Our humble host, Rich Eisen, returns to the NFL Media podcast studio from the islands and umbrella drinks of vacation, taking back the headphone reins from producers Chris Brockman and Chris Law, and he couldn’t have returned at a better time. We have a mega show in store with a couple friends of the program and a Hollywood mogul. First up, newest Raiders running back and inventor of the Rich Eisen Podcast End Zone Dance, Maurice Jones-Drew, who tells us about his return to northern California, Oakland’s busy offseason, and its chances in the loaded AFC West. Next is a man who’s always looking out for the betterment of the NFL, specifically with his suggestion to lengthen the goal posts, which finally was suggested, voted on and passed this offseason, Adam Carolla. A special, very influential guest on that exact matter also calls in to offer his congratulations, so don’t miss that. And finally, famed Hollywood director Ivan Reitman, who was behind the camera for the newest and bound to be classic sports film which hits theaters April 11, “Draft Day,” comes in studio to talk the ins and outs of making an NFL film, the on-set difficulties of working with Rich and Mike Mayock, as well as some of his classic films such as “Stripes,” “Ghostbusters” and many… Read
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Adam Carolla phones in fresh off the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Ravens and Patriots that ended in a bit of controversy thanks to a questionable officiating call on a field goal made by Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker as time expired in the 4th quarter. Carolla has been saying for almost two years now, on this very podcast, that the uprights aren’t high enough and need to be extended for circumstances such as last night. The ‘Ace-Man’ stated “How can a 65-year old man with cataracts and vertigo look up and tell whether or not a kick is good.” After Sunday night there may be a few Patriots fans that agree.
After a quick chat with Carolla, Rich then talks with Jaguars All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who is coming off a monster week 3 performance where he rushed for 177 yards and a touchdown in Jacksonville’s win over the Colts. Jones-Drew also discusses his holdout that led up until kickoff week and his reasons for eventually reporting without receiving a new deal.
We wrap the show up with the lovely and talented Gillian Jacobs, who stars on the hit NBC show “Community.” Jacobs found herself… Read
With the 2011 season and Super Bowl XLVI in our rear-view mirror and the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine on the horizon, we thought we’d take a look back at some of our favorite moments and guests from the past year of the podcast. Enjoy this ‘best of’ edition and we’ll be back next week with all new show.
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 the dynamic duo of Michael Strahan and Warren Sapp, Jaguar Pro Bowl running back Maurice Jones-Drew stops by for his first in studio appearance and our last guest is “Saturday Night Live” veteran and one of the stars of “Horrible Bosses” actor Jason Sudeikis. Rich then turns to podcast producer Chris Law and audio engineer Mike Del Tufo for quick little chat that reveals some new things on the horizon for the podcast’s future that directly involves you the fan.. Enjoy and don’t forget to check out the TV version of the podcast airing Thursday nights at 8pm ET on NFL Network. Read
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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