Rich Eisen and the podcast crew recap Week 1 of the NFL season before Rich dials up Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald’s Cardinals fell 27-24 to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, even with the All-Pro receiver hauling in eight receptions for 80 yards and two touchdowns. Fitzgerald and Rich discuss how new coach Bruce Arians has changed the mindset in the Cardinals’ locker room and is putting quarterback Carson Palmer and the rest of the team in the right situations to succeed in 2013.
Al Michaels then joins the podcast in-studio for discussion about Week 1 and looks ahead to the rest of the season. Michaels is fresh off of calling Peyton Manning’s seven-touchdown performance in the Denver Broncos’ “Thursday Night Kickoff” win over the Baltimore Ravens. Michaels then went to Dallas for the Cowboys’ “Sunday Night Football” win over the New York Giants. Rich and the crew surprise Michaels halfway through the interview with a phone call from his former “Monday Night Football” booth partner, the always hilarious Dennis Miller. Miller and Michaels take a trip down memory lane and share some great behind-the-scenes stories from the broadcast booth.
The show rounds out with seven-time Pro Bowl left guard, and University of Michigan alum, Steve Hutchinson dialing in to discuss the Wolverines’ big win Saturday over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. An All-American during his time at Michigan, the recently retired Hutchinson was in Ann Arbor for the big game Saturday evening.
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