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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First up, on this Hall of Fame special edition of “The Rich Eisen Podcast” is former NFL wide receiver and current NBC Sunday Night Football analyst, Cris Collinsworth. Collinsworth is in Canton, Ohio for the 50th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to honor is partner in booth, Al Michaels, who is receiving the Pete Rozelle Award this weekend in Canton. Collinsworth also shares his take on some of the latest news from around the NFL, including the Riley Cooper saga in Philadelphia and if the young quarterbacks that found success in 2012 will fare as well in 2013
Up next, Rich welcomes Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who recently battled a jaw cancer diagnosis and is in recovery. The five-time Pro Bowl quarterback reminisced with Rich about the accomplishments of those early 90s Bills teams and why wide receiver Andre Reed deserves a bust of his own in Canton. Kelly also hits on how 2013 Bills will look with a new head coach and whether Kevin Kolb or EJ Manuel will be leading the franchise in Week 1.
The show rounds out with class of 2000 enshrinee, Howie Long. The eight-time Pro Bowler sits down with Rich to discuss a variety of topics, most notably the fact that he is now the father of two National Football League players. Chris Long and his St. Louis Rams head to Chicago Thanksgiving weekend (Week 12) to take on his brother Kyle Long and the Bears in what could be battle in the trenches between Read
Rich welcomes in eleven time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, who brought home five new medals from the 2012 London games. A University of Florida alum, Lochte shares his thoughts on a few of his fellow Gators, including Jets quarterback Tim Tebow and fellow Olympian and current New England Patriots running back Jeff Demps. It’s a fun chat with the second most decorated US Olympian of all time.
Up next, Rich continues his divisional previews with Kevin Acee of the… Read
Guests include the former head coach of the Raiders, Hue Jackson, who joins Rich just one day after being fired in Oakland. Following Coach Jackson, the star of the action-thriller film “Contraband”, Mark Wahlberg phones up the podcast to discuss his beloved Patriots and their chances against the Tim Tebow led Denver Broncos… And speaking of the Denver Broncos, 11-time Pro-Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey joins the program and weighs in from Broncos Cam on how the divisional round matchup with New England will end differently then when the two teams met just a few short weeks ago.
Things don’t end there though, when podcast regular and one of the best information men in the business, Michael Lombardi joins Rich to talk about the latest rumors surrounding the Dolphins courting of Jeff Fisher and recap the wild-card round of the playoffs. Last, but certainly not least is the Saints all-time winning coach, Jim Mora, who discusses the Saints chances at a title this year. And as the official movie reviewer of the Rich Eisen Podcast, Rich couldn’t let coach go without getting his predictions for the weekends Golden Globe awards…
It’s a fun, informative listen, thanks for downloading and enjoy. Read