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Rich Eisen Hall of Fame special

This weeks episode features Hall of Famers Howie Long and Jim Kelly, plus Cris Collinsworth This weeks episode features Hall of Famers Howie Long and Jim Kelly, plus Cris Collinsworth

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First up, on this Pro Football Hall of Fame special edition of “The Rich Eisen Podcast” is former NFL wide receiver and current NBC “Sunday Night Football” analyst Cris Collinsworth. Collinsworth is in Canton, Ohio for the 50th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to honor his partner in booth, Al Michaels, who is receiving the Pete Rozelle Award this weekend. Collinsworth also shares his take on some of the latest news from around the NFL, including the Riley Cooper saga in Philadelphia and whether the young quarterbacks that found success in 2012 will fare as well in 2013

Up next, Rich welcomes Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who recently battled jaw cancer and is in recovery. The five-time Pro Bowl selection reminisced with Rich about the accomplishments of those early 90s Bills teams and why wide receiver Andre Reed deserves a bust of his own in Canton. Kelly also hits on how 2013 Bills will look with a new head coach and whether Kevin Kolb or EJ Manuel will be leading the franchise in Week 1.

The show rounds out with class of 2000 enshrinee Howie Long. The eight-time Pro Bowl selection sits down with Rich to discuss a variety of topics, most notably the fact that he now is the father of two NFL players. Chris Long and his St. Louis Rams head to Chicago on Thanksgiving weekend (Week 12) to take on his brother Kyle Long and the Bears in what could… Read


Rich Eisen HOF Podcast: John Madden, Jim Kelly, Anthony Munoz and Jack Youngblood with Jackie Slater

Guests include John Madden, Jim Kelly, Anthony Munoz and Jack Youngblood with Jackie Slater. What a spectacular weekend it was in Canton, Ohio as seven legends of the game found themselves adorned with gold jackets and bronze busts as they entered the sport’s most special of fraternities. So we decided to take the podcast on the road for the first time for this special event and were able to catch up with some of game’s greatest. Rich first sits down with HOF quarterback Jim Kelly who is absolutely fantastic as they hit on such topics as Scott Norwood’s infamous missed Super Bowl XXV field goal, the future of football in Buffalo and his remarkably passionate Hall of Fame speech from 2002 that he dedicated to his late son Hunter, who suffered from a nervous system disorder known as Krabbe disease. It’s a must-listen as Kelly touches on the state of the current Bills team and whether or not QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is the answer in Buffalo.

Next, we catch up with one of pro football’s biggest icons as John Madden sits down with Rich fresh off a meeting with NFL commish Roger Goodell and others on player safety. Coach Madden shares stories from his Raiders days as well as his hugely successful broadcasting career and the redonkulous football viewing setup he currently enjoys as a retired coach/commentator/video game legend.

Following Coach Madden is class of 1998 enshrinee OT Antony Munoz, who addresses the current state of the Cincinnati Bengals and the hostile situation that his former franchise is facing with quarterback Carson Palmer’s pending retirement. It’s not all serious chatter, though, as Munoz shares a hilarious story about his struggles with one particular piece of golf equipment.

The podcast wraps up with former L.A. Rams teammates Jack Youngblood and Jackie Slater. The two dig deep as they reminisce on stories of the past, what it was like playing in the NFL in the late 1970’s with the Hollywood scene as their backdrop and if a return to L.A. is a good thing for the NFL. As expected the stories are great and put a cap on what was an even better weekend as the NFL Network family saw three of its own enshrined in Ed Sabol, Marshall Faulk and Deion Sanders.

Lastly a special thank you to Joe Horrigan, Pete Fierle & Matt Waechter of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton for their efforts this week and assistance in making this inaugural on-the-road podcast possible. Also be sure to check out NFL AUCTION if you’re interested in obtaining any of the Hall of Fame autographed memorabilia you see on the TV version of the podcast. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to such charitable organizations as the Player Care Foundation, NFL Play 60 and many more. This week’s podcast airs Wednesday on NFL Network at 9 p.m. ET. As always, enjoy and be sure to follow the podcast on Twitter @TheEisenPodcast.


Deion Sanders reveals plans for HOF speech

Deion Sanders stops by the “Rich Eisen Podcast” to reveal his plans for his Hall of Fame speech and post-induction plans that include rappers Snoop Dogg and Nelly. Read


The UNLOCKED Podcast: Barry Sanders, Marshall Faulk, Dan Patrick, Thomas Dimitroff plus Lombardi and LaCanfora

Guests include Barry Sanders, Marshall Faulk, Dan Patrick, Thomas Dimitroff plus Lombardi and LaCanfora. After 136 long days the doors have finally, finally opened back up and football is not only back, it’s back with a bang. The free agency frenzy that was predicted on last week’s podcast with Peter King has come into fruition and is in full effect. So what better way to start off this week’s podcast then with two of the best inside men in the business. NFL Networks Jason LaCanfora and Michael Lombardi, who have broken the news on a plethora of the free agent moves that have taken place thus far, join Rich to share some of the latest team moves and the reasons behind them. If their infinite wisdom doesn’t drive it home for you enough we get the perspective of a man who is going through it firsthand as Rich phones up our resident podcast GM from Atlanta Thomas Dimitroff to find out what the past 72 hours have really been like from the inside. The scene then changes from friendly confines of the NFL Studios in Culver City, CA to the rainy streets of New York City and Bryant Park where the 2011 EA Sports Madden Pigskin Pro-Am event was taking place. There Rich sits down with Dan Patrick to discuss the latest news and touch on some of the memorable moments of the past week. Next up from New York is a sit-down with two of the greatest running backs to ever play the game as Rich sits down with Hall of Famer Barry Sanders, and soon to be Hall inductee Marshall Faulk. It’s a must listen and great lead up to next weekend’s events in Canton. The podcast wraps by tying up a few loose ends from last week’s podcast and our Breaking Bad DVD giveaway via the official Twitter page of the podcast @TheEisenPodcast. Be sure to listen all the way through for the winners and how to claim your prize. As always, thanks for listening. Read

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