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.
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 Around The League scribe Dan Hanzus are joined in Studio 66 by new Seattle Seahawks pass rusher Cliff Avril to yap about moving from Detroit to Seattle, the emerging rivalry with the San Francisco 49ers, the best Cliffs, the free agency experience and other stirring subject matter. The guys also talk about Dan Hanzus attending “The Office” series wrap party, and a new “Shoutout” from Black Tie.
Shek, Rank and Handsome Hank welcome cornerback Terence Newman into Studio 66 for a wide-ranging conversation, with subjects including being courted in free agency, Oakland vs. Cincinnati, what Bill Parcells is like, speaking with an English accent and more.
Shek, Rank & Handsome Hank are joined in Studio 66 by Ravens LT Bryant McKinnie, who reacts to the Anquan Boldin and Percy Harvin deals, plus, what it’s like being a Super Bowl champ and favorite dessert items. Rank goes one-on-one with Bills WR Stevie Johnson for a Revis vs. Sherman Gridiron Breakdown. Plus, Black Tie’s latest Black List, with free agency & the Canada vs. Mexico brawl.
Shek, Rank and Around The League scribe/pal Dan Hanzus yap about Joe Flacco’s new deal and what it says about NFL quarterbacks in general. Also, with fans begging LeBron James to bring the dunk contest back to life, the guys propose new NFL skills competitions for Pro Bowl week. Plus, how accurate are people at spelling out sounds that animals make?
Studio 66 overflows with NFL dignitaries as Shek and Rank welcome Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson, who talks about his pride in holding in the top 40 mark at the combine, the Titans’ needs for 2013 and his favorite ice cream flavor. Also joining the podcast is Washington Redskins LB London Fletcher, who talks about the biggest changes he’s seen over his decade and a half in the league, his first meeting with RG3 and what he knows about that city in England with which he shares a name. Plus, Black Tie returns to his producer’s chair and gives his famous shout out.
Rank rejoins Shek and the Dave Dameshek Football Program after a short sabbatical to talk with Handsome Hank and Dan Hanzus about the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The guys also chat about the Academy Awards and propose Oscar-inspired additions to the Land of the Fox. And the debate for ‘Best Invention Ever’ continues while Handsome Hank is still beaming from meeting his newest Miami Dolphins hero Ryan Tannehill.
Shek and an under-the-weather Rank welcome Around The League scribes/podcast stalwarts Marc Sessler and Dan Hanzus along with England’s No. 1 Dolphins fan, Handsome Hank, for a heated debate. Some of the topics discussed included South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney, the scourge of Valentine’s Day, the best jersey for a Baltimore Ravens fan to own, the 2013 NFL playoff seedings, and if Shek should tuck in his button-down shirts.
Dave Dameshek chats with Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo about Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco, stopping San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and more on #DDFP 130. (Associated Press)
Shek & Rank welcome Super Bowl champ Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310) to discuss winning the Lombardi Trophy, what the Ravens did during the blackout, the Niners’ playcalling and Flacco’s strategy to tackle Ted Ginn on the game’s last play. The fellas then talk with draft guru Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) to talk about his upcoming mock draft on NFL.com, where the Chiefs might go with the first pick, Sam Bradford’s future with the Rams and why Peyton Manning might actually be an underdog. Plus, a new Black List with thoughts on Kobe Bryant vs. Dwight Howard and a trampoline-inspired “shout out” from Black Tie (@TundeSMD).
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.