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.
Shek enjoys a 24 oz. aged rib steak at Quality Meats NYC. (Handsome Hank/NFL)
In the 148th episode of the “Dave Dameshek Football Program,” Dave and Adam Rank welcome in NFL Network comrades Shaun O’Hara and Darren Sharper to pull back the curtain on life as an NFL player. How much do players pay attention to the schedule? And which of our guests once ate a hot dog in a locker room bathroom? The good, the bad and the ugly of playing on the road is revealed.
Then, Shek and Rank are joined by NFL.com columnist and football historian Elliot Harrison for a week-by-week breakdown of the best games of the 2103 season.
Plus, the guys preview the NBA Playoffs, Matt Barkley’s NFL future, and much more. Grab your calendars and take a listen.
This week on the “ATL Debate Club” podcast, Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler welcome in the hardest-working scout in the business, Daniel Jeremiah, to discuss the 2013 draft class and the dangers of taking home the Wonderlic test.
Then, Hanzus and Mr. Fancy Pants turn their attention to the 2013 NFL schedule to pick their favorite primetime games of the season. Which Thanksgiving Day game will be the turkey on your football plate? And which rivalry will shine brightest in 2013? The guys have their early picks on tap.
All that and more on the “ATL Debate Club” podcast. Listen in, won’t you?
NFL Network draft guru Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) pays a visit to Shek, Rank and Handsome Hank in Studio 66 to set the table for next week’s action in Radio City Music Hall. Among the topics: who Shek should take in next week’s NFL Network mock draft, where Tavon Austin will go, and the toughest position to scout. Rank continues his search for a NFL team to support, and Shek shares a yarn about rude restaurant customers. Around The League scribes Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler then stop by for a Black List, which addresses Kobe’s Achilles, “Mad Men”, and the best surnames in sports.
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.
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.
Shek and Rank are joined in Studio 66 by Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason as the guys discuss Cam Newton’s body language and commercials, the top team in the NFC South and the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Plus, in light of the recent Rutgers’ basketball controversy, Shek chronicles his time as a youth basketball player. Lastly, Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler close the show with the latest edition of the “ATL Debate Club.”
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.
Marc Sessler and Dan Hanzus are reunited and it feels pretty good. The guys discuss Marc’s unusual strategy for leasing a new car and the inherent weaknesses in his plan.
Then it’s off to Cleveland, where Marc’s premonition of Ryan Mallett leading the Browns to glory appears to be in danger. Plus, Marc and Dan introduce a brand new segment entitled “Surprising Adam Rank,” in which the guys try to catch NFL.com’s Adam Rank off guard with a surprise phone call.
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.
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.