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Each week, Ryen Russillo will break down the biggest topics in football, both NFL and NCAA.

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    Kevin Huerter on the Hawks' Struggles, Defending Trae Young, and Alter Egos, Plus Anthony Edwards and T'Wolves Love With Analyst Jim Petersen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 99:45

    Russillo is joined by Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter to discuss his NBA beginnings, the Hawks' 2021 playoff run, hopes for this season, defending Trae Young, his alter ego K'Von, and more (0:32). Then Ryen talks with analyst Jim Petersen about the impact of Timberwolves coach Chris Finch on the team, the budding Anthony Edwards, development of Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell's improvement, stories from Jim's basketball career and time with the WNBA, and more (29:59). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:07:29). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Kevin Huerter and Jim Petersen Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Troy Aikman on an All-Time NFL Weekend, the Future of Mahomes vs. Allen, Aaron Rodgers, and Why Toughness Matters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 82:26

    Russillo shares his thoughts on an incredible NFL postseason weekend (0:28) before he is joined by three-time Super Bowl champion Troy Aikman of Fox Sports to discuss the Chiefs' overtime win vs. the Bills, just how much the QB position has evolved since the 1990s and 2000s, the Packers' loss to the 49ers, whether or not Aaron Rodgers's future includes Green Bay, Troy's thoughts about jumping to a new team near the end of his career, and more (13:24). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (44:12). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Troy Aikman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Tim Hasselbeck on Has Allen Caught Mahomes? Bruce Feldman on Harbaugh to the Raiders? Plus Jorge Sedano on the Heat As Contenders Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 123:07

    Russillo shares his confidence rankings for every NFL divisional-round team (0:34) before he is joined by ESPN's Tim Hasselbeck to make Round 2 picks (12:49). Then Ryen talks with Bruce Feldman of The Athletic and Fox Sports about the Raiders looking to hire Jim Harbaugh and NIL's impact on college football (44:15). Next Ryen talks with ESPN's Jorge Sedano about the Miami Heat's return as a playoff contender, the Nets' playoff hopes if Kyrie Irving is not allowed to play in home games, the Bulls, Lakers, Clippers, and more (57:06). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:29:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tim Hasselbeck, Bruce Feldman, and Jorge Sedano Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Magic Tweets After Lakers Loss; Now Vogel Out? Plus, the Origin of Wu-Tang With S.H. Fernando Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 119:48

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the rumors that Lakers head coach Frank Vogel is close to being fired (0:34) before talking with journalist S.H. Fernando Jr. about his book, 'From the Streets of Shaolin: The Wu-Tang Saga.' They discuss the inception of Hip-hop in the Bronx, NY, the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan and their explosion onto the music scene, stories from covering the group, their impact on hip-hop, and more (10:44). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:13)  Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: S.H. Fernando Jr. Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Was More Really Better in Wild-Card Weekend? Plus Former Chief Mitchell Schwartz on Chiefs-Bills and the Cowboys' Comedy of Errors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 78:47

    Russillo shares his thoughts on NFL wild-card weekend (0:26), before talking with Super Bowl champion Mitchell Schwartz about the Chiefs' Round 1 win over the Steelers, their Round 2 matchup vs. the Bills, strange sequences in the Cowboys-49ers game, the effects of playoff expansion, and more (13:40). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (47:14). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mitchell Schwartz Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NFL Playoff Draft Revisit, Coach Luke Fickell on Taking Cincinnati to the Playoff, Plus 'Ozark' EP Chris Mundy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 124:23

    Russillo shares his thoughts on all six Round 1 NFL playoff matchups (0:37) before revisiting the NFL playoff draft from November with Ceruti and Kyle (13:10). Then Ryen is joined by Cincinnati football head coach Luke Fickell to discuss the 13-0 regular season, matching up with Alabama in the CFP semifinal, QB Desmond Ridder, his friendship with Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, his season as Ohio State interim head coach, building the program at Cincinnati, and more (20:27). Then Ryen talks with ‘Ozark' showrunner Chris Mundy about building the show's characters, the difficulty of trimming story lines, writing for kids, working with Jason Bateman, and more (50:18). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:04). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Luke Fickell and Chris Mundy Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The SEC Gap Is Widening, Eric Dickerson on the Rushing Record and Recruiting Stories, and the QB Stock Game Finale

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 73:39

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the SEC's dominance of college football (0:31) before talking to Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson about his book, 'Watch My Smoke: The Eric Dickerson Story,' what it's like to be fast, quitting football in high school and returning to win a state championship, committing to Texas A&M before ending up at SMU, his first five NFL seasons in Los Angeles, contract disputes, his NFL rushing record, and more (9:57). Then, with the end of the NFL regular season in the books, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle close out Q4 of the QB Stock Game and announce the winner (44:48) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:06). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Eric Dickerson Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What We Know Vs. What We Thought About Raiders-Chargers, Flores Out With Jon Vilma, Plus Klay's Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 98:24

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the climax of the roller-coaster matchup between the Raiders and the Chargers, the speculation on head coach Brandon Staley's timeout call in overtime, and the difference between what we thought in real time vs. what we know today (0:32). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Jonathan Vilma of Fox Sports about the "almost tie" between the Raiders and the Chargers, their differing opinions on the 1-seed Titans, what to make of the Patriots, the Dolphins firing HC Brian Flores, Vilma's choice for DPOY, the upcoming College Football Playoff national title game, and more (14:45). Then Ryen briefly talks about Klay Thompson's return to the Warriors (49:56) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:34). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jonathan Vilma Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Joel Klatt on the Alabama-Georgia Rematch, Plus Baker Mayfield and Fan Base Angst, and NBA Point Guard Devaluation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 101:19

    Russillo shares his thoughts on Baker Mayfield vs. the media and fan base angst in tortured sports cities (0:36), before talking about the point guard position in modern basketball (11:38). Then Ryen talks with Joel Klatt of Fox Sports about the CFB bowl games, the upcoming national title game between Georgia and Alabama, the argument for CFP expansion, and more (23:44). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:21). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Joel Klatt Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ja Morant's Massive Leap With Chris Vernon. Plus Willie Colon on Big Ben's Goodbye and Playing With Antonio Brown.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 93:01

    Russillo shares some NBA observations on the Grizzlies' win over the Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving's return, the uptick in fouls, and more (0:40). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer's Chris Vernon about Ja Morant and the fourth-place Grizzlies (14:25), before talking with Super Bowl champion Willie Colon about Ben Roethlisberger's looming retirement, Willie's six years with the Steelers, what makes head coach Mike Tomlin special, and being teammates with Antonio Brown (32:08). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:25). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chris Vernon and Willie Colon Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will Rodgers Win the MVP He Deserves? Titans the Fifth-Best AFC Team? Plus CFB Opt-outs With Trent Dilfer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 90:57

    Russillo shares his thoughts on some NFL Week 17 results, including the Bengals beating the Chiefs, the unimpressive first-place Titans, Cowboys-Cardinals, and more (0:32). Then Ryen talks about some college players opting out of bowl games (11:31) before he is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss Vikings-Packers, Aaron Rodgers for MVP, Joe Burrow's throwback style of play, the end-of-season playoff puzzle from a player's perspective, and more (22:24). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:04). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Danny Kanell on Michigan-Georgia and How Cincinnati Can Hang With Bama. Plus, Is Being a Pro Coach Still Worth It?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 116:07

    Russillo shares his thoughts on coaching (0:42) before talking with Danny Kanell of SiriusXM and CBS Sports about college bowl games, opt-outs, the College Football Playoff matchups of Georgia vs. Michigan and Alabama vs. Cincinnati, and more (14:15). Then Ceruti gets some Orlando Magic thoughts off his chest (1:14:17) before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:20) Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Bills' Statement, Burrow's Ceiling, and Rating QBs With Albert Breer, Plus Fake NBA Trades With Kevin O'Connor

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 124:01

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Bills' victory over the Patriots (0:41). Then Ryen talks with The MMQB's Albert Breer about the Cardinals' loss to the surging Colts, Joe Burrow's incredible day in the Bengals' win over the Ravens, how to evaluate Trevor Lawrence's rookie year amid all the turmoil in Jacksonville, 2022 QB draft prospects, rating the midtier NFL QBs, and more (9:13). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about the Warriors' continued dominance while they await the return of Klay Thompson and James Wiseman, the Jazz, the Bulls, the Lakers' loss to the Nets, fake trades, and more (49:55). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:27:54). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Albert Breer and Kevin O'Connor Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Major Bucs Question Marks With Sara Walsh, Plus Best-selling American History Author Nathaniel Philbrick

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 115:29

    Russillo is joined by Sara Walsh of NFL Network and Fox Sports to discuss the Buccaneers' shutout loss to the Saints, the recent injuries to skill-position players Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, and Leonard Fournette, coach Bruce Arians's decision to bring back WR Antonio Brown, the rest of the Buccaneers' regular season, and more (0:30). Then Ryen talks with author Nathaniel Philbrick about his book 'Travels With George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy,' as they examine the U.S.'s first president and the commander in chief of the Continental Army. They also discuss Nathaniel's book, 'Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War' (20:57). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:11:19) Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Sara Walsh and Nathaniel Philbrick Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Worst Future NFL Franchises, Lakers Guard Austin Reaves, Plus Author Michael Wolff on Covering the Notorious

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 93:52

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the five worst franchises in the NFL (0:40) before he talks with Lakers guard Austin Reaves about his basketball journey, learning from LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, his game-winner vs. the Mavericks, and more (17:21). Then Ryen chats with journalist and author Michael Wolff about his new book, 'Too Famous: The Rich, the Powerful, the Wishful, the Damned, the Notorious—Twenty Years of Columns, Essays and Reporting,' about covering Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Rudy Giuliani, and Jeffrey Epstein, about his book 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,' and more (40:02). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:42) Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Austin Reaves and Michael Wolff Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Good Teams, Bad Results in Week 15, Jon Vilma on the Saints Frustrating Brady, Plus a 'Call of Duty' Observation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 82:54

    Russillo shares his thoughts on a week of strange NFL results as the playoffs approach, and takes a look at the contenders (0:36). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Jonathan Vilma about the Saints getting another regular-season win over Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, Bills-Panthers and the Bills' offensive line struggles, the rolling Colts, the first-place Chiefs, how analytics affect fourth-down decision-making in today's NFL, and more (11:14). Then Ryen talks about how he dipped his toe back into the ‘Call of Duty' pond and did not like the temperature (41:30), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:47). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jonathan Vilma Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Warriors GM Bob Myers on a Decade With Steph, Klay's Progress, and How the Young Guys Fit In

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 93:35

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Chiefs' win over the Chargers and analytics pushing teams to gamble on fourth down rather than settle for field goals (0:29). Then Ryen talks with longtime GM of the Golden State Warriors Bob Myers about Steph Curry's 3-point record, deciding to extend Curry's contract in 2012, the much-anticipated return of Klay Thompson, developing young players like Jonathan Kuminga, James Wiseman, and Jordan Poole, and more (13:21). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:08). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bob Myers Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Todd McShay's 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Four First-Round QBs. Plus: Steph Curry's Influence.Draft Episode for Dec 15, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 73:00

    Russillo shares his thoughts on Steph Curry's 3-point record, his first few years in the NBA, and his impact on the sport of basketball (0:31). Then Ryen talks with ESPN's Todd McShay about his 2022 NFL mock draft, including his defense-heavy top 10, his four first-round QBs, and more (11:46). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (46:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trent Dilfer on Lessons From Brady vs. Bills and Elway vs. This Generation. Plus F1 With Kevin Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 99:55

    Russillo shares his thoughts on what we learned from the Bills' overtime loss to the Buccaneers, the Bengals' overtime loss to the 49ers, and Ravens-Steelers (0:41). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about Bills-Buccaneers, Justin Herbert's deep ball, thoughts on Russell Wilson's performance since his return, comparing QB generations, Urban Meyer and the Jaguars organization, and more (9:37). Then Ryen is joined by Kevin Clark for Going Abroad. They discuss the final race of the F1 season, the Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; world champion Max Verstappen; and the controversy that followed the race (51:12). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:11:53). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Trent Dilfer and Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Notre Dame OC Tommy Rees on Staying, Plus an Early Look at 2022 NBA Free Agency With John Hollinger

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 104:07

    Russillo is joined by Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees to discuss learning that head coach Brian Kelly was leaving for LSU, deciding whether to stay on as OC, Notre Dame's new head coach, Marcus Freeman, and more (0:32). Then Ryen talks with The Athletic's John Hollinger, former Grizzlies VP of basketball ops, about his recent article on the Thunder and an early look at 2022 NBA free agency, and his top 10 candidates (23:58). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:20). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tommy Rees and John Hollinger Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kirk Herbstreit on the CFB Playoff and 'GameDay' Stories, the Celtics' Long-term Problem, Plus a QB Stock Game Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 112:50

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Celtics' prolonged struggles as he begins to ask himself the tough questions about Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown (0:34). Then Ryen talks with Kirk Herbstreit of 'College GameDay' about the upcoming College Football Playoff, Alabama vs. Cincinnati, Michigan vs. Georgia, 'GameDay' stories, and his book ‘Out of the Pocket: Football, Fatherhood, and College GameDay Saturdays' (9:18). Then Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle convene for the Q3 update of the QB Stock Game (1:04:38), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:17). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kirk Herbstreit Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    CFB Ranking Bias, Herbert vs. Burrow, the State of The U, and Going Abroad With Kevin Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 100:34

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Bengals' loss to the Chargers, and the College Football Playoff selection (0:24). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer's Kevin Clark to discuss NFL Week 13, including Ravens-Steelers, Chiefs-Broncos, Jaguars-Rams, Giants-Dolphins, the upcoming Bills-Patriots matchup, and more (12:28), before discussing the Miami Hurricanes hiring head coach Mario Cristobal away from Oregon (45:44). Then they discuss the upcoming finale of a wild F1 season in another edition of Going Abroad (58:30). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:59). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Potential CFB Upset Picks and Brian Kelly to LSU With Booger McFarland, Plus Former NBA Star Turned Boxer Deron Williams

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 75:43

    Russillo is joined by ESPN's Booger McFarland to discuss Brian Kelly's move to LSU and make some picks for CFB championship weekend (0:59). Then Ryen talks with three-time NBA All-Star Deron Williams about his upcoming fight vs. Frank Gore as well as his time with the Jazz and the Nets (24:57). Finally Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle briefly discuss HBO's ‘Succession,' before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (40:52). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Booger McFarland and Deron Williams Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Chris Long on Brian Kelly and the Super Bowl Favorite. Plus, Matt Leinart on Lincoln Riley to USC.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 116:08

    Russillo shares his thoughts on Brian Kelly departing Notre Dame to coach at LSU and why so few coaches can exit without criticism (0:38), before talking about the Suns' win over the Warriors and marveling at the Timberwolves' Anthony Edwards (10:52). Then Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss the Patriots' strengths and weaknesses, the Bills' fatal flaws, why Chris thinks the Packers will win the Super Bowl, and more (31:07). Then Ryen talks with USC legend Matt Leinart of Fox Sports about new USC head coach Lincoln Riley and the team's bright future (1:08:51). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:32:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chris Long and Matt Leinart Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Happy for Harbaugh, Lincoln Riley to USC, and Trent Dilfer on Whether the Pats Can Win the Super Bowl

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 104:37

    Russillo shares his thoughts on Michigan's unprecedented win over Ohio State, predicts the CFP rankings, and explores the arguments around playoff expansion (0:34). Then Ryen addresses the news that Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley is heading to USC (18:49). Next, Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about Mac Jones and the rolling Patriots, the Ravens' ugly win against the Browns, how the Rams and Matt Stafford can get back on track, and more (25:18). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitter Life Advice questions (1:10:13). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Terrell Davis on Going From Backup to Hall of Famer, Wild CFB Coaching Buyouts, Plus Russillo Travel Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 82:00

    Ryen shares a couple of stories from his travels to Chicago and New York City (00:51) before getting into some of the crazy college football coaching buyouts and why we've become desensitized to them (10:55). Then, he chats with Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis about Jonathan Taylor and the state of the running back position, plus stories from his time at Georgia and with the Broncos—including two times he almost quit the game (18:59). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:34).  Host: Ryen Russillo  Guests: Terrell Davis  Producers: Kyle Crichton, Steve Ceruti, and Brian H. Waters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Packers Are Fine, but Are the Bills in Trouble? Lakers' Struggles With Mike Trudell. Plus, Florida and More CFB Openings With Bruce Feldman.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 92:09

    Russillo shares his thoughts on some big NFL Week 11 losses, including the Bills losing to the Colts, the Packers losing to the Vikings, and the Titans losing to the Texans, Chiefs-Cowboys, and more (0:32) before talking to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet about the on-court incident between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart, the Lakers' 9-9 record, injury setbacks, the Western Conference, and more (11:50). Then Ryen talks with Fox Sports and The Athletic's Bruce Feldman about Florida firing head coach Dan Mullen, the coaching vacancies at USC and LSU, a look ahead to the CFP, and more (38:20). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Mike Trudell and Bruce Feldman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Teams Who Will Change QBs Next Season, Jon Vilma on Mac Jones, and ‘The Debt Trap' Author Josh Mitchell

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 96:55

    Russillo shares his thoughts on which NFL teams he thinks will be looking to move on from their starting QBs next season (0:48). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Jonathan Vilma of Fox Sports about Patriots QB Mac Jones and OC Josh McDaniels's recent success, identifying and exploiting weaknesses of a defense, the role of a defensive captain, stories about playing against Tony Romo and Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson's return to the Seahawks, and more (17:20). Next, Ryen is joined by author Josh Mitchell to discuss his book ‘The Debt Trap: How Student Loans Became a National Catastrophe' (38:35). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:07:20). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jonathan Vilma and Josh Mitchell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Are the Warriors Really This Good? Plus, Saban and Masters Stories With Tom Rinaldi, and ‘Hightown' Creator Rebecca Cutter.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 94:42

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Warriors' 12-2 start to the NBA season (0:33) before talking with legendary reporter Tom Rinaldi of Fox Sports about his long tenure at ESPN, ‘College GameDay,' the U.S. Open and the Masters, Fox's ‘Big Noon Kickoff,' and more (12:17). Then, the creator of the Starz crime drama ‘Hightown,' Rebecca Cutter, returns to discuss Season 2, balancing character arcs, leading a writers' room, and more (49:40). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:12:32). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tom Rinaldi and Rebecca Cutter Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Brady-Belichick Legacy Update and the Rolling Packers. Plus, Doug Pederson on Super Bowl LII and His Philly Exit.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 82:15

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Packers' Week 10 win over the Seahawks, Buccaneers-Washington, Patriots-Browns, and the updated Bill Belichick–Tom Brady power rankings (0:34). Then Ryen talks to Super Bowl champion coach Doug Pederson about his first season away from the game of football in nearly 30 years, playing college ball in Louisiana, being drafted into the NFL, transitioning to coaching, the Eagles' Super Bowl title after the 2017 season, his exit from the Eagles in 2020, and more (9:54). Then Ryen, Kyle, and Ceruti have an in-depth discussion about broadcast news (41:20), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Doug Pederson Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Super Bowl Team Draft, Adam Amin on the Bulls, Plus Ben Solak on Whether Twitter Is Smarter Than NFL Coaches

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 113:27

    Super Bowl Team Draft, Adam Amin on the Bulls, Plus Ben Solak on Whether Twitter Is Smarter Than NFL Coaches Ryen opens by drafting teams that can win the Super Bowl with Kyle and Ceruti (0:30). Then, he chats with the play-by-play voice of the Bulls, Adam Amin, about how Chicago's offseason moves have panned out, what realistic expectations should be after the team's hot start, and what's going on with Scottie Pippen right now (12:14). Next, The Ringer's Ben Solak stops by to talk about what's wrong with Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers, Odell to the Rams, and why so many people on Twitter think they're smarter than coaches and front offices (49:30). And finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:23:33). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Adam Amin and Ben Solak Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Danny Kanell on CFP Debates and the End of 'Russillo & Kanell,' Plus NBA Tales From the Couch and a QB Stock Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 105:51

    Russillo shares some NBA thoughts on the Hawks, Bulls, 76ers, and the Nikola Jokic–Markieff Morris melee (0:40). Then, Danny Kanell hops on to debate the latest College Football Playoff rankings, why he has Oklahoma so high, what to do with Cincinnati, and whether Alabama could get in with two losses. Plus he and Ryen revisit what it was like when Danny got laid off at ESPN and the end of 'Russillo & Kanell' (17:25). Next Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle close out Q2 of the QB stock game, and make their moves for Q3 (1:09:25), before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:35). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NFL Week 9: That Was Weird. Plus Trent Dilfer on the OBJ Dilemma, Aaron Rodgers, and the MVP Race.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 80:20

    Russillo shares his thoughts on a strange NFL Week 9, including the Bengals' fall from grace after losing two straight games, the Bills' loss to the Jaguars, Rams-Titans, Chiefs-Packers, Vikings-Ravens, and more (0:39). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about the release of Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr., communicating with frustrated receivers, Packers backup QB Jordan Love's regular-season debut, Lamar Jackson, and more (11:55). Then Ryen quickly hits on the weekend in college football (51:38), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (58:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Young QBs and T.O. Stories With Steve Mariucci, NYU Professor Scott Galloway on Everything. Plus, Fashion Advice With John Elliott.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 116:35

    Russillo is joined by NFL Network's Steve Mariucci to discuss the Chiefs' continued struggles, a crash course on the West Coast offense, the class of young NFL QBs, stories from his time coaching the 49ers, and much more (1:15). Then Ryen talks with professor of marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, Scott Galloway about ... well, really everything: They discuss his time as a young "unremarkable" student, the changing accessibility of higher education, tips for acquiring wealth, becoming an entrepreneur, and much more (31:55). Finally Ryen is joined by renowned fashion designer John Elliott to discuss his journey of building his clothing brand, before they answer some fashion-focused listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:15:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Steve Mariucci, Scott Galloway, and John Elliott Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Big Cat on the CFB Playoff Rankings and Fake Media Trades. Plus: the Problem With Zion.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 100:48

    Russillo shares his reflections on the NBA through two weeks, including why the Miami Heat are for real; thoughts on NBA rookies Franz Wagner, Jalen Green, Josh Giddey, Evan Mobley, and more; and some concerns about Zion Williamson (0:48). Then Ryen talks to Big Cat of Barstool's 'Pardon My Take' about the most recent College Football Playoff rankings, why teams like Cincinnati have such a hard time cracking the top four, fake media trades, and more (21:40). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:08:50). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Big Cat Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NFL Week 8, Trades and QB Futures With Mike Sando, CFB Top-Four Prediction, Plus Stories From Halloween Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 103:41

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Jets' upset win over the Bengals, the Patriots' win over the Chargers, and Titans-Colts (0:38), before talking to The Athletic's Mike Sando about the upcoming NFL trade deadline, Von Miller to the Rams, teams that will be looking to make a QB change next season, Derrick Henry's injury, and more (12:10). Then Ryen makes his choices for the CFB top four (47:29), before sharing some stories from the Halloween weekend and answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Would Rodgers Stay in Green Bay and the NFL Doesn't Care About You With Albert Breer. Plus Alan Yang of 'Parks and Rec.'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 112:33

    Russillo shares his thoughts on NFL owners, their motivations, and the PR teams who attempt to make them likable (0:33) before talking with The MMQB's Albert Breer about the Packers' Thursday night win over the Cardinals, whether Aaron Rodgers will stay with the Packers beyond the 2021-22 season, speculation on Russell Wilson's wishes to move on from the Seahawks, the likelihood of Deshaun Watson being traded before the November 2 trade deadline, and more (9:00). Then Ryen talks with writer-director-producer Alan Yang about his start in Hollywood, working on NBC's ‘Parks and Recreation,' the grind of a 30-episode season of TV, ‘Master of None,' and more (42:31). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:25:18). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Albert Breer and Alan Yang Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Early NBA Tales From the Couch With Tim Legler, Going Abroad With Kevin Clark, Plus Some 'Succession' Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 109:21

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Lakers' overtime win vs. the Spurs, the Knicks' win over the 76ers, and Rockets-Mavericks (0:25), before talking with ESPN's Tim Legler about some early NBA observations, including the Lakers' struggle to find their best rotation, the 4-0 Bulls, the Heat as a contender in the Eastern Conference, the fun Hawks, the puzzling Celtics, and more (19:10). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer's Kevin Clark for Going Abroad, in which they discuss the United States Grand Prix in Austin, a HEATED race for the Formula 1 world championship, and more (50:49). Finally, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle briefly discuss HBO's 'Succession' before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:09:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tim Legler and Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trent Dilfer on the Bengals' Statement Win, Chiefs Disaster, and Tua Optimism

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 69:23

    Russillo shares some thoughts on the Bengals' win over the Ravens and the Chiefs' blowout loss to the Titans (0:28), before he is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss todays football headline: "The Bengals Are Good!" They discuss Joe Burrow's NFL proficiency, Trent describes what it's like when a QB is synced with a WR in the same way Joe Burrow is with Ja'Marr Chase, why the Chiefs' offense has been less effective vs. their opponents, Trent's optimism for Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa, whether Jared Goff can be the Lions' QB of the future, a tough game for Justin Fields vs. the Buccaneers, and more (6:50). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (41:50). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Watson to Miami Rumors and Tua's Future With Jeff Darlington, Plus a Look Back at “The War,” Hagler-Hearns, With Bob Arum and Don Stradley

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 116:28

    Ryen opens with some NBA talk, including how impressed he is with the Hawks and their depth, before getting a ruling on a pickup hoops encounter (0:44). Next, he chats with ESPN NFL reporter Jeff Darlington about the rumors that Deshaun Watson was close to being traded to the Dolphins, how it would be received in Miami, and what Tua's future looks like (11:04). Then, he looks back at maybe the greatest boxing fight ever, “The War” between Hagler and Hearns, with legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum and author Don Stradley (30:24). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:33:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jeff Darlington, Don Stradley, and Bob Arum Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA "State of the Association" Address, Plus LSU's Future and the Top of Every Major Conference With Bruce Feldman

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 72:37

    The NBA is back and Ryen opens with his “State of the Association” address (0:34). Next, he chats with The Athletic's Bruce Feldman about Ed Orgeron's exit from LSU and who could be the next coach in Baton Rouge, Spencer Rattler's future, and the top teams in each conference (6:39). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (40:52).  Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bruce Feldman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ravens Have the Best Win of the Season, Undefeated Cardinals, Plus Chaos in Tennessee With Jonathan Vilma

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 77:11

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Ravens' victory over the Chargers, Chiefs-Washington, Browns-Cardinals, and more (0:40), before talking with Super Bowl champion Jonathan Vilma about what we learned from Chargers-Ravens, why the Bills still have to be considered the no. 1 team in the AFC, best skill-position groups in the NFL, Patriots-Cowboys, Panthers-Vikings, and more (8:30). Next Ryen runs through some CFB headlines, including Caleb Williams and the Oklahoma Sooners handily beating TCU, Florida-LSU, Auburn-Arkansas, Iowa-Purdue, and Tennessee's wild loss to Ole Miss (32:15). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (50:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jonathan Vilma Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Daniel Jeremiah on Stopping the Top QBs and Philly's QB Problem, Plus Van Lathan on Spencer Rattler and LSU

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 100:55

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the often-convoluted question of “Who is the best?” before coming up with an answer (0:53). Then Ryen talks with NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah about changes in the ways he evaluates college QBs, Jalen Hurts's struggles in the Eagles-Buccaneers game, how NFL teams are preparing to stop mobile QBs, the evolution of the midseason NFL trade, and more (7:58). Next Ryen is joined by The Ringer's Van Lathan to discuss his obsession with the Netflix show ‘QB1: Beyond the Lights,' and by proxy, Spencer Rattler. They also discuss growing up in Baton Rouge, LSU tailgates, and more (38:27). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitter Life Advice questions (1:07:34). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Van Lathan and Daniel Jeremiah Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Preseason Headlines With Brian Windhorst. Plus Catching Up With Matthew McConaughey.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 87:53

    Russillo is joined by ESPN's Brian Windhorst to discuss the situation with the Nets, Kyrie Irving, and the NYC vaccination mandate, as well as Ben Simmons's return to the 76ers (0:43). Then Ryen talks with actor and author Matthew McConaughey about taking the jump into acting in the 1990s, the “McConaissance,” the differences working with legendary directors Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan, disappearing into the South American jungle, and more (25:45). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:32). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Matthew McConaughey and Brian Windhorst Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Allen vs. Mahomes and Spencer Rattler's Future With Trent Dilfer, Plus Bama's Historic Loss and Fury-Wilder III

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 92:39

    Russillo shares his thoughts on two of the biggest NFL matchups of Week 5: Chargers-Browns and Chiefs-Bills (0:30). Then he talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about what makes the Buffalo Bills a Super Bowl contender, Patrick Mahomes's recent struggles, scripting plays vs. in-game adjustments, younger QBs taking hits on the run, the QB situation at Oklahoma featuring Spencer Rattler and Caleb Williams, and more (12.25). Then Ryen runs through some CFB headlines, including Alabama's loss to unranked Texas A&M, Oklahoma's win over Texas, and Iowa's win over Penn State (50:50) before briefly discussing Fury-Wilder III (1:01:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:08:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Real NFC Contenders and Going Abroad With Kevin Clark, Plus a QB Stock Game Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 92:42

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Seahawks' loss to the Rams, as well as some MLB playoffs thoughts (0:22), before talking with The Ringer's Kevin Clark about the updated list of NFC playoff contenders, the upcoming Wilder-Fury boxing match, a brief F1 Racing segment, and more (15:04). Next, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle revisit their QB stocks in the close of Q1 (57:22), before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:05:55) Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    QB Career Over/Unders, Jonathan Vilma, Plus WeWork With Authors Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 106:06

    Russillo and Ceruti predict the trajectories of a few young quarterbacks by comparing them to veteran QBs (i.e., Baker Mayfield and Alex Smith) (1:08). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion and Fox NFL analyst Jonathan Vilma about the Giants' overtime win over the Saints, expectations for the Chargers after beating the Raiders on Monday night, Myles Garrett's dominance on the defensive side of the ball, Vilma's Urban Meyer conspiracy theory, and more (15:40). Next, Ryen talks with journalists Maureen Farrell and Eliot Brown about their book, 'The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion' (48:20), before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:23:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jonathan Vilma, Eliot Brown, and Maureen Farrell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Brady vs. Belichick Legacy Update, "It's the Schedule, Stupid," Plus Talking Receivers With Steve Smith Sr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 89:46

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Buccaneers-Patriots matchup, the 4-0 Cardinals, teams masked by an easy schedule, and more (1:02). Then Ryen talks with five-time Pro Bowler and Hall of Fame nominee Steve Smith Sr. about Brady vs. the Pats, why the Steelers' struggles aren't Big Ben's fault, Steve's favorite young WRs, and more (17:40). Next Ryen shares some thoughts from the weekend in college football (51:00) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:12:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Steve Smith Sr. Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Julian Edelman on Brady, Belichick and the Return, Plus Brock Huard on CFB Contenders

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 96:18

    Russillo shares his thoughts on football fans hate-watching NFL games (0:55), before talking with three-time Super Bowl champion and analyst for 'Inside the NFL' Julian Edelman about his retirement, his final season with Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick's nuance, the highly anticipated Buccaneers-Patriots matchup on Sunday, and more (13:00). Then Ryen is joined by Brock Huard of Fox Sports for a CFB roundup, they discuss contenders in the Big 12 and Pac-12 (34:10). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:09:20). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Julian Edelman and Brock Huard Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trent Dilfer on Rookie QB Struggles. Plus, the Future of the ManningCast.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 78:01

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the alternate broadcast on ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' (0:55). Then he is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss Justin Herbert's promising future, other rookie QBs through three weeks, good vs. bad play-calling, and more (12:55). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitter Life Advice questions (52:50). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Last-Place Chiefs With Mitchell Schwartz, Plus Fields vs. Nagy With Jason Goff

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 94:49

    Russillo shares his thoughts on whether or not Justin Fields is ready for Matt Nagy's offense and whether Matt Nagy's offense is ready for Justin Fields (0:58). Then Ryen talks with longtime Chiefs offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz about the Chiefs' second straight loss, this time to the Chargers. They discuss how teams have evolved to defend Chiefs skill players, what it's like observing Patrick Mahomes's pre-snap reads, the Chargers' improvement, playing with WR Keenan Allen in college, Derek Carr's hot start to the season, and more (15:15). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer's Jason Goff to discuss the Bears' 26-6 loss to the Browns, and whether or not Matt Nagy is holding rookie QB Justin Fields back (45:25). Next Ryen recaps the weekend in college football (57:25), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Mitchell Schwartz and Jason Goff Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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