Actor Michael Vartan joins Rich in studio to chat about the latest from around the league in Week 6 of the NFL. They discuss “A Letter To My Dog,” a book Vartan and his beloved canine are featured in, along with other celebrities. Rich and the crew then announce the finalists for the #PonderThis twitter contest before being phoned up by Jeff and Jackie Schaffer, the co-creators and co-executive producers of “The League” on FX. The Schaffer’s phone in fresh off their Seahawks’ big win over the Patriots at Century Link Field on Sunday and chat with Rich and the crew about the Season 5 Cameo / Boatrace bet… Read
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Rich welcomes the dynamic husband and wife duo of Jeff and Jackie Schaffer, co-creators and executive producers of the hilarious FX show, “The League.” The hit show about fantasy football will make its season premiere Thursday at 10:30 p.m. ET on FX. Jeff and Jackie take you behind the scenes of “The League” and reveal how they came up with some of the more outrageous scenarios that take place between the show’s characters. You can catch a sneak peek video of the premiere episode HERE, featuring a special guest appearance by Rich Eisen and Chris Brockman. Noticeably absent from the scene is long-time podcast producer Chris Law, who found his way… Read
With July coming to a close and training camps in full swing, the podcast crew chats about some of the latest news and storylines from around the league. Topics range from 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh standing up to the media for first round draft pick, WR A.J. Jenkins, Rex Ryan proclaiming to be the league’s best defensive minded coach and much, much more. Since Rich was also on air Tuesday hosting NFL Network’s “Inside Training Camp” coverage for a better part of the day, we decided to pull two of the best interviews from the show, which include Sports Illustrated senior writer Peter King and Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne.
Up next is actor, producer, writer and director Mark Duplass, who most NFL fans know from the hit FX show based on Fantasy Football called “The League.” A pretty big NFL fan, Duplass has been able to work with some of the NFL’s biggest stars during their cameo appearance on his hit FX show.
Guests include Jeff Schaffer, who co-wrote Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest film, “The Dictator,” and is also the co-creator of the hit FX show “The League.” Schaffer pulls back the curtain on the writing process and also dishes some exclusive news about “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” the hilarious HBO show that he also writes for and produces. This is a must-listen installment for any “Curb” fan.
Up next, we fittingly shift gears to our resident podcast movie reviewer, Jim Mora, Sr., who is back with his Diddly-Poo rating scale to give his two cents with regard to… Read
We’ve passed the quarter post point of the NFL regular season and in this Year of the Exploding Offense look who’s on top of the receiving world: Wes Welker, who’s on pace to smash Marvin Harrison’s single-season record for receptions and Jerry Rice’s single-season record for receiving yards. And with the Patriots fresh off a big win in Oakland and getting set to host the hated New York Jets – the team that ended its 2010 season if your memory needs refreshing — who better to have on the podcast than Wes Welker? So, we fire up Patriots cam for him. And, yes, I do ask him if he has a message for Rex Ryan.
My other guest is a returning guest: Jeff Schaffer, the co-executive producer and co-writer of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Jeff was last on the show in July when we dedicated an entire podcast to “Curb.” This time, Schaffer appears to promote a show of his very own creation: the fantasy-football inspired comedy “The League,” which premieres this Thursday night for a third season on FX. Lots to talk about with Jeff, including his own fantasy leagues and how he incorporates them into the show. Which NFL stars are set to make cameos on his show this year? And then there’s this: How can he can create/write/direct a show about a 2011 fantasy football league when he conceives and shoots most of the scripts during the summer?
Of course, I can’t let Schaffer leave the studio without asking him the origin of the newest classic “Curb” storylines from this past season (Pig Parker, Sh*t Bow, Bill Buckner, Palestinian Chicken Restaurant to name a few) and how he and his writing partners come up with this stuff with Larry David. Then, I press him on the most important issue of all: Will there be a ninth season of “Curb”? His answer… breaks entertainment news, which, as you know, I love to do on the podcast.
Keep an eye peeled for another show this Thursday with NFL Network insider Michael Lombardi, former boxing champ Sugar Ray Leonard and a special surprise guest who, after having an unfortunate career-altering incident in the TV booth, is starting his comeback on the podcast. Stay tuned.