Shek & Rank kibitz with Jay Glazer about Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys, Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles, and Jay Cutler’s demeanor with the Chicago Bears. Shek also makes his Week 10 “speed picks” before controversy surrounding producer Black Tie’s “Shout-outs” ensues. Then the “ATL Debate Club” wrap the show comparing the New England Patriots to hit TV series, “The Office.”
It’s an embarrassment of riches for the #DDFP NFL mid-season episode thanks to Chargers LB @ShaunPhillips95 (who talks the arm of Philip Rivers, Bolts’ unis and favorite cheeses); NFL Fantasy Live colleague @Akbar_Gbaja (who talks Vick, Philly’s O-line,and Chip Kelly’s chances of NFL success on a new installment of “Inside/Out”); ‘Around The League scribes @MarcSesslerNFL & @DanHanzus (who discuss the only eight teams with a legit shot at winning it all); and Handsome @NFLUKHank returns from England to talk rookie QBs and shares a bounty of British chips/crisps.
Shek and Rank are joined by actor, comedian and Kansas City Chiefs super fan, Rob Riggle. The trio discuss all-time greatest Chiefs, Kansas City’s barbecue and more. Plus, Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley talks about his return to the NFL from a fantasy football angle. The guys also break down the unique skill set of Robert Griffin III before another edition of the “ATL Debate Club” wraps the show.
Shek & Rank celebrate their 100th episode with their favorite regulars, Handsome Hank (@NFLUKHank) – reporting from live from the NFL’s international series in London – and ‘Around The League’ scribes, @DanHanzus & @MarcSesslerNFL. Plus, Packers LB and #DDFP Ambassador of Film, AJ Hawk joins to talk about Green Bay’s recent hot streak and his newly promoted brother-in-law, the Chiefs’ Brady Quinn. Plus, Black Tie (@TundeSMD) delivers on his promise to get a very special guest for the occasion. What a way to wrap up a century’s worth of podcasting.
Shek & Rank talk to Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte about hanging out with quarterback Jay Cutler, the backfield competition with Michael Bush and his all-time favorite movie. The guys also yap with Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate about whether he starts himself on his own fantasy football team. Then, Matt ‘Money’ Smith helps the gang answer fans’ twitter questions about food, super hero costumes and, of course, more food. And finally, Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler wrap up the show with another installment of the “ATL Debate Club”.
Shek and Rank welcome “NFL Fantasy Live” colleague/former NFL-er Akbar Gbajabiamila into Studio 66 for “Inside/Out,” the segment that answers what really goes on inside NFL locker rooms. Subjects today include: Do coaches really give Knute Rockne speeches? Why don’t players wear cups? And what do players think of Ben Roethlisberger? The fellas are then joined by Around The League scribes Marc Sessler and Dan Hanzus for the newest installment of the Black List, which addresses which teams could actually win the Super Bowl this season and what’s wrong with Cam Newton?
To celebrate Pigskin Eve, Shek & Rank are joined by Around the League scribes @DanHanzus and @MarcSesslerNFL for 60 minutes of NFL talk that leaves ZERO questions unanswered about the 2012 season just in time for kickoff. What teams and players are going to break out? Who will tumble? Which coach is sitting on the hottest seat? Who’s going to the playoffs? Who’s going to New Orleans in February? All these questions – plus the ones you posed on Twitter – are answered in this four-quarter battle for the truth (There’s even a halftime show, courtesy of the one-man houseband Dick Banks). Skip this podcast at your own peril…
Shek & Rank are joined by NFL.com’s fantasy guru @Michael_Fabiano, as the trio provide commentary during the “NFL Fantasy Live” experts league fantasy football draft. Walk and chew gum at the same time? No problem for these experts (and Shek). They debate Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones’ fantasy value, when to draft your starting quarterback and much more — all while taping the podcast and ignoring Black Tie’s cry for a tight 45.
Shek is joined in-studio by Handsome Hank and Elliot Harrison (who’s filling in for the vacationing Rank) for a discussion about the best games of 2011; which 2011 playoff teams won’t make a return visit to the postseason in 2012; the best NFL free agent signing ever; and – in honor of Andy Griffith – the best characters in TV history. If you’re looking for a way to pass the Fourth of July, look (or listen) no further.
On the #DDFP 72, Dave, Rank and Hank debate the merits of LaDainian Tomlinson’s NFL career, including where he ranks amongst the greatest RBs in NFL history.
Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril stops by Studio 66 at the NFL Network. (Johnny Vy/NFL)
Then, Lions DE Cliff Avril joins the show to discuss Matthew Stafford’s progress, why he ranks Tom Brady and Drew Brees ahead of Aaron Rodgers, and Ndamukong Suh’s demeanor on the field. Plus, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid athletes make it on the Black List, and Dave takes a look at the worst nicknames in the NFL.
Dave Dameshek likes football. A lot. He's written and talked about it since last year on NFL.com and NFL Network, and before that on ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, and CBS Radio. Dave is also an accomplished Connect Four player.