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Rich Eisen Podcast: Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith and Bruce Dern

Oscar nominee Bruce Dern joins the latest #REP (Michael Yarnow/NFL) Oscar nominee Bruce Dern joins the latest #REP (Michael Yarnow/NFL)
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Rich Eisen welcomes Super Bowl XLVIII MVP Malcolm Smith. The third-year linebacker out of USC talks about his incredible journey to the NFL and what it was like hoisting both the Lombardi and Super Bowl MVP trophies following the Seattle Seahawks’ 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos.

Next, 2014 Academy Award nominee for Best Actor Bruce Dern stops by to talk about his role as Woody Grant in the Oscar-nominated film “Nebraska.” Dern’s career in acting has spanned over five decades, and he shares a plethora of stories that involve some of Hollywood’s legendary actors and directors of the past. Dern is also an encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes to his beloved Rams, dating back to their days as the Cleveland Rams in the 1940s, through their time in Los Angeles and all the way up until now in St. Louis. While Eisen and Dern are talking Rams, we surprise the Oscar-nominated actor with a phone call from a former L.A. Rams player who is in the Pro Football Hall of… Read

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Rich Eisen Podcast: Deacon Jones Remembered

NFL Hall of Famer David "Deacon" Jones passed away Monday at the age of 74. (National Football League) NFL Hall of Famer David “Deacon” Jones passed away Monday at the age of 74. (NFL)

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The game lost a legend on Monday after the passing of Pro Football Hall of Famer David “Deacon” Jones. This special edition of “The Rich Eisen Podcast” recounts the profound impact that Deacon had, both on and off the gridiron. The final surviving member of “The Fearsome Foursome,” Rosey Grier, joins Rich to remember his teammate and longtime friend. Joining Grier and Rich during the interview is fellow Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and class of 2013 inductee Warren Sapp, who share their memories of Deacon. Rich then dials up yet another Hall of Famer, as Jack Youngblood joins the podcast to discuss what it was like learning from “The Secretary of Defense” as a rookie with the Los Angeles Rams, and also shares some good stories from their days in Canton, Ohio, for Hall of Fame inductions. Jennifer Allen, the daughter of Hall of Fame coach George Allen and sister to Washington Redskins GM Bruce Allen, phones in to share her unique perspective on Deacon. Jones was an extremely close family friend of the Allens while Jennifer was growing up and remained such until his death Monday. And lastly, our own Willie McGinest stops by the studio to share what Deacon meant to him as an outside linebacker/defensive end who played in the league 30-plus years after Deacon did, and what… Read

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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.
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