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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.

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

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

    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

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse, the Beal-Bazemore Beef, and Raising Cane’s Founder Todd Graves

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

    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

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Trent Dilfer on Aaron Rodgers’s Future and Draft QB Fits, Plus Financial Life Advice With CNBC’s Josh Brown 

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

    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

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Daniel Jeremiah on the Most Interesting NFL Draft Stories, Plus Jokic Is (Uniquely) the MVP

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

    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 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    First-Round NFL Draft Observations and Aaron Rodgers's Future With Kevin Clark

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

    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 

    • 1 hr 35 min
    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.

    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.

    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

    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11.7K Ratings

11.7K Ratings

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Better than Bill Simmons

Has great sports knowledge like Bill Simmons, but without the fake liberal pandering and creepy pedo vibes. 5 stars!

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he’s a bro

as a college kid, have to say i love all 3 of them on the pod. feels like conversations i have talking sports or even life advice w/ roommates or whoever

RC1869 ,

Windy bringing the doom and gloom

Love the pod! Your most recent episode with Brian Windhorst breaking down the financial challenge for next season was pure gold. Makes me a bit scared for a return for the league if there are no fans.

Keep up the awesome work

I guess I never pressed send.

Tell Cerutti he’s overthinking the kid thing. It sounds like he obviously is in to having one, but his concerns are laughable. It’s not about being the first.

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