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The Ryen Russillo Podcast

English, Sports, 1 season, 645 episodes, 3 days, 12 hours, 30 minutes
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Each week, Ryen Russillo will break down the biggest topics in sports.
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Celtics Are Champs With Scott Van Pelt, Plus Drama at the U.S. Open

Russillo starts the pod with his experience watching the Celtics win the NBA Finals in person (0:43). Then, Scott Van Pelt joins the show to break down the Celtics’ dominance, discuss Kyrie’s image rehabilitation, and cover all the drama from the U.S. Open (18:36). Finally, Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle (68:17)! How do I move past my first real break up? Check us out on YouTube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to learn more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Scott Van Pelt Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/18/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 5 seconds
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Celtics Up 3-0, and the Turn on Luka Has Started. Plus, Howard Beck on Tatum Polarization and Remembering Jerry West.

Russillo starts the pod by looking at Boston’s Game 3 win and explaining why they’re up 3-0 (0:42). Then, Howard Beck joins the show to share his thoughts on the Finals, discuss player legacies, and remember Jerry West (17:27). Finally, Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle (57:24)! I have no experience with cars … should I restore a beat-up van and visit national parks? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Howard Beck Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/13/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 20 seconds
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Hurley Turns Down the Lakers and What Makes a Great NBA Coach. Plus, Life Advice and More With Joy Taylor!

Russillo starts the pod by examining why Dan Hurley may have turned down the Lakers job (0:37). Then, Ceruti and Kyle join the show for another edition of the Alliance (16:10). Finally, a special edition of Life Advice with Joy Taylor (19:05)! This guy I know says he has a boat but I’ve never seen it … does this boat exist? Check us out on YouTube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Joy Taylor Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/11/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 6 seconds
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Can the Mavs Fix the Game 1 Problems? Dan Hurley’s Fit With the Lakers. Plus Raja Bell Talks Guarding Luka, Kyrie, and Tatum.

Russillo starts the pod with his thoughts on Game 1 and reacts to the Dan Hurley rumors (0:40). Then, he’s joined by Raja Bell to discuss why Dallas’s offense looked so difficult, hear which star Raja would rather guard, and talk about the public overreacting to Game 1s. (23:18). Plus, Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle (61:18)! My daughter sold items at school and now the other parent wants a refund. Check us out on YouTube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Raja Bell Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/7/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 3 seconds
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What NBA Front Offices and Coaches Think About the Mavs-Celtics Finals, Plus Van Lathan on the Caitlin Clark Coverage

Russillo begins by sharing what NBA front office members and coaches think of the Finals matchup, then reveals his own pick (0:40). Then, he’s joined by Van Lathan to preview DAL-BOS, discuss Kyrie becoming likable again, and share their thoughts on the Caitlin Clark media coverage (9:15). Plus, a new-look edition of the Alliance (60:55) and Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle (69:38)! Is my wife gaslighting me? Check us out on YouTube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Van Lathan Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/4/20241 hour, 50 minutes, 33 seconds
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Austin Rivers on Rudy Gobert’s Image Problem and Playing With KAT and Ant. Plus, Settling the NBA Vs. NFL Players Debate.

Russillo begins by examining why it looks like Dallas is having an easier time on offense than Minnesota (0:38). Then, he’s joined by Austin Rivers to learn why players are down on Gobert, discuss what it was like to play with KAT and Ant, and set the record straight on his comments about NBA players' ability to play in the NFL (18:10). Plus, another edition of the Alliance (64:14) with Ceruti and Kyle and Life Advice (66:39)! Can I keep living in my college town after I graduate? Check us out on YouTube for exclusive clips, livestreams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Austin Rivers Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/30/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 51 seconds
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Mavs' Big Game 1 Win and What’s Up With Ant? Plus 49ers All-Pro Linebacker Fred Warner!

Russillo begins by recapping Dallas’s big Game 1 victory and discussing Anthony Edwards’s struggles (0:40). Then, he’s joined by 49ers All-Pro linebacker Fred Warner to learn what he took away from the Super Bowl loss, how he can become an even better player, and what makes the 49ers D so special (15:18). Plus Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle (34:56)! Is my basketball career over after a catastrophic injury? Check us out on YouTube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Fred Warner Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/23/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 35 seconds
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Conference Finals Previews and Ranking the Four Best Players Left With Tim Legler, Plus Life Advice

Russillo is joined by ESPN’s Tim Legler to preview the Western Conference (00:29) and Eastern Conference finals (23:27), and rank the best scoring options remaining in the postseason (37:18). Plus, another edition of The Alliance (54:00) with Ceruti and Kyle and Life Advice (56:39)! Which college should I go to? Check us out on YouTube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Tim Legler Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/21/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mavs Take Control, Boston Advances, and NBA Obituary Season, Plus Bob Ryan Talks Jokic Historically and Not Trusting These Celtics

Russillo opens the show by recapping Wednesday night’s games and shares his thoughts on the Mavericks and Celtics (0:40). Then, he’s joined by The Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan to break down Jokic’s dominance, discuss why people have an issue with these Celtics, and talk about the changing media landscape (15:55). Plus, Life Advice with Kyle and Ceruti (51:48)! How do I not smell like my dad? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bob Ryan Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/16/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 51 seconds
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SGA Saves OKC and Mavs Miss a Huge Opportunity. Plus, Movies, Books and Baseball With Adnan Virk!

Russillo opens with his thoughts on OKC’s Game 4 comeback to even the series at 2 (0:30). Then, MLB Network’s Adnan Virk joins the show to talk about getting big-timed by Ryen, the start of the MLB season, and even some movies and books (13:33). Plus, another edition of The Alliance with Ceruti and Kyle (60:53) and Life Advice (63:25)! A friend I don’t like is trying to set me up. … Should I go on the date? Check us out on YouTube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Adnan Virk Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/14/20241 hour, 36 minutes, 21 seconds
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Knicks Up 2-0 and Pacers Call Out the Refs, Plus Mike Greenberg Talks ESPN and NYC’s Love of These Knicks.

Russillo opens by breaking down IND-NYK Game 2 and reveals his thoughts on the officiating of the series so far (0:33). Then, ESPN’s Mike Greenberg comes on to discuss what makes this Knicks team so easy to root for, share stories from his time at ESPN, and explain what makes radio so difficult (25:47). Plus, Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle (67:36). Am I watching too much sports? Check us out on YouTube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Greenberg Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/9/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 24 seconds
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Terrifying Timberwolves With Craig Kilborn. Too Late for the Nuggets? Plus, Lifting Life Advice With Chad Wesley Smith!

Russillo opens by crediting the T-wolves for their phenomenal defense and sharing his thoughts on the controversial foul in IND-NYK (0:43). Then, Craig Kilborn joins to share the fan perspective of this Timberwolves team and play a quick round of five questions (19:48). Next, Ceruti jumps on for another edition of the Alliance (64:32) and strength coach Chad Wesley Smith helps Ryen answer some of your bulkiest lifting questions in this special Life Advice (68:04). Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Craig Kilborn and Chad Wesley Smith Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/7/20242 hours, 34 seconds
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Luka and Kyrie Live and More Playoff Reactions. Plus, New Alabama Head Coach Kalen DeBoer on Getting the Gig, and Kirk Goldsberry on the Creation of the Modern NBA.

Russillo starts the pod by by sharing his experience at Game 5 of DAL-LAC and rapid-fire playoff observations (0:38). Then, new Alabama head coach Kalen DeBoer comes on to explain his reaction to getting the job, what he wants to bring to the program, and his reaction to the Penix selection (18:13). Next, basketball writer Kirk Goldsberry joins the show to explain how superstars have molded the modern NBA and share his thoughts on the Western Conference playoffs. Then, they each pick their favorite starting five lineup (41:19). Plus, Kyle joins for Life Advice (87:59). How do I groom my son to be an NFL GM? Check us out on YouTube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Kalen DeBoer and Kirk Goldsberry Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/2/20242 hours, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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Should the Lakers Really Have Expected Better? Plus, Baron Davis and Life Advice.

Russillo starts the pod by welcoming in NBA obituary season and lays out what the Lakers could do next (0:35). Then, Baron Davis joins to explain his Laker fandom, discuss super teams, and reveal his thoughts on Elton Brand (15:45). Plus, another Alliance pick (41:27) with Kyle and Ceruti, and Life Advice (46:18). Is my friend's addiction to flag football a problem? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more ,or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Baron Davis Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/30/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 14 seconds
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A Falcons-Penix Zag and More NFL Draft Reaction With Todd McShay, Plus, Nuggets All but Finish Lakers, and Sixers, Magic Win

Russillo starts the pod by reviewing all three Thursday night games and series (0:30). Then, Todd McShay joins to share his thoughts on the first round of the NFL draft, including the surprise QB picks, and reveals his top players to target in Round 2 (19:00). Plus, another edition of Live Advice with Ceruti and Kyle (66:40). Do I need to ask permission before proposing to my girlfriend? Check us out on YouTube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/26/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 44 seconds
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Brutal Losses for the Lakers and Sixers. Plus, the Annual Daniel Jeremiah and Todd McShay NFL Draft Preview!

Russillo starts the pod by taking a look back at the incredible Monday night NBA playoff games (0:35). Then, Todd McShay and Daniel Jeremiah come on to discuss the top quarterbacks, share their candidates to trade up, and play a quick game of On the Clock (21:48). Plus, the Alliance tries to right the ship with Ceruti and Kyle (63:08) and Life Advice (65:26). How do I balance my Phish obsession with my relationship? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Todd McShay and Daniel Jeremiah Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/23/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 30 seconds
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End of the Warriors, Knicks’ Ceiling, Zion, and Lillard’s Future With Frank Isola. Plus, Comedian Dan Soder.

Russillo opens the show with his thoughts on the play-in games and the end of the Warriors dynasty (0:34). Then, Frank Isola joins to explain what went wrong for Golden State, share which eliminated team needs to hit the reset button, and discuss the Knicks’ ceiling (18:44). Next, comedian Dan Soder comes on to share why he chose comedy and details how jokes are created (55:13). Plus, Ceruti and Kyle join for Life Advice (89:51). How do we kick the bad player out of our pick-up games? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Frank Isola and Dan Soder Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/18/20242 hours, 3 minutes, 32 seconds
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NBA Playoff Team Draft, Todd McShay Grades Some NFL Draft Comps, and Jon Anik on UFC 300

Russillo and Ceruti start the pod by drafting the 20 NBA playoff teams (0:41). Then, Todd McShay comes on to grade some NFL player comps, share his favorite underrated player, and discuss what he’s hearing in terms of early trades (17:56). Next, Jon Anik joins the show to describe what it was like calling Max Holloway’s last-second knockout at UFC 300 and explain why there’s no shortage of star power (57:37). Plus, another Alliance pick with Ceruti and Kyle (81:13) and Life Advice (84:58). How do I handle my roommate breaking my stuff? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Todd McShay and Jon Anik Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/16/20241 hour, 54 minutes, 24 seconds
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Nuggets Control the West, the Kentucky Job, and NBA Draft Talk With J. Kyle Mann. Plus, What It’s Like to Play the Masters With Michael Kim.

Russillo starts the pod with Tales From the Couch and shares his thoughts on MIN-DEN and DAL-MIA (0:49). Then, J. Kyle Mann joins the show to discuss John Calipari's agreement to become Arkansas’s head coach and where Kentucky will go from here (20:26). Next, Michael Kim explains what makes Augusta National such a difficult course and reveals who he likes for the Masters (51:44). Plus, Ceruti and Kyle join for Life Advice (76:59)! How can I deal with rejection better? Check us out on YouTube for exclusive clips, livestreams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: J. Kyle Mann and Michael Kim Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon **Photo Suggestion - Michael Kim Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/11/20241 hour, 59 minutes, 43 seconds
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UConn Repeats, Zach Edey’s NBA Future, Quitting the Bucks, and the Kentucky Job With Adam Lefkoe. Plus, Best and Worst Rookie QB Situations With Todd McShay.

Russillo begins with his thoughts on UConn's repeat as national champions and what the future has in store for Zach Edey (0:49). Then, Adam Lefkoe joins the show to discuss Milwaukee's rough stretch, what might happen at Kentucky, and his own Life Advice questions (18:24). Next, Todd McShay is back to rank rookie QB situations and share why he thinks we’re in for some early trades come draft night (64:22). Plus, Ceruti joins for another Alliance pick (104:25) and Life Advice (102:27)! Do I want to work with my dad? Check us out on YouTube for exclusive clips, livestreams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Adam Lefkoe and Todd McShay Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/9/20242 hours, 15 minutes, 24 seconds
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First Round QB Bust Rate Update, Plus, Diggs Fallout and an NFL QB Tiers Preview With Mike Sando.

Russillo begins with his first-round QB bust rankings (0:35). Then, The Athletic’s Mike Sando comes on to discuss the Stefon Diggs trade, break down the rest of the NFL offseason, and share some insight on his QB tiers (13:41). Plus, Ceruti and Kyle join for a Final Four Alliance pick (58:32) and Life Advice (61:27)! Is it possible to reintegrate a friend who got out of prison into our group? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out rg-help.com to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/4/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 47 seconds
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Iowa Owns the Night! Plus, Dan Hurley’s Rise and the Luka Playoff Fear Factor With P.J. Carlesimo.

Russillo begins by sharing why Iowa-LSU dominated the sports world (0:37). Then, P.J. Carlesimo joins the pod to discuss Dan Hurley’s edge, explain the differences between coaching in college and the pros, and preview the NBA playoffs (12:38). Plus, Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle (48:30)! Do I need to break up with my trainer? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: P.J. Carlesimo Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/2/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 8 seconds
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Jalen Green’s Rise, Ohtani, and World Series Picks With Jeff Passan. Plus, Doug McDermott Talks Wemby, Creighton, and More.

Russillo opens the show with a Tales From the Couch focusing on Jalen Green’s amazing month (0:45). Then, ESPN’s Jeff Passan comes on to preview the biggest story lines in baseball, discuss the Shohei Ohtani scandal, and reveal his World Series picks (20:34). Next, he’s joined by Doug McDermott to learn more about his relationship with his father and find out what playing with Wemby was like (68:35). Plus, Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle (95:36)! How many rabbits is too many? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, livestreams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jeff Passan and Doug McDermott Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/28/20242 hours, 6 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Jontay Porter Scandal and Sweet 16 Picks With Seth Davis. Plus, NFL QB Prospect Bo Nix.

Russillo opens the show with his thoughts on the Jontay Porter scandal (0:36). Then, Seth Davis joins to discuss the most impressive teams so far, share his underdog pick, and preview the biggest Sweet 16 games (13:00). Next, former Oregon QB Bo Nix comes on to share how he’s different from his time at Oregon and what led to his breakout with the Ducks (35:42). Plus, another Alliance (58:19) pick with Ceruti and Kyle and Life Advice (61:24)! What should I do when my job tries to demote me? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Seth Davis and Bo Nix Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/26/20241 hour, 36 minutes, 33 seconds
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Georges Niang Talks Cavs Ceiling, Donovan Mitchell, and the New Foul Rules. Plus, ‘Napoleon’ Author Andrew Roberts.

Russillo is joined by Cavaliers forward Georges Niang to discuss his journey in the NBA, what a veteran presence can bring to a team, and what the Cavaliers learned from their playoff exit a year ago (0:37). Next, author Andrew Roberts joins the show to talk more about his book ‘Napoleon: A Life’ (31:57). Plus, Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle (68:13)! What job should someone take coming out of college? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Georges Niang and Andrew Roberts Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/21/20241 hour, 40 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ant Goes Superman, Nabers Vs. Harrison, and J.J. McCarthy Trade Ups With Todd McShay. Plus, Actor Ben Mendelsohn Joins!

Russillo starts the show by breaking down Anthony Edwards's dunk and remembering a time when dunks meant more (0:43). Then he’s joined by Todd McShay to discuss his newest mock draft, explain why another Vikings move is coming, and compare Marvin Harrison Jr. to Malik Nabers (15:55). Next, Russillo is joined by actor Ben Mendelsohn to learn more about the acting process, how he gets into character, and his most famous roles (46:10). Plus, another edition of The Alliance (71:02) and Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle (75:28)! Is it weird to pee in a jug in your office? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Todd McShay and Ben Mendelsohn Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/19/20241 hour, 48 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ranking the Last 10 NBA No. 1 Picks, a Wemby Check-in With Sean Elliott, Plus the Future of Scouting Basketball With Mark Silver

Russillo starts the show by revealing his takeaways from Denver-Miami before Ceruti comes on to rank the last ten NBA no. 1 overall picks (0:47). Then he’s joined by former Spur and Spurs TV analyst Sean Elliott to learn more about Victor Wembanyama’s mentality and NBA potential, as well as share some Tim Duncan stories (23:36). Next, Russillo is joined by Sportradar and Synergy Sports’ Mark Silver to learn more about player tracking and how this data can enhance scouting (56:23) Plus, Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle (82:28)! Is it okay to wear a double-breasted suit to a job interview? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Sean Elliott and Mark Silver Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/14/20241 hour, 48 minutes, 56 seconds
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Cousins to Atlanta, Saquon and the RB Market, Fields’s Future, and More on NFL Free Agency With Kevin Clark

Russillo starts the show by sharing his thoughts on the start of NFL free agency (0:37). Then he’s joined by ESPN and Omaha Productions' Kevin Clark to break down Kirk Cousins signing with Atlanta, discuss the running back market, and even touch on the state of Formula One (12:06). Plus, another Alliance Parlay (48:20) and a heavy edition of Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle (53:21)! Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/12/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 59 seconds
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Free Agent QB Rankings and the Karl-Anthony Towns Injury Impact. Plus, Jamal Mashburn.

Russillo starts the show with a reveal of his top five free agent QB rankings, then shares his thoughts on the Karl-Anthony Towns injury (0:45). Then he’s joined by Jamal Mashburn to discuss players in the media, how it felt going against Jordan, and what was special about playing in Miami (25:47). Plus, Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle! How big of a problem is it when the in-laws show up unannounced (63:27)? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jamal Mashburn Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/7/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 31 seconds
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Post NFL Combine Top 10 Mock Draft with Todd McShay, NBA Tales from the Couch, Plus Live Advice on YouTube!

Russillo starts the show with his thoughts on Clippers-Bucks and Thunder-Lakers (0:41). Then, he’s joined by Todd McShay to go over his top 10 mock draft following the NFL combine, and answer five burning questions before the draft (19:27). Plus, Live Advice with Ceruti and Kyle! Is a husband that wants to be mean to his wife on his birthday a red flag (69:14)? Check us out on Youtube for exclusive clips, live streams, and more at https://www.youtube.com/@RyenRussilloPodcast The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/5/20241 hour, 45 minutes, 35 seconds
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Wemby DPOY, LeBron’s Contract, Trae Trades, and Ranking the 2021 NBA Draft Class. Plus, Andre Iguodala.

Russillo opens by discussing the Lakers-Clippers thriller, what LeBron’s next contract should look like, and whether Victor Wembanyama can win Defensive Player of the Year (0:42). Then he is joined by former NBA All-Star Andre Iguodala to talk Allen Iverson, Steph Curry, the Warriors, and the young talent in the NBA (32:04). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (58:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Andre Iguodala Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/29/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 25 seconds
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LeBron’s 180 on Bronny. Plus, NFL Combine Rumors and the Future for Fields, Higgins, Wilson, and Cousins With Albert Breer.

Russillo kicks off the show with a reaction to LeBron James’s tweet about the mock draft and their placement of Bronny James (0:38). Then he is joined by Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, who is live from the NFL draft combine. They discuss the market, what the NFL combine will look like if the top 10 picks do not attend, the new salary cap number, and more (13:05). The guys close it out with their FanDuel alliance picks (54:28) and some listener-submitted Life Advice questions, (60:10). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Albert Breer Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Brian H. Waters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/27/20241 hour, 30 minutes, 10 seconds
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Friday Feedback!

Russillo is joined by Ceruti and Kyle to answer your mailbag questions in the latest edition of Friday Feedback! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/23/202454 minutes, 3 seconds
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Russillo on the Road: New Zealand Travelogue

Russillo gives a day-by-day account of his solo trip to New Zealand. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/21/20241 hour, 57 minutes, 22 seconds
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College Recruiting Stories With Rob Gronkowski, Austin Ekeler, Julian Edelman, Ryan Fitzpatrick, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and Mark Schlereth

Russillo talks with Rob Gronkowski (0:26), Austin Ekeler (5:13), Julian Edelman (12:34), Ryan Fitzpatrick (18:25), T.J. Houshmandzadeh (21:59), and Mark Schlereth (27:15) about their best college recruiting stories. Then, Ryen is joined by Ceruti and Kyle to answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (31:13). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Rob Gronkowski, Austin Ekeler, Julian Edelman, Ryan Fitzpatrick, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and Mark Schlereth Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/19/202458 minutes, 45 seconds
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Denny Hamlin on Teaming Up with Michael Jordan and the Daytona 500, Plus Life Advice

Russillo is joined by Denny Hamlin, NASCAR driver/owner and one of the stars of the new Netflix series “Full Speed”, to discuss teaming up with Michael Jordan, his reputation with racing fans, and the Daytona 500 this weekend (00:39). Plus, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted life advice (29:42). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Denny Hamlin Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/16/202456 minutes, 51 seconds
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Tales From the Couch: Timberwolves, Clippers, Suns, Thunder, and Magic, Plus Jon Krawczynski on Minnesota's Ceiling and Best Ant Stories

As the NBA season heads into All-Star break, Ryen has his eye on the top teams in the West in Tales From the Couch (00:40). Jon Krawczynski, who covers the Minnesota Timberwolves for The Athletic, joins him to discuss how the Wolves have made a major leap this season, Anthony Edward’s leadership, and Rudy Gobert finally fitting in with the team (28:02). Plus, Life Advice! One guy was chastised for not tipping properly (56:06). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jon Krawczynski Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/14/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 15 seconds
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Chiefs Are Champs Again, San Fran’s Mahomes Problem, and the OT Decision Debate With Todd McShay

Ryen opens the show by recapping another Chiefs Super Bowl victory and what moment cost the 49ers the Super Bowl. Who actually plays the position better, Pat Mahomes or Tom Brady (00:34)? Todd McShay joins the pod and discusses how Mahomes has adjusted to not playing hero ball (16:19). Plus, Life Advice! A guy is upset by who his girlfriend's celebrity crush is, and Kyle has a Valentine’s Day Life Advice question (1:02:06). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/12/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 47 seconds
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Official Super Bowl LVIII Pick, Troy Aikman on Dealing With Extra Prep Time, and Life Advice

Russillo starts the show by revealing his pick for Super Bowl LVIII (0:44). Then, he’s joined by Troy Aikman to discuss the differences that playing in a Super Bowl presents, weigh in on both quarterbacks, and share how his teams dealt with extra prep time (13:17). Plus, Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle! How to handle Valentine's Day when traveling solo (38:05). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Troy Aikman Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/9/20241 hour, 15 minutes
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Are the Clippers Going to Win the West? Plus, Super Bowl Prop Bets and Senior Bowl Standouts With Todd McShay.

Russillo starts the show by explaining why he’s high on the Clippers come playoff time (0:33). Then, he’s joined by Todd McShay to break down the Super Bowl, share some of his best prop bets, and reveal his favorite players from the Senior Bowl (23:10). Plus, Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle! How can the man who bought a boat without telling his wife reveal his purchase (60:07)? The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/5/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 9 seconds
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Knicks Ceiling, LeBron Trade Rumors, and NBA Ref Drama, Plus Domonique Foxworth

Russillo starts the show with his thoughts on the Knicks winning streak, a LeBron trade, and officiating in the NBA (0:43). Then, he’s joined by Domonique Foxworth to explain what makes Patrick Mahomes special, debate Josh Allen vs. Lamar Jackson, discuss why the coaching cycle ended without Bill Belichick getting a job, and share his lean for the Super Bowl (27:47). Plus, Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle! Is it okay to send a coworker flowers on Valentine’s Day (67:39)? The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Domonique Foxworth Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/2/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 44 seconds
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Embiid’s Injury and the 65-Game MVP Threshold, Plus Chandler Parsons on the West Favorite, Doc’s Impact, and More

Ryen opens up the pod with the discussion around Joel Embiid and the 65-game threshold that players must meet in order to receive awards. Did Joel feel forced to play against the Warriors on Tuesday night, when he suffered another injury, after missing the Saturday prime-time game against Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets (00:37)? Former NBA player Chandler Parsons joined Ryen to discuss being in the media now as a former player, where the Clippers stand in the West, and how good Jalen Brunson has been for the Knicks (16:39). Plus, Life Advice! One guy went too hard at a company ice skating outing (45:56). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chandler Parsons Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/31/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 17 seconds
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More Lamar Playoff Struggles, Dan Campbell's Decision-Making, and a Chiefs-49ers Super Bowl With Todd McShay

Russillo starts the show with his thoughts on both conference championship games and discusses legacies (0:29). Then, he’s joined by Todd McShay to dive deep into the games, discuss what went wrong for the Ravens and Lions, and do an early Super Bowl preview (17:06). Plus, Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle! Is it okay to be your friend's sperm donor (57:52)? The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/29/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 20 seconds
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Conference Title Picks, Harbaugh to the Chargers, and Belichick Finished With Daniel Jeremiah, Plus Oregon Head Coach Dan Lanning

Russillo is joined by NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah to break down both championship games, react to Jim Harbaugh agreeing to coach the Chargers, and share his thoughts on Bill Belichick’s future (0:33). Next, he welcomes Oregon head coach Dan Lanning to learn more about Bo Nix, discuss Oregon’s move to the Big Ten, and explain his decision not to pursue the Alabama job (32:48). Plus, Life Advice with Ceruti and Kyle! How should the person who hugged their boss the first time they met proceed (54:00)? The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Daniel Jeremiah and Dan Lanning Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/26/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 22 seconds
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Bucks Hire Doc Rivers and NBA Trade Rumors With Chris Mannix. Plus, Magic Guard Jalen Suggs!

The Milwaukee Bucks have fired head coach Adrian Griffin and replaced him with Doc Rivers. Why was Griffin replaced even though he had the second-best record in the NBA in his first season at head coach (00:49)? Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated and DAZN joins Ryen to discuss some of the hottest names on the NBA trade market. Where could Dejounte Murray or Malcolm Brogdon end up (18:38)? Plus, Magic guard Jalen Suggs jumps on the pod and explains how he worked on defense and changed his role to help the on-the-rise franchise, which is filled with young talent (40:49). Plus, Life Advice! One guy has questions about purchasing a vehicle (1:03:34). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chris Mannix and Jalen Suggs Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/24/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 2 seconds
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Are Josh Allen and the Bills Failures? Plus San Fran’s Problems, Goff’s Heater, and Lamar Vs. Mahomes With Todd McShay

Russillo starts the show by digging into what makes a winner and a loser in the NFL (0:27). Then, he’s joined by Todd McShay to preview both conference championship games and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of all four teams (13:53). Plus, Life Advice! Is my girlfriend's obsession with Taylor Swift a problem (58:51)? The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/22/20241 hour, 30 minutes, 47 seconds
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NFL Divisional-Round Picks With Mark Schlereth. Plus, Why the Pacers Had to Make the Siakam Trade.

Russillo starts the show by sharing his thoughts on the Pacers' trade for Pascal Siakam (0:38). Then, he’s joined by Super Bowl champion and Fox Sports analyst Mark Schlereth to break down all four divisional-round games and get Mark’s picks along the way (18:31). Plus, Life Advice! An update from vending machine guy (47:13)! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mark Schlereth Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/19/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Real NBA Contender List and Write-Off Teams. Plus, Booger McFarland on the Dangerous Chiefs, Tomlin’s Future, and Caleb Concerns.

At roughly the halfway point of the NBA season, Russillo opens with the list of teams who could win the title and explains why other teams didn't make the cut (00:36). Next, he chats with ESPN’s Booger McFarland about how dangerous the Chiefs really are, why Mike Tomlin and the Steelers need to make a drastic move, why he’s worried about Caleb Williams, and who he likes in the divisional round this weekend (27:00). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:07). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Booger McFarland Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/17/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 59 seconds
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Eagles and Cowboys Disasters and a Stroud Vs. Luck Rookie Debate. Plus, Jazz Head Coach Will Hardy.

Russillo opens by recapping super wild-card weekend and his biggest winners and losers (0:37). Then he is joined by the Utah Jazz’s head coach, Will Hardy, to talk about the Jazz’s current surge, managing rotations, and his journey to becoming a head coach (26:04). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (64:14). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Will Hardy Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/16/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 42 seconds
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NBA Blowout Theories, NFL Wild-Card Picks With Sheil Kapadia and the Belichick-Mayo Succession With Tom Curran

Russillo starts the show by digging into why the NBA has so many blowouts right now (0:37). Then, he’s joined by The Ringer’s Sheil Kapadia to break down all six wild-card matchups (20:46) before welcoming in NBC Sports Boston’s Tom Curran to discuss the Patriots' decision to move on from Bill Belichick, hiring Jerod Mayo, and what happens next in New England (46:19). Plus, Life Advice! Is it OK to only want to date younger women (63:13)? The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Sheil Kapadia and Tom Curran Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/12/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 52 seconds
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Nick Saban’s Legacy and Who Will Replace Him at Alabama With Bruce Feldman

Nick Saban officially retired from coaching on Wednesday with arguably the best résumé of any college coach. Ryen is joined by Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic to discuss what went into Saban’s decision, his legacy, and who will be given the task to follow in his footsteps at the University of Alabama. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bruce Feldman Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/11/202441 minutes, 50 seconds
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Michigan Is the Champion, Harbaugh’s Best NFL Fit, and a Top 10 NFL Mock Draft With Todd McShay

Todd McShay joins Ryen to discuss Michigan’s impressive victory over Michael Penix Jr. and the Washington Huskies (00:55). How did the Wolverines defense stifle the explosive Huskies offense? What’s Jim Harbaugh’s future? Will he stay at Michigan or head for the NFL again? Todd also gives his 2024 top 10 mock draft (49:48). Plus, Life Advice! One guy has a friend who’s getting engaged after four months (55:04). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/9/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 41 seconds
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Writing Off NFL Playoff Teams Before It Starts With Damien Woody, Plus Danny Kanell Revisits Old Tweets

Russillo opens by recapping the final week of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers (0:32). Then he is joined by ESPN’s Damien Woody to discuss Antonio Pierce, Josh Allen against pressure, and Bill Belichick’s future (20:00). Then, SiriusXM’s Danny Kanell returns to give his pick for the CFP final, discuss whether Jim Harbaugh will leave Michigan, and look through his tweet history (47:25). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (93:55). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Damien Woody and Danny Kanell Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/8/20242 hours, 9 minutes, 29 seconds
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Giannis Vs. Wemby, the Ravens' Biggest Threat With Willie Colon, Plus Michigan-Washington Picks With Stanford Steve

Russillo starts the show by using last night’s game to compare Victor Wembanyama and Giannis Antetokounmpo (1:00). Then, he’s joined by Willie Colon to discuss the best O-lines, threats in the AFC, and which low-seeded team he thinks can make some noise in the postseason (16:00) before welcoming in Stanford Steve to preview Monday’s national championship game (42:00). Plus, Life Advice! Is a guy screwing up the opening stages of every relationship (71:00)? The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Stanford Steve and Willie Colon Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/5/20241 hour, 46 minutes
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The Thunder’s Ceiling This Season, Plus Reassessing Which QBs Will Be Replaced This Offseason With Mike Sando

Ryen opens the pod with how good the Oklahoma City Thunder have been this season, after a victory over the Celtics on Tuesday night. What does the future hold for the young, star-studded franchise (00:41)? Mike Sando of The Athletic joins to detail the Russell Wilson-Sean Payton debacle in Denver, and which teams will be drafting QBs this offseason (22:15). Plus, Life Advice! The guys revisit the extortion story from yesterday, and one guy wants to sell some expensive shoes he was gifted (57:43) The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/3/20241 hour, 36 minutes, 42 seconds
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Recapping Michigan-Alabama and Washington-Texas With Todd McShay

#1 Michigan Wolverines will face #2 Washington Huskies after two tightly contested matchups in the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl. Ryen and Todd McShay break down all the action from yesterday. Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines just keep winning, despite their tumultuous season (00:36). Michael Penix Jr. continues to shine for the Huskies (24:55). Did Bowl season take a massive hit this year? Plus, Life Advice! What’s the proper outdoor gym etiquette (51:16)? The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/2/20241 hour, 27 minutes
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College Football Playoff Picks With Matt Leinart, and Life Advice

Russillo is joined by 2004 Heisman-winning QB Matt Leinart to break down both College Football Playoff matchups, share his thoughts on all four QBs, and detail his time playing in national championship games (1:00). Next, Russillo finalizes his picks for the playoff (35:00), before welcoming in Ceruti and Kyle to answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (40:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Matt Leinart Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/29/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ravens Statement Win, the MVP Convo, and Not Burying the 49ers. Plus, Durant and the Lethargic Suns.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Ravens’ dominant win over the 49ers, Brock Purdy’s four-turnover night, the tenacious Baltimore defense, and a clearer MVP picture (0:33) before reacting to Luka Doncic’s 50-point performance in the Mavericks’ win over the Suns and discussing what went wrong in the Lakers' loss at home vs. the Celtics (11:58). Ryen closes the show with Life Advice (30:33). Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/26/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 50 seconds
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Friday Feedback!

Russillo is joined by Ceruti and Kyle to answer your mailbag questions in this holiday edition of Friday Feedback! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/22/202359 minutes, 40 seconds
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Annual NFL QB and NBA Star Comps, Plus Kevin Clark and the Rapper Bas

Ryen opens the pod with the annual NFL QB and NBA star comparison. Find out which QB is the Jokic of the NFL and who Aaron Rodgers’s NBA counterpart is (00:40). Our old friend Kevin Clark stops by to discuss the dysfunction in Philadelphia and have an Orlando Magic discussion with Ceruti (16:09). The rapper Bas sits down with Ryen for close to an hour and talks about his much-anticipated studio album 'We Only Talk About Real Shit When We’re Fucked Up,' J. Cole, and coming up in New York (57:44). Plus, Life Advice! One guy is upset with his friend for inviting his ex-girlfriend to a New Year's Eve party (01:48:46). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bas and Kevin Clark Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/20/20232 hours, 20 minutes, 56 seconds
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Are the Bills Back? Plus, Todd McShay Talks Lamar Jackson’s Value and Life Advice.

Russillo opens by recapping Week 15 of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers (0:41). Then, ESPN’s Todd McShay returns to talk the Bills’ defensive depth, Lamar Jackson, what makes a good GM and his relationship with Sean Stellato (22:27). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (79:29). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/18/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 35 seconds
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Clippers Gelling, Stopping Luka, and Giannis’s Dominance. Plus: Trent Dilfer on the Challenges of Coaching at a Smaller School, and Ohtani’s Contract and Yamamoto Rumors With Jeff Passan.

Russillo opens the show by revealing his takeaways from Thursday’s NBA action (1:00). Then, he’s joined by UAB head coach Trent Dilfer to discuss the challenges of recruiting, competing with bigger programs, and how the Patriots move past this season (23:00). Next, Ryen welcomes in Jeff Passan to make sense of Ohtani’s deal, discuss the Dodgers' acquisition of Tyler Glasnow, and share the latest on Yoshinobu Yamamoto (62:00). Finally, Kyle joins the show to answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (91:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Trent Dilfer and Jeff Passan Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/15/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 41 seconds
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Draymond At It Again and Buying Mavs Hype? Plus Ryan Fitzpatrick on the Josh Allen Criticism and Smart Guy Questions.

Ryen is back with some Hump Day Hoops. Luka lit it up again against the Lakers last night, and the Mavs may have found another reliable option off the bench. Has the Warriors' championship window closed following another loss and Draymond ejection? (00:35) Former Harvard great and current 'Thursday Night Football' on Amazon analyst Ryan Fitzpatrick stops by and discusses Tommy DeVito’s cool story, Josh Allen’s career progress, and going from player to analyst. (28:53) Plus, Life Advice! One guy is frightened by what happened at a work holiday party and is concerned his job status is up in the air. (57:31) The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Ryan Fitzpatrick Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/13/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 59 seconds
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Chiefs and Eagles: How Bad Is It? Dak and the Cowboys Different This Time? Plus, Jayden Daniels's NFL Future With Todd McShay.

Russillo opens by recapping Week 14 of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers (0:42). Then, ESPN’s Todd McShay returns to talk Dak Prescott and the Cowboys, the Chiefs’ struggles, and Jayden Daniels (24:28). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (66:06). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 49 seconds
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Haliburton’s Rise, LeBron’s Buy-In, the Pelicans' Zion Problem, and NBA Trade Market Restrictions With Brian Windhorst

Russillo opens the show by revealing his takeaways from the in-season tournament so far (1:00). Then, he’s joined by Brian Windhorst to discuss LeBron’s mindset, explain how complicated trades in the NBA can be, share what the Pelicans can do with Zion, and examine the Warriors' issues. (23:00). Finally, Ceruti and Kyle join the show to answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (70:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Brian Windhorst Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/8/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 39 seconds
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CFB Playoff Venting Session With Danny Kanell, Previewing the Matchups With Todd McShay, Plus San Fran Rolls Philly

Russillo opens by recapping Week 13 of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers and his thoughts on the College Football Playoff (0:38). Then he is joined by SiriusXM’s Danny Kanell and ESPN’s Todd McShay to break down Florida State not being selected for the CFP, the committee’s decision, and how expansion could help (15:04). Then Todd and Ryen continue their conversation on the CFP, Michigan-Alabama, and Jordan Love (37:41). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (63:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Todd McShay and Danny Kanell Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/4/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 34 seconds
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CFB Conference Title Game Confidence Rankings, NFL Playoff Resumés, and Willie Colon on Niners-Eagles

Russillo opens the show with his confidence rankings for this weekend’s conference championship games and discusses how a committee would handle the NFL teams (1:00). Then, he’s joined by Super Bowl champion Willie Colon to break down Dak Prescott’s play, share his pick for 49ers-Eagles, and tell stories from his playing days (16:00). Finally, Kyle joins the show to make this week’s Alliance Parlay (49:00) before closing the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (58:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Willie Colon Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/1/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 47 seconds
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Warriors Meltdown and Two Players to Worry About, Plus a '90s Music Nostalgia Session With Rob Harvilla

It’s Wednesday, which means Ryen’s got Hump Day Hoops! Could the Warriors' run finally be coming to a close (00:43)? What’s going on with Zion? The numbers are still good, but is he even the best player on his team? Plus, The Ringer’s own Rob Harvilla authored the book '60 Songs That Explain the '90s' and jumped on the pod to relive some '90s nostalgia (34:33). Plus, is one guy getting scammed into a trip to Hawaii on Life Advice (1:13:55)? The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Rob Harvilla Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/29/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 19 seconds
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Best Vs. Most Deserving CFB Playoff Debate, Beware Firing Your Coach, Plus Hurts Vs. Allen With Todd McShay

Russillo opens by recapping Week 12 of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers (0:36). Then, he breaks down his top 12 in CFB and the cautions of hiring college football head coaches (17:09). He is then joined by Todd McShay to talk about Ohio State–Michigan, the CFP conundrum and Jalen Hurts (33:39). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (79:03). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/27/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 16 seconds
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Friday Feedback! Plus the Alliance CFB Picks

Russillo is joined by Ceruti and Kyle to answer all of your Friday Feedback questions (1:00) and try to get back in the win column with the Alliance Parlay (31:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/24/202357 minutes, 32 seconds
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Chris Long on Eagles-Chiefs and the Best Pass Rushers. Plus, a Wild Pacers-Hawks Game and Magic Minute!

Ryen starts the pod with some Hump Day Hoops and a recap of the Cavaliers' overtime win vs. the Sixers. Plus, Ceruti and the Magic Minute (39:08). Does the NBA have a problem with the way the game is officiated? Two-time Super Bowl champ and host of the 'Green Light Podcast' Chris Long joined and discussed the Chiefs-Eagles rematch and whether the Chiefs have real offensive issues going forward (31:15). In today’s Life Advice, one guy takes issue with the cleanliness of his girlfriend, with whom he’s about to have a child (01:15:56). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chris Long Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/22/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 6 seconds
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Elite NFL Team Slumps, New Russ Still Isn’t Old Russ, and CFB Playoff Scenarios With Danny Kanell

Russillo opens by recapping Week 11 of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers (0:43). Then, he breaks down his top 12 in CFB (18:44). Next, he is joined by SiriusXM’s Danny Kanell to discuss Jordan Travis’s injury, J.J. McCarthy, and College Football Playoff scenarios (25:06). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (61:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/20/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sorting Through the Five Teams That Can Win the Super Bowl. Plus Best Young NBA Talent With Chris Mannix.

Russillo opens the show by making the case for the five teams he thinks are capable of winning the Super Bowl and discussing each team's fatal flaw (1:00). Then, he’s joined by Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Mannix to discuss the Timberwolves and Anthony Edwards taking the next step this year, select the top young players in the league, and predict players' trade value (16:00). Finally, Kyle joins the show to make this week’s Alliance Parlay (54:00) before closing the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (58:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chris Mannix Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/17/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 52 seconds
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Live From Las Vegas With Todd McShay: Top Five Personal NFL and NBA Draft Misses, Plus Life Advice

Russillo was live from Las Vegas with Todd McShay! They talk about their humble beginnings when they first met early in their careers and the criticism of Caleb Williams as the next “can’t miss” draft prospect. Plus, Todd gives his top five NFL draft misses, and Russillo gives his top five NBA draft misses (22:28). Finally, Kyle and Ceruti join for Live Advice (36:25). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Isaiah Blakely, Kyle Crichton, Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/16/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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Watson Hope, Stroud MVP Talk, 49ers Scary Again, and Trevor Lawrence Questions With Willie Colon

Russillo opens by recapping Week 10 of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers (1:07). Then, he breaks down his top 12 in CFB (16:11). He is then joined by SNY’s Willie Colon to discuss Antonio Pierce, Josh Dobbs, 49ers defense, and Aaron Rodgers’s return (19:46). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:55). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Willie Colon Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/13/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ranking NFL QBs Most Likely to Be Replaced Next Season, Plus a Chris Paul–Warriors Check-In With Logan Murdock

Russillo opens the show with his quarterback replacement rankings (1:00). Then, he’s joined by The Ringer’s Logan Murdock to discuss how Chris Paul is jelling with the Warriors and the chaos that is Draymond Green (19:00). Finally, Ceruti and Kyle join to make this week’s Alliance Parlay (41:00) before closing the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (45:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Logan Murdock Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 57 seconds
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Surprising NBA Numbers, Plus a Super Bowl Team Confidence Draft With Sheil Kapadia

Ryen opens the show with how the Clippers looked with newly acquired James Harden and what their fatal flaw was in their debut against the Knicks Monday night (00:59). Ceruti then chimes in and gives some numbers that have stood out so far in the NBA season (10:46). Ryen revisits NFL player trade value with Sheil Kapadia, and they do a Super Bowl team confidence draft (39:03). Plus, Life Advice! One guy lost his expensive sunglasses from a pretty girl and needs them back (01:14:52). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Sheil Kapadia Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/8/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 38 seconds
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C.J. Stroud’s Rise, the Dolphins “Fraud” Discussion, and Some SEC Vs. Pac-12 Matchup Debates With Todd McShay

Russillo opens by recapping Week 9 of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers (1:08). Then, he breaks down his top 12 in CFB (18:31). He is then joined by Todd McShay to talk about C.J. Stroud’s rookie campaign, Tua’s struggles, and Jayden Daniels’s draft stock rise (23:50). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (73:13). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/6/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 38 seconds
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The First Monster Wemby Game, Plus Danny Kanell’s Issue With the Initial CFB Playoff Rankings

Russillo opens the show by recapping Victor Wembanyama’s big game and explaining why San Antonio was the perfect landing spot for him (1:00). Then, he’s joined by Danny Kanell to chat about the first College Football Playoff rankings, discuss the conference hierarchy, and preview this weekend’s games (14:00). Finally, Ceruti and Kyle join to make this week’s Alliance Parlay (53:00) before closing the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Danny Kanell Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/3/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 30 seconds
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Harden Gets His Way Again, Clippers Fan Marcellus Wiley Weighs In, and Damien Woody on Some Big NFL Trades

The James Harden–Sixers saga resulted in him getting his way again and being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. Ryen discusses why the league should have less of what Harden just did (01:22). Clippers fan Marcellus Wiley joins Ryen to discuss the trade and how the Chargers are basically on the road every game (26:41). Damien Woody also stops by and gives some insight on the Chase Young and Montez Sweat trades and whether the Cowboys are a legitimate Super Bowl contender (44:34). Plus, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle give life advice to a guy who pissed his pants in front of a girl he likes (1:14:09). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Marcellus Wiley and Damien Woody Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/2/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 4 seconds
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Purdy Struggles, the Real Bengals, and Cousins’s Future With Mike Sando, Plus Love for the Oregon Ducks

Russillo opens by recapping Week 8 of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers (0:45). Then he breaks down his top 12 in CFB (14:52). He is then joined by The Athletic’s Mike Sando to talk about the NFL trade deadline, Kirk Cousins, Brock Purdy, and Bill Belichick (24:48). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (58:33). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/30/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Best Player on Every NFL Team Draft With Todd McShay. Plus, a World Series Preview With Matt Buschmann.

Russillo opens the show with his thoughts on LeBron’s start to his 21st season (1:00). Then, he’s joined by Todd McShay to break down this year’s class of wide receivers and take part in a best player on every NFL team draft (12:00). Next, former Blue Jays bullpen coach Matt Buschmann joins the show to preview the World Series and explain how to attack hitters (67:00). Finally, Ceruti and Kyle join to make this week’s Alliance Parlay (104:00) before closing the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (108:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Todd McShay and Matt Buschmann Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/27/20232 hours, 28 minutes, 40 seconds
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NBA Finals Picks, Richard Jefferson From Manhattan Beach and NFL Trade Deadline Rumors with Dianna Russini

Ryen opens the show by revisiting the NBA’s opening night, discusses if the Lakers and Nuggets actually have a rivalry, and gives his season picks (00:38). Ryen was joined by NBA Champion and ESPN analyst Richard Jefferson at his recent Manhattan beach live show and dives into what happened to the goons in the NBA (22:00). The NFL trade deadline is quickly approaching and Dianna Russini joined the pod to discuss the latest surrounding some big name players including Saquon Barkley and Deshaun Watson (39:36). Plus, Life Advice! The guys reminisce about their high school athletic days (1:02:33). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Richard Jefferson and Dianna Russini Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/25/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 51 seconds
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Eagles-Dolphins Wake-up Call, Bruce Feldman on Caleb’s Struggles and Harbaugh’s Future, Plus Lakers Guard Austin Reaves

Russillo opens by recapping Week 7 of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers (0:41). Then, he breaks down his top 12 in CFB (17:33). He is then joined by The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman to talk Lincoln Riley, James Franklin, and whether Jimbo Fisher is on the hot seat or not (30:31). From the live show at the 900 Club, Lakers guard Austin Reaves talks about his relationship with LeBron, Taylor Swift, and the Lakers' rivalry with the Nuggets (67:42). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (83:48). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bruce Feldman and Austin Reaves Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/23/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 12 seconds
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Friday Feedback! Plus Willie Colon on Dolphins-Eagles and What Makes an Elite Defense.

Russillo is joined by Fox Sports’ Willie Colon to discuss what the Jets’ best move is going forward (1:00), break down what makes an NFL defense elite (12:00), share stories from Willie’s playing days (26:00), and preview Sunday night’s matchup between the Dolphins and Eagles (32:00). Finally, Ceruti and Kyle join to share their picks for this week’s Alliance Parlay (36:00) before closing the show by answering your Friday Feedback questions (42:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Willie Colon Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/20/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 58 seconds
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NBA Would You Rathers and the Worst Home Field Advantage in Sports, Plus Life Advice

Ryen finally took the long trip over to SoFi Stadium to catch the Cowboys-Chargers game this past Monday and walked away realizing the disadvantage the Chargers have playing in Los Angeles (00:38). The NBA season is looming, and Ryen and Ceruti are back with some Would You Rathers (11:22). Is Victor Wembanyama worth an entire franchise? Plus, Life Advice! Should one guy tell his fiancée about his recent financial woes (44:37)? The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/18/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 30 seconds
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Super Bowl Contenders Struggle, Top 10 NFL Prospects, and the Best CFB Win This Season With Todd McShay

Russillo opens by recapping Week 5 of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers (1:24). Then, he breaks down his top 12 in CFB (18:27). He is then joined by Todd McShay to talk about Washington-Oregon, his top 10 prospects, and Jalen Hurts (24:55). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (54:22). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/16/20231 hour, 20 minutes
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Chiefs' Unexpected Secret Weapon and 15 Years of RedZone With Scott Hanson. Plus, the Police Drummer Stewart Copeland.

Russillo starts by breaking down the Chiefs' victory over the Broncos and explains why the Chiefs defense is their secret weapon (1:00). Next, he’s joined by RedZone host Scott Hanson to learn how the show has grown, pick his brain on the best NFL teams, and question him on some late-game scenarios (14:00). Then, the Police drummer Stewart Copeland comes on to share his musical background, stories about meeting Sting, and more from his new book (55:00). Finally, Ceruti and Kyle join to make this week’s Alliance Parlay (91:00) before closing the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (98:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Scott Hanson and Stewart Copeland Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/13/20232 hours, 12 minutes, 29 seconds
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Rob Gronkowski and Pedro Martinez, Plus Takeaways From the NBA GM Survey

Ryen goes full captain 617 today with Beantown legends Rob Gronkowski and Pedro Martinez. But first, he reviews the 2023-24 NBA GM survey, which was just released, and revisits past ones to see how they've held up (01:00). Then, Gronk talks about his time with the Patriots, how he dealt with all the injuries throughout his career, and whether he or Travis Kelce is the best tight end ever (19:44). Pedro Martinez speaks on his legacy in Boston and what it meant to finally break the 86-year curse (38:18). Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle give Life Advice to a guy whom someone tried to pay with marijuana (1:09:26). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Rob Gronkowski and Pedro Martinez Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 42 seconds
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The 49ers' Dominance and Purdy’s Development, Plus Texas Loses but Isn’t Done With Todd McShay

Russillo opens by recapping Week 5 of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers (1:39). Then, he recaps the Texas-Oklahoma matchup, discusses Miami’s loss, and breaks down his top 12 (25:24). He is then joined by Todd McShay to talk about the 49ers' dominance, Fred Warner, and how to build around a rookie quarterback (42:19). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (90:43). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/9/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Hunt for Caleb Williams and Questioning the Draft Process. Plus, Underrated QBs With Willie Colon.

Russillo starts by discussing Justin Fields’s resurgence the past two weeks and how that could affect Caleb Williams (1:00). Next, he’s joined by Super Bowl champion and Fox Sports host Willie Colon to break down QB play throughout the league and discuss the challenges of the New York media (14:00). Finally, Ceruti and Kyle join to make this week’s Alliance Parlay (49:00) before closing the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (53:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Willie Colon Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/6/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 26 seconds
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Rare QB Redemption Stories and Harden's Sabotage Excitement. Plus, Julian Edelman on Belichick and Mac.

Ryen starts the show by acknowledging the redemption stories of Baker Mayfield and Jared Goff and James Harden’s rift with Philly upon his arrival at training camp (01:37). Three-time Super Bowl champ Julian Edelman joins the show to discuss the high-flying Dolphins motion offense, the development of Mac Jones, and what it's like critiquing players in the media as a former player (22:45). We’ve got Life Advice! Ceruti has a mustache look he’s thinking about keeping, and one guy sulks about missing out on having a real college experience (58:42). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Julian Edelman Producers: Cliff Augustin, Steve Ceruti, and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/4/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bills Statement Win, “Unwritten” NFL Stories, Plus Todd McShay on CJ Stroud, Mac Jones, and Surprising Rookies

Russillo opens by recapping Week 4 of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers (0:43). Then, he breaks down his top 12, and the guys recap their trip to Oxford, Mississippi (19:00). He is then joined by Todd McShay to talk about the Bills, CJ Stroud, and why Shadeur Sanders is special (49:22). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (102:04). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Ryen on ‘The Bill Simmons Podcast’: https://open.spotify.com/episode/69Ozy8InYbVnuzKNWrpQrI?si=3871a08352ff4bab Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/2/20232 hours, 12 minutes, 1 second
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Lillard to the Bucks, and Miami Gets It Wrong. Plus, Burrow, Fields, Caleb, and More QB Talk With Jordan Palmer.

Russillo opens with Dame Lillard to the Bucks, where it puts Milwaukee in the East, and why the coverage around the Heat’s pursuit of Dame was completely wrong (00:43). Then, he chats with former NFL quarterback and current quarterbacks coach Jordan Palmer about a bunch of quarterback stuff, including the moment Palmer knew Joe Burrow was special, Justin Fields’s future, how good Caleb Williams will be from day one, and more (13:45). Finally, the guys make their Week 5 CFB Alliance Parlay picks (56:43) before closing it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (01:07:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jordan Palmer Producer: Cliff Augustin Additional Production Supervision: Kyle Chricton & Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/27/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 6 seconds
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Are the Dolphins Terrifying the Rest of the NFL? Plus Top 5 NFL QB Prospects and More With Todd McShay.

Russillo opens by recapping Week 3 of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers (0:36). Then, he breaks down Week 4 of the college football season, his top 12, and the Ohio State–Notre Dame matchup (14:00). He is then joined by Todd McShay to talk about the QB prospects for the 2024 NFL draft, Marvin Harrison Jr., and Oregon-Colorado (29:33). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (69:37). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Get your tickets to the live Russillo show in Oxford, Mississippi, on Friday, Sept. 29, before LSU–Ole Miss! https://wl.seetickets.us/event/The-Ryen-Russillo-Podcast/565925?afflky=LyricOxford Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/25/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 19 seconds
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Would Brock Purdy Work Outside San Fran? Credit to Daniel Jones, Plus Life Advice With Van Lathan.

Russillo starts by sharing his thoughts on both quarterbacks following the 49ers win over the Giants on ‘TNF’ (1:00). Next, he’s joined by The Ringer’s Van Lathan to discuss their favorite college towns and forecast Colorado's future (20:00). Finally, Ceruti and Kyle join to make this week’s Alliance Parlay (13:00) before closing the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Van Lathan Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/22/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 41 seconds
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Big Cat Stops By for Sports City Trades, CFB Predictions, History Takes, and Life Advice

Ryen is joined by Big Cat from Barstool to talk about Roman Empire and World War II history (2:04), Deion Sanders changing the landscape of college football at Colorado (31:00), and sports city trades (42:22). Would Patrick Mahomes be worth an entire NBA franchise? Plus, they give life advice to a guy getting punked at the gym and tell an OnlyFans story (52:17). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Barstool Big Cat Producers: Steve Ceruti and Cliff Augustin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/20/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 49 seconds
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Dolphins the Class of the AFC? Plus CFB Top 12 and What’s Wrong With Alabama With Greg McElroy

Russillo opens by recapping Week 2 of the NFL season and giving his biggest winners and losers (0:59). Then, he breaks down Week 3 of the college football season, his top 12, and Colorado (21:55). He is then joined by ESPN’s Greg McElroy to talk about his rankings on the season, Michael Penix Jr., and the latest on Alabama (35:36). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (67:06). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Get your tickets to the live Russillo show in Oxford, MS before LSU-Ole Miss on Friday, September 29th! https://wl.seetickets.us/event/The-Ryen-Russillo-Podcast/565925?afflky=LyricOxford Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Greg McElroy Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/18/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 23 seconds
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Eagles' Weird 2-0 Start, Deion's NFL Future, Turf Vs. Grass, and More With Albert Breer. Plus, David Shaw on the Death of the Pac-12.

Russillo begins by questioning the Eagles' dominance this season despite their 2-0 start (1:00). Next, he’s joined by Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer to talk about Aaron Rodgers's injury, Tyreek Hill’s improved route tree, and more (11:00). Then, former Stanford coach David Shaw joins the show to share his thoughts on the future of college football conferences and what might come next for his coaching career (47:00). Finally, Ceruti and Kyle join to make this week’s Alliance Parlay (1:15:00) before closing the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Albert Breer and David Shaw Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/15/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 36 seconds
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Empathy for Jets Fans, UNC Coach Mack Brown Talks Drake Maye and Texas, and ‘Battle of Ink and Ice’ Author Darrell Hartman

Ryen starts out the pod discussing how devastating the Aaron Rodgers injury is to the Jets fanbase and shows empathy towards Jets fans before getting into people turning on Josh Allen now (00:44). Then, he’s joined by North Carolina head football coach Mack Brown to discuss potential top pick Drake Maye, Texas's win over Alabama and life in college football with NIL (13:55). Next, he chats with author Darrell Hartman about his book "Battle of Ink and Ice" (39:17). And finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted life advice questions including a wild story involving jungle juice (1:12:02). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Mack Brown and Darrell Hartman Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Cliff Augustin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/14/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 19 seconds
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NFL Week 1 Best Win, Worst Loss, and Tua-Mania. Plus, Texas Is Back Again, and Where Does That Leave Alabama?

Russillo opens by recapping Week 1 of the NFL and giving his biggest winners and losers (1:13). Then, he breaks down Week 2 of the college football season, his top 12, and what Bama’s loss to Texas means (18:20). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (36:22). Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/11/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 48 seconds
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Russillo on the Road: Spain Travelogue

Russillo gives a day-by-day account of his solo summer trip to Spain. Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/8/20232 hours, 35 minutes, 23 seconds
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Lions Win Bigger Than Chiefs Loss, Super Bowl Picks, and NFL Trade Value Rankings With Sheil Kapadia

Russillo opens the show with his takeaways from Lions-Chiefs and shares his Super Bowl picks for the season (1:00). Next, he’s joined by The Ringer’s Sheil Kapadia to talk through his trade value rankings and go through some mock trade scenarios (14:00). Then, Ceruti and Kyle join to make this week’s Alliance Parlay (52:00) before they close the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Sheil Kapadia Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/8/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Deion Effect at Colorado With Joel Klatt, Plus Life Advice

Russillo opens with Colorado’s huge Week 1 win over TCU, Shedeur Sanders’s play at QB, Deion Sanders dealing with the media, and if the Buff can be for real this season (1:00). Next, he chats with FOX CFB Analyst and former Colorado QB Joel Klatt for more about the Buffs' short- and long-term outlook, his initial reaction to Deion taking over as the team’s head coach, and some other Week 1 news in college football, including LSU-FSU (18:00). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted life advice emails (51:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Joel Klatt Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/5/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 22 seconds
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Questioning the NFL’s Dominance, Daniel Jeremiah on NFL Week 1 and Caleb Williams, and Skateboarding Legend Tony Hawk

Russillo kicks off the show with a look at the NFL’s dominance after its future was questioned not too long ago (1:00). Then, he’s joined by NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah to preview the start of the season (17:00) and discuss the biggest college prospects (40:00). Next, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk comes on to share stories from his early life (50:00) and give a glimpse into how 'Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater' got made (66:00). Last, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (84:00). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Daniel Jeremiah and Tony Hawk Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/31/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 18 seconds
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The NFL’s Backup Quarterback Carousel, Plus the Long-Term College Football Realignment Problems With Chris Vannini

Russillo kicks off the show with the annual look at the quarterback depth charts before cutdown day (0:42). Then he is joined by The Athletic’s Chris Vannini, who discusses the long-term effects of college football conference realignment (13:28). Last, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (47:23). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chris Vannini Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Brian H. Waters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/29/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 3 seconds
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CFB Playoff Picks With Danny Kanell, Plus Life Advice

Russillo is joined by Sirius XM’s Danny Kanell to discuss his potential College Football Playoff, Georgia reign, Wisconsin, and Caleb Williams (0:35). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (63:11). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/24/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 23 seconds
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Friday Feedback!

It's finally here: The inaugural Friday Feedback episode! Ryen answers emails from listeners for an entire hour. Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/18/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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Life Advice Special With Van Lathan

It's all Life Advice! Van Lathan joins Ryen, Kyle, and Ceruti to answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Van Lathan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/15/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 1 second
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Killers of the Flower Moon' With Author David Grann, Plus Life Advice

Russillo is joined by author David Grann to discuss his book 'Killers of the Flower Moon,' the upcoming Martin Scorsese film adaptation, and more (0:31). Then, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (31:25). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: David Grann Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/10/202359 minutes, 13 seconds
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Life in the G League With Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Plus Life Advice

Russillo is joined by the president of the NBA G League, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, to talk about the growth of the league, young players who choose the league over college, and what separates the guys who make it to the NBA. Plus, they chat about his unique NBA career (0:30). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (26:03). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Shareef Abdur-Rahim Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/8/202352 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ndamukong Suh on His Dominance at Nebraska, Title Chasing, and the Best QB He Played Against, Plus Life Advice

Russillo is joined by Super Bowl champion Ndamukong Suh to discuss what NFL training camp is like for a veteran, his most recent journey to the Super Bowl with the Eagles, his college career at Nebraska, the toughest QBs he has faced, and more (0:29). Then, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (32:48). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Ndamukong Suh Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/3/202358 minutes, 6 seconds
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Annual NFL QB Tiers With Mike Sando

Russillo is joined by Mike Sando of The Athletic to discuss his annual QB tiers in which 50 league insiders vote to rank all 30 veteran starting QBs (0:20). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:47). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/1/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 28 seconds
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Historical and Future Perspective on Jaylen Brown’s Supermax, Plus Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady

Russillo shares his thoughts on Jaylen Brown's massive supermax contract and why it actually makes sense (0:35) before talking with seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady about comparing basketball eras, James Harden's trade request, stories from Tracy's career, and more (11:34). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (37:43). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Tracy McGrady Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/27/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 22 seconds
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NFL Top 5 at Every Position With Sheil Kapadia

Russillo is joined by The Ringer's Sheil Kapadia to rank their top five NFL players at every position on offense (0:31) and defense (28:29). Then, Ryen answers some listener submitted Life-Advice questions (54:27). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Sheil Kapadia Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/25/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 47 seconds
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A Lesson on NBA Trade Demands, an NFL Betting Primer With Chad Millman, Plus SlamBall Creator Mason Gordon

Russillo shares his thoughts on the NBA trade requests of James Harden and Damian Lillard, as well as their respective teams' responses (0:44). Then Ryen is joined by Chad Millman, chief content officer of Action Network, to discuss sports gambling's entrance into mainstream media, finding value in futures bets, predicting the NFC, the state of magazines, ESPN layoffs, and more (14:22). Then Ryen talks with SlamBall cofounder Mason Gordon about the inception of SlamBall in the early 2000s, developing it on the fly, having it televised on SpikeTV, the league's return this year after a long hiatus, and more (56:33). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:15:52). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chad Millman and Mason Gordon Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/20/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 10 seconds
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Is There One Good Argument for Paying Running Backs? Dianna Russini Stops By, Plus Tennis and Heckling With Mardy Fish

Russillo weighs in on the conversation about devalued NFL running backs (0:34) before talking with ESPN's Dianna Russini about DeAndre Hopkins's trade to the Titans, what to make of the AFC East, Dalvin Cook's next team, which QBs are in a make-or-break year this season, and more (17:04). Next, Ryen is joined by renowned former tennis pro Mardy Fish to discuss last weekend's American Century Championship, Steph Curry's hole-in-one and Mardy's heckler that may have cost him the win, Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz, and MMA training (46:20). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:27:38). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Dianna Russini and Mardy Fish Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/18/20232 hours, 1 minute
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Revisiting 30 Years of NBA Ring Chasing, Plus LeBron Is Back! (Kidding) With Mike Trudell

Russillo opens by going through most of the big NBA ring chaser moves of the last 30 years and how Dame Lillard to Miami might stack up (0:37). Then he chats with Lakers reporter Mike Trudell and jokes about LeBron announcing he’s returning next season, discusses whether Anthony Davis found the best version of himself last year, and tells a great story about Austin Reaves (19:40). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted life advice questions (51:57). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Trudell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/13/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 43 seconds
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Why Harden and Philly Is Still a Possibility and More NBA Offseason Story Lines With Chris Mannix. Plus Extended Life Advice.

Russillo is joined by SI's Chris Mannix to talk NBA offseason, including why the market for Dame Lillard is currently weaker than expected, James Harden's future, why Boston hasn't gotten the Jaylen Brown extension done yet, what the Kings are up to, Scoot Henderson's summer league, and more (0:19). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (25:37). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chris Mannix Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/11/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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Young NBA Players: Who Doesn’t Have Next? Plus, NFL Summer Story Lines and Going Abroad With Kevin Clark.

Russillo shares his thoughts on notable second- and third-year NBA players by placing them into four categories based on their standing in the league (0:32). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer's Kevin Clark to discuss offseason NFL story lines, including Aaron Rodgers anticipation vs. Sean Payton anticipation, Stefon Diggs, rookie QBs, NFL players' gambling, and more (17:23). Then, they go abroad for a Formula One check-in (57:02). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:08:56). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/6/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 36 seconds
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Happy Fourth of July! With Alex Caruso.

Happy Fourth of July! Russillo is joined by Bulls guard Alex Caruso to talk about the Bulls' playoff series vs. the Heat, Lonzo Ball, Alex's NBA journey, his relationship with LeBron James, getting angry on the court, and more (0:24). Then, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (31:39). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Alex Caruso Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/4/202355 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ohtani Joins LeBron and Tiger in Living Up to the Hype With Jeff Passan

Russillo shares his thoughts on Shohei Ohtani and where he ranks among all-type hype athletes including LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and Connor McDavid (0:40). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN's Jeff Passan to discuss Ohtani's unprecedented career, the Ohtani narrative in 2018 vs. 2023, whether he will remain with the Angels in the future, and more (13:20). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (51:01). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jeff Passan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/29/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 31 seconds
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Airing Out the Jokic and CP3 Laundry, Jay-Z vs Nas, and Life Advice With Van Lathan

Russillo shares his thoughts on a John Collins trade finally coming to fruition (0:39) before he is joined by The Ringer's Van Lathan to discuss Van's past comments on Nikola Jokic and where he stands now, Chris Paul's trade to the Warriors, a hip-hop rabbit hole, and more (12:39). Then, Van and Ryen answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:51). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Van Lathan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/27/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 55 seconds
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NBA Draft Recap! Miller Over Scoot and Best/Worst Picks With Sam Vecenie, Plus Chris Paul to the Warriors

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Trailblazers landing Scoot Henderson with the third overall pick, teams drafting for need, Chris Paul being traded to the Warriors, and ESPN's draft coverage (0:35). Then Ryen is joined by The Athletic's Sam Vecenie to discuss Brandon Miller being drafted second overall to the Hornets over Scoot, the Thompson twins going fourth and fifth overall, and Cam Whitmore's drastic slide to 20th, as well as their least favorite picks, first round sleepers, and more (18:01). Finally, Ryen recaps the NYC live show before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:48). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Sam Vecenie Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/23/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 42 seconds
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Live From NYC, Chris Paul Talks About Being Traded to Wizards, and Life Advice

Russillo opens his live show at Gramercy Theatre in New York City with a brief story about attending a Red Sox-Yankees game (0:38). Then, Ryen is joined by NBA All-Star point guard Chris Paul to discuss being traded to the Wizards, his favorite career moments, and his book, Sixty-One: Life Lessons from Papa, On and Off the Court (6:15). Finally, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle answer some listener-submitted and live Life Advice questions (42:39). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chris Paul Producers: Steve Ceruti, Kyle Crichton, and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/21/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 56 seconds
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Woj on Beal, Lillard, Harden, Zion, and Who Will Go Second in the NBA Draft. Plus, Ryen Gets Into Yoga.

Russillo is joined by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski to discuss the futures of big NBA names like Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, James Harden, Zion Williamson, Chris Paul, and Kyrie Irving (0:30), as well as the upcoming NBA draft, the craziness of draft day, and more (25:07). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (53:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Adrian Wojnarowski Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/15/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 32 seconds
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Nuggets Are NBA Champs and the Future of the Jokic-Murray Combo With Austin Rivers, Plus Kyle’s Wedding Recap

The Nuggets are NBA champs and Russillo opens with his Tales From the Couch for Game 5 and puts some of what Nikola Jokic did into historical perspective (0:36). Then, he chats with NBA guard and Ringer podcast host Austin Rivers about what it was like to play with Jokic, why he thinks Jamal Murray is a top guard in the West, and what the future holds for this Nuggets core (25:18). Finally, the guys close it out with a recap of Kyle’s wedding and some listener-submitted Life Advice (57:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Austin Rivers Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout ringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/13/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jokic’s Historic Game 3 and Chris Paul’s Future, Plus a Wembanyama Rant and More NBA Draft Talk With Kevin O’Connor

Russillo shares his Tales From the Couch after Game 3 of the NBA Finals (0:35), then he breaks down the news of Chris Paul potentially being waived by the Suns and what this does for the team's future (19:07). Then, Ryen is joined The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor to discuss Victor Wembanyama’s playoff run and the best choice at no. 2, and then they debate the late first-rounders (24:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (67:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Kevin O’Connor Producers: Steve Ceruti and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/8/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 21 seconds
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Kyrie Recruiting LeBron and Jaylen, Harden and Dame’s Futures With Shams Charania. Plus the NIL Wild West in CFB With Bruce Feldman.

Russillo is joined by NBA insider Shams Charania to discuss the report of Kyrie Irving reaching out to LeBron James to gauge his interest in joining the Mavericks, James Harden’s choice between the Rockets and the 76ers, Jaylen Brown’s next contract, Adam Silver's ambiguous comments about Ja Morant, the future of Damian Lillard in Portland, and more (0:41). Then Ryen talks with The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman about NIL’s impact on college football, tampering, whether it can be regulated, and more (24:19). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:27). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Shams Charania and Bruce Feldman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/6/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 39 seconds
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Game 1: No Surprises and Tales From the Couch With Wosny Lambre. Plus, the Greatest Surfer of All Time, Kelly Slater.

Russillo shares his Tales From the Couch after Game 1 of the NBA Finals (0:33) before talking with The Ringer's Wosny Lambre about Nuggets-Heat going mostly as expected, some positive takeaways for Miami, Jokic's dominance of the game while seldom scoring, things to look for in Game 2, and more (14:05). Then, Ryen is joined by 11-time World Surf League champion Kelly Slater to talk about his win at the Billabong Pro Pipeline last year in Oahu, his first experience big-wave surfing, the unprecedented length of his professional surfing career, his historic rivalry with Andy Irons, and more (41:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:14:43). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Kelly Slater and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/2/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ryen Was Wrong About the Heat and Is Picking Against Them Again, Plus Jeff Van Gundy and Andy Cohen!

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Heat's Game 7 victory over the Celtics, Boston's inability to combat the zone defense, Caleb Martin's incredible series, how special it is that the 8-seed Heat have made the Finals, and more (0:52). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy to discuss head coach Erik Spoelstra's impact, why Joe Mazzulla shouldn't be blamed for the Celtics' exit, the NBA coaching carousel, Nuggets-Heat, flops vs. fouls, and much more (20:26)! Then Ryen talks with Andy Cohen of the Bravo network about his years working as a producer before his on-camera career, the 'Vanderpump Rules' situation between Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss, dealing with talent behind the scenes, why 'Below Deck' is the perfect reality show, and more (1:10:05). Finally Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle discuss the 'Succession' finale, before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:36:32). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jeff Van Gundy and Andy Cohen Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/30/20232 hours, 24 minutes, 7 seconds
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Wemby, Scoot, Harden, and More NBA Future Scenarios, Plus Pelicans Guard CJ McCollum and a 'Succession' Recap

Russillo shares his thoughts on Victor Wembanyama's fit in San Antonio, the Hornets' decision with the second pick, where that will leave Portland at no. 3, James Harden's free agency, and more (0:45). Then Ryen talks with Pelicans guard CJ McCollum about the Nuggets' path to the Finals, what the ceiling is for the Pelicans roster, Zion Williamson, the future for Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers, being the NBPA president, working on the CBA, and more (29:03). Finally Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle discuss HBO's 'Succession' S4, E9, "Church and State", before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:12:31). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: CJ McCollum Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/25/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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Nuggets Erase Any Doubt, LeBron Hints at Retiring, and a Heat Culture Update With Jorge Sedano. Plus, Author Hugh Howey on ‘Silo’.

Russillo shares his Tales From the Couch from the Nuggets series-ending win over the Lakers, a look back on Denver's season, and LeBron's post-game comments hinting at retirement (0:42). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN's Jorge Sedano to discuss their views on the Nuggets now vs. at the beginning of the season, Celtics-Heat Game 4, Boston's struggles in the Miami series, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, NBA Finals predictions, and more (23:01). Then Ryen talks with author Hugh Howey about his 'Silo' series being adapted to an Apple TV+ show, what it's like watching your book become "something else'', stories from Howey's sailing adventures, and more (1:03:06). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:48). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jorge Sedano and Hugh Howey Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/23/20232 hours, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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Is Jimmy Butler the Most Universally Approved Star? Plus, Bob Ryan and a Live Show Announcement!

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Heat's Game 1 road victory over the Celtics, Jayson Tatum's struggles, and Jimmy Butler's incredible playoff transformation (1:10). Then Ryen talks with legendary columnist Bob Ryan about Celtics-Heat, HC Joe Mazzulla, what makes Erik Spoelstra a great coach, Lakers-Nuggets, the brilliance of Nikola Jokic, and more (17:27). Finally Ryen recaps his trip to Chicago (39:46), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:07). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bob Ryan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/18/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 10 seconds
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Wembanyama Shaping the NBA’s Next Decade and Doc Out as Sixers Coach, Plus Larry Nance Jr. on Zion and More

Russillo shares his excitement for the NBA draft lottery, and the hope that Victor Wembanyama brings to a franchise (0:36), before talking about the 76ers firing head coach Doc Rivers (12:15). Then Ryen is joined by Larry Nance Jr. of the New Orleans Pelicans to discuss the Lakers' playoff run, his first playoffs with the 2018 Cavaliers, LeBron vs. Kobe as a teammate, where the Pelicans are as a team right now, Zion Williamson's injury struggles, and more (17:51). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:14). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Larry Nance Jr. Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/16/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 49 seconds
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Tim Legler on the Warriors' Chances and Trusting the Celtics or Sixers, Plus Actor James Marsden on 'Jury Duty’

Russillo is joined by ESPN’s Tim Legler to discuss Golden State’s frenetic pace (1:00), what Phoenix needs to do to stay in the series (13:00), how James Harden is dictating the Celtics offense (24:00), and why the Heat are such a tough out (39:00). Then Ryen talks with ‘Jury Duty’ star James Marsden about the excitement and challenges of improv (49:00) and the importance of finding a star like Ronald (55:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:18:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tim Legler and James Marsden Producers: Mike Wargon and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/11/20231 hour, 59 minutes, 15 seconds
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What's Next for the Warriors With Anthony Slater. Plus, a Kyle Bachelor Party Preview.

Russillo shares his Tales From the Couch for Lakers-Warriors Game 4 (0:50) before his recap of the Heat's Game 4 win over the Knicks, in which he only watched Julius Randle (24:49). Then Ryen is joined by Anthony Slater of The Athletic to discuss why this series vs. the Lakers is so difficult for the Warriors, what the Warriors' offseason will look like if they exit the playoffs in the conference semifinals, and more (40:42). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:09:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Anthony Slater Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/9/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 46 seconds
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Boston-Philly Reset, More NBA Playoffs With Gilbert Arenas, Author Steven Hyden on Pearl Jam, and Life Advice

Russillo shares his Tales From the Couch on Game 2 of Celtics-76ers (0:33), before talking with former NBA star Gilbert Arenas about the Lakers-Warriors series, the Suns' struggles in their series vs. the Nuggets, Playoff Jimmy Butler, stories from Gilbert's career, and more (22:35). Then Ryen talks with author Steven Hyden about his book 'Long Road: Pearl Jam and the Soundtrack of a Generation' (1:01:26), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:33:53). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Gilbert Arenas and Steven Hyden Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/4/20232 hours, 5 minutes, 45 seconds
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Tough Night for Russillo With Harden and CP3, Booger McFarland’s NFL Draft Thoughts, Plus Mike Trudell on Lakers-Warriors

Russillo shares his Tales From the Couch on 76ers-Celtics Game 1 and Nuggets-Suns Game 2 (0:32), before talking with ESPN's Booger McFarland about his thoughts on the 2023 NFL draft, why he would have taken Jalen Carter no. 1, ranking the draft QBs, the Eagles' monster offseason, Lions optimism, draft steals, and more (25:07). Then Ryen talks with Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet about the Round 2 Lakers-Warriors matchup (59:01), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:53). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Booger McFarland and Mike Trudell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/2/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 7 seconds
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Richardson and Levis Drama Plus Favorite and Least Favorite NFL Draft Picks With Kevin Clark

Russillo shares his Tales From the Couch from Celtics-Hawks Game 6 (0:37) before he is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to discuss the first round of the 2023 NFL draft, including Anthony Richardson being drafted fourth to the Colts, some puzzling Lions selections, the Texans trading up for Will Anderson, Will Levis falling, favorite picks, and more (21:24). Then Ryen and Kevin go abroad for an F1 check-in after three races (1:04:30). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:15:28). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/28/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 1 second
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“Blame Everyone” - Heat Take Out Bucks

Russillo reacts to the Bucks shocking round one loss to the Heat, why there’s never been a larger gap between the regular season and the playoffs, and what it means for Giannis, Coach Bud and the rest of the organization. Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Mike Wargon and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/27/202326 minutes, 4 seconds
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Jimmy Butler Is That Dude. Plus, TNT’s Adam Lefkoe on the NBA Playoffs and His Best Shaq and Barkley Stories.

Ryen opens with Jimmy Butler’s all-time playoff performance against the Bucks in Game 4 and why there are few who change the ceiling of a franchise quite like him (0:46). Then, he chats with TNT and Bleacher Report host Adam Lefkoe about how he found out he would be hosting ‘Inside the NBA,’ his best Shaq and Barkley stories, why he doesn’t have confidence in his Sixers, and whether we’re being sold a bad bill of goods with this NFL draft (17:04). Next, the guys break down Episode 5 of ‘Succession’ (1:04:53), chat about Ryen seeing Phish, and close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:29:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Adam Lefkoe Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/26/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 25 seconds
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Todd McShay and Daniel Jeremiah on the Latest NFL Draft Rumblings, Plus Reaction to the Anonymous NBA Player Poll

Russillo shares his Tales From the Couch, covering Nuggets-Timberwolves Game 2, the Grizzlies' Game 2 win vs. the Lakers, the Bucks righting the ship vs. the Heat, and the Suns evening up their series with the Clippers (0:54), before Ryen and Ceruti react to The Athletic's anonymous NBA player poll (26:15). Next Ryen is joined by ESPN’s Todd McShay and Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network to discuss top NFL draft prospects, which QBs could slide, fake draft scenarios, and more (36:52). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:21). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Todd McShay and Daniel Jeremiah Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/20/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 25 seconds
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Kings Have Warriors on the Ropes, Eagles Center Jason Kelce on Jalen Hurts’s Contract and Career Stories, Plus 'The Wager' Author David Grann

Ryen opens with reactions to the Warriors going down 0-2 to the Kings and Draymond’s ejection, plus why he’s not loving how the Sixers look, even up 2-0 on the Nets (0:58). Then, he chats with Eagles center Jason Kelce about Jalen Hurts’s new contract, the Super Bowl loss, what went wrong with Carson Wentz, and more stories from his career (18:18). Next, author David Grann talks about his latest book, 'The Wager,' which tells the story of a wild 18th-century shipwreck (56:09). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice (1:32:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jason Kelce and David Grann Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/18/20232 hours, 8 minutes, 23 seconds
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LaVine and OKC Impress While the Heat, Pelicans, and Zion Disappoint. Plus Former NBA Player Quentin Richardson.

Ryen opens with Tales From the Couch: Play-In Edition, including the Timberwolves running out of gas against the Lakers, the Hawks embarrassing the Heat, why we don’t see more Zach LaVine performances like that, OKC’s future, and the Pelicans potentially having to think about their future with Zion (0:39). Next, he chats with former NBA player Quentin Richardson about the playoffs, nearly going to college at Kansas, why history doesn't appreciate Steve Nash enough, and more (36:03). Finally, the guys close it out with a couple of listener-submitted Life Advice emails (1:09:49). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Quentin Richardson  Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/13/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 500! Are We Rooting for LeBron? Gobert Suspended, and Was Tanking That Bad? Plus, Comedian Nate Bargatze Returns.

It's the 500th episode of The Ryen Russillo Podcast! Russillo starts by handing out his annual NBA Care/Don't Care Awards. Recipients include the Mavericks, the Rockets, Rudy Gobert, the Western play-in tournament, Kyrie Irving, and more (1:07). Then, comedian Nate Bargatze returns to the show to discuss marriage, bombing comedians, the great Tennessee migration, Nate's time in Los Angeles as a young comedian, terrible acting auditions, and more (12:52). Finally, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle recap Season 4, Episode 3 of HBO's 'Succession,' "Connor's Wedding" (40:53), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:18). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Nate Bargatze Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/11/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 6 seconds
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Paolo Banchero on His Rookie Season and His Path to Being the No. 1 Pick, Bobby Marks on the New NBA CBA, Plus We Like the In-Season Tournament!

Russillo shares his thoughts on the proposed NBA in-season tournament, and why he surprisingly likes it (0:26), before talking with rookie Paolo Banchero about playing for Coach K at Duke, being drafted no. 1 by the Magic, the Magic's team chemistry, Rookie of the Year, the MVP race, and more (18:18). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN's Bobby Marks to discuss the new NBA CBA, revisions to the luxury tax, positionless All-NBA, and more (39:39). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:10:17). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Paolo Banchero and Bobby Marks Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/6/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Improbability of UConn Hoops, Theo Epstein on Changing Baseball. Plus Ryen’s Solo Fantasy Baseball Draft.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the absurdity of UConn's five men's national championship wins since 1999 (0:43), before talking with MLB consultant for on-field matters Theo Epstein about undoing some of the changes that analytics brought to baseball over the past 20 years, listening to the fans, boosting the profile of MLB star players, leaving the Red Sox after winning two World Series titles, ways to rebuild a baseball team, what is next for Theo, and more (11:20). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:07:27), before he live-pods during his hour-plus fantasy baseball draft (1:32:22). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Theo Epstein Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/4/20232 hours, 44 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Lamar Jackson Decision With Former NFL GM Scott Pioli. Plus, Concerns About the Lack of Interest in Jackson With the NFLPA’s George Atallah.

Russillo shares his thoughts on Kevin Durant's return to the Suns, their victory over the Timberwolves, a tightening Western Conference, and more (0:32). Then Ryen talks with Scott Pioli of NFL Network and CBS about teams gathering info on Lamar Jackson, how trading for a franchise-tagged player differs from a traditional trade, how teams evaluate players, stories from his time in NFL front offices, the Patriots' recent draft struggles, and more (11:13). Next, Ryen is joined by NFLPA assistant executive director of external affairs, George Atallah, to discuss the player side of the Lamar Jackson situation, the curious lack of interest from NFL teams, the NFLPA's relationship with the franchise tag, and more (45:20). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:44). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Scott Pioli and George Atallah Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/30/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 28 seconds
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MVP Impact After Embiid Sits Out vs. Jokic, Ryan Whitney on Hockey Guy vs. NBA Guy, Plus 'Succession' Is Back!

Russillo shares his Tales From the Couch, including Kings-Timberwolves, Embiid missing the 76ers-Nuggets matchup, the 8-seed Pelicans, the arrow pointing up for the Rockets, and more (0:37). Then Ryen is joined by Ryan Whitney of the 'Spittin' Chiclets' podcast to talk Massachusetts, Whitney's hockey career, NHL vs. NBA, and more (26:37). Then Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle recap Season 4, Episode 1 of HBO's 'Succession,' "The Munsters" (1:07:54), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:25:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Ryan Whitney Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/28/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 34 seconds
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How NBA Star Status Impacts Playoff Pressure, Bucks GM Jon Horst, Plus a Sweet 16 of “The Worst Guys”

Ryen opens with how different NBA stars’ status in the league impacts how much pressure is on them to win a title this year (0:31). Next, he chats with Bucks GM Jon Horst about what it’s like building a team around Giannis, the MVP race, a look back at the Jrue Holiday trade, and more (19:27). Then, the guys go through a Sweet 16 bracket of the worst type of guys (47:21) before closing it out with some listener-submitted life advice questions (1:08:36). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jon Horst Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/23/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 27 seconds
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Most Disappointing NBA Story Lines, Timberwolves Guard Mike Conley, and Sara Walsh With an Aaron Rodgers Update

Ryen opens with his most disappointing NBA story lines of the season, including Zion, the Pelicans, and more. Plus, he weighs in on Mario Chalmers saying that no one was scared of LeBron like they were with Jordan (0:31). Next, he chats with Timberwolves point guard Mike Conley about reuniting with Rudy Gobert in Minnesota, playing with Anthony Edwards, and his pick for the MVP (22:41). Then, NFL Network reporter Sara Walsh stops by to talk about an Aaron Rodgers update, why she likes Baker Mayfield in Tampa, and some story time from being friends with Ryen (46:48). Finally, they close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:12:42). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Mike Conley and Sara Walsh Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/21/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 30 seconds
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Todd McShay on Three QBs in Play at No. 1, and Kevin Huerter on the Kings Revival. Plus, a Kissing Guy Follow-Up.

Russillo is joined by ESPN's Todd McShay to discuss his 2023 NFL mock draft, which QBs are possibly no. 1 picks, why Todd thinks DT Jalen Carter is the best player in the draft, WR and TE rankings, and more (0:36). Then, Ryen talks with Kings guard Kevin Huerter about being traded from the Hawks, this Kings group fighting for second place in the West, the recent Kings-Bucks game, head coach Mike Brown, Kevin's favorite NBA League Pass teams, and more (50:45). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Todd McShay and Kevin Huerter Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/16/20232 hours, 11 minutes, 51 seconds
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Aaron Rodgers and the AFC and NFC QB Talent Gap. Plus, Chris Ryan on the Sixers and the Best TV Shows Ever.

Ryen opens with Aaron Rodgers reportedly being close to a move to the Jets and how that would create an even larger imbalance of quarterbacks between the AFC and NFC. Then he reacts to the Bears trading the no. 1 pick to the Panthers (0:45). Later, he chats with The Ringer’s Chris Ryan about no. 1–seed actors, the best TV shows, and what Chris is willing to believe the Sixers can accomplish this postseason (16:43). Finally, the guys close it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (54:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chris Ryan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/14/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 6 seconds
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Let’s Have the MVP Discussion, Plus Greg Olsen on Calling a Super Bowl and the Tom Brady Situation

Russillo shares his thoughts on the recently un-fun NBA MVP discussion (0:35), before he is joined by Fox Sports' Greg Olsen to discuss his journey from NFL player to broadcasting the Super Bowl in a span of three years, his reaction to the news of Tom Brady's Fox deal, the unique former player perspective in the broadcast booth, draft day stories, and more (15:11). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:43).  Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Greg Olsen Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/9/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 39 seconds
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Lamar Jackson’s Future and the Three Factors in the Raven’s Decision, Jon Anik on UFC 285, Plus an Accidental HOA Deep Dive

Ryen opens with Lamar Jackson’s future with the Ravens, the factors that make it complicated, and why just paying him isn’t as simple as some want to make it out to be (0:41). Next he chats with the voice of the UFC, Jon Anik, about Jon Jones getting a win in his return and the rest of UFC 285, plus story time from their younger days in Boston and his thoughts on the Celtics (12:47). Finally, the guys close it out with Life Advice, including revisiting HOA problems (50:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jon Anik Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/7/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 35 seconds
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Durant’s Suns Debut, Done With Anthony Davis, and the Giannis MVP Push With P.J. Carlesimo, Plus Jam Band Talk

Ryen opens with some NBA Tales From the Couch, including Kevin Durant’s Suns debut and why he’s finally out on Anthony Davis (0:32). Then he chats with former NBA coach P.J. Carlesimo about the surging Bucks and the Jokic, Giannis, and Embiid MVP race before sharing his favorite early KD memories (27:59). Finally the guys talk about jam bands and closing it out with life advice (1:01:23). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: P.J. Carlesimo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/2/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 6 seconds
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Top NBA Duos, Bears' No. 1 Pick, and QB Movement Updates With Jeff Darlington. Plus, a Salt Lake City Recap

Russillo takes a look at the best NBA duos among the contenders and ranks them (0:42) before he is joined by ESPN's Jeff Darlington to discuss some potential huge NFL QB moves, including Aaron Rodgers and Lamar Jackson, how the Dolphins will move forward with Tua Tagovailoa, what the Bears will get out of their no. 1 overall draft pick, and more (14:32). Then Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle catch up for the first time after their live show in Salt Lake City, Utah (46:54), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:14:20). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jeff Darlington Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/28/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bryan Curtis on Sports Media, the Magic of Radio Row, and Podcasts vs. Radio. Plus, Life Advice.

Russillo is joined by The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis to talk sports media! They discuss lessons learned from Fox’s Super Bowl broadcast, what it means to have a “no. 1 announcer team,” Bryan’s love for “radio row,” Tom Brady’s eventual broadcasting gig, the vanishing middle-class media jobs, sports podcasts vs. sports radio, and more (52:53). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (0:24). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bryan Curtis Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/22/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 16 seconds
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Live From Salt Lake City with Special Guest Lauri Markkanen

Russillo was live from Wiseguys Comedy Club in Salt Lake City, Utah before NBA All-Star Saturday night with Jazz all-star forward Lauri Markkanen (05:00), plus a live edition of life advice and some audience Q&A (19:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Lauri Markkanen Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/20/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 19 seconds
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Finding Value in the NBA's Second Half With Raheem Palmer, and Talking Oscars With Adnan Virk

Russillo is joined by Adnan Virk of the 'Cinephile' podcast to discuss the 2023 Oscars, and a weak year in film (0:34). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer's Raheem Palmer about his approach to sports betting, building his own sports betting model, and gambling on the back half of the NBA season (35:53). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:38). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Adnan Virk and Raheem Palmer Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/17/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 10 seconds
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NFL Offseason Story Line Draft With Albert Breer. Plus, Suns Chemistry and Other NBA Tales From the Couch.

Russillo shares his NBA Tales From the Couch, including the Suns' win over the Kings, anticipating Kevin Durant's return, Celtics-Bucks, Magic-Raptors, and Warriors-Clippers (0:31). Then Ryen is joined by SI's Albert Breer to run through the top 10 NFL offseason storylines, including Lamar Jackson's next contract, Aaron Rodgers's next team, which elite WRs will be traded, the Bears' no. 1 overall draft pick, Sean Payton in Denver, and more (20:57). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:54). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Albert Breer Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/15/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 48 seconds
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Is Mahomes Just Inevitable? Plus, Damien Woody on Hurts’s Bright Future and Super Bowl After-Parties.

Russillo shares his takeaways from the Chiefs' Super Bowl win over the Eagles (0:32) before talking with two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody about the Chiefs offensive line being one of the biggest stars of the game, Kansas City's run-pass balance, the Eagles' lack of defensive adjustments, Jalen Hurts's incredible performance, the continued growth of Patrick Mahomes's legacy, stories from Damien's two Super Bowl victories, after-parties, and more (18:43). Next Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle convene to name the surprising winner of the NFL picks contest (45:50), recap Ryen's weekend in Arizona for the Super Bowl and Waste Management Open, and answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:07). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Damien Woody Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/14/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 34 seconds
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Super Bowl Picks With Jeff Fisher and Sheil Kapadia, Plus Prop Bet Mania

Russillo shares his thoughts on Super Bowl 57, good and bad stats on both teams, best storylines, and his Super Bowl pick (0:41). Then Ryen talks with Jeff Fisher about the matchup between the Chiefs and Eagles, parallels to Super Bowl 34 in which Fisher was head coach of the Titans, lessons the Chiefs learned from their loss to the Bucs, Fisher's Super Bowl pick and more (13:28). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer's Sheil Kapadia about the Eagles' dominant defensive front, how they can hope to contain TE Travis Kelce, the Chiefs' approach to pressuring Jalen Hurts, the Eagles' many redzone options, head coach Nick Sirianni, and Sheil's Super Bowl pick (40:37). Finally, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle close out their NFL picks contest (58:18) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jeff Fisher and Sheil Kapadia Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/10/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 8 seconds
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LeBron Passes Kareem, and the Future of Big Career Records. Plus, Kirk Goldsberry on Kyrie in Dallas, Memphis’s Slip, and More.

Russillo shares his thoughts on LeBron James becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, why these moments seem fewer and more far between, and how difficult it will be for future generations to come close to LeBron’s final number (0:34). Then Ryen talks with ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry about LeBron James the scorer, the wide gap between regular season and playoff basketball, Kyrie Irving joining Luka Doncic on the Dallas Mavericks, the Grizzlies’ recent slump, and more (11:38). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (50:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kirk Goldsberry Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/8/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Market for Kyrie, Steph's Injury, and the Trade Deadline With Anthony Slater. Plus, Mahomes Stories and Super Bowl Picks With Mitchell Schwartz.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the rapid development of Kyrie Irving's trade to the Mavericks, what the trade market was, and what the future may hold (0:37). Then Ryen is joined by The Athletic's Anthony Slater to discuss Steph Curry's injury and its impact on the Warriors, the prospects for the Warriors' young players, possible trade deadline moves, the future of Warriors GM Bob Myers, and more (16:07). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Mitchell Schwartz about the Super Bowl matchup between the Chiefs and Eagles, some clear advantages and disadvantages, the leadership of Patrick Mahomes, and more (44:09). Finally, Ceruti is back! Ryen, Kyle, and Ceruti answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:09:38). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Anthony Slater and Mitchell Schwartz Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/6/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 32 seconds
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All-Star Reserve Deep-Dive, Tom Brady’s Retirement, and the A-List QB Carousel With Mike Sando

Russillo shares his thoughts on NBA All-Star “Snub Week,” taking a deeper look at the selections, and discusses Grizzlies-Cavaliers, Warriors-Nuggets, and Clippers-Bucks (0:35) before addressing Tom Brady’s retirement, why he is the ultimate revenge story, some incredible career stats, and more (15:11). Then Ryen is joined by The Athletic’s Mike Sando to discuss some big-name QBs who could be on the move, including Aaron Rodgers, Lamar Jackson, and Derek Carr, as well as the QB situation in San Francisco and Sean Payton’s impact on Russell Wilson and the Broncos (26:14). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:49). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/3/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Anthony Edwards Problem and a Trade Rule Every Team Should Follow With Raja Bell

Russillo shares his thoughts on Knicks-Lakers, RJ Barrett's minutes, the scrappy Heat and their win over the Cavaliers, the bleak situation around Anthony Edwards in Minnesota, Lakers trade rumors, and more (0:41). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer's Raja Bell about Jokic vs. Embiid, Darius Garland's offense, Anthony Edwards's development, whether or not to trust the Clippers, trade deadline stories, and more (21:22). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:49). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Raja Bell Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/1/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mahomes Adjusts the Belt, the Blame Game, and a Look Ahead to the Super Bowl With Daryl Johnston

Russillo does a Tales From the Couch-style recap of the Chiefs' win over the Bengals, including the mysterious "extra third down" play, Chris Jones's impact, undue criticism on referees, and more (0:29). Then Ryen is joined by three-time Super Bowl champion Daryl Johnston to discuss how Patrick Mahomes adjusted to losing his top WRs vs. the Bengals, the underrated Cincinnati defense, Joseph Ossai's hit on Mahomes, whether we learned anything from 49ers-Eagles, a look ahead to Super Bowl 57, and more (18:35). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:01). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Daryl Johnston Producer: Kye Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/30/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 58 seconds
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Conference Championships: Eye Test, Stats, and Trends. Plus, Why It’s So Hard to Make NBA Trades, Deadline Teams, and Two Favorites in the West With John Hollinger.

Russillo previews the NFL Conference Championships with stats, historical evidence, and betting trends before making his picks (0:44). Then Ryen is joined by The Athletic’s John Hollinger to discuss why NBA trades take so long to manifest, the toughest trades John had to make during his time with the Grizzlies, whether the Hawks would ever trade Trae Young in season, two co-favorites in the West, whether the Warriors should trade one of their young lottery players, and more (15:24). Finally Ryen and Kyle give out their favorite NFL bets for Round 3 (43:59) and answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (45:23). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: John Hollinger Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/27/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 28 seconds
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Tales From the Couch: Fourth-Quarter Marathon. Plus Tim Hasselbeck on Conference Championship Matchups and Playing for Andy Reid.

Russillo runs through the fourth quarters of Celtics-Heat, Bulls-Pacers, Cavaliers-Knicks, Pelicans-Nuggets, Mavericks-Wizards, and Lakers-Clippers (0:28). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN's Tim Hasselbeck to discuss 49ers-Eagles, Brock Purdy's success, Jalen Hurts's impact on defenses, Chiefs-Bengals, whether Cincinnati's offensive line will hold up again, Patrick Mahomes's ankle injury, stories from when Tim was playing for Andy Reid, and more (31:27). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:48). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Tim Hasselbeck Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/25/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 49 seconds
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Cincy’s Big Win, the Bills' Annoying Next Year, Dak's Struggles, and Hurts’s Reminder With Damien Woody

Russillo shares his thoughts on how surprising it was for the Bills to be so dominated in their home stadium, and the doubt that will creep into next season. He also hits on Dak Prescott's concerning performance in the Cowboys' loss to the 49ers, and takeaways from every QB in the divisional round (0:28). Then Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody to discuss the Bills' deficiencies that the Bengals exposed on Sunday, the Bengals offensive line holding up after so many concerns, the 49ers defense emerging as the clear no. 1 left in the playoffs, and how they will match up with the Eagles, who are emerging as the best offensive line in football. Plus Burrow vs. Mahomes, and more (16:43). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (43:14). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Damien Woody Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/23/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 34 seconds
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Divisional-Round Story Lines and Picks. Plus Jim Nantz on Buffalo’s Resilience, the “Storybook” Call, and His Career.

Russillo shares his view of the four NFL divisional-round playoff games before making his picks (0:47). Then Ryen talks with broadcasting legend Jim Nantz to discuss his experience at the Week 18 Bills-Patriots matchup, when Nyheim Hines returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, Jim's favorite QBs to have pre-production meetings with, Tony Romo's emergence in football broadcasting, Jim's long relationship with CBS, the magic of the Masters Tournament, and more (13:43). Finally Ryen and Kyle give out their favorite picks for the divisional round (55:10), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:24). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jim Nantz Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/20/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 19 seconds
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Stubborn NBA Power Rankings. Plus, Eddie Johnson on the State of the Suns and Moses Malone Stories, and Life Advice With Max Homa.

Russillo shares his midseason Stubborn NBA Power Rankings, running through his top 10 teams based on a few key factors (0:26). Then Ryen is joined by SiriusXM's Eddie Johnson to discuss the state of the Phoenix Suns amid injuries to Chris Paul and Devin Booker, stories from Eddie's long NBA career, and more (14:28). Finally, Ryen is joined by PGA golfer Max Homa to answer some listener-submitted Golf Life Advice questions (54:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Eddie Johnson and Max Homa Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/18/20231 hour, 56 minutes, 2 seconds
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Jaguars Comeback and What If Staley Stays? Plus: Coaches and Their QBs, Wild-Card Recap, and Football War Stories With Willie Colon.

Russillo shares his thoughts on Daniel Jones leading the Giants to an upset win over the Vikings, coaching and its impact on NFL games vs. other sports, the Chargers' collapse vs. the Jaguars, and more (0:32). Then Ryen is joined by Super Bowl champion Willie Colon of SiriusXM to discuss the scrappy Giants, questions about Josh Allen after a close win vs. Skylar Thompson and the Dolphins, what to think about Trevor Lawrence after his turnover-fest and massive comeback, Bengals-Ravens, stories from Willie's career battling on the football field, a look ahead to Cowboys-Buccaneers, and more (21:36). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:20). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Willie Colon Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/16/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 14 seconds
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Playoff Preview: Picking Every Wild-Card Game. Plus, Josh Duhamel on the Vikings and Marrying J.Lo … in a Movie.

Russillo shares stats and story lines behind each team in the NFL wild-card playoff round before making picks for every game (0:53). Then Ryen is joined by actor Josh Duhamel to discuss (disagree) on the Vikings' playoff hopes, Dak Prescott's strange season, Josh's new film, 'Shotgun Wedding' with Jennifer Lopez, Ryen's cameo in 'Buddy Games 2,' and more (22:26). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (47:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Josh Duhamel Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/13/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 16 seconds
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Tales From the Couch: Jazz, Raptors, Heat, and Magic. Plus Betting on Healthy Contenders, Either-Or on Mobley, and Best Fits for Wembanyama With Kevin O’Connor

It's NBA Tales From the Couch! Ryen hits on Hornets-Raptors, Thunder-Heat, Cavaliers-Jazz, Suns-Warriors, and Trail Blazers–Magic (0:40). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor to discuss which (healthy) NBA roster gives them the best shot at a title, LaMelo Ball's development, whether Evan Mobley can be a no. 1 player on a team, adjusting Scottie Barnes's ceiling, Jalen Green, best fits for Victor Wembanyama in 2023-24, and more (22:53). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:39). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/11/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 9 seconds
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National Championship Game Recap: What Went Wrong? Plus Stetson and Duggan As Pros With Trent Dilfer (Bonus Episode).

Russillo shares his thoughts on Georgia's blowout win over TCU in the College Football Playoff National Championship and the SEC's continued dominance over the sport (0:30). Then Ryen is joined by Trent Dilfer to discuss the mismatch between TCU and Georgia, Stetson Bennett IV and Max Duggan as NFL prospects, next year's college season, and more (7:47). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/10/202331 minutes, 16 seconds
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Did Rodgers Just Retire? Unlikely NFC Playoff QBs and Chicago’s No. 1 Pick With Damien Woody

Russillo shares his five biggest takeaways from the NFL regular-season finale, including the Bears receiving the no. 1 draft pick for the first time since 1947, Dak Prescott's continued inconsistency, 2023-24 Detroit Lions optimism, and more (0:40). Then Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody to discuss the surprising list of NFC playoff QBs, the Lions' feel-good win over the Packers, Aaron Rodgers's strange departure from Lambeau Field after the loss, Daniel Jones's impact on the Giants, why the Bengals are Damien's favorite AFC contender, what to make of the Chargers, and more (11:24). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (36:48). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Damein Woody Producer: Kyle Crichton SUGGESTED ART: NFC Playoff QBs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/9/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Doncic Problem, Jordan Scoring Today, and Coaching Criticism With Jeff Van Gundy. Plus Three Concerning Young NBA Players, and Life Advice

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Nuggets’ blowout win over the Clippers, no West teams having a winning record on the road, Mavericks-Celtics, and three promising young NBA players who are not developing as expected (0:47). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy to discuss the NBA scoring deluge, Luka Doncic's ability to dissect any defense thrown at him, what constitutes a "winning player," the Nets' resurgence, fans' and media's criticism of coaches, and more (17:16). Finally Ryen and Kyle give out their favorite bets for NFL Week 18 (1:11:53), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:15:08). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jeff Van Gundy Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/8/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 14 seconds
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Damar Hamlin, 'MNF,' and the Days Since With Domonique Foxworth. Plus Tales: What's Wrong With Boston, Love for OKC, Denver's Big Test, and Mitchell’s 71.

Russillo shares his Tales From the Couch, where he covers the Celtics' blowout loss to the Thunder, Kings-Jazz, the first-place Nuggets, and Donovan Mitchell's 71-point game (0:37). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN's Domonique Foxworth to discuss Damar Hamlin's collapse during the Bills-Bengals game, what it's like to be a teammate of a player who suffers a life-threatening injury, wrestling with how to talk about tragedy, big-picture questions surrounding the NFLPA, player safety, and more (20:55). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:22). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Domonique Foxworth Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/4/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 2 seconds
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CFP Reaction With Trent Dilfer. Plus: Five Things From NFL Week 17 and Stidham’s NFL Debut With Mike Giardi.

Russillo shares his five biggest takeaways from NFL Week 17 (0:49) before recapping the College Football Playoff semifinals (11:35). Then Ryen talks with University of Alabama at Birmingham head coach Trent Dilfer about Ohio State's hard-fought loss to Georgia, how TCU pulled off its win over Michigan, a CFB national title preview, and more (28:41). Next, Ryen is joined by NFL Network's Mike Giardi to discuss Jarrett Stidham's impressive performance in the Raiders' overtime loss to the 49ers, the Patriots keeping their season alive after beating the Dolphins, and how the Patriots will move forward next year with so many questions surrounding the offense (1:03:27). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:28:48). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Mike Giardi and Trent Dilfer Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/2/20232 hours, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
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Why Michigan Has the Most Pressure in College Football. Plus Are the Nets Still a Bad Bet? With Nick Friedell

Russillo shares his thoughts on why Michigan has the most pressure of any of the four teams in the College Football Playoff (0:30). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN's Nick Friedell to discuss the real reasons behind the Nets' win streak, Kevin Durant's MVP-caliber play, how long the Nets need to see continued success before they can be considered a title contender, the prospect of Kyrie Irving returning to the team on a new deal next season, and more (11:37). Finally Ryen and Kyle give out their favorite bets for NFL Week 17 (45:59), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:58). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Nick Freidell Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/30/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 3 seconds
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Luka’s Night and the Unsolvable Problem and Why the Nets Change Everything. Plus, Sara Walsh on a Long Season in Tampa.

Russillo shares his thoughts on Luka Doncic’s historic triple-double in last night’s Mavericks win over the Knicks (0:44), and the Nets’ win streak (13:38). Then Ryen is joined by NFL Network’s Sara Walsh to discuss the Buccaneers’ disappointing season while still in contention to win the NFC South, Tom Brady’s prospects for playing another NFL season, and much more (22:41). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (53:11). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Sara Walsh Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/28/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 38 seconds
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Trade Trae Young? Plus Tales From the Couch: Christmas Day, and Life Advice

Russillo shares his thoughts on the rumors that Trae Young could be the next NBA star to request a trade (0:34), before running through the NBA Christmas Day games in Tales From the Couch (14:51). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (38:39). Host: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/26/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 21 seconds
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Jon Ritchie on the Eagles and ESPN Days With Russillo. Plus, a Double-Length Life Advice

Russillo is joined by radio host and former NFL fullback Jon Ritchie to discuss Ritchie's time with the Eagles, great Gruden and Jim Harbaugh stories, Jalen Hurts's long-term prospects, NFC teams the Eagles should be worried about, working with Ryen at ESPN, and more (0:40). Then Ryen and Kyle give out their favorite bets for NFL Week 16 (45:30), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:11). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jon Ritchie Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/23/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 31 seconds
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Tales: The Knicks' Streak and Was Bucks-Pelicans a Finals Preview? Plus Daniel Jeremiah on This Year’s QB Class, the No. 1 Pick, and Revisiting Zach, Fields, and Mac.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Knicks' eight-game win streak, what the Warriors may do while Steph Curry recovers from injury, Grizzlies-Nuggets, and Pelicans-Bucks (0:40), before talking with NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah about the 2023 NFL draft, Alabama QB Bryce Young, what the Lions may do with their first-round draft picks, the impact of prospect visits vs. game tape, a TE-heavy draft class, and more, before revisiting the first-round QBs from the 2021 NFL draft (21:59). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (54:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Daniel Jeremiah Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/21/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 59 seconds
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Perception Win for Miami, Comeback for the Vikings, and Bill-Tom Legacy Update With Ben Solak. Plus a World Cup Recap With Ceruti.

Russillo shares his five biggest takeaways from NFL Week 15, including the Vikings pulling off the biggest comeback win in NFL history and an updated Bill Belichick-Tom Brady legacy rankings (0:35), before talking with The Ringer's Benjamin Solak about the Bills' Saturday night win over the Dolphins and why Miami fans should be proud, Colts-Vikings, the Bengals' late-season push, preparing for a wild AFC playoffs, Cowboys-Jaguars, and more (16:37). Next Ryen is joined by Steve Ceruti for a World Cup recap (57:28), before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:12:13). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Benjamin Solak and Steve Ceruti Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/19/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 7 seconds
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West Contenders and a Frigid Trade Market With Brian Windhorst. Plus, the Rules for Micah Parsons Are Different.

Russillo shares his thoughts about the different reactions to Micah Parsons's comments about Jalen Hurts on the 'VonCast' with Von Miller, and whether active players should have different rules for commenting on the sport they play (0:43). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN's Brian Windhorst to discuss the NBA's Western Conference, players missing games, the Grizzlies, the Pelicans, how the conference standings will affect the trade market, whether we will see an unhappy NBA star attempt to change teams this season, which players could be holding the Bill Russell and Larry O'Brien trophies in June, and much more (12:37). Finally Ryen and Kyle give out their favorite bets for NFL Week 15 (1:12:46), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:17). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Brian Windhorst Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/16/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sean Payton on His Career and Future, Celtics-Lakers Overtime, and NCAA Nostalgia With Dave Dameshek

Russillo shares thoughts from his trip to Arizona to see Cardinals-Patriots, and observations from his trip to Crytpo.com Arena to see the Lakers-Celtics overtime battle (0:37). Then Ryen is joined by Super Bowl champion coach Sean Payton to discuss his first year off from coaching, arriving in New Orleans in 2006, the most impressive NFL offenses this season, Sean's next coaching job, and more (19:00). Then Ryen talks with Dave Dameshek of Wondery and the Extra Points network about college sports fandom, the "Old Big East" Indiana under Bob Knight, bully head coaches, and more (53:35). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:02). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Sean Payton and Dave Dameshek Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/14/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 19 seconds
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Is Tua vs. Herbert Over? ’22 Brady vs. ’19 Brady and the Jets' Bright Future With Damien Woody

Russillo shares his five biggest takeaways from NFL Week 14, including the end of this iteration of the Justin Herbert vs. Tua Tagovailoa debate, Bengals-Browns, and the Titans' second-half losing streak (0:27). Then Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody to discuss Jets-Bills, Dolphins-Chargers, Chiefs-Broncos, the Cowboys barely surviving the Texans, Titans-Jaguars, Brock Purdy's 49ers, and more (11:41). Next Ryen briefly shares his Spotify Wrapped (35:02), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (37:06). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Damien Woody Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 30 seconds
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Joel Klatt on Picking the Playoff, and Can the Big Ten Surpass the SEC? Plus, Tales From the Couch: Denver's Big Night.

Russillo shares his NBA thoughts in Tales from the Couch, including: Trail Blazers-Nuggets, Clippers-Heat, and Rockets-Spurs (1:15). Then Ryen talks with Joel Klatt about the College Football Playoff, Michigan’s improvement from last season, how Ohio State matches up with Georgia, the Pac-12 raising its profile this season, playoff expansion disagreements, and Deion Sanders’s impact on Colorado football (19:25). Finally, Ryen and Kyle give out their favorite bets for NFL Week 14 (1:02:09), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:12). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Joel Klatt Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ryen Russillo Podcast will be LIVE in Salt Lake City, Utah, for NBA All-Star Weekend on Saturday, February 18th at 2 p.m. MT at Wise Guys Comedy Club at the Gateway! Get tickets at wiseguyscomedy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/9/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Annual NFL QB-NBA Player Comp With Ceruti. Plus, the Transfer Portal Explained With Max Olson, and Life Advice With TV Writer Bill Callahan

Russillo is joined by Ceruti to make their annual NFL QB–NBA player comp list (0:43). Then Ryen talks with Max Olson of The Athletic about the current version of the NCAA transfer portal, why and how it changed, its affect on team-building and staffing, how it ties in with NIL and boosters, its impact on high school players, and more (22:16). Finally Ryen is joined by writer-producer Bill Callahan to discuss his origins in show business before answering some listener-submitted writing Life Advice questions (56:54). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Steve Ceruti, Max Olson, and Bill Callahan Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/7/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 38 seconds
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Hurts vs. the World, and Cincy’s Big Win With Sheil Kapadia. Plus Trent Dilfer on His Move to UAB, CFP Selection, and USA Goes Home With Ceruti.

Russillo shares his five most important takeaways from NFL Week 13 (0:34). Then Ryen is joined by Trent Dilfer to discuss being hired as the head coach of the University of Alabama at Birmingham football team (13:09). Next Ryen talks with The Ringer's Sheil Kapadia about Eagles-Titans, reactions to Bengals-Chiefs, the 49ers with Jimmy G out, Jets-Vikings, and more (30:57). Next Ryen reacts to conference championship weekend and the CFP selection (1:01:45), before briefly Going Abroad with Ceruti to discuss the USMNT’s World Cup loss to the Netherlands (1:13:25), then he closes the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:51). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Trent Dilfer, Sheil Kapadia, and Steve Ceruti Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/5/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 26 seconds
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Playoff Scenarios and CFB Weekend Picks With Stanford Steve and The Bear. Plus: Rams Paying the Price, and Life Advice.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Rams' 3-8 season after winning the Super Bowl in February, their grim cap-space situation, and lack of draft picks (0:37). Then Ryen is joined by “Stanford” Steve Coughlin and Chris “The Bear” Fallica to discuss how many teams are realistically still alive in the College Football Playoff, CFP expansion thoughts, and picks for conference championship weekend (10:18). Finally, Ryen and Kyle give out their favorite bets for NFL Week 13 (56:26) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:39). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Steve Coughlin and Chris Fallica Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/2/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 8 seconds
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Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell. Plus CFB Coaching Carousel With Bruce Feldman, Tales From the Couch: NBA Reset, and the CFB Top 7.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Warriors’ loss to the Mavericks, and a look at the league at the quarter-season mark (0:46). Then Ryen is joined by Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell to discuss the team’s 9-2 season, Kirk Cousins, being drafted by the Patriots in 2008, Rex Ryan stories, and more (22:36). Then Ryen talks with Bruce Feldman about the CFB coaching carousel (48:29). Next Ryen reacts to the updated CFB rankings (1:19:34) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:25:14). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Kevin O’Connell and Bruce Feldman Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/30/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Tua Story With Ryan Fitzpatrick, Plus Herbert, Burrow, Lawrence's Best Wins, and Ohio State vs. Alabama for Outrage

Russillo shares his five most important takeaways from the NFL weekend (0:45) before he is joined by Ryan Fitzpatrick to discuss his first year of broadcasting, Tua Tagovailoa’s growth as a QB, the two distinct phases of Ryan’s NFL career, stories, rapid-fire questions, and more (12:41). Next Ryen talks about Ohio State’s loss to Michigan, and what the polls will do with Alabama and Ohio State after the college football weekend (45:17), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:29). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Ryan Fitzpatrick Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/28/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 44 seconds
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Are the Nets and Warriors Still Contenders, With Richard Jefferson. Plus CFB Top 12, and Tales From the Couch.

Russillo shares his Tales From the Couch, including 76ers-Nets, Kings-Grizzlies, Nuggets-Pistons, and Lakers-Suns (0:40). Then Ryen talks with Richard Jefferson of ESPN and YES Network about the current parity in the NBA's Western Conference, his stories from Team USA, Ben Simmons going back to Philly, the Warriors being in need of a change, Patrick Beverley's shove on Deandre Ayton, Richard's tussle with teammate Kenyon Martin, and more (26:25). Then Ryen gives out his rankings for the top 12 teams in college football (1:08:07), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:14:29). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Richard Jefferson Producer: Kye Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/23/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 33 seconds
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Herbert Over Mahomes Anyone? Wrapping Up the NFL With Damien Woody, CFB Playoff Scenarios, Plus The FTX Collapse With WSJ’s Greg Zuckerman

Russillo gives out his five takeaways from NFL Week 11 (0:40), before talking with two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody about Zach Wilson’s terrible game in the Jets’ loss to the Patriots, Chargers-Chiefs, the new top tier of NFL pass rushers, and more (13:08). Then Ryen hits on some college football results and possible CFP scenarios (32:53), before he talks to Greg Zuckerman of the Wall Street Journal about the fall of FTX and its founder, Sam Bankman-Fried (44:35). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:14:44). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Damien Woody and Greg Zuckerman Producer: Kyle Crichto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/21/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 2 seconds
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Chris Long Returns! Plus: Van Lathan on LSU, Twitter Apocalypse, Life Advice, and a World Cup Preview With Steve Ceruti

Russillo is joined by two time Super Bowl champion Chris Long of the 'Green Light' podcast to discuss the Packers' loss to the Titans, what makes Mike Vrabel a special coach, the top three current head coaches Ryen and Chris would want to play for, the Eagles' first loss of the season, the Rams in despair, and more (0:42). Then Ceruti takes a couple minutes off of paternity leave to join Ryen for a World Cup preview (59:20). Next, Van Lathan joins to talk LSU's upset win over Alabama in the beginning of November, LSU-Georgia, social media's Twitter hysteria, and more (1:15:47), before sticking around to answer some Life Advice questions (1:39:12). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chris Long, Van Lathan, and Steve Ceruti Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/18/20222 hours, 7 minutes, 49 seconds
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Live in Denver With Special Guest Jeff Green

Russillo took the podcast on the road to Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox in Denver, Colorado! He is joined by Nuggets forward Jeff Green (0:37), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions with Kyle (30:05) and, finally, a Q&A with the audience (57:03). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jeff Green Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/16/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 57 seconds
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What Does the Game of the Year Mean? Plus Allen, Rodgers, and Fields's Improvement With Trent Dilfer, and Life Advice.

Russillo shares his five most important takeaways from NFL Week 10, including the Vikings' win over the Bills in the game of the year, who between the Chargers or 49ers could go on a run, and more (1:19). Then, Ryen is joined by Trent Dilfer who discusses improvements from quarterbacks Josh Allen, Aaron Rodgers, and Justin Fields (16:00). Then Ryen talks about Washington’s impressive win on the road at Oregon before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:54). Host: Ryen Rusillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Brian H. Waters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/14/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 37 seconds
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NFL Teams Ranked by a CFB Selection Committee. Plus: Damien Woody on Jeff Saturday and Bryce Young, and ‘The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson' With Jeff Pearlman.

Russillo ranks the top six NFL teams in the style of a college football playoff committee (0:39), before he is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody to discuss Alabama QB Bryce Young, Jeff Saturday being named head coach of the Colts, NFL teams with the best resumé this season, Odell Beckham Jr.'s return, Aaron Rodgers, and more (11:43). Then Ryen is joined by author Jeff Pearlman to discuss his new book, 'The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson' (39:34). Finally Ryen and Kyle give out their favorite bets for NFL Week 10, before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:14:54). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Damien Woody and Jeff Perlman Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 39 seconds
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NBA Midterms: The East, Bobby Marks on Blowing Up the Nets In-Season, and CFB Top 12 RankingsDraft Episode for Nov 09, 2022

Russillo opens the show with NBA Midterms (just go with it) for the Eastern Conference (0:44), before talking with ESPN’s Bobby Marks about how the Nets should move forward after a disappointing start to the season, the pros and cons of "blowing up" the roster, a surprising start for the Jazz, how the Knicks missed out on Donovan Mitchell, the best young NBA players, and more (26:02). Next Ryen gives out his updated rankings of the top 12 teams in college football (1:00:39) followed by Worst Take (1:06:39) and Life Advice (1:15:52). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bobby Marks Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/9/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 6 seconds
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Handicapping the AFC With Domonique Foxworth. Plus: LSU-Alabama Up Close and Life Advice.

Russillo shares his five most important takeaways from NFL Week 9, including the Titans' battle with the Chiefs, the Jets taking down the Bills, Justin Fields, and more (0:27). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN's Domonique Foxworth to discuss the Bills loss to the Jets, Josh Allen's uncharacteristic performance, "Has Justin Fields turned a corner?", why it's so hard to feel good about the Vikings, Colts-Patriots, and more (11:03). Then Ryen talks about his experience in Baton Rouge for LSU's win over Alabama before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:58). 'The Domonique Foxworth Podcast' releases episodes every Tuesday and Thursday during the football season. Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Domonique Foxworth Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/7/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 35 seconds
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Matt Leinart on CFB Playoff Rankings and NIL. Plus: Terence Winter—From 'The Sopranos' to 'Tulsa King'.

Russillo is joined by Matt Leinart to discuss the college football landscape, why Tennessee is the best team in the country, “How good is TCU?”, and Michigan vs. Ohio State before discussing the evolution of NIL and Matt’s new venture, Hall of GOATs (0:42). Then Ryen talks with writer and producer Terence Winter about his new Paramount Plus series 'Tulsa King', as well as his work on 'The Sopranos' from Seasons 2-6, 'Wolf of Wall Street', and more (28:51). Finally Ryen and Kyle give out their favorite bets for NFL Week 9 (1:03:02) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:05:38). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Matt Leinart and Terence Winter Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/4/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nash Out, Udoka in? Nets Headlines With Frank Isola. Plus Tales From the Couch, CFB Top 12, and Life Advice.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Nets parting ways with head coach Steve Nash, Nash's tenure as Nets HC, and reports that suspended Celtics coach Ime Udoka is the front-runner to fill Brooklyn's head-coaching position (0:33). Then Ryen recaps some NBA games in another edition of Tales From the Couch, including: Suns-Timberwolves, Nets-Bulls, and Warriors-Heat (13:00). Then Ryen is joined by Frank Isola of ESPN, YES Network, and SiriusXM to discuss Steve Nash's two and a half years as coach of the Nets, the seemingly endless number of Nets headlines over the past few years, the uncertainty around Ben Simmons, what Udoka could do for this Nets team, and more (24:23). Then Ryen gives out his rankings for the top 12 teams in college football (58:01), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:01). Host: Ryen Russilo Guest: Frank Isola Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/2/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 17 seconds
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Willie Colon on Josh Allen and the Bills’ Dominance and Playing with Geno Smith. Plus Mexico City Travelogue and F1 Recap.

Russillo shares his five most important takeaways from NFL Week 8, including another decisive Bills win, the early NFL playoff picture, Jalen Hurts's deep passes, and more (0:27). Then Ryen is joined by Super Bowl champion Willie Colon to discuss the Bills' dominance on both sides of the ball, why the Titans are the third-best team in the AFC, shifting expectations for the Packers, Patriots-Jets, Geno Smith's revitalized career, and stories from playing with Geno in New York (11:30). Then Ryen talks about his journey to Mexico City for the Mexican Grand Prix (43:12), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:21). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Willie Colon Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/31/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ravens About to Go on a Run? Tom Brady's Hero Status, Plus Austin Ekeler on his Unlikely Career and the Chargers' Season.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Ravens' Thursday night win over the Buccaneers, Baltimore's second-half dominance, and why they are poised to go on a winning streak. He also talks about Tom Brady's recent stretch of poor performance (0:36). Then Ryen talks with Chargers running back Austin Ekeler about this Chargers season, what it’s like to be a part of a goal-line run play, growing up as a farmhand on his family’s ranch in Colorado, his NFL start as an undrafted free agent, Chargers head coach Brandon Staley, and more (12:20). Next Ryen and Kyle make their favorite bets for NFL Week 8 (41:04), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (43:59). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Austin Ekeler Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/28/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 16 seconds
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Suns Still Good, Best Roster in the NBA, Damien Woody on the Patriots' QB Drama, Plus Worst Take

Russillo shares his Tales From the Couch after watching Suns-Warriors and Mavericks-Pelicans, before examining arguments for which NBA team has the best roster (0:32). Next, Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody to discuss the Patriots’ loss to the Bears on Monday night. Woody recalls the locker-room buzz during the QB change from Drew Bledsoe to Tom Brady in 2001, the Giants' and Jets' impressive records through seven weeks, the struggle to identify NFC contenders, and more (12:18). Next Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle hand out their Worst Take (36:05), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (46:19). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Damien Woody Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/26/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 15 seconds
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Bengals Back, Trusting the 49ers, Brady’s Misleading Stats, and Micah Parsons's MVP Case With Peter Schrager, Plus CFB Top 12 Rankings

Russillo gives out his five most important things from NFL Week 7 (0:39), before he is joined by NFL Network and Fox Sports' Peter Schrager to discuss things to watch ahead of the NFL trade deadline, a disappointing NFC, "What is going on with the Rams?," another grisly loss for the Buccaneers, Aaron Rodgers criticism, the 6-1 Giants, Micah Parsons's MVP candidacy, and more (11:23). Next, Ryen shares his rankings for the top 12 teams in college football (50:33), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:44). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Peter Schrager Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/24/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 1 second
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Zion and Paolo Impress, Fun Bad NBA Teams, McCaffrey to the 49ers, Plus Seth Wickersham on the NFL vs. Dan Snyder

Russillo shares his excitement for the lower-tier NBA teams, as well as Lakers-Clippers and Pelicans-Nets, followed by a Magic Minute from Ceruti (1:34). Then Ryen talks with ESPN’s Seth Wickersham about the investigation of Commanders owner Dan Snyder, the recent owners meeting, and more (21:05). Next Ryen tackles RB Christian McCaffrey being traded to the 49ers (53:15), before Ceruti, Ryen, and Kyle make their favorite bets for NFL Week 7 (57:25), and answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:13). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Seth Wickersham Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/21/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 27 seconds
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NBA Finals Pick and Draymond’s Uncertain Future With Anthony Slater, Plus the Rise of Hip-Hop With Jonathan Abrams

Russillo shares some observations from Celtics-76ers and Warriors-Lakers, including his Finals pick (0:35). Then Ryen talks with The Athletic's Anthony Slater about the Warriors' developing young core, Draymond Green, and more (13:02). Next Ryen is joined by author Jonathan Abrams to discuss his new book, 'The Come Up: An Oral History of the Rise of Hip-Hop' (39:16). Finally Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle hand out their Worst Take (1:12:32) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:21:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Anthony Slater and Jonathan Abrams Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/19/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 40 seconds
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Bills' Statement Win With Trent Dilfer, Ranking Tennessee After the Alabama Win, Plus an NBA Playoff Team Draft

Russillo shares his five biggest takeaways from NFL Week 6 (0:32), before he is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss Josh Allen vs. Patrick Mahomes, the 6-0 Eagles and specific improvements QB Jalen Hurts has made, the Packers’ lack of identity without Davante Adams, Tennessee’s win over Alabama on Saturday, QB Hendon Hooker, and more (18:20). Then Ryen gives out his weekly rankings of the top 12 teams in college football (53:11). Finally Ryen and Ceruti draft their 16 NBA playoff teams (1:03:25), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:12:27). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/17/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 45 seconds
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“Who’s Next?” Candidates for NBA Stardom, Elite NFL Units With Ted Nguyen, Plus Ole Miss Coach Lane Kiffin

Russillo examines the top tier of NBA players—questioning who will pass the torch in the coming years, and who will receive it (0:37). Then Ryen talks with Ted Nguyen of The Athletic about the NFL's elite offensive and defensive units, factors contributing to Russell Wilson's struggles in Denver, Geno Smith's success in Seattle, the 4-1 Giants, and more (15:41). Then Ryen is joined by Ole Miss Football head coach Lane Kiffin to discuss the team's prospects this season, QB Jaxson Dart, lessons learned about coaching the QB position over the years, his time at USC and Alabama, and more (36:22). Finally Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle make their favorite NFL bets for Week 6 (56:10), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:34). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests:Ten Nguyen and Lane Kiffin Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/14/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 49 seconds
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Pau Gasol and Deontay Wilder Plus Worst Take and Life Advice

Russillo is joined by two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol to discuss playing in the 2008 Olympics vs. Team USA, being traded to the Lakers, Kobe Bryant as a teammate, and more (0:35). Then Ryen talks with boxer and former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder about his time off from the sport, boxing critics and media, what he learned from his fights with Tyson Fury, his upcoming fight against Robert Helenius, and more (21:41). Next, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle offer up another edition of Worst Take (38:55), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:17) Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Pau Gasol and Deontay Wilder Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/13/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 12 seconds
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Is the NFC East Back? Plus Rams-Bengals Super Bowl Hangovers With Mike Sando and Week 6 CFB Top 12 Rankings

Russillo shares his NFL Week 5 observations, including from Bengals-Ravens and Rams-Cowboys, NFC East teams having a strong start, and the Patriots shutting out the Lions (0:20), before giving out his ranking for the top 12 teams in college football (12:06). Then Ryen talks with Mike Sando of The Athletic about the struggles of the Bengals and Rams since playing in the Super Bowl, what is behind Geno Smith’s success in Seattle, Browns-Chargers, Eagles-Cardinals, Packers concerns, the Panthers firing head coach Matt Rhule, and more (17:51). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:36). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 48 seconds
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Russell Wilson, Wembanyama-Mania, and Draymond’s Punch. Plus: MLB Playoff Predictions With Jeff Passan and Yogi Roth on '5-STAR QB'.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Broncos’ Thursday night rock fight with the Colts, the outpouring of praise for top NBA prospect Victor Wembanyama, and Draymond Green punching Jordan Poole in a Warriors practice (0:43). Then Ryen talks with ESPN’s Jeff Passan about the MLB postseason wild-card round, Aaron Judge's home run record, World Series picks, and more (14:44). Then Ryen talks with Yogi Roth of the Pac-12 Network and Elite 11 about his new book, '5-STAR QB: It's Not About the Stars, It's About the Journey' (46:29). Then Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle make their favorite bets for NFL Week 5 before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:37). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jeff Passan and Yogi Roth Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/7/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 22 seconds
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Georgia Concerns, the Second-Best Conference, CFB Playoff Draft With Danny Kanell, Plus Worst Take

Russillo shares his rankings for the top 12 teams in college football (0:24) before he is joined by Danny Kanell of SiriusXM and CBS Sports to talk more college football, including Alabama, Clemson gaining steam, ACC QBs, the debate over the second-best conference, playoff speculation, and more (8:30). Then, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle present Worst Take (56:06), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:05:09). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/5/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 11 seconds
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Chiefs Not Missing Tyreek Hill, Jalen Hurts Fixing His Flaws, Plus the Ravens’ Analytics Debate With Trent Dilfer

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Chiefs' dominant win over the Buccaneers, the Bills' three-point win over the Ravens, Jaguars-Eagles, the Panthers' QB problem resurfacing, and more (0:46). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about the what it's like when a QB and a play caller are in sync the way Patrick Mahomes was with the Chiefs coaches vs. the Buccaneers, Ravens HC Jim Harbaugh's decision to forgo the field goal attempt on fourth down in their loss to the Bills, whether the Eagles are the best team in the NFL, the three most important qualities in a QB, rookie QBs Bailey Zappe and Kenny Pickett, and more (13:08). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (47:51). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/3/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 18 seconds
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Tua and the Concussion Dilemma, Danny Amendola on Playing With Brady, Plus Matt Buschmann on Catching Judge’s 61st

Russillo shares his thoughts on Tua Tagovailoa's injury vs. the Bengals and the NFL's complicated relationship with concussions (0:39). Then Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Danny Amendola to discuss his retirement, how players deal with head injuries, Tom Brady, when Danny went from the Patriots to the Dolphins, Aaron Rodgers’s trash talk, why the Raiders are struggling, and more (11:44). Then Ryen talks with his friend and Blue Jays bullpen coach Matt Buschmann about catching Aaron Judge’s 61st home run ball (40:44). Next Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle make their favorite bets for NFL Week 4 (52:39), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:41). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Danny Amendola and Matt Buschmann Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/30/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 44 seconds
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Todd McShay on CJ Stroud vs. Bryce Young, Life Advice with Paige Spiranac, Plus a Bad Week in Celtics Coverage

Russillo shares his thoughts on the media coverage surrounding Ime Udoka and the Boston Celtics (0:36). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN’s Todd McShay to discuss the top college QBs, how many are first round NFL draft prospects, Alabama LB Will Anderson, and more (12:12). Next, Ryen gives out his weekly ranking of the top 12 teams in college football (53:45), followed by Worst Take (59:39). Finally Ryen is joined by former pro golfer Paige Spiranac to discuss her career (1:08:02) before Paige and Ryen answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:23:18). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Todd McShay and Paige Spiranac Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/28/20221 hour, 53 minutes, 16 seconds
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Dolphins' Statement Win and Damien Woody on the NFC-Best Eagles? Plus, Power Five vs. Power Five Records in CFB.

Russillo shares his thoughts on some NFL Week 3 games, including Bills-Dolphins, Buccaneers-Packers, Rams-Cardinals, Jaguars-Chargers, and Commanders-Eagles (0:37). Then Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody to discuss takeaways from the Dolphins' impressive win vs. the Bills in Miami, whether the Buccaneers deserve concern after three weeks, whether the Eagles are the best team in the NFC right now, the boring Patriots, Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars, the Cardinals' unsustainable offense, the Broncos' lack of identity, some stories from Damien's NFL career, and more (13:38). Then Ryen recaps a few games from the weekend in college football, including Clemson–Wake Forest, Kansas State–Oklahoma, Arkansas–Texas A&M, and more (41:42). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (53:01). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Damien Woody Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/26/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 21 seconds
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Why the Celtics-Udoka Situation Is Playing Out This Way, Comedian Colin Quinn, Plus Sheil Kapadia on the Eagles, Lamar, and Brady

Russillo shares his thoughts on Celtics head coach Ime Udoka’s suspension, and the nuances of the Celtics press conference and coverage surrounding it (0:44). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer’s Sheil Kapadia about Jalen Hurts’s performance in the Eagles win vs. the Vikings in Week 2, the Buccaneers' offensive struggles, the seemingly unstoppable Bills, Lamar Jackson, and more (10:48). Next Ryen is joined by comedian and writer Colin Quinn to talk stand-up, ‘SNL,’ MTV’s ‘Remote Control,’ stories from his career, his YouTube series ‘Cop Show,’ and more (32:58). Finally Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle each give out a bet for NFL Week 3 (1:10:42), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:15:29). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Sheil Kapadia and Colin Quinn Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/23/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 49 seconds
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Top 12 CFB Teams Right Now, Worst Take, and Joy Taylor on Tua, Plus Hedge Fund Manager Ray Dalio on the Future

Russillo shares his weekly ranking of the top 12 college football teams (0:39), before he is joined by Joy Taylor of Fox Sports to discuss Tua Tagovailoa's six-touchdown performance vs. the Ravens, the Dolphins' reluctance to back him in previous seasons, Joy's journey from local radio to national television, and more (11:25). Next, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle convene for this week's Worst Take (46:19). Then Ryen is joined by investor and hedge fund manager Ray Dalio to discuss his book 'Principles for Dealing With the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail' (53:08). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:29:52). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Joy Taylor and Ray Dalio Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/21/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 12 seconds
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Is Tua a Starter Again? Plus, Why Kyler’s Play Isn’t Sustainable and Trey Lance’s Future With Trent Dilfer.

Russillo shares his thoughts on QB Tua Tagovailoa after his six-touchdown performance vs. the Ravens, Kyler Murray's athletic ability, a shaky start for the Broncos, and more (0:42). Then Ryen is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss the Dolphins' comeback win vs. the Ravens, how coach Mike McDaniel can maximize Tua's potential with game-planning, why Kyler Murray has the highest ceiling and the lowest floor, Broncos HC Nathaniel Hackett's early coaching struggles, the versatility and impact of Micah Parsons, Trey Lance's season-ending injury, and more (23:01). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:26). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/19/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 34 seconds
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In Chiefs-Chargers, the Most Talented Team Lost Again. Plus Bruce Feldman on the CFB Landscape: Playoffs and Fired Coaches.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Chiefs' 27-24 win over the Chargers, and what it would have meant for the Chargers if they had pulled out the win (0:32). Then Ryen is joined by Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic to discuss Nebraska firing coach Scott Frost, the unique way college football coaches get hired, extended, and fired, Texas A&M switching QBs, BYU's overtime win vs. Baylor and upcoming matchup vs. Oregon, Alabama's ceiling, the wide-open Big 12, and more (11:20). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (52:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bruce Feldman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/16/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 27 seconds
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Lamar Jackson’s Contract Problem, Worst Take, Plus Chris Fowler on 'GameDay' Stories and His Career

Russillo shares his thoughts on Lamar Jackson and the Ravens not reaching a new contract (0:33), before he is joined by ABC and ESPN’s Chris Fowler to discuss the U.S. Open, the unique approach to broadcasting tennis, meticulous college football prep, stories from his many years on 'College GameDay,' his start in covering sports, and more (15:14). Then Ryen debuts the inaugural segment of Worst Take (1:10:12), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chris Fowler Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/14/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 51 seconds
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Why Do We Doubt Mahomes? Plus NFL Week 1 Recap With Damien Woody and CFB Week 2 Roundup

Russillo shares his thoughts on Patrick Mahomes, and some other NFL Week 1 observations (2:16). Then Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody to discuss the Chiefs lighting up the Cardinals, the Dolphins' win over the Patriots, Bengals-Steelers, Packers-Vikings, Cowboys-Buccaneers, the best defensive “disrupters,” whether there are any takeaways from the Bears' win over the 49ers, and more (19:58). Next Ryen talks about some college football games from Week 2, including Texas-Alabama, Stanford-USC, Florida-Kentucky, Texas A&M–Appalachian State, and South Carolina–Kentucky (45:02). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (58:20). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Damien Woody Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/12/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 49 seconds
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Are the Bills This Good, With T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Plus Top NFL WRs, What Makes a No. 1 WR, and Should Rookie QBs Sit?

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Bills steamrolling the Rams in the NFL opener (0:31). Then Ryen is joined by T.J. Houshmandzadeh to discuss whether the Bills will have any weak points this season, why the Rams will struggle to make the playoffs, the best WRs in the NFL, what it means to be a no. 1 WR, Trey Lance optimism, whether rookie QBs should sit for a year before playing, stories from T.J.'s 11-year NFL career, and more (12:24). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (43:16). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: TJ Houshmandzadeh Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/9/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 45 seconds
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NFL Team Tiers, Going Abroad Crossover With Kevin Clark, Plus LeBron's Worth in the Future

Russillo shares his thoughts on the future for LeBron James, the push to play with his sons, and if he will still have the same influence after Year 20 (0:30). Then Ryen is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss his stories on The Ringer about Joe Burrow and Matt LaFleur (14:15), before putting all 32 NFL teams in tiers related to F1 racing (you'll get it), and Going Abroad for an F1 update (30:20). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:48). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/7/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 23 seconds
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Trent Dilfer’s Back! Week 1 QB Questions, Plus CFB’s Real Opening Weekend and Best Campus Experiences With Jamie Erdahl.

Russillo shares his observations from college football Week 1, including Notre Dame–Ohio State, Florida-Utah, Oregon-Georgia, Florida State–LSU, and more (0:37). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about young NFL QBs like Justin Fields, Trevor Lawrence, and Trey Lance; what to expect from Russell Wilson in Denver, Trent's favorite college QBs, and more (18:46). Then Ryen is joined by Jamie Erdahl of 'Good Morning Football' to discuss her journey from covering high school sports, to NESN, to NFL Network; Jamie's favorite SEC game-day experiences, who is the most interesting QB in football, and more (1:02:11). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life-Advice questions (1:28:49). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Trent Dilfer and Jamie Erdahl Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/5/20221 hour, 57 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Lack of Parity in CFB, Realignment With Barry Alvarez, Plus NFL Agent Don Yee on His Career and Repping Tom Brady

Russillo shares his thoughts on the historical lack of parity in college football (0:29), before talking with former Wisconsin football head coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez about conference realignment, the inception of the Big Ten Network, the state of NIL after a year, being an athletic director vs. being a coach, and more (12:10). Then Ryen talks with sports agent Don Yee of Yee & Dubin about his unique path to representing athletes, signing Tom Brady out of Michigan, the case for dissolving the draft in sports leagues, Jimmy Garoppolo's future, creating Tom Brady's deal with Fox Sports, and more (29:42). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:09:03). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Barry Alvarez and Don Yee Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/1/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 56 seconds
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Big Cat on CFB Playoff Picks and Life Advice

Russillo and Ceruti give their thoughts on the early front-runners for Worst Take (0:25). Then Ryen is joined by Big Cat of Barstool's 'Pardon My Take' to discuss the start of college football season, early playoff picks, realignment and expansion, transfers they are most excited for, and more (12:28). Finally Ryen and Big Cat answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:07:38). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Big Cat Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/30/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 7 seconds
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Julian Edelman on NFL Systems and Fighting the Urge to Come Back(?)

Russillo shares his thoughts on the percentage of first-round QBs who find success on their second team (0:39), before talking to three-time Super Bowl champion Julian Edelman about his retirement, the itch to get back into the NFL, his favorite offenses from the 2021-22 season, Bill Belichick film room stories, and more (12:25). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (41:25). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Julian Edelman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/25/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 24 seconds
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Durant, Nets Have No Better Options; Jon Anik on Maybe the Best UFC Win Ever; and We Introduce Worst Take

Russillo opens with the Nets' announcement that they and Kevin Durant will stick together, why it’s probably because neither had any great options, and why he’s not all of sudden buying Brooklyn stock (0:31). Next, he chats with voice of the UFC Jon Anik about the wild card this past weekend and why Leon Edwards's win might be the greatest UFC win ever (14:18). Then, the guys introduce a new segment called Worst Take (43:13) before closing it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:37). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jon Anik Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/23/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ranking the Best Offenses and Defenses With Sheil Kapadia, Plus Ryen Gets Fleeced in France

Russillo is joined by The Ringer's Sheil Kapadia to discuss Deshaun Watson's 11-game suspension and $5 million fine, before ranking the best and worst offenses (0:25) and defenses for the 2022-23 NFL season (26:03). Then, Ryen tells a quick story about his trip to France, before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (43:06). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Sheil Kapadia Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/19/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 19 seconds
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College Recruiting Stories With Matt Ryan, Antonio Daniels, Andrew Bogut, Stephon Marbury, James Jones, and Gary Payton Sr.

Russillo talks with Matt Ryan (0:24), Antonio Daniels (3:08), Andrew Bogut (6:03), Stephon Marbury (11:42), James Jones (16:10), and Gary Payton Sr. (24:41) about their best college recruiting stories. Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (24:41). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Matt Ryan, Antonio Daniels, Andrew Bogut, Stephon Marbury, James Jones, and Gary Payton Sr. Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/16/202246 minutes, 58 seconds
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Iceland Travelogue, Plus Life Advice

Russillo documents his solo summer vacation to Iceland day by day (0:47), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:12). Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/11/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 38 seconds
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'NYC Point Gods' With Stephon Marbury, Plus Life Advice

Ryen Russillo is joined by Stephon Marbury to discuss Showtime's 'NYC Point Gods,' what is unique about New York City point guards, Marbury's basketball idols, the best small guards in the NBA today, the 1996 NBA draft, Marbury's time with the Timberwolves, Russell Westbrook, and more (0:25). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (24:36). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Stephon Marbury Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/9/202251 minutes, 13 seconds
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CFB Hopes and Fears With Danny Kanell, Plus Why Russell Westbrook Really Can’t Be on the Lakers Next Season

Russillo takes a look at what are really the only potential solutions for Russell Westbrook’s situation with the Lakers and why they really can’t go into another season with him in the mix (0:30). Then he chats with his old pal Danny Kanell about the upcoming college football season, what the next conference realignment domino will be, and why college sports would be so much better off with a commissioner (10:00). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Steve Ceruti and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/4/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 59 seconds
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Remembering Bill Russell. Plus, Last-Place Chiefs, Other NFL Division Winners, and Aaron Rodgers Stories With James Jones

Ryen begins by remembering the life of Celtics captain Bill Russell by sharing his favorite stories about him (0:30). Next, he’s joined by NFL Network’s James Jones to learn about playing with Aaron Rodgers (8:30), discuss the difficulties of changing teams as a wide receiver (11:00), and share some surprise picks in his former divisions (24:00). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (37:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: James Jones Producers: Steve Ceruti and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/2/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Knicks Should Trade for Mitchell Even If He’s Melo 2.0. Plus, Bob Ryan on a Potential KD-Jaylen Trade and Comparing Eras.

Ryen begins by explaining why the possibility that Donovan Michell will join the Knicks is reminiscent of Carmelo Anthony’s move to New York, and why that’s not necessarily a bad thing (0:30). Next, he’s joined by Bob Ryan to discuss different generations of NBA stars (12:00), learn about his early days as a Celtics reporter (40:00), and hear his best Larry Bird stories (52:00). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bob Ryan Producers: Steve Ceruti and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/28/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 45 seconds
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NFL QB Tiers With Mike Sando, and Do the Celtics Really Need Kevin Durant?

Ryen opens with the Celtics reported interest in trading for Kevin Durant and why they should really just run it back rather than overpay (00:32). Next, he chats with The Athletic’s Mike Sando about his annual NFL QB Tiers article, including the controversy around Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson’s rankings (12:44). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:33). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando Producers: Steve Ceruti and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/26/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 53 seconds
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Russillo Book Club: 'Led Zeppelin: The Biography' by Bob Spitz. Plus, Life Advice.

Russillo is joined by journalist and author Bob Spitz to discuss his biography of Led Zeppelin (0:36). Then, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (39:51). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bob Spitz Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/21/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 34 seconds
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Russillo Book Club: Our First Civil War: 'Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution' by H.W. Brands. Plus, Life Advice.

Russillo is joined by historian H.W. Brands to discuss his book on the American Revolution (0:50). Then, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (40:57). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: H.W. Brands Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/19/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 12 seconds
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Are Sports Headed for a Free-for-All? Donovan Mitchell’s Stock, NBA Summer League Stories, Plus Catching Up With Adnan Virk.

After the fallout from the LIV Golf tour, Ryen discusses why we may be headed for a very different future in how sports and leagues operate (0:27). Then Ryen talks with Adnan Virk of MLB Network and the 'Cinephile' podcast to discuss their passionate feelings about the Paramount+ show ‘The Offer,’ and Matthew Goode not being nominated for his portrayal of Robert Evans (11:30). Then they discuss MLB, including: Shohei Ohtani, the Yankees and the Astros poised to meet in the ALCS, the Dodgers, what went wrong with the Blue Jays, and more (32:57). Finally, Ryen shares a quick NBA summer league story (55:49) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:48). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Adnan Virk Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/14/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 54 seconds
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Are the Bad NBA Teams the Best They’ve Ever Been? Plus NFL Offseason QB Questions With Albert Breer.

Russillo shares his thoughts on NBA summer league, and his excitement surrounding the bottom four teams from the 2021-22 season and their young core of players (0:27). Then Ryen talks with SI's Albert Breer about the development of some young NFL QBs including Jalen Hurts, Mac Jones, and Tua Tagovailoa, Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers missing their star WRs this upcoming season, Baker Mayfield in Carolina, awaiting Deshaun Watson suspension news, Jimmy Garoppolo's next move, and more (10:44). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Albert Breer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/12/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 9 seconds
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Chet Holmgren Hype Train and Durant/Mitchell Trade Futures With Chris Mannix, Plus Being Hot and Life Advice With Joe Manganiello

Russillo shares his thoughts on Chet Holmgren’s NBA summer league debut (0:33), before taking with SI’s Chris Mannix about seeing Chet Holmgren in person in Salt Lake City, the likelihood that Donovan Mitchell will be traded from the Jazz, how the Nets will handle Kevin Durant’s trade request as they try and build their roster for next season, the Celtics' acquisitions of Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, and more (13:00). Then Ryen is joined by actor Joe Manganiello to discuss some of his past works, including ‘Magic Mike,’ ‘Spider Man,’ his new show ‘Moonhaven,’ comic book culture, and more (38:38), before sticking around to answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:02). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chris Mannix and Joe Manganiello Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/7/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 48 seconds
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CFB Realignment: Which Fan Bases Are Actually Happy? With Bruce Feldman and Van Lathan. Plus Danny Ainge Does It Again.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Rudy Gobert trade and what it means to make a deal with Danny Ainge (0:31), before a quick rant on College Football realignment (11:00). Then, Ryen talks with Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic about exactly how UCLA and USC secured a move to join the Big Ten conference in 2024, and what this means for the future of the PAC 12 (18:38). Next, Ryen is joined by Van Lathan to discuss how conference realignment in college football affects the regional aspect of the sport, Texas and Oklahoma’s aims to join the SEC, the idea of college football “super conferences,” and more (30:29). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:08). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bruce Feldman and Van Lathan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/5/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 2 seconds
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BONUS: Durant Wants Out of Brooklyn

Russillo reacts to the news that Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/30/202211 minutes, 57 seconds
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Murray to the Hawks, Is Ayton Worth It, and an NBA Free Agency Primer With Bobby Marks

Russillo shares his thoughts on the trade that sent Dejounte Murray to the Hawks, speculation on Karl-Anthony Towns’s next contract, and how the Pistons exited the Deandre Ayton sweepstakes (0:33). Then Ryen talks with ESPN’s Bobby Marks about the beginning of NBA free agency, how Dejounte Murray’s contract led to him being traded, James Harden declining his player option to help the 76ers bolster their roster, what the Pistons are planning to do with their cap space, the Knicks looking to give Jalen Brunson a huge contract, the future for the Nets, why the Suns should have re-signed Deandre Ayton, and more (11:09). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (44:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bobby Marks Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/30/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 24 seconds
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Kyrie’s Opt-In and John Wall to the Clippers. Plus: Arch Manning to Texas, NIL Drama, and Going Abroad with Kevin Clark

Russillo shares his thoughts on Kyrie Irving exercising his player option with the Brooklyn Nets, as well as reports of John Wall joining the Clippers for the 2023 season (0:30). Then Ryen is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the F1 season after nine races, the intersection of NIL and college football, Arch Manning committing to Texas, and more (10:26). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/28/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 41 seconds
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Paolo Goes No. 1! Behind the Surprise Decision With Magic President Jeff Weltman, Plus More NBA Draft Observations

Russillo shares some observations from the 2022 NBA draft, including Chet Holmgren to the Thunder, the Knicks’ draft decisions, the Grizzlies trading up, and more (0:28). Then Ryen talks with Orlando Magic president of basketball ops Jeff Weltman about when and how the Magic decided to draft Paolo Banchero no. 1, how Paolo fits in with the young roster, a Jonathan Isaac update, Mo Bamba, the multiple ways cap space factors into free agency, and more (18:14). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:36). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jeff Weltman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/24/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Market for Kyrie, the Warriors-Grizzlies “Rent Free” Beef, Plus Timberwolves Head Coach Chris Finch

Russillo shares his thoughts on the news that Kyrie Irving and the Nets have stalled on contract negotiations (0:25), before talking about the Warriors-Grizzlies post-Finals beef and why it doesn't make a ton of sense to clap back at a team that just won a title (6:53). Then Ryen is joined by Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch to discuss joining the team midseason in 2021, the 2022 playoff series vs. the Grizzlies, team dynamics with Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell, and Patrick Beverley, Finch's time playing and coaching in Europe, and more (20:09). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:58). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Chris Finch Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/21/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 43 seconds
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Chet’s Best Fit, Jabari’s Ceiling, and More NBA Draft Talk With Sam Vecenie. Plus, the Rise of International Talent With NBA Associate VP Chris Ebersole.

Ryen is joined by 'The Athletic'’s Sam Vecenie for an extensive breakdown of all the major prospects in next week’s NBA draft, including where Chet Holmgren should want to land, if we’re underrating Jabari Smith Jr.’s ceiling, and more (0:32)! Then, he’s joined by the NBA’s associate VP of international basketball operations, Chris Ebersole, to talk about the influx of international talent in the league, why it's only going to keep growing, and a look at some of the best international prospects in this draft (56:12). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:16:09). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Sam Vecenie and Chris Ebersole Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/16/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 36 seconds
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Will the Warriors Close It Out? Plus Updated NBA Player Approval Ratings With Wosny Lambre

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Warriors' Game 5 win over the Celtics, Boston not being able to capitalize on Steph Curry's low-scoring performance, improvements from Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson, the Celtics' turnover problem, and a look ahead to Game 6 (0:33). Then he talks with The Ringer's Wosny Lambre about the "approval ratings" of eight NBA players after the 2021-22 season, including Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns, Damian Lillard, Rudy Gobert, and more (15:57). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (54:14). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Wosny Lambre Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/14/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 20 seconds
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Pelicans EVP David Griffin on Zion’s Future and the Team’s Turnaround, Plus the Celtics Go Up 2-1 and Talking Finance With CNBC’s David Faber

Ryen opens with the Celtics taking a 2-1 Finals lead, Draymond’s terrible Game 3, and the Warriors' inconsistent shot creation (0:32). Then, he chats with Pelicans executive VP of basketball operations David Griffin about the team’s drastic turnaround this season and what the future holds for Zion Williamson and the franchise (13:12). Next, Ryen talks with CNBC’s David Faber about covering these complicated financial times, how he got on TV, and his new ExxonMobil documentary (39:31). And finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:04). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: David Griffin and David Faber Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/9/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why the NBA Season Already Has Been Shortened, Plus Finals Predictions and Harden’s Future With Sixers Forward Georges Niang

Russillo shares his thoughts on the idea of shortening the NBA season, as well as the top players already playing a shortened season (0:37). Then Ryen talks with 76ers forward Georges Niang about being on the Jazz during the NBA's COVID shutdown in March 2020, figuring out how to change his game to stay in the NBA, his experience with Joel Embiid as a teammate, the Sixers-Heat playoff series, the mechanics of defending certain star players, his experiences from Warriors training camp, Finals predictions, and more (13:46). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:24). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Georges Niang Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/7/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 32 seconds
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Hypothetical NBA Finals Questions, Plus Steph Curry’s Extended Prime With Anthony Slater

Russillo and Ceruti bounce some NBA Finals questions off of each other (0:26) before Ryen previews the Finals with The Athletic's Anthony Slater. They compare Steph Curry’s 2022 season to past campaigns and discuss helpful stats to understand the matchup between the Warriors and Celtics, Gary Payton II’s planned return to the Warriors, Finals picks, and more (30:51). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:48). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Anthony Slater Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/2/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 20 seconds
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Warriors-Celtics Finals Pick, Van Lathan on CFB Recruiting Jealousy and Life, Plus Going Abroad

Ryen opens with his pick for the Warriors-Celtics NBA Finals matchup and goes through the categories of confidence whenever people make predictions (0:27). Next, he chats with Van Lathan about why Texas A&M is the G-Eazy of college football, Captain America vs. Black Panther, and his new book 'Fat, Crazy & Tired' (17:09). Then, Ceruti hops on for a Champions League edition of Going Abroad, before Ryen recaps the F1 Monaco Grand Prix (30:07). And finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:53). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Van Lathan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/31/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 39 seconds
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Are the Finals Set? Debating the No. 1 Pick, Plus Kyrie’s Future in Brooklyn.

Old-school radio format! (0:28) - Heat-Celtics Game 5: Where Miami (likely) lost the series (8:33) - Debating the no. 1 NBA draft pick, figuring out the top 3 prospects in order (33:08) - Kyrie Irving free agency talk (47:57) - Life Advice Host: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/26/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 14 seconds
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Boston’s Bounceback and Blowout Basketball, Plus Jorge Sedano on Miami’s Issues and Golden State Nearing a Finals Return

Russillo shares his thoughts on Celtics-Heat Game 4, some historically poor statistics for the Heat, staggering margins of victory throughout the playoffs, and more (0:32). Then Ryen talks with ESPN's Jorge Sedano about trying to understand the Eastern Conference finals: blowout wins, historic stats, and yet the series is tied 2-2. They also discuss the impact of the Heat's Bam Adebayo, Erik Spoelstra's coaching brilliance, Mavericks-Warriors, and more (13:41). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (36:57). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jorge Sedano Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/24/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 31 seconds
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Charles Barkley on Conference Finals, Players vs. Criticism, and His Future

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Warriors’ Game 1 win over the Mavericks in the Western Conference finals (0:31) before talking with Charles Barkley about ‘Inside the NBA,’ endorsement deals, conference finals matchups, how NBA players deal with criticism, comparisons of David Stern and Adam Silver, the ceilings for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic, and more (12:32). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:57). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Charles Barkley Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/19/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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NBA Conference Finals Picks, Golden State’s Luka Problem, and a Suns Postmortem With Logan Murdock

Russillo makes his picks for Celtics-Heat and Warriors-Mavericks (0:28) before talking with The Ringer’s Logan Murdock about the uncertainty surrounding Warriors-Mavericks, the Jason Kidd renaissance, Celtics-Heat, Erik Spoelstra, what happened to the Suns, Deandre Ayton’s future, and more (19:47). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (54:58). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Logan Murdock Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/17/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 54 seconds
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Did the Bucks Punch Their Finals Ticket? What to Make of the Warriors' Historic Loss, Plus Ben Wallace on Today’s Best Defenders

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Bucks’ Game 5 win over the Celtics in Boston, the Warriors 134-95 loss to the Grizzlies, and Suns-Mavericks (0:39), before talking with Hall of Famer and NBA champion Ben Wallace about today's best defensive NBA players, game planning for Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in the 2004 Finals, head coach Larry Brown, playing with LeBron James in Cleveland, the hardest players to defend, and more (18:53). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:37). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Ben Wallace Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/12/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 51 seconds
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Can the Sixers Win the East? And How to Guard Luka With Raja Bell. Plus, Life Advice With Comedian Nikki Glaser.

Russillo shares his thoughts on all four NBA conference semifinal series (0:30), before talking with Raja Bell about the Grizzlies being down 3-1 to the Warriors, the Mavericks tying up their series with the Suns, how teams should defend Luka Doncic, pre-title concerns for the Bucks creeping into their series with the Celtics, 76ers-Heat, and playoff stories from Raja's NBA career (15:50). Finally Ryen is joined by comedian Nikki Glaser to discuss her new reality show 'Welcome Home Nikki Glaser?,' blackout drunks, awkward sex, where stand-up comedy intersects with social media, and more (46:24), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:16:29). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Raja Bell and Nikki Glaser Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/10/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 54 seconds
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Boston’s Turnaround and the Warriors’ Klay Problem. Plus, Al Harrington Talks NBA Playoffs and His Viral Bag of Iverson.

Russillo talks about the Suns’ 20-point victory over the Mavericks in Game 2, Celtics-Bucks, the 76ers struggling down 2-0 in their series with the Heat, and Warriors-Grizzlies tied at 1-1 and what adjustments Golden State has to make going into Game 3 (0:37). Then Ryen talks with Al Harrington about his company Viola Brands, introducing his "Iverson" cannabis strain courtside at an NBA game, stories from Al’s 16-season NBA career, predictions for Warriors-Grizzlies, and more (16:58). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (51:57). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Al Harrington Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/5/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 1 second
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Mavs’ False Hope and Doc’s Stubbornness, Hall of Famer Gary Payton, Plus Inside the Biggest NFL Draft Moves With Dianna Russini

Ryen opens with his thoughts on Mavs-Suns and why Dallas just looks outmatched in this series before getting into why Doc Rivers is being so stubborn with DeAndre Jordan (0:34). Next, he chats with basketball Hall of Famer Gary Payton about his son’s emergence with the Warriors, his best trash talk stories, and the story of when young Ryen first met Gary (20:22). Then, ESPN NFL insider Dianna Russini stops by for a behind-the-scenes look at how the A.J. Brown trade happened, Baker Mayfield’s future, and which teams nailed and bombed the draft (53:34). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Gary Payton and Dianna Russini Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/3/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 23 seconds
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NFL Draft: Favorite Picks and Biggest Risks With Booger McFarland, Plus New Colts QB Matt Ryan and Chris Paul’s Closeout

Russillo shares his thoughts on Chris Paul’s historic performance in the Suns' series-winning victory over the Pelicans, the 76ers closing out their series with the Raptors, the Mavericks' series win over the Jazz, and what’s next for Utah (0:27). Then Ryen talks with ESPN’s Booger McFarland about the NFL draft—who had the best Round 1, the players with the highest upside, and more (15:26). Then Ryen is joined by Colts QB Matt Ryan to discuss his move to Indianapolis, calling Peyton Manning for advice, his time playing under Kyle Shanahan, and more (55:40). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:06). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Booger McFarland and Matt Ryan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/29/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 5 seconds
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Kyrie, Simmons, and Bad Business Partners in the NBA, Plus the Pelicans’ Turnaround and Zion Optimism With Antonio Daniels

Russillo shares his thoughts on the philosophy that the NBA is "a business," and where "business partners" like Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving fit into all of it (0:31). Then Ryen talks with NBA champion and color analyst for the New Orleans Pelicans Antonio Daniels about the Suns-Pelicans series being tied 2-2, how coach Willie Green galvanized the team, Brandon Ingram's development, Zion Williamson's future in New Orleans, stories from Antonio's 13 seasons in the NBA, and more (11:26). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (50:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Antonio Daniels Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/26/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 10 seconds
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Celtics Stifling KD and Embiid’s Raptors Revenge, Plus Deebo’s Value, NFL Draft Rumors, and Going Abroad With Kevin Clark

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Celtics’ defensive prowess in their Game 2 win vs. the Nets, Joel Embiid and the 76ers going up 3-0 vs. the Raptors, Bulls-Bucks, and more (0:34). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer’s Kevin Clark about the news of 49ers WR Deebo Samuel requesting a trade, NFL draft rumors, and more (16:45) before Going Abroad to discuss Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finishing in first place in the Australian Gran Prix (35:33). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:15) Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/21/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 4 seconds
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How Scary Are the New-Look Warriors With Anthony Slater, Plus G League to the Lakers With Mac McClung

Ryen opens with a new edition of NBA Playoff Story Rankings, including whether he might be all the way back in on the Warriors, disappointing Jokic criticism, the mess that was the Jazz in Game 2, and more (0:43). Next, he chats with The Athletic’s Anthony Slater about the emergence of Jordan Poole and the Warriors’ new death lineup (17:13). Then, G League and Lakers guard Mac McClung stops by to talk about his journey to the NBA and being one of the first Instagram dunkers (41:08). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:53). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Anthony Slater and Mac McClung Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/19/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 47 seconds
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Todd McShay and Daniel Jeremiah Compare Mock Drafts and Fake NFL Trade Scenarios, Plus NBA Story Line Rankings

Russillo talks about Miles Bridges, the Timberwolves, young NBA defenders, and more (0:27). Then Ryen is joined by ESPN’s Todd McShay and NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah to discuss their respective NFL mock drafts, possible draft-day scenarios, the scouting process for draft prospects, and more (15:51). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:00) Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Todd McShay and Daniel Jeremiah Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/14/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 29 seconds
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Scott Van Pelt on Tiger, Why He Still Loves Kevin Durant, and Potential Hobbies. Plus, an NBA Playoff Team Draft

Ryen opens with some NBA observations before the playoffs begin, including a potential Celtics-Nets matchup, Luka’s injury concern, and which teams might blow it up if things go bad (0:37). Then, he chats with his old friend Scott Van Pelt about Tiger and the Masters, his love for Kevin Durant, an NBA playoff team draft, and why SVP needs a hobby (22:52). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:35). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Scott Van Pelt Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/12/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 47 seconds
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Magic Makes Lakers Situation Worse, Mikal Bridges on the Suns’ Dominance & DPOY Buzz, Plus ‘WeCrashed’ Creators Drew Crevello and Lee Eisenberg

Russillo shares his thoughts on Magic Johnson’s critical comment about the Lakers and the big question of what is next for the team (0:32). Then Ryen talks with Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns about the Suns’ regular-season success, defending Luka Doncic, Chris Paul’s leadership, last year’s postseason run, and more (12:00). Then Ryen is joined by the cocreators of the AppleTV+ show ‘WeCrashed’ to discuss the show’s inception, working with Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway, the challenges of making a show based on true events, and more (33:09). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitter Life Advice questions (1:06:22). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Mikal Bridges, Drew Crevello, and Lee Eisenberg Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/7/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 52 seconds
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It’s OK to Love College Basketball and the NBA, Wilt vs. Russell Stories, and What’s Next for LeBron With Jackie MacMullan. Plus, Author Michael Lewis.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the beauty of the NCAA tournament and the national champion Kansas Jayhawks (0:29) before talking with Jackie MacMullan about her new narrative podcast, ‘Icons Club,’ the friendship and rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain, the 2022 Celtics’ turnaround, LeBron James’s future after a crushing Lakers season, and more (12:13). Then Ryen talks with author and journalist Michael Lewis about some of his books, including ‘The Premonition,’ ‘The Fifth Risk,’ ‘Losers: The Road to Everyplace but the White House,’ ‘Moneyball: The Art of Winning,’ and more (43:34). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:12). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jackie MacMullan and Michael Lewis Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/5/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 28 seconds
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Andrew Bogut on the Birth of the Warriors, NBA Contenders, and Fights With the Clippers. Plus ,‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Author Kyle Buchanan.

Russillo is joined by NBA champion Andrew Bogut to discuss joining the Warriors in 2012, the 2015 title run, stories from the Clippers-Warriors rivalry, playoff predictions, and more (0:37). Then Ryen talks with Kyle Buchanan of The New York Times about his book, ‘Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road’ (39:18). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:26:08). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Andrew Bogut and Kyle Buchanan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/31/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 59 seconds
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Domonique Foxworth Talks Deshaun Watson and 2000s Ravens Stories, Plus Peter Rosenberg on 'WrestleMania 38' and Kanye

Ryen opens with whether it’s really true that the East is better than the West in the NBA this season (0:29). Next, he chats with ESPN’s Domonique Foxworth about Will Smith vs. Chris Rock, how the Deshaun Watson situation will play out with the Browns, and stories from playing with Ray Lewis and Ed Reed (11:52). Then, Peter Rosenberg, the host of 'Cheap Heat' on the Ringer Wrestling Show feed, talks a little 'WrestleMania 38,' Ryen’s history as a wrestling fan, plus his thoughts on the Kanye documentary (51:38). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:08). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Domonique Foxworth and Peter Rosenberg Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/29/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 4 seconds
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NBA Mock Draft With Kevin O’Connor, the Truth About Jimmy Butler, Plus 'Free Solo' Climber Alex Honnold

Russillo shares his thoughts on the spat between Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and Jimmy Butler, and examines Butler’s NBA career and exits from his former teams (0:41). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor about his latest NBA mock draft and his 14 lottery projections (14:05). Next, Ryen is joined by mountain climber Alex Honnold to discuss the making of the documentary ‘Free Solo,’ in which he completed the first free-solo climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (49:50). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Kevin O’Connor and Alex Honnold Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/24/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 59 seconds
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The AFC vs. NFC QB Gap With Sheil Kapadia, Plus Gilbert Arenas on his NBA Journey and the Story Behind His Gun Incident

Ryen opens with his thoughts on whether the quarterback gap between the AFC and NFC is as big as we think (0:31) before brining on The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia to talk about some of the specific movement we saw at the position this offseason (8:08). Next, he chats with former NBA star Gilbert Arenas about being broke as a rookie, becoming an All-Star with the Wizards, and his battle with commissioner David Stern after his 2009 gun incident (27:46). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:23:31). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Sheil Kapadia and Gilbert Arenas Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/22/20221 hour, 53 minutes, 3 seconds
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Todd McShay's 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Plus: What Five NBA Teams Think About the Top of the NBA Draft

Russillo shares what five NBA teams are thinking about the top of the 2022 NBA draft class (0:33). Then Ryen talks with ESPN's Todd McShay about his latest 2022 NFL mock draft. They discuss all the uncertainty free-agent signings and trades have brought to the top QB prospects, top WRs, NFL combine superstar DT Jordan Davis, McShay's top 10 draft prospects, second-round sleepers, and more (8:34). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (50:44). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/17/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 42 seconds
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Picking the Entire Bracket With Doug Gottlieb, Metta Sandiford-Artest on Kobe Stories and the Art of Defending, Plus an Infamous Marlins Anniversary

Russillo remembers the Miami Marlins heist (0:33). Then Ryen is joined by Doug Gottlieb of Fox Sports to fill out an entire bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament (9:35). Then Ryen talks with Metta Sandiford-Artest about playing for St. John's in the late '90s, his NBA mentors, executing a team style of play, stories from playing with Kobe Bryant, guarding Allen Iverson, Paul Pierce, and more (39:35). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:20:19). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Doug Gottlieb and Metta Sandiford-Artest Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/15/20221 hour, 41 minutes
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Danny Green on the Simmons-Harden Trade and the 76ers’ Playoff Outlook, Plus Why the Russell Wilson Trade Really Went Down

Ryen opens with his thoughts on the Russell Wilson trade and why the Seahawks were ultimately OK with letting him go (0:32). Next he chats with 76ers guard Danny Green about how the team dealt with the Ben Simmons saga, what it’s been like playing with James Harden, and how he thinks Philly stacks up in the East (8:59). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (41:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Danny Green Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/10/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why the Calvin Ridley Suspension Was Fair and Necessary, Plus Danny Kanell on NFL Draft QB Prospects

Russillo shares his thoughts on the news of wide receiver Calvin Ridley receiving a one-year suspension for betting on NFL games during the 2021 season (0:27). Then Ryen talks with Danny Kanell of SiriusXM and CBS Sports about his top QB prospects for the 2022 NFL draft (11:43). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:50). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/8/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 32 seconds
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Heat-Bucks and Harden’s Turnaround, Understanding the MLB Lockout With Evan Drellich, Plus 'Winning Time' Cocreator Jim Hecht

Ryen opens with some NBA observations, including an impressive Bucks win over the Heat, why he doesn’t want to hear about James Harden’s hamstring injury again, and why we can’t talk about G League stats (0:35). Next he chats with The Athletic’s Evan Drellich for a deeper understand the MLB lockout and where both sides go from here (13:03). Then, he talks about the new HBO show 'Winning Time' with cocreator Jim Hecht, including growing up a Laker fan, how the project came to be, and casting Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (36:12). And finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:03). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Evan Drellich and Jim Hecht Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/3/20221 hour, 35 minutes
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Dirk Nowitzki on How He Changed the Game, Plus the Ceiling for Ja and the Grizzlies

Ryen opens with some thoughts on Ja Morant and the Grizzlies continuing to be the best watch in the NBA right now and why it’s OK to just enjoy them without getting ahead of ourselves (0:28). Then, he chats with NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki about his new book, 'The Great Nowitzki,' his unlikely path to changing the way the game is played, a few big what-ifs in his career, and how his image changed after he won a title (10:05). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (45:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Dirk Nowitzki Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/1/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 19 seconds
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The NFL Offseason QB Pod: A Look at Free Agency, the Draft, and Development

Ryen begins by talking with The Athletic’s Mike Sando on the offseason QB carousel, the benefits of going all-in on quarterbacks, and fifth-year options (0:50). Then he is joined by The Ringer’s Danny Kelly to discuss his draft guide and analyze the top quarterbacks of this year’s draft (27:50). Ryen continues by speaking with QB Takeover’s Quincy Avery and QB Summit’s Jordan Palmer about quarterback mechanics, devolvement of draft prospects, and Deshaun Watson's return to the NFL (53:42). He then closes out the show with another edition of Life Advice (88:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando, Danny Kelly, Quincy Avery and Jordan Palmer  Producers: Steve Ceruti and Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/25/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 50 seconds
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NBA Player Vibe Checks: Who'd You Rather Have for Five Years? Plus Actor Emile Hirsch.

Russillo and Ceruti begin by pitting younger NBA players against each other and debating which player they would rather have on their team for the next five years (7:00). Then, Ryen talks with actor Emile Hirsch about his new movie, ‘Pursuit,’ and what it was like to work with Quentin Tarantino on ‘Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood’ (32:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Emile Hirsch Producers: Steve Ceruti and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/23/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jeff Van Gundy on CP3’s Injury, Favorite Teams to Watch, and Coaching in Today’s NBA, Plus LeBron’s Problems With the Lakers

Russillo begins by discussing the Celtics' strong close to the first half of the season and what to expect from LeBron and the Lakers moving forward (0:30). Then Ryen talks with former coach and ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy about how the Suns can weather Chris Paul’s injury, player empowerment in today’s league, and the way officiating has changed over the years (16:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (51:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jeff Van Gundy Producers: Steve Ceruti and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/21/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 17 seconds
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NBA Offseason Story Lines to Watch Now, Warriors' Resurgence With Logan Murdock, and the NBA Rookie Scale With J. Kyle Mann

Russillo shares some story lines for the NBA offseason that you should be monitoring now (0:44). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer’s Logan Murdock about his new Ringer piece, "Curry, Calm, and Collected," Curry’s efforts to keep the Warriors’ franchise afloat while they got back on track, hoping for an electric playoff series between the Warriors and Suns, and more (15:48). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s J. Kyle Mann to discuss his new piece, "The Rookie Scale: Early Concerns Over Cade Cunningham and Jalen Suggs Miss the Big Picture." They discuss Jonathan Kuminga, Herb Jones, Scottie Barnes, and more (40:22). Finally, Ryen, Kyle, and Ceruti discuss the unfolding of events known as the Frolic Room Super Bowl Heist before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:08:59). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Logan Murdock and J. Kyle Mann Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/18/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 52 seconds
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Do Inflated Stats Lead to NBA Playoff Failure? Plus Mark Wahlberg

Russillo shares his theory of how players with historically high usage rates correlate to their team's performance in the NBA playoffs (0:28). Then Ryen talks with actor-producer Mark Wahlberg about his new film, 'Uncharted,' his start in the music industry, some of his past works, including 'Fear' and 'Boogie Nights,' the casting process for 'Entourage,' and more (9:39). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (30:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mark Wahlberg Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/16/20221 hour, 55 seconds
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Trent Dilfer on the Rams' Super Bowl Win, Stafford’s HOF Case, Kupp vs. Donald for MVP, McVay’s Future, and the Future of the Bengals

Russillo shares his thoughts on the most memorable parts of Super Bowl LVI, and why Aaron Donald is his headline (0:32). Then Ryen is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss the Rams' Super Bowl win over the Bengals, the key points of the game, why Trent believes the Bengals' title window has closed, rumors of Sean McVay stepping away from coaching, Matthew Stafford's legacy now that he is a Super Bowl champion, and more (9:54). Then Ryen recaps some of his Super Bowl weekend festivities before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (51:01). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/14/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 52 seconds
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Harden for Simmons Shows Daryl Morey Was Right, More Trade Deadline Talk With Chris Mannix, Plus Super Bowl Stories With Damien Woody

Russillo shares his thoughts on the trade that brought James Harden to the 76ers and Ben Simmons to the Nets (0:26),before talking with Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix about the Mavericks trading Kristaps Porzingis to the Wizards, the Celtics trading for Derrick White, the Trail Blazers trading CJ McCollum, and more (10:47). Then Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody to discuss the Bengals-Rams matchup in Super Bowl 56 and stories from Damien’s two Super Bowl appearances (37:55). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:40) Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chris Mannix and Damien Woody Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/11/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 21 seconds
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Scott Van Pelt: Super Bowl and Life Advice. Plus an NBA Trade Deadline Preview.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the trades between the Kings and Pacers and Pelicans and Trail Blazers, the Ben Simmons–James Harden rumors, and the significance of Deandre Ayton not currently being under a new contract (0:30). Then Ryen is joined by his old cohost, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt. They discuss stories from the road, the radio booth, poor credit score PTSD, and more (13:41), before Ryen and Scott answer some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (54:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Scott Van Pelt Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/9/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 15 seconds
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Super Bowl Picks With Kevin Clark, the Nets and Sixers Arguments for a Harden-Simmons Trade, Plus Stories From Vegas

Russillo shares his thoughts on how both the Sixers and Nets could talk themselves into a Ben Simmons–James Harden trade, as well as the Cavaliers adding Caris LeVert (0:28). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to make Super Bowl picks, tell stories from Radio Row, discuss QBs to watch in the offseason, and more (13:13). Finally, Ryen talks about his trip to Las Vegas to attend both the NFL Pro Bowl and NHL All-Star Game, before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (47:59). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/7/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 42 seconds
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In or Out on Top NBA Players, Austin Rivers on Jokic and His Own Ups and Downs, Plus Van Lathan on CFB Recruiting, Joe Burrow, and Brian Flores

Russillo shares his thoughts on the stars of all 30 NBA teams (0:32). Then Ryen talks with Nuggets guard Austin Rivers about playing with reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic, the impact of the NBA schedule on player health, growing as a player and teammate, his time on the Clippers, and more (19:07). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer's Van Lathan about CFB signing day, NIL's impact on college recruiting, LSU fans' support for Joe Burrow in the Super Bowl, Brian Flores's discrimination lawsuit, and more (56:24). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:47:19). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Austin Rivers and Van Lathan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/4/20222 hours, 13 minutes, 2 seconds
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Sleeping on the Suns, Brian Flores and the Failure of the Rooney Rule, and Joe Thomas on the Super Bowl and the Pain of Losing

Russillo shares his thoughts on the first-place Phoenix Suns as well as the class-action lawsuit filed by former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and how the Rooney Rule has backfired (0:23). Then Ryen talks with six-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas of the NFL Network about playing football in the trenches of the offensive line, playing for Kyle Shanahan, the Bengals' challenges vs. the Rams’ defensive front in the upcoming Super Bowl, the mental and emotional hurdles that come with being a part of a losing team during a rebuild, Flores’s discrimination lawsuit, Baker Mayfield’s future in Cleveland, and more (13:56). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (56:12). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Joe Thomas Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/2/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 35 seconds
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Burrow’s “It” Factor, Chiefs Too Stubborn, and Stafford’s Validation, With Mark Schlereth

Russillo shares his thoughts on NFL conference championship weekend as well as a false-alarm Tom Brady retirement (0:26). Then he is joined by three-time Super Bowl champion Mark Schlereth of Fox Sports to discuss what went wrong in the Chiefs’ loss to the Bengals, Joe Burrow’s will to win, stories from Mark’s Super Bowl runs, how the Rams and Bengals match up, and more (14:26). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (46:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mark Schlereth Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/31/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 55 seconds
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NFL Championship Round Film Breakdowns With Ted Nguyen, the Forgotten Character in the Steroid Saga, Plus 'The Line' Director Doug Shultz

Russillo shares his thoughts on MLB players bearing the blame for the steroids era by being left out of the Baseball Hall of Fame (0:47), before briefly hitting on whether or not Ben Simmons's trade value has diminished from August 2021 and the 76ers quest for a favorable trade (10:01). Next, Ryen talks with the Athletic’s Ted Nguyen about his film breakdown of the upcoming conference championship round of the NFL playoffs (20:07). Then Ryen talks with filmmaker Doug Shultz about his Apple TV+ docuseries ‘The Line’ (41:57), before answering some listener submitted Life-Advice questions (1:26:34). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Ted Nguyen and Doug Shultz Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/28/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 39 seconds
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Kevin Huerter on the Hawks' Struggles, Defending Trae Young, and Alter Egos, Plus Anthony Edwards and T’Wolves Love With Analyst Jim Petersen

Russillo is joined by Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter to discuss his NBA beginnings, the Hawks' 2021 playoff run, hopes for this season, defending Trae Young, his alter ego K'Von, and more (0:32). Then Ryen talks with analyst Jim Petersen about the impact of Timberwolves coach Chris Finch on the team, the budding Anthony Edwards, development of Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell's improvement, stories from Jim's basketball career and time with the WNBA, and more (29:59). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:07:29). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Kevin Huerter and Jim Petersen Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/26/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 45 seconds
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Troy Aikman on an All-Time NFL Weekend, the Future of Mahomes vs. Allen, Aaron Rodgers, and Why Toughness Matters

Russillo shares his thoughts on an incredible NFL postseason weekend (0:28) before he is joined by three-time Super Bowl champion Troy Aikman of Fox Sports to discuss the Chiefs’ overtime win vs. the Bills, just how much the QB position has evolved since the 1990s and 2000s, the Packers’ loss to the 49ers, whether or not Aaron Rodgers’s future includes Green Bay, Troy’s thoughts about jumping to a new team near the end of his career, and more (13:24). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (44:12). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Troy Aikman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/24/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 26 seconds
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Tim Hasselbeck on Has Allen Caught Mahomes? Bruce Feldman on Harbaugh to the Raiders? Plus Jorge Sedano on the Heat As Contenders Again

Russillo shares his confidence rankings for every NFL divisional-round team (0:34) before he is joined by ESPN’s Tim Hasselbeck to make Round 2 picks (12:49). Then Ryen talks with Bruce Feldman of The Athletic and Fox Sports about the Raiders looking to hire Jim Harbaugh and NIL’s impact on college football (44:15). Next Ryen talks with ESPN’s Jorge Sedano about the Miami Heat’s return as a playoff contender, the Nets' playoff hopes if Kyrie Irving is not allowed to play in home games, the Bulls, Lakers, Clippers, and more (57:06). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:29:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tim Hasselbeck, Bruce Feldman, and Jorge Sedano Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/21/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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Magic Tweets After Lakers Loss; Now Vogel Out? Plus, the Origin of Wu-Tang With S.H. Fernando Jr.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the rumors that Lakers head coach Frank Vogel is close to being fired (0:34) before talking with journalist S.H. Fernando Jr. about his book, 'From the Streets of Shaolin: The Wu-Tang Saga.' They discuss the inception of Hip-hop in the Bronx, NY, the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan and their explosion onto the music scene, stories from covering the group, their impact on hip-hop, and more (10:44). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:13)  Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: S.H. Fernando Jr. Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/19/20221 hour, 59 minutes, 48 seconds
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Was More Really Better in Wild-Card Weekend? Plus Former Chief Mitchell Schwartz on Chiefs-Bills and the Cowboys' Comedy of Errors

Russillo shares his thoughts on NFL wild-card weekend (0:26), before talking with Super Bowl champion Mitchell Schwartz about the Chiefs’ Round 1 win over the Steelers, their Round 2 matchup vs. the Bills, strange sequences in the Cowboys-49ers game, the effects of playoff expansion, and more (13:40). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (47:14). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mitchell Schwartz Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/17/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 47 seconds
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NFL Playoff Draft Revisit, Coach Luke Fickell on Taking Cincinnati to the Playoff, Plus 'Ozark' EP Chris Mundy

Russillo shares his thoughts on all six Round 1 NFL playoff matchups (0:37) before revisiting the NFL playoff draft from November with Ceruti and Kyle (13:10). Then Ryen is joined by Cincinnati football head coach Luke Fickell to discuss the 13-0 regular season, matching up with Alabama in the CFP semifinal, QB Desmond Ridder, his friendship with Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, his season as Ohio State interim head coach, building the program at Cincinnati, and more (20:27). Then Ryen talks with ‘Ozark’ showrunner Chris Mundy about building the show’s characters, the difficulty of trimming story lines, writing for kids, working with Jason Bateman, and more (50:18). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:04). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Luke Fickell and Chris Mundy Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/14/20222 hours, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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The SEC Gap Is Widening, Eric Dickerson on the Rushing Record and Recruiting Stories, and the QB Stock Game Finale

Russillo shares his thoughts on the SEC's dominance of college football (0:31) before talking to Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson about his book, 'Watch My Smoke: The Eric Dickerson Story,' what it's like to be fast, quitting football in high school and returning to win a state championship, committing to Texas A&M before ending up at SMU, his first five NFL seasons in Los Angeles, contract disputes, his NFL rushing record, and more (9:57). Then, with the end of the NFL regular season in the books, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle close out Q4 of the QB Stock Game and announce the winner (44:48) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:06). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Eric Dickerson Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/12/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 39 seconds
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What We Know Vs. What We Thought About Raiders-Chargers, Flores Out With Jon Vilma, Plus Klay’s Return

Russillo shares his thoughts on the climax of the roller-coaster matchup between the Raiders and the Chargers, the speculation on head coach Brandon Staley's timeout call in overtime, and the difference between what we thought in real time vs. what we know today (0:32). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Jonathan Vilma of Fox Sports about the "almost tie" between the Raiders and the Chargers, their differing opinions on the 1-seed Titans, what to make of the Patriots, the Dolphins firing HC Brian Flores, Vilma's choice for DPOY, the upcoming College Football Playoff national title game, and more (14:45). Then Ryen briefly talks about Klay Thompson's return to the Warriors (49:56) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:34). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jonathan Vilma Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/10/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 24 seconds
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Joel Klatt on the Alabama-Georgia Rematch, Plus Baker Mayfield and Fan Base Angst, and NBA Point Guard Devaluation

Russillo shares his thoughts on Baker Mayfield vs. the media and fan base angst in tortured sports cities (0:36), before talking about the point guard position in modern basketball (11:38). Then Ryen talks with Joel Klatt of Fox Sports about the CFB bowl games, the upcoming national title game between Georgia and Alabama, the argument for CFP expansion, and more (23:44). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:21). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Joel Klatt Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/7/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ja Morant’s Massive Leap With Chris Vernon. Plus Willie Colon on Big Ben’s Goodbye and Playing With Antonio Brown.

Russillo shares some NBA observations on the Grizzlies’ win over the Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving’s return, the uptick in fouls, and more (0:40). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer’s Chris Vernon about Ja Morant and the fourth-place Grizzlies (14:25), before talking with Super Bowl champion Willie Colon about Ben Roethlisberger’s looming retirement, Willie’s six years with the Steelers, what makes head coach Mike Tomlin special, and being teammates with Antonio Brown (32:08). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:25). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chris Vernon and Willie Colon Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/5/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 1 second
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Will Rodgers Win the MVP He Deserves? Titans the Fifth-Best AFC Team? Plus CFB Opt-outs With Trent Dilfer

Russillo shares his thoughts on some NFL Week 17 results, including the Bengals beating the Chiefs, the unimpressive first-place Titans, Cowboys-Cardinals, and more (0:32). Then Ryen talks about some college players opting out of bowl games (11:31) before he is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss Vikings-Packers, Aaron Rodgers for MVP, Joe Burrow’s throwback style of play, the end-of-season playoff puzzle from a player’s perspective, and more (22:24). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:04). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/3/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 57 seconds
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Danny Kanell on Michigan-Georgia and How Cincinnati Can Hang With Bama. Plus, Is Being a Pro Coach Still Worth It?

Russillo shares his thoughts on coaching (0:42) before talking with Danny Kanell of SiriusXM and CBS Sports about college bowl games, opt-outs, the College Football Playoff matchups of Georgia vs. Michigan and Alabama vs. Cincinnati, and more (14:15). Then Ceruti gets some Orlando Magic thoughts off his chest (1:14:17) before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:20) Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/29/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Bills' Statement, Burrow’s Ceiling, and Rating QBs With Albert Breer, Plus Fake NBA Trades With Kevin O’Connor

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Bills' victory over the Patriots (0:41). Then Ryen talks with The MMQB's Albert Breer about the Cardinals' loss to the surging Colts, Joe Burrow's incredible day in the Bengals' win over the Ravens, how to evaluate Trevor Lawrence's rookie year amid all the turmoil in Jacksonville, 2022 QB draft prospects, rating the midtier NFL QBs, and more (9:13). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about the Warriors' continued dominance while they await the return of Klay Thompson and James Wiseman, the Jazz, the Bulls, the Lakers' loss to the Nets, fake trades, and more (49:55). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:27:54). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Albert Breer and Kevin O'Connor Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/27/20212 hours, 4 minutes, 1 second
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Major Bucs Question Marks With Sara Walsh, Plus Best-selling American History Author Nathaniel Philbrick

Russillo is joined by Sara Walsh of NFL Network and Fox Sports to discuss the Buccaneers' shutout loss to the Saints, the recent injuries to skill-position players Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, and Leonard Fournette, coach Bruce Arians's decision to bring back WR Antonio Brown, the rest of the Buccaneers' regular season, and more (0:30). Then Ryen talks with author Nathaniel Philbrick about his book 'Travels With George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy,' as they examine the U.S.'s first president and the commander in chief of the Continental Army. They also discuss Nathaniel's book, 'Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War' (20:57). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:11:19) Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Sara Walsh and Nathaniel Philbrick Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/24/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 29 seconds
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Worst Future NFL Franchises, Lakers Guard Austin Reaves, Plus Author Michael Wolff on Covering the Notorious

Russillo shares his thoughts on the five worst franchises in the NFL (0:40) before he talks with Lakers guard Austin Reaves about his basketball journey, learning from LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, his game-winner vs. the Mavericks, and more (17:21). Then Ryen chats with journalist and author Michael Wolff about his new book, 'Too Famous: The Rich, the Powerful, the Wishful, the Damned, the Notorious—Twenty Years of Columns, Essays and Reporting,' about covering Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Rudy Giuliani, and Jeffrey Epstein, about his book 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,' and more (40:02). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:42) Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Austin Reaves and Michael Wolff Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/22/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 52 seconds
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Good Teams, Bad Results in Week 15, Jon Vilma on the Saints Frustrating Brady, Plus a 'Call of Duty' Observation

Russillo shares his thoughts on a week of strange NFL results as the playoffs approach, and takes a look at the contenders (0:36). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Jonathan Vilma about the Saints getting another regular-season win over Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, Bills-Panthers and the Bills’ offensive line struggles, the rolling Colts, the first-place Chiefs, how analytics affect fourth-down decision-making in today’s NFL, and more (11:14). Then Ryen talks about how he dipped his toe back into the ‘Call of Duty’ pond and did not like the temperature (41:30), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:47). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jonathan Vilma Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/20/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 54 seconds
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Warriors GM Bob Myers on a Decade With Steph, Klay’s Progress, and How the Young Guys Fit In

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Chiefs' win over the Chargers and analytics pushing teams to gamble on fourth down rather than settle for field goals (0:29). Then Ryen talks with longtime GM of the Golden State Warriors Bob Myers about Steph Curry's 3-point record, deciding to extend Curry's contract in 2012, the much-anticipated return of Klay Thompson, developing young players like Jonathan Kuminga, James Wiseman, and Jordan Poole, and more (13:21). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (57:08). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Bob Myers Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/17/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 35 seconds
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Todd McShay’s 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Four First-Round QBs. Plus: Steph Curry’s Influence.

Russillo shares his thoughts on Steph Curry's 3-point record, his first few years in the NBA, and his impact on the sport of basketball (0:31). Then Ryen talks with ESPN's Todd McShay about his 2022 NFL mock draft, including his defense-heavy top 10, his four first-round QBs, and more (11:46). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (46:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Todd McShay Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/15/20211 hour, 13 minutes
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Trent Dilfer on Lessons From Brady vs. Bills and Elway vs. This Generation. Plus F1 With Kevin Clark

Russillo shares his thoughts on what we learned from the Bills' overtime loss to the Buccaneers, the Bengals' overtime loss to the 49ers, and Ravens-Steelers (0:41). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about Bills-Buccaneers, Justin Herbert's deep ball, thoughts on Russell Wilson's performance since his return, comparing QB generations, Urban Meyer and the Jaguars organization, and more (9:37). Then Ryen is joined by Kevin Clark for Going Abroad. They discuss the final race of the F1 season, the Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; world champion Max Verstappen; and the controversy that followed the race (51:12). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:11:53). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Trent Dilfer and Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/13/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 55 seconds
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Notre Dame OC Tommy Rees on Staying, Plus an Early Look at 2022 NBA Free Agency With John Hollinger

Russillo is joined by Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees to discuss learning that head coach Brian Kelly was leaving for LSU, deciding whether to stay on as OC, Notre Dame’s new head coach, Marcus Freeman, and more (0:32). Then Ryen talks with The Athletic's John Hollinger, former Grizzlies VP of basketball ops, about his recent article on the Thunder and an early look at 2022 NBA free agency, and his top 10 candidates (23:58). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:20). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tommy Rees and John Hollinger Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 7 seconds
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Kirk Herbstreit on the CFB Playoff and 'GameDay' Stories, the Celtics' Long-term Problem, Plus a QB Stock Game Update

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Celtics' prolonged struggles as he begins to ask himself the tough questions about Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown (0:34). Then Ryen talks with Kirk Herbstreit of 'College GameDay' about the upcoming College Football Playoff, Alabama vs. Cincinnati, Michigan vs. Georgia, 'GameDay' stories, and his book ‘Out of the Pocket: Football, Fatherhood, and College GameDay Saturdays’ (9:18). Then Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle convene for the Q3 update of the QB Stock Game (1:04:38), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:17). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kirk Herbstreit Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/8/20211 hour, 52 minutes, 50 seconds
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CFB Ranking Bias, Herbert vs. Burrow, the State of The U, and Going Abroad With Kevin Clark

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Bengals’ loss to the Chargers, and the College Football Playoff selection (0:24). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to discuss NFL Week 13, including Ravens-Steelers, Chiefs-Broncos, Jaguars-Rams, Giants-Dolphins, the upcoming Bills-Patriots matchup, and more (12:28), before discussing the Miami Hurricanes hiring head coach Mario Cristobal away from Oregon (45:44). Then they discuss the upcoming finale of a wild F1 season in another edition of Going Abroad (58:30). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:59). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/6/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 34 seconds
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Potential CFB Upset Picks and Brian Kelly to LSU With Booger McFarland, Plus Former NBA Star Turned Boxer Deron Williams

Russillo is joined by ESPN’s Booger McFarland to discuss Brian Kelly's move to LSU and make some picks for CFB championship weekend (0:59). Then Ryen talks with three-time NBA All-Star Deron Williams about his upcoming fight vs. Frank Gore as well as his time with the Jazz and the Nets (24:57). Finally Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle briefly discuss HBO’s ‘Succession,' before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (40:52). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Booger McFarland and Deron Williams Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/3/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 43 seconds
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Chris Long on Brian Kelly and the Super Bowl Favorite. Plus, Matt Leinart on Lincoln Riley to USC.

Russillo shares his thoughts on Brian Kelly departing Notre Dame to coach at LSU and why so few coaches can exit without criticism (0:38), before talking about the Suns’ win over the Warriors and marveling at the Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards (10:52). Then Ryen is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss the Patriots’ strengths and weaknesses, the Bills’ fatal flaws, why Chris thinks the Packers will win the Super Bowl, and more (31:07). Then Ryen talks with USC legend Matt Leinart of Fox Sports about new USC head coach Lincoln Riley and the team's bright future (1:08:51). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:32:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Chris Long and Matt Leinart Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/1/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 8 seconds
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Happy for Harbaugh, Lincoln Riley to USC, and Trent Dilfer on Whether the Pats Can Win the Super Bowl

Russillo shares his thoughts on Michigan’s unprecedented win over Ohio State, predicts the CFP rankings, and explores the arguments around playoff expansion (0:34). Then Ryen addresses the news that Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley is heading to USC (18:49). Next, Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about Mac Jones and the rolling Patriots, the Ravens’ ugly win against the Browns, how the Rams and Matt Stafford can get back on track, and more (25:18). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitter Life Advice questions (1:10:13). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/29/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 37 seconds
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Terrell Davis on Going From Backup to Hall of Famer, Wild CFB Coaching Buyouts, Plus Russillo Travel Stories

Ryen shares a couple of stories from his travels to Chicago and New York City (00:51) before getting into some of the crazy college football coaching buyouts and why we’ve become desensitized to them (10:55). Then, he chats with Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis about Jonathan Taylor and the state of the running back position, plus stories from his time at Georgia and with the Broncos—including two times he almost quit the game (18:59). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:34).  Host: Ryen Russillo  Guests: Terrell Davis  Producers: Kyle Crichton, Steve Ceruti, and Brian H. Waters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/24/20211 hour, 22 minutes
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The Packers Are Fine, but Are the Bills in Trouble? Lakers' Struggles With Mike Trudell. Plus, Florida and More CFB Openings With Bruce Feldman.

Russillo shares his thoughts on some big NFL Week 11 losses, including the Bills losing to the Colts, the Packers losing to the Vikings, and the Titans losing to the Texans, Chiefs-Cowboys, and more (0:32) before talking to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet about the on-court incident between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart, the Lakers’ 9-9 record, injury setbacks, the Western Conference, and more (11:50). Then Ryen talks with Fox Sports and The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman about Florida firing head coach Dan Mullen, the coaching vacancies at USC and LSU, a look ahead to the CFP, and more (38:20). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Mike Trudell and Bruce Feldman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/22/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 9 seconds
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Teams Who Will Change QBs Next Season, Jon Vilma on Mac Jones, and ‘The Debt Trap’ Author Josh Mitchell

Russillo shares his thoughts on which NFL teams he thinks will be looking to move on from their starting QBs next season (0:48). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Jonathan Vilma of Fox Sports about Patriots QB Mac Jones and OC Josh McDaniels’s recent success, identifying and exploiting weaknesses of a defense, the role of a defensive captain, stories about playing against Tony Romo and Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson’s return to the Seahawks, and more (17:20). Next, Ryen is joined by author Josh Mitchell to discuss his book ‘The Debt Trap: How Student Loans Became a National Catastrophe’ (38:35). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:07:20). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jonathan Vilma and Josh Mitchell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/19/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 55 seconds
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Are the Warriors Really This Good? Plus, Saban and Masters Stories With Tom Rinaldi, and ‘Hightown’ Creator Rebecca Cutter.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Warriors’ 12-2 start to the NBA season (0:33) before talking with legendary reporter Tom Rinaldi of Fox Sports about his long tenure at ESPN, ‘College GameDay,’ the U.S. Open and the Masters, Fox’s ‘Big Noon Kickoff,’ and more (12:17). Then, the creator of the Starz crime drama ‘Hightown,’ Rebecca Cutter, returns to discuss Season 2, balancing character arcs, leading a writers' room, and more (49:40). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:12:32). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tom Rinaldi and Rebecca Cutter Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/17/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 42 seconds
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Brady-Belichick Legacy Update and the Rolling Packers. Plus, Doug Pederson on Super Bowl LII and His Philly Exit.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Packers’ Week 10 win over the Seahawks, Buccaneers-Washington, Patriots-Browns, and the updated Bill Belichick–Tom Brady power rankings (0:34). Then Ryen talks to Super Bowl champion coach Doug Pederson about his first season away from the game of football in nearly 30 years, playing college ball in Louisiana, being drafted into the NFL, transitioning to coaching, the Eagles' Super Bowl title after the 2017 season, his exit from the Eagles in 2020, and more (9:54). Then Ryen, Kyle, and Ceruti have an in-depth discussion about broadcast news (41:20), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (55:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Doug Pederson Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/15/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 15 seconds
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Super Bowl Team Draft, Adam Amin on the Bulls, Plus Ben Solak on Whether Twitter Is Smarter Than NFL Coaches

Super Bowl Team Draft, Adam Amin on the Bulls, Plus Ben Solak on Whether Twitter Is Smarter Than NFL Coaches Ryen opens by drafting teams that can win the Super Bowl with Kyle and Ceruti (0:30). Then, he chats with the play-by-play voice of the Bulls, Adam Amin, about how Chicago’s offseason moves have panned out, what realistic expectations should be after the team's hot start, and what’s going on with Scottie Pippen right now (12:14). Next, The Ringer’s Ben Solak stops by to talk about what’s wrong with Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers, Odell to the Rams, and why so many people on Twitter think they’re smarter than coaches and front offices (49:30). And finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:23:33). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Adam Amin and Ben Solak Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 27 seconds
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Danny Kanell on CFP Debates and the End of 'Russillo & Kanell,' Plus NBA Tales From the Couch and a QB Stock Update

Russillo shares some NBA thoughts on the Hawks, Bulls, 76ers, and the Nikola Jokic–Markieff Morris melee (0:40). Then, Danny Kanell hops on to debate the latest College Football Playoff rankings, why he has Oklahoma so high, what to do with Cincinnati, and whether Alabama could get in with two losses. Plus he and Ryen revisit what it was like when Danny got laid off at ESPN and the end of 'Russillo & Kanell' (17:25). Next Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle close out Q2 of the QB stock game, and make their moves for Q3 (1:09:25), before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:19:35). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Danny Kanell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 51 seconds
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NFL Week 9: That Was Weird. Plus Trent Dilfer on the OBJ Dilemma, Aaron Rodgers, and the MVP Race.

Russillo shares his thoughts on a strange NFL Week 9, including the Bengals’ fall from grace after losing two straight games, the Bills’ loss to the Jaguars, Rams-Titans, Chiefs-Packers, Vikings-Ravens, and more (0:39). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about the release of Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr., communicating with frustrated receivers, Packers backup QB Jordan Love’s regular-season debut, Lamar Jackson, and more (11:55). Then Ryen quickly hits on the weekend in college football (51:38), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (58:30). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/8/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 20 seconds
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Young QBs and T.O. Stories With Steve Mariucci, NYU Professor Scott Galloway on Everything. Plus, Fashion Advice With John Elliott.

Russillo is joined by NFL Network's Steve Mariucci to discuss the Chiefs' continued struggles, a crash course on the West Coast offense, the class of young NFL QBs, stories from his time coaching the 49ers, and much more (1:15). Then Ryen talks with professor of marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, Scott Galloway about ... well, really everything: They discuss his time as a young "unremarkable" student, the changing accessibility of higher education, tips for acquiring wealth, becoming an entrepreneur, and much more (31:55). Finally Ryen is joined by renowned fashion designer John Elliott to discuss his journey of building his clothing brand, before they answer some fashion-focused listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:15:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Steve Mariucci, Scott Galloway, and John Elliott Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/5/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 35 seconds
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Big Cat on the CFB Playoff Rankings and Fake Media Trades. Plus: the Problem With Zion.

Russillo shares his reflections on the NBA through two weeks, including why the Miami Heat are for real; thoughts on NBA rookies Franz Wagner, Jalen Green, Josh Giddey, Evan Mobley, and more; and some concerns about Zion Williamson (0:48). Then Ryen talks to Big Cat of Barstool's 'Pardon My Take' about the most recent College Football Playoff rankings, why teams like Cincinnati have such a hard time cracking the top four, fake media trades, and more (21:40). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:08:50). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Big Cat Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/3/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 48 seconds
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NFL Week 8, Trades and QB Futures With Mike Sando, CFB Top-Four Prediction, Plus Stories From Halloween Weekend

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Jets’ upset win over the Bengals, the Patriots’ win over the Chargers, and Titans-Colts (0:38), before talking to The Athletic’s Mike Sando about the upcoming NFL trade deadline, Von Miller to the Rams, teams that will be looking to make a QB change next season, Derrick Henry’s injury, and more (12:10). Then Ryen makes his choices for the CFB top four (47:29), before sharing some stories from the Halloween weekend and answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:01:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Mike Sando Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/1/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 41 seconds
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Would Rodgers Stay in Green Bay and the NFL Doesn’t Care About You With Albert Breer. Plus Alan Yang of 'Parks and Rec.'

Russillo shares his thoughts on NFL owners, their motivations, and the PR teams who attempt to make them likable (0:33) before talking with The MMQB’s Albert Breer about the Packers’ Thursday night win over the Cardinals, whether Aaron Rodgers will stay with the Packers beyond the 2021-22 season, speculation on Russell Wilson’s wishes to move on from the Seahawks, the likelihood of Deshaun Watson being traded before the November 2 trade deadline, and more (9:00). Then Ryen talks with writer-director-producer Alan Yang about his start in Hollywood, working on NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation,’ the grind of a 30-episode season of TV, ‘Master of None,’ and more (42:31). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:25:18). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Albert Breer and Alan Yang Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/29/20211 hour, 52 minutes, 33 seconds
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Early NBA Tales From the Couch With Tim Legler, Going Abroad With Kevin Clark, Plus Some 'Succession' Talk

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Lakers' overtime win vs. the Spurs, the Knicks' win over the 76ers, and Rockets-Mavericks (0:25), before talking with ESPN's Tim Legler about some early NBA observations, including the Lakers' struggle to find their best rotation, the 4-0 Bulls, the Heat as a contender in the Eastern Conference, the fun Hawks, the puzzling Celtics, and more (19:10). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer's Kevin Clark for Going Abroad, in which they discuss the United States Grand Prix in Austin, a HEATED race for the Formula 1 world championship, and more (50:49). Finally, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle briefly discuss HBO's 'Succession' before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:09:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Tim Legler and Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/27/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 21 seconds
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Trent Dilfer on the Bengals' Statement Win, Chiefs Disaster, and Tua Optimism

Russillo shares some thoughts on the Bengals' win over the Ravens and the Chiefs' blowout loss to the Titans (0:28), before he is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss todays football headline: "The Bengals Are Good!" They discuss Joe Burrow's NFL proficiency, Trent describes what it's like when a QB is synced with a WR in the same way Joe Burrow is with Ja'Marr Chase, why the Chiefs' offense has been less effective vs. their opponents, Trent's optimism for Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa, whether Jared Goff can be the Lions' QB of the future, a tough game for Justin Fields vs. the Buccaneers, and more (6:50). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (41:50). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/25/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 23 seconds
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Watson to Miami Rumors and Tua’s Future With Jeff Darlington, Plus a Look Back at “The War,” Hagler-Hearns, With Bob Arum and Don Stradley

Ryen opens with some NBA talk, including how impressed he is with the Hawks and their depth, before getting a ruling on a pickup hoops encounter (0:44). Next, he chats with ESPN NFL reporter Jeff Darlington about the rumors that Deshaun Watson was close to being traded to the Dolphins, how it would be received in Miami, and what Tua’s future looks like (11:04). Then, he looks back at maybe the greatest boxing fight ever, “The War” between Hagler and Hearns, with legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum and author Don Stradley (30:24). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:33:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jeff Darlington, Don Stradley, and Bob Arum Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/22/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 28 seconds
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NBA "State of the Association" Address, Plus LSU's Future and the Top of Every Major Conference With Bruce Feldman

The NBA is back and Ryen opens with his “State of the Association” address (0:34). Next, he chats with The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman about Ed Orgeron’s exit from LSU and who could be the next coach in Baton Rouge, Spencer Rattler’s future, and the top teams in each conference (6:39). Finally, Ryen closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (40:52).  Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bruce Feldman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/20/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ravens Have the Best Win of the Season, Undefeated Cardinals, Plus Chaos in Tennessee With Jonathan Vilma

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Ravens' victory over the Chargers, Chiefs-Washington, Browns-Cardinals, and more (0:40), before talking with Super Bowl champion Jonathan Vilma about what we learned from Chargers-Ravens, why the Bills still have to be considered the no. 1 team in the AFC, best skill-position groups in the NFL, Patriots-Cowboys, Panthers-Vikings, and more (8:30). Next Ryen runs through some CFB headlines, including Caleb Williams and the Oklahoma Sooners handily beating TCU, Florida-LSU, Auburn-Arkansas, Iowa-Purdue, and Tennessee's wild loss to Ole Miss (32:15). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (50:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Jonathan Vilma Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/18/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 11 seconds
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Daniel Jeremiah on Stopping the Top QBs and Philly’s QB Problem, Plus Van Lathan on Spencer Rattler and LSU

Russillo shares his thoughts on the often-convoluted question of “Who is the best?” before coming up with an answer (0:53). Then Ryen talks with NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah about changes in the ways he evaluates college QBs, Jalen Hurts’s struggles in the Eagles-Buccaneers game, how NFL teams are preparing to stop mobile QBs, the evolution of the midseason NFL trade, and more (7:58). Next Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Van Lathan to discuss his obsession with the Netflix show ‘QB1: Beyond the Lights,' and by proxy, Spencer Rattler. They also discuss growing up in Baton Rouge, LSU tailgates, and more (38:27). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitter Life Advice questions (1:07:34). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Van Lathan and Daniel Jeremiah Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/15/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 55 seconds
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NBA Preseason Headlines With Brian Windhorst. Plus Catching Up With Matthew McConaughey.

Russillo is joined by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst to discuss the situation with the Nets, Kyrie Irving, and the NYC vaccination mandate, as well as Ben Simmons's return to the 76ers (0:43). Then Ryen talks with actor and author Matthew McConaughey about taking the jump into acting in the 1990s, the “McConaissance,” the differences working with legendary directors Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan, disappearing into the South American jungle, and more (25:45). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:32). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Matthew McConaughey and Brian Windhorst Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/13/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 53 seconds
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Allen vs. Mahomes and Spencer Rattler's Future With Trent Dilfer, Plus Bama's Historic Loss and Fury-Wilder III

Russillo shares his thoughts on two of the biggest NFL matchups of Week 5: Chargers-Browns and Chiefs-Bills (0:30). Then he talks with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about what makes the Buffalo Bills a Super Bowl contender, Patrick Mahomes's recent struggles, scripting plays vs. in-game adjustments, younger QBs taking hits on the run, the QB situation at Oklahoma featuring Spencer Rattler and Caleb Williams, and more (12.25). Then Ryen runs through some CFB headlines, including Alabama's loss to unranked Texas A&M, Oklahoma's win over Texas, and Iowa's win over Penn State (50:50) before briefly discussing Fury-Wilder III (1:01:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:08:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Trent Dilfer Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 39 seconds
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Real NFC Contenders and Going Abroad With Kevin Clark, Plus a QB Stock Game Update

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Seahawks' loss to the Rams, as well as some MLB playoffs thoughts (0:22), before talking with The Ringer's Kevin Clark about the updated list of NFC playoff contenders, the upcoming Wilder-Fury boxing match, a brief F1 Racing segment, and more (15:04). Next, Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle revisit their QB stocks in the close of Q1 (57:22), before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:05:55) Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Kevin Clark Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/8/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 42 seconds
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QB Career Over/Unders, Jonathan Vilma, Plus WeWork With Authors Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell

Russillo and Ceruti predict the trajectories of a few young quarterbacks by comparing them to veteran QBs (i.e., Baker Mayfield and Alex Smith) (1:08). Then Ryen talks with Super Bowl champion and Fox NFL analyst Jonathan Vilma about the Giants' overtime win over the Saints, expectations for the Chargers after beating the Raiders on Monday night, Myles Garrett's dominance on the defensive side of the ball, Vilma's Urban Meyer conspiracy theory, and more (15:40). Next, Ryen talks with journalists Maureen Farrell and Eliot Brown about their book, 'The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion' (48:20), before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:23:10). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Jonathan Vilma, Eliot Brown, and Maureen Farrell Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/6/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 6 seconds
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Brady vs. Belichick Legacy Update, "It's the Schedule, Stupid," Plus Talking Receivers With Steve Smith Sr.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Buccaneers-Patriots matchup, the 4-0 Cardinals, teams masked by an easy schedule, and more (1:02). Then Ryen talks with five-time Pro Bowler and Hall of Fame nominee Steve Smith Sr. about Brady vs. the Pats, why the Steelers’ struggles aren’t Big Ben’s fault, Steve’s favorite young WRs, and more (17:40). Next Ryen shares some thoughts from the weekend in college football (51:00) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:12:00). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Steve Smith Sr. Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/4/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 46 seconds