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

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    'NYC Point Gods' With Stephon Marbury, Plus Life Advice

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 51:13

    Ryen Russillo is joined by Stephon Marbury to discuss Showtime's 'NYC Point Gods,' what is unique about New York City point guards, Marbury's basketball idols, the best small guards in the NBA today, the 1996 NBA draft, Marbury's time with the Timberwolves, Russell Westbrook, and more (0:25). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (24:36). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Stephon Marbury Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    CFB Hopes and Fears With Danny Kanell, Plus Why Russell Westbrook Really Can't Be on the Lakers Next Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 74:59

    Russillo takes a look at what are really the only potential solutions for Russell Westbrook's situation with the Lakers and why they really can't go into another season with him in the mix (0:30). Then he chats with his old pal Danny Kanell about the upcoming college football season, what the next conference realignment domino will be, and why college sports would be so much better off with a commissioner (10:00). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Steve Ceruti and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Remembering Bill Russell. Plus, Last-Place Chiefs, Other NFL Division Winners, and Aaron Rodgers Stories With James Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 66:39

    Ryen begins by remembering the life of Celtics captain Bill Russell by sharing his favorite stories about him (0:30). Next, he's joined by NFL Network's James Jones to learn about playing with Aaron Rodgers (8:30), discuss the difficulties of changing teams as a wide receiver (11:00), and share some surprise picks in his former divisions (24:00). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (37:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: James Jones Producers: Steve Ceruti and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Knicks Should Trade for Mitchell Even If He's Melo 2.0. Plus, Bob Ryan on a Potential KD-Jaylen Trade and Comparing Eras.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 103:45

    Ryen begins by explaining why the possibility that Donovan Michell will join the Knicks is reminiscent of Carmelo Anthony's move to New York, and why that's not necessarily a bad thing (0:30). Next, he's joined by Bob Ryan to discuss different generations of NBA stars (12:00), learn about his early days as a Celtics reporter (40:00), and hear his best Larry Bird stories (52:00). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bob Ryan Producers: Steve Ceruti and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NFL QB Tiers With Mike Sando, and Do the Celtics Really Need Kevin Durant?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 82:53

    Ryen opens with the Celtics reported interest in trading for Kevin Durant and why they should really just run it back rather than overpay (00:32). Next, he chats with The Athletic's Mike Sando about his annual NFL QB Tiers article, including the controversy around Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson's rankings (12:44). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:33). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando Producers: Steve Ceruti and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Russillo Book Club: 'Led Zeppelin: The Biography' by Bob Spitz. Plus, Life Advice.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 79:34

    Russillo is joined by journalist and author Bob Spitz to discuss his biography of Led Zeppelin (0:36). Then, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (39:51). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bob Spitz Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Russillo Book Club: Our First Civil War: 'Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution' by H.W. Brands. Plus, Life Advice.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 69:12

    Russillo is joined by historian H.W. Brands to discuss his book on the American Revolution (0:50). Then, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (40:57). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: H.W. Brands Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Are Sports Headed for a Free-for-All? Donovan Mitchell's Stock, NBA Summer League Stories, Plus Catching Up With Adnan Virk.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 87:54

    After the fallout from the LIV Golf tour, Ryen discusses why we may be headed for a very different future in how sports and leagues operate (0:27). Then Ryen talks with Adnan Virk of MLB Network and the 'Cinephile' podcast to discuss their passionate feelings about the Paramount+ show ‘The Offer,' and Matthew Goode not being nominated for his portrayal of Robert Evans (11:30). Then they discuss MLB, including: Shohei Ohtani, the Yankees and the Astros poised to meet in the ALCS, the Dodgers, what went wrong with the Blue Jays, and more (32:57). Finally, Ryen shares a quick NBA summer league story (55:49) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:48). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Adnan Virk Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Are the Bad NBA Teams the Best They've Ever Been? Plus NFL Offseason QB Questions With Albert Breer.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 70:09

    Russillo shares his thoughts on NBA summer league, and his excitement surrounding the bottom four teams from the 2021-22 season and their young core of players (0:27). Then Ryen talks with SI's Albert Breer about the development of some young NFL QBs including Jalen Hurts, Mac Jones, and Tua Tagovailoa, Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers missing their star WRs this upcoming season, Baker Mayfield in Carolina, awaiting Deshaun Watson suspension news, Jimmy Garoppolo's next move, and more (10:44). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Albert Breer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Chet Holmgren Hype Train and Durant/Mitchell Trade Futures With Chris Mannix, Plus Being Hot and Life Advice With Joe Manganiello

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 81:48

    Russillo shares his thoughts on Chet Holmgren's NBA summer league debut (0:33), before taking with SI's Chris Mannix about seeing Chet Holmgren in person in Salt Lake City, the likelihood that Donovan Mitchell will be traded from the Jazz, how the Nets will handle Kevin Durant's trade request as they try and build their roster for next season, the Celtics' acquisitions of Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, and more (13:00). Then Ryen is joined by actor Joe Manganiello to discuss some of his past works, including ‘Magic Mike,' ‘Spider Man,' his new show ‘Moonhaven,' comic book culture, and more (38:38), before sticking around to answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:02). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chris Mannix and Joe Manganiello Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    CFB Realignment: Which Fan Bases Are Actually Happy? With Bruce Feldman and Van Lathan. Plus Danny Ainge Does It Again.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 93:02

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Rudy Gobert trade and what it means to make a deal with Danny Ainge (0:31), before a quick rant on College Football realignment (11:00). Then, Ryen talks with Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic about exactly how UCLA and USC secured a move to join the Big Ten conference in 2024, and what this means for the future of the PAC 12 (18:38). Next, Ryen is joined by Van Lathan to discuss how conference realignment in college football affects the regional aspect of the sport, Texas and Oklahoma's aims to join the SEC, the idea of college football “super conferences,” and more (30:29). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:08). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bruce Feldman and Van Lathan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    BONUS: Durant Wants Out of Brooklyn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 11:57

    Russillo reacts to the news that Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Murray to the Hawks, Is Ayton Worth It, and an NBA Free Agency Primer With Bobby Marks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 77:24

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the trade that sent Dejounte Murray to the Hawks, speculation on Karl-Anthony Towns's next contract, and how the Pistons exited the Deandre Ayton sweepstakes (0:33). Then Ryen talks with ESPN's Bobby Marks about the beginning of NBA free agency, how Dejounte Murray's contract led to him being traded, James Harden declining his player option to help the 76ers bolster their roster, what the Pistons are planning to do with their cap space, the Knicks looking to give Jalen Brunson a huge contract, the future for the Nets, why the Suns should have re-signed Deandre Ayton, and more (11:09). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (44:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bobby Marks Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kyrie's Opt-In and John Wall to the Clippers. Plus: Arch Manning to Texas, NIL Drama, and Going Abroad with Kevin Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 81:41

    Russillo shares his thoughts on Kyrie Irving exercising his player option with the Brooklyn Nets, as well as reports of John Wall joining the Clippers for the 2023 season (0:30). Then Ryen is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the F1 season after nine races, the intersection of NIL and college football, Arch Manning committing to Texas, and more (10:26). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Paolo Goes No. 1! Behind the Surprise Decision With Magic President Jeff Weltman, Plus More NBA Draft Observations

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 74:26

    Russillo shares some observations from the 2022 NBA draft, including Chet Holmgren to the Thunder, the Knicks' draft decisions, the Grizzlies trading up, and more (0:28). Then Ryen talks with Orlando Magic president of basketball ops Jeff Weltman about when and how the Magic decided to draft Paolo Banchero no. 1, how Paolo fits in with the young roster, a Jonathan Isaac update, Mo Bamba, the multiple ways cap space factors into free agency, and more (18:14). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:36). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jeff Weltman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Market for Kyrie, the Warriors-Grizzlies “Rent Free” Beef, Plus Timberwolves Head Coach Chris Finch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 86:43

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the news that Kyrie Irving and the Nets have stalled on contract negotiations (0:25), before talking about the Warriors-Grizzlies post-Finals beef and why it doesn't make a ton of sense to clap back at a team that just won a title (6:53). Then Ryen is joined by Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch to discuss joining the team midseason in 2021, the 2022 playoff series vs. the Grizzlies, team dynamics with Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell, and Patrick Beverley, Finch's time playing and coaching in Europe, and more (20:09). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:58). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chris Finch Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Chet's Best Fit, Jabari's Ceiling, and More NBA Draft Talk With Sam Vecenie. Plus, the Rise of International Talent With NBA Associate VP Chris Ebersole.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 108:36

    Ryen is joined by 'The Athletic''s Sam Vecenie for an extensive breakdown of all the major prospects in next week's NBA draft, including where Chet Holmgren should want to land, if we're underrating Jabari Smith Jr.'s ceiling, and more (0:32)! Then, he's joined by the NBA's associate VP of international basketball operations, Chris Ebersole, to talk about the influx of international talent in the league, why it's only going to keep growing, and a look at some of the best international prospects in this draft (56:12). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:16:09). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Sam Vecenie and Chris Ebersole Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will the Warriors Close It Out? Plus Updated NBA Player Approval Ratings With Wosny Lambre

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 91:20

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Warriors' Game 5 win over the Celtics, Boston not being able to capitalize on Steph Curry's low-scoring performance, improvements from Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson, the Celtics' turnover problem, and a look ahead to Game 6 (0:33). Then he talks with The Ringer's Wosny Lambre about the "approval ratings" of eight NBA players after the 2021-22 season, including Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns, Damian Lillard, Rudy Gobert, and more (15:57). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (54:14). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Wosny Lambre Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pelicans EVP David Griffin on Zion's Future and the Team's Turnaround, Plus the Celtics Go Up 2-1 and Talking Finance With CNBC's David Faber

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 99:47

    Ryen opens with the Celtics taking a 2-1 Finals lead, Draymond's terrible Game 3, and the Warriors' inconsistent shot creation (0:32). Then, he chats with Pelicans executive VP of basketball operations David Griffin about the team's drastic turnaround this season and what the future holds for Zion Williamson and the franchise (13:12). Next, Ryen talks with CNBC's David Faber about covering these complicated financial times, how he got on TV, and his new ExxonMobil documentary (39:31). And finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:04). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: David Griffin and David Faber Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Why the NBA Season Already Has Been Shortened, Plus Finals Predictions and Harden's Future With Sixers Forward Georges Niang

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 78:32

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the idea of shortening the NBA season, as well as the top players already playing a shortened season (0:37). Then Ryen talks with 76ers forward Georges Niang about being on the Jazz during the NBA's COVID shutdown in March 2020, figuring out how to change his game to stay in the NBA, his experience with Joel Embiid as a teammate, the Sixers-Heat playoff series, the mechanics of defending certain star players, his experiences from Warriors training camp, Finals predictions, and more (13:46). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:24). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Georges Niang Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Hypothetical NBA Finals Questions, Plus Steph Curry's Extended Prime With Anthony Slater

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 100:20

    Russillo and Ceruti bounce some NBA Finals questions off of each other (0:26) before Ryen previews the Finals with The Athletic's Anthony Slater. They compare Steph Curry's 2022 season to past campaigns and discuss helpful stats to understand the matchup between the Warriors and Celtics, Gary Payton II's planned return to the Warriors, Finals picks, and more (30:51). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:48). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Anthony Slater Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Warriors-Celtics Finals Pick, Van Lathan on CFB Recruiting Jealousy and Life, Plus Going Abroad

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 93:39

    Ryen opens with his pick for the Warriors-Celtics NBA Finals matchup and goes through the categories of confidence whenever people make predictions (0:27). Next, he chats with Van Lathan about why Texas A&M is the G-Eazy of college football, Captain America vs. Black Panther, and his new book 'Fat, Crazy & Tired' (17:09). Then, Ceruti hops on for a Champions League edition of Going Abroad, before Ryen recaps the F1 Monaco Grand Prix (30:07). And finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:53). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Van Lathan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Are the Finals Set? Debating the No. 1 Pick, Plus Kyrie's Future in Brooklyn.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 75:14

    Old-school radio format! (0:28) - Heat-Celtics Game 5: Where Miami (likely) lost the series (8:33) - Debating the no. 1 NBA draft pick, figuring out the top 3 prospects in order (33:08) - Kyrie Irving free agency talk (47:57) - Life Advice Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Boston's Bounceback and Blowout Basketball, Plus Jorge Sedano on Miami's Issues and Golden State Nearing a Finals Return

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 70:31

    Russillo shares his thoughts on Celtics-Heat Game 4, some historically poor statistics for the Heat, staggering margins of victory throughout the playoffs, and more (0:32). Then Ryen talks with ESPN's Jorge Sedano about trying to understand the Eastern Conference finals: blowout wins, historic stats, and yet the series is tied 2-2. They also discuss the impact of the Heat's Bam Adebayo, Erik Spoelstra's coaching brilliance, Mavericks-Warriors, and more (13:41). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (36:57). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jorge Sedano Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Charles Barkley on Conference Finals, Players vs. Criticism, and His Future

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 71:18

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Warriors' Game 1 win over the Mavericks in the Western Conference finals (0:31) before talking with Charles Barkley about ‘Inside the NBA,' endorsement deals, conference finals matchups, how NBA players deal with criticism, comparisons of David Stern and Adam Silver, the ceilings for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic, and more (12:32). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:57). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Charles Barkley Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Conference Finals Picks, Golden State's Luka Problem, and a Suns Postmortem With Logan Murdock

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 84:54

    Russillo makes his picks for Celtics-Heat and Warriors-Mavericks (0:28) before talking with The Ringer's Logan Murdock about the uncertainty surrounding Warriors-Mavericks, the Jason Kidd renaissance, Celtics-Heat, Erik Spoelstra, what happened to the Suns, Deandre Ayton's future, and more (19:47). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (54:58). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Logan Murdock Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Did the Bucks Punch Their Finals Ticket? What to Make of the Warriors' Historic Loss, Plus Ben Wallace on Today's Best Defenders

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 79:51

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Bucks' Game 5 win over the Celtics in Boston, the Warriors 134-95 loss to the Grizzlies, and Suns-Mavericks (0:39), before talking with Hall of Famer and NBA champion Ben Wallace about today's best defensive NBA players, game planning for Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant in the 2004 Finals, head coach Larry Brown, playing with LeBron James in Cleveland, the hardest players to defend, and more (18:53). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:37). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Ben Wallace Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can the Sixers Win the East? And How to Guard Luka With Raja Bell. Plus, Life Advice With Comedian Nikki Glaser.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 99:54

    Russillo shares his thoughts on all four NBA conference semifinal series (0:30), before talking with Raja Bell about the Grizzlies being down 3-1 to the Warriors, the Mavericks tying up their series with the Suns, how teams should defend Luka Doncic, pre-title concerns for the Bucks creeping into their series with the Celtics, 76ers-Heat, and playoff stories from Raja's NBA career (15:50). Finally Ryen is joined by comedian Nikki Glaser to discuss her new reality show 'Welcome Home Nikki Glaser?,' blackout drunks, awkward sex, where stand-up comedy intersects with social media, and more (46:24), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:16:29). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Raja Bell and Nikki Glaser Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Boston's Turnaround and the Warriors' Klay Problem. Plus, Al Harrington Talks NBA Playoffs and His Viral Bag of Iverson.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 87:01

    Russillo talks about the Suns' 20-point victory over the Mavericks in Game 2, Celtics-Bucks, the 76ers struggling down 2-0 in their series with the Heat, and Warriors-Grizzlies tied at 1-1 and what adjustments Golden State has to make going into Game 3 (0:37). Then Ryen talks with Al Harrington about his company Viola Brands, introducing his "Iverson" cannabis strain courtside at an NBA game, stories from Al's 16-season NBA career, predictions for Warriors-Grizzlies, and more (16:58). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (51:57). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Al Harrington Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mavs' False Hope and Doc's Stubbornness, Hall of Famer Gary Payton, Plus Inside the Biggest NFL Draft Moves With Dianna Russini

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 108:23

    Ryen opens with his thoughts on Mavs-Suns and why Dallas just looks outmatched in this series before getting into why Doc Rivers is being so stubborn with DeAndre Jordan (0:34). Next, he chats with basketball Hall of Famer Gary Payton about his son's emergence with the Warriors, his best trash talk stories, and the story of when young Ryen first met Gary (20:22). Then, ESPN NFL insider Dianna Russini stops by for a behind-the-scenes look at how the A.J. Brown trade happened, Baker Mayfield's future, and which teams nailed and bombed the draft (53:34). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Gary Payton and Dianna Russini Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NFL Draft: Favorite Picks and Biggest Risks With Booger McFarland, Plus New Colts QB Matt Ryan and Chris Paul's Closeout

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 106:05

    Russillo shares his thoughts on Chris Paul's historic performance in the Suns' series-winning victory over the Pelicans, the 76ers closing out their series with the Raptors, the Mavericks' series win over the Jazz, and what's next for Utah (0:27). Then Ryen talks with ESPN's Booger McFarland about the NFL draft—who had the best Round 1, the players with the highest upside, and more (15:26). Then Ryen is joined by Colts QB Matt Ryan to discuss his move to Indianapolis, calling Peyton Manning for advice, his time playing under Kyle Shanahan, and more (55:40). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:06). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Booger McFarland and Matt Ryan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kyrie, Simmons, and Bad Business Partners in the NBA, Plus the Pelicans' Turnaround and Zion Optimism With Antonio Daniels

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 80:10

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the philosophy that the NBA is "a business," and where "business partners" like Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving fit into all of it (0:31). Then Ryen talks with NBA champion and color analyst for the New Orleans Pelicans Antonio Daniels about the Suns-Pelicans series being tied 2-2, how coach Willie Green galvanized the team, Brandon Ingram's development, Zion Williamson's future in New Orleans, stories from Antonio's 13 seasons in the NBA, and more (11:26). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (50:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Antonio Daniels Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Celtics Stifling KD and Embiid's Raptors Revenge, Plus Deebo's Value, NFL Draft Rumors, and Going Abroad With Kevin Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 88:04

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Celtics' defensive prowess in their Game 2 win vs. the Nets, Joel Embiid and the 76ers going up 3-0 vs. the Raptors, Bulls-Bucks, and more (0:34). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer's Kevin Clark about the news of 49ers WR Deebo Samuel requesting a trade, NFL draft rumors, and more (16:45) before Going Abroad to discuss Ferrari's Charles Leclerc finishing in first place in the Australian Gran Prix (35:33). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:15) Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Scary Are the New-Look Warriors With Anthony Slater, Plus G League to the Lakers With Mac McClung

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 85:47

    Ryen opens with a new edition of NBA Playoff Story Rankings, including whether he might be all the way back in on the Warriors, disappointing Jokic criticism, the mess that was the Jazz in Game 2, and more (0:43). Next, he chats with The Athletic's Anthony Slater about the emergence of Jordan Poole and the Warriors' new death lineup (17:13). Then, G League and Lakers guard Mac McClung stops by to talk about his journey to the NBA and being one of the first Instagram dunkers (41:08). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:53). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Anthony Slater and Mac McClung Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Todd McShay and Daniel Jeremiah Compare Mock Drafts and Fake NFL Trade Scenarios, Plus NBA Story Line Rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 91:29

    Russillo talks about Miles Bridges, the Timberwolves, young NBA defenders, and more (0:27). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN's Todd McShay and NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah to discuss their respective NFL mock drafts, possible draft-day scenarios, the scouting process for draft prospects, and more (15:51). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:00) Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Todd McShay and Daniel Jeremiah Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Scott Van Pelt on Tiger, Why He Still Loves Kevin Durant, and Potential Hobbies. Plus, an NBA Playoff Team Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 92:47

    Ryen opens with some NBA observations before the playoffs begin, including a potential Celtics-Nets matchup, Luka's injury concern, and which teams might blow it up if things go bad (0:37). Then, he chats with his old friend Scott Van Pelt about Tiger and the Masters, his love for Kevin Durant, an NBA playoff team draft, and why SVP needs a hobby (22:52). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:35). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Scott Van Pelt Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Magic Makes Lakers Situation Worse, Mikal Bridges on the Suns' Dominance & DPOY Buzz, Plus ‘WeCrashed' Creators Drew Crevello and Lee Eisenberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 96:52

    Russillo shares his thoughts on Magic Johnson's critical comment about the Lakers and the big question of what is next for the team (0:32). Then Ryen talks with Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns about the Suns' regular-season success, defending Luka Doncic, Chris Paul's leadership, last year's postseason run, and more (12:00). Then Ryen is joined by the cocreators of the AppleTV+ show ‘WeCrashed' to discuss the show's inception, working with Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway, the challenges of making a show based on true events, and more (33:09). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitter Life Advice questions (1:06:22). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Mikal Bridges, Drew Crevello, and Lee Eisenberg Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    It's OK to Love College Basketball and the NBA, Wilt vs. Russell Stories, and What's Next for LeBron With Jackie MacMullan. Plus, Author Michael Lewis.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 111:28

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the beauty of the NCAA tournament and the national champion Kansas Jayhawks (0:29) before talking with Jackie MacMullan about her new narrative podcast, ‘Icons Club,' the friendship and rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain, the 2022 Celtics' turnaround, LeBron James's future after a crushing Lakers season, and more (12:13). Then Ryen talks with author and journalist Michael Lewis about some of his books, including ‘The Premonition,' ‘The Fifth Risk,' ‘Losers: The Road to Everyplace but the White House,' ‘Moneyball: The Art of Winning,' and more (43:34). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:12). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jackie MacMullan and Michael Lewis Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Andrew Bogut on the Birth of the Warriors, NBA Contenders, and Fights With the Clippers. Plus ,‘Mad Max: Fury Road' Author Kyle Buchanan.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 112:59

    Russillo is joined by NBA champion Andrew Bogut to discuss joining the Warriors in 2012, the 2015 title run, stories from the Clippers-Warriors rivalry, playoff predictions, and more (0:37). Then Ryen talks with Kyle Buchanan of The New York Times about his book, ‘Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road' (39:18). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:26:08). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Andrew Bogut and Kyle Buchanan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Domonique Foxworth Talks Deshaun Watson and 2000s Ravens Stories, Plus Peter Rosenberg on 'WrestleMania 38' and Kanye

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 105:04

    Ryen opens with whether it's really true that the East is better than the West in the NBA this season (0:29). Next, he chats with ESPN's Domonique Foxworth about Will Smith vs. Chris Rock, how the Deshaun Watson situation will play out with the Browns, and stories from playing with Ray Lewis and Ed Reed (11:52). Then, Peter Rosenberg, the host of 'Cheap Heat' on the Ringer Wrestling Show feed, talks a little 'WrestleMania 38,' Ryen's history as a wrestling fan, plus his thoughts on the Kanye documentary (51:38). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:08). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Domonique Foxworth and Peter Rosenberg Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Mock Draft With Kevin O'Connor, the Truth About Jimmy Butler, Plus 'Free Solo' Climber Alex Honnold

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 108:59

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the spat between Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and Jimmy Butler, and examines Butler's NBA career and exits from his former teams (0:41). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about his latest NBA mock draft and his 14 lottery projections (14:05). Next, Ryen is joined by mountain climber Alex Honnold to discuss the making of the documentary ‘Free Solo,' in which he completed the first free-solo climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (49:50). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Kevin O'Connor and Alex Honnold Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The AFC vs. NFC QB Gap With Sheil Kapadia, Plus Gilbert Arenas on his NBA Journey and the Story Behind His Gun Incident

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 113:03

    Ryen opens with his thoughts on whether the quarterback gap between the AFC and NFC is as big as we think (0:31) before brining on The Athletic's Sheil Kapadia to talk about some of the specific movement we saw at the position this offseason (8:08). Next, he chats with former NBA star Gilbert Arenas about being broke as a rookie, becoming an All-Star with the Wizards, and his battle with commissioner David Stern after his 2009 gun incident (27:46). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:23:31). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Sheil Kapadia and Gilbert Arenas Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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