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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.

    NFL Week 2 Awards. Plus, Cam Changing Expectations for the Pats, a New QB in L.A. and How the NFL Draft Will Change with Eric Edholm.

    NFL Week 2 Awards. Plus, Cam Changing Expectations for the Pats, a New QB in L.A. and How the NFL Draft Will Change with Eric Edholm.

    Russillo hands out his Week 2 NFL awards at the top of the show (1:50) before talking to his old pal Eric Edholm from Yahoo Sports about Lamar Jackson and the Ravens picking up right where they left off last season, Cam Newton taking command of the Patriots offense and the teams that shouldn’t have missed out on him, the Cowboys coming from behind for a win over the Falcons, and Justin Herbert’s rookie debut for the Chargers. Then they take a quick look at the college football season (20:39). Finally Ryen answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question that hits close to home (46:44).

    • 58 min
    Nuggets Exec Tim Connelly on the Nuggets’ Comeback and Jokic Stories You’ve Never Heard. Plus, Ryan Shazier on NFL Week 1 and Life After Injury.

    Nuggets Exec Tim Connelly on the Nuggets’ Comeback and Jokic Stories You’ve Never Heard. Plus, Ryan Shazier on NFL Week 1 and Life After Injury.

    Russillo briefly shares his thoughts on the Clippers’ Game 7 collapse vs. the Nuggets (3:28). Then he talks with Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly about his role in the bubble when the Nuggets are down 3-1 in a playoff series, Denver’s coaching adjustments throughout the playoffs, scouting Nikola Jokic back in 2014, Jokic family stories, Jamal Murray’s development, the Nuggets’ staff pickup games, and more (8:13). Then Ryen is joined by recently retired NFL linebacker Ryan Shazier to talk about his college career at Ohio State, playing linebacker for a historic franchise like the Steelers, Week 1 NFL reactions, what he learned about some of the NFL’s top offensive players by watching tape, his picks for this season’s top defenses, his recovery from injury and moving on to the next phase of his life, and more (41:50). Finally Russillo answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:30).

    • 1 hr 34 min
    NFL Week 1 Reactions With Trent Dilfer. Plus: Russillo’s Weekly NFL Awards

    NFL Week 1 Reactions With Trent Dilfer. Plus: Russillo’s Weekly NFL Awards

    Russillo introduces a new weekly NFL awards segment (2:28) before he is joined by Super Bowl champ Trent Dilfer to discuss NFL Week 1, including Tom Brady and the Buccaneers’ cohesion issues, the Eagles' meltdown vs. Washington, a good start for Cam Newton and the Patriots, Aaron Donald’s defensive dominance, “the James Harden of QBs," and Cowboys-Rams, Falcons-Seahawks, and Packers-Vikings (11:15). Then Ryen shares some NBA playoff thoughts, followed by a very important edition of Life Advice (1:03:32).

    • 1 hr 27 min
    A New NFL Season With Kevin Clark. Plus Bobby Marks on Giannis’s Options in 2021

    A New NFL Season With Kevin Clark. Plus Bobby Marks on Giannis’s Options in 2021

    Russillo shares his thoughts on Game 6 of the Raptors-Celtics playoff series (3:25) before he is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to discuss the unprecedented NFL season that kicks off tonight with the Chiefs and Texans. They talk expectations for Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, the Rams‘ playoff hopes, Jimmy G and the 49ers, an exciting Cowboys team, Super Bowl picks, and more (12:35). Then Ryen talks with former Brooklyn Nets GM and current ESPN insider Bobby Marks about Giannis Antetokounmpo's options once he reaches the end of his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks after the 2020-21 season, stories from the war room, and more (59:50). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:38).

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Chris Long’s NFL Preview. Plus: NBA Observations and Life Advice: Love Edition

    Chris Long’s NFL Preview. Plus: NBA Observations and Life Advice: Love Edition

    Russillo shares his thoughts on Nuggets-Clippers and Raptors-Celtics (3:50) before he is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss the start of the NFL season. They talk Week 1 feelings as a player, Cam Newton as the Patriots’ captain, a do-or-die season for Carson Wentz, the slept-on Steelers, Jamal Adams hype, favorite edge rushers, Bill Belichick’s Subway commercial, sleeper teams, and more (18:50). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted ‘Life Advice’ questions (1:25:00).

    • 1 hr 44 min
    "Mr. James Seven" vs. Legacy, the Bucks are in Trouble, and Head Coach Steve Nash. Plus: Many Questions With Kyle Brandt.

    "Mr. James Seven" vs. Legacy, the Bucks are in Trouble, and Head Coach Steve Nash. Plus: Many Questions With Kyle Brandt.

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Rockets closing out Game 7 against the Thunder, the Brooklyn Nets hiring Steve Nash as their head coach, and the Bucks' trouble down 0-2 in their Round 2 series against the Heat (1:39). He's then joined by Kyle Brandt to discuss his recent episode of '10 Questions' with Kirk Cousins; the 12-year saga that led to booking Aaron Rodgers on the premier episode; his career transitions, including playing football at Princeton, 'The Real World: Chicago,' 'Days of Our Lives,' and producing 'The Jim Rome Show' and 'Good Morning Football'; how nine years of working as a producer prepared him for his career on air; working out; and more (21:09). Finally, Russillo answers a few listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:15:22).

    • 1 hr 28 min

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4.8 out of 5
10.4K Ratings

10.4K Ratings

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Ryen has a specific brand of humor that you’ll either find hilarious or not at all funny. This is a great sports pod for those of you that want a fresh take. I haven’t missed an episode in years.

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