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DDFP 173: Jerry Rice


NFL legend Jerry Rice joins Dave Dameshek on #DDFP 173. (NFL/HBO)

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DDFP 173

Shek & Rank catch up with the NFL’s all-time best WR, Jerry Rice, to talk about the 2013 49ers, Colin Kaepernick’s choice in caps, the possibility of Calvin Johnson breaking his records, and how he avoided having to dive to catch passes. Handsome Hank and ‘Around The League’ scribe Marc Sessler also drop by to discuss whether high-profile quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees & Tony Romo will win a future Super Bowl.

Download: DDFP 173: Jerry Rice


The ‘ATL’ Debate Club – Episode #38

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This week on the “ATL Debate Club” podcast, Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler are joined by the newest addition to the “Around The League” family, Chris Wesseling, for a recap of the biggest news from around the league, including Tebowmania’s arrival in Foxborough and the Denver Broncos’ release of Willis McGahee.

Then, the guys play a game to pick which NFL personality they most would want with them in a series of absurd scenarios. (Hey, it’s the middle of June.) Got a better answer than what we came up with? Tell us on twitter:





Thanks for listening and enjoy!

Download: The ‘ATL’ Debate Club – Episode #38

The ‘ATL’ Debate Club – Jim Brown joins the show

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Ben Liebenberg/NFL

The ‘ATL’ Debate Club – Episode #34

Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler are joined by a living legend, former Cleveland Browns fullback Jim Brown, for a lively discussion about the bright future of his former club, his career as an actor and which current running back belongs on the NFL’s Mount Rushmore of greats.

Plus, hear the disturbingly earnest letter one Marc Sessler once wrote to a prominent Hollywood director and much more.

DDFP 154: Top 100 reaction (70-61)

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Dameshek and Rank break down this week’s “Top 100” list on #DDFP 154. (Associated Press)

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DDFP 154

Shek and Rank vent about the latest inaccuracies on “The Top 100 Players of 2013” list, including Ben Roethlisberger ranking behind 11 QBs and Demaryius Thomas ranking behind Dwayne Bowe. Rank and producer Black Tie then gently critique the latest Pro-Shek-tions, forecasting which teams will make the playoffs. Finally, the week of podcasting closes out with Marc Sessler and Dan Hanzus’ “ATL Debate Club,” with mind-bending questions like which Brandon Flowers — the Kansas City Chiefs cornerback or The Killers front man — would be better at the other’s job.


Download: DDFP 154: Top 100 reaction (70-61)


DDFP 152: Dameshek vs. Charles Woodson

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Dameshek and the gang review the “Top 100 Players of 2013” list so far. Plus, Black Tie introduces a special organic drop game. (Associated Press/NFL)

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DDFP 152

Shek & Rank are joined in Studio 66 by show regulars Handsome Hank and “Around The League” scribes Marc Sessler and Dan Hanzus for a breakdown on various football lists like: the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2013” show (with some talk on if Charles Woodson disliked Shek on Thursday night’s reaction show), Hanzus’s recent Top 30 RB rankings and Sessler’s new Best NFL Rivalries rankings.  Plans for an upcoming sporting event are broken down, Black Tie asks another strange question and the week rounds out with the “ATL Debate Club.”  Enjoy it … or don’t.


Download: DDFP 152: Dameshek vs. Charles Woodson



ATL Debate Club: A debate surfaces!

The ‘ATL’ Debate Club: Episode #31


This week on the “ATL Debate Club” podcast, Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler’s worlds are rocked by the outlandish request that they dress like they have a job. Can you guess which writer only owns one suit that fits?

Then, the gents break down Dan Hanzus’ polarizing list of the top 30 running backs in today’s NFL, resulting in the first-ever debate on the “ATL Debate Club” podcast.

Plus, another voicemail from the legendary voice of NFL Films, John Facenda, and the official “The Office” draft. It’s the best 20 minutes of your day or your money back!

ATL Debate Club: Draft Recap

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Associated Press

The ‘ATL’ Debate Club – Episode #30

This week on an action-packed “ATL Debate Club” podcast, Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler are joined by guest host and Dolphins’ apologist Handsome Hank for a spirited discussion of the highlights from NFL draft week in New York. Is the Geno Smith era in New York doomed from the start? The guys discuss the storm clouds on the horizon.

Then, the guys unveil a long-lost and totally real voicemail from the mysterious and colorful voice of NFL Films, John Facenda. You don’t want to miss the exciting tale he tells of his trip to Central America with Al Davis.

Plus, we’ll answer the age-old question, “what the heck is a damp squib?” Don’t bother googling it, Handsome Hank has all the answers.

ATL Debate Club: Schedule Release

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(Associated Press)

The ‘ATL’ Debate Club – Episode #29

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?

ATL Debate Club: Jason Campbell-or-bust for Brownies

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Associated Press/USA TODAY Sports


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.

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ATL Debate Club: Taking our talents to South Beach


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On glorious Episode 25 of the “ATL Debate Club,” Marc Sessler is joined by guest host Handsome Hank for a podcast sure to thrill Dolphins fans from east to west.

The boys dial up NFL Network reporter Jeff Darlington for an inside look at Miami’s front office on the heels of a heady free-agent spending spree.

Later, producer/guru Wilk Tie spins his interstellar magic to contact Debate Club regular Dan Hanzus in an effort to mend his on-the-rocks relationship with Sessler.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you might even learn a thing or two. Take a listen, won’t you?