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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As Week 2 of NFL free agency gets underway, Rich Eisen welcomes NFL Media’s Michael Silver for a recap of the week’s biggest signings. Silver discusses whether or not the addition of cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner are enough to get the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl. Plus, Silver sheds light on the Denver Broncos’ approach to free agency, including the controversial acquisition of free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Finally, Silver and Eisen review the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers, and discuss how each team has fared in free agency.
Next, Eisen welcomes back television host Seth Meyers, who dials in from New York for a chat about his transition from “Saturday Night Live” to his new late-night television show “Late Night with Seth Meyers”. Meyers shares stories about Peyton Manning’s SNL… Read
Rich Eisen and the podcast crew recap all of the week 16 NFL action and through the plethora of potential playoff scenarios as we head into final week of the 2013 NFL season. Eisen is then joined by the cast of Anchorman 2: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner from the NFL’s headquarters in New York City. Remember to tune into the Rich Eisen Holiday Special at 10:30pm ET on Tuesday, Dec. 24 on NFL Network…
Subscribe to the Podcast via iTunes Rich Eisen takes part in the annual NFL.com talent mock draft, hosted by NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock. Joining Rich on the board of general managers are Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Brian Billick, … Read
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Rich Eisen phones in to his own podcast to chat with producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman about the Giants’ absolute beat down of the Panthers on NFL Network’s “Thursday Night Football” and preview the full slate of games scheduled for Week 3 of the NFL Season. The guys also discuss Rich accepting actor Joel Mchale’s on-air challenge for “TNF.” The gauntlet was laid down, via Twitter, for Rich to work the word ‘chance’ into the postgame show in honor of Mchale’s co-star, actress Gillian Jacobs, and her upcoming appearance on the podcast next week. Check out the video… Read
Sixteen-season veteran and sure-fire Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez joins Rich on Falcons Cam just days away from his return to Arrowhead, when his Falcons face off against the Chiefs at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. It marks the first time since leaving Kansas City that the NFL’s all-time record holder for touchdowns, receptions and yards as a tight end will return to face his old team.
Next up, Rich welcomes Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, who beat out veteran Matt Flynn for the starting spot in Seattle, defying the many doubters who said a quarterback of his height couldn’t make it in the NFL. Wilson will look to prove doubters wrong again when he leads the Seahawks against the Cardinals on Sunday.
We wrap things up with none other than our front-office man Michael Lombardi, who returns to preview the NFC South and… Read
Here on the podcast, we like to bring together and matchup guests from all walks of life, be it in the entertainment world or the NFL. On this episode we have two players on either end of the football spectrum: Canadian and Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon and rookie Jaguars punter Bryan Anger. The former, you should recognize. Moon played 23 seasons of professional football with four different NFL teams (most notably the Houston Oilers) and amassed nearly 50,000 NFL passing yards and reached nine Pro Bowls. Prior to, he played six years up north with Edmonton in the CFL. He stops by to talk about his illustrious Hall of Fame class in 2006, Cam Newton 2012 potential, the Seahawks, a new type of helmet he’s a partner in and much more. Anger, if you remember, was the highest drafted punter since 1995 and caused Rich to have a conniption at this year’s Draft. The Cal graduate couldn’t believe the response to his selection and explains how he became a foot-to-ball specialist, what it’s like getting ready for his rookie training camp and more.
As always, thanks for listening and don’t forget to vote in our new poll on who looks more like a Hasselbeck brother: podcast TV producer Chris Brockman or actual Hasselbeck brother, Nathanael.
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A week of all football guests kicks off with someone long overdue for an in-studio visit as Titans quarterback and devilishly handsome New England native Matthew Hasselbeck took time out of his L.A. workout schedule to stop by the program for a chat. With a fresh hair cut (our efforts for an all-bald cast nearly complete) and donning a Celtics shmedium T-shirt, Hasselbeck shared his thoughts on everything from his decision to re-sign with the Titans last summer to how close he came to becoming a UCLA Bruin back in the day. You’ll never guess what Boston College head coach Tom Coughlin said to him at the time that made him change his mind. Later in the conversation, the youngest Hasselbeck brother, Nathaniel, joins in to share some stories from Matt’s days with the Packers and growing up in an NFL household. There’s one involving a snowy playoff week in Green Bay you won’t want to miss.
As always, stay tuned for the television program featuring Hasselbeck, Hall of Famer Warren Moon and rookie Jaguars punter Bryan Anger on Thursday at 1:30pm ET only on NFL Network.
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Once again, we do our best to give you the best mix of the NFL and pop culture. With the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and one of the writers of the hit movie “Ted” on the same show, I daresay we’ve achieved that goal.
First up, the savior-in-waiting of the Washington Redskins, RG3 phones in to the show to give us an update on his contract status, his readiness to take the reins, his comfort in the Mike Shanahan offense, his preparation for the intense pressure on the horizon and, perhaps most importantly, how in the world did he wind up on the same “30 Rock” set as Kim Kardashian the night of the NFL draft and was he aware she was looking his way?
Lastly, Alec Sulkin joins us in studio. The long-time “Family Guy” writer, Twitter star and co-author of the bawdy hit film “Ted” also happens to be a diehard Patriots fan. I’m sure all of you who saw “Ted” would be shocked to know Sulkin is from Boston and has lived and died with the Pats his whole life. We hit on several backstories concerning “Ted” and had an overall fun conversation that fans of “Family Guy” and followers of Sulkin’s popular Twitter account — @thesulk — will truly enjoy. If you’ve not been exposed to his world and humor, you’re in for a ride.
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