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

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Russillo shares some NBA thoughts on the Jazz, Bucks, and Wizards in a new edition of the Flagrant 3 (1:30) before talking with The Ringer's Logan Murdock about some of the Warriors' impressive games this season, Logan's time covering the team, the effects of the short turnaround between NBA seasons, the NBA's newest superteam, the Brooklyn Nets, and more (12:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:00).
Russillo shares his thoughts on James Harden's debut with the Brooklyn Nets (5:00) before talking with sports-radio host and former NFL fullback Jon Ritchie about the Buccaneers' win over the Saints and upcoming NFC championship game vs. the Packers. Jon discusses his time playing for Andy Reid on the Eagles, why Reid is so universally loved, the infamous story of the Raiders' locker room after the team's 2001 loss to the Patriots in the "Tuck-Rule Game," what is next for the Eagles and Carson Wentz, and more (10:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:30).
Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss all four divisional-round playoff games, playoff stories, and more (3:30). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:00).
Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons and Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Houston Rockets trading James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, the Pacers trading Victor Oladipo to the Rockets for Caris LeVert, how the new Brooklyn team will mesh together, a plethora of pick swaps and more!
Russillo talks about Kyrie Irving missing some games for the Nets (9:00) before he is joined by actor Max Greenfield to discuss his career, including ‘The Big Short,' ‘New Girl,' and ‘The Neighborhood.' Ryen also asks some questions about working in Hollywood (15:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:00).
Russillo shares his thoughts on Deshaun Watson wanting out of Houston (1:30) before he is joined by former NFL QB Tim Hasselbeck to recap all the games from NFL wild-card weekend and to tell some stories from his time in the league (15:00). Finally, Ryen answers some Life Advice questions (1:07:00).
Russillo is joined by The Ringer’s Ryan Shazier to share some NFL playoffs stories from his career with the Steelers and to have an in-depth discussion about pre-snap adjustments, before ranking all 14 QBs in the 2020-21 NFL playoffs (2:00). Then Ryen talks to The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia about the top offenses and defenses in the NFL playoffs before previewing each NFL wild-card game (38:30). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:30).
Russillo hits on a couple of NBA topics, including Trae Young, the Knicks, and the Pelicans (6:00), before introducing a new NBA segment in which Ryen solicits scouting reports on two NBA players from real, anonymous NBA scouts—this week, it’s Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown (19:00). Then, Ryen talks to Super Bowl champion linebacker Brandon Marshall about getting drafted late, making his way to the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning stories, preparing for Super Bowl 50, the 2020 NFL playoffs, and more (33:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:07:00).
In honor of the last week of the NFL regular season, Russillo hands out THIRTY-TWO awards (1:30) before discussing Steph Curry’s career-high 62-point game in a duel with Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers (29:00). Then Ryen briefly talks about the upcoming national title matchup between Alabama and Ohio State (35:00) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (44:00).
Russillo shares his thoughts on some early trends from this NBA season, including the amount of blowout games (2:30). Then Ryen talks with Adam Amin of Fox Sports and TV play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls about his career with ESPN, leaving to call games with Fox Sports, behind-the-scenes broadcasting stuff, finding the "right amount" of preparation leading up to a broadcast, realizing a lifelong dream of becoming the play-by-play announcer for his hometown Chicago Bulls, and more (12:30). Finally, Ryan answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:50).
Russillo introduces a new NBA segment with his thoughts on the 76ers-Raptors matchup, the Nuggets pummeling the Rockets, and the Suns' hot start to the season (4:00). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer’s Raja Bell about the Bucks' defensive struggles, the Lakers' load management, the time Raja spent in the Cavaliers' front office, the experience of working with LeBron James, the most notable surprises from the first week of the NBA season, and more (15:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:30).
Russillo gives out his NFL awards for Week 16 (5:00) before talking with The Athletic's Mike Sando about the MVP race between Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers, the Steelers' tumultuous season, the Seahawks' win over the Rams, the Jets losing the no. 1 pick in the 2021 draft and how that affects their offseason, the 2021 NFL coaching carousel gearing up, and more (18:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:00).
Russillo shares his notes from all of the NBA Christmas Day games including: Heat-Pelicans, Bucks-Warriors, Nets-Celtics, Lakers-Mavericks, and Clippers-Nuggets (2:00). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (37:00).
Russillo shares his thoughts on the College Football Playoff selection (2:00), before talking with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about the Chiefs' win over the Saints, an impressive effort by Jalen Hurts in the Eagles' loss to the Cardinals, Carson Wentz most likely remaining benched for the remainder of the season, Trent's top-five QBs for the next five years, top draft prospects Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields, and more (17:00). Then Ryen hands out his NFL awards for Week 15 (59:00) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:14:30).
Russillo shares his thoughts on the back-and-forth over whether Ben Simmons is available for a trade with the Rockets (3:30) before talking with The Ringer’s Kevin Clark about rebuilding in the NFL, why Kevin predicts a massive QB movement in 2021, the market for Carson Wentz, the Steelers' and Saints' recent struggles, believing in the Rams, reevaluating Cam Newton, and more (10:00). Then Ryen is joined by actor Jay Harrington to discuss his career, including ‘Better Off Ted’ and ‘S.W.A.T,’ the differences between comedy acting and drama, the challenges involved in shooting a show during the pandemic, and more (55:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:34:00).
Russillo shares his thoughts on Giannis Antetokounmpo signing a supermax contract with the Milwaukee Bucks and Kyrie Irving lobbying for more post touches with Kevin Durant on Instagram Live (4:30), before talking with one of Ryen's favorite stand-up comedians, Nate Bargatze, about his father's profession as a magician, pandemic comedy, his stand-up comedy origins, and more (13:30). Then Ryen talks about the most recent CFB rankings (56:30) before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:09:00).
Russillo gives out his NFL awards for Week 15 (4:00) before talking with two-time Super Bowl champion and ESPN’s Damien Woody about Jalen Hurts and the Eagles defeating the Saints and what that could mean for Carson Wentz, the Bills' win over the Steelers, Pittsburgh’s potential fatal flaw heading into the playoffs, Vikings-Buccaneers, and more (24:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:00).
Russillo shares his thoughts on the Big Ten circumventing a (new) rule to let Ohio State play in the Big Ten Championship Game, as well as sports as a whole striving to adapt to a pandemic (2:00), before talking with Super Bowl champion DeMarcus Ware about playing nine seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, earning the respect of Bill Parcels, starting anew in Denver with Peyton Manning, how learning to recover from surgery inspired his new D2W fitness app, and more (12:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (41:30).
Russillo shares his thoughts on James Harden’s wishes to leave the Houston Rockets and the most logical trade the Rockets can make (2:00), before talking with Danny Kanell of CBS Sports and SiriusXM about the most recent CFB rankings, why certain schools can’t seem to get a fair shake, Heisman candidates, and more (17:00). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (46:00).
Russillo gives out his NFL Awards for Week 13 (2:00) before talking with Cleveland Browns legend Joe Thomas about the Browns’ statement win over the Titans, Packers-Eagles, Carson Wentz getting benched for Jalen Hurts, the Giants' surprising win over the Seahawks, Jets-Raiders, the Jets firing defensive coordinator Gregg Williams after Sunday’s loss, Joe’s Super Bowl contenders, and more (19:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (59:00).
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Comments (56)

Joe Barile

Kyrie is protesting that the Earth is an obsolete spheroid

Jan 14th
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P Diddy Kong

Great feature, loved the comparison between Jaylen and Ben Simmons. Very interesting

Jan 7th
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Cody Mastel

lol this dudes boss literally always brings up politics and says he can't stand ppl like this

Jan 3rd
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Anthony Jackson

Man I thought the days of Ryen blowing Brady ended when Brady left the Pats, but NOPE. Yes he is one of the greatest to ever do it, but TODAY is a fringe top 7 QB. Brady can’t ever do wrong. It’s always someone else’s fault. So Mike Evans messed up on a hot route because Brady has 6 rings?

Dec 1st
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Madeinspace

I know nothing matters anymore but I’m unsubscribing because of Michael Vick’s repeatedly featuring. He never apologized for torturing dogs. Peace.

Nov 3rd
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Randall Robinson

tony bennett

Oct 2nd
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allie hlavac

I really enjoy the podcast. I have to skip the Mike Vick episode. I have no interest in anything he has to say. Hurts to see his name and the unimaginable pain he caused to numerous animals. Heartless.

Aug 31st
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Steve Goldman

Kilborn is always great. Late Late Show top shelf. Must listen.

Aug 26th
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Robert Aviles

thank lord , just sports on a sports pod.

Jun 5th
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Tyler Strittmatter

russillo is the best to do it.

May 6th
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Nathan Baker

Russillo is the best talking head in sports. He's got original takes, he offers insightful player analysis, he's not too reactionary, he's reasoned about drawing conclusions, etc. He's basically the opposite of most guys in the biz.

Apr 29th
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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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