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Rich Eisen Podcast: Kevin Costner, Carrie Underwood and The Schaffer’s

Kevin Costner, Carrie Underwood and Jeff & Jackie Schaffer join the latest edition of "The Rich Eisen Podcast" (NFL/AP)

Kevin Costner, Carrie Underwood and Jeff & Jackie Schaffer join the #REP (NFL/AP)

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The 2013 season is finally upon us as Thursday night’s opener between the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos is just days away. Rich and the podcast crew go through the entire Week 1 schedule and make their picks for “The Rich Eisen Podcast” Weekly Pick ‘Em Challenge. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to sign up today and join in on the fun with the Rich Eisen Podcast League.

Our first guest on the podcast is Academy Award winning director and actor Kevin Costner, who Rich sat down with earlier this summer on the set of his new film “Draft Day.” Costner plays the role of the Cleveland Browns’ general manager in Ivan Reitman’s new film, which is set to hit theaters in 2014. It’s fascinating to hear Costner, an iconic sports movie actor of our generation, detail which sports movies he’s enjoyed most and why it took him so long to take on a football-based film.

Rich continues podcasting from the road as he sat down with Carrie Underwood on the set of her Sunday Night Football music video shoot. The multi-platinum and Grammy award winning singer, who took over for Faith Hill as the voice of Sunday Night Football, talked with Rich on the Los Angeles sound-stage where she was shooting the new open for NBC’s Sunday Night Football.  Be sure to catch Carrie’s new rendition when it premieres this Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys take on the New York Giants at 8:30 pm ET on NBC.

Rich then welcomed back in-studio podcast favorites Jeff and Jackie Schaffer to chat about the 2013 NFL season, plus the season 5 premiere of their hit show, “The League,” which is making the move to Wednesdays at 10:30 pm ET starting September, 5 on FXX.  Jeff and Jackie take listeners behind the scenes of what’s in store for the upcoming season, including details of a cameo appearance by #REP producer Chris Law, who appeared in a scene opposite Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

Be sure to catch “The Rich Eisen Kickoff Special” Tuesday night at 10:30 pm ET on NFL Network.  The special features interviews with Matt Damon, Kevin Costner and Larry David.

Enjoy, and as always, thanks for downloading!

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Web Extra’s from the Rich Eisen Kickoff Special

CARRIE UNDERWOOD WEB EXTRA

Grammy award winning musician Carrie Underwood joins “The Rich Eisen Kickoff Special” to discuss some her fondest football memories and what it’s like to be the new voice to Sunday Night Football on NBC’s opening theme song.

JENNIFER GARNER WEB EXTRA

Actress Jennifer Garner joins “The Rich Eisen Kickoff Special” from the Cleveland Browns team facility while on set of her upcoming film “Draft Day.”

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