We are now in the homestretch leading up to the start of NFL Draft on Thursday May 8 in beautiful New York City and Radio City Music Hall, which we’ve noted here on the show and producer Chris Law recently found out on his site survey, hasn’t changed since it became a landmark in 1978. And as we inch closer to the big day, us here at The Rich Eisen Podcast are doing our part to help you all weed through the unnamed sourced and faceless information that’s out there. This week, that starts with the help of NFL Media Draft experts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks, who decipher the intel and discuss the top prospects with our humble host, Rich Eisen. Next, comedian and actor Marlon Wayans, whose new film “Haunted House 2” hits theaters nationwide this Friday, stops by to chat growing up in a comedic family, what it’s like being both a Steelers and Dolphins fan from New York City, and even takes a selfie with the guys. Finally, friend of the podcast Colin Hanks comes in studio to discuss his new FX drama “Fargo,” how life has been since his last appearance spawned the… Read
Kevin Costner joins the latest edition of the #REP
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Actor Kevin Costner joins Rich Eisen in studio for this week’s edition of “The Rich Eisen Podcast.” Costner, who has starred in a handful of the greatest sports movies of all-time, is back at tackling the sports genre again in his latest film “Draft Day.” The two-time Academy Award winner traded in his wooden bat and ball cap for a suit and seat in the front office in “Draft Day,” where he plays Sonny Weaver Jr., the fictional general manager of the Cleveland Browns. Shot partially on location at New York’s Radio City Music Hall during the 2013 NFL Draft, the film takes place over a 16-hour period during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Costner talks with Rich about why he chose to do another sports movie and what it was that drew him to the project, which was directed by last week’s #REP guest, Ivan Reitman. Costner also shares some incredible stories along the way from sets of his previous films like “Bull Durham,” “Field of Dreams,” “Dances with Wolves” and more. It’s a fascinating listen with one of Hollywood’s finest actors, and be sure to check out “Draft Day” in theatres this Friday, April 11.
The show rounds out with a little #REP housekeeping from Eisen and producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman. What triggered one of the guys to get into a Twitter feud over the weekend with a country music singer during the Final Four? Which of the listener-submitted entries for the show-open contest was the most impressive? And why Joe Pesci</strong is a complete bad ass in real life and quite possibly the coolest man on earth, as the guys found out first hand while… Read
Our humble host, Rich Eisen, returns to the NFL Media podcast studio from the islands and umbrella drinks of vacation, taking back the headphone reins from producers Chris Brockman and Chris Law, and he couldn’t have returned at a better time. We have a mega show in store with a couple friends of the program and a Hollywood mogul. First up, newest Raiders running back and inventor of the Rich Eisen Podcast End Zone Dance, Maurice Jones-Drew, who tells us about his return to northern California, Oakland’s busy offseason, and its chances in the loaded AFC West. Next is a man who’s always looking out for the betterment of the NFL, specifically with his suggestion to lengthen the goal posts, which finally was suggested, voted on and passed this offseason, Adam Carolla. A special, very influential guest on that exact matter also calls in to offer his congratulations, so don’t miss that. And finally, famed Hollywood director Ivan Reitman, who was behind the camera for the newest and bound to be classic sports film which hits theaters April 11, “Draft Day,” comes in studio to talk the ins and outs of making an NFL film, the on-set difficulties of working with Rich and Mike Mayock, as well as some of his classic films such as “Stripes,” “Ghostbusters” and many… Read
This week, the NFL announced they plan to extend the uprights on field goal posts, a rule Adam Carolla has been championing for years on the “The Rich Eisen Podcast.” Read
Rich Eisen is on vacation, which can only mean one thing, producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman are back at the helm and have taken over the reins on this week’s #REP. In keeping with Eisen vacation podcast tradition, Law and Brockman dial up their humble host to interrupt his fun in the Hawaiian sun and get his take on some of latest headlines from around the league. Be sure to listen for details to on you can enter the #REP show open contest and submit your… Read
As Week 2 of NFL free agency gets underway, Rich Eisen welcomes NFL Media’s Michael Silver for a recap of the week’s biggest signings. Silver discusses whether or not the addition of cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner are enough to get the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl. Plus, Silver sheds light on the Denver Broncos’ approach to free agency, including the controversial acquisition of free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Finally, Silver and Eisen review the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers, and discuss how each team has fared in free agency.
Next, Eisen welcomes back television host Seth Meyers, who dials in from New York for a chat about his transition from “Saturday Night Live” to his new late-night television show “Late Night with Seth Meyers”. Meyers shares stories about Peyton Manning’s SNL… Read
Free agency has been underway for the past 48 hours, and already we’ve seen big-name players ink deals with new teams and the dominos beginning to fall for others. Rich Eisen welcomes back to the #REP Super Bowl XXXV-winning coach and friend of the program Brian Billick to talk about how a team approaches the free-agent frenzy period and get some insight into the behind-the-scenes dealings. Billick and Eisen also discuss which acquisitions could make the biggest impact in 2014 and where are the best landing spots for free agents who have yet to sign.
Next, Charles Davis dials in to discuss the latest news surrounding the 2014 NFL Draft class. For the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing about the “Big 3” at the quarterback position in Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles, but Davis thinks a fourth name is rising on draft boards and could shake things up on draft day. Eisen and Davis also discuss how some free agency moves, such as the Jacksonville Jaguars trading quarterback Blaine Gabbert to the San Francisco 49ers, will impact the draft.
Actor Aaron Paul dials in for a chat with Rich about his new film “Need For Speed,” rooting for the Broncos at MetLife Stadium during Super Bowl XLVIII and the fantastic ride he’s been on for the past few years portraying Jesse Pinkman in the critically acclaimed series “Breaking Bad.” The two-time Emmy Award-winning actor is… Read
Six-year veteran punter for the Indianapolis Colts and current NFL free agent Pat McAfee drops by “The Rich Eisen Podcast“ for his first in-studio chat on the show. The hilarious Pittsburgh native brings his A-game, arriving at NFL Network studios rocking an American flag inspired, denim button down (unbuttoned) with his #PuntersArePeopleToo T-shirt underneath. McAfee’s sense of fashion extends beyond the field and his wardrobe, as you’ll find out when he tells the hilarious story of the rental car he’s been driving around Los Angeles since arriving this past weekend. It’s a fun chat that touches on a variety of pop culture and NFL topics.
Next, the #REP doors open up for fellow NFL Media podcaster Gregg Rosenthal of “Around The League.” With the 2014 NFL free-agency period just a few days away, Rosenthal stops by to discuss where he thinks some of the more prominent names might land and what certain teams need to do in order to ensure their rosters in areas of need. The guys also touch on the bizarre Jim Harbaugh situation in San Francisco and just what in the world will the New York Jets do this offseason at the quarterback position.
We wrap up our show with Jon Hein, co-host of “The Wrap-Up Show” on Howard 100 and of “The Howard Stern Show” fame. The creator of JumpTheShark.com, Hein has been the #REP’s go-to television critic for the past few years, so who better to have on for a recap of all things Oscars and for his thoughts on some of TV’s most talked about current series. Eisen and Hein, along with producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman, discuss some of the excellent…
Rich Eisen is joined by St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, who also serves as co-chair of the NFL’s Competition Committee. Eisen and Fisher have an engaging chat about what prospective rule changes are in the mix for 2014 and if injury-ridden and embattled quarterback Sam Bradford is the answer for the franchise moving forward.
Next, former University of Central Florida quarterback and top draft prospect Blake Bortles joins Eisen from the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine to discuss his future in the National Football League. The 2013 AAC Player of the Year and Fiesta Bowl champion has seen his draft stock rise in recent weeks, and Bortles was the only one of the top three-rated quarterbacks (Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater) to throw for scouts in Indianapolis.
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff then sits down with Eisen to talk about the combine from the front-office point of view and how players can rise and fall on a team’s draft board simply by how they run the 40-yard dash. Dimitroff also discusses how his team went from 13-3 and the brink of the Super Bowl in 2012 to 4-12 and last place in the NFC South in 2013.
The podcast rounds out with our show’s resident movie critic Jim Mora Sr., who is back to select who he thinks will take home the gold statues in a variety of categories at Sunday night’s 86th annual Academy Awards. The winningest coach in New Orleans Saints history practically grew up on a movie… Read
Where will Johnny Manziel end up when the dust settles? (John Bazemore/AP)
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With host Rich Eisen on family vacation, podcast producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman take over the reins of “The Rich Eisen Podcast” leading up to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. To shed some light on some of the top prospects that will descend upon Indianapolis, Law and Brockman welcome into the studio NFL Media analyst and former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah. Jeremiah and the guys talk about how one becomes a professional scout in the first place, this year’s stellar crop of prospects and what the behind-the-scenes process of player evaluations is like during the week at Lucas Oil Stadium.
No episode of the #REP would be complete without hearing from the boss himself, so Law and Brockman dial up Rich from vacation to see how training is going for his big 40-yard dash run Tuesday in Indy. That’s right, #RunRichRun is back for its 10th anniversary at the combine. Will this be the year Eisen breaks… Read