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Between Shar Pourdanesh's NFL career and Kourosh Safavi's tenure as a sports journalist, the two have nearly 20 years of combined experience around the game of football. As Iranian-Americans, Kourosh and Shar offer a perspective that blends their love for the greatest game on earth with their cross-cultural upbringing. Through game analysis, debate and exclusive features, the Axis of Football aims to satisfy all avid NFL fans, while telling the incredible stories of Iranian-American athletes.

Axis of Football


    • Jan 25, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekdays NEW EPISODES
    • 1h 6m AVG DURATION
    • 60 EPISODES

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    Divisional Playoff Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 91:54

    Divisional Playoff Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 73:01

    Cowboys shoot themselves in the foot, Rams / Bills dominate three-match, Burrow outguns Carr, Brady bests birds

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 79:59

    Super Wild Card Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 93:22

    Week 18 - Raiders / Chargers cap thrilling end of regular season, Steelers sneak into the playoffs, Niners stun Rams in comeback victory, Zimmer, Flores, Fangio, Nagy, Judge canned

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 78:59

    Week 17 Recap / Week 18 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 68:29

    Week 15, Packers / Chiefs take the 1 seed, Saints blank Brady, Analytics tanks again, playoff picture becoming clearer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 71:16

    Week 14 - Dallas D dominates, Rams revenge in the desert, Brady bests the Bills again, KC cooks up another masterpiece against Vegas, Remembering DT

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 80:32

    WFT trying to get within one game of Dallas, Allen / Brady set to duel, Rams seek revenge in the desert, SF and Cincy on the playoff cusp

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 52:12

    Week 13 Recap - Pats back atop the AFC, Bolts hammer Bengals, Ravens gamble and lose, Cards dominance continues, Chiefs D continues hot streak

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 59:59

    AFC / NFC still wide open, Pats / Bengals impressive home wins, Rams drop third straight, Refs ruin Turkey Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 67:07

    Chiefs take down hobbled Cowboys, Upset epidemic continues, Bolts outlast Steelers, Cards win again but are they elite?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 58:34

    Week 11 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 68:39

    Upset Alert - WFT tops Tampa, Panthers stomp Cards, Vikes dominate Bolts / Dallas and GB get back on track / Chiefs back to form?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 77:53

    Week 10 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 55:45

    Upset Weekend: Denver over Dallas, Jax stuns Denver, Falcons steal one on the road, Browns blowout Bengals, Shanny on the hotseat?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 61:17

    Backups rule the day, Belichick has Herbert's number, Chiefs eke out unimpressive win

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 76:13

    Bengals Kings of the North, Titans destroy KC, Are the Chiefs done? What's wrong in SF, Miami, Carolina and Denver?,

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 74:08

    Cowboys win in wild OT finish, Bolts and Browns get thumped, Titanic win for Tennessee over Buffalo, Raiders win sans Gruden

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 100:05

    Week 5 Recap, Shootout in LA, Bengals moral victory, Buffalo stakes its AFC claim, Another heatbreaker for Detroit

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 72:48

    Week 4 Recap, Brady Bests Belichick, Cards trounce Rams, Cowboys an NFC contender?, NY Upset City, Fangio calls out Harbaugh

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 89:01

    Week 4 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 58:44

    Week 3 Recap: Pack outlast Niners, Rams make a statement, Chiefs in trouble, Rookie QB's struggle, Raiders win another one in OT

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 87:10

    Week 3 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 63:36

    Week 2 Recap, Raiders upset Steelers, Cowboys bolt to victory, King Henry reigns in Seattle, Lamar gets the Mahomes monkey off his back

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 86:18

    MNF Recap // Week 2 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 73:23

    Week 1 Recap, Steelers steal one in Buffalo, Browns threaten KC again, Several new QB's shine in their debut, NFC West goes undefeated, Zac Taylor almost costs Bengals a W

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 95:47

    Week 1 Preview // 2021 Super Bowl Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 59:02

    Bucs Edge Cowboys in Thrilling Opener

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 29:34

    Preseason Week 3 // Hard Knocks Episode 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 58:17

    Preseason Week 2 // Hard Knocks Episode 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 64:10

    Preseason Week 1 // Hard Knocks Episode 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 53:28

    Carl Nassib Comes Out: A Lockeroom Perspective

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 25:26

    What should Houston do about Deshaun?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 32:02

    Aaron Rodgers Saga Almost Over?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 32:54

    2021 NFL Draft Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 47:55

    Wentz: Reunited and it feels so Reich

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 27:55

    Hawks ready to deal Wilson? / What's really going on?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 32:51

    Dak stacks that paper / What it means for Dallas

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 28:31

    Super Bowl 55 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2021 68:48

    Super Bowl 55 Preview / Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 57:06

    Lions / Rams swap QB's, Deshaun officially wants out of Houston, What should the Jets do with the second pick?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 53:34

    Championship Weekend Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 78:01

    Divisional Round Recap / Championship Sunday Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 72:53

    Super Wildcard Breakdown // Divisional Round Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 92:32

    Gase, Lynn, Marrone OUT - Which vacancy is the most attractive? Did Philly tank? Super Wildcard weekend preview.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 75:59

    UPSET ALERT - Jets / Bengals stun playoff bound opponents, Browns Kings of the North? Wentz wants out of Philly, Anthony Lynn blunders again

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2020 92:57

    It Hurts so good in Philly, Raiders give up 44 / Gruden cans D Coordinator, Steelers lose second straight, Anthony Lynn blunders again

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 61:56

    Giant upset in Seattle, Baker balls out, Jets crash and burn at the hands of Gregg Williams, Wentz benched, Belichick owns Lynn

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 90:21

    Mahomes / Hill light up Bucs D, Titans, Henry steamroll Colts, Denver QB-less, 49ers upset Rams, Anthony Lynn worse than Adam Gase?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 86:39

    OT in Indy and Baltimore, Taysom takes over in Nola, Mahomes gets the last laugh against Gruden, NFC East a mess, Tua gets benched

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 94:14

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