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Rich Eisen Podcast: John Elway, John Slattery, Rainn Wilson, Eric Stonestreet, Adrian Peterson and Jim Brockmire

Watch “The Rich Eisen Thanksgiving Special” Friday at 10 pm ET on NFL Network.

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Here it is: The highly anticipated, buzz-worthy first (and perhaps only)-ever “Rich Eisen Thanksgiving Special” that kicked Lindsay Lohan off the top of Page Six for a day.

The television version of this show airs 10 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. PT Friday on NFL Network, with a breakfast re-airing Saturday at 10 a.m. ET before the college football day gets started. As for the audio, uncut version…

It all kicks off with Broncos Executive Vice President John Elway, the fourth all-time leading passer of the National Football League who brought the third all-time leading passer of the NFL to Denver. And all Peyton Manning has done is ball out. We chat with The Duke before turning matters over to the brilliant John Slattery. Any fan of “Mad Men” knows very well the uptick in pleasure you receive when Slattery’s Roger Sterling walks, talks, drinks, saunters or bursts his way onto a scene. We discuss his process of creating, honing and, yes, evolving the character that’s earned him an Emmy nomination the last four consecutive years. The star of the upcoming film “In Our Nature” also happens to be quite a Patriots fan, with a son he has been trying to wean off of the New York Giants for a long time.

Next up, Rainn Wilson, the man to whom we will always be in debt to for the way he has brought Dunder-Mifflin psychotic Dwight Schrute to life for nine seasons of “The Office.” You’ll be happy to know the Seahawks are so deeply woven into his DNA that you’ll hear him drop the name “Jim Zorn” on this podcast. Wilson owns two fantasy football leagues and frequently tweets his fantasy woes to his 3.5 million followers on Twitter. Eric Stonestreet follows. Despite being the reigning Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on “Modern Family,” you should feel for Eric. He’s a die-hard Chiefs fan who also… Read

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The Rich Eisen Thanksgiving Special: Friday 10pm ET on NFL Network

John Slattery joins “The Rich Eisen Thanksgiving Special” airing Friday 10pm ET on NFL Network

Over one hour, The Rich Eisen Thanksgiving Special will expand beyond the prism of the NFL as it welcomes in some of Hollywood’s most notable names from both television and movies:

• Actor and Seattle Seahawks fan Rainn Wilson – best known as Dwight Schrute from the TV series The Office
• Actor and New England Patriots fan John Slattery – best known as Roger Sterling from the TV series Mad Men, and currently starring in In Our Nature
• Actor and Kansas City Chiefs fan Eric Stonestreet – best known as Cameron Tucker from the TV series Modern Family
• Actor Hank Azaria – will review history of the NFL on Thanksgiving as the one and only Legend in the Booth Jim Brockmire

The televised podcast will also feature prominent guests from the NFL:
• Hall-of-Famer quarterback and current Denver Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway
• The NFL’s current leading rusher, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson Read

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