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Jul 07, 2020
Mahomes Isn’t Making Enough. Plus QB Coach Quincy Avery on Working With the Biggest Stars and Whether Top QBs Come Back to Play if CFB Is in the Spring.July 07, 2020
Russillo shares his thoughts on Patrick Mahomes’s massive contract (2:38), before talking with president of Quarterback Takeover, Quincy Avery, about his winding path to training some of the top college and NFL QBs including DeShaun Watson, Jalen Hurts, Justin Fields, and more (14:55). Then Ryen debuts a new segment titled “Ryen vs. The Internet” and answers a listener-submitted "Life Advice" question before signing off (51:40).
Jun 30, 2020
Cam Newton in New England. Plus, Andy Benoit’s Breakdown of All 626 Interceptable Balls of the 2019 NFL Season.June 30, 2020
Russillo is joined by NFL analyst Andy Benoit to discuss the Patriots’ signing of Cam Newton, best NFL defensive players, and Andy’s research on every interception and interceptable pass from the 2019 NFL season.
Jun 26, 2020
Could 60 Games Mean a Bad Team From Last Year Will Be Your 2020 World Series Champion? Plus Story Time with Dan HarenJune 26, 2020
Russillo shares his thoughts on the MLB 60-game season (1:59), before talking with former 3x MLB All-Star pitcher Dan Haren about the format of the 2020 MLB season, the ups and downs that come with being an MLB pitcher, stories from the mound and more (9:39). Finally Russillo answers some listener submitted 'Life Advice' questions (43:00).
Jun 23, 2020
‘John Wick,’ ‘Sicario,’ and ‘The Town’ Producer Basil Iwanyk Talks His Career, Making Movies, and Affleck/Keanu/Sicario StoriesJune 23, 2020
Russillo is joined by film producer Basil Iwanyk to discuss his winding path from aspiring basketball player at Villanova to film producer in Hollywood; what, exactly, a producer does; raising money for films; working with Ben Affleck on ‘The Town,’ Keanu Reeves on the ‘John Wick’ franchise, Benicio del Toro on ‘Sicario’; set stories; Hollywood tough guys; and more.
Jun 19, 2020
Catching Up With Scott Van PeltJune 19, 2020
Russillo shares his thoughts about the NBA playoffs format and whether he thinks "older" teams will be at a disadvantage (4:10). Next he catches up with his old friend and host of 'SportsCenter' Scott Van Pelt about continuing to produce 'SportsCenter' with almost no live sports; recognizing student athletes with Senior Night;.moving from ESPN HQ in Bristol, CT, back to Washington D.C.; the NBA "Orlando bubble"; MLB misfires; and more (10:15).
Jun 17, 2020
The No. 1 QB for the Class of 2021—and It’s Not Lawrence or Fields. Plus: Could NBA Players Start Their Own League?June 17, 2020
Russillo shares his thoughts on some of the players' concerns about resuming the NBA season, recalls the 1998 NBA lockout, and wonders whether NBA players could successfully start a league of their own (1:15). Then Ryen is joined by NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah to discuss his top prospects for the 2021 NFL draft, as well as some stories from his time as an NFL scout (15:20).
Jun 11, 2020
Reality Versus “Well, Actually” About the NBA Return. Plus, Story Time w/ Chiefs Offensive Tackle Mitchell Schwartz.June 11, 2020
Russillo shares his thoughts on the new info about the NBA’s return in the “Orlando bubble” (4:30), before talking with Super Bowl 54 champion Mitchell Schwartz about training at home for the 2020 NFL season, offensive lineman being a thankless job at times, transitioning from the Cleveland Browns to the Kansas City Chiefs, Mahomes as a leader, playing for Andy Reid, and more (16:45).
Jun 10, 2020
College Programs May Be Broke But It’s Their Fault, Plus Domonique Foxworth on CBA NegotiationsJune 10, 2020
Russillo shares his thoughts on spending my university programs, specifically about coaches’ severance pay (1:35). Then Ryen is joined by writer, sports analyst, and former president of the NFLPA Domonique Foxworth to discuss collective bargaining negotiations; the leverage disparity between the players union and the owners; Domonique’s career path from NFL player, to business graduate, to president of the NFLPA, to COO of the NBAPA, to sports media, and more (16:28). Finally, Domonique...
Jun 03, 2020
College Football Check-in With Andy Staples and Bruce FeldmanJune 03, 2020
Russillo is joined by Andy Staples and Bruce Feldman to discuss the important questions surrounding the start of the CFB season, including: protocols, testing, nonconference games, home-and-homes, ticket sales/fan presence, the return of academics, and more.
May 28, 2020
Was Grady Little NOT an Idiot? Revisiting the 2003 Red Sox. Plus, MLB 2020 Season Negotiations With Todd Walker.May 28, 2020
Russillo shares his thoughts on the rocky negotiations between MLB owners and the players association (1:55), before talking with 12-year MLB infielder Todd Walker to discuss his time on the 2003 Boston Red Sox, becoming fast friends with Pedro Martínez, the tension-filled 2003 ALCS, and their crushing loss to the Yankees in Game 7. Finally, Todd shares his thoughts on the negotiations about how to start this season (20:35).