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

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    Danny Kanell on Ohio State, the USC job and a Wild CFB Idea, Plus Should We Be Nicer?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 92:29

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the evolution of athlete criticism (0:25) before he is joined by his former colleague Danny Kanell of SiriusXM and CBS Sports to discuss college football. They hit on Ohio State's loss to Oregon, the recently open head coach position at USC, Iowa's outlook, the early impact of NIL, GOAT of the week, and more (14:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Scott Van Pelt on College Football, Life, and Norm Macdonald, Plus Going Abroad With Kevin Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 97:21


    Ryen is joined by television's Scott Van Pelt to catch up on life, the college football season, SVP's illustrious acting career, and their favorite Norm Macdonald memories (00:33). Then, The Ringer's Kevin Clark stops by for everyone's favorite Formula 1 segment, Going Abroad, after Daniel Ricciardo's big win over the weekend (50:10). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (71:40).  Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Scott Van Pelt and Kevin Clark Producers: Steve Ceruti and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Trent Dilfer on Rodgers, Hope for Winston, and More From NFL Week 1, Plus CFB Observations

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 98:11

    Ryen opens with his takeaways from the big results from Week 1 in the NFL, including Aaron Rodgers and the Packers getting blown out, the Bills losing to the Steelers, and the Dolphins winning in New England (00:29). Then, he chats with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about the Rodgers-Packers problems, Jameis Winston's huge game, and why even in a loss he's impressed by the Browns (13:04). Next, Ryen runs through some observations from the college football weekend (53:34) before closing it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (66:58). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Trent Dilfer Producers: Steve Ceruti and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Bucs-Cowboys, NFL Kickoff, and Going Abroad With Kevin Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 97:46


    Russillo shares his thoughts about the Buccaneers' narrow victory over the Cowboys in the NFL season opener (0:25) before he is joined by The Ringer's Kevin Clark to discuss Super Bowl picks, why some analysts are doubting the Chiefs, high expectations for the Browns and the Bills, Lamar Jackson, rookie QBs, the Titans offense with Julio Jones, and more (10:30). Then they bring back America's favorite F1-based segment: Going Abroad. They discuss changes to F1 racing teams, the upcoming Italian Grand Prix, and international soccer (45:00). Next, Ryen introduces a new segment for the NBA offseason: NBA Fax, where he talks about the uneasy situation featuring Ben Simmons, Klutch Sports, and the Philadelphia 76ers (1:07:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:14:55). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Return of the NFL QB Stock Game! Plus, Playing Hockey for the Mob With Brad Wingfield.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 78:25

    Russillo brings back the QB Stock Game, in which he assigns share values to NFL starting QBs before Ceruti, Kyle, and Ryen create their portfolios for the season (0:36). Then Ryen talks with former pro hockey player Brad Wingfield about his time playing for the Danbury Trashers, a UHL hockey team owned by Jimmy Galante, an associate of the Genovese crime family; you can learn more by watching the Netflix documentary ‘Untold: Crime and Penalties' (19:36). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (45:35). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Brad Wingfield Producer: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NFL Is Back! Plus College Football Early Impressions With Scott Hanson and Brad Edwards

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 124:25

    Russillo shares his thoughts from the first weekend of college football, including Alabama-Miami, Penn State-Wisconsin, Ohio State-Minnesota, LSU-UCLA, and more (0:30). Then Ryen talks to longtime host of NFL RedZone Scott Hanson about the return of the NFL. They discuss the young QBs in the AFC East, high hopes for the Rams with their new QB Matt Stafford, a Chiefs revenge tour, the reloaded Buccaneers, and more (16:22). Then Ryen talks with his former ESPN colleague Brad Edwards about some of the weekend's biggest college football games, schools putting an emphasis on strength of schedule, CFP expansion arguments, Brad's new book, ‘Dynasty by the Numbers: Why Alabama Now Owns the Greatest Decade-Plus Run in College Football History', and more (47:23). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:25:50). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Scott Hanson and Brad Edwards Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can Ben Simmons Be Saved From Philly? With Bill Simmons, Plus Booger McFarland Talks CFB Week 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 98:36

    Ryen is joined by Bill Simmons to break down the messy situation between the 76ers and Ben Simmons and why it'll be hard to find a solution to their pending breakup (0:35). Then, he chats with ESPN college football analyst Booger McFarland about some vulnerable teams at the top of the rankings, his Week 1 predictions, and some stories from his LSU days (35:25). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bill Simmons and Booger McFarland Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pats Cut Cam Newton, Plus CFB Over/Unders With Stanford Steve

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 71:42

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the biggest headline from NFL roster cuts, the Patriots releasing Cam Newton, as well as a few other roster decisions throughout the league (0:28), before talking with ESPN's Stanford Steve about which teams they are looking at to have a good college football season, as well as some of their favorite win totals bets (11:45). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (52:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Stanford Steve Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    CFB Preview and the Alliance With Bruce Feldman. Plus NFL QBs as NBA Players, Ryen's Trip Abroad, and Life Advice

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 115:22

    Russillo pairs NFL QBs to their NBA career doppelgängers (0:55) before talking with The Athletic's Bruce Feldman about the ACC, Big Ten, and Pac-12's alliance announcement and previewing the top 10 teams in the AP rankings (16:30). Then Ryen shares some highlights from his vacation to Switzerland (1:02:00) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:27:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bruce Feldman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Muhammad Ali Special, Part 2: With Sugar Ray Leonard and Bob Arum

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 58:36


    In Part 2 of a two-part series, Ryen Russillo is joined by "Sugar" Ray Leonard to discuss working with Muhammad Ali's trainer, Angelo Dundee, "The Super Fight" between Leonard and Marvin Hagler, when fighters are reluctant to retire, the toll the sport of boxing takes on the body, and more (0:34). Then Ryen talks with legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum about his unusual beginnings in the boxing world, stories from Muhammad Ali's fights with Joe Frazier and George Foreman, dealing with the fallout of Ali's refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, the end of Ali's fighting career, and more (18:37). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: "Sugar" Ray Leonard and Bob Arum Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    College Recruiting Stories With Rasheed Wallace, Robert Horry, Amar'e Stoudemire, James Posey, Jermaine O'Neal, and Jarrett Jack. Plus, Matt Taibbi on ‘Hate Inc.'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 100:42


    Russillo is joined by author Matt Taibbi to discuss his book ‘Hate Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another' (0:25). Then he talks to former NBA stars about their experiences with the college recruiting process (44:10). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:16:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Rasheed Wallace, Robert Horry, Amar'e Stoudemire, James Posey, Jermaine O'Neal, Jarrett Jack, and Matt Taibbi Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Muhammad Ali Special, Part One: With "Sugar" Ray Leonard and Jonathan Eig

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 55:20


    In Part 1 of a two-part series, Ryen Russillo is joined by author-journalist Jonathan Eig to discuss his newest book, 'Ali: A Life.' They run through the beginning of Ali's career to the end, hitting many of his noteworthy stories and accomplishments. Then Ryen talks with Sugar Ray Leonard, world-title holder in five different weight divisions, about the origins of his professional boxing career, his perception of Muhammad Ali, as well as the first time he met Ali.Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jonathan Eig and Sugar Ray Leonard Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Stories From the 1969 Finals With Leigh Montville. Plus, 'Astoria' and the First American Settlement in the Pacific Northwest With Peter Stark.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 95:15

    Ryen continues author week on the show by chatting with legendary sportswriter and author Leigh Montville about his book 'Tall Men, Short Shorts' about the Celtics-Lakers 1969 NBA Finals (00:33). Then, he chats with author Peter Stark about his book 'Astoria' on the wild expedition to establish the first American settlement in the Pacific Northwest (31:54). Finally, he closes it out by reacting to some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:19). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Leigh Montville and Peter Stark Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Malcolm Gladwell on His New Book, 'The Bomber Mafia'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 82:34


    Russillo is joined by author Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his new book, 'The Bomber Mafia.' They talk about the U.S. Air Force and its role in World War II, the Air Force's early technical difficulties, the feud between major general Haywood S. Hansell and major general Curtis LeMay, the development of napalm, and more (0:50). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions. (46:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Malcolm Gladwell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Best and Worst Signings of NBA Free Agency, Plus Jermaine O'Neal on Untold Stories From the “Malice at the Palace”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 71:12

    Ryen opens with the best and worst signings from the early part of NBA free agency, including moves by the Bulls, Knicks, Heat and others (00:40). Then he chats with former Indiana Pacer Jermaine O'Neal about the new Netflix documentary 'Untold,' revisiting the “Malice at the Palace,” what people still don't understand about that night, and how it changed the league and players involved forever (16:51). Finally, he closes it out reacting to some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (47:34). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jermaine O'Neal Producers: Steve Ceruti and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NFL Quarterback Tiers With Mike Sando, Plus Why We Overhype NBA Draft Picks and Cap Space

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 91:20


    Ryen opens with why we sometimes put way too much stock into draft picks and cap space in the NBA (00:27), before getting a new Magic Minute from Ceruti (11:30). Then, he chats with Mike Sando of The Athletic about his annual quarterback tiers piece, including why Tom Brady isn't higher, the wide range of opinions on Lamar Jackson, and why evaluators seem worried about Tua Tagovailoa (18:08). Finally, Ryen reacts to some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:08:58). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Mike Sando Producers: Steve Ceruti and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    NBA Draft Round 1 Preview With Sam Vecenie. Plus: Looming CFB Conference Realignment.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 97:10

    Russillo shares his thoughts on college football conference realignment (0:35) before talking with The Athletic's Sam Vecenie about the upcoming NBA draft and running through almost every first-round prospect (10:15). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Sam Vecenie Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Top NBA Offseason Stories and Rumors, Plus NBA Champion Bobby Portis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 74:13

    Russillo shares the biggest offseason NBA story lines (0:27), before talking with NBA champion Bobby Portis about the title celebration, the Finals series, Bobby's NBA journey, what's next, and more (23:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:35). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bobby Portis Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Post-Title Media Lunacy, Plus: Dan Patrick

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 103:31


    Russillo shares his thoughts on the sports media frenzy of overreactions and hyperbole following a championship (0:40), before talking with sports media legend Dan Patrick about his time at ESPN, covering Michael Jordan, partying with Dennis Rodman, confronting A-Rod, debating David Stern, all-time worst interviews, leaving ESPN to build something new, and much more (14:10). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Dan Patrick Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Five Big Finals Stats, David Bakhtiari on Aaron Rodgers and More, Plus Going Abroad With Big Cat and Kevin Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 87:16


    Ryen opens with how he accidentally bought some women's clothes before getting into five significant Finals stats (0:45). Then, he chats with Packers Pro Bowl tackle David Bakhtiari about chugging beers at Bucks games, his unusual path to the NFL, and what's going on with the Aaron Rodgers situation (14:10). Next he brings on two F1 experts—Barstool's Big Cat and Kevin Clark—for a new edition of Going Abroad (40:00). And finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:50).  Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: David Bakhtiari, Dan “Big Cat” Katz, and Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Chris Paul Game 4 Theories, Plus Anthony Slater on the Finals and Warriors Trade Ideas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 80:39


    Who was more mad about Chris Paul's Game 4: Chris Paul or Russillo? Ryen breaks down the idea that CP3 is uncomfortable in big moments and speculates on what version we'll see in Game 5 (1:00). Next, he chats with The Athletic's Anthony Slater about Giannis's ridiculous Finals, Chris Paul's up-and-down playoffs and what the Warriors will do with James Wiseman and their two lottery picks (10:15). Then, Ryen discusses The Ringer's excellent new narrative podcast, 'What If? The Len Bias Story,' with reporter and host Jordan Ritter Conn (33:25). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted life advice questions (49:00).  Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Anthony Slater and Jordan Ritter Conn Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Conor's Last Stand? Plus: ‘Mare of Easttown' Creator Brad Ingelsby

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 99:44

    Russillo shares his thoughts on Conor McGregor's injury in his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, and all the speculation around McGregor's future (0:45) before talking with screenwriter-producer Brad Ingelsby about his industry origins and some of his work, including ‘Out of the Furnace,' ‘The Way Back,' and ‘Mare of Easttown' [Warning: SPOILERS!] (9:00). Then Ryen and Ceruti discuss Italy's UEFA Euro Final win over England (47:00) before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Brad Ingelsby Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Do the Suns Have a Weakness? Plus, All-Time Point Guards With Wosny Lambre, and Joel McHale.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 111:58


    Russillo shares his thoughts on Suns-Bucks Game 2, as well as the dwindling NBA Finals ratings (0:45) before talking to The Ringer's Wosny Lambre about the Suns seeming to have no holes their game, what to watch for in Game 3 in Milwaukee, where Chris Paul ranks all time among NBA point guards, and more (15:30). Then Ryen talks with actor, comedian, and TV host Joel McHale about his career, playing college football, and more (47:10). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Wosny Lambre and Joel McHale Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    How NIL Is Working One Week In And Why Do You Have A Problem With It?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 102:56

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the new name, image and likeness rules now that we've had a week to see them in action and then welcomes on three different guests with unique perspectives on how it will shape college sports. First he chats with Sports Illustrated's Ross Dellenger for some background on how we got here, where it's going, and why this could end the NCAA. Next, he chats with Mackenzie Landry, the Chief Brand Officer of Matchpoint Connection, which helps college athletes connect with local businesses for paid marketing opportunities. Then, he welcomes Brandon Landry, the founder and CEO of Walk-Ons, for an inside look at how his company plans to use the new NIL rules to work with college athletes across the country. Finally, Ryen talks about the Finals he's had the biggest rooting interests in and finishes with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Ross Dellenger, Mackenzie Landry and Brandon Landry Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Love Letter to Chris Paul, Plus Chad Ford on His Latest NBA Mock Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 82:23


    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Suns winning the West and Chris Paul reaching his first NBA Finals, including why CP3 is everything you'd want in a basketball player. Then, he chats with NBA draft expert Chad Ford about his latest mock draft, some questions he has about presumptive no. 1 pick Cade Cunningham, and why evaluators miss on prospects like Darko Milicic. Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions, including a follow-up on the guy who's constantly late.  Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chad Ford Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Failure to Flowers: The Paul George Timeline, Plus Amar'e Stoudemire and “Going Abroad” With Kevin Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 83:58


    Russillo breaks down the Clippers' Game 5 win in Phoenix and why you can't fake desperation in the NBA playoffs before getting into the roller coaster of opinions on who Paul George is (0:42). Then, Ryen is joined by Amar'e Stoudemire to discuss his first season transitioning from player to coach with the Nets, how Steve Nash changed his career, and stories from the 2007 Suns (12:28). Next, The Ringer's Kevin Clark stops by to talk F1 and a little Euros with Ceruti in another edition of “Going Abroad.” (26:11) And finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (53:49). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Amar'e Stoudemire and Kevin Clark  Producers: Craig Horlbeck and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Ben Simmons Landing Spots and Post-Lottery Talk With Kevin O'Connor, Plus Fitness Life Advice With Jeremy Scott

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 100:57

    Russillo breaks down Trae Young's performance in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals (2:00) before talking with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about NBA lottery pick prospects and Ben Simmons's trade potential (15:00). Finally Ryen is joined by author and trainer Jeremy Scott to answer some listener-submitted fitness Life Advice questions (57:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin O'Connor and Jeremy Scott Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Hot Take Stock Market. Plus, F1 Pit Strategy With Kevin Clark and Bonus Life Advice.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 80:30


    In the absence of NBA playoff games to discuss, Russillo and Ceruti kick around the idea of assigning value to sports takes (2:00). Then, he is joined by The Ringer's Kevin Clark for the debut segment of Ryen Russillo: Going Abroad, in which they touch on the F1 French Grand Prix and a little international soccer, before discussing the upcoming NBA draft lottery (20:15). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    WTF Sixers? Trae Young Is the Toughest Player on the Floor. Plus: Jarrett Jack and Luke Wilson.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 102:55


    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Hawks' Game 5 comeback win over the 76ers (2:00) before diving into the 76ers' fourth-quarter collapse (10:45). Then Ryen is joined by NBA veteran and current NBA G League Ignite point guard Jarrett Jack to discuss his time in the NBA G League, his relationship with Chris Paul, playing for coach Mark Jackson with the 2012-13 Warriors, mentoring young players, and more (35:30). Then Ryen talks with actor Luke Wilson about his new sports film ‘12 Mighty Orphans' and one of Ryen's favorite films, ‘Bottle Rocket' (1:03:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:20:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jarrett Jack and Luke Wilson Producer: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Hope for Nearly Every NBA Team Left. Plus Danny Kanell on the Pros and Cons of CFB Playoff Expansion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 79:25

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Clippers-Jazz, Hawks-76ers, and Bucks-Nets Round 2 playoff series, now all tied at 2 (2:30). Then Ryen talks with Danny Kanell of SiriusXM and CBS Sports about the proposed 12-team College Football Playoff expansion, the NCAA name, image, and likeness debate, and more (18:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Lu Dort Awards, Bruce Feldman on CFB Playoff Expansion, and NBA Champion James Posey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 99:23

    Russillo shares some playoff thoughts on Suns-Nuggets, 76ers-Hawks, and Clippers-Jazz (2:20), before talking with Ceruti about media reactions to Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole's comments about sticky substances (19:45). Then Ryen talks with Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic about College Football Playoff expansion proposals as well as the NCAA policy on name, image, and likeness (36:15). Next, Ryen talks with two-time NBA champion James Posey about his entrance to the league in 1999, predraft workouts, his title runs with the Heat and Celtics, transitioning into coaching, the Cavaliers' comeback Finals win in 2016, and more (59:45). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bruce Feldman and James Posey Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Positive vs. Negative NBA Scouting Reports. Plus Robert Horry on the Lakers' First-Round Exit, Vintage Hawks, and Finals Stories.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 78:58

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the ways we as fans talk ourselves in and out of players (2:15). Then Ryen chats with seven-time NBA champion Robert “Big Shot Rob” Horry about the Lakers' Round 1 loss to the Suns, Anthony Davis's groin injury, his title runs with the Hawks, Lakers, and Spurs, Shaquille O'Neal vs. Hakeem Olajuwon, the Basketball Hall of Fame, and more (14:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Robert Horry Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Rasheed Wallace, Plus Making “Adjustments” in a Playoff Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 73:19


    Russillo shares his thoughts on the concept of making adjustments in sports, particularly in the current Round 1 playoff series (1:45). Then Ryen talks with NBA champion Rasheed Wallace about his philosophy on being a good and effective teammate, his time with the early 2000s Trail Blazers, dealing with Shaquille O’Neal on the Lakers, being traded to the Pistons in 2004, the 2007 Cavaliers-Pistons Eastern Conference Finals, his new position as head coach of the NC Good Better Best Academy, his new podcast ‘Let's Get Technical’ with former teammate Bonzi Wells, and more (16:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (45:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Rasheed Wallace Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Celtics Chaos Emergency Pod With Bill Simmons, Jackie MacMullan, and Kevin O’Connor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 64:12

    Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons, Jackie MacMullan, and Kevin O’Connor to discuss news on the heels of a first-round playoff exit: Celtics President of Basketball Ops Danny Ainge is retiring and Brad Stevens will be replacing him. They discuss off-season player movement, Celtics head coaching candidates, what could be next for Ainge, and more. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bill Simmons, Jackie MacMullan, and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Theory on Fan Behavior, Plus Raptors Assistant Coach Adrian Griffin 

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 79:05

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the injuries impacting the NBA playoffs, including the latest with Joel Embiid and Anthony Davis, before weighing in on Doc Rivers defending Ben Simmons and why Knicks fans should still be happy. Then, he shares a theory on why the relationship between fans and players could be the reason for the uptick in incidents (2:15). Next, Ryen talks with one of his all-time favorite players and current Raptors assistant coach Adrian Griffin about his journey to the NBA, stories from coaching guys like Jimmy Butler and Russell Westbrook, and his future path to becoming a head coach (19:00). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Adrian Griffin  Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Irresponsible NBA Story Lines. Plus: John Hollinger on Gobert, Ja Morant, and the Clippers' Future Problems, and Esoteric of Czarface on Underground Hip-hop and MF DOOM.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 100:08

    Russillo shares his thoughts on some NBA story lines that have surfaced based on early playoff performance (2:15). Then Ryen talks to former Grizzlies VP of basketball ops and current senior NBA columnist at The Athletic John Hollinger about Rudy Gobert, Ja Morant’s electric playoff performances, minutes restrictions, the future of the L.A. Clippers, Suns-Lakers, and more (19:00). Next, Ryen talks with Esoteric of the hip-hop supergroup Czarface about starting out with 7L in Boston in the early ’90s, linking up with Inspectah Deck and eventually forming Czarface, working with the late, great MF DOOM, the new Czarface and MF DOOM album 'Super What?' and more (54:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: John Hollinger and Esoteric Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Julio Jones Says He’s Done With the Falcons, Plus Jorge Sedano on the NBA Playoffs and NBA Champion Rick Mahorn on Motivating Charles Barkley

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 98:25


    Russillo opens with Shannon Sharpe getting Julio Jones to say he’s done with the Falcons and whether Julio knew he was on-air (2:00). Then, he chats with ESPN’s Jorge Sedano about whether the Clippers are in trouble against Luka and the Mavs, LeBron and the Lakers, and the Heat being down 0-2 against the Bucks (13:30). Next, he’s joined by NBA champion Rick Mahorn to talk about being teammates with Charles Barkley, his beef with Patrick Ewing, and the line between playing physical and playing dirty (43:45). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Rick Mahorn and Jorge Sedano Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti 


    LeBron Outshines Steph in the Play-in, Plus Tony Allen and Jeff Garlin

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 120:35

    Russillo opens by breaking down the Lakers-Warriors play-in game, LeBron’s deep 3 over Steph, and all the drama that occurred late in the game (2:25). Then, he talks with former Celtics and Grizzlies guard Tony Allen, who tells some great stories about guarding Dwyane Wade, what made the Grit and Grind Grizzlies so great, and his experiences with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Doc Rivers in Boston (17:30). Next, he chats with actor and comedian Jeff Garlin about doing standup and the creative process in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' before pitching Jeff an episode idea (52:25). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:30:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tony Allen and Jeff Garlin Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti

    Max Kellerman on the Nets, Boxing, and the Art of the Take. Plus, NBA Story Lines and History Lessons.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 83:11

    Russillo shares his thoughts on some story lines heading into the NBA playoffs, including on the Jazz, Suns, Nets, and Bucks (1:30). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN's Max Kellerman to discuss the Brooklyn Nets, the art of ESPN's 'First Take,' the current state of boxing, another Logan Paul exhibition match, and more (19:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Max Kellerman Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti

    NBA Regular-Season Observations, Plus Chris Ryan on the Sixers, Embiid, and the Super League

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 78:46


    Russillo opens with his NBA regular-season observations, including the evolution of the MVP race and more, before a “Worst Dude Ever” title contender edition (1:30). Next, he talks with The Ringer’s Chris Ryan about his confidence in the 76ers come playoff time, where Joel Embiid ranks in his list of favorite Sixers, and how he sees the rest of the playoffs playing out (16:30). Then, Russillo, Chris, and producer Steve Ceruti talk about the the idea of the Super League and how it could impact American sports (37:30). Finally, Ryen closes the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chris Ryan Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti


    Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse, the Beal-Bazemore Beef, and Raising Cane’s Founder Todd Graves

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 102:28

    Russillo shares his thoughts on celebrity "beefs" as well as the online exchange between NBA players Bradley Beal and Kent Bazemore (2:00), before talking with NBA champion and head coach of the Toronto Raptors Nick Nurse about the 2020-21 NBA season, dealing with adversity, the Raptors' 2019 championship run, coaching Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry, the Raptors' defensive schemes, and more (15:30). Then Ryen talks with founder and CEO of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Todd Graves about building the business right out of college, his new TV show 'Restaurant Recovery' on Discovery+, tips for growing a small business, and more (47:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:07:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Nick Nurse, Todd Graves Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti

    Trent Dilfer on Aaron Rodgers’s Future and Draft QB Fits, Plus Financial Life Advice With CNBC’s Josh Brown 

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 98:27

    Russillo is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer who shares some background on Aaron Rodgers’s beef with the Packers and when he thinks the breakup will actually happen. Plus, Dilfer breaks down why most of the quarterbacks in the draft went to the perfect franchise, with one major exception (2:15). Then Ryen closes it out with CNBC’s Josh Brown for a special financial edition of Life Advice (48:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer, Josh Brown Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti

    Daniel Jeremiah on the Most Interesting NFL Draft Stories, Plus Jokic Is (Uniquely) the MVP

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 69:23

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the clear case for Nikola Jokic for NBA MVP and the historical significance of that (1:30). Then Ryen talks with Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network about his draft evaluations, including Jaylen Waddle vs. DeVonta Smith, first-round QBs, most trustworthy front offices in evaluating positional talent, stories from the war room, and more (15:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (44:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Daniel Jeremiah Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti 

    First-Round NFL Draft Observations and Aaron Rodgers's Future With Kevin Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 95:54


    Russillo shares his thoughts on the first round of the NFL draft (1:30) and talks with Kevin Clark about the news that Aaron Rodgers does not wish to return to the Packers next season, Trey Lance to the 49ers, Mac Jones to the Patriots, Justin Fields to the Bears, good and bad draft fits, and more (14:30) before tailing off into an F1 racing segment (47:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:22:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti 


    Draft Day Stories: Part 3 With Matt Leinart, Jeff Saturday, Tedy Bruschi, and Michael Vick. Plus Carson Palmer and the Worst Loss of the NBA Season.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 107:23

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Celtics' loss to the Thunder, and trying to find meaning in games during the last month of the NBA season (2:00). Then Ryen talks with three-time Pro Bowl QB Carson Palmer about his time with the Bengals, making his way to the Cardinals, dealing with media criticism, his thoughts on some of the top QB prospects in the 2021 NFL draft, and more (13:00). Then in Part 3 of a three-part series, Ryen talks with Matt Leinart, Jeff Saturday, Stanford Steve, Tedy Bruschi, and Michael Vick about their draft experience (41:00). Then Ryen makes an announcement (1:20:00) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:30:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Matt Leinart, Jeff Saturday, Tedy Bruschi, Michael Vick, Carson Palmer, and Stanford Steve Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti

    Latest Draft Buzz With Todd McShay. Plus, Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard and First-Round QB Busts.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 82:04

    Russillo shares his thoughts (and research) on first-round QB draft picks (1:50) before talking with ESPN’s Todd McShay about the latest buzz around the upcoming NFL draft (22:00). Then Ryen talks with Washington Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard about fighting though adversity this season, Bradley Beal, Russell Westbrook, John Wall, and more (43:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Todd McShay and Tommy Sheppard Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti

    Draft Day Stories: Part 2 With Jonathan Vilma, Brady Quinn, Joe Thomas, Daryl Johnston, and Rod Thorn. Plus Andy Ruiz Jr., and 76ers vs. Suns.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 91:25

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Suns' win over the 76ers, and what we learned about those two teams heading into the NBA playoffs (2:15). Then Ryen talks with former heavyweight champion boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. about his upcoming fight vs. Chris Arreola on May 1, winning the heavyweight title vs. Anthony Joshua, losing the rematch, working on construction sites in his youth, and more (17:00). Then in Part 2 of a three-part series, Ryen talks with Joe Thomas, Brady Quinn, Jonathan Vilma, Daryl Johnston, and Rod Thorn about their draft experiences (34:30). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:09:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Andy Ruiz Jr., Joe Thomas, Brady Quinn, Jonathan Vilma, Daryl Johnston, and Rod Thorn Producer: Kyle Crichton Producer: Steve Ceruti 

    Assessing NBA Contenders and Talking Boxing With Chris Mannix, Plus BYU Coach Kalani Sitake

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 75:00


    Russillo opens with Steph Curry continuing his ridiculous stretch, Chris Paul and the Suns continuing to impress, and more in the NBA in 10 Minutes or Less (2:30). Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix stops by to talk about the Jake Paul fight and why one of boxing's biggest problems is the fear of fighters losing. Plus he and Russillo assess all the NBA contenders with just a few weeks left in the regular season (15:20). Next, Ryen talks to BYU head coach Kalani Sitake about his former quarterback Zach Wilson projecting to the NFL and the unique nature of the Cougars’ program (40:30). Finally, Ryen closes the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:00).


    Draft Day Stories: Part 1 With Julius Erving, Damien Woody, Trent Dilfer, and Danny Kanell. Plus, First-Round QBs Ranked With Chris Simms.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 90:30


    Russillo is joined by Chris Simms of NBC Sports to discuss the top QB prospects in the 2021 NFL draft, including Trevor Lawrence, Mac Jones, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, and Justin Fields (5:45). Then, in Part 1 of a three-part series, Ryen talks with Damien Woody, Danny Kanell, Trent Dilfer, and "Dr. J" Julius Erving about their draft experiences (45:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:20:00).


    Why Do We Lie to Ourselves? Plus, Adnan Virk on Movies and Baseball, and the Rockets' Anthony Lamb.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 83:23

    Russillo talks about this weird trend in which we lie to ourselves about stories in the sports world (2:30). MLB Network host and new play-by-play guy for the WWE Adnan Virk stops by to talk about wrestling, movies, and baseball (14:15). Then, Rockets player and Vermont alum Anthony Lamb discusses being the first UVM guy in the NBA and trying to make it in the league (47:45). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:00).

    Masters Recap and Life Advice With Scott Van Pelt. Plus, Keeping an Eye on the Nuggets.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 67:21

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Denver Nuggets and where they may end up in the playoff seeding, among other NBA thoughts (2:20). Then ESPN's Scott Van Pelt joins the show to discuss Hideki Matsuyama's Masters win, the juxtaposition between the 2020 Masters in November and the 2021 Masters with the return of some patrons and the famous azaleas, and more (19:00). Finally, Scott joins Ryen in answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (45:30).

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