Shek & Rank discuss the biggest topics from Week 8 in the NFL including where Calvin Johnson ranks amongst the NFL greatest wide receivers and Dez Bryant’s sideline demeanor. Daniel Jeremiah and Handsome Hank join the show for Black Tie’s “Black List” discussing the top 5 NFL quarterbacks halfway through the season and the league’s biggest disappointments.
Shek and Rank celebrate the big 1-5-0 with a visit from Mr. Fancy Pants, Marc Sessler, and a spirited discussion including the “Top 100 Players of 2013″ reaction, the 2013 NFL Draft fallout, and the color best represented in food. Black Tie gives a shout out, and the week of podcasting finishes with the Around The League’s Debate Club, featuring Sessler and Dan Hanzus on “Game of Thrones”, Hanzus’ brush with fame, and maybe some pro football. Maybe.
Shek and Rank are joined in Studio 66 by Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant for a quick conversation about Tony Romo, “guaranteeing” a 2,000-yard receiving season and the Oklahoma State fight song. Around The League scribe Dan Hanzus also is on hand as the fellas address a wide range of topics on the Black List, including Matt Barkley’s future, the 2013 Lakers, zombies and ‘The Walking Dead,’ and animated movies.
Shek and Rank are joined by Around The League heroes @DanHanzus and @MarcSesslerNFL, 12-year-old Baltimore Ravens commentator Cullen Little, and birthday boy Handsome Hank to look ahead to Super Bowl XLVII and break down the conference championship games. Subjects discussed include the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick legacy, where the New England Patriots’ dynasty ranks all time, where Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons go from here, plus, the risk/reward of drafting Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o.
Shek and Rank are joined by Handsome Hank and ATL writers Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler to give away the 2012 Sheky Awards for best fruit, condiment, new guest, land of the fox, movies that Dave enjoys and the coveted Sonic Award. Also, on the “ATL Debate Club,” Hanzus and Sessler decide who has the most to lose in this year’s playoff derby.
Shek & Rank give themselves and listeners the holiday gift of talking ball with some their favorite new pals of 2012, including: @MoveTheSticks (Daniel Jeremiah), who remarks on almost every starting QB in the NFL; “Around The League” boys @MarcSesslerNFL & @DanHanzus, who rap about Brian Urlacher’s anti-fan comments, Mark Sanchez, the NFC East and the WWE superstar with whom the fellas identify with most. Then Black Tie hosts the Black List and gives his weekly shoutout.
Shek & Rank welcome back @MoveTheSticks(Daniel Jeremiah) to talk Colin Kaepernick vs. Alex Smith, the Steelers’ QB issues and the slew of unproven playoff QBs on contending teams. The fellas also discuss the Jets’ mess, overtime rules,
Fruit of Labor – The real reason for Black Tie’s shout outs.
and more with “Around The League” boys @MarcSesslerNFL & @DanHanzus. Plus, Black Tie officially declares this #TheYearOfTheOvertime and gives a real-life inspired “Shout-out” before some candy taste testing ensues. Check it out… unless you don’t like a.) football or b.) other stuff.
Unwilling to wait another moment, Shek and Rank yap with Around The League scribes Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler, as well as NFL writer/fantasy talker Elliot Harrison about the replacement ref situation, the Darrelle Revis-less Jets, the best teams in the NFC and which is the second-best AFC team (behind Houston).
On Episode 92, Shek and Rank welcome the 49ers’ world-class linebacker Patrick Willis to the show to discuss the influence of Jim Harbaugh and the team’s matchup with the Vikings on Sunday. Around The League scribes @DanHanzus and Mr. Fancy Pants @MarcSesslerNFL join in to talk Schiano v Coughlin, Sanchez v Tebow, and Peyton Manning after his three-pick performance vs. Atlanta. Plus, Black Tie continues giving shout outs to the working class and begins the “No more kneel-downs” crusade BEFORE Jerry Jones. Lastly, the guys end the show with a tribute to the great Steve Sabol.
Following a Week 1 loaded with breakouts, comebacks, and busts, Shek and @AdamRank talk with Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson about the Lions’ escape against the St. Louis Rams, this week’s “Handshake Game” against the San Francisco 49ers, and ripping the dome off Ford Field. The fellas are also joined by Around The League scribes @DanHanzus and “Mr Fancypants” @MarcSesslerNFL, as well as Handsome Hank (@NFLUKHank) to discuss whether the New York Jets, Joe Flacco, Peyton Manning and Robert Griffin III will continue heading in the right direction, and if Michael Vick, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Buffalo Bills and the Green Bay Packers are doomed going forward.
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.