Peyton Manning joined Rich Eisen just minutes after announcing he would be the new quarterback of the Denver Broncos at a press conference Tuesday. After the 11-time Pro Bowler, Rich is joined by Commissioner Roger Goodell, who further explains the punishments handed down by the league to Gregg Williams and the Saints organization for bounty rule violations. Read
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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.
Guests include actor Dennis Haysbert and Yahoo NFL columnist Michael Silver.
Actor Dennis Haysbert stops by the NFL Network studios to sit down with Rich as the two chat about Haysbert’s favorite teams, the 49ers and Raiders. The Bay area native couldn’t have picked a better day to stop by with the news of Carson Palmer’s trade to Oakland being heavily discussed, as well some of Haysbert’s more infamous roles, such as Pedro Cerrano in “Major League” and President David Palmer on “24″.
Next up is Yahoo! Sports NFL columnist Mike Silver, who discusses the Tony Romo-Jason Garrett-Jerry Jones saga in Big D after another last minute lost to New England and what it means moving forward for the Cowboys organization. Silver also touches on the implications of the Carson Palmer trade to Oakland and gives the inside details of the Chris Cooley crank call that had him being dealt to the Giants. Its good stuff, so enjoy. Stay tuned for another podcast coming out this Thursday that will feature the always opinionated Dennis Miller and CBS Sports lead play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz.
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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