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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.

    Cam Newton in New England. Plus, Andy Benoit’s Breakdown of All 626 Interceptable Balls of the 2019 NFL Season.

    Cam Newton in New England. Plus, Andy Benoit’s Breakdown of All 626 Interceptable Balls of the 2019 NFL Season.

    Russillo is joined by NFL analyst Andy Benoit to discuss the Patriots’ signing of Cam Newton, best NFL defensive players, and Andy’s research on every interception and interceptable pass from the 2019 NFL season.

    • 51 min
    Could 60 Games Mean a Bad Team From Last Year Will Be Your 2020 World Series Champion? Plus Story Time with Dan Haren

    Could 60 Games Mean a Bad Team From Last Year Will Be Your 2020 World Series Champion? Plus Story Time with Dan Haren

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the MLB 60-game season (1:59), before talking with former 3x MLB All-Star pitcher Dan Haren about the format of the 2020 MLB season, the ups and downs that come with being an MLB pitcher, stories from the mound and more (9:39). Finally Russillo answers some listener submitted 'Life Advice' questions (43:00).

    • 54 min
    ‘John Wick,’ ‘Sicario,’ and ‘The Town’ Producer Basil Iwanyk Talks His Career, Making Movies, and Affleck/Keanu/Sicario Stories

    ‘John Wick,’ ‘Sicario,’ and ‘The Town’ Producer Basil Iwanyk Talks His Career, Making Movies, and Affleck/Keanu/Sicario Stories

    Russillo is joined by film producer Basil Iwanyk to discuss his winding path from aspiring basketball player at Villanova to film producer in Hollywood; what, exactly, a producer does; raising money for films; working with Ben Affleck on ‘The Town,’ Keanu Reeves on the ‘John Wick’ franchise, Benicio del Toro on ‘Sicario’; set stories; Hollywood tough guys; and more.

    • 59 min
    Catching Up With Scott Van Pelt

    Catching Up With Scott Van Pelt

    Russillo shares his thoughts about the NBA playoffs format and whether he thinks "older" teams will be at a disadvantage (4:10). Next he catches up with his old friend and host of 'SportsCenter' Scott Van Pelt about continuing to produce 'SportsCenter' with almost no live sports; recognizing student athletes with Senior Night;.moving from ESPN HQ in Bristol, CT, back to Washington D.C.; the NBA "Orlando bubble"; MLB misfires; and more (10:15).

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The No. 1 QB for the Class of 2021—and It’s Not Lawrence or Fields. Plus: Could NBA Players Start Their Own League?

    The No. 1 QB for the Class of 2021—and It’s Not Lawrence or Fields. Plus: Could NBA Players Start Their Own League?

    Russillo shares his thoughts on some of the players' concerns about resuming the NBA season, recalls the 1998 NBA lockout, and wonders whether NBA players could successfully start a league of their own (1:15). Then Ryen is joined by NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah to discuss his top prospects for the 2021 NFL draft, as well as some stories from his time as an NFL scout (15:20).

    • 55 min
    Reality Versus “Well, Actually” About the NBA Return. Plus, Story Time w/ Chiefs Offensive Tackle Mitchell Schwartz.

    Reality Versus “Well, Actually” About the NBA Return. Plus, Story Time w/ Chiefs Offensive Tackle Mitchell Schwartz.

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the new info about the NBA’s return in the “Orlando bubble” (4:30), before talking with Super Bowl 54 champion Mitchell Schwartz about training at home for the 2020 NFL season, offensive lineman being a thankless job at times, transitioning from the Cleveland Browns to the Kansas City Chiefs, Mahomes as a leader, playing for Andy Reid, and more (16:45).

    • 52 min

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