rookie QB Trey Lance in their offense even if he doesn’t win the starting QB job over Jimmy G and why the Patriots should make Mac Jones their QB1 for Week 1, if Trevor Lawrence’s “crisp” pre-season finale is a harbinger of things to come and why the Bears would be better served by starting Justin Fields sooner rather than later, if the Dolphins trading for Deshaun Watson would be a smart move in the face of Tua Tagovailoa’s impressive pre-season, and which AFC teams could surprise some people this season.    Mets fan TJ Jefferson wraps up the hour reacting to the ‘Thumbs Down” controversy brewing in New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
REShow: Peter King - Hour 1 (08-30-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour breaking down the latest on the NFL QB landscape from potential MVP candidates like Josh Allen to the all the rookies vying for starting jobs over incumbent veterans.   Rich reacts to the latest rumors and reports on a possible Deshaun Watson trade to the Miami Dolphins.    NBC Sports’ Peter King tells Rich why he finds it hard to believe a team would trade for Watson given the uncertainty surrounding his legal situation and how that could impact his ability to play on the field, the season-ending ACL injury suffered by Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins and if the NFL should consider shortening the pre-season to 2 games, which teams have impressed him and which teams have surprised him this pre-season, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers’ chances to repeat as Super Bowl champions this season, and who wins the Patriots QB competitions between Cam Newton and Mac Jones and why Bill Belichick’s squad will be a tough out in the AFC EA. Rich wraps up the hour recapping the epic playoff between Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay at the BMW Championship and (alas) considers offering up his “The Patural” nickname to the PGA Tour golfer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
REShow: Dan Wetzel & Michael Smith - Hour 3 (08-27-21)
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Yahoo! Sports Columnist Dan Wetzel and Rich discuss the goals of the new ACC/Big Ten/Pac-12 alliance and what it means for the ever-changing college football landscape, if there was a chance Clemson and/or Ohio State would have joined the SEC prior to the alliance, and what the college football landscape could look like ten years down the line if there’s more conferences expansion and consolidation.   ‘Brother from Another’ Co-host Michael Smith and Rich discuss if a Damian Lillard to the Sixers trade makes sense and if the Bucks should shock the world and trade for the Blazers all-world shooting guard, and why the Warriors’ internal beef from years ago is still simmering between Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and Steve Kerr.    The hour wraps up with Rich with reflecting on Nate Burleson’s final show on NFL Network’s ‘Good Morning Football.’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
REShow: Seth Wickersham - Hour 2 (08-27-21)
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Rich and TJ Jefferson kick off the hour talking Cowboys with TJ sticking steadfastly/defiantly to his 14-win prediction for Dallas, and Rich predicting that’s not likely to happen.   Rich reacts to retired NFL QB Philip Rivers’ first game as a high school football coach and explains why his infectious enthusiasm is a blessing for his players.   ESPN Senior Writer Seth Wickersham tells Rich why Matthew Stafford’s desire to play in big games led him to ask for a trade from the Lions and reveals the crazy set of random coincidences that landed him with Sean McVay and the Rams, and discuss his upcoming book on the Patriots and why the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick marriage ended in divorce, and how the Cam Newton-Mac Jones QB competition could play out.   Chris Brockman calls in from in Tampa where he’s taking part in his “no time limit on picks” fantasy football draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
REShow: Ryan Leaf - Hour 1 (08-27-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour reacting to reports that Jameis Winston has won the Saints’ starting quarterback job over Taysom Hill and explains why it’s a “smart maneuver” by New Orleans head coach Sean Payton.    ESPN College Football Analyst Ryan Leaf tells Rich why he’s still a bit peeved by losing to Michigan in the 1998 Rose Bowl, if this is the year UCLA’s Chip Kelly finally rediscovers his winning ways in the college game, why the Oklahoma Sooners are poised for a big season but Texas Longhorns fans should expect more mediocrity in Steve Sarkisian’s first year, and if it’s wise for NFL teams to throw their rookie QBs into the fire right off the bat instead of giving them time to adjust to the pro game first.    Rich wraps up the hour revealing his top two pet peeves about College Football: Game lengths and Overtime rules. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
REShow: Ron Rivera & Billy Corgan - Hour 3 (08-26-21)
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Washington Football Team Head Coach Ron Rivera and Rich discuss his recovery from cancer and his stance on players getting Covid-19 vaccinations, whether or not Ryan Fitzpatrick can lead WFT to the Super Bowl, the improvement of 2nd-year DE Chase Young, and when we can expect the team to announce its new nickname and logo.   Rich explains why he’s high on Fitzpatrick and predicts WFT will win the NFC East.   Smashing Pumpkins lead singer Billy Corgan and Rich discuss the reasons for the demise of his beloved Cubs and how the rise of analytics in baseball and in the music industry have similar arcs, his purchase of the National Wrestling Alliance and some breaking news about Ric Flair’s return to the NWA, and that time the NFL lowballed him when they wanted to use the song “Today” in an ad campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
REShow: Travis Kelce - Hour 2 (08-26-21)
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Chiefs All-Pro Tight End Travis Kelce tells Rich why even his girlfriend is giving him grief for shaving off his beard and that we’ve been mispronouncing “Kelce” this whole time, if he’s expecting to be ranked higher than Patrick Mahomes in the NFL’s list of top ten players, and whether or not Mahomes would have been as successful as he’s been if he’d been thrown into the starting QB role as a rookie.   With the NFL set to release its Top Ten players list, Rich runs through his 1 through 10 of the league’s top players.   Rich and the guys wrap up the hour discussing why the New York Giants could be really good…or really bad this season. Or maybe mediocre?? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
REShow: Nicole Auerbach - Hour 1 (08-26-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour with a THOROUGH breakdown of Bill Belichick’s latest press conference where he was asked about a timeline for naming the Patriots starting QB between Mac Jones and Cam Newton.    The Athletic’s Senior College Football Writer/Big Ten Network Analyst Nicole Auerbach and Rich discuss if the ACC/Pac-12/Big Ten alliance will re-shape the CFB landscape or keep the current status quo in place in the face of SEC expansion plans and why the Big 12 is on the outside looking in, and the timeline for an expansion of the College Football Playoff to take place.    Rich wraps up the hour reacting to Jimmy Garoppolo’s complete lack of a poker face when asked if 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan had chosen a starting QB yet.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
REShow: Budda Baker & John C. McGinley - Hour 3 (08-25-21)
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Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker tells Rich why facing Kyler Murray in practice and facing Russell Wilson in games are not two of his favorite things to do, what JJ Watt brings to the Cards’ defense, the best way to tackle the Titans’ behemoth of a running back Derrick Henry, his reaction to Jamal Adams’ record-setting contract, and why he’s okay with all those never-ending DK Metcalf memes.   Actor John C. McGinley and Rich discuss the new (and final) season of NBC’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ the fortunes of his beloved Yankees and Giants, how the famous Alec Baldwin ‘Glengarry Glenn Ross’ scene came about, and much more!    Rich and Cowboys fan TJ Jefferson react to the news that Dallas QB Dak Prescott will resume “competitive throwing.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
REShow: Michael McKean - Hour 2 (08-25-21)
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Rich and the guys run through the latest NFL QB news including the Broncos naming Teddy Bridgewater their starting QB, if we’ll get to see Joe Burrow in the Bengals’ pre-season finale, and Mac Jones’ big day for the Patriots in their practice scrimmage against the Giants.   Actor Michael McKean and Rich discuss his new film ‘Playing God,’ how he grew up a Dodgers fan in New York, and great tidbits about Lenny & Squiggy from ‘Laverne and Shirley,’ ‘This Is Spinal Tap,’ and if he almost was a cast member on ’Breaking Bad.’   Rich and the guys wrap up the hour previewing Chris Brockman’s INSANE fantasy football draft where there are no time limits for each pick. Seriously. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
REShow: Arthur Smith - Hour 1 (08-25-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour reacting to the shocking, didn’t-see-it-coming, never-would-have-guessed-it news that Urban Meyer has named Trevor Lawrence as the Jaguars’ Week 1 starting QB.    Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Arthur Smith discusses with Rich his failed attempt to give Matt Ryan “The Mattural” nickname with the coach revealing he actually likes it, the team signing backup QB Josh Rosen and when we’ll get to see first round TE Kyle Pitts on the field, and how the Falcons were able to get 100% of their players vaccinated for Covid-19.   Rich wraps up the hour ranting on one of his major pet peeves: when MLB umpires don’t explain a thing verbally when conducting replay reviews. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
Just Getting Started: Season 2 Starts September 8th
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Rich Eisen is back with Season 2 of Just Getting Started. Join Rich as he sits down with the biggest voices in professional football. Al Michaels, Joe Buck, Erin Andrews and many others. Get a glimpse into their routines, hear fresh stories about their lives and discover how they succeeded in their careers. Starting September 8th, new episodes will drop every Wednesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
REShow: George Kittle 0 & Justin Turner - Hour 3 (08-24-21)
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Rick begins the hour comparing how the Bears could use Justin Herbert’s rookie season with the Chargers as blueprint for Justin Fields’ rookie year in Chicago.   San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl TE George Kittle and Rich discuss his new hairdo and why he might now be mistaken for a bassist in a 1970’s classic rock band, the Niners’ QB competition between Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo, the recent Tight End University symposium he organized in the off-season and how he reacted to Travis Kelce shaving off his beard.   Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star 3B Justin Turner and Rich discuss the team’s blockbuster acquisitions of Max Scherzer and Trea Turner at the MLB Trade Deadline, how much Angels castoff Albert Pujols has brought to L.A.’s clubhouse, and if MLB’s crackdown on foreign substances has actually stopped pitchers from cheating.   Rich wraps up the hour reacting to Jaguars rookie RB Travis Etienne’s season-ending foot injury, and the announcement that the Pac-12, Big Ten and ACC have entered into an alliance to stave off further SEC expansion efforts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
REShow: Keith Olbermann - Hour 2 (08-24-21)
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ich starts off the hour recapping the Yankees’ remarkable turnaround and how they re-shaped their team at the trade deadline with their Anthony Rizzo and Joey Gallo acquisitions.   Rich reflects on the anniversary of then-MLB Commissioner Bart Giamatti banishing Pete Rose from baseball for life for gambling.    Sports & Political Commentator/Baseball Historian Keith Olbermann and Rich discuss Rose’s banishment and what it was like being at the press conference where the Reds’ legend’s punishment was announced, if there’s any chance Rose’s lifetime ban will be lifted and we’ll see him in the Baseball Hall of Fame someday, and why he’s not fully on board with the hype surrounding Shohei Ohtani’s place among baseball’s all-time greats.   Rich wraps up the hour reacting to Bills WR Cole Beasley, an outspoken opponent of Covid vaccinations, getting sent home from the team’s camp for being a close contact of someone who tested positive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
REShow: Brandon Staley - Hour 1 (08-24-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour recapping the Jaguars-Saints Monday Night Football pre-season game and says why he thinks Jameis Winston has locked down New Orleans’ starting QB job, while Jags QB Trevor Lawrence could be in for a challenging rookie season.   Rich reacts to the Bears naming Andy Dalton their starting QB but says it might be sooner rather than later before he’s replaced by rookie Justin Fields.   Los Angeles Chargers Head Coach Brandon Staley and Rich discuss the expectations for reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Justin Herbert, how much he’ll be leaning on running back Austin Ekeler and safety Derwin James, and the goals he’s setting for his team this season, changing the team’s late-game bad karma, and using yoga to keep his players healthy throughout a grueling NFL season.   Rich wraps up the hour breaking down the New York Giants enigma and says why they can be a an NFC East powerhouse…or also rans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
REShow: Hour 3 (08-23-21)
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Rick begins the hour breaking down the 49ers’ QB competition between Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance and says why head coach Kyle Shanahan won’t naming a starter anytime soon.   Rich and the guys are downright giddy about the announced return dates of HBO’s ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘Succession.’   TJ Jefferson recaps the weekend in professional wrestling including the WWE’s SummerSlam and the return of CM Punk on the AEW stage.   Chris Brockman busts out some amazing vintage sports memorabilia/junk he picked up at a local flea market and the guys play the ‘Price Is Right’ guessing game to see which how much hard-earned money was paid out to acquire them.     Rich wraps up the hour previewing the Saints vs Jaguars Monday Night Football pre-season matchup and says why he wants to see Jameis Winston starting for New Orleans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
REShow: Mike Florio - Hour 2 (08-23-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour reacting to the impressive start to the pre-season by Jets rookie QB Zach Wilson which morphs into some heated words with Patriots fan Chris Brockman and Cowboys fan TJ Jefferson.   Rich recaps the Week 2 performances from two highly-scrutinized QB’s, the Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa, and the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger.   ‘Pro Football Talk’ host Mike Florio and Rich discuss Cam Newton’s Covid mix-up and why a players’ vaccination status could impact his chances to stick on an NFL roster, the return of Carson Wentz to Colts camp, why the Raiders wanted to re-acquire LB Khalil Mack from the Bears, if Dak Prescott’s ankle injury led to his current shoulder woes, and the latest on the Deshaun Watson situation from a football and a legal standpoint.   Rich wraps up the hour breaking down the New York Giants’ pre-season and explains why they might be the most mysterious team in the league heading into the 2021 NFL season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
REShow: Greg Cosell - Hour 1 (08-23-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour reacting to news that Cam Newton will miss a few days of Patriots camp due to a Covid-19 protocol snafu, and says NFL players who are not yet vaccinated are not doing everything to win.    Rich breaks down Justin Fields’ up-and-down Pre-season Week 2 performance and says what the rookie QB said in his postgame press conference did more to help him win the Bears’ starting job than anything he did on field.   NFL Films’ Greg Cosell and Rich discuss Fields’ chances to topple Andy Dalton as Chicago’s QB1, Mike Shanahan’s decision-making process in choosing between Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance as the 49ers’ starting QB, what has impressed him about Jets’ and Patriots’ rookies Zach Wilson and Mac Jones, and which 2nd-year players are most likely to break out this season.    Rich wraps up the hour announcing the show’s NIL partnership with Gorilla Glue that will put some money in the hands of a well-deserving college football player each week this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
REShow: Billie Jean King and Michael Holley - Hour 3 (08-20-21)
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Rich and Chris Brockman debate if LeBron James has a right be upset by not receiving a single vote as the NBA’s best player in ESPN’s recent offseason survey of scouts and executives. Tennis Hall of Famer Billie Jean King and Rich discuss her new “All In” autobiography and reveals what sportscasting legend Howard Cosell said during her groundbreaking ‘Battle of the Sexes” match vs Bobby Riggs that shocked and disappointed her, and why, though she empathizes with Naomi Osaka, dealing with the media is “part of the deal” when you’re a professional athlete. Rich raps up the hour chatting with ‘Brother from Another’ co-host Michael Holley about LeBron’s snub, and James Harden’s not-so-humble brag about the Brooklyn Nets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
REShow: Albert Breer - Hour 2 (08-20-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour previewing the top NFL Pre-season Week 2 games and states his case why the Bears should name Justin Fields their starting QB over Andy Dalton. The MMQB’s Albert Breer and Rich discuss the possibility that Ohio State and Clemson join the SEC and how a college football super league would impact the flow of talent to the NFL, why you’re wrong if you think Tom Brady is calling the shots on the Buccaneers’ personnel decisions, and the timeline for this year’s rookie QBs (not named Trevor Lawrence or Zach Wilson) to start for their respective teams. The hour wraps up with TJ Jefferson previewing the top 5 storylines of the WWE’s Summer Slam on Peacock this Saturday, and Audio Jason asking Rich permission to have the loser of his fantasy football league get the show’s logo tattooed on their backside. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
REShow: Tom Curran - Hour 1 (08-20-21)
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Rich kicks off the hour recapping the Patriots’ pre-season blowout of the Eagles and why New England’s QB battle between Mac Jones and Cam Newton is turning out to be a good thing for Bill Belichick, and explains why Jalen Hurts missing the game due to a stomach ailment could actually be a benefit to his claim on Philly’s starting QB job. NBC Sports Boston’s Tom Curran and Rich discuss the Patriots’ domination of the Eagles in the pre-season and who has the edge in the Pats’ QB competition, Bill Belichick’s enigmatic decision-making process in deciding who’ll be the Week 1 starter, and what Cam Newton’s mindset is as he sees Mac Jones gaining on him in their position battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
REShow: David Bakhtiari and Bobby Cannavale - Hour 3 (08-19-21)
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Packers All-Pro OT David Bakhtiari tells Rich why he gave Aaron Rodgers that crazy, tricked-out Aston Martin Vanquish golf cart, why he had to find out about the return of the Packers’ QB in the media despite being a close friend, how long he thinks the 3-time MVP will remain in Green Bay, and why he takes inspiration from Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the Bucks to an NBA title. Emmy Award-winning actor Bobby Cannavale and Rich discuss the key to finding (and holding onto) a parking spot in Brooklyn, the state of his beloved Yankees and Jets, and his new Hulu show ‘Nine Perfect Strangers.’ Rich wraps up the hour remarking on the latest remarkable game from Angels’ 2-way star Shohei Ohtani. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
REShow: Kevin Clark - Hour 2 (08-19-21)
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The Ringer NFL Writer and Host Kevin Clark and Rich discuss Aaron Rodgers uncertain future with the Packers, what Patrick Mahomes learned from the Chiefs Super Bowl loss to the Buccaneers, why Josh Allen and the Bills are poised to unseat KC for AFC supremacy, and what to expect from Joe Burrow in his return from that devastating knee injury last season. Rich recaps his weekend in Canton, Ohio for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s induction weekend and runs through some of the more memorable moments from the class of ’20 and ’21. Rich wraps up the hour gleefully revealing that his Uber rating has risen from paltry 4.54 all the way to a whopping 4.55. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
REShow: John Schneider - Hour 1 (08-19-21)
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Rich opens the hour previewing the NFL Pre-season Week 2 matchup between the Patriots and Eagles where Jalen Hurts and Mac Jones will be out to prove themselves as starting QB material, and evaluates the state of affairs between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers brass and whether or not this will be the 2-time MVP’s final season in Green Bay. Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider and Rich discuss making Jamal Adams the highest paid Safety in the NFL, Russell Wilson’s future with the team after a turbulent off-season where the QB voiced his discontent with the amount of input he has on personnel matters, how much longer Pete Carroll will remain the team’s head coach, and how they knew WR DK Metcalf would be a special player prior to drafting him. Rich wraps up the hour reacting to some potentially bad news for the Jets following a key training camp injury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
REShow: Kevin O’Leary - Hour 3 (08-18-21)
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Rich, Chris Brockman and TJ Jefferson kick off the hour reacting to Andy Dalton’s comments about his hold on the Bears’ starting QB job and wonder if he’s unaware of the onrushing Justin Fields freight train that is quickly bearing down on him. Entrepreneur/investor Kevin O’Leary and Rich discuss his new CNBC show ‘Money Court,’ what it was like to work with Alex Rodriguez on ‘Shark Tank’ and more. Rich and the guys wrap up the hour break