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The podcast celebrates its 200th episode with a handful of the shows all time favorite guests, including NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller and television and radio host Dan Patrick.
The podcast crew wraps up the 200th episode with fan favorites Kara Henderson and “The Worm”, Jason Wormser. The duo make their triumphant return back to the show to recall some of the more fun and entertaining moments over the past two-and-half plus years of “The Rich Eisen Podcast.”
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Guests include NBC Sports Bob Costas, Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck, and Yahoo! Sports NFL writer Michael Silver alongside Kara Henderson.
Ground was broken on Monday Night Football as podcast favorite Maurice Jones-Drew fulfilled a promise to Rich and performed “The Podcast” end zone dance after scoring Jacksonville’s first touchdown of the evening. Unfortunately for MJD and the Jaguars things didn’t end as joyous as they began versus the Chargers as they fell 38-14. It certainly wasn’t a lack of effort by Jones-Drew who had 26 touches for 188 total yards and the touchdown. From all of us here at the podcast, we appreciate your efforts MJD and say thank you.
As for this week’s podcast Rich chats with 19-time Emmy Award winner and the host of Sunday Night Football on NBC Bob Costas. As you can imagine the pair talk about Bob’s recently televised conversation with former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, and how similar allegations have arisen at his alma mater of Syracuse surrounding former assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. The conversation then switches gears to the gridiron and Costas shares his take on something he’s been outspoken on in recent weeks, egregious end zone celebrations like those of Bills WR Stevie Johnson week 12 versus the Jets. (Fear not MJD, your name didn’t come up)
Following Costas we fire up Titans Cam in Nashville for one of our all-time favorite guests as Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck sits down to talk with Rich. The Titans are 7-5 and have a realistic shot of making the playoffs in Matt’s first year with the team. This is after a rough start by their all-pro running back Chris Johnson, who now seems to be hitting his stride carrying the ball. Hasselbeck gives a possible explanation behind CJ2K’s turnaround and how first year head coach Mike Munchak has the team buying in to what he is selling in the Music City.
The podcast rounds out with Yahoo! Sports NFL columnist Mike Silver, who is joined by Kara Henderson and nothing is out of bounds for this trio. Multiple debates breakout, ranging from their individual palate preferences when it comes to cinnamon, to which teams on the fringe will not be on the field come playoff time in January…and much, much more.
It’s a fun listen, and as always thanks for downloading. Next week, New England Patriots fan and the star of the upcoming film “We Bought A Zoo” actor Matt Damon joins the show, plus the voice of Sunday Night Football on NBC Al Michaels comes back in studio for a visit.
This week’s guests include the NFL’s fifth all-time leading rusher, Jerome Bettis, who stops by to discuss the latest NFL news, including his thoughts on the Steelers’ chances this season and the surprising city in which he believes former coach Bill Cowher might land.
Next on the podcast is Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who attempts to atone for his Monday night faux-pas from a few weeks back, when he fumbled on the goal line against the Baltimore Ravens. MJD’s fumble cost REP fans dearly, as it prevented the debut of his highly anticipated end-zone celebration dubbed “The Podcast.” To say Pocket Hercules felt bad would be an understatement as he doubled down and promised the celebration would happen in Week 13 when the Jaguars host the Chargers on “Monday Night Football.”
After that, Rich fires up Rams Cam for St. Louis native and “NFL on FOX” lead play-by-play announcer Joe Buck. Rich and Joe chat about the happenings around the league from Week 11, as well as Buck’s homage to his legendary broadcasting father after David Freese’s home run in Game 6 of the World Series. The podcast rounds out with Kara Henderson and “The Worm,” who touch on some hot NFL topics and more.
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Guests include NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche, who stops by fresh off attending Terrell Owens’ workout held Tuesday in Southern California. Wyche has the inside information on how the workout went, what potential suitors might be out there for a 37-year-old wide receiver who’s coming off major reconstructive knee surgery, as well as when he envisions Owens landing with a team and more. Rich and Steve also go around the league to recap Week 7 and look ahead to Week 8 in the National Football League.
Next up on the podcast, Kara Henderson makes her return, albeit brief, as she’s joined by none other than “The Worm.”
It’s a fun, quick-hitting podcast, so be sure to check back Thursday as Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster joins Rich, plus University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari skypes in, and “Pardon the Interruption” co-host Michael Wilbon also dials up the program.
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Guests for Part 1 include NBA on TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley, who discusses the success that fellow former Auburn Tiger Cam Newton is having two weeks into his rookie campaign as quarterback of the Carolina PanGuests for Part 1 include NBA on TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley, who discusses the success that fellow former Auburn Tiger Cam Newton is having two weeks into his rookie campaign as quarterback of the Carolina Panthers. Barkley also lays down the gauntlet as he extends a physical challenge to one of Rich’s co-analysts on NFL GameDay Morning. Its hilarious stuff, and when the challenge goes down we’ll be sure to have the cameras rolling. Next up, Yahoo! Sports NFL writer Michael Silver phones in and is joined by podcast regular Kara Henderson. The early season struggles of the Kansas City Chiefs and Todd Haley’s job security all come up as former Bronco’s head coach and current Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels’ name has recently been discussed as a possible successor in KC… and we are only in week 2. The show doesn’t end there, so be sure to download Part 2, which features the MVP of Super Bowl XLV, as Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers calls in and the podcast rounds out with Emmy nominated actor and huge Baltimore Ravens fan Josh Charles, who also just so happens to be the voice of the NFL Films produced series A Football Life that airs on NFL Network. As always enjoy, and thanks for listening. Read
Guests for part 2 include the MVP of Super Bowl XLV, as Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers phones in to talk with Rich about the big Week 3 matchup against his NFC North divisional rival, the Chicago Bears. Rodgers also gives his thoughts on Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s gritty Week 2 performance in San Fran as he played with cracked ribs and a punctured lung. Up after Rodgers is the Emmy-nominated actor from the CBS drama The Good Wife as Josh Charles comes in-studio to sit down with Rich and chat about his beloved Baltimore Ravens and his disdain for the organization that packed up a Mayflower truck in the middle of the night and skipped town. If Charles’ voice sounds familiar to NFL fans, there’s good reason, he is also the voice of the spectacularly produced series by NFL Films called A Football Life. Part 2 of A Football Life: Bill Belichick airs this Thursday at 10p.m .ET on NFL Network, and the series continues throughout the season highlighting some of the legends of the game. And finally, the podcast ends with the crew doing some house cleaning and Rich getting called out by the fellas for what we’ll call ‘a breach of etiquette’. Be sure to listen all the way through because this is where the show needs your input. Check out NFL.com/richeisen to answer our poll questions for this week and help us settle some of the issues discussed on today’s show. Also, be sure to watch the TV version of the podcast that airs Thursday at 4:30p.m. ET on NFL Network. As always, enjoy and thanks for listening. Read
Guests include Ravens LB Terrell Suggs who shares his candid opinions of the Steelers and Patriots QB Tom Brady (guess he’s not a fan of the Uggs commercial). Also NFL on Fox lead analyst and three-time Super Bowl winning QB Troy Aikman phones in to discuss Big D’s debacle in the Big Apple Sunday night as well as his thoughts on the Peyton Manning saga in Indianapolis. Back on the program fresh of the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen is the Roast Master General himself Mr. Jeffrey Ross who shares some hilarious stories that took place at last Saturday’s Roast that included “Iron” Mike Tyson himself…The Roast will be airing Monday Sept 19th on Comedy Central. The show wouldn’t be complete without the darling of the podcast as Kara Henderson is back on and she is joined by one of the biggest Buffalo Bills fans on the planet in comedian Nick Bakay who is on a football high after the Bills stomped the Chiefs in Arrowhead. We had so much fun with this podcast we ran long so we decided to break it up into a two-parter. So be sure to download both parts 1 & 2 as we tie up some loose ends from the Curb Your Enthusiasm podcast from July. As always enjoy and tune into the TV version that airs Thursday at 4:30pm ET. Read
NFL Network insider Michael Lombardi joins Rich to discuss the latest happenings from around the league and which teams he thinks will be in contention for a trip to Indianapolis in February to play in Super Bowl XLVI. Next up on the podcast Rich phones up the former 3X Pro Bowl linebacker and current D.C. sports radio personality LaVar Arrington to discuss what he’s been up too of late as well as what’s going on in the our nation’s capitol and who will be under center come week 1 for the Redskins. Arrington gives his thoughts on head coach Mike Shanahan and how the relationship between former QB Donovan McNabb and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan may have been what ultimately led to McNabb’s benching and subsequent trade. The former 2-Time All-American linebacker at Penn State also shares jabs with Rich about the state of his beloved Wolverines and the legendary JoePa. Finally the show wraps up with the darling of the podcast as Kara Henderson makes her return after a few weeks away from the show. She’s joined by former NFL Network Sr. Producer Jason Wormser a.k.a. ‘The Worm’ as a myriad of topics are covered by the trio. Read
Guests include Bengals LB and world traveler Dhani Jones who discusses the state of the Carson-less Bengals and his new book “The Sportsman”. Next up is big time New York Jets fan and the star of the upcoming film “Zookeeper” actor Kevin James phones in to discuss his new flick (in theaters July 8th) along with his love of the Jets and his once upon a 4.64 40-yard dash time. 9-time Grammy award winner John Legend joins the Podcast for the second time from his 50 city world tour to discuss life on the road, how the lockout is affecting his Fantasy Football draft state-of-mind and the state of his much maligned Buckeyes. The show wraps up with the ‘Darling of the Podcast’ Kara Henderson alongside Michael Lombardi who introduces the “Let’s Be Honest” segment with the latest news on the lockout front. The conversation then quickly devolves into what may potentially become the first ever “Podcast Pair” as Kara’s plan to hook up her son’s kindergarten teacher with one of the show’s producers is set in motion. Enjoy and don’t forget to check out the TV version of the podcast airing Thursday nights at 8pm ET on NFL Network and be sure to follow us on twitter as well @TheEisenPodcast. Read