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Each week, Ryen Russillo will break down the biggest topics in sports.

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Each week, Ryen Russillo will break down the biggest topics in sports.

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

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

    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
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Lu Dort Awards, Bruce Feldman on CFB Playoff Expansion, and NBA Champion James Posey

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

    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
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Positive vs. Negative NBA Scouting Reports. Plus Robert Horry on the Lakers' First-Round Exit, Vintage Rockets, and Finals Stories.

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

    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 Rockets, 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
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Rasheed Wallace, Plus Making “Adjustments” in a Playoff Series

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

    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
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Celtics Chaos Emergency Pod With Bill Simmons, Jackie MacMullan, and Kevin O’Connor

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

    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
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    A Theory on Fan Behavior, Plus Raptors Assistant Coach Adrian Griffin 

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

    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
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    • 1 hr 19 min

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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The great RR

I enjoyed Ryen Russillo on ESPN; I loved the Bill Simmons podcasts with Russillo as a guest.
This is a blessing, the ultimate fun: RR hosting BS, BS hosting RR; all based on the talent and wisdom of Ryen Russillo. Just keep it up!!!

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