Author Archives: Michael Yanow

DDFP 216: Week 16 picks

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DDFP 216

Shek welcomes Elliot Harrison and ‘Around The League’ hero Marc Sessler into Studio 66 for spirited edition of “Dead or Alive”, with a focus on teams fighting to make the playoffs. The fellas then turn to the weekly Red Challenge Flag picks segment, including Saints at Panthers, Bears at Eagles, Cowboys at Skins and Patriots at Ravens.  Finally, “Has Black Tie seen it?” sparks a heated discussion about the “Lord of the Rings” movie franchise. No jive – this is a very strong episode.  

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DDFP 196: Week 6 recap

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Dave Dameshek and the crew break down Week 6 in the NFL on #DDFP 196. (NFL/Associated Press)

 

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DDFP 196

Shek & Rank recap Week 6 in the NFL including the Patriots’ come-from-behind win over the Saints, how Bill Belichick stopped Jimmy Graham and the Broncos’ not-so dominating performance against the Jaguars. Producer Black Tie brings back “The Blacklist” to debate the behavior of the Texans’ fans and which one-win team is still in the playoff race. Plus, the guys use Twitter to decide the best cornerback in the NFL.

 

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DDFP 149: Recapping the 2013 NFL Draft

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Shek and Rank recap the 2013 NFL Draft and react to the Jason Collins’ news. (Associated Press)

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DDFP 149

Shek & Rank dial up draft guru Daniel Jeremiah for his analysis of the biggest stories from Radio City Music Hall last weekend; Handsome Hank then stops by to yap about Jason Collins and the sports world’s reaction to his coming out.

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Shek enjoys a 24 oz. aged rib steak at Quality Meats NYC. (Handsome Hank/NFL)

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DDFP 146: Freestyling with Rich Eisen & Joe Staley

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NFL Network’s own Rich Eisen joins Dave Dameshek on #DDFP 146. San Francisco 49ers tackle Joe Staley also makes a guest appearance. (National Football League/Elena Kharichkina)

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DDFP 146

The door of Studio 66 swings fast and furious as Shek and Rank welcome San Francisco 49ers LT Joe Staley to talk about the Super Bowl’s final drive, admiring o-linemen, and Joe’s passions. UCLA’s highly-touted linebacker Datone Jones checks in for the first of his Draft Diaries before NFL Network’s main man Rich Eisen pops in to discuss Michigan basketball and the variety of NFL podcast producers. ATL Debate Club wraps the show with topics including more Richard Sherman controversy and the latest Darrelle Revis trade rumors.

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Dan Hanzus lives the dream with “The Office” star Jenna Fischer. Marc Sessler is overcome with jealousy.

Dan Hanzus lives the dream with “The Office” star Jenna Fischer. Marc Sessler is overcome with jealousy.

DDFP 145: The good, the “Mad”, and the ugly

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Dave Dameshek and the gang react to the “Mad Men” season premiere and Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck joins #DDFP 145. (Associated Press/AMC/Invision)

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Shek welcomes NFL.com’s Eliot Harrison and Around The League scribes Marc Sessler and Dan Hanzus to discuss one of the great title games in college basketball history, the return of “Mad Men” and the worst trios of NFL quarterbacks on a single team. Plus, Shek also gets new Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck on the line to yap about Andrew Luck, Super Bowl XL and the Seahawks’ uniforms. Producer Black Tie wraps the show with an all new shout out.

 

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DDFP 143: Flynn, injuries & Torrey Smith

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Dave Dameshek and the gang discuss Matt Flynn’s trade and the worst injuries in sports history. Plus, Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith stops by for an interview with Adam Rank. (Associated Press)

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DDFP 143

Rank catches up with Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith to talk about the state of the Super Bowl champions and this weekend’s Wrestlemania. Before that, Shek, Rank, Around The League scribe Dan Hanzus and Handsome Hank talk about the worst injuries in sports history, Matt Flynn in Oakland; Carson Palmer in Arizona, March Madness, and Black Tie gives a shout out.

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DDFP 128: NFL.com Live, Day 3

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Dave Dameshek chats with star quarterbacks, Seahawks’ Russell Wilson and Panthers’ Cam Newton. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and “Entourage” star Jeremy Piven also join #DDFP 128 live from Super Bowl XLVII. (Associated Press/National Football League)

 

 

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DDFP 128

On the final day of “NFL.com Live: Super Bowl XLVII,” Dave Dameshek and the gang chat with “Entourage” star Jeremy Piven and the cast of hit TV show “The League.” NFL players, including Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews, also join the program. Plus, the guys yap with two of the top quarterbacks in this year’s upcoming NFL draft, West Virginia’s Geno Smith and USC’s Matt Barkley.

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DDFP 127: NFL.com Live, Day 2

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Dave Dameshek chats with a star-studded lineup of Tracy Morgan, Rob Gronkowski, Drew Brees and much more on #DDFP 127. (Perry Knotts/NFL)

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DDFP 127

 

Shek & Rank broadcast once again from New Orleans alongside Matt “Money” Smith and Jaime Maggio for the second day of “NFL.com Live: Super Bowl XLVII” coverage. “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan highlights the day’s guests which also includes Saints QB Drew Brees, Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, Texans RB Arian Foster & DE J.J. Watt, Giants DE Osi Umenyiora and former Cowboys QB Troy Aikman.

 

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DDFP 96: Ranking Tony Romo + Cliff Avril

On #DDFP 96, Shek and Rank talk to the Detroit Lions’ Cliff Avril, plus discuss where Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo ranks amongst the NFL’s best. (Associated Press)

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DDFP 96

Shek, Rank & Handsome Hank list which quarterbacks they’d rather have over Tony Romo. The fellas then catch up with Detroit Lions defensive end/friend of the show Cliff Avril to discuss just what’s going on with the Lions a quarter of the way through the 2012 season. Plus, a preview of Week 5’s matchup between long-time rivals Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

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DDFP 95: Percy Harvin & A.J. Hawk

#DDPP 95 features interviews with Minnesota Vikings’ Percy Harvin and the Packers’ A.J. Hawk. Plus, the beginning of life without Darrelle Revis for the New York Jets. (Associated Press)

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DDFP 95

Shek, @AdamRank & Handsome (@NFLUKHank) get you ready for Week 4 with the musical help of one-man house band  @RichBanksMusic, and Vikings star wide receiver Percy Harvin, who discusses looking down at the Packers and Lions in the standings, the Gators/Seminoles rivalry he’s got with his quarterback Christian Ponder, and his favorite TV show. The fellas also check in with DDFP Secretary of Film and Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk to talk best/worst movie deaths. And finally, “Around the League” scribes @DanHanzus & @MarcSesslerNFL debut their debate segment with thoughts on the sorry state of the N.Y. Jetropolitans.

Download: DDFP 95: Percy Harvin & A.J. Hawk