Comedian and former Monday Night Football commentator Dennis Miller joins Rich to discuss the latest happenings from around the league. Then the executive producer of “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Rob Burnett, phones in to talk a little pigskin, his new film project and how Letterman can’t choose just one NFL team to Read
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Drew Brees, the first quarterback in the history of this great game to throw for over 3,000 yards in the first nine games of a season, is our first guest on the podcast this week. The perennial Pro Bowl pick joins us fresh off a huge divisional victory over the Buccaneers and mere days before another huge divisional game against the Falcons in Atlanta. The stakes for that game are simple: The winner will lead of the NFC South through 10 weeks. We hit Brees on every one of these subjects, including why he believes the Saints muddled through October with maddeningly inconsistency and if coach Sean Payton being on crutches rather than on the sideline has been a root cause of that.
Next up, Jim Mora and Willie McGinest come in together for a discussion on numerous NFL topics. Are the Bengals truly for real? Just how far can the 49ers take their surprising 7-1 start? And who better to ask about the Patriots’ defensive issues and if Bill Belichick can fix them on the fly than McGinest? Of course, Mora throws in his two cents … and gives us an update on his movie-loving Dad. You’ll never guess where the other Jim Mora is these days.
With a sixth season of “Thursday Night Football” on NFL Network getting underway (boy, does time fly) we welcome in the senior producer of the pregame and postgame shows, Bardia Shah-Rais. What goes on behind the scenes before a big broadcast? What changes are in store for you, the discerning viewer? Bardia clues us in as we also stroll down memory lane about the last six years of “Thursday Night Football” on NFL Network.
Lastly, Dennis Miller returns to the podcast to lend his thoughts on the results of the Ravens-Steelers slobberknocker and Tim Tebow’s, shall we say, revival. As always, Dennis delivers in the pop-culture staccato style that only he can deliver. Give a listen and enjoy. See you all in San Diego on Thursday night … and next week in the last of Tebow, as Rex Ryan puts Tim in his sights. Read
First, Nantz joins Rich from NFL Headquarters in New York fresh off his call of the Giants’ tight victory over the Bills and got a few things off his chest, to say the least. Jim is like the anti-Gus Johnson this year, a virtual magnet for NFL blowouts up until last week’s Bills-Giants squeaker. He’s itching for some close game action, and perhaps this week’s Chargers-Jets game will provide it. Nantz previews the game he’s calling this week and handicaps the rest of the AFC field that CBS broadcasts coast-to-coast each and every week.
The podcast wraps up with the whirling dervish, Megamind of pop-culture maestro himself, Dennis Miller. It’s his third podcast appearance and, once again, this man shows off his love of the sport. I mean, he flat out loves talking ball. His take on the Coaches Gone Wild incident, the new defensive rule changes, the Cowboys’ late-game play-calling in New England, as well as his remembrances of Al Davis from his days calling Monday Night Football games, are all not to be missed. We already cannot wait to have him back on the show. Enjoy. Read
The most bizarre 15-day period in the NFL in 2010 just ended in D.C. with the most improbable ending to the McNabb/Shanahan Family Benchgate: a long-term deal. Read
Guests: Jon Gruden, Dennis Miller and Ray Anderson Read
Getting ready for another edition of the podcast, and the docket is quite packed. Ray Anderson, the league’s vice-president of football operations, will join us since his announcement that suspensions could be forthcoming for perpetrators of helmet-to-helmet hits has created … Read