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Each week, Ryen Russillo will break down the biggest topics in sports.

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Russillo talks about scandals in sports after watching the HBO documentary 'The Scheme' (2:05) before he is joined by Cleveland Browns center and NFLPA president J.C. Tretter to discuss the election process for president of the players association, the recent CBA, the 2020 NFL season, and more (20:43).
Russillo does a new segment called Worst Take (3:05) before he is joined by the creator of ‘Scrubs’ and cocreator of ‘Cougar Town’ and ‘Spin City,’ Bill Lawrence, to talk about doing stand-up comedy as a young man in L.A. and getting fired from ‘Friends,’ ‘Boy Meets World,’ and other shows before cocreating ‘Spin City.’ They discuss how to get stuff made in Hollywood, the differences between writing your own show and writing on someone else’s, pickup basketball, bad TV show pitches, and more (12:34).
Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan to revisit the 1998 NBA draft and some of the legends in that draft class, before redrafting the first 15 picks.
Russillo talks about some free agent QBs including Jameis Winston, Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, and Joe Flacco (3:50). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Van Lathan to discuss his upcoming podcast with Jemele Hill about ‘The Wire.’ They also discuss their mutual love for LSU, moving to Los Angeles, Van’s time at ‘TMZ’, celebrity stories, and much more (16:20).
Russillo is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the Colts' QB situation with Phil Rivers and Jacoby Brissett, as well as trading for DeForest Buckner. They talk Cam Newton and Jameis Winston, and the Chargers; ask, "What are the Patriots going to do?" and "Will Foles end the Trubisky era in Chicago?"; and ponder the market for Jadeveon Clowney, and much more (2:09). Then Ryen talks with ESPN's Seth Wickersham about his article "The story behind the split of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots" (40:13). Finally, Russillo shares a few thoughts about the new Netflix docuseries 'Tiger King' (56:13).
Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long and Big Cat of Barstool Sports for the first-ever Music Festival Fantasy Draft (1:30). Then Chris and Ryen discuss Tom Brady leaving the New England Patriots to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1:10:10).
Russillo is joined by the head coach of the national champion LSU Tigers, Ed Orgeron, to discuss how football operations are affected by COVID-19, revisit LSU's title run, talk about reloading for the 2020 season, and more (7:33). Then Russillo breaks down the salary cap for the NBA and NFL and how it all ties in with CBAs, TV deals, and more (18:35).
Russillo shares some thoughts about COVID-19 (1:15) before talking with NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah about the NFL combine, Tua Tagovailoa vs. Joe Burrow, an awesome WR class, some mock draft picks, stories from the war room, and more (15:18). Then Ryen talks to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and 'The Athletic' about COVID-19's effect on college football programs, Jalen Hurts at the NFL combine, prospects who are getting NFL scouts' attention, 2021 draft narratives, and more (38:35).
Russillo and Borrego discuss the young Hornets’ competitive play, having Michael Jordan as a resource, Borrego’s time playing college ball for San Diego, learning from Gregg Popovich in San Antonio, and more (2:20). Then Ryen briefly discusses Stephen Curry’s return to the Warriors' roster (39:17).
Russillo hits on five NBA topics including MVP, salary cap, and more (1:50), before talking with Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston about Tom Brady’s looming decision about where he will play in the 2020 NFL season (28:50). Finally Ryen recaps his trip to Park City, Utah (45:40).
Russillo is joined by the inimitable Craig Kilborn to talk about playing NCAA basketball, hosting 'SportsCenter' in the early '90s, and leaving to host 'The Daily Show.' They also discuss late-night talk shows, the NBA, "5 Questions," and much more!
Russillo is joined by Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury to discuss his departure from Texas Tech, going to the Arizona Cardinals, Kyler Murray's NFL debut, coaching Patrick Mahomes, his time in the NFL, and more (6:53). Then Ryen runs through some NBA games he's watched, including Cavaliers-Heat and Bucks-Wizards. He talks Duncan Robinson, plus-minus, Brook Lopez, and more (36:30).
Russillo breaks down the current climate surrounding the Astros sign-stealing scandal into three parts: punishment, apology, and defense (4:05). Then Ryen is joined by Adnan Virk to discuss MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s approach toward the team (20:05) as well as 2020 Oscar movies, including: ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Parasite,’ ‘Ford vs. Ferrari,’ ‘1917,’ ‘Joker,’ ‘Marriage Story,’ and more (37:20).
Russillo is joined by Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports to discuss becoming neighbors, working at ESPN and Fox, doing solo radio, handling tips from sports organizations, politics, fantasy radio cohosts, and MUCH more!
Russillo shares his thoughts on the 76ers' win over the Clippers and the Rockets' small-ball victory over the Celtics (3:30). Then Ryen talks with ESPN’s Jeff Passan about the proposed changes to the MLB playoff structure, developments in the sign-stealing scandal, and more (28:38).
Russillo shares some quick-hit NBA thoughts on the Raptors, Lakers, Russell Westbrook, Jayson Tatum, and more (2:25), before he's joined by ESPN's Steve Levy to discuss his new gig as XFL broadcaster, the first week of games, starting out in radio, and more (11:15). Then Ryen talks with Fox Sports and The Athletic's Bruce Feldman to discuss Michigan State football head coach Mark Dantonio's retirement and the team's coaching search, as well as Mike Leach taking the Mississippi State head-coaching job (38:10).
Russillo examines the Red Sox trading Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers (1:55) before talking with Fox Sports’ Charissa Thompson about starting out in media, working at Fox, ESPN, and 'Extra,' stalkers, being hacked, meeting celebrities, and more (16:25). Finally Ryen talks about some NBA trade deadline moves including an intricate four-team trade (1:06:40).
In his last podcast of the NFL season, Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to recap the Chiefs' 31-20 Super Bowl win over the 49ers. They discuss some key plays, headlines, coaching legacies, stories from on the ground in Miami, and more!
Live from radio row in Miami, Russillo is joined by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski to talk about what we can expect from the upcoming NBA trade deadline, getting to know Kobe Bryant toward the end of his career, and more.
Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to preview Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers in Miami, Florida, this upcoming Sunday.Check out Chris’s work at Chalk Media as well as his own preview on his podcast Green Light with Chris Long.
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Comments (43)

Chad

Please put your weekly chat with BS under your show also. Thanks!

Mar 30th
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Winston Wolf

this pod is out of control hilarious. Russillo, Long, and Big Cat in rare form and peak of performance. Fuckin pure uncut RIDICULOUSNESS!!!

Mar 21st
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Frank Saldana

Steve Nash was a product of Mike Dantonis system. He should have never been MVP! Jeremy Lin did the same thing in his system!

Mar 3rd
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chris krajeski

is Craig kilborn doing a norm macdonald?

Feb 28th
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chris krajeski

awesome. real as shit.

Feb 20th
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M R F A D E D G L 🖤 R Y

A minutes silence for another brother who has been eaten up by the friendszone!

Feb 12th
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Kenny Moore

Great pod as usual.

Jan 19th
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Kenny Moore

Great episode

Jan 5th
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Michael Williams

Loved Russillo on NBA Today Podcsst back in the day. Glad for return of tales from the couch.

Jan 4th
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Aaron Guiliano

must keep Long on mondays

Dec 30th
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Lucas Epps

Ryen - you are the man, but I hate having to turn off your pod because of Chris making an ignorant, race-related comment (especially when it seems like he's such a cool guy).

Dec 5th
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Justin Mullis

Love Ryen pushed back on left wing Chris Long's liberal bullshit..

Nov 19th
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balli dillon

pytf ul

Nov 19th
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Aaron Guiliano

best podcast ever

Nov 2nd
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Aaron Guiliano

love this dude

Nov 2nd
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Aaron Guiliano

great shows

Oct 31st
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Justin Mullis

After the 10th time Bill Simmons interrupted Ryen I had to stop listening...

Oct 24th
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Nuage Laboratoire

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Oct 24th
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j mo

Ryen we are so similar hit me up

Oct 17th
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j mo

love this Podcast Russillo ! my 2008 was your 2002

Oct 9th
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