Russillo rants about a recent encounter on an outdoor basketball court, before sharing his thoughts on the narrative that the Dolphins may look to move on from rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa depending on their 2021 draft position (2:30). Then, Ryen talks with top NBA draft prospect RJ Hampton and 2x NBA champion Mike Miller about RJ’s decision to forego the NCAA and play overseas in the NBL, working with Mike to get ready for the NBA draft, how the pandemic has affected traditional NBA scouting and predraft workouts, and more (17:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (50:00).
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Westbrook-Wall Was Necessary. Plus, Revisiting the 2018 QB Class Scouting Reports With Daniel Jeremiah.
1:19:20Russillo shares his thoughts on the Wizards trading John Wall and a 2023 first-round pick to the Rockets for Russell Westbrook (4:00), before talking with NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah about young NFL QBs in “part two” of their career vs. their buzz leading up to draft day, including Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Rosen, and more (18:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:00).
Cole Hauser. Plus NBA Story Lines and CFB Rankings.
1:19:58Russillo shares his thoughts on some NBA story lines as the 2021 season approaches, including the Bucks still not finalizing a new contract with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danny Ainge under fire, media coverage, and more (3:00), before talking with actor Cole Hauser about his new film, ‘The Last Champion,’ releasing December 8, some of his past work, including ‘Dazed and Confused,’ ‘School Ties,’ and ‘Goodwill Hunting,’ his character on the hit TV show ‘Yellowstone,’ working with Kevin Costner, and more (20:00). Then Ryen talks about the latest CFB rankings (49:00) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:00).
Jonathan Vilma. Plus Bruce Feldman on the CFB Coaching Carousel and NFL Awards.
1:33:26Russillo gives out his NFL awards for Week 12 (8:30) before he is joined by Super Bowl champion Jonathan Vilma to discuss the Detroit Lions parting ways with head coach Matt Patricia, the dominant Chiefs, the Steelers, Vilma’s career with the Jets and Saints, what we’ve learned from Taysom Hill’s first two starts at QB for the Saints, and more (25:30). Then Ryen talks with Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports and The Athletic about the CFB coaching carousel (56:00) before reading some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:21:00).
An Argument Against CFB Expansion. Plus, Josh Duhamel.
1:23:07Russillo shares his thoughts on why expanding the College Football Playoff isn’t a great idea (2:00) before talking with actor-director Josh Duhamel about his new movie ‘Buddy Games’, his directorial debut, the real-life inspiration behind the film, maintaining relationships with childhood friends, Josh’s career, playing around with construction equipment, and more (15:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:00).
Saying "No" to Hayward, Other NBA Questions With Bobby Marks, and Sean Payton’s Nervous Day With Diana Russini. Plus, NFL Awards.
1:39:36Russillo gives out his NFL awards for Week 11 (2:30) before talking with ESPN NBA front office insider Bobby Marks about the Trail Blazers' impressive free agency haul, the fairly new trend of teams backing out of offers to players, Gordon Hayward's big contract, Serge Ibaka to the Clippers, Marc Gasol to the Lakers, Aaron Baynes to the Raptors, the Thunder's vault of first-round draft picks, the botched Bucks-Kings trade, and more (21:00). Then Ryen talks with ESPN's Diana Russini about Taysom Hill's first start at QB in the Saints' win over the Falcons, Sean Payton trolling Roddy White, Titans-Ravens, the "logo issue," the Titans' defensive struggles, and more (51:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:15:00).
What Does “Value” Mean in the NBA? Plus, Sara Walsh on the Buccaneers and Chris Ryan on Preparing for James Harden in Philly
1:44:18Russillo shares his thoughts on what value first-round picks actually hold in today’s NBA (2:00) before talking with Sara Walsh of NFL Network and Fox about the Buccaneers' rise to prominence since the addition of Tom Brady, what their recent loss to the Saints actually means, Antonio Brown, Bruce Aryans, and more (20:00). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer’s Chris Ryan about the current state of the 76ers, preparing for a possible trade for James Harden, the idea of breaking up the Ben Simmons–Joel Embiid combo, and more (49:00), before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:24:00)
NBA Draft Reactions With Bill Simmons, Raja Bell, and Kevin O'Connor
1:10:16Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons, Raja Bell, and Kevin O'Connor to react to Round 1 of the 2020 NBA draft. They talk prospects, trades, the telecast, and more.
Tony Parker, Plus College Football Roundup With Andy Staples
1:17:56Russillo is joined by four-time NBA champion Tony Parker to discuss his book, 'Tony Parker: Beyond All of My Dreams,' his experience at the Nike Hoops Summit in 2000, the 2001 NBA draft, earning Tim Duncan’s respect, his NBA Finals battles with the Miami Heat, and more (4:00). Then Ryen talks with The Athletic’s Andy Staples about the college football season, including the PAC-12’s announcement that they will play nonconference games and what that could mean for a team like Oregon. They talk Florida, Clemson, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Alabama, Texas, Jim Harbaugh approaching the last year on his contract at Michigan, Chip Kelly at UCLA, the upcoming Oklahoma–Oklahoma State matchup, and more (24:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (58:00).
Scott Van Pelt on the Masters, and Trent Dilfer on Tua, Lamar, and Kyler. Plus: Harden Trade Rumors and NFL Awards.
1:32:51Russillo gives out his NFL awards for Week 10 (3:00) before he is joined by ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt to discuss Dustin Johnson’s historic win at the Masters, check in on Tiger Woods, talk about what makes Augusta National so special, and more (23:00). Then Ryen shares his thoughts on the rumored James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets trade (53:00) before he is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer to discuss some of the NFL's Sunday games, including Cardinals-Bills, Patriots-Ravens, Dolphins-Chargers, and more (1:03:00).
Trading Russell Westbrook. Plus, Brady Quinn on CFB Conference Roundup and His NFL Run.
1:20:12Russillo shares his thoughts on the idea of trading for Russell Westbrook (2:00). Then he is joined by analyst and former NFL QB Brady Quinn to talk college football, including Notre Dame's strong start, Mac Jones vs. Kyle Trask, the top QB prospects for the 2021 NFL draft, Oklahoma's nice stretch of games, and more. They also discuss Brady's time as an NFL QB, playing with Tim Tebow on the Denver Broncos, the inaugural NFL veterans combine, and more (10:00). Finally Ryen answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question (1:01:00).