With Rich Eisen enjoying a family vacation for the 4th of July holiday week, producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman take over the reins and host a second installment of the “Best of the Rich Eisen Podcast.” The episode includes some memorable moments and guest interviews from the past four years, as well as some behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the show. Some of the guests featured include actress Gillian Jacobs, actor Colin Hanks, director Jeff Schaffer and interactions Chris Cooley, Reggie Wayne and Ed Reed… Read
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A little more than two weeks removed from being selected 32nd overall by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2014 NFL Draft, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater dials into “The Rich Eisen Podcast.” The three-year standout Louisville Cardinal talks with Eisen about the draft process, getting acclimated to life as a pro early on, if he expects to be the starter Week 1and more.
Actor and friend of the program Jerry Ferrara then swings by our NFL Media studios to talk about his Giants draft class and a sneaky undrafted free agent signing of the G-Men that he’s pretty stoked about. Ferrara just wrapped up shooting the highly anticipated “Entourage” movie and the film’s set was no stranger to some big-name NFL players who have cameos in the flick, which hits theatres in the summer of 2015. Ferrara tells one story of Russell Wilson’s day on set shooting his scene — one that ended with a star of the movie heading to the hospital with a broken leg as a result. Jerry’s been a busy man of late, training to play Arturo Gatti in an upcoming biopic about the late boxing champion, and he also has “Think Like A Man Too” hitting theatres June 20th. It’s always a fun time when Ferrara stops by, and of course we can’t let him leave without having him weigh in on the Johnny Manziel/Memorial Day Weekend/Las Vegas story — or non-story depending on how you look at it.
The show wraps up with two of the funniest guys in the business, Randy and Jason Sklar of the popular “Sklarbros Country Podcast” join the #REP crew in studio. “The Sklar Bros: What Are We Talking About?” is a newly released comedy special the duo have on Netflix, and the introduction to the special is hosted by none other than Rich Eisen himself, so be sure to check it out and stream it… Read
With the 2014 NFL Draft in the books, Rich Eisen and podcast producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman recap the highlights of a draft that drew over 32 million viewers for Round 1 and set ratings records across the board during its three days at Radio City Music Hall. Eisen and the gang are joined midway through the podcast by NFL Media draft analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis to discuss a variety of draft topics, including: Will Johnny Manziel be under center when the Browns head to Pittsburgh in Week 1? How did Jaguars general manager David Caldwell keep it a secret that Blake Bortles was his guy all along with the third-overall pick? Michael Sam finally heard his name called with the 249th pick in Round 7, but when the dust settles, does he have the skill set to… Read
With just a little more than a week until the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway at Radio City Music Hall, NFL draft maven Mike Mayock dials in to chat with Rich Eisen about this year’s class. Why is Teddy Bridgewater slipping out of the first round? Is there a chance Khalil Mack gets selected over Jadeveon Clowney? Is Johnny Manziel the answer for troubled franchises like Jacksonville or Cleveland? Mayock and Eisen hit on all of it and more.
The show then shifts gears in a major way, welcoming in actor and comedian Bob Saget. Saget joins the #REP crew in studio to talk about his new book “Dirty Daddy,” and shares stories from his past. Many know Bob Saget from his wholesome role on “Full House,” or as the goofy host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” And then there is a whole other section of Saget fans who know him from directing films like “Dirty Work,” his hysterical stand-up comedy or his profane appearances in “Entourage” or the documentary “The Aristocrats.” The latter is the Bob Saget that showed up for this edition of podcast, and he couldn’t have been… Read
The 2014 NFL season kicks off with a rematch of one of the more infamous games in NFL history. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers look to avenge their loss in the “Fail Mary” game when they head to the Pacific Northwest to take on Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. What a way to kick off the 2014 season, right? And that’s only a small sample of what the folks in the NFL scheduling department have served up for the 2014 schedule, which now includes 16 Thursday Night Football games that will air on both CBS and NFL Network. Rich Eisen, along with producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman, take a full look at the entire 2014 schedule and talk about some of the new broadcast rules, including the NFL’s ability to flex schedule Sunday Night Football games as early as week 5 and what the newly announced “cross-flexing” means for viewers on Sundays.
Broncos EVP of football operations John Elway then joins Rich to break down Denver’s 2014 schedule. The slate welcomes Andrew Luck and the Colts to Mile High for the Broncos’ season opener, plus a Super Bowl XLVIII rematch with Seattle in Week 3. Eisen then says “hello friend” to Jim Nantz, who takes over the play-by-play commentary on the new-look “Thursday Night Football” package on which NFL Network and CBS have partnered. Eisen and Nantz examine the entire TNF schedule, which includes an unprecedented 14 divisional… Read
Kevin Costner joins the latest edition of the #REP
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Actor Kevin Costner joins Rich Eisen in studio for this week’s edition of “The Rich Eisen Podcast.” Costner, who has starred in a handful of the greatest sports movies of all-time, is back at tackling the sports genre again in his latest film “Draft Day.” The two-time Academy Award winner traded in his wooden bat and ball cap for a suit and seat in the front office in “Draft Day,” where he plays Sonny Weaver Jr., the fictional general manager of the Cleveland Browns. Shot partially on location at New York’s Radio City Music Hall during the 2013 NFL Draft, the film takes place over a 16-hour period during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Costner talks with Rich about why he chose to do another sports movie and what it was that drew him to the project, which was directed by last week’s #REP guest, Ivan Reitman. Costner also shares some incredible stories along the way from sets of his previous films like “Bull Durham,” “Field of Dreams,” “Dances with Wolves” and more. It’s a fascinating listen with one of Hollywood’s finest actors, and be sure to check out “Draft Day” in theatres this Friday, April 11.
The show rounds out with a little #REP housekeeping from Eisen and producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman. What triggered one of the guys to get into a Twitter feud over the weekend with a country music singer during the Final Four? Which of the listener-submitted entries for the show-open contest was the most impressive? And why Joe Pesci</strong is a complete bad ass in real life and quite possibly the coolest man on earth, as the guys found out first hand while… Read
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
Rich Eisen is on vacation, which can only mean one thing, producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman are back at the helm and have taken over the reins on this week’s #REP. In keeping with Eisen vacation podcast tradition, Law and Brockman dial up their humble host to interrupt his fun in the Hawaiian sun and get his take on some of latest headlines from around the league. Be sure to listen for details to on you can enter the #REP show open contest and submit your… Read
Oscar nominee Bruce Dern joins the latest #REP (Michael Yarnow/NFL)
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Rich Eisen welcomes Super Bowl XLVIII MVP Malcolm Smith. The third-year linebacker out of USC talks about his incredible journey to the NFL and what it was like hoisting both the Lombardi and Super Bowl MVP trophies following the Seattle Seahawks’ 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos.
Next, 2014 Academy Award nominee for Best Actor Bruce Dern stops by to talk about his role as Woody Grant in the Oscar-nominated film “Nebraska.” Dern’s career in acting has spanned over five decades, and he shares a plethora of stories that involve some of Hollywood’s legendary actors and directors of the past. Dern is also an encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes to his beloved Rams, dating back to their days as the Cleveland Rams in the 1940s, through their time in Los Angeles and all the way up until now in St. Louis. While Eisen and Dern are talking Rams, we surprise the Oscar-nominated actor with a phone call from a former L.A. Rams player who is in the Pro Football Hall of… Read