Guests include NBC Sports Bob Costas, Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck, and Yahoo! Sports NFL writer Michael Silver alongside Kara Henderson.
Ground was broken on Monday Night Football as podcast favorite Maurice Jones-Drew fulfilled a promise to Rich and performed “The Podcast” end zone dance after scoring Jacksonville’s first touchdown of the evening. Unfortunately for MJD and the Jaguars things didn’t end as joyous as they began versus the Chargers as they fell 38-14. It certainly wasn’t a lack of effort by Jones-Drew who had 26 touches for 188 total yards and the touchdown. From all of us here at the podcast, we appreciate your efforts MJD and say thank you.
As for this week’s podcast Rich chats with 19-time Emmy Award winner and the host of Sunday Night Football on NBC Bob Costas. As you can imagine the pair talk about Bob’s recently televised conversation with former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, and how similar allegations have arisen at his alma mater of Syracuse surrounding former assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. The conversation then switches gears to the gridiron and Costas shares his take on something he’s been outspoken on in recent weeks, egregious end zone celebrations like those of Bills WR Stevie Johnson week 12 versus the Jets. (Fear not MJD, your name didn’t come up)
Following Costas we fire up Titans Cam in Nashville for one of our all-time favorite guests as Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck sits down to talk with Rich. The Titans are 7-5 and have a realistic shot of making the playoffs in Matt’s first year with the team. This is after a rough start by their all-pro running back Chris Johnson, who now seems to be hitting his stride carrying the ball. Hasselbeck gives a possible explanation behind CJ2K’s turnaround and how first year head coach Mike Munchak has the team buying in to what he is selling in the Music City.
The podcast rounds out with Yahoo! Sports NFL columnist Mike Silver, who is joined by Kara Henderson and nothing is out of bounds for this trio. Multiple debates breakout, ranging from their individual palate preferences when it comes to cinnamon, to which teams on the fringe will not be on the field come playoff time in January…and much, much more.
It’s a fun listen, and as always thanks for downloading. Next week, New England Patriots fan and the star of the upcoming film “We Bought A Zoo” actor Matt Damon joins the show, plus the voice of Sunday Night Football on NBC Al Michaels comes back in studio for a visit.