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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.

    Was Grady Little NOT an Idiot? Revisiting the 2003 Red Sox. Plus, MLB 2020 Season Negotiations With Todd Walker.

    Was Grady Little NOT an Idiot? Revisiting the 2003 Red Sox. Plus, MLB 2020 Season Negotiations With Todd Walker.

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the rocky negotiations between MLB owners and the players association (1:55), before talking with 12-year MLB infielder Todd Walker to discuss his time on the 2003 Boston Red Sox, becoming fast friends with Pedro Martínez, the tension-filled 2003 ALCS, and their crushing loss to the Yankees in Game 7. Finally, Todd shares his thoughts on the negotiations about how to start this season (20:35).

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Cases For/Against the Next Generation of NFL QBs with Kevin Clark

    Cases For/Against the Next Generation of NFL QBs with Kevin Clark

    Russillo shares his thoughts on “bad optics” surrounding the return of certain sports (1:13), before he is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to examine the NFL’s young QBs including Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, Daniel Jones, Jimmy G, and more (10:00). They also talk about Dak Prescott’s contract ambitions, how the coronavirus pandemic may affect the salary cap, the success of "The Match 2” and the pros and cons of having athletes mic’d up for live sports events, and more (42:57).

    • 1 hr 4 min
    PGA Tour Stories and Life Advice With Max Homa 

    PGA Tour Stories and Life Advice With Max Homa 

    Russillo shares some thoughts on moving houses, Dak Prescott’s contract negotiations, and takeaways from ‘The Last Dance’ (1:40). Then pro golfer Max Homa joins to discuss his 2019 PGA Tour win at the Wells Fargo Championship, the spectrum of golf course vibes, losing and regaining his PGA Tour card, overthinking on the course, people lying about their drive distance, PGA Tour stories, and more (11:44) before they answer some listener-submitted questions (1:02:50).

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Murky Future of the MLB With Jeff Passan

    The Murky Future of the MLB With Jeff Passan

    Russillo shares his thoughts on Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell's comments regarding the possibility of players taking a pay-cut for a shortened MLB season (0:55), before he is joined by ESPN's Jeff Passan to discuss the issues surrounding proposed changes to the MLB revenue split in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, health and safety protocols, Baseball's opportunity to gain a new audience, and potential consequences of not reaching an agreement in time (19:40).

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Nick Bilton on 'American Kingpin' and the Silk Road. Plus, Mailbag Life Advice | The Ryen Russillo. Podcast

    Nick Bilton on 'American Kingpin' and the Silk Road. Plus, Mailbag Life Advice | The Ryen Russillo. Podcast

    Russillo talks about Scottie Pippen's refusal to check-in during the 1994 playoffs versus the Knicks (3:50), before talking to author of 'American Kingpin,' Nick Bilton, about the Silk Road, an Amazon-style internet marketplace created by Ross Ulbricht that featured illegal drugs and other items. They talk about the rise and fall of the Silk Road, Ulbricht's capture and trial, and more (13:09). Finally Russillo answers some listener-submitted questions (47:25).

    • 1 hr 10 min
    UFC Is Back! With Jon Anik | The Ryen Russillo Podcast

    UFC Is Back! With Jon Anik | The Ryen Russillo Podcast

    Russillo is joined by his old friend and UFC commentator Jon Anik to discuss the logistics of putting together a live television event today; UFC 249 results, including Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro, Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje; Conor McGregor’s post-fight comments; and more.

    • 47 min

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